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  Topic: FAA Approved 141 External Load Course
bossman

Replies: 1
Views: 1557

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:55 am   Subject: split off
After great response to the long line course, we've decided to split off a fire fighting only course. It will be half the length and about half the cost of the full blown course. It will include the I ...
  Topic: FAA Approved 141 External Load Course
bossman

Replies: 1
Views: 1557

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:45 am   Subject: FAA Approved 141 External Load Course
Just received our certificate for a FAA Approved 141 External Load Course, using a restricted category aircraft. This is the first of it's kind to offer real loads in a medium helicopter. We will be u ...
  Topic: Direct Turbine Route
bossman

Replies: 21
Views: 8819

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:44 am   Subject: Wrong?????????
[quote="Hughes500"]Bossman

I am afraid for the average pilot to teach on a high performance machine is wrong. Yes for the top 10% with the proper supervision no problem, but for jo average you invi ...
  Topic: Direct Turbine Route
bossman

Replies: 21
Views: 8819

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:17 am   Subject: Direct Turbine Route
Bossman

If you read my e mail the implication is that starting in a turbine is mad unless you can get one cheap enough ie an Alouette. There are distinct dissadvantages to a turbine eg throttle man ...
  Topic: Direct Turbine Route
bossman

Replies: 21
Views: 8819

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:47 pm   Subject: turbine
Again I do not agree with 500. All of our students prefer the turbine and find it to be less of a handfull. They are very content to fly the turbine verses the 300C. The 300C has just about as good a ...
  Topic: Direct Turbine Route
bossman

Replies: 21
Views: 8819

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:21 pm   Subject: Turbine in USA
First of all, 500 is totally wrong. I have students that train from scratch in the Alouette's and can step straight into a 300c with little problem. I have no experience with the 22. As with every hel ...
  Topic: A Better Standard of Posting Needed - Please Read
bossman

Replies: 6
Views: 1938

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:21 am   Subject: The Queen's English
This topic is close to my heart. Here in the mountains of West Virginia we have been subjected to a good jolt of "The Queen's English". My British flight instructor has been trying to correct our hill ...
  Topic: Strange industry this....or is it?
bossman

Replies: 6
Views: 1744

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:14 am   Subject: In the good old USA
There would be no discussion as to whether or not it was safe or legal to land at the local bar or eating establishment. The discussion would be as to what you had to eat or drink or what the waitress ...
  Topic: Any Given Saturday
bossman

Replies: 3
Views: 1671

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:04 am   Subject: Great video
Kiko,
Great video. Looks like everyone had fun. A man after my own heart.
bossman
  Topic: Fixed wing training for helicopters?
bossman

Replies: 3
Views: 2312

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:15 am   Subject: Fixed wing to heli
In the USA you can apply 20 hours to the PPL helicopter from your fixed wing training. The cross country time from fixed wing will also apply to your commercial license. Helicopter add-ons to a fixed ...
  Topic: Pipeline patrol
bossman

Replies: 0
Views: 2974

PostForum: Offshore, Onshore & Utility   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:02 am   Subject: Pipeline patrol
We are embarking upon a new era in gas pipeline leak detection. We have just finished testing and proving a new sniffer mounted in a helicopter. This unit can detect a leak no bigger than a pencil lea ...
  Topic: college?
bossman

Replies: 5
Views: 3531

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:20 am   Subject: School
Utah Valley State College has a good aviation program. They will do fixed wing or helicopter. This allows you to apply for all the traditional loans and grants. You can do your courses via the interne ...
  Topic: Training in the USA May Change Drastically.
bossman

Replies: 8
Views: 5130

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:08 am   Subject: J1
You guys need to forget that J1 stuff and find you a nice American citizen to marry.
  Topic: Learning in Hughes 500 (369E)
bossman

Replies: 46
Views: 14294

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:20 am   Subject: Learning in Hughes 500 (369E)
[quote="Hughes500"]Friend of mine has the 520N, in turbulence it pitches and yaws alot more than a normal tail rotor. I have down in Dunkeswell/ Exeter the choice of 2 x E models and 1 x D model The 5 ...
  Topic: Gaining PPL (H) in America
bossman

Replies: 10
Views: 5041

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:19 am   Subject: Gaining PPL (H) in America
[quote="gaijin6423"]As far as radio work is concerned, it really depends on where you fly. There are large chunks of insanely busy airspace in the US, and even they can vary depending on the time of ...
 
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