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  1. I moved to Pittsburgh about three months ago, and it is a pretty nice town. I was suprised.
  2. I wouldn't believe everything you read.
  3. If it takes you more than two atempts to land somewhere, land somewhere else. Your first time flying a different piston helicopter do two good hover autos with good throttle chops. Get the power in early Know where the wind is coming from Always ask questions A good flight is when you have to wake up the people in the back after you've landed Sometimes judgment is the better part of valor Never say "watch this"
  4. I hate to say this but if you do this you are taking a job away from a qualified pilot. Some day you might be one and you will get upset if someone comes in and tries to take your job by paying to work for a company. This is more prevelant in the fixed wing world where some airline pilots only make 15,000 a year. If I were you I wouldn't do it.
  5. My bad early Dauphins had wheels like that http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...5US215%26sa%3DN
  6. Don't use a chemical stripper, just sand and scuff the old paint real well and then paint. I used a lacquer base coat and an imron clear and it hasn't chipped yet.
  7. Congratulations man its a day you will never forget.
  8. I had to do it yesterday. I did'nt know the pilot, but I land at that airport frequently. It is a hard thing to do, but when you think about it most of the stories that we fly on someone is either hurt or dead. It just hits close to home because we are involved in aviaton. http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=...&id=6176901
  9. Actually you would be suprised on how much damage a red tail hawk will do. I hit one last summer in a Jetranger about two foot in from the tip of the blade it caused a dent 3.5 inches long and about .25 inches deep. I can't really speak for a robbie, but a bird of that side will go straight through the windshield and can hit you in the face(it happened to a friend of mine).
  10. Hi Kelly, Im 6'3" and don't have anytime in r22s, but here is what works for me. Don't fixate on anything in the cockpit, and instead of looking at one point on the windscreen look at the tip path plane of the rotor disk in relation to the horizon. Once you learn how to do that you won't have a problem. It just takes time, and remember attitude is airspeed take this into consideration when flying straight and level go to a 60 kts and see how high the tip path plane is off of the horizon, then go to normal cruise speed and then enter an auto, if you go back to that same attitude you will decelerate to 60 and it wrks great and you wont be fixating on the airspeed indicator.
  11. Speaking of that does anyone ride Motorcycles in Raleigh NC? If so and want to ride PM me or post up.
  12. here ya go http://www.kawakaviation.com/products_mode...5_snrklpmp.html it was Ag Air now kawak
  13. I found this video on JH and thought it was pretty good. www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QkOpH2e6tM
  14. Use any thing that can help you out till you know the area, my station will also give me a lat long of the area that they want me to go to. Both Delorme and Google earth are good programs. Where are you going to be flying?
  15. I love the clarity aloft it works great and you can plug in a ipod directly to it.
  16. The biggest problem that you are going to have with the Hiller is finding parts, and the DOC is going to be alot more than the Robinson, and also finding a mechanic that has experience with the airframe.
  17. Talk to Dart they might have what you need or know where to get it.
  18. Unfortunately have to say it will affect you depending upon where you go, Simple fact of the lighter you weigh the more you can carry. I had to lose some wight for a job that I had. It sounds like you are just starting out so you should'nt have a problem with shedding the weight. Just get your weight proportionate with your height and body structure. Im 6'3" and 205 works good for me. Good Luck
  19. This is just a thought I could be wrong, but maybe they are thinking about the safety aspect of SAR. Searching is the easy part and can be done in a 172 or 182. The Rescue part takes a whole different skill set especially in mountainous terrain 6000' plus. And being a volunteer organization semi supported by the government there will not be enough money for training and that becomes a real liability. And the kind of helicopter that you would have to use in the high country for rescue would i be cost prohibitive on a shoe string budget. It could turn into a situation where it could make matters worse in a hurry.
  20. Hey Falko, The Hgu 84 is a little bit smaller, But Im not sure what seats you have in the 206, I can't fit in a 206 with a sph4 with the older "tall" frame seats and Im 6'3". My suggestion is to check out Oregon Aero and they have 206 Seats that are pretty comfy and they will make it to your specifications by taking out some of the cushion out of the seat and back.
  21. I second that Fatal Traps for helicopter pilots is a great book and every one can learn something from it.
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