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Old 2nd Sep 2021, 17:26
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I found that video, from 0:48 on


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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 02:05
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FH, you're both an ignorant and arrogant sod who knows little, sorry Mods. I was born within a few days of Chuck flying his first combat mission, if you knew of Chuck's real history and personality you wouldn't be giving him the over fawning idolatry, but then you're a Yank and he's one of yours. Bonehead helicopter pilot heh, how many close calls have you had where the same analysis could have been made, don't say none, because you'd be lying.
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 06:09
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Originally Posted by skadi View Post
I found that video, from 0:48 on

https://youtu.be/CVklFjH4Okk

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Hmm, at 1:00 he was about one and a half MR diameter above ground and the evil yaw only started ever so slowly.

How about: "Staying put" instead of pulling collective and flying away?
e.g. descending at same rate and waiting for ground effect to enable one to further back off collective, thereby reducing anti-torque needs?

I guess simply continuing to land would have save it. Is that an unrealistic assumption of me?
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 07:55
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Originally Posted by Reely340 View Post
Hmm, at 1:00 he was about one and a half MR diameter above ground and the evil yaw only started ever so slowly.

How about: "Staying put" instead of pulling collective and flying away?
e.g. descending at same rate and waiting for ground effect to enable one to further back off collective, thereby reducing anti-torque needs?

I guess simply continuing to land would have save it. Is that an unrealistic assumption of me?

Exactly my thoughts!

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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 14:44
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Originally Posted by FH1100 Pilot View Post
Ohhh, dear Megan. Close out Tik Tok for a moment, will you? Look sweetie, you have to take into consideration the totality of C. Yeager's life and accomplishments. I realize that they all happened well before you were born, and so therefore don't count, something that is typical among you millennials. (Hell, for that matter the Beatles happened before you were born, too, and you probably consider BTS to be cutting edge.) And so you took one screwup of Yeager's and used that to invalidate his whole career and equate it with that of some bonehead helicopter pilot who couldn't fly his way out of an LTA event, eh? That about right, missy?
I imagine Megan has been called many things in his life, but I'm damned sure this is the first time he's been called a millenial!
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 15:56
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ow about: "Staying put" instead of pulling collective and flying away?
e.g. descending at same rate and waiting for ground effect to enable one to further back off collective, thereby reducing anti-torque needs?

I guess simply continuing to land would have save it. Is that an unrealistic assumption of me?
The difficulty with continuing his descent was the fact that there was a bus underneath him; possibly full of orphaned children.
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Old 4th Sep 2021, 01:31
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Originally Posted by FH1100 Pilot View Post
...dear Megan. Close out Tik Tok for a moment, will you? Look sweetie...
I can't let that one fly without comment...Extremely disrespectful to say that about a veteran who has served his country, who has considerable combat experience, who's been shot down on multiple occasions by enemy action (usually on a Sunday), and with more hours in the logbook than almost anybody else here. That be the end of it.
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Old 4th Sep 2021, 05:40
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
The difficulty with continuing his descent was the fact that there was a bus underneath him; possibly full of orphaned children.
There was no bus underneath on the initial approach to the soccerfield

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Old 4th Sep 2021, 13:32
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well, isn't that the most misogynistic post i have read in awhile
you should probably offer an apology
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Old 4th Sep 2021, 15:30
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well, isn't that the most misogynistic post i have read in awhile
you should probably offer an apology
misogynistic???? Ignorant - yes. Disrespectful - certainly. Worthy of an apology - absolutely. But I don't see the misogyny in there......
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 04:22
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misogynistic???? Ignorant - yes. Disrespectful - certainly. Worthy of an apology - absolutely. But I don't see the misogyny in there......
sweety
missy

both terms used as feminine and weak in their context and used to oppress women in a male dominated career.
dont worry, i too have used the terms loosely in the past, and have been getting slapped by the women who have had enough of it, even as minor as we think it is.
I have learned, so can you.
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 07:41
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I take your point and I have learned but I am not aboard the outrage bus and not entirely convinced Megan is female given Gullibell's and 212 man's use of the masculine gender when describing his service.

