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Jan
12
2010

NextGen Goals: Performace Based Navigation

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Categories: categoryTraining categoryRegulatory



Jan
05
2010

Perils of Airborne Law Enforcement Winter Operations

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For those law enforcement agencies that operate in cold weather environments, winter adds dangers we must consider before launching. Winter brings a combination of high moisture content and cold temperatures that pose a threat of engine, airframe, and blade icing. During day and night operations, snow and ice become significant threats in many ways. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryTraining categorySafety categoryHelicopter Sectors



Dec
29
2009

Funding Flight Training Education

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In November of 2008, a helicopter flight training school in Broomfield, Colorado, received their part 141 Certification, a designation earned through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The process of writing a standardized curriculum, training the Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), and upgrading classroom facilities was rigorous, but the owners and instructors at this school were convinced that the benefits they would receive through certification would far out-weigh the heavy workload necessary to get there.They anticipated that their students would qualify for career training loans at a variety of banks and lending institutions, that the State of Colorado would allow access to training grants and loans available, and that ultimately federal grants and loans would be available to students who qualify through the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1956. It didn’t take long for those beliefs to be shattered. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryBecoming A Pilot categoryTraining



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


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