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Dec
28
2009

WIND LOGGERS

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‘You the Pilot? (Would you ever want to deny it?) By Dorcey (Captain Methane) Wingo I vividly recall, while enduring the Army’s primary helicopter flight training, that to a man, we were so proud to be pilots! Well, not exactly yet, since we were still just a gaggle of lowly Warrant Officer Candidates and our silver wings were many months away, if ever. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Dec
28
2009

Why you don't make any money!

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Why you don't make any money! By Willie Dykes Foreword: The article is a little raw. It is an attempt to describe a 37 year love/hate relationship with this industry. The open-endedness is deliberate. Though it's a little hard to see in the exchanges contained inonline forums, I have found helicopter pilots to be among the most intelligent, clear thinking, and broad minded people on the planet. They don't need to be told what to do. This problem of ours needs all the creativity and energy we can muster from the boys. If the discussion/debate is kept loud and noisy, the solution will emerge-usually from the least likely source. Your site is the best thing we have going for us. Power to the people. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryBecoming A Pilot



Dec
28
2009

Why helicopters are better than women....

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Why helicopters are better than women.... By JH Visitor · Helicopters don’t object to a pre-flight inspection. · Helicopters can be turned on at any time, just by the flick of a switch. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Dec
28
2009

Water Drops

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Water Drops By Ken Carlton Dropping water on a fire is nothing new. I'm sure the cave men knew how to do it; it's just that fire fighting with a helicopter has elevated and complicated the art. Water gets expensive when picked and dropped by a helicopter. Fighting a large fire is more expensive yet. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Dec
28
2009

Understanding the Hiring Process

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Understanding the Hiring Process! By Lyn Burks As published in Rotorcraft Professional Magazine December 2008 So here you are, a Helicopter CFII who has been teaching in the "training bubble" for the last eighteen months and now you are bucking your first job in the real world of working helicopters. Or, perhaps you are transitioning out of Military flying and into the Civilian market. In either case, you may be looking for a little insight into what the general hiring process is like. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryCareer Development



Dec
28
2009

The UN-Official JH Forum Posting Checklist

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The UN-Official JH Forum Posting Checklist By AJH Visitor The forum at JH can be a rough and tumble place to exchange ideas. The following is a humorous "poke" at the Forum of Justhelicopters.com. It was submitted by a JH Visitor. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Dec
28
2009

The Life of an EMS Pilot (emergency medical services)

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The Life of an EMS Pilot (emergency medical services) By Dan Lassner I became an EMS pilot last July. This is a short story of what I went through. I was trained to fly helicopters in the Army at Fort Wolters , Texas (Hillers) and Fort Rucker Alabama in 1971. I learned to fly helicopters in Viet Nam in 1972 (C Troop(AIR)/ 16th Cavalry/Darkhorse11). I learned I didn't care for the peace-time Army at Fort Knox in 1973. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Dec
28
2009

The Life of an Army Helicopter Pilot

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The Life of an Army Helicopter Pilot by CW3 BERNIE SMITH, US ARMY I offer this article as an Army UH-60 Blackhawk pilot since 1990, therefore my views are that of the Army and not any other Service. I will give information as accurate as I can. Pilots of other Army aircraft may disagree on some details, such as the Blackhawk being the finest helicopter ever produced. Thanks Igor. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryBecoming A Pilot categoryHelicopter Sectors



Dec
28
2009

The Life of a Test Pilot

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The Life of a Test Pilot by SHAWN COYLE Test Pilot Background The first thing that has to be made clear is that Test Pilot refers to Research and Development, Certification or Engineering flight testing. The US Army has a course they call the Test Pilot course, but it should be more properly called the 'Post Maintenance Check Pilot (PMCF) course. The two are completely different. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryBecoming A Pilot categoryTraining categoryHelicopter Sectors



Dec
28
2009

Offshore Flying in the Gulf of Mexico

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Offshore Flying in the Gulf of Mexico by Stan Grossman What We Do Helicopters have been serving the oil industry for over fifty years. From humble beginnings they've become an indispensible component in the support of offshore oil and gas production. At last count the Gulf of Mexico oil field employed some 600 helicopters. The great majority of offshore flying involves transporting personnel and cargo to and from the specialized vessels, drilling rigs, production platforms, and pipeline terminals where the work of producing oil and natural gas is done. We're also often tasked to patrol pipelines for signs of leaks or damage. There's an occasional requirement to sling a load, but very infrequently and almost never with a long line. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors


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