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Old 30th Jun 2020, 14:15
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helimutt
 
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I guess this comes from the offshore world teaching inexperienced pilots how to be gentle on the controls but what else do people think of the following type of approach? More a Heli deck type of landing I suppose.
0.5 miles, 50kts, 500’, 0.4 miles, 40kts, 400’, 0.3 miles, 30kts, 300’ which pretty much brings you to your decision point at around 30kts for moving across and down to a landing on the deck. No big collective movements required, no big speed changes required. But I guess it can often be very type specific.
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