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  1. Noralta Inn, Zama City. ✩✩✩✩✩ Amazing rooms, gym, great food, clean. Made the otherwise dismal trip to Zama worthwhile. RH1
  2. Very informative discussion on collective bounce. Definitely something that should be included in everyones training. I find it interesting throughout this thread that this has become the subject of discussion regarding this unfortunate incident. No mention of the fact the aircraft was 235 lbs over gross weight and 535 lbs over the HOGE chart "limit". RH1
  3. Very Cool... although I though BD could run faster than that!!! LOL RH1
  4. All a very good read and hopefull everyone has a clear understanding of the two critter's differences. I'd like to add though, that having a descent rate is not always needed... although it is 99% of the time. I was flying support for logging... waiting for the logging machine to get out of the way so I could deliver the last 2 bundles of chokers... I was holding them about 20 feet above the cut block watching the show... I looked inside and noticed the 206 was only using about 60% torque to hold them level... thinking to myself there must be a healthy vertical component to the wind
  5. I've read the post also, repeatedly... I don't thing ame206350 ever mentioned someone referred to in this thread had stolen fuel. He said that one should read the posts about the fuel theft and implied that this may be the tip of the iceberg in this sketchy area. I can't discern to which operator this "liable" statement was directed. It's unfortunate that just a year ago rates were somewhat premo and now they're in the tank. Yes, there is information missing as to where the operators are financially and no one but the person(s) making the decisions should know what's good for them. Time w
  6. "Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." As with any decision there are always many variables. This is a business but these sorts of decisions are based on emotions and feelings mostly
  7. Try this one on for size... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ7Ue5emo6I That some funny sh*t... RH1
  8. Terrible news. Condolences to all involved and affected. RH1.
  9. I don't think there can be a "good deal" on an Enstrom. The best deal is not to deal. Granted, it's been a while since my Enstrom days, and I may be tainted, but the R44 is the way to go. The technology in the 44 is leaps and bounds ahead of the ol' Enny and you'll have way less mechanical headaches. We used to joke it was a 1 to 5 ratio for flight hours vs hangar hours where the 44 is about 100 to 5, give or take. RH1.
  10. I remember hearing a "story" of a very experienced pilot who was hounded by a customer back in the old days to go out in some very, very bad weather. No amount of saying "NO" would suffice. Eventually he had the machine outside and in full view of the passengers in the aircraft takes a full pull from his pocket flask before getting in. (Only water in it apparently) They decided to wait for a bit... :D
  11. I've found that putting a swivel at the bottom of the line does little to prevent twisting of the line. There isn't anything solid for the swivel to work against. It's got to go at the top where it can work against the fixed hook. If using a remote hook that needs electrical there are swivels that out there that bridge the gap, so to speak. RH1
  12. I was instructing at Buttonville, ON where we had a base station set up to listen to the traffic calls. Buttonville was always busy and most of the controllers ran through their radio calls extremely fast at the best of times. One day we're killing time listening and an "N" aircraft calls up south of the zone in a very slow southern drawl... "Buttonville.... tower... this is.... No... vem... ber... niner...niner... two... three... etc." The female controller, obviously perplexed at how much time this visitor has consumed on the call up unloads her clearance for him to join the circu
  13. I checked out some of the othe videos they had on youtube. Did you see the one with the autopilot take off. The wheels smoke when they lift off - like it was landing - and then over rotates to the point of stall, then tumbles off the end of the runway. It's got great graphics but it still has some big bugs... :down: RH1
  14. Sounds like you're on the right track. No doubt your Instructor's been giving you good advice already. I'm sure you're going to do a pre-flight-test trip which will alleviate some of your anxiety. Having seen the flight test in it's entirety is empowering. On the flight test, treat each exercise as a separate item. Don't let a small error in the diversion, for example, distract you from performing well in the IF portion etc. It's a bit hard to do, but move onto the next exercise and don't dwell on stuff. Don't start making new stuff up at this point. Just go with what you've been d
  15. I'm sure you've only insulted Frank, TM. You should however talk to more pilots about the supposed short comings of the R22. Perhaps even some that have flown them more than a couple of hours. If those that you've talked to do have more than a few hours in them, like maybe hundreds or thousands of hours, isn't that a testiment to the fact that they (the R22) may not be a flying death trap? I learned to fly on the 47, and have instructed in 22's, 300's, Enstroms and 44's. All have good attributes for learning and all have short comings. I like the 22 the best because that's what I have the
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