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Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2006, 18:30
Replies: 209
Views: 40,374
Posted By fishboy

fish Demarcation lines?

Why would you want to spend any time at all on the lee side of a mountain? That's fine if you and the winds are light. If they're anything above 30kts, you should stay well away from the lee side and...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2006, 10:40
Replies: 71
Views: 5,959
Posted By fishboy

fish Agreed

Fully agree with you Cyclic Hotline.

I've worked both sides of the Atlantic (plus other places) and did my original training in the US. I came back here to the UK with plenty of experience and...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2006, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,885
Posted By fishboy

fish Leave it ALONE!

It would be like driving along a straight road road at a constant speed whilst moving the wheel back and forth for no reason.
I makes me crazy when I see pilots stirring away too:*
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2006, 09:54
Replies: 37
Views: 3,537
Posted By fishboy

fish Go to the US, you'll probably be treated right...

Go to the US, you'll probably be treated right and you won't have to cancel or swap that many days for weather.
That instructor sounds like a :mad: anyway, when I was doing that job, the student...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2006, 10:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By fishboy

fish Pawan Hans management is yet to devise a strategy...

Pawan Hans management is yet to devise a strategy to cub the exit of trained talent. In government-owned airlines like Air India, Air India Express and Indian Airlines, pilots and employees had...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2006, 10:16
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By fishboy

fish Every single attempt was 0.187 maybe not the...

Every single attempt was 0.187 maybe not the quickest but does consistency count?:E
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 23:02
Replies: 24
Views: 2,402
Posted By fishboy

We could all just wear dark glasses, flying...

We could all just wear dark glasses, flying jackets and big watches:E
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 22:55
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

AT LAST! I have found something that the CAA and...

AT LAST! I have found something that the CAA and I have in common:ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 22:48
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

I totally agree that you should have to pass an...

I totally agree that you should have to pass an Instrument test in any aircraft that you fly.
My only point is that the original training does not need to be accomplished in a twin, IFR rated...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 22:43
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

Yes I'm sure that you spent most of the time...

Yes I'm sure that you spent most of the time flying instruments, I would hope so too, considering that is what you will probably be doing with it. But I'm also sure you spent at least as much time...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 22:33
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

OK, last one. I understand that flying a big...

OK, last one.

I understand that flying a big twin, or whatever; you will be flying actual IMC on a regular basis, but an instrument rating shows that you have the required skills to fly on...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 22:09
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

fish Thanks CF. I thought that was the case. I'm...

Thanks CF.
I thought that was the case. I'm curious as to WHY...

I originally did my Instrument rating in the USA, (on a schweizer 300).:O Everyone knows you are not going to fly IFR in a 300 but...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 21:54
Replies: 24
Views: 2,402
Posted By fishboy

fish I'll be there Sunday.:ok:

I'll be there Sunday.:ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 21:50
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

Hmmm, so maybe I AM missing something. I...

Hmmm, so maybe I AM missing something. I apologise. Does that mean you can go get an instrument rating in a single Squirrel (Not IFR rated)? It would have all the capability to fly approaches and...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 21:40
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

fish That's exactly my point, single engine approaches...

That's exactly my point, single engine approaches and go arounds have absolutely nothing to do with istrument procedures; they are type rating procedures.
ILS, NDB, GPS, Vectors, VOR, approaches are...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 21:32
Replies: 28
Views: 4,178
Posted By fishboy

A guess at MD Explorers?? Something quiet and...

A guess at MD Explorers??
Something quiet and fairly small with two engines.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2006, 21:00
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By fishboy

fish Am I missing something here?

I have never been able to understand the CAA's requirement for two engines to get an instrument rating!
I'm not talking about flying actual IMC in a single, but what in the world is wrong with...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2006, 09:38
Replies: 410
Views: 46,764
Posted By fishboy

fish Weather

Gathering weather info is one thing, but making any kind of "go" decision about the flight should be ruled out immediately. You would have to bear in mind that this person would not be on the flight...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2006, 11:36
Replies: 60
Views: 7,637
Posted By fishboy

fish Servos & things

I have had servos lock in a 350, pretty scary:eek: . happened to me with an external load (faulty servo) would not be nice at all to have one lock up during some of that flight. Not to mention all of...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2006, 10:46
Replies: 293
Views: 49,371
Posted By fishboy

fish H1b

I think you will find that helicopter pilots do not qualify for the H1B visa. To qualify for that visa there are quite specific requirements. Here is a VERY brief guide:

There are 3 main...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2006, 10:46
Replies: 41
Views: 4,439
Posted By fishboy

fish H1b

I think you will find that helicopter pilots do not qualify for the H1B visa. To qualify for that visa there are quite specific requirements. Here is a VERY brief guide:

There are 3 main...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2006, 08:56
Replies: 41
Views: 4,439
Posted By fishboy

fish It takes a LOOONG time to get through the visa...

It takes a LOOONG time to get through the visa application program:* . not something that will happen soon I think. They will certainly look at you if you already have a visa, but not otherwise.:(
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2006, 08:56
Replies: 293
Views: 49,371
Posted By fishboy

fish It takes a LOOONG time to get through the visa...

It takes a LOOONG time to get through the visa application program:* . not something that will happen soon I think. They will certainly look at you if you already have a visa, but not otherwise.:(
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2006, 09:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By fishboy

Wind??

Maybe the wind WAS a factor.......If the fuel truck got a little close!
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2006, 10:56
Replies: 227
Views: 128,190
Posted By fishboy

Re: Tuna spotting in Guam

Yeah around 1000 hours is enough, don't worry about turbine time, but definitely get some time in the type you are to fly before going. My experience was to get shown my helicopter(which was parked...
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