Tag: cockpit

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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When I was a young buck taking my first couple of flight lessons here in the States, I also had a young brand-new flight instructor. I was pretty much her first student for a stuck-wing private pilot rating. One day …

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So … what is YOUR opinion on checklists, fellow chickens? I still like paper, preferably laminated (utility helicopters are like tractors, they are usually a little dirty and oily), even though I love the iPad and especially the Foreflight app …

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Okay, today’s strip is a bit gross, I have to admit. In fact, a couple of magazines rejected it, when we sent it out. But it’s not like airsickness wouldn’t be a real thing. In fact, I personally suffer from …

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