It seems like the whole East Coast of Australia is on fire at the moment from south of Sydney all the way north of Brisbane. I wish my colleagues from Down-Under all the best and hope they stay safe. Personally, …

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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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