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as a pilot who had an instructor make an error resulting in damage when i was training (HE had control).........

 

i learned one can eat humble pie VERY quickly in this business...........

 

just yesterday i had a 115 hour student (mtn course) make a VERY rapid and unnecessary control movement that i caught but it took me by surprise...... :shock:

 

 

we must be very careful in our stonethrowing...................... :down:

 

 

i'm glad both got out alive............ :up:

 

 

ryan, pass on my best wishes................

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as a pilot who had an instructor make an error resulting in damage when i was training (HE had control).........

 

i learned one can eat humble pie VERY quickly in this business...........

 

just yesterday i had a 115 hour student (mtn course) make a VERY rapid and unnecessary control movement that i caught but it took me by surprise...... :shock:

we must be very careful in our stonethrowing...................... :down:

i'm glad both got out alive............ :up:

ryan, pass on my best wishes................

 

Yikes! You people can sure take things out of context.

 

quote=Ryan,Sep 1 2005, 01:50 PM]

 

Guess it is true. Any landing you wallk away from is a good one!

 

Raqattack

So they say, that is until you've got a hundred miles of bush to walk out of.

 

(:shock: an instuctor and a student? - Never should have happened -most likely a little bit of care would have kept it upright.)

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Morning folks.

 

I was going to post yesterday but was a little busy and all. I'm the student mentioned.

 

We were both able to walk away so, yes I guess this counts as a good landing.

 

Here's what happened. After a short flight we were practicing hovering. After a few minutes of this the instructor was demonstrating/teaching loss of power in the hover. We had done this the day before as well. I gave too much left cyclic and the instructor was unable to correct me with enough force / in time. In the literal blink of an eye we were on our left side. The instructor took the brunt of the impact sitting in the left seat. We crawled out the right door, turned off the ELT and walked the couple hundred feet back to the hanger to start making phone calls.

 

I can't say enough about my instructors demeanor. Calm throughout. Amazing.

 

Here's my question to the community.

 

It's hard enough for a new guy to get a job in this business. Would anyone hire a guy with a dynamic rollover to his credit on hour 6 of training? Or should I seriously think about cutting my losses? Both myself and my instructor are willing to keep going with my training. ( have to get back on the horse right? )

 

I appreciate any input

 

Rotorhead Wannabe aka D.R. Crash

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Morning folks.

 

I was going to post yesterday but was a little busy and all. I'm the student mentioned.

 

We were both able to walk away so, yes I guess this counts as a good landing.

 

Here's what happened. After a short flight we were practicing hovering. After a few minutes of this the instructor was demonstrating/teaching loss of power in the hover. We had done this the day before as well. I gave too much left cyclic and the instructor was unable to correct me with enough force / in time.  In the literal blink of an eye we were on our left side. The instructor took the brunt of the impact sitting in the left seat. We crawled out the right door, turned off the ELT and walked the couple hundred feet back to the hanger to start making phone calls.

 

I can't say enough about my instructors demeanor. Calm throughout. Amazing.

 

Here's my question to the community.

 

It's hard enough for a new guy to get a job in this business. Would anyone hire a guy with a dynamic rollover to his credit on hour 6 of training? Or should I seriously think about cutting my losses? Both myself and my instructor are willing to keep going with my training. ( have to get back on the horse right? )

 

I appreciate any input

 

Rotorhead Wannabe aka D.R. Crash

 

 

Generally speaking a prospective pilot should be taught to hover before being taught hovering autorotations.

 

Don't worry about the Dynamic rollover, it won't be on your record

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That is very brave of you to step up like that and lay it out. Good companies like Westjet like to hire personalities then install the skill and experience. You will likely find a helicopter operator willing to do the same with your honest, up-front demeanour.

 

Stay with it.

 

Glad you're both alright.

 

Power failures in the hover can be a handful early on, or anytime for that matter. Hats off to you for the progress you'd apparently made already in your first 6 hrs.

 

100'

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