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Chewberta last won the day on September 23 2019

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  1. So true. If therere offering 10 its because some will eventually bite into it, otherwise theyd be forced to up the ante
  2. Its sad to read that piloting a helicopter, which requires a significant investment, is as remunerated as other activities which do not involve similar skill level, demand lower monetary outlay and carry little to no responsibility.
  3. Helinorth, you perfectly fit the description of the individual I sketched. I apologize for not mastering your language like NR does. Im a linguistic bastard as i have no mother tongue born from parents that spoke two different languages raised in a third country...and English was not one of them. At least I try to put forth my idea, all you did was look at the finger pointing at the moon. Çà suffit
  4. A little OT on my part. The internet has given us a voice we didnt have before the advent of this God blessed mean. What we choose to do with it is free will. Back in the days an individual with something stupid to say had the audience limited by the reach of his voice, typically the audience of the few like minded individuals at the pub. Nowadays the insensitive, cruel, often pointless and certainly useless comments have a worldwide audience. Might the reason for such a southbound trend be the anonymity and unaccountability of everyones remarks? Who would dare say half, actually a quarter of what some have replied to others in this very thread? Im 6.5 weigh well over 270 lbs sport a beard to my chest and are a walking canvas of ink (Im very kind hearted, courteous and well mannered by the way). This only to serve to point out that you MIGHT, not saying you will but you MIGHT, choose you words more carefully in my presence in replying to me. Since machism rules and since you pound on the keys in the privacy of your homes or offices hidden from retaliation; the answer if you might better choose your words or not is too easy to guess. But deep in your heart you know that you wouldnt reply to me with the same tone or wording. The reason being that you MIGHT be held accountable for your words, and if you were to choose the same tone and words you would have an immediate and tangible reaction. That is one reason for the negativity and the low blows behind a screen. Face to face wording is chosen far more wisely than keyboard prose. Apologies for the OT which might not be that much off after all.
  5. Calligraphy is obviously the best attribute of penmanship, by extending the concept penmanship is also used to evocate the crafty use of a writing instrument to draft a worthy piece of literature. Now, we might not be in award winning territory (who am I to judge) but his writing is pleasurable reading - regardless if you agree with him or not.
  6. I really like the way the aging gentleman uses the English language. If his flying is half as proficient as his penmanship, this guy could fly a one rotor bladed machine.
  7. If you can make sense of what you tube videos make available it denotes prior training that allows you to discern value info from trash. Your training comes from elsewhere otherwise how could you know what to listen to and what to label as BS. The meaning I give to flight videos is those that relate to the topic of this thread
  8. I agree with the nearly retired gentleman whos got more hours in the air than Im old, some videos are sanctionable if intended to be instructive. My belief is that YT helicopter videos are merely entertainment and have, do not have and should not have any instructional purposes. We understand and see the flaws because we are pilots, enthusiasts or generally interested in rotor-flight. The vast majority of viewers have no idea what they are looking at and do not care. These are at best demonstrative examples of what helicopter flight looks like not what it should be. To be clear if any PILOT worth their certificates draws any educational resource from YouTube flight videos, they should warn others as to allow us to stay clear from their flight path.
  9. Im sure that the Enstrom system is a great tool and in the right hands is advantageous. My objection is that in terms of fuel savings and spark plug cleanliness (we toss them every few hours anyway) the benefits do not outwit and outweigh the results of the human factor which is way too common and of great cost in lives. More so since, other than flight schools, piston helicopters are in use by low hour pilots or private users in general. I mean to say that those pilots who would make good use of the mixture control probably do not fly piston ships
  10. Wow. Never flown or even seen an enstrom live. Not very present in Europe mainland. Does it mean that you could actually lean the mixture too much and shut off the engine in flight?
  11. Thanks for the correction. I loosely translated from French. I seem to recall that the earliest versions of the 22 and the 269 had something that allowed some degree of messing with the title. But maybe I’m wrong. Looking for support from older pilots.
  12. Im looking for information from more seasoned pilots. How long has it been since you could actually adjust the stechiometric title whilst flying like its done in planes that enrich or lean as required. I seem to recall it being doable in piston ships but cant recall when we stopped. Can anyone shed some light. Thanks a million
  13. Have to disagree with V-Any because paying to ferry is shifting this profession from a quality viewpoint to a price point of view. If you were to concentrate on quality which is determines it you reach your destination instead of money (its not your company and its not your profit it not your economical decision) your competition becomes not someone that is more competent but someone that is cheaper (in english this means more desperate). How good is that for our industry? Ive seen hiring processes for private single family pilots -no need for other income sources- did not ask the specific number of hrs just appropriate license and machine rating aw 139 & 169 did not ask for salary request nor discussed the offer. Only and foremost had the prospects fly with a person of the owners trust and only if they were deemed competent and SAFE did they pass to the next step in the selection process. All this to say that it should NOT be a money driven industry but a quality driven business. But alas its not. There will always be paying ferry pilots, until no one will be willing to fly unless properly paid. If this malpractice continues its only the pilots fault. Like one of my mentors once said, if you dont believe in your abilities and value them appropriately why should I.
  14. Im speaking as a European schooled pilot. My mom & pop shop said candidly if you want to fly solo during your schooling, buy your own machine. That said, during my solo time I was not alone in the cabin but might as well have been. The instructor had his hands on his lap and feet away from the pedals. Did not ever intervene and did not utter a word. Even radio communication was unaided. He had headphones and mike but did not talk. One full hour and he only spoke when the rotor stopped spinning. I was given strict instructions as not to ask, not to speak directly to the CFI and not to seek advice unless in a TRUE emergency, in any of those cases my time would not have counted as solo time and in case I would have had to redo my solo flight time.
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