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#21 Velocity173

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 15:05


Take a look at the thread-

If the "divested MILPERs" (that's even colder than being declared redundant or just layed off) decide to continue to fly professionally, there is going to be some stiff competition for vacancies.

Yeah I was just thinking about that today. We're gonna have a bunch of people in the 58 community competing for jobs soon. 2,000 TT and single engine 58s all their lives and I'd say they'll be pretty competitive for the EMS SE VFR slots.

#22 Flying Pig

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 15:20

So graduating with your CFI and going right into EMS should really help out those Upper Limit students

Edited by Flying Pig, 28 May 2014 - 15:21.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 16:04

So graduating with your CFI and going right into EMS should really help out those Upper Limit students


Only if they have the much sought after 206 NVG qual. They're guaranteed a job in EMS then.
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Posted 28 May 2014 - 16:57

Only if they have the much sought after 206 NVG qual. They're guaranteed a job in EMS then.

And the 2000 hours of experience in the various regimes..,


Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...


#25 Flying Pig

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 17:00

Now you are just being mean
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 17:18

I have looked at the thread regarding the Kiowa divestment. Any ideas as to when we will see the results or is it a shell game for re-deploying the people they  want to keep?    It seems like there is too much military activity by other nations overseas for the USA to be scaling back its military operations. From a financial point of view it would be a good thing but the reality of the world political landscape might indicate otherwise.



#27 Velocity173

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 18:42

I have looked at the thread regarding the Kiowa divestment. Any ideas as to when we will see the results or is it a shell game for re-deploying the people they  want to keep?    It seems like there is too much military activity by other nations overseas for the USA to be scaling back its military operations. From a financial point of view it would be a good thing but the reality of the world political landscape might indicate otherwise.


Well it's already been set. The OH-58 is going away and it's pilots will be looking for jobs. I'd say roughly half will go to other airframes. 1/4 will go to various non flying jobs and a 1/4 will be forced out. So you're looking at maybe a couple hundred 58 pilots going into the market.

It's not just the OH-58 either. The Army as a whole has been downsizing. While the world political landscape might indicate a need for military involvement, it doesn't require the numbers of Army aviators that we currently have. At least from the leadership view, they believe they can do the same job with additional Apaches & UAVs. Considering that 58s had the highest optempo in both wars, they have a huge shoe to fill.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 21:56

Incidentally, IERW (basic flight training) at Fort Rucker will be shifting to the LUH-72 Lakota (EC-145) from the Bell 206 soon. Down the line you'll have folks getting out of the Army with the EC literally being the "least complex" aircraft they've flown. They'll also never, ever do a touchdown autorotation. :rolleyes:

 

Back in my day... :lol:


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 00:34

Are fulldown autos no longer going to be part of training?



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:41

Are fulldown autos no longer going to be part of training?


Correct. They will be power recoveries once the Lakota is implemented.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:50

Incidentally, IERW (basic flight training) at Fort Rucker will be shifting to the LUH-72 Lakota (EC-145) from the Bell 206 soon. Down the line you'll have folks getting out of the Army with the EC literally being the "least complex" aircraft they've flown. They'll also never, ever do a touchdown autorotation. :rolleyes:

 

Back in my day... :lol:

 

When I left, Autos weren't even an evaluated maneuver in Hawks anymore.

 

Sigh.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:36

The Army ain't what it used to be.  And it never was.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 15:25

CharyouTree,

 

Really? Autos weren't a graded maneuver in blackhawks by the time you left? Autos are STILL a graded maneuver in blackhawks.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 17:50

CharyouTree,
 
Really? Autos weren't a graded maneuver in blackhawks by the time you left? Autos are STILL a graded maneuver in blackhawks.

Wow, I didn't catch that. No bueno.
I'm extremely impressed with the academics so far though (again, haven't started flying). Much more in depth than my civilian training with many more resources and training aids at my fingertips.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 18:22

Terminate with power at 30 ft and both throttles stay in the fly detent.

Edited by Velocity173, 28 August 2014 - 21:22.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 20:31

Lindsey,

 

True, there is just no comparison in academics between the civilian and military world. Military academics make the civilian academics look like a very poor introduction. And, when possible, I go much further in 1-on-1 (or 2) with students than even the academic classes. I personally like the Navy's training manual, especially for aerodynamics - it's about twice as thick as even the Army's.

 

I don't agree with a lot of things that the Army does but we do not go light on the academics.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:37

We have to do autos and manual throttle every 90 days.  It's still not enough to feel comfortable doing them but the muscle memory helps hopefully enough to be survivable.  Some of these birds can be quite a handful.

 

As for the numbers above I would be surprised if even half of the 58 drivers get transitions.  Time will tell but I just don't see the demand.  That said, a lot of guys aren't going to reach even the 1500-2000 hours mark and wont be motivated to continue with civil flying.


Edited by SBuzzkill, 29 August 2014 - 06:39.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:58

We dont even practice autos in the Chinook as an ATM maneuver, or even a demo. The Test Pilots do them to set auto RPM. I did one the other day. 3000+ FPM decent. Good times. It autos even faster than the KW.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 15:11

Zulus and Yankees are not allowed to do power recovery autos anymore. Torching engines at the bottom of the auto resulted in a bunch of incidents. In addition to constantly over G'ing the aircraft between the 180 and short final. So essentially it's a power on auto which results in a half assed profile and potentially bad habit patterns. 



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:30

Oh really? That is interesting to hear. 






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