I must admit, as a helicopter pilot, things above 18,000 feet MSL get a little confusing to me as well. I have not yet learned how to read high altitude weather prog charts, just to name one example, or anything …

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Going through initial flight training can be a very rewarding experience but it sure has a lot of ups and downs. You are studying theoretical skills and you are learning motor skills at the same time. Some days feel like …

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I was working on a fire in Montana when the topic of switch labeling came up in casual conversation since we had just been through a USFS audit. We were joking about labeling the left cyclic stick “FWD rotor” and …

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We’ve all heard at least of one of these items. Rotor-Wash, Blinker Fluid, Muffler Bearings … The names and places of this practical joke story getting way out of hand will be altered to protect the innocent. This one time, …

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