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Aviation BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Delmarva, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    I don't have a good answer for you. I've heard a dozen explanations. The manufacturer decides if the PIC primary position will be left or right side. For many utility designs its on the left side because it is easier to lean over the collective vs away from it while looking down during long line work. On the Airbus 130 PIC sits left side to protect the collective from passengers in a high density configuration. The aircraft was design with tour as the primary job. I've flown both left and right hand drive AStars and they depend on how it was ordered. 99% of them are right side PIC.
    As for which control goes where you're using all four extremities so no matter what, you've got something in your off hand. If you can't learn to move them all in coordination you're not going to last very long!
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    I am. I write R/L,shoot R/L, throw R/L, etc. Back in the day, they (my teachers) tried to force leftys into rightys.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    Now that makes sense. Kind of (emphasis on "kind of") like operating a Cat or a high lead logging yarder operator (as in multiple controls), only you don't leave the ground.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    Ouch that's pretty rough. Glad to hear you stuck with it and it has paid off. I know from what my 2 hours of stick time that you have to be able to rub your stomach,pat your head and tap your feet to Dixie at the same time.
     
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  5. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    You left out "chewing gum".. heh heh. Yea, can't be easy flying choppers and once you have that nailed, then you only have to look out for high tension wires, and other "minor" obstacles.
     
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  6. Mar 4, 2016 at 5:40 AM
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    Going to take the Mooney up today again... :) Boy, do I love my job :D

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  7. Mar 4, 2016 at 5:54 AM
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    Damn, sorry to hear that. Gets expensive real fast. Well looks like you have enough fun toys to play with anyways. :) The SA bulldog looks fun. Didn't they use those for the simulated dog fights?
     
  8. Mar 4, 2016 at 7:59 AM
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    Ya c'est la vie I guess... The bulldog is fun... it was a Swedish Air Force pilot trainer in the 80s. Considered a "war bird" but has a Lycoming O-360 and a few modern touches to it... fully aerobatic too :D
     
  9. Mar 4, 2016 at 1:32 PM
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    Mike Tread lightly.

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    That's why I never got into a&p tho I was set up to goto school to get more knowledge and to get the certificates. Friend told me I would sleep though the class about 80% of it. . Unless you break in with the big boys the pay is not that great.
     
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  10. Mar 4, 2016 at 6:51 PM
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    Most folks that I know over the years with A&P certs are living pretty high on the hog. They all had military experience. That military experience pays off quick. Military MOS in aviation/avionics can be a huge advantage. You just need to sacrifice 4 or more years. I have two friends up in Anchorage, Mark & Mark, both have been with Alaska Air for over 20 years. They are not poor by any means. Both are ex Air Force. I guarantee there is "zero" sleeping thru military aviation schools (at least from my USMC /training at USAF Lowry, CO) experience. You will not last long if you do. Safety of flight is taken very seriously. If you truly know your stuff, you will make the big bucks.
     
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  11. Mar 7, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    Couldn't help myself:

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  12. Mar 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    The sun actually exists in Oregon! Downtown Portland and Mt Hood in the background
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  13. Mar 17, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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    How was your tuna experience? I've been told it was a lot of fun but often a very shady operation
     
  14. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:32 AM
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    I did the fish spotting thing back in the late 70s-80s out of a Cub. Was a blast. Fortunately I was never more then a few miles off shore and always had a bunch of boats below me in case that motor ever decided to give it up. Then went on to do some glider towing. Several hundred take offs and landings every day. I think I could have landed that cub with a blindfold on. Good times for sure.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2016 at 5:49 AM
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    Dang Mike that's all pretty badass! I never knew what you did there till now haha, I've grown up around that airport for all 25 years of my life. My dad is still working there after 28ish years!
     
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  16. Mar 20, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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    Where does your dad work at? It's a small airport :)
     
  17. Mar 21, 2016 at 7:59 AM
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    got to fly the A320 JetBlue sim last week :D

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  18. Mar 21, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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    Bad ass!
     
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  19. Mar 21, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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    That is awesome! My brother was an instructor for awhile and I got to fly a DC-8 sim back in the 80s. If my memory serves me correct, it took me 3-4 tries to get it on the ground. But what a blast!
     
  20. Mar 22, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Took me 3 landings to finally get it without slamming down on the runway... I've never started a flare procedure at 30 feet before...lol and then we started doing max demonstrated x-wind landings... that took a couple to get right lol...
     
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    Got in a little double duty flying yesterday. First flight on my new paramotor in the morning and training a couple of new pilots in the afternoon.
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  22. Apr 21, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    efraticelli10 Don't let your L. hand know what your R.is doing

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    I'm not a pilot, but worked as courier for Armored Services in the Caribbean and I miss the sensation of freedom while traveling to the Antilles in our Cessna Caravan.
     
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    A&P here at Cessna
     
  24. Apr 21, 2016 at 5:44 PM
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    Not a pilot however, work is all aviation as an Airfield Operations Officer in the USAF. ATC/Airfield Management...great career field.
     
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  25. Apr 21, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    Where is this cool pic taken?? ( I know, "At at very cold place")
     
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    During this years snowmageddon @ McGuire in NJ
     
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    No license but do know how to fly fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. My job as a Personal Assistant has me flying a lot with my employer who is a Pilot.
     
  29. May 13, 2016 at 3:27 PM
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    Not all are, some are flown from the left seat.
    Both hands are busy anyways when flying a helicopter, so right or left handed it doesn't much matter as you're using both constantly.
     
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    Spending some time in Colorado covering a shift and training a new hire. Picture is around 13,000' and we landed on Mt Elbert (14,440) later in the day. Nothing better than mountain flying
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