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Archive: August 2016




Aug
17
2016

Fatigue – The New Drunk Driving

Posted by Randy Mains

I’d been awake for 17 hours when the phone rang at 12:45 a.m. The communications specialist said, “There’s a scene call on Palomar Mountain. Will you be able to take the flight?” [Read More...]



Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth



Aug
17
2016

Maximum Performance Takeoff — Into IMC?

Posted by Randy Rowles

A few months ago I was visiting a large helicopter flight school. While touring the school, I had the opportunity to sit in on a ground school class. The students were training toward their helicopter instrument rating, so the material being presented was on that topic. My initial impression was very positive. I thought: Wow, these young aviators are getting a great education in a highly standardized, quality-based training environment. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Aug
17
2016

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - August 2016

Posted by Scott Skola

Back when the only inlet filter option for an Arriel engine was the bleed air type, it was a pain to comply with ground runs as the cowling had to remain installed with the filter bleed air line connected. There supposedly was a factory cap for the fitting on the engine that enabled removal of the cowling/filter assembly. But we, nor the tech reps, could ever procure one. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryROTORwrench