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About qwerty

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  1. I fly out of Prescott and I saw the helicopter on its side in a maintenance hangar from an office building, it's definitely totaled. I also got a chance to speak with the mechanic that happened to be in there and he said as far as he knew it was brown out that caused it and they just lost control in their hover. Helicopter looked pretty jacked from where I was at, doubt it will ever be flying again.
  2. http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/20079811857.aspx Makes me want to join the military
  3. So I've heard a couple stories of what the squawk code 7777 means, and no one was sure or positive of what it actually does. So what happens if I squawk 7777? Is my bird going to blow up? Curiosity is killing me.
  4. I had a checklist I made myself that I used for both my private and my commercial, and the ground went very well on both of those. If you're interested in looking at it feel free to message me. And for the flight I think most of its about nerves, just relax and enjoy it. When you get your instructor signs you off to go, and you feel confident in going than you're probably ready. Just show the examiner what you already know, and before you know it you'll have your PPL.
  5. I didn't think anyone would catch on...
  6. Yup, VR members are one of a kind. Also a student in training.I read here daily but rarely post, lots of useful information.
  7. Assuming you just want 3rd class and you're under 40, 3 years. Unless Canada is different, then I don't know. And assuming its the same theres no reason not to get the medical as soon as possible just to eliminate any problems that may take a bit of time to get your medical.
  8. Universal Helicopters is a great flight school in Arizona, but they're a bit money hungry. I would suggest checking it out if you have the time.
  9. Instructor scheduled my solo about a week before I had to do it. I was a bit nervous and anxious for the whole week and basically right before my instructor hopped out, but overall I don't think it made my performance worse knowing about my solo in advance.
  10. Just had my first solo! It went awesome. Almost didn't go out because of the winds, they were around 10ish KTS when we left. When we got to the airport I was going to solo at the winds were calm. Flew around a bit with my instructor, did a couple autorotations, approaches, set downs, and what not just to see if I can execute them safely. Gave me some last minute advice and hopped out. I lifted up and took off. I did a total of 4 traffic patterns, and only had to do ONE go around. It was a blast overall, I couldn't have asked for anything to go any smoother. I was giggling the whole time like a little kid who just got a new toy. PPL is next!
  11. Thanks for the feedback everyone, I'm at 15 hours now and my instructor says I'm just about ready. At this point I think I need to build up my confidence and just go out there and do what I've learned. I just have really bad habits of letting things go wrong. I'm so use to my instructors input that sometimes I don't even bother putting in the input myself, and a lot of that has to do with my confidence in my flying. One week away, oh I'm so nervous. =\
  12. So I'm reaching my 20 hour point and I have to solo pretty soon here. I'm really nervous about it though. I'm pretty confident I can fly just fine, but I'm use to someone there to put inputs on all the things I still need work on, for example approaches (still coming in too steep or too shallow). Any advice for my first solo on staying relaxed or just flying in general?
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