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  Topic: New Zealand
GlassMan

Replies: 5
Views: 2435

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:19 pm   Subject: New Zealand
I spent seven years there. Whakatane is way north of where you will be in Duniden, and it's on the wrong island. I would check in with Helipro becaseu they have stong UK connections. They are the la ...
  Topic: When is a hard landing not a hard landing?
GlassMan

Replies: 20
Views: 4876

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:03 pm   Subject: When is a hard landing not a hard landing?
Generally if the pilot's reaction envolves serveral abusive words then it's hard. Or if the fire bottles go off.

HH
.. or if you discover the right seat is brown after you get out! (OK, left sea ...
  Topic: Aviation by Numbers!
GlassMan

Replies: 543
Views: 142786

PostForum: Helicopter Photography   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:16 am   Subject: #392
The 392nd Bomb Groupwas moved to England in August 1943 and was assigned to the Eighth Air Force at Wendling Air Base in East Anglia.


http://www.b24.net/392nd/index.html
  Topic: Human performance question
GlassMan

Replies: 10
Views: 3778

PostForum: Ground School   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:16 pm   Subject: Human performance question
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various medical references for Hyperventilation includes the 15 symptoms listed below:

Rapid breathing
Shortness of breath
Chest pain
Weakness
D ...
  Topic: R22 sideways flight
GlassMan

Replies: 16
Views: 6251

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:30 pm   Subject: R22 sideways flight
The original question was regarding sideways flight. The discussion following, for the most part, centered on crosswind controlability.

Two different things. Demonstrated crosswind ability relate ...
  Topic: Reacto-lite Sunglasses - do they work in R44?
GlassMan

Replies: 4
Views: 1861

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:14 pm   Subject: Reacto-lite Sunglasses - do they work in R44?
My two pennies worth.

I tried them a few years back, and they worked just fine initially. But over time, and as they aged, it seemed to me that the lenses would not return to a non-tinted state a ...
  Topic: Piston engine Power Checks
GlassMan

Replies: 30
Views: 7473

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:05 pm   Subject: Piston engine Power Checks

I think Glassman was saying put less heat in the carb or only just enough to get away with, rather than just apply full carb heat.
I see his point, if full carb heat reduces engine hp then less sh ...
  Topic: Piston engine Power Checks
GlassMan

Replies: 30
Views: 7473

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:42 pm   Subject: Piston engine Power Checks
The critical altitude is a density altitude, which is a function of altitude and air temperature. However, the density altitude as felt by the engine is also impacted by the carb heat. As carb heat ...
  Topic: Piston engine Power Checks
GlassMan

Replies: 30
Views: 7473

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:51 pm   Subject: Piston engine Power Checks
Gary
This is going to be interesting as MAP gague is the only thing that comes close to measuring how much power the donkey is pulling. ...

On R22s and other non-injected engines, most people r ...
  Topic: Who needs runways
GlassMan

Replies: 15
Views: 5908

PostForum: Anything Goes!   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:24 pm   Subject: Who needs runways
... It was favored over direct join or joining left/right base as you could never be sure (getting an A/G of FISO) that you knew where all the traffic was and the main benefit of O/H join is you main ...
  Topic: Heli - Loggers !!!!!!!!
GlassMan

Replies: 1
Views: 2202

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:27 pm   Subject: Heli - Loggers !!!!!!!!
Not nutters -- just Canadians -- and it's big business with big helicopters. Sea Kings, Vertols, Skycranes and even Chinooks, to name just a few. LONG, long lines and fast turns are just business as ...
  Topic: Priming engine on R44 raven II
GlassMan

Replies: 10
Views: 11393

PostForum: Corporate & VIP   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:57 pm   Subject: Priming engine on R44 raven II
You would think EFI would be much better at starting than Carbd. In any other vehicle fuel injected engines start far far better than a carbd engine.

Autos, and most other surface vehicles don't ha ...
  Topic: Causes of Helicopter Accidents
GlassMan

Replies: 22
Views: 23766

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:02 pm   Subject: Re: Very good initiative.... worth supporting
... such as the continued preponderence of EMS accidents in the US, ....

James

Another one this last weekend. Sadly, most are caused by the same thing. Inadvertent flight into IMC, most ...
  Topic: Dead mans curve
GlassMan

Replies: 10
Views: 3954

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:40 pm   Subject: Dead mans curve
...BTW

BTW: Be sure and read the comments after watching the video. The entries were done under very, very controlled conditions, and were well briefed before hand. They were not a surprise an ...
  Topic: Are PPL (H) dangerous?
GlassMan

Replies: 38
Views: 8551

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:29 pm   Subject: Are PPL (H) dangerous?
Right, got my popcorn, nice comfortable seat, this should be fun to watch...

Twisted Evil

[ROTFLMAO] PRECISELY my first thought.

RFB
 
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