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  Topic: Bell 47
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Replies: 22
Views: 20347

PostForum: Announcements & Comments   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:07 pm   Subject: Bell
Ah...the Bell 47. What a wonderful machine to fly. It has a fantastic and long service history having been the first civilian helicopter to be certified in 1946, and used by the military. Well over ...
  Topic: Rotors running passenger change over
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PostForum: Private & Personal Flying   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:10 pm   Subject: Changeover
paddywak,

You accomplishment is great! Greater is you have shared your love of heli flight with your own children who will treasure the memory for a lifetime.

It is a wonderful experience when ...
  Topic: Completely random...
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Replies: 9
Views: 8686

PostForum: Announcements & Comments   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:06 pm   Subject: Pleasures
PW,

Well, to be honest, getting up each day does it for me!

Regards,
AB
  Topic: Have you heard your instructor talk about this? (loose hand)
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Replies: 26
Views: 12628

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:24 pm   Subject: Grip

Afterburner: So the point of holding it like that is still to keep it steady during potential turbulence, right?
That is the only time that I hold it with a more secure grip. Most of my flying i ...
  Topic: Have you heard your instructor talk about this? (loose hand)
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Replies: 26
Views: 12628

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:13 pm   Subject: Re: Grip
="ifresh21...........THAT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT HE TOLD ME!! Except he didn't go into that much detail with the fingers.
Maybe he should have explained it a bit more for you to understand how easy it i ...
  Topic: Your thoughts wanted
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Replies: 6
Views: 6864

PostForum: Instructor Forum   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: Your thoughts wanted
.....................do you think that taking this approach can be damaging in the long term, to the already slow progress of the student ?

You must consider your goal. If you simply want to get s ...
  Topic: Have you heard your instructor talk about this? (loose hand)
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Replies: 26
Views: 12628

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:29 pm   Subject: Grip
The Robinson is a bit peculiar since it has a T-bar, and inherently causes a student to grip too tight. Complicating matters, is the Robie's quick reaction to stick inputs unlike other smaller traine ...
  Topic: How many of you also hold a Fixed Wing Licence?
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PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:19 pm   Subject: Fixed Wing or Hleicopter
H followed the same path as Ascend Charlie..

Even now, I find more work flying fixed wing than rotorcraft.

I don't think it makes a difference which way you go: fixed to rotor, or rotor to fixed ...
  Topic: Aviation and ethics
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Replies: 2
Views: 1801

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:13 pm   Subject: Pilot Shortage
What you are not considering is where the pilots are going.
The number of pilots has increased but is still not enough to fill the vacancies.

Their are few career instructiors and thus the CFIs st ...
  Topic: That 'old' helmet debate.
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PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:07 pm   Subject: Helmet
I do not wear one either. In the military, it was standard equipment and provides not only head protection, but ear protection as well. Hours around loud engines takes its toll on the hearing.

Ho ...
  Topic: If you could recommend one book..........
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PostForum: Instructor Forum   Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:52 pm   Subject: The one book.....
Well, although I found Wag,'s book very interesting and thorough, it is a bit on the technical side.

I think you might like the FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook.........especially since it is free to ...
  Topic: Logbook detail
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Replies: 10
Views: 4767

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:25 pm   Subject: Logbook
My logbooks (8 so far) are full of photos - interesting places, tasks done, famous people carried and so on. Adds a lot of enjoyment to going back over the last 42 years of aviation.
I will have to a ...
  Topic: Why are Flight Instructor rates so low?
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Replies: 15
Views: 8561

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:18 pm   Subject: Hour Building
So why would anyone want to become a FI in these hard times when it costs so much to earn so little?

You get paid to play with a helicopter and build up hours without having to pay for them.

Tha ...
  Topic: Three Crashes Within an Hour (Western Palm Beach County)
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Replies: 1
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PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:54 pm   Subject: Crashes
Wow...

I fly a lot out of Palm Beach County in West Palm nearby.

The first crash has LTE written all over it, and the other two sound like pilot fatigue was a major player.

We know that night ...
  Topic: Logbook detail
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Replies: 10
Views: 4767

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:20 pm   Subject: Logbook
There are certain entries that must be made in a logbook according to regulation, so start there.
In the US, most entries will contain aircraft identification, make and model, "from/to" etc.

The m ...
 
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