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#1 SuperSixOne

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 02:19

I've heard quite a few different sayings about helicopters from the fixed wing guys, got any more?

- Everyone is a student in a helicopter

- If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull the stick back, they get smaller. Unless your in a helicopter, then you need to find another stick.

- Flying helicopters isn't more dangerous. Crashing them is what's dangerous, and it just happeneds more often.

- Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.

- If God had meant man to fly helicopters, He'd have given him more money.

- A helicopter is a collection of rotating parts going around and around and reciprocating parts going up and down -- all of them trying to become random in motion. Right now.

- A fool and his money are soon flying more helicopter than he can handle.

- Gravity never loses. The best you can hope for is a draw.

- There are old pilots, and bold pilot, but no old bold pilots - heard this on on here

I'd like to hear your's

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 11:38

Here's a couple that I've heard

-Chinooks don't flly, they beat the air into submission

-Try not to get yourself into a Blew Blade situation... You know, where 1 blew this way, another blew that way... And if you do, push full right pedal and stare at the OAT gauge until impact


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 13:26

People fly airplanes, pilots fly helicopters

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:06

I've heard quite a few different sayings about helicopters from the fixed wing guys, got any more?

- Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.

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#5 delorean

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:52

Helicopter pilots always get it STRAIGHT UP!

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 23:16

Helicopter pilots always get it STRAIGHT UP!


A great 'add-on' to that one, and i've just read it not heard it, is helicopter pilots may get it up quick, but A&P's keep it up :lol:

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 23:46

The thing is, helicopters are different from planes. An airplane by it's nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or by a deliberately incompetent pilot, it will fly. A helicopter does not want to fly. It is maintained in the air by a variety of forces and controls working in opposition to each other, and if there is any disturbance in this delicate balance the helicopter stops flying; immediately and disastrously. There is no such thing as a gliding helicopter.

This is why being a helicopter pilot is so different from being an airplane pilot, and why in generality, airplane pilots are open, clear-eyed, buoyant extroverts and helicopter pilots are brooding introspective anticipators of trouble. They know if something bad has not happened it is about to.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 23:49

Learning to hover is like standing on top of a greasy basketball, while patting your head and rubbing your stomach.

If the wings are travelling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.... and therefor, unsafe.

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My favorite (despite being an airplane driver) is: Runways are for beauty queens :lol:


There are a ton of them on the Midwest Helicopters site:
http://www.flymidwes...umorWisdom.html

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:59

The pilot that says watch me!! is the one not to fly with
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 15:15

A mile of road takes you nowhere, a mile of runway takes you elsewhere, a helicopter takes you anywhere.

Once you have flown you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, there you long to return.

Edited by heligirl03, 26 June 2007 - 17:07.


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:33

"The only time you have too much fuel - is when you are on fire."

"If you want to get somewhere learn to fly a plane, if you want a job flying learn to fly a helicopter"

fo S76/s92/aw139 drivers etc: "kick the tires and light the fires..."

"Any landing you walk away from is a good landing"

"It doesn't matter how many takeoffs and landings you log each day - so long as they match each other in number"

+ 1 old joke:

"Whats the difference between a helicopter and it's pilot?"
answer: "the helicopter stops whining when it finishes work!"

FFF :lol:
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 13:11

"Airplanes resemble birds. Helicopters resemble bug-like creatures from a sci-fi movie."

"In a helicopter, a sprague clutch is not a sprained rotor, although that would be an airplane pilot's first guess."

:lol: Haha, good topic.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 13:40

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:22

The last six inches of a landing in a Robinson are like trying to land on a beach ball.

The more moving parts, the safer I feel.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 07:09

One very simple rule I grew up with and still stick to:

Never fly wearing anything you wouldn't want to hike in.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 17:03

I love this thread. More, more!!

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 23:08

"A helicopter is five thousand moving parts trying to do you bodily harm"
I have heard this from every fixed wing pilot I ever met. Go figure...
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 00:10

Never stand in a shadow thats getting bigger.

Never get into a helicopter that isnt leaking hydrolic fluid.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 00:27

Never stand in a shadow thats getting bigger.

Never get into a helicopter that isnt leaking hydrolic fluid.






These are HILARIOUS!!!! Good on ya...Great way to end a day :lol: :lol:


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Posted 30 August 2007 - 08:20

"A helicopter is five thousand moving parts trying to do you bodily harm"
I have heard this from every fixed wing pilot I ever met. Go figure...


What is a helicopter formation?

Any two helicopters traveling in the same genral direction on a given day.
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