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Tarantula last won the day on December 23 2010

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  1. HeliSuccess was a great trip for me. It was my first time going this year, but I can't see myself missing another one anytime soon!
  2. I'm getting in late friday, but will definitely be meeting up with you guys for breakfast on Sat.
  3. Once you do that one, give this a shot. Count the number of times the white team passes the ball. Like Spike said, don't give it away if you've seen it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4
  4. Some further guidance can be found under the FAA's guide for AME's. http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/pharm/ However, like many have said, it is your decision as to your ability to perform. Consider all of the side-effects listed on the package. If any of those happened would you still be able to control the aircraft?
  5. Palm, I'm looking at the comply site http://www.complyfoam.com but I can't find what "brand" the CEP style buds are under. Did you buy direct from comply or a 3rd party? Edit: Just found it. http://www.complyfoampro.com/all-cep-headsets/ These look good, thanks!
  6. I'd never heard this, so I did some googling and all I can find is other people stating the same thing without a reference. I just found this on http://store.tigerpe...ison-chart.aspx Gallet helmets are certified under MIL-DTL-87174A (USAF) *ANSI-Z-90-1 while Gentex are under FNS/PO-9615 (DOD/Gov.) It shows Gallet test for: 400 Gs Maximum @ 47.5 joules input energy 4.36 meters/sec. NTE 200 Gs @ 3 meters/sec. NTE 150 Gs @ 6 meters/sec. Front, Rear, Side & Crown, Hot & Cold Flat Anvil and Hemisphereical Gentex tests for: Crown-150 Gs @4.8 meters/sec. Lateral-150 Gs @ 6.0 meters/sec. Headband-175 Gs @ 6.0 meters/sec. All in all they are pretty close.
  7. All it takes is one misinformed instructor teaching a handful of people, who then go out and teach more for misinformation to spread. You have no support for your method other than your anecdotal experience. You are willfully ignoring the recommended procedures for your helicopter. You are also teaching that this is an accepted method, which it is not. I am concerned that you might be more willing to ignore other procedures or regulations. Sounds very anti-authority to me. iChris, Thank you for your very informative posts. I always learn something when you post in a thread.
  8. Tracon, I read this as saying that if the runway is closed, the ILS/MLS should not be used for it, unless there would be an adverse impact on the operational efficiency. If there would be an adverse impact, I read it as saying that ATC would continue to use the closed runway ILS/MLS. If approaches to closed runways were not allowed, then shouldn't the paragraph end after "should not be used for approaches" ? Please note: I am not talking about a side-step procedure. I think the extra information in this paragraph is for the case of parallel runways without a published side-step procedure. Please tell me if that isn't the case.
  9. I left the link in my quote but here is a link to the whole series of pages they have on how ANR works. http://www.lightspeedaviation.com/content/lightspeedaviation/CustomPages/ANR-101-A-Tutorial-on-Active-Noise-Reduction.htm They have another tutorial and a FAQ at http://www.lightspeedaviation.com/content/lightspeedaviation/CustomPages/Headset-Technology.htm Its too bad that in addition to showing typical plane sound levels/frequencies they don't show R22/44 or S300 sound levels/frequencies. I can't seem to find those anywhere on the web.
  10. I think ANR is great stuff. Fascinating technology, and effective for what it was designed to do. That said, I do not think ANR is the best thing to use for flying in a helicopter. To quote from this USAARL study Also, this website from Lightspeed states: As a result, I opted for a helmet with CEP. Compared to just a regular headset, it is much quieter. Compared to ANR headsets that I've flown with (Lightspeed Zulu) I would say the CEP is overall quieter. With ANR I hear a high pitched whine in the background, sort of like when someone leaves an old tube TV on. Not many people seem to be able to hear those frequencies but that was a large deciding factor for me to go CEP over ANR. Because I can hear those frequencies, I would like to protect that part of my hearing as much as possible as well, and CEP provides the best overall protection. Lastly, ANR sets take batteries. Even if you fly with spares, how long does it take for you to change them out, and how much hearing damage are you getting while doing so?
  11. Here you go aeroscout. 40/40 is what I learned for demonstrating a quickstop. Nothing spelled out in the PTS though. http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/airmen/test_standards/pilot/media/FAA-S-8081-15a.pdf
  12. I probably shouldn't jump into this, but I haven't seen this quoted yet, and I'm wondering why. http://www.faa.gov/a....html#ooJc8JACK I only see this applying when an aircraft requests to takeoff from, land on, or touch and go on a closed runway. Not if an aircraft requests an approach to a closed runway. There is also 4-8-1 which avbug quoted partially before. The relevant part to this I think is http://www.faa.gov/a...tc/atc0408.html Then we have 5-5-5. http://www.faa.gov/a...0505.html#5-5-5 Is there a reason a pilot couldn't request to fly an approach to a closed runway and go missed? Upon breaking into VFR cancel IFR and request a direct to the ramp or other runway landing? Last, I found 4-3-12 http://www.faa.gov/a...403.html#4-3-12 Could a pilot not request a low approach to a closed runway, and upon breaking VFR cancel IFR and request a direct to the ramp or other runway landing? I'm also "only a student", but I am planning to go for my instrument certificate next. More information is always good, but I'd like to know what is correct.
  13. I rather like the, "Occasionally may be subjected to loud noise." Only occasionally?
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