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OK! Well I went up yesterday, finally after a month from my intro flight. I had my hands on the controls for most of the 1 hour flight. I had 30 min. of my time, with a few oh sh*t moments. I have a handle on this a little better now. flying straight is not bad. I have such a worry of not looking at the instruments that I found myself so focused on them I was unable to do much else. I losend my grip on the stick and looked up and out of the chopper and things smoothed right out. I am training in a R22 that is pretty cool. I noticed the wind will blow that little chopper everywhere. My instructor is really cool! Way to calm. At one point during my time. I asked him if he had his hand on the collective. He responded with "nope I am just trying to stay awake" so either that was a good comment or? Hoovering went well. He did complement me on my ability to stay calm and have small movements. So I will keep smiling and saving money for the next flight. I hope will be soon!!!!

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Congrats rookie chopper:) Keep after it. I haven't been the air for a better 3 weeks now and today was suppose to fly from 4:00-6:00 but it got canceled. I'm in the same boat as you, good line "keep smiling and saving money for the next flight". Good luck on your next flight.

 

Dom

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Same boat (ship? LOL) here, haven't been up since April. Cancelled flights due to OT shift at the FD, 500 HR maintenance, 7 stitches in my left hand, fog at the airport, and most recently airport is shut down next weekend for the Cleveland Grand Prix. But I'm already on the books 3 times in July, starting the 1st, and have a ride-a-long 12 hour shift in an EC135 later this month.

 

Keep after it guys, it'll come around! At least I hope it does. ;)

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Hell, its been so long I can't remember the difference between a cyclic and collective thingy...

 

Simple Roger, "cyclic" refers to anything from a bike. "Those handle bars are cyclic in nature." And the collective thingy is the gold plate they pass around at church sunday morning.

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Hell, its been so long I can't remember the difference between a cyclic and collective thingy...

 

 

There's a difference? I thought you used one if you were left handed or the other for right handers??

 

Gosh, now I feel stupid.

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Same boat (ship? LOL) here, haven't been up since April. Cancelled flights due to OT shift at the FD, 500 HR maintenance, 7 stitches in my left hand, fog at the airport, and most recently airport is shut down next weekend for the Cleveland Grand Prix. But I'm already on the books 3 times in July, starting the 1st, and have a ride-a-long 12 hour shift in an EC135 later this month.

 

Keep after it guys, it'll come around! At least I hope it does. ;)

 

 

 

Next date will be July 10th and I can't wait. I have found myself bringing my lunch to work, Less driving, less everything so I can save some more money to fly. Anything I can do the better. Ok! I did not know how much fun it really would be until I had control of the chopper. Man I can't wait to start doing this for a living. I hate my desk job!!! Thanks for the response guys. Happy flying.

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