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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2011, 06:06
Replies: 26
Views: 3,606
Posted By Stan Switek

When I first got my license, like everyone else,...

When I first got my license, like everyone else, I did a ton or power recovery autos. Never did a full touch down auto till some time later when I lost an engine in flight at about 400' AGL and had...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2009, 21:55
Replies: 52
Views: 13,636
Posted By Stan Switek

Good example here: qTFVQOkAneM

Good example here:

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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2009, 21:49
Replies: 7
Views: 6,943
Posted By Stan Switek

Remembering Joe Pike

It is with great sadness I announce the loss of Joe Pike. Joe, my first flight instructor from 1981, has been lost in an accident in California. Joe was an excellent pilot and a mans man. He was an...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2009, 07:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By Stan Switek

I was an aircraft owner at one time. I always...

I was an aircraft owner at one time. I always maintained possession of the aircraft logs except when maintenance was documenting work that was done.
In addition to the originals, I always maintained...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2009, 07:07
Replies: 402
Views: 107,567
Posted By Stan Switek

The MASH choppers were Bell 47 D1's as Matari...

The MASH choppers were Bell 47 D1's as Matari correctly stated. After the MASH series ended, the aircraft used in the series were purchased by a flight school at Chino Airport. I had the opportunity...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2009, 20:10
Replies: 48
Views: 9,224
Posted By Stan Switek

I have to admit it is entertaining watching those...

I have to admit it is entertaining watching those with no formal police training, minimal knowledge of the law or experience in police procedures throw out wild ass guesses as to why certain things...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2009, 03:58
Replies: 296
Views: 116,788
Posted By Stan Switek

I owned a 300C for 5 years. Parts are very...

I owned a 300C for 5 years. Parts are very expensive. Few A/C for sale were as represented. If considering a purchase, get someone who really knows the 300 to do the prebuy. I cannot emphasize this...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2009, 03:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By Stan Switek

Stan Switek.... Gracias Ned...

Stan Switek.... Gracias Ned...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2009, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By Stan Switek

After reading the article on Lynn Tilton of MD...

After reading the article on Lynn Tilton of MD helicopters in this months Rotor & Wing, I am thinking there is a possibility she may announce the location of MD's new all under one roof location.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2009, 16:55
Replies: 21
Views: 7,854
Posted By Stan Switek

I'll be going. I'm a long time Orange County...

I'll be going. I'm a long time Orange County resident. If anyone needs suggestions are far has restaurants etc. If I can be of any assistance to anyone, let me know. Of course I'm always available to...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2009, 15:18
Replies: 58
Views: 12,727
Posted By Stan Switek

If you go to TMZ.com and do a search using the...

If you go to TMZ.com and do a search using the pilots last name, there are several stories/videos. Reportedly, according to the media, this guys license has been suspended four times. One of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2009, 06:30
Replies: 58
Views: 12,727
Posted By Stan Switek

My department always did it's job & notified ICE...

My department always did it's job & notified ICE when we arrested illegal aliens on criminal charges which was frequently. Department policy was to fax written notification to ICE upon arresting any...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2009, 15:44
Replies: 58
Views: 12,727
Posted By Stan Switek

You may be making reference to this?...

You may be making reference to this? http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/documents2/puc051107.pdf

The PUC is just another code or tool such as the penal code or vehicle code. There are 29...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2009, 12:35
Replies: 58
Views: 12,727
Posted By Stan Switek

Phil, Federal law and state laws often...

Phil,

Federal law and state laws often intersect here in the USA. I'll give you an example of an incident I was involved in around the early 1980's.

I was flying around turning avgas jet into...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2009, 05:06
Replies: 58
Views: 12,727
Posted By Stan Switek

The vast majority of police pilots in the USA are...

The vast majority of police pilots in the USA are fully sworn police officers. All the pilots at LAPD are sworn officers. If a law enforcement pilot sees an aircraft being operated in a reckless...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2009, 18:25
Replies: 61
Views: 6,089
Posted By Stan Switek

Some possibly overlooked quotes from the article:...

Some possibly overlooked quotes from the article:

"But a security guard told them to stop – despite the crew being allowed by law to land anywhere and damage property to get to a patient."

‘The...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2009, 17:25
Replies: 61
Views: 6,089
Posted By Stan Switek

Sounds like an over officious security guard is...

Sounds like an over officious security guard is the issue here. I can tell you that in the USA most states have laws against interference with police/fire/EMS personnel. Those law apply on private...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2009, 20:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,960
Posted By Stan Switek

Easy there. While I too find the comments...

Easy there. While I too find the comments objectionable, I hardly think America has a corner on the market when it come to uncivilized behavior.:=
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2009, 02:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By Stan Switek

The reality is that once signed off to fly PIC,...

The reality is that once signed off to fly PIC, it's pretty standard to have a more senior pilot in the other seat for the next few hundred hours.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2009, 03:58
Replies: 227
Views: 46,099
Posted By Stan Switek

Please note the part where I stated "hopefully."...

Please note the part where I stated "hopefully." The men of the last four generations of my family have all produced sons. I'd say the odds are in my favor that I may have a grandson one day. It's...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2009, 22:48
Replies: 227
Views: 46,099
Posted By Stan Switek

I've worn my Rolex GMT Master daily for over 10...

I've worn my Rolex GMT Master daily for over 10 years. Never had it serviced. Keeps perfect time. I get a lot of comments, "Is that real?" "Yup.":)
Some day it will be my sons watch & hopefully his...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2008, 05:35
Replies: 227
Views: 46,099
Posted By Stan Switek

My weapon of choice. ...

My weapon of choice.
http://www.pilotswatch.nl/images/rolex_gmt/rolex_gmt.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Dec 2008, 16:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Stan Switek

If you are speaking of the rescue at dusk in the...

If you are speaking of the rescue at dusk in the crater, it was reportedly done at 10,000' MSL with quite a bit of fuel on board. That doesnt even factor in the DA which is also an issue as Maui is a...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2008, 02:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By Stan Switek

You might want to talk to someone at the Los...

You might want to talk to someone at the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Air Unit. They flew MD600's at one time & got rid of them in a very short period of time. I heard lots unhappiness from the guys...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2008, 16:12
Replies: 107
Views: 22,885
Posted By Stan Switek

I find it interesting the pilot turned on the aux...

I find it interesting the pilot turned on the aux fuel pump about one mile from home but didn't see a low fuel light.
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