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01CelicaGTS

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  1. If anyone tried to access the site in the last couple of days from here it may have been a dead link. I updated the site name and URL so it wasn't L-model specific. I am adding M-model stuff as well. That will be live in the next couple of hours. Hope it helps! UH-60 Study Guide Also, I'm thinking of doing weekly(ish) quizzes similar to the Bold Method ones, but specific to Army Aviation, Helicopters, and UH-60 related stuff. Those will be on my website as well as on Facebook.
  2. I like that! I think I heard that before and completely forgot about it.
  3. It's been awhile since I've been around the forum, but it looks like it's still going strong helping people get through the process of becoming an Army Aviator. I'm currently a UH-60L IP/IE, but over the years I had created a study guide to help me with my APARTs and what-not. A few people throughout the years have asked me for a copy of it and seemed to like it so recently I decided to make it easily available and accessible. If you're a new UH-60L pilot or even an experienced UH-60L pilot that wants to refresh their knowledge, check out my study guide website. It's free, so I'm not tryin
  4. Yes, they are regulatory. But that doesn't put then into a class of airspace, or even controlled or uncontrolled as they are listed separate.
  5. OK, so we all know the cloud clearance and visibility requirements for classes of airspace (A, B, C, D, E, and G). But do these requirements apply in restricted areas? If I am in a restricted area at 1500' I would be in Class E (if the restricted area was not taken into account), so do I apply the Class E cloud clearance and visibility requirements? The AIM states that "There are two categories of airspace or airspace areas: Regulatory (Class A, B, C, D and E airspace areas and restricted or prohibited areas); and Nonregulatory (military operations areas (MOAs), warning areas, alert areas
  6. What you are quoting is not actually directly from SFAR 73 to Part 61. It looks like a "review" of it from a website like this https://disciplesofflight.com/sfar-73-a-rule-unlike-any-other-in-aviation/. That's a good overview of it, but if you actually look at SFAR 73, the "model" that is referred to in that paragraph is specific to either the R22 or R44, not Robinson helicopters. From the SFAR 73 text: 2(b.)(3) - "A person who does not hold a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating must have had at least 20 hours of dual instruction in a Robinson R-22 helicopter prior to operat
  7. I thought this was going to be the start of a joke.... An Army NG Infantryman, an NG WO Aviator, and a Thunderbird Pilot walk into a bar....
  8. As everyone has said, find a recruiter that will work with you. Whether or not they have had packet that was accepted is irrelevant. Their job is to get you appointments and make sure your packet is administratively correct. They have no impact on whether or not the person they are putting through gets selected (unless of course, they screw up the packet). My recruiter asked me if I would go enlisted if I didn't get picked up and I told him yes (even though I wouldn't have), but he didn't go much further than asking me. And, there's no way that there were more civilians picked up last ye
  9. Avenza can chime in all they want trying to push the "Pro" version, but the reality is that if you want to keep using either the old version, or the updated free version as a "non-recreational user" then nothing's going to stop you from doing so. If I was Avenza I would start trying to get in touch with someone at the NGA GEOINT App Store, and try and get Avenza in there. That's exactly what ForeFlight did. The NGA paid for hundreds of licenses at one time (above the normal cost...go figure), and then distributed them through their app store to government personnel for free. If you could
  10. Thanks for taking the time to respond. That's great that you are putting MGRS back into the free version! I think that would keep most people from downgrading (or not upgrading). I wouldn't consider myself a commercial user, however I do need more than 3 maps at a time. If the fee was a one time fee (for example to download the pro version) then I wouldn't mind paying it. But it's not worth paying it annually IMO. The app itself is great and I think that you would find that many, many military aviators (and other military personnel) use the app. 95% of them are probably OK with a 3 ma
  11. No, it will not. You can do the same thing, but you have to use a different program called Charles. First, look in your trash folder. I don't know if it still does, but iTunes used to throw old versions of apps in the trash on a Mac. If it is in the trash, just delete it off of your iPad and iTunes first and then drag it from the trash to the Apps section of iTunes. Here's a tutorial for that. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/12/25/how-to-download-older-versions-of-ios-apps/ You should be able to skip steps 7 and 8 (those just tell you how to find the correct app version number....I
  12. I've been using Avenza PDF Maps for a year or so now, and it's a really great app. It lets you import geo-referenced maps (PDFs, GEOTIFFs, etc), and it will pinpoint your position. I use it for our local range map, as well as the 2 other training areas that we use often. I also recently found a way to export a GEOTIFF from AMPS with your route on it. It's great for situational awareness. It's been free since I've started using it, but last month they pushed an update and have dropped some features without a subscription. You can have no more than 3 maps, and it doesn't support MGRS. If
  13. Ahhhh, interpreting the FARs! Fun stuff! This is how I interpret it. Anyone feel free to let me know if I'm wrong here..... I don't see anything in 61.1 - cross country (vii) that would justify logging it as such. It states "(except with a rotorcraft rating)" meaning everything that is described in that section does not apply to a rotorcraft rating. So yes, that is only in there to allow military fixed wing guys to waive the landing requirement. So, the only one that applies to us is (v). Land somewhere that is 25NM straight line distance from where you took off. Keep in mind that
  14. Well, it seems like a few people headed over to check out my blog a few years back. I finally got around to finishing up the flight school part of it. And since the main group of users here seems to change a couple of times a year I thought I'd bump this back up for anyone else that might find it useful or entertaining. Street to Seat: Becoming a US Army Helicopter Pilot
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