If you’re in aviation for as long as I have I am sure you have done this one before as well. It’s pretty embarrassing, especially when you’re a student and you do it in front of a bunch of other students and instructors . . . . or so I have heard (*cough*)….no, really, a friend of mine did this once . . .
Of course that way you’ll remember for a long time! Just leave it to Chuck though to not catch on what’s going on there. Or is he just trying to cover his feathered behind in front of Julio?
Yesterday I was flying tours around LA and Nobu was flying the other helicopter. We took off at different times but ended up passing eachother at Ontario over the freeway. Of course we were on our own frequency besides the tower and talking to eachother but we passed at same altitudes not far from eachother. One of my passengers said “Wow, you don’t know how fast you’re going until you have another helicopter coming at you.” I agreed because it does seem pretty slow up there even though you’re flying at 120kts. Then he asked “So, the people in the other helicopter; Did they see us coming at them just as fast?”
I had to tell him “No, they had us coming at them a lot faster even because we had a tailwind”.
Happy Weekend Everybody!