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Archive: May 2018




May
15
2018

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - May 2018

Posted by Scott Skola

The latest on the Bell 525 is a 2019 delivery date. However, with the offshore industry saturated with existing aircraft, a Bell spokesman stated it plans for a “soft” service debut. It will be interesting how the old school pilots will take to the fly-by-wire controls in every day operations. Definitely something to keep an eye on. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



May
15
2018

Attending an FAA FIRC…A Labor of Love!

Posted by Randy Rowles

Every two (2) years, all Flight Instructors are mandated to renew their highly coveted flight instructor certificate. Although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides several paths to obtain a renewal, my preferred method is to attend a Flight Instructor Refresher Course or FIRC. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



May
15
2018

A Follow Up Email to my Listen and Learn Article

Posted by Randy Mains

I recently received an email from a Mr. Jay Humphrey, a helicopter pilot who flew combat in Afghanistan. He wrote because he’d read my column in the March/April issue of Rotorcraft Pro Magazine entitled “Listen and Learn.” Reading my article caused him to recall something he’d heard and then used to get himself out of a jam when he was overloaded during a combat rescue mission. I want to pass along his technique to you as it just might come in handy for you one day. I have used it on occasion and I can vouch for him. It does work. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth