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  Topic: Stress
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 58
Views: 11384

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:43 pm   Subject: Stress
FF, the "virtuous circle" is like tuning a piano. Tune more and it gets better if you are an expert piano tuner.

If you are tuning a piano and are actually a bricklayer, then this is the "vicious ...
  Topic: Air Law exam (UK)
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 13
Views: 3524

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:39 pm   Subject: Air Law exam (UK)
It is an issue for airline pilots.
  Topic: Instrument Rating Bristow norwich
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 14
Views: 3378

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:16 pm   Subject: Instrument Rating Bristow norwich
The whole 206 front vision is blanked out (incl the down view glass). We used to hover taxi to the strat point on the runway then the instr/ examiner moved the screen into place for the takeoff and f ...
  Topic: Immersion Suits
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 31
Views: 6480

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:50 pm   Subject: Immersion Suits
Life jacket always when over water.

Water is very cold (even in summer). I had to recover two people from stage II hypothermia in Scotland in the summer, and the air temp was loverly and warm (the ...
  Topic: Marriage Proposal!
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 15
Views: 4209

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:23 pm   Subject: Marriage Proposal!
It is a function of the audio box in a given machine rather than a heli type.

Generally "Pilot" means you live in a nice quiet world, can hear radio/ can't hear pax yattering away of the other fron ...
  Topic: Business Park Threatens WSM Helicopter Museum
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 7
Views: 1993

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:03 pm   Subject: Business Park Threatens WSM Helicopter Museum
or indeed as Chaucer's Pardener observed in his habitual "Radix Malorum est Cupiditas".

The main reason for the airport building boom is Mester Prescott and his Brownfield policy, which favours pre ...
  Topic: Heli-Friendly Hotels Northern UK
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 18
Views: 4902

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:57 pm   Subject: Heli-Friendly Hotels Northern UK
suggest combination of Heli Sitefinder + website for Best Loved Hotels as a good combination with easy to spot maps for locations.
  Topic: Cockpit Checks R22
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 22
Views: 5459

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:13 pm   Subject: Cockpit Checks R22
355 and other roof mounted FCLs (same on the S61) dont make uncommanded movements but R22 throttles have been known to and the collective certainly can in mod to hi winds.
  Topic: Cockpit Checks R22
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 22
Views: 5459

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:30 pm   Subject: Cockpit Checks R22
As long as the RPM is still in below governed range then LH on collective as this is the thing that could cause much troublo if it moves.

After this, once in governed range there are checks and act ...
  Topic: R44 Datcon / Charging Question
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 5
Views: 2119

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:10 pm   Subject: R44 Datcon / Charging Question
Most schools will work off DATCON time and price accordingly. In a PPL or CPL course some of the time will be spent in autos/ some flying/ some on the ground burning & turning etc.

Why make it ...
  Topic: R66?
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 17
Views: 5961

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:18 am   Subject: R66?
The skid frame is well back compared to a 44. The front spat is right under the front doors and these are under the rear.
  Topic: R66?
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 17
Views: 5961

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:03 am   Subject: R66?
That jet pipe is going to melt the tail tone. The piston output does enough discolouration and the RR engine one is 20 X hotter.
  Topic: R22 instrument panel photo
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 5
Views: 4354

PostForum: Helicopter Photography   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:07 am   Subject: R22 instrument panel photo
There is a gient poster you can buy from the pilot shops that has this on + the other parts of the instrument & controls area so you can do touch drills from the comfort of a chair.

As both 22 ...
  Topic: CRM Course
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 27
Views: 6557

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:00 pm   Subject: CRM Course
Complete an Approved Multi-Crew

Co-operation Course.
Completion of this course is only required by
CPL(H)/IR holders who have not graduated
from an ATPL(H) Integrated course but who
wish to o ...
  Topic: The 200 Hour Roadblock
helicopter-redeye

Replies: 10
Views: 3972

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:33 pm   Subject: The 200 Hour Roadblock
The principal roadblock is 500hrs as there is a JAR limit on the type of commercial flying that may occur before that time (think goat attached to short tie rope...)

1000hrs is an artificial number ...
 
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