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  Topic: Priming engine on R44 raven II
BladeRunner

Replies: 10
Views: 11942

PostForum: Corporate & VIP   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:51 pm   Subject: Priming engine on R44 raven II
Just my tuppence worth....

A gotcha on the Raven II is for people to release the starter button before the engine catches, realise it's not caught and then press the starter button again straight a ...
  Topic: where to do cpl(h) ground school????
BladeRunner

Replies: 4
Views: 1599

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:42 pm   Subject: where to do cpl(h) ground school????
I recommend Phil Croucher whole heartedly too at CAPT based at high wycombe. Very friendly, relaxed and extremely knowledgable chap indeed.
  Topic: London Helicopter Centres / EBG Helicopters?
BladeRunner

Replies: 10
Views: 4104

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:17 pm   Subject: London Helicopter Centres / EBG Helicopters?
How good are Helicopter Services? Don't know them at all I'm afraid.
  Topic: Hovering height
BladeRunner

Replies: 13
Views: 3458

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:32 pm   Subject: Hovering height
naughty student Laughing
  Topic: R44 or R22?
BladeRunner

Replies: 14
Views: 8497

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:30 pm   Subject: R44 or R22?
Another reason to fly 44 within a ppl for anyone interested. Most outfits will only sfh you a 44 with a minimum of 15 hours on type (including conversion and skills test). So even though a rating is ...
  Topic: Hovering height
BladeRunner

Replies: 13
Views: 3458

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:22 pm   Subject: Hovering height
Yep, high enough so to eliminate the risk of inadvertently catching a skid, but low enough to be able to do something with it in the event of an engine failure. A happy medium between those two will ...
  Topic: Logans Run
BladeRunner

Replies: 367
Views: 50309

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:43 pm   Subject: Logans Run
they're your brakes
  Topic: what countries are under the CAA???
BladeRunner

Replies: 7
Views: 1657

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:11 pm   Subject: what countries are under the CAA???
CAA for UK, JAA for European member states
  Topic: GPS
BladeRunner

Replies: 37
Views: 7507

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:05 pm   Subject: GPS
Garmin 296: Had it for years and has never let me down or kicked out. What I have found with two Bendix in the past is there are certain 'Black Spots' due to terrain, signal etc, but the 296 has nev ...
  Topic: New employment needed
BladeRunner

Replies: 1
Views: 2559

PostForum: Employment   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:56 pm   Subject: New employment needed
Not heard of many employing at the moment over here. When/if they do, they will want JAA license/IR/Twin rating. Your hours and turbine time should work in your favour once you have the above. Good ...
  Topic: Nomex clothing and helmets?
BladeRunner

Replies: 39
Views: 16768

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:27 pm   Subject: Nomex clothing and helmets?
The problem with being a C.P.L./F.I. etc and wearing a helmet is it gives your customers/students the wrong impression.
  Topic: Should I take the plunge?
BladeRunner

Replies: 67
Views: 17128

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:08 pm   Subject: Should I take the plunge?
Once you pass, most schools will have something like a 28 day rule for currency which is dictated by the insurance companies. Even though 2Hrs plus LPC is the legal minimum, you will struggle to self ...
  Topic: Should I take the plunge?
BladeRunner

Replies: 67
Views: 17128

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:00 pm   Subject: Should I take the plunge?
Jen has made a very valid point. Getting your license is one thing, remaining current, proficient and safe is another. For a lot of people getting the ticket is a big tick in the box - a challenge a ...
  Topic: Should I take the plunge?
BladeRunner

Replies: 67
Views: 17128

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:47 pm   Subject: Should I take the plunge?
The best thing you will ever do with 15K. Providing that amount of money isn't going to affect your lifestyle too much, dive in. Any pointers, only too happy to help.

BR
  Topic: choosing where to learn
BladeRunner

Replies: 12
Views: 4776

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:13 pm   Subject: choosing where to learn
Very true, it all boils down to the quality of training in the first place, which sadly varies an awful lot whether in U.S. or U.K. All we can do is our best to make students as competent as possibl ...
 
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