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About Fiasco

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  1. I'm sure that freaked the dude out on the ladder against the large blue plane behind the a-star.
  2. No value at all? I was considering one to build hours in conjunction with CFI'ing.
  3. What about something like a Helicycle to build hours?
  4. Coupled with some of the new software for recognition and tracking/acquisition the chopper above might actually be an example of homeland defense money spent properly. Some of the newer software for facial recognition is incredible. I saw a demo on one of the tech channels where the software tracked all individuals across multiple cameras in multiple locations along the subway system. Not only did it accurately recognize people, it did age progression and identified people off of sometimes decade old DMV photos. In addition to facial recognition it also tracked what people were carryin
  5. It is impressive flying but it looks (to my untrained eyes) to be exceptionally dangerous and the helicopter and boat pose a serious threat to each other in the event of error or mechanical failure.
  6. It doesn't look like I'm going to be able to use my TRA funds for helicopter training because no helicopter training schools are certified for it. I'm considering using the money at Skyline aviation to get my fixed wing license. What fixed wing training would be beneficial to my helo career (ie, save me *some* money in helicopter training)? I plan on getting a helicycle to build turbine hours when I start helo training.
  7. How many hours did you have in helo's before you started flying AG?
  8. Video is shot in frames per second. A video is really a collection of still photographs that are shown fast enough it gives the impression of fluid motion. Imagine that your video camera recorded video at 24 frames per second. Now imagine that a wheel made 24 revolutions per second. Because the wheel would make one full revolution every time a frame is captured by the camera, the wheel would actually appear to not be moving at all. If the wheel made 23 revolutions per second it would stop just short of a full revolution at each frame capture giving the appearance of rotating backwa
  9. Again, you are limiting your options and making yourself less employable. You have to be ready to take a CFI position ANYWHERE. You can't expect to just stay in the same area that she has to finish her school out in. You also can't assume that the school that trains you will hire you. The hardest part of a career in helo aviation (to my understanding) is not paying for it or finishing school but getting from the 200hrs to an employable 1000-1500 hours. You can attend a school in the same region as her but getting a job in the same area while she is finishing her school is probably hig
  10. I went down to ft. Campbell and he put me in their Chinook simulator for several hours just after christmas. I did some high alt mountain flying and then navigated to and landed on several ships. He even had me do longline by picking up and moving a vehicle. We went over to the hangar and he gave me a tour of a new Chinook.
  11. I'd be interested in hearing more details on those jobs/situations where policy or regulation prevents you from cohabitating w/ your spouse. My wifes career is flexible enough that she can pick up 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 month contracts pretty much anywhere in the United States.
  12. It's a mistake to make critical life decisions on the basis of what your girlfriend is doing. When my girlfriend started college her mom wanted us to get married and for her to move in with me and attend school here. I said hell no. I told her to go to the school you were planning on attending and get your life started. Her college was very difficult and required her attention 100% of the time (BSN RN) and I would have been nothing but a distraction. She graduated and got her career started. We got engaged the year after she graduated and married the following year. She now has a gre
  13. Thanks, Good to hear from you again. I'm still going through the pre-training process.
  14. My brother is a Chinook pilot (and warrant officer) and is getting plenty of flying time.
  15. I found a link for online practice tests for the FAA exams but can't, for the life of me, locate it. Could someone help me out? Thanks
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