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8th Feb 2020, 21:05
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By Arm out the window

Just to throw in another 2 cents, the limited...

Just to throw in another 2 cents, the limited panel skills referred to above, once ingrained, really help you to 'reverse engineer' an idea of what's going on outside in the event one or more...
7th Feb 2020, 07:20
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By Arm out the window

What Dorf said - sound orientation, tracking and...

What Dorf said - sound orientation, tracking and intercept skills using dials are a great basis for being able to deal with different types and equipment fits, and for handling emergencies when the...
22nd Jan 2020, 05:19
Replies: 67
Views: 13,449
Posted By Arm out the window

I find there are are generally two schools of...

I find there are are generally two schools of thought when this comes up:
1. Don't teach VFR pilots how to fly on instruments because it will lead to a false sense of security and cause them to push...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2019, 07:14
Replies: 183
Views: 33,132
Posted By Arm out the window

Hopefully there is some magic new transmission...

Hopefully there is some magic new transmission mechanism that will allow pilots who don't have to worry about power any more not have to worry about the drive line either!!
13th Oct 2019, 00:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By Arm out the window

I listened to it a couple of days ago - what a...

I listened to it a couple of days ago - what a pleasure, or more correctly what an honour, to hear him speak so frankly and compassionately about his experiences. His matter-of-fact descriptions were...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2018, 07:39
Replies: 68
Views: 4,362
Posted By Arm out the window

Probably is 20 years for me - 98-ish, or maybe...

Probably is 20 years for me - 98-ish, or maybe 99. My favourite thing was the limerick thread for a fair while, I still chortle a bit when remembering the creative rhyme for what the Grand Old Duke...
5th Aug 2018, 06:21
Replies: 21
Views: 3,446
Posted By Arm out the window

That's particularly concerning, seeing as it's...

That's particularly concerning, seeing as it's such a fundamental thing. What are the reasons for it, would you say? A few possibles that spring to mind are:
- instructors not confident enough
-...
9th Jun 2018, 11:59
Replies: 187
Views: 16,859
Posted By Arm out the window

And furthermore, how high up the wall can you...

And furthermore, how high up the wall can you p***?
9th Jun 2018, 03:51
Replies: 187
Views: 16,859
Posted By Arm out the window

You can, in abnormal circumstances that you...

You can, in abnormal circumstances that you couldn't have reasonably foreseen. Poor planning or in-flight management doesn't qualify though, as I'm sure you already know.
9th Jun 2018, 01:08
Replies: 187
Views: 16,859
Posted By Arm out the window

Sunfish, I'm just saying if you planned properly...

Sunfish, I'm just saying if you planned properly and did all the right things in flight but still ended up running short of fuel (unforecast fog at destination, blocked runway, fuel system...
8th Jun 2018, 22:52
Replies: 187
Views: 16,859
Posted By Arm out the window

Yes, fairly pointless declaring a mayday unless...

Yes, fairly pointless declaring a mayday unless you’re in CTA.
However, people just shouldn’t be landing with less than fixed reserve without a bloody good excuse, so if they get caught out by...
8th Jun 2018, 21:40
Replies: 187
Views: 16,859
Posted By Arm out the window

One point that doesn’t seem to crack much of a...

One point that doesn’t seem to crack much of a mention here is what happens in-flight to update the fuel plan enroute.
Yes, the first critical step is to work out as accurate a plan on the ground as...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2017, 00:23
Replies: 18
Views: 7,321
Posted By Arm out the window

Anyway, back to nav bashing ... nothing wrong...

Anyway, back to nav bashing ... nothing wrong with that!!
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2017, 00:22
Replies: 18
Views: 7,321
Posted By Arm out the window

Funny how our minds work, isn't it? Bloke from...

Funny how our minds work, isn't it? Bloke from 'somewhere else' gets killed in a helicopter and the sole topic of conversation is navs for helicopters or not.

Another thread about a crash just a...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2017, 10:12
Replies: 68
Views: 11,623
Posted By Arm out the window

Pretty simple - just gently ease the nose to the...

Pretty simple - just gently ease the nose to the closest horizon, set around hover power with collective and keep it straight with pedal.

Don't slam the cyclic forward, just go gently and mast...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2017, 05:09
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,941,586
Posted By Arm out the window

I was on a bus one day and the bloke in front of...

I was on a bus one day and the bloke in front of me had squashed a meat pie on to each of his ears. What's that all about, I said, to which he replied:

"I'm on a pioneer tour."
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2017, 05:08
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,941,586
Posted By Arm out the window

Hey, you want a piecost? What's a piecost? ...

Hey, you want a piecost?
What's a piecost?
About $3.50 with sauce.

How many ears did Davy Crockett have?
3 - a left ear, a right ear and a wild front ear.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2017, 04:21
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,941,586
Posted By Arm out the window

Newsflash: "Pommy navy - proudly hitting...

Newsflash:

"Pommy navy - proudly hitting Australian reefs from 1770 to 2002."
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2017, 09:27
Replies: 64
Views: 5,189
Posted By Arm out the window

The Fat Lady

The Fat Lady
13th May 2017, 23:58
Replies: 613
Views: 164,564
Posted By Arm out the window

Spec aircrew is a bit of a vexed issue, that's...

Spec aircrew is a bit of a vexed issue, that's for sure.

From a 'greater good' point of view, I think it's great there's at least some mechanism to keep valuable experience in squadrons by...
22nd Apr 2017, 00:34
Replies: 32
Views: 5,554
Posted By Arm out the window

I think the crux of this is that to the...

I think the crux of this is that to the 'reasonable' person on the street, a wind farm sounds like it might be a hazard to air navigation.

In reality though, I firmly believe (with a good...
31st Mar 2017, 08:41
Replies: 613
Views: 164,564
Posted By Arm out the window

That's right, malcontents and deadwood was the...

That's right, malcontents and deadwood was the term, S.D.Evans the utterer I think?
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2017, 10:38
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,941,586
Posted By Arm out the window

Don't forget the one about little Johnny wanting...

Don't forget the one about little Johnny wanting to grow up to be a pilot and being told "You can't do both!"
26th Mar 2017, 03:32
Replies: 32
Views: 5,554
Posted By Arm out the window

Honest question, Suastiastu - it appears you are...

Honest question, Suastiastu - it appears you are planning to use an argument based on the idea that windfarms are a hazard to air navigation. Do you really believe that can be the case?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2017, 03:22
Replies: 22
Views: 4,555
Posted By Arm out the window

Chickensniffer, I think it's great that you're...

Chickensniffer, I think it's great that you're trying to get a better idea of the factors affecting the types of approaches that helicopters do. It's a lot better than what a lot of people seem to do...
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