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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 20:47
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Art E. Fischler-Reisen
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Harrier pilots had to get helicopter pilots to teach them how to hover. IIRC, they were given 5 hours at Shawbury, during my QHI'ing time there.

Most were probably unaware that teaching them to hover a Gazelle at Harrier hover heights (in the avoid curve) wasn't a particularly happy time for their QHIs. Obviously, "Bang seat let down" in the event of an engine failure wasn't an option.

Having been given the opportunity to fly the T4 from Gutersloh, I can say that it was quite stable in the hover compared to most helicopters. The approach on the braking stop was a bit weird, I have to admit, being very used to nose up to decel a helicopter.
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