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Archive: April 2018


ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - April 2018

Posted by MarkTyler        0 Comments

There were also a number of notable accidents in the past months. The tour industry took several hits and an EC135 went in the water in Australia. While they all appear to be operations sided, it never hurts to regroup and ensure we are minding our Ps and Qs on the maintenance side. And here is one example that drives it home: http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/lax-maintenance-honolulu-b206/ [Read More...]

Tags: ROTORwrench Scott Skola
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Hey Flight Instructor...Hush!

Posted by RandyRowles        0 Comments

On October 20th, 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published significant additions and alterations to the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Several changes can be found in 14 CFR 61.129 which identifies the aeronautical experience to meet commercial pilot certification requirements. The changes made to the existing regulation were welcome by many within the ab initio helicopter training industry. However, some of the changes to the regulation may have facilitated instructional coddling that’s proving detrimental to our commercial pilot cadre. [Read More...]

Tags: Randy Rowles Rotorcraft Checkride
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Listen and Learn

Posted by RandyMains        2 Comments

In aviation we listen and we hopefully learn. When I arrived in Vietnam, I listened intently to the old guys to try and gain wisdom that would hopefully keep me alive. One bit of advice did save my life after dropping off four recon team members in an LZ that was a 100-foot hover hole in the jungle. [Read More...]

Tags: My Two Cents Worth Randy Mains
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