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  1. A good strategy to employ is to try to figure out who the FAA will say is PIC after a crash. It's often not very obvious. Almost always it's the most experienced pilot on board. Many times it's not the pilot owner. More than once a situation like that has bitten an experienced pilot who just went along on a flight with the owner or renter. edit sp
  2. I don't have a lot of time in Robinsons, maybe about 10 hours. But from that brief time it felt every bit as solid as any other helicopter I have flown. They have their quirks. One is low "G". But for the most part that is pilot induced and can be easily avoided.
  3. A lot of SIC positions by implication are looking for a pilot who has a good bit of PIC time already.
  4. So you have nothing going in the aviation industry, and nothing going in the law enforcement industry. Here's a tip...When Flying Pig says "it sounds like you have it all figured out" he's being very very polite.
  5. 7 for me too. Including my current one. Not at all sure this one will be my last either.
  6. It's ageist discrimination for sure. If you live long enough, it happens to everyone, even that age bigots. edit e
  7. Every pilot has to learn to fly... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMDjMKnf7WE
  8. It's like asking for directions at a backwoods gas station. The stock answer is...you can't get there from here !
  9. The big sky little aircraft theory has some sobering drawbacks. RIP and best wishes for comfort to loved ones.
  10. Too bad you couldn't mount some laser seeking missiles. England nabs a laser attack perp... http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/26/late-night-party-lout-does-something-to-attack-a-police-helicopter-he-probably-didnt-expect-police-to-hunt-him-down-as-quickly-as-they-did/ edit to add article on laser attack
  11. An AMC base in AZ just closed. I hope you weren't looking at that one.
  12. You are probably right, but I think there is more to it than that. It wouldn't be too difficult to find a good hiding spot and light up passersby on an interstate and avoid being caught.
  13. I don't notice them randomly shining at cars that drive by. Lasers or high powered flashlights.
  14. You might be thinking of that as a blessing. Try thinking of it as a curse.
  15. This reminds me of a quicktime cadence I learned from a Ranger. "Her names Irene She's one of the best And every night I give her a test I roll her over On her side And on her back I've also tried Her name's Irene And I'll tell you some more A Cobra in Army Aviation Corps
  16. Not lost: Only momentarily disoriented ! How momentary is variable. I always try to know where I am going during takeoff and landing. In between is up for grabs. I like to look where I'm going. I don't like to look when I don't know where I'm going.
  17. Well it's 7 years bad luck if you break a mirror. One of the aircraft I used to fly had 2 mirrors. No way would I ever crash that. Who wants 14 years of bad luck ?
  18. There used to be an art to setting a navaid's frequency. It involved 2 steps. Tuning and identifying. People still tune, but the identifying has become somewhat of a lost art.
  19. I always have a chart on hand stateside. I have to be careful with the doors off or with all the windows open. When flying fixed wing I use it a lot in flight. Rotary, not so much. I try to reference a chart before takeoff and review it after flight to solidify the chart in my mind's eye. Another 1,000 hours or so and I will break 10,000. It has only taken me 35 years.
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