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Recent VR Forum Posts
Saturday, June 3, 2023

If you are considering a Rotorway 162/ or Turbine version save yourself time and money and buy one that's already built and flying. Most accidents in them are due to negligence or lack of experience which you can fix by not getting complacent and practicing the training regime. They don't have a lot of rotor inertia and any engine issues require and immediate autorotation.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Seems like if yo are going all the way through CFI you'll be getting a fair amount of flying in and once a CFI you will be able to find a job instructing and that will be more flying (maybe more than you want). Consider Experimental if you just want some fun flying or possibly Hiller 12C or Bell 47G if you want passengers.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

I own a 313B and have some spares. AeroXS has inventory I believe. There are a few Standard AW ships still flying but AirBus is not supporting them anymore so they have to go the EXP/Exhibition route. Fly all you want but the only "job" they can do is movies so that rules out any commercial flying.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Try pprune. This is mostly a US forum and not much cat A being done around here.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Hello everybody, I would like to discuss performance class 2 operations as compared to CAT A / PC1 operations on the S92. If you are at MTOW (26.500lb), MSL, 1013, zero wind, 32°C, your TDP would be 47kt and you would be able to safe reject in 2.343ft (iFly precision) =) And for the same conditions you will have to limit your take off mass as temperature goes above 32°C. But if we use the chart for PC2: MAXIMUM TAKEOFF AND LANDING GROSS WEIGHT BASED ON 150 FPM OEI CLIMB AT 1000 FT ABOVE THE TAKEOFF SURFACE CT7−8A MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS OEI POWER BEST ROC SPEED We have a limitation that starts from 34°C. Does anyone knows the reason for this difference? If we are taking off from a paved clear runway shouldn´t those two be the same? Best regards, Vidual

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Simple, look in the Robinson RFM/POH and Maintenance manual. It’s says right there it is required to have 100 hour inspection. If that doesn’t convince you call Robinson. It’s their aircraft certification.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

hi is this still availBLE?

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

I saw the post and will not make it visible per your request.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Does anyone still need information on the 91.147 LOA and associated rules? Just noticed this post while doing some research and it seems there is a fair amount of incorrect information here. If so, please send me an email and I'll point you in the right direction.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

LOL. Guard 9 times out of 10. PM me if you want to discuss a bit further. I've been regular Army, Army Guard and Air Guard. It may be rougher to be a part-timer after flight school, but as long as your wife and kids are close to family it'll all be ok. Put the hammer down on commercial fixed wing training and you'll have a job that'll put you ahead financially and lifestyle-wise from the active duty life within 5 years. If you or the wife aren't comfortable with an airline/cargo pilot life I've got bad news for you about going active duty.