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Feb
23
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - February 2015

Posted by ScottSkola        1 Comments
ScottSkola

This month we have two tips passed on by a couple of “old” guys. Also had a question if it mattered on model of helicopter. Nope. Any tip, on any helicopter, or engine, or component, or support item, or whatever helicopter related, will gladly be accepted for posting. From the Sikorsky R-4 to AW189. Nothing’s too old or too new. As you see below we have a tip on a Lama. [Read More...]



Tags: Airbus Maintenance Helicopter Maintenance Helicopter Mechanics Scott Skola Sikorsky Maintenance
Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Feb
23
2015

Sliding To A Standard - The Running/Roll-On Landing

Posted by RandyRowles        0 Comments
RandyRowles

Within the FAA’s practical test standard (PTS) for helicopters, the proficiency requirements to successfully demonstrate a running/roll-on landing are identified. They are seemingly simple: establish and maintain: a shallow approach angle, a proper rate of closure, and proper flight control technique after surface contact. The PTS wants us to talk about surface texture, height/velocity diagram, and factors affecting performance data, all really good topics. However, I’ve found a question that few applicants can answer: Why are we here? [Read More...]



Tags: Helicopter Landings Helicopter Procedures Helicopter Safety Helicopter Training Randy Rowles
Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Jan
21
2015

The Road of Light

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        2 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

 Audio Version available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCO5R4RaOSc&feature=youtu.be I went to a [Read More...]



Tags: Francis Meyrick
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



Jan
21
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - January 2015

Posted by ScottSkola        0 Comments
ScottSkola

Well, here’s the inaugural maintenance tip posting. I’ll start with one post per month from here out [Read More...]



Tags: Scott Skola Maintenance January 2015
Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Jan
21
2015

Critical Reactions: When The Anti-Torque Stops Working

Posted by RandyRowles        1 Comments
RandyRowles

In last October’s issue, we discussed time-critical reaction requirements during an unanticipated [Read More...]



Tags: Randy Rowles January 2015
Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Jan
21
2015

For the Love of Flying

Posted by RandyMains        2 Comments
RandyMains

By the time I was four years old I knew I was going to be a pilot, and that was that—period. At four [Read More...]



Tags: Randy Mains January 2015
Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth



Dec
07
2014

Unpopular Decisions

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        3 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

       It is impossible to please everybody all the time, and sometimes it is impossible to please [Read More...]



Tags: Francis Meyrick Moggy
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



Dec
05
2014

Hey, can you give me a ride after lunch, asked the mechanic?

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        0 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

“Hey, can you give me a ride after lunch?”, asked the mechanic.“Sure”, I said.  With maybe a hint of [Read More...]



Tags: Franis Meyrick Moggy
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



Dec
05
2014

Helicopter Maintenance Tips

Posted by ScottSkola        0 Comments
ScottSkola

Knowledge. It’s the foundation for all tasks--especially helicopter maintenance. When I started in [Read More...]



Tags: ROTORwrench Scott Skola
Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Dec
04
2014

Hey Francis! All that stuff you used to TEACH? Err…. Do YOU know it? (1)

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        4 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

I taught Fixed Wing, Helicopters, Instrument, Night, Aerobatics and Tail Draggers (the aeroplane [Read More...]



Tags: Francis Meyrick Moggy
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings


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