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What should I expect?

 

With luck.....all the above and then some :D It put the urge to fly back into me so hard I took a job over seas leaving in a couple of weeks to pay for my training!!!

 

Should give me something to look forward to while I'm sweating my *** off!

 

Dave

 

 

 

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Incase what you are asking is this:

You go in and talk to the CFI. he or she will ask you a little about background, just to get to know you a little, you should do the same.

I ask for a tour of the maint facilities, but then I'm a mechanic.

Then or maybe while your talking to the CFI earlier he'll go over what you are going to do. When you go out to the bird he'll go over a pre flight with you and controls.

The times I went up it was the same, the CFI takes you up to altitude then lets you take control.

straight level flight followed by turns l and r at different banks. then he will deminstrait normal and steep approaches and departures and lets u try them.

At some point they will let you try and hover, I only got to practice for about five minutes my last time, The CFI and I were getting along and we lost track of time and my .7 into turned into a 1.6.LOL (He sucked up the differance in cost, said it was his fault and fun)

Back to the hover, I could hold it to a count of 9 at most then I shot across the field like a hockey puck :o

 

Biggest thing RELAX AND ENJOY, lose the deathgrip. you'll find out what it is when they hand over the controls.lol

Dave

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I went in pretty green too. I now have 5 hours and a little less than a month under my belt, and planning to up my lessons to twice a week if I can. The demo flight was fantastic. Just relax and do what he tells you to do. Expect it to get bumpy now and again but its all okay. From my view and probably most here, you'll be back for more. :lol:

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What to expect?

 

The smile *normally* wears off in 4-6 weeks, but I have seen cases where it lasted as many as 12 weeks. Be warned: The first 72 hours can be painful, as you will want to smile bigger, but will strain muscles trying to accomplish this. After 72 hours you may be able to achieve a 360 degree smile. It looks unusual, but is mostly harmless. You also need to be prepared for the funny looks you will receive when you go out in public. I'll never understand why people look at you funny for smiling about a helicopter.

 

Flying helicopters is habit forming! Be prepared for near immediate symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms include, but are not limited to: Staring at the sky, dreaming about your next flight. Severe to extreme drooling at the sight of a helicopter on the ground. If you anticipate viewing a helicopter in flight, you should have a 5 gallon bucket at the ready, as the drool can be overwhelming. Other common symptoms include, making funny helicopter noises in public, "flying" your recliner, making random aviation related purchases, and a strong desire to call ATC while driving around major airports. These symptoms can be overwhelming, and the only solution is to take another helicopter flight. Fixed wing lessons may be substituted, but typically make symptoms worse.

 

If you your symptoms worsen, or you experience symptoms not listed, you should immediatly contact your CFI and schedule a flight, as this could be a sign of severe withdrawal.

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My 1st demo flight was in an Enstrom back in 1985, and i was like,,,, "man i gottah get me one of these things" ! Next flight was in a Robbie that same year & same thing ! "these things are just tooooo coool' !

 

I quit my job, enrolled in a 13 month A&P school ( 'cause i knew if i owned one, i would need to be legal to work on it)

 

I got My A&P, worked for a few operators over next few years, then found a wreck from insurance company & i won the bid. I was the proud owner of a wrecked 269 ! Took me 1500 hours to rebuild it & i still have it today. Talk about hooked huh?

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My 1st demo flight was in an Enstrom back in 1985, and i was like,,,, "man i gottah get me one of these things" ! Next flight was in a Robbie that same year & same thing ! "these things are just tooooo coool' !

 

I quit my job, enrolled in a 13 month A&P school ( 'cause i knew if i owned one, i would need to be legal to work on it)

 

I got My A&P, worked for a few operators over next few years, then found a wreck from insurance company & i won the bid. I was the proud owner of a wrecked 269 ! Took me 1500 hours to rebuild it & i still have it today. Talk about hooked huh?

 

 

Id say thats hooked. B)

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Its kinda like the "runner's high" I guess. It hurts sometimes but I can't wait to go again. Today's lesson was approaches. I have about 6 hours now. Coming in to the runway and trying to get everything together (I know the instructor is backing me up A LOT) takes all I have. When I finally succeeded in getting it on the ground I was totally drained. Twice around the airport and I was wiped. And the result? Monday on the simulator, Thursday ground school, and Friday lesson. Can't wait to do it again. Kinda sadistic I guess. :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

PhotoFlyer.....you hit the nail on the head. Hold on, gotta go.....I hear one coming now!!! Where's my bucket?

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I haven't flown in two weeks. I looked outside tonight, vis 15 miles, winds at 8 knots, city lights everywhere ....hmmmmmm

 

I began to feel light headed and sweaty, my pulse was rapid, I knew there was only one prescription

 

An hour later FSS was checked, ATIS was Sierra, and I was 500 AGL over LA. You just GOTTA love it !

 

Brian, soon those sweaty hands will go away. Landing is absolutely the best part of flying, if followed by an immediate take off !

 

Goldy

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