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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Robinson says below 80% is non-recoverable, I count myself a lucky boy, with 8 lives left.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like exactly the same examiner that did my PPL skills test. That is one story for later on... right now I've got a pizza waiting for me. Don't you love the pilot diet!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pilot diet... well tonight was homemade nachos and pizza, and a bag of M&M's for desert, and two beers. I had to have the two beers because I need the bottles for my homebrew.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Examiners can try and kill you too...

PPL Skills Test way back when... I was asked to go and start up the aircraft (alone!) and that the examiner would meet me out there. 15 minutes later I was still turning and burning outside (at 4 a minute!). Finally he emerges. After the shortest navex in the history of forever I turned onto a new heading and got slightly close to the cloud base. Examiner yells "if you go into cloud you will die" immediately followed by "here, let me show you - I have control" Yikes!

Being under test with little over 45 hours, and slightly shocked by this, I didn't have the courage to speak out and state that we really shouldn't be IMC (something I regret - I should have stood up to him). I was even more shocked when I heard him come out with "you have control". Apparently he hadn't brought the foggles.

A little while later (8,000' to be precice Yikes!) we popped out of the top. I don't recall exactly where we were but we MUST have been in controlled airspace at that altitude yet we weren't talking to anybody. Fantastic I thought, thanking the lord I was currently still alive, but one problem, we have to get down again. The next thing I heard was "practice autorotation go".

Having very little experience at that time I didn't appreciate the implications of all this, but now it makes me shudder - I dare say we could have experienced serious icing, not to mention what could have been lurking in the clouds. Coming back out the cloud base could have lowered or we could have been over high ground. I really don't want to believe this happened but I'm sure glad I lived to tell the tale.

Irresponsible and negligent if you ask me. Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, I'm lucky to be alive after that "experience" Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<Devil mode on> I'm glad I learnt and took my exams in the USA Smile <devil mode off>

And before anyone mentions the blue skies and good weather - I missed most of it!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhirlyGirl wrote:
Examiners can try and kill you too...

Examiner yells "if you go into cloud you will die" immediately followed by "here, let me show you - I have control" Yikes!

The next thing I heard was "practice autorotation go".


Capt Day by chance? Hehe...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, course not... somebody else. I'm not naming names but I'm guessing anyone who's flown with him will know who I'm talking about. Just thought I'd share the story, for the collection!

I should probably have had counselling after that! Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK...so there are least two of these maniacs out there!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's now clear who it was... and it's not the worst I've heard regarding said person...

HH

PS, please do not take what I said about Day seriousley, I just remeber my PPL LST with himm, sure was fun!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea wouldn't you have hated to be his CPL student at helicentre....

"Your lucky your not flying with me, im due an engine failure anytime now..."


Not but 3 weeks later and an engine failure. thats mental.

I want to hear more stories of the crazed examiner who tried to kill WG hehe.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WindSwept wrote:
I want to hear more stories of the crazed examiner who tried to kill WG hehe.


You don't, trust me. Evil or Very Mad

Sarah

P.S. although... there was a funny instance where he gave a JetRanger a blowjob! That was highly entertaining Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I know the examiner you guys are all on about!!!

I remember in a type rating test, he got out his penknife and started to try and force a splinter or somthing out of his finger, included getting blood all over the helicopter and was slightly distracting as I was battleing to land the thing with no hydraulics!!

Also love that he wanted to do the radios for the whole test without knowing the callsign!! Initial call went "Im a blue helicopter requesting taxi".

Gave me some things to laugh about on the way home!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only had one this year. One of my best students ( could have done skills test at 35 hours) doing his first lpc since becoming a ppl.
We are doing an engine off to the ground in a 300. Very nice entry into auto at 500 ft, turn 90 degrees into the wind, wings level by about 250 ft, speed good, examiner very very relaxed, dont even have hands and feet on !
At 50 ft hands and feet on, 30 ft big flare ( only about 5 kts of wind), nice check with the lever, level the ship at about 10 ft with about 10 kts fwd speed ( at this point really impressed with student!!!!)
As ship comes down student pulls lever and then puts in almost full left pedal Shocked
Only auto I have done where I have managed to bounce the ac about 5 ft sideways Shocked with no fwd speed just going sideways.Get out to check ac and underpants ok. A small but polite debrief and we go and try again, you 'll never guess what happens again ! This time manage to to stop the application of full left pedal, which is quickly followed by a smack to pilots head ( he is wearing a helmet before i put anyone off)
Well 3 rd time was lucky a perfect eol, followed by a trip to the bar with examinee paying
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