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Articles for category Human Interest




Jul
18
2013

Flying the Osprey - Helicopter Dyslexia

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Flying the V-22 Osprey is a dream I could not have imagined happening in my lifetime. However, through a serendipitous meeting with Dr. Kevin Hutton, CEO of MedEvac Foundation International (the organization that sponsored me to be the keynote speaker at the Association of Air Medical Services, Air Medical Transport Conference) Kevin said he could arrange for me to ‘fly’ the Osprey simulator. It was an invitation too good to pass up. [Read More...]

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Jul
11
2013

Meet A Rotorcraft Pro Glenn Wargo

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RPMN: How did you get started transporting helicopters? WARGO: Well the first airframe I, myself, transported was my sailplane. I’d land out; we’d put it on a trailer and bring it back to the airport. But as far as H. W. Farren goes, I started work here in 1989. We moved big machinery back then; we didn’t really specialize in helicopter transport. [Read More...]

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Jun
28
2013

My 2 Cents Worth - Bad Ergonomics

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Badly thought-out ergonomics nearly got me killed in January 1969. As you may know, a segment of flight safety called ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices in the cockpit that fit the human body. The incident occurred three months into my one-year tour as a UH-1H Huey pilot in Vietnam. Ironically, it was my first real close brush with death over there, ironic because it didn’t come at the hand of a V.C. with an AK-47, or from an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade). Instead, I nearly lost my life at the hand of the company instructor pilot who was checking me out in the Bell 205 while giving me my aircraft commander check ride. [Read More...]

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May
23
2013

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro - Nicole Vandelaar

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RPMN: Tell me about your first flight. VANDELAAR: My first flight in a helicopter was in an R22 out of Troy, Michigan. I went to take the age old intro-flight out of a local flight school in college. We hovered over the skylight of a nearby mall, and quite frankly, it scared me. It took me about two weeks to admit that, but I was really impressed with the machine, so I decided to take up training. [Read More...]

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Apr
26
2013

Meet A Rotorcraft Pro - Scott Skola

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RPMN: What is your current position? I’ve been with a major Part 135 helicopter operator for more than 31 years and recently volunteered for transfer to our GOM operations as a field mechanic. Outside my day job, I also provide technical writing and research services through my side business, TEK Aviation LLC. [Read More...]

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Mar
22
2013

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Paul Schaaf

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RPMN: What is your current position? SCHAAF: Chief Pilot, Fairfax County, Virginia Police [Read More...]

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Mar
08
2013

Randy Mains - My 2 Cents Worth

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Ma’a salama (“Farewell” in Arabic) signaled my final goodbye to the Middle East on January 31st 2013, ending 28 years of flying in the land of sand. I feel fortunate to have been able to finish up my flying career as a flight simulator instructor and flight examiner in the Bell 412EP, operating from the CAE complex in Dubai where I trained and examined Airline Transport Pilots from more than 20 countries. I felt it was time to go because a little micro switch in my head suddenly tripped signaling, “It’s time to give back. “ [Read More...]

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Feb
28
2013

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro - Randy Rowles

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RPMN: What is your current position?I am the Vice President/General Manager of the ERA Training [Read More...]

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Jan
31
2013

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro - Ray Prouty

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RPM: Ray, how did you get your start as an aerodynamicist? Ray: I really started when I was growing up, building model airplanes. First it was airplane kits and then I wanted to start designing my own! I went to college at Washington State College for mechanical engineering, and then transferred to University of Washington because they had an aerodynamics course. [Read More...]

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Jan
25
2013

Salute to my Instrument Instructors

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SALUTE TO MY INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORSRandolph P. MainsI vividly remember my very first flight in [Read More...]

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