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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2020, 13:27
Replies: 7
Views: 5,265
Posted By grumpytroll

formation flying

Formation flying takes training by an experienced person(s). Careful planning including agreement on airspeed, altitude and separation. Practice. Concentration. If you've flown formation in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2020, 03:03
Replies: 119
Views: 45,579
Posted By grumpytroll

I i ever

If I walked in to work and the aircraft was already running..To the pilot on duty, "go out and shut that damn thing off". One of us might be leaving the company permanently depending on what happens...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2019, 02:36
Replies: 39
Views: 13,056
Posted By grumpytroll

505

It kind of looks like the original Prius with a tail boom attached. As I recall, that car took a bit of criticism for its look and yet they've sold billions of em.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2017, 23:42
Replies: 1
Views: 2,116
Posted By grumpytroll

barbed wire

Does it appear that the barbed wire sliced through the main rotor blades?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2017, 18:50
Replies: 46
Views: 6,039
Posted By grumpytroll

Birds versus drones?

Are you seriously trying to compare birds to drones as a justification for their use?

Sorry friend. Birds are a natural and important part of the entire ecosystem on our planet. There are...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2016, 20:30
Replies: 29
Views: 7,775
Posted By grumpytroll

Interview with the inventor(second link)

The Incredible Flyboard Air (http://www.flixxy.com/the-incredible-flyboard-air.htm)

Yes, the jet-powered hoverboard is real, and yes, the creator has crashed it - The Verge...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2016, 14:26
Replies: 29
Views: 7,775
Posted By grumpytroll

Check this flying!

http://www.flixxy.com/the-incredible-flyboard-air.htm
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2016, 20:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,872
Posted By grumpytroll

Interesting..the future is racing toward us

Trains with no driver, cars with no driver, planes/helicopters with no driver. Boats with no driver. These currently exist are are in wide use.


News from The Associated Press...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2015, 17:25
Replies: 1,032
Views: 189,992
Posted By grumpytroll

consider arizona

There are several training schools in Arizona that are good. The cost of living in Arizona is very competitive, especially compared to Hawaii. The weather is hard to beat, even compared to Hawaii...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2015, 06:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By grumpytroll

great help

I used the oeaaa.faa.gov link and it took me to the exact place I needed. I forwarded the letter I had sent to Garmin and I am expecting to hear back from one or both of them soon. Thanks for the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2015, 17:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By grumpytroll

Thank you

I went to that link and from there I was able to find a place that at least seemed like it might get to someone. I also found out that I was a registered user of the site although I don't recall ever...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2015, 16:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By grumpytroll

Garmin updates for obstacles

Ladies and Gents,

I have identified a couple of towers in my area that do not show up on my GMX 200 moving map display. I have the lat/longs for the towers and want to notify Garmin of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2015, 02:49
Replies: 11
Views: 2,578
Posted By grumpytroll

The U.S. government

The Unites States government owns and operates another nearly 7,000 helicopters. They are not registered with the FAA in most cases. Hawks, Apaches etc. A lot of the pilots are commercially rated...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2015, 18:53
Replies: 80
Views: 12,502
Posted By grumpytroll

More reputable operators

Drone intercepted near Maryland prison, officials say - Baltimore Sun (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-prison-drone-20150824-story.html)
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2015, 00:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,578
Posted By grumpytroll

a very quick google search

2008
United States Population : 307,645,336
Active Pilots PPL or higher : 529,882 (Not counting student certificates)
Active Rotorcraft Pilots PPL or higher: 34,822


If my math is right:
.1%...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Aug 2015, 17:23
Replies: 80
Views: 12,502
Posted By grumpytroll

enforcement?

Pilot reports of close calls with drones soar in 2015 | Vertical Magazine - The Pulse of the Helicopter Industry (http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article/32423)

I guess there are some ways to...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2015, 22:49
Replies: 80
Views: 12,502
Posted By grumpytroll

Lets talk drones

Drones getting in the way of emergency responders - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC (http://www.wect.com/story/29746508/drones-getting-in-the-way-of-emergency-responders)
...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2015, 04:44
Replies: 33
Views: 5,350
Posted By grumpytroll

Cost and strength

Bottom line is that building/constructing most anything is easier and cheaper if it is square as opposed to round. Not only the pad itself but the underlying support structure. I have seen very...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2015, 22:08
Replies: 137
Views: 27,430
Posted By grumpytroll

A face to the tragedy

Buried Alive: What It's Like to Be Rescued from an Avalanche Video - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/buried-alive-rescued-avalanche-22490976)

The pilot featured in this story is...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2015, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 3,318
Posted By grumpytroll

Goggles?

Do these pilots have NVG's?

This requirement for one pilot to have landed on each spot every six months seems unnecessary/ridiculous/extremely overcautious to me.

I am really confused by this...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2015, 20:48
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,353,178
Posted By grumpytroll

please, no

I hope this interesting thread is not going to turn into a discussion/argument about everyone's opinion on what to eat and why. I am certain there are lots of websites and chat forums that do all...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2015, 04:33
Replies: 35
Views: 5,074
Posted By grumpytroll

I get this

This question is not about whether you have to land or not. Its about an argument/ego battle between some pilots who work at competing flight schools.

Now here is the real answer. land your damn...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2015, 01:13
Replies: 49
Views: 15,933
Posted By grumpytroll

okay...

The Louisville Slugger baseball bat factory is downtown. Fascinating tour and pretty nice museum. You can buy a personalized bat (your very own signature). Yes, there are some amazing and lovely...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2015, 18:59
Replies: 28
Views: 8,412
Posted By grumpytroll

Duluth!

I grew up in superior, wi. Right across the river! Still have mucho family in the area. My sis and her husband have a lovely cabin on the Whiteface Reservoir just north of duluth. Please keep it...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2015, 03:49
Replies: 28
Views: 8,412
Posted By grumpytroll

Other life adventures

Gordy,

The brewpub, The Grumpy Troll Brewery, Restaurant and Pizzeria - $old!

Sold it to my bookkeeper. She is rockin the place.

TheGrumpyTroll.com
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