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unofficially an official private helicopter pilot

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by desertrat67, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    I passed my primary helicopter school check ride the Monday !! (would have enough for a civilian private liscense, but need more for official Army ratingand my wings)I have 52ish hours and have been deemed good enough a pilot by the Army to go on and learn to fly without looking outside(started instrument training!) This means that in march i should be in my permanent aircraft training. I hope they give me Blackhawks.
     
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    kick ass man congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Wow. That is super cool. Congrats.
     
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    thats awesome man, i hear helicopters are tough, congrats!
     
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    You'll love IFR training. :D

    Congrats.
     
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    Had 3 Blackhawks fly MOE over the desert race last weekend. It was a "Powder Puff" so I'm guessing they'd never seen so many ladies in one place in the desert before.
     
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    Free rides for CK5 Memberz? :grind:

    way to go, mang!
     
  8. desertrat67

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    After instruments comes Basic Warfighting Skills which is when i get to do the low level stuff. Gonna be a blast. No doors, 90 knots at 50' above the trees or lower!!
     
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    That's great man, congrats! I don't know if Army pilot training is as big of a ball bust as in the Air Force, but I've had doctors and astronauts both tell me that the one year of pilot training was the hardest thing they've ever done in their life. I initially thought about going helos for a while. My dad flew helos for 33 years in the army with most of his hours in the UH1 and AH1. My best friend also flies Blackhawks. So, I decided to get a few hours of rotor wing time. It's definitely different. Most of the Air Force guys will tell you to never fly an airplane where the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage. Seriously though, it's a big accomplishment. Congrats!
     
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    Congrats. I've been through MANY checkrides and I know what a relief it is to get those things done.
     
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    When I was in the Navy I was attached to an ASW squadron...HS-17. Just before our Decommissioning we had hats made up with our motto on them...."If you can't hover, you must be queer."

    Congrats man...I'm jealous.

    An old saying I once heard..."Helicopters don't fly, they beat the air into submission."
     
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    Once I learned the fundamentals of flight for a helo, I immediately decided I would have nothing to do with them. That many moving parts scares the bejeezus outta me.
     
  13. desertrat67

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    that many moving parts and then you see the one nut(called the "Jesus nut", as in pray to Jesus it holds) holding it all together on top.. OH MY GOD that thing is small!!!

    Oh, as for instruments, it is so damn boring
     
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    that is baaaaad asdssss!:bow: :bow:
     
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    That reminds me of a trip in a Jolly Green where mid flight parts start to fall from the celing. My fellow "passengers" and I were FREAKING OUT while the crusty old crew chief said "Don't worry boys we don't REALLY need them parts some desk weenie just thought they would look good up there"
     

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