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  1. haha. "The option of removing yourself from the vehicle and descending via parachute to the ground may well save your life ". Its a pretty cool concept, however, i dont know if i would like 150 in something like that?? Perhaps maybe a bird to the dome especially...
  2. As far as the mission goes, the two "Silent Helicopters" went directly to the compound and the two Chinook's stayed a ways back. As we all know, a Chinook isn't exactly quiet, so what was the purpose of the silent helicopters, other than trying to be quiet at the compound? I watched a special on T.V. that said they were worried because they didn't want the Pakistan officials to catch on right away because they didn't want anyone to know until after the fact. But wouldn't you think that the Chinooks kind of defeated the purpose. After all, a guy did twitter the whole thing. Just looking for some more information as to their reasoning with the "Silent Helicopters".
  3. Kentuckyguy- I was in a similar situation as you. Contractor,wife,no kids though. I had reached a point where I was starting to realize that it just wasn't going to work to try and support a family in the future in an industry that is so hit and miss. I looked around at many schools and did my homework as to what would work for me and my wife. I ended up at a local flight school that would allow me to still run my contracting company while paying to fly. It seemed like it took forever to figure out just how I was going to pay for my certificates but the day it all came together, it was such a relief. People are going to have their input and their thoughts on how they would do it, but just do what you think would work for you and your family.Good luck with everything and keep us posted.
  4. Kentuckyguy- I was in a similar situation as you. Contractor,wife,no kids though. I had reached a point where I was starting to realize that it just wasn't going to work to try and support a family in the future in an industry that is so hit and miss. I looked around at many schools and did my homework as to what would work for me and my wife. I ended up at a local flight school that would allow me to still run my contracting company while paying to fly. It seemed like it took forever to figure out just how I was going to pay for my certificates but the day it all came together, it was such a relief. People are going to have their input and their thoughts on how they would do it, but just do what you think would work for you and your family.Good luck with everything and keep us posted.
  5. Yes. Thank you Trans Lift, I should of made myself more clear on that.
  6. Hey guys.What is your favorite make and model of helicopter, and why. Thought this would be a fun topic for everyone to watch.
  7. when the FAA did there investigation, the carb heat was found in the 1/2 way position. I did not know that as you applied more power that the carb heat reduced, not enough time in a 22 I guess.
  8. We had been in the air for around ten minutes, we were about 1100' AGL and lost engine power. My instructor took the controls and we entered an auto. Unfortunatly the field below us had just been tilled and was very soft, as soon as we hit we rolled over. I have flown twice since then in a 44 and am still a bit nervous but the 44 is a much more stable machine than the 22 and am more comfortable flying that.
  9. thank you for all of the input guys. The reason I am so concerned with this topic is because they ended up ruling on pilot error to my instructor(saying carb ice was the cause) I remember when we did start up procedures he was going over everything with me and asked me to pull full carb heat, so I did. However the aircraft came from the Silverstate auction and sat for close to a year prior to it being flown to the school.The helicopter ended up being a total loss, as we rolled it over. There was alot of talk as to whether or not it was air worthy prior to us flying it, under the situation that another flight school got a 22 from the auction as well. They had been flying it until someone flew it and told the chief that it was underpowered, he then flew it and came to the conclusion to tare it down, they found a bad cylinder when doing so and concluded it was due to improper storing of the aircraft in the climate it was in. I do not know enough about aircraft engines to know what exactly that meant but just thought it was strange the way it all kind of linked together. I am not trying to whine whatsoever, but am concerned with the way some situations are handled and was just looking for some other input. Thanks guys
  10. So what happens in the situation of a mechanical failure?.....the company takes the helicopter back, fixes it, proves it to the FAA and then rules it as pilot error? Not trying to stir anything up but just need a little clarification I guess.
  11. hey all. Just a little curious, I was under the impression that after an accident the aircraft is usually impounded by the FAA until things get investigated a little bit more? I was in an accident a few years back and the FAA immediatly released the aircraft to the company I was getting instruction from(they were also close friends with the local FAA "representative" if you will.)This seems a bit strange to me because in the situation of mechanical failure, whos to say that its not a quick fix/cover-up back at the hangar?Does anyone know anymore about this topic
  12. just a little curious. I was under the impression that the aircraft is usually impounded by the FAA until things get investigated a little bit more? I was in an accident a few years back and the FAA immediatly released the aircraft to the company i was flying with(they were also close friends with the local FAA "representative" if you will.)I could of posted this as a new topic as i am not trying to stir anything else up but figured someone reading this may know. Very glad everyone was ok.
  13. hey guys, just looking for a little bit more information as far as initial training in an R44 vs the 22. I realize they are more stable, however, do you think it is a bad thing at the same time considering the fact that it doesnt get you in the habit of dealing with the carb. heat and how much faster everything can happen in a 22. Just a little curious as im sure a few other are as well. Thanks
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