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Articles for category Rotorcraft Checkride




Feb
23
2015

Sliding To A Standard - The Running/Roll-On Landing

Posted by Randy Rowles

Within the FAA’s practical test standard (PTS) for helicopters, the proficiency requirements to successfully demonstrate a running/roll-on landing are identified. They are seemingly simple: establish and maintain: a shallow approach angle, a proper rate of closure, and proper flight control technique after surface contact. The PTS wants us to talk about surface texture, height/velocity diagram, and factors affecting performance data, all really good topics. However, I’ve found a question that few applicants can answer: Why are we here? [Read More...]



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Jan
21
2015

Critical Reactions: When The Anti-Torque Stops Working

Posted by Randy Rowles

In last October’s issue, we discussed time-critical reaction requirements during an unanticipated [Read More...]



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Dec
03
2014

Instructional Burnout … Are You Feeling The Heat?

Posted by Randy Rowles

Any instructor having conducted significant hours of instruction has experienced instructional [Read More...]



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Nov
17
2014

Critical Reactions : Are Your Students Ready?

Posted by Randy Rowles

As helicopter pilots, we learn the art of autorotation early in our training program. We practice [Read More...]



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Nov
12
2014

DPE Refresh: The FAA’s SEED Program at Work

Posted by Randy Rowles

Did you recently take an examination facilitated by a FAA-appointed Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)? [Read More...]



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Nov
03
2014

FAA Practical Test Standards: Is The Minimum Good Enough

Posted by Randy Rowles

The FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) outline the minimum standards for a pilot applicant. The [Read More...]



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Jul
02
2014

Where Did They Learn That?

Posted by Randy Rowles

In an effort to find common ground with an applicant and relax them prior to a checkride, I often [Read More...]



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