FH's use of those terms doesn't make him a misogynist, just a c**k.

Perhaps Megan could confirm or deny
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 08:38
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Good news FH, the TOTM ([email protected] of the month) award panel called, your trophy is ready for collection.
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 14:38
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Originally Posted by Bell_ringer View Post
Good news FH, the TOTM ([email protected] of the month) award panel called, your trophy is ready for collection.
Well I'm honored! But...whatever will you replace it with in your trophy case? Won't it leave a big hole?
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 15:44
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Where are the moderators? This thread is all getting a bit puerile.
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 16:49
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Perhaps Megan could confirm or deny
I had my first suck on the professional aviation teat with the commencement of pre flight at Mainside, one notable ground instructor was Rick Adams who had the distinction of being shot down twice over the north while driving the F-8.

https://lfeldhaus.tripod.com/cmdrjac...susn/id46.html

From pre flight, VT-1 Saufley T-34B, Whiting South VT-3 T-28, VT-5 Saufley T-28 all flying done at Barin, VT-6 Sherman T-28, HT-8 Ellyson TH-13M, H-34, Wings, US Army slick driver IV Corp Mekong based.

FH ought to be able to discern sex from that, given his stated residence locale I sure as hell hope he's not ex USN, that would be a great disappointment, he's certainly not showing the qualities the organisation demanded.

I'll bale with the following advice, FH needs a piece,.

A wise man once told me that the key to success in this sport depends solely on how you hold your mouth. I looked puzzled initially, so he answered my question. ‘ You can tell a lot about what is going through a persons mind by the way they hold their mouth.’ If someone has a confident grin, then they are probably in control of their actions. If they looked shocked, then they have probably done something for the first time, or they just realised that they’ve done something that they probably shouldn’t. However the most important thing about how you how you hold your mouth is how big it needs to be if someone asks you to swallow a piece of….Humble Pie.

There are many ingredients in humble Pie, the most flavoursome being pride. You will definitely taste the pride as you swallow your first piece. The remaining ingredients are like the eleven secret herbs and spices, mysterious though a recognisable flavour. As life goes on, you’ll grow accustomed to the taste and might learn to savour the flavour. If you live to be older and bolder, normally it becomes your job to pass on the recipe to the younger generation. When someone tells you that they’ve eaten it before, believe them, it is true. Everybody eats humble pie, sooner or later.

If you don’t like Humble Pie and aren’t prepared to eat it, then the next time you are in a situation which warrants eating another piece, you might be wishing that you had a tasting, just for good karma. A frosty cold beverage aids digestion. Obey your thirst…SIMPLE.
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 17:28
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Well worth a read- quite a character!
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 04:25
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Returning to the thread for a second.

YT is littered with Mils doing this trick.

Natural selection?
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 05:47
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YT is littered with Mils doing this trick.

Natural selection
The 206 was there first, you would think Mil might have learnt all about what Bell coyly calls LTE.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 07:20
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Originally Posted by RVDT View Post
Returning to the thread for a second.

YT is littered with Mils doing this trick.

Natural selection?
It does seem to be a very typical Mil accident with endless examples caught on video.

I was looking through the Aviation Safety Network database, and counted around 1,200 Mil8/Mil17 written off in accidents!

Wikipedia does list the model as being the highest production helicopter ever, with “17,000+”, but even taking that into account it seems a huge number of crashes. I can’t imagine any other mass produced helicopter type comes close, as a proportion of airframes manufactured.

The Bell UH1 series production is listed on Wiki as “16,000+”, but the ASN database only shows about 700 of those written off (and that does seem to include the ones lost during the Vietnam war).

(Edit - does look as if the R44 rivals the Mil for proportion lost in accidents - don’t have time to count now, but at a quick look I think the number may be around 800 losses from 6,300+ produced …)

(Edit - had a better look now, and I count about 490 R44s listed on ASN as written off - disclaimer, this is not an accurate count (by me!)

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