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rotornut67 last won the day on September 12 2015

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  1. I think it's just the "entitlement generation" in general Bob. No one asked them if it was ok if someone flew Mr. Nick around so they are butthurt as usual. I guess I'm getting a bit more intolerant than I should be in my "older" age, but I don't have to put up with the bitterness and discontent anymore. When the time comes that I've heard enough of the cry babies and malcontents I will just quietly go home and enjoy my second retirement. Don't get me wrong, I work with some great people and love my current job, but...
  2. I call BS on the "straight line wind" theory. Give me a break, someone is trying to CYA on having their cranium up their behind.
  3. Depends on which aircraft I am flying. In the 206 or 58 I wear it on the right, in the 407 I wear it on the left because the cyclic is displaced just a bit farther to the right in cruise.
  4. If you don't bend it or break it, and as long as you dot all the I's and cross all the T's, follow policy and don't get your hand smacked then you get the bonus. Pretty simple "be diligent"
  5. A spin from the loss of a tail rotor can be so rapid (360 deg in 2 seconds or less) that the human eye cannot move fast enough to keep up with where you are at in the rotation. By the time your brain processes and the input is made you are likely 180 deg opposite of where you think you are, hence the perceived control reversal. I've experienced it numerous times in a Level 7 FTD and it's a ride I pray I never have to take for real. When the nose even hints at going where you don't want it to go APPLY the appropriate pedal!!!!
  6. I agree with Wally that the GOM won't ever be what it was a few years ago. When I left almost a year ago a lot of the operating companies were really downsizing. I flew on a couple of different contracts that once had 2 birds flying the loop and doing their crew changes, but had cut back to one bird. It was not uncommon to fly 7 or 8 hours a day, and on occasion we would not be able to get everything done because I would time out. The company was basically still flying the same amount of hours but with one less pilot to pay. I still stay in touch with several of the guys that I flew with, and they say they are still flying their butts off and that the company is still hiring pretty steady due to normal pilot turnover. I wouldn't look for a noticeable increase in new drilling until crude stays steady at around $70 a barrel for a while. But that's just my opinion.
  7. Rattler One-Seven, by Chuck Gross is a good read. It's a true story about his experiences in Vietnam.
  8. Get the instrument ticket. When you are finished with it you should be in the neighborhood of 150 hrs. If you then get your CFI you should be right at the 200 hr mark, and able to satisfy the SFAR 73 requirement to be able to instruct in the Robbie.
  9. Don't forget the ones about a hot start and over-torque.
  10. For what it's worth, here is mine: Would I accept the flight with my wife and kids in the back? (and yes I love my wife and kids... ) If the answer is no then I don't go
  11. I wouldn't do anything else. I plan to fly as long as I can keep my medical. Money is ok for me, opportunity is there to make more if you like work over.
  12. The key is to be measured properly first. Mine is the standard 900 model with volume control and 1/2" earcup seals. If the helmet is fitted properly and you use the earcup straps and the nape ratchet it fits perfectly and is very comfortable, even with NVG's. It is definitely more comfortable than the SPH 5. I didnt get ANR with mine because when you fasten the earcup straps down it's like turning on the ANR...at least in mine anyway. Hope this helps. Good luck with it and if you need a different size liner get in touch with Pro-Flight Gear and they can fix you up.
  13. You only need 25 hrs in the 44 to be able to instruct in it (if you have at least 25 in the 22). I would not spend the extra money for 40 hours in the 44 for the instrument ticket. I'm sure the school would LOVE for you to do that, I would do 25 hours in it while working on your CFI. Just my opinion of course. James
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