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Before modifying any lesson plan, please remember that the flight training syllabus is based on maneuvers for the Robinson R-22. Flight Maneuver Syllabus Rules for Editing Flight Maneuvers Syllabus: 1) This is an all-inclusive syllabus. Instead of deleting lessons you think are not necessary, please note this in the Lesson Plan; 2) Lessons that you think are out of order, please note this below in the Comments or on in the Lesson Plan; 3) Add any lessons you think are missing here, and make a Comment below explaining why a new lesson is necessary. Introductory Lessons (IL) SFAR-73 Awareness Training [link]–Open for editing Introduction to ADM: 1* [link]–Open for editing Pre-flight Procedures [link]–Open for editing Start-up and Systems Check [link]–Open for editing Shut-down and Post-flight Procedures [link]–Open Flight Controls (FC) Anti-torque Pedals in Flight [link]–Open for editing Collective in Flight [link]–Open for editing Cyclic in Flight [link]–Open for editing Straight and Level Flight [link]–Open for editing Turns [link]–Open for editing Acceleration and Deceleration [link]–Open for editing Climbs and Descents [link]–Open for editing Climbing Turns/Descending Turns [link]–Open for editing Hovering Part 1 (Pedal Turns) [link]–Open for editing Hover Part 2 (Taxiing) [link]–Open for editing Basic Maneuvers (BM) Hovering Part 3 (All…
Before modifying any lesson plan, please remember that the flight training syllabus is based on maneuvers for the Robinson R-22. If you have a burning desire to lead the development of a maneuver guide for another aircraft, contact me. Flight Maneuver Syllabus Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Required Training and Aeronautical Experience Part 61 requirements [link] Part 141 requirements–Coming soon! 2009 Endorsements Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test I certify that «AppName», «AppCert» has received the required training in accordance with §61.125(b) and is prepared for the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter Knowledge Test. CPLH Knowledge Test Deficiency I certify that «AppName», «AppCert» has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which he/she was deficient on the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter Knowledge Test in accordance with §61.39(a)(6)(iii). Commercial Pilot Practical Test I certify that «AppName», «AppCert» has received the training required by §61.127(b)(3) and is prepared for the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter Practical Test.
This is the landing page for career questions. If you have a question, click “Log In” on the sidebar (you will have to register and activate your account if you haven’t already). Once you do that, you’ll be able to modify this page to add or respond to a question. I’ll take over it from there. You can also add questions as comments down at the bottom of the page. For more topics relevant to career development for low-time pilots, you can also view posts in the Career Development category. Also, Lyn Burks and I wrote a short eBook on resume-writing tips for helicopter pilots. You can download it for $15 from here. Will a college degree help me as a helicopter pilot? Any advanced level of education will most likely help you in your career. There are 2 primary reasons for getting a college education. First, you may not be able to fly right up until the day you retire. Aviation follows a boom-bust cycle, and during the busts a college degree/second career can keep you afloat. Your job as a pilot is also tied to your health, and a college degree can make you more employable (in or…
This site and the idea behind it is still coming together! Please provide any feedback, comments, or suggestions. Don’t be shy. If you come here often but still haven’t made any comments or contributions, tell me why. If this is your first and most likely last time here, what can I do to add value to the site so it’s worth your time to come back? You can also use this page to report any glitches or bugs that you find. If you just want to try making changes to a page using the Wiki features, this can be your sandbox too. Try editing this page. Add some text.
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Graphical R44 Weight and Balance Calculator Tutorial Download the Robinson R44 Quick Weight and Balance Calculator here. Internet Explorer users: after downloading the file, change the extension to .xlsx or .xls. This is not your typical “I made a spreadsheet!” calculator, and it may be helpful for you to watch a short tutorial on how to install and use it. If you have comments or corrections, post them on the release page. Remember that the Graphical R44 W&B Calculator utilizes active content and macros in MS Excel 2007. You must enable those features for the graphs and optional equipment boxes to work properly. This is also a Beta version. It works great for me, so if you find problems let me know. Quick Weight and Balance Calculator Beta Version Download the Robinson R22 Quick Weight and Balance Calculator here. Internet Explorer users: after downloading the file, change the extension to .xlsx or .xls. If you have comments or corrections, post them on the release page. Remember that Quick W&B Calculator utilizes active content and macros in MS Excel 2007. You have to enable those features for the graphs and optional equipment boxes to work properly. This is also a Beta…
Quick Start: What is this anyway? wikiRFM is an online, community resource for helicopter flight instructors and students. The idea is to provide new instructors with training techniques beyond those that they learned during their training. Students can also use wikiRFM to improve the efficiency of their training by identifying techniques beyond what their instructor might be using. To make wikiRFM work, instructors and students have to contribute their experience to lesson plans. Anybody can contribute to or comment on lesson plans. Ultimately, any new instructor should be able to come to wikiRFM and draw on the experience of instructors who have–through trial-and-error, luck, or good mentoring–developed successful instructional techniques. How It Works WikiRFM is set up as a WordPress Wiki, which is unimportant except that you can not only come here to view and comment on posts and lesson plans, but you can add to and change them. All you have to do is register, find a topic that interests you or something that you have some insight to, and click “Edit this entry.” It’s easy, and you can’t really screw anything up. One note: the flight maneuvers are based on the R22, so please stick with that helicopter…
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