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Archive: January 2018




Jan
15
2018

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - January 2018

Posted by Scott Skola

Good to see you survived another year. As I mentioned last month, we will be using the Lama-Nator’s “daily inspection tip format” on other helicopter models for this year’s tips and tricks. And the first stop will be the ever present Bell 407. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Jan
15
2018

Writing a Book for Loved Ones

Posted by Randy Mains

Whenever I am doing book signings the most common statement I hear is, “You know I’ve always wanted to write a book.” I look up from the book I’m signing at the person who said it, usually a pilot, and I say, “Well why don’t you then?” [Read More...]



Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth



Jan
15
2018

180-Degree Autorotation: Stop the Carnage!

Posted by Randy Rowles

During the last quarter of 2017 (October 2017 – December 2017), there were three (3) helicopter accidents within the Instructional/Training segment. This represented 16% of the total accidents that occurred during that timeframe. Of those accidents, 1 was fatal. Although there has been a reduction in the number of helicopter training accidents, the maneuvers in which many of our accidents occur remain steady. Of those maneuvers, the 180-degree autorotation remains near the top of the list. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride