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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm not an instructor, but I nearly tried to kill us both by going a bit too close to a VOR when departing the airfield. If we'd had a nasty crosswind it could've been curtains. After a fairly mild telling off I've resolved to aim a bit further to the right next time.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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P.S. although... there was a funny instance where he gave a JetRanger a blowjob! That was highly entertaining Laughing


He's not from Blackburn is he? Or is there more than one person who has done that ... Question
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, he's not (as far as I know!). It had been left outside and was full of water, which for some reason wasn't draining out in the normal fashion. He lay down underneath the aircraft, gave it a good suck and 'lo and behold he was instantaneously sprayed with vast amounts of water... which was highly amusing! Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he was from Blackburn, you would have known!

This was the story about Blackburn Man who wasn't getting proper readings from his instruments.

"I know" he said "there are probably flies blocking the pitot tube. I know how to sort that"

So he blew up the pitot tube - forgetting that he had had pitot heat on. He had very burnt lips!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I hadn't just read this thread before bedtime - I'm going to have nightmares! Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe, just maybe some of the above incidents could have been prevented by giving a more thorough pre-flight briefing. What's known in the classroom maybe unknown in the air, but what's unknown in the classroom is always unknown in the air.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, if for no other reason than to deny Portland the last word, here we go.
I've learned from experience that it's not a good idea to teach EOL's in the hover after having just done a session on auto's. The stude, on hearing the magic words "practice EOL 3 2 1 go", tends to instinctively start to lower the lever. I've always been ready for it so far but have decided it's not worth the hassel so have separated the two techniques in recent times.
Never really thought about there being a problem the other way around until recently. After a good session on EOL's in the hover/taxi decided to show the stude that, at the end of an auto', the aim is to end up in an EOL from the hover, ie A/C level with no drift and as little forward movement as possible. Stude was going to do the auto' entry and Captain Fantastic was going to take over at 300 feet. What could possibly go wrong? Round the circuit we went and got set up. " practice EOL 3, 2, 1, go" after which a perfect auto' entry. Or so I thought until distracted by the low rrpm horn. Stude had got everything right, but after an hour or so of 'not putting the leaver down', had neglected to do so on auto' entry. WOW. RRPM drops pretty quickly, doesn't it! Lowered the lever to maintain the RRPM which was now at 80 %!!! A good flare brought it back up to 104% from where we continued to achieve the desired result. However, lesson learned, mixing EOL's from auto's with EOL's from the hover is almost as dangerous as mixing cross-ply's and radials.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After last nights safety evening that sends shivers down my spine.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were there last night?? You didn't come and say hello - I don't think...

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Yes I was there but didn't get round to everyone no. I might have spoken to you but wouldn't know unless you introduced yourself as PilotWolf Smile
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Or the wolf T-shirt may have given me away! Smile

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That or the howling Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEY SFA.

Dont be giving out, your student just keeping you on your toes, way better than double expresso to wake you up in the morning Twisted Evil

you flying in irelands smallest cct? dodging vor's,low level c170s,rivers,trees and computer factories etc? if so, you get used to hearing atc tell you "cleared entry, yadda yadda, oh and there are 5 more aircraft inbound,maintain visual seperation. (end up lookin like noddin dog on car rear window). Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flingingwings wrote:
That or the howling Laughing


No, there wasn't a full moon!

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