Archive: May 2015
The town folk, startled, exchange glances. They know what it means. The gun slingers are coming. There’s no denying the impact. Even the creaky honkytonk piano in the Old Saloon cannot compete against the rapidly approaching wind storm, and falls strangely and abruptly silent. Mothers scoop up their children, and run for cover. Old men nervously finish their drinks. The bar tender quickly places a full whiskey bottle on the bar, double checks the cleanliness of the half dozen shot glasses, and then quickly retires to the far end of the long wooden bar. He pretends to busy himself polishing glass ware, but he too is listening. And waiting. [Read More...]
Couple quickies this month.
Bell 206 series: String aligning M/R blades can be a bit tedious. One cheat to see the string better is to fabricate a couple stringing mirrors. You can use pieces from a broken mirror, or simply buy a couple small rectangular mirrors that will sit across the top of the M/R blade bolt. [Read More...]
Without reservation, I can say that I have found my passion in life. I love teaching the art of helicopter flight. I don’t know when, where, or why my passion for sharing my love for helicopters developed, I only know that I enjoy it. Equally enjoyable is serving the FAA as a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). Do all instructors share this passion? If not, what motivates instructors in their vital role within our industry? [Read More...]
Maintenance engineers and mechanics have known about ‘The Dirty Dozen’ for years. They are the 12 most common human error preconditions or conditions that act as precursors to accidents or incidents for mechanics. [Read More...]
My Two Cents Worth