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  Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
whirlygig

Replies: 20
Views: 5736

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:18 pm   Subject: What did you get for Christmas?
http://www.mojavebooks.com/pages/1/index.htm

Mojave Books / HeloBooks are the publishers. Follow the links to the bookstore. If you haven't already got them, I would also recommend Shawn Coyle's bo ...
  Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
whirlygig

Replies: 20
Views: 5736

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:49 pm   Subject: What did you get for Christmas?
My mother, bless her, after an idle comment I made one day, tracked down the new, reprinted, one-volume set of Ray Prouty's Helicopter Aerodynamics.

Well worth getting!

Cheers

Whirls
  Topic: What can you not do with a CPL(H)?
whirlygig

Replies: 23
Views: 10789

PostForum: Corporate & VIP   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:07 am   Subject: What can you not do with a CPL(H)?
Hi Whirlygirl,

I enrolled with Atlantic Flight Training a couple of weeks ago and have just starting the studying in earnest! General Navigation seems to be a giant leap from PPL but everything els ...
  Topic: What can you not do with a CPL(H)?
whirlygig

Replies: 23
Views: 10789

PostForum: Corporate & VIP   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:36 am   Subject: What can you not do with a CPL(H)?
For what it's worth, I have finally decided to go for the 9 CPL(H) exams rather than 13 ATPL(H) - and it is 13!

I don't think I'll get an Instrument Rating within three years so, when I do go for t ...
  Topic: Musical Prowess!!!
whirlygig

Replies: 3
Views: 2456

PostForum: Anything Goes!   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:40 pm   Subject: Musical Prowess!!!
...hmmm. where do I start...

Clarinet
Recorder - and it IS a proper instrument
English concertina
Guitar
Four string banjo
Five string banjo - badly
Mandolin

Flute - badly
Violin - ha ha, ...
  Topic: The London Air Show 8th-10th April
whirlygig

Replies: 15
Views: 5871

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:18 pm   Subject: The London Air Show 8th-10th April
what a load of crap the show was this year
... can I infer from that that you went last year?

I have to admit that if it wasn't for the fact that I can get free tickets, I wouldn't waste the train ...
  Topic: Type Rating
whirlygig

Replies: 19
Views: 7951

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:43 pm   Subject: Type Rating
If you are going for another type rating, you cannot fly another type during that time. If you do, you are supposed to undergo some retraining - in other words it will take longer than the five hours. ...
  Topic: Headsets
whirlygig

Replies: 10
Views: 5257

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:18 pm   Subject: Headsets
If the headsets are making your ears sore, then the gels probably need replacing. Mention it to your school; it's a fairly simple job to do.

Cheers

Whirlygig
  Topic: R22 crash Wellesbourne
whirlygig

Replies: 18
Views: 16533

PostForum: Flight Safety   Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:48 am   Subject: R22 crash Wellesbourne
Latest from the BBC
Man killed in helicopter accident
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A man has died in a helicopter crash near Stratford-on-Avon.
Warwickshire Police say the two-person hel ...
  Topic: R22 crash Wellesbourne
whirlygig

Replies: 18
Views: 16533

PostForum: Flight Safety   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:21 pm   Subject: R22 crash Wellesbourne
As I mentioned to Whirlygirl earlier, I flew in to Wellesbourne today for refuelling a Jet Ranger. Just as we were about to depart, an R22 (G-TGRR) departed just before us. I commented that it must be ...
  Topic: Oh Sh*T !
whirlygig

Replies: 22
Views: 10036

PostForum: Flight Dynamics   Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:00 pm   Subject: Syllabi
Not sure whether collective jam or tail rotor failure are part of any syllabus but I'll find out.

My instructor was quite conscientious like that and I was made to do tail rotor failure several sim ...
  Topic: Oh Sh*T !
whirlygig

Replies: 22
Views: 10036

PostForum: Flight Dynamics   Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:06 pm   Subject: Oh Sh*T !
My instructor simulated this as part of PPL (not in the syllabus I know but he liked doing this sort of thing!!). He kept his hand on the collective so it wouldn't move and he wanted to see of I could ...
  Topic: LH/RH P1 seat
whirlygig

Replies: 63
Views: 26352

PostForum: Flight Dynamics   Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:57 pm   Subject: Hughes 269 / Schweizer 300
The reason that P1 is LH on the H269 is because Hughes said, that only poofs and perverts sit on the right. A reference to fixed wing P1 being on the left.

The new 300CBi is RH though.

Cheers
...
  Topic: Yay!!!
whirlygig

Replies: 9
Views: 4187

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:51 pm   Subject: Yay!!!
Yes, it really does take two months to get it.

When I received mine, it came in a jiffy bag with my log book. All there was were some printed bits of paper; it was quite a while before someone told ...
  Topic: These avatar chaps
whirlygig

Replies: 6
Views: 3514

PostForum: Announcements & Comments   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:30 pm   Subject: These avatar chaps
We-hey - I got one, I got one - as if by magic

Thanks WG

Cheers

W
 
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