matt_as350 Posted October 3, 2006 Report Share Posted October 3, 2006 Hallo, As some of you know I started my training today and well Ithought it would be cool to keep a Training Blog on here ,got the idea for it of course from my buddy Ryan who did the same thing on here when he was doing his licence awhile back. It is certinaly a change for me to go from cleaning the helicopters and what not the last few years to now finally learning how to fly them, very exciting for me. Anyways, Enjoy! ===================================================== Oct-2--2006 Well Well Well, Day 1 is done and in the history books and log book's for that matter as well with 1.1 Dual R22 time. Today's class was preety "laid back" mostly just getting all the books and paperwork and explanations for the instructors on how the training will go and how things are done. After Studying my books for a few hours while the other students were on their flights, it was my turn to fly around 1500, seen as how I already have my radio licence and all that jazz (I have my PPL-Fixed wing and have around 85 hours in the 172) I was doing all the radio calls right from when we left the base. Nothing too major today just doing climbs, turns, descents, hovering both OGE and IGE. One major thing that was different for me was how when collective is pulled, left pedal is applied and when collective is lowered, right pedal is applied, this took me awhile to get use too as it's the opposite from the airplane, and I will have to "chair fly" this to make sure I get accustomed to this new way of doing things. The phrase LIFT LEFT helps me remember the correct way of doing this. Geez, When I start flying Astars in a couple years its gonna be a change, so I guess it would be LIFT RIGHT then eh? Remember, It's opposite to airplanes on North American Heli's. Hovering went well, I already knew the "joys" of learning how to hover from 2 previous Intro flights I taken, one in the R22 and the R44. So myself and the instructor practiced hovering in a field, first just with me on the cyclic, then just on the pedals, then just on the collective, then back to just the cyclic, then practiced it with myself on all 3 controls, I found it much easier to hover when I was on all 3 controls, and it seemed easier to hover when I was OGE as opposed to IGE, You know I always thought it would be easier to hover IGE because you are floating on that cushion of air, but I guess not, or is it just crazy me? . With the hovering I found you make a correction movement then center the cyclic, and I found this worked for me quite well and I was able to hover decently. Returned to base, and studied some more. All in all was a great first day. Hope you enjoyed my update. Matt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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