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Hi all, When performing a 180 auto from a high downwind, direct to final I currently use a radio call something like "Simulated engine failure, high right downwind, direct to final 16" but we are a very busy uncontrolled airport with many helicopter operations and everyone has their own version and I've heard airplane pilots complaining that 180 radio calls did not make sense - they were unaware of where the helicopter was (especially if there were 2-5 other helicopters on CTAF). So others who have worked in a busy training environment - what radio call do you use? Have you worked with fixed-wing operators to find to a standard radio call that makes sense to all users? Many thanks
Just a quick question here from a student pilot, and I'd like to apologize in advance for this somewhat stupid question: what is the difference between "check collective" and "pull collective". I figured out early on what the instructor wants when he tells me to check collective in an auto. Other than monitoring RPM and ensuring it stays in the green, does it mean anything else in terms of what I should be doing in an auto?