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  Topic: Helicopter crash
northernhero

Replies: 12
Views: 11956

PostForum: Announcements & Comments   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:57 pm   Subject: Helicopter crash
absolute tragedy!

steve was a lovelly man and a great instructor.

he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and the industry as a whole as we needed more like steve

i flew with steve ...
  Topic: Water landings
northernhero

Replies: 8
Views: 6028

PostForum: Private & Personal Flying   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:06 pm   Subject: Water landings
any new robbie can be had with the extra corrosion proofing. indeed it is positively encouraged as as well as costing more the new water based paints are not as good at corrosion resistance - take a l ...
  Topic: Water landings
northernhero

Replies: 8
Views: 6028

PostForum: Private & Personal Flying   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:31 pm   Subject: Water landings
the fixed floats on robbies are utility floats ie for the use of landing/taling off on water, only the 'pop out type floats are for emergancy use.

the heli spins about 2 1/2 times through 360 degre ...
  Topic: Do you wear a helmet when you instruct?
northernhero

Replies: 52
Views: 31630

PostForum: Instructor Forum   Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:46 pm   Subject: Do you wear a helmet when you instruct?
i know an instructor who used to wear a helmet, he was a BIG guy (tall and round) and to be honest him in an r22 wearing a helmet with a student really didnt fit. a couple of students mentioned they w ...
  Topic: R44 Datcon / Charging Question
northernhero

Replies: 5
Views: 2265

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:51 am   Subject: R44 Datcon / Charging Question
depends on tow as to how low lever is in auto, use a stopwatch on startup then do a load of autos, take off and landings etc - you will be surprised at the difference. all schools do things differentl ...
  Topic: Princess Anne in Helicopter Scare
northernhero

Replies: 6
Views: 2627

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:13 am   Subject: Princess Anne in Helicopter Scare
not really, be gentle with lever a bit of a waggle to unstick wheels (or indeed skids) and gently peel it out of the ground
  Topic: Princess Anne in Helicopter Scare
northernhero

Replies: 6
Views: 2627

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:44 am   Subject: Princess Anne in Helicopter Scare
as they do, over 5 tons of heli on 3 little contact points,

109s (less than 3 tons) generally sink to thier axle/brake calipers on anything other than bone dry hard surfaces so a 76 sure will
  Topic: Type Rating whilst training?
northernhero

Replies: 8
Views: 2990

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:11 pm   Subject: Type Rating whilst training?
ALL solo time and at least 25 hrs of dual must be done on the type you take your test in. you can do a 'type rating ' as part of your ppl as long as you comply with the above and also complete the rat ...
  Topic: Contact Lenses
northernhero

Replies: 31
Views: 12378

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:29 pm   Subject: Contact Lenses
oh yes, been speaking to simon today , weel done on passing the cpl test (yes off topic - so shoot me Laughing )
  Topic: Contact Lenses
northernhero

Replies: 31
Views: 12378

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:49 pm   Subject: Contact Lenses
i believe you are correct. as far as i know (cue get out clause!) after the issue of a medical as long as your corrected vision is a pass you are ok.
  Topic: Contact Lenses
northernhero

Replies: 31
Views: 12378

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:43 pm   Subject: Contact Lenses
there is definately a limit for a class 1 medical pre corrected vision. a chap on my instructor course (mmmmmmmmmmmmany years ago Crying or Very sad ) did his ppl , all hour building etc went on course THEN went ...
  Topic: Contact Lenses
northernhero

Replies: 31
Views: 12378

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:23 pm   Subject: Contact Lenses
ff says "My CAA AME suggested I carried my back-up specs with me when flying. " - read your medical , a vdl limitation (must wear corrective lenses) states a second pair must be avaliable when flying, ...
  Topic: Contact Lenses
northernhero

Replies: 31
Views: 12378

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:09 pm   Subject: Contact Lenses
contacts are fine, again check with your ame for your personal circumstances. medical states corrective LENSES must be worn, also bear in mind you still need to carry a spare pair of glasses as i thin ...
  Topic: Contact Lenses
northernhero

Replies: 31
Views: 12378

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:15 pm   Subject: Contact Lenses
or rather you can still fly with laser correction AS LONG AS;

you were short not long sited pre op

you are 12 months+ post surgery and have had a full eye examination from your ame chacking espe ...
  Topic: Helicopter Charter
northernhero

Replies: 6
Views: 2125

PostForum: Anything Goes!   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:31 am   Subject: Helicopter Charter
no worries, hope it didnt sound to harsh, had had a bad day!
i s'pose i just assumed everyone on here did something with helis!

like to think people go into stuff with eyes open and dont get too s ...
 
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