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  Topic: Heli pilot career change - whats the job market like???
mastercylinder

Replies: 15
Views: 7192

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:43 pm   Subject: Heli pilot career change - whats the job market like???
Ben,

All good replies above. May I make a recommendation (even though I'm an Aussie and, as such, not really the target audience here). If you have spare income and time from your current, well p ...
  Topic: New york heli crash
mastercylinder

Replies: 14
Views: 3540

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:34 am   Subject: New york heli crash
The controller being on the phone had absolutely nothing to do with the collision as the aircraft were outside controlled airspace...this fact was uncovered in the course of the investigation.

Agre ...
  Topic: Nvg
mastercylinder

Replies: 6
Views: 4590

PostForum: EMS, SAR & Law Enforcement   Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:57 am   Subject: Nvg
Why is NVG better than just turning on the spot light , and using visible light ? Dosn't the NVG veiw get washout by lights on the ground of emergency vehicles ?

If you've got a really tight bea ...
  Topic: planning on buying a helicopter
mastercylinder

Replies: 13
Views: 10646

PostForum: Private & Personal Flying   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:38 am   Subject: planning on buying a helicopter
Anthony,

If you are looking at seating 8-10 people, you are really into medium helicopters. Although the A109 Grand can carry 6-7 pax, there is a real issue of payload (pax) vs fuel (endurance). ...
  Topic: Stall turn (tail slide)...or whatever you call it..
mastercylinder

Replies: 22
Views: 10217

PostForum: Flight Dynamics   Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:05 am   Subject: Stall turn (tail slide)...or whatever you call it..
I was told that the 206 featured in that video was (a) brand new at the time of the 'airshow', (b) the 'airshow' pilot was NOT authorised to conduct any such manoeuvre (it was supposed to be a benign ...
  Topic: Lessons in Oz
mastercylinder

Replies: 22
Views: 5576

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:37 am   Subject: Lessons in Oz
Practice, brother. And then, more practice. It'll come...just takes a little time.

Good luck.

MC
  Topic: Qualifications HELP!!!!
mastercylinder

Replies: 5
Views: 1654

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:54 am   Subject: Qualifications HELP!!!!
Nick,

No, I'm afraid that wherever in the world you do your training, your mechanic skills will not entitle you to fly. To get a PPL (private pilot license) you'll need to do a course which will i ...
  Topic: Immersion Suits
mastercylinder

Replies: 31
Views: 6535

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:48 am   Subject: Immersion Suits
I don't cross the channel unless it happens to be the Sydney Harbour channel. On a serious note, when transiting from mainland Australia to Tasmania in the winter, I wear them religiously.

Before ...
  Topic: Overview of the Australian Heli Market
mastercylinder

Replies: 3
Views: 4614

PostForum: Employment   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:11 am   Subject: Overview of the Australian Heli Market
I hate to burst your bubble, but I don't think there IS such a thing as touring for reef tourist flying. Its a good time to be getting into the industry, but its still tough to get in. You are probab ...
  Topic: Gyros Circuit Breaker - Myth or Fact?
mastercylinder

Replies: 17
Views: 16026

PostForum: Instructor Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:20 pm   Subject: Gyros Circuit Breaker - Myth or Fact?
I don't fly robbies, but whatever the flight manual says is the gospel. Checklists SHOULD reflect what the RFM says. Although the engineers don't want to put wear and tear on the gyros (because they ...
  Topic: What Service Are You In
mastercylinder

Replies: 19
Views: 20904

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:03 pm   Subject: What Service Are You In
Been flying Seahawks for most of the last 20 years (USN then RAN), but I just got a gig recently flying the A109E for the Royal Australian Navy.

This photo...delivering the game ball to the Brumbie ...
  Topic: SOP
mastercylinder

Replies: 2
Views: 5281

PostForum: The Bar   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:37 am   Subject: SOP
Ales,

Sorry I can't just send you what I have but I'm thinking my boss would have my arse if I just gave it to you.

For helicopter formation SOP, you obviously need to address the same issues as ...
  Topic: Nvg
mastercylinder

Replies: 6
Views: 4590

PostForum: EMS, SAR & Law Enforcement   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:29 am   Subject: Nvg
Bob,

As far as I'm aware ALL NVG intensify visible light and near infrared. I don't think there are any (at least not available on the open market) which use UV. FLIR is also available and from i ...
  Topic: Does anyone know a site to place jobs?
mastercylinder

Replies: 2
Views: 3325

PostForum: Employment   Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:27 pm   Subject: Does anyone know a site to place jobs?
IF you are looking to reach a wider audience, any of these sites are worth posting to:

Just Helicopters - http://www.justhelicopters.com/
Flight Global - http://www.flightglobal.com
Vertical Refe ...
  Topic: Static Rollover?
mastercylinder

Replies: 8
Views: 4029

PostForum: Essential Reading, Viewing & Browsing   Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:07 am   Subject: Static Rollover?
Little more info to shed some light on whats happening there.

In the seahawk world the aircraft is held on deck not only by chains (when stationary on deck) but by a securing device under the aircr ...
 
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