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by PaveLowDriver
Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Choppers Or Fighter Jets?
Replies: 13
Views: 4325

RE: Choppers Or Fighter Jets?

I've flown both supersonic aircraft and Robinson R-22s...and lots in between.

My (obviously biased) two cents -

Mach 2 at 35000 feet may be fast, but doing 150 knots at 50 feet is way faster!

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by PaveLowDriver
Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V-22 Ground Effect At Sea
Replies: 1
Views: 3112

RE: V-22 Ground Effect At Sea

Short answer....yes. As for the asymmetrical effect on the V-22's proprotors in particular, I don't know....The only time I've landed a V-22 on a deck was in the simulator (where it's modeled very well). Even with the asymmetric condition, it should be enough to handle with just some lateral cyclic....

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by PaveLowDriver
Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing HH-47 CSAR-X Rescue Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 8467

RE: Boeing HH-47 CSAR-X Rescue Aircraft

AirRyan, Your emphasis on recovering people in the water is misplaced - the Air Force CSAR community doesn't make its money in feet-wet rescues (during wartime, at least). Even if it did, however, the effects of the H-47's rotor downwash (when compared to that of other potential platforms) is neglig...

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by PaveLowDriver
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Refueling: Always Straight And Level?
Replies: 13
Views: 3571

RE: Refueling: Always Straight And Level?

Missed Approach - I've gotta say I personally prefer the drogue.....Trying to get gas off of a boom is awful hard in helicopters....*grin* <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/657173/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/6571...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This Came Out Of Nowhere: Bell A R H Recon Helo
Replies: 12
Views: 18524

RE: This Came Out Of Nowhere: Bell A R H Recon Helo

Army Dudes, If any of you guys are in the know - Is this thing eventually going to get a mast-mounted sight or are they going to stick with the chin turret? Also, are they going to integrate any kind of "baby IHADSS" or just have one guy heads-up flying the aircraft and an observer working the gear?...

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by PaveLowDriver
Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Been To "Glorious Goodwood?"
Replies: 8
Views: 4549

RE: Anyone Been To "Glorious Goodwood?"

Gents - thanks for all of the info and replies...Frankly I was surprised anyone even opened this thread.

Sadly, no "company" helicopter this time - just a hired JetRanger. Regardless, it'll still be better than sitting in a queue of cars trying to get out of the lots when the racing is done.

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Been To "Glorious Goodwood?"
Replies: 8
Views: 4549

RE: Anyone Been To "Glorious Goodwood?"

Actually, this is sort of a moot point now....I decided to go by helicopter myself rather than having to drive and deal with the traffic. So, regardless, I'll be passing through the heliport at some point assuming the weather is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. Thanks Tamsin for the...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Unlevel, What Reference To Use?
Replies: 14
Views: 4113

RE: Unlevel, What Reference To Use?

Speaking of badlevel rejections... Screeners, when you look at a photo for badlevel, what is more important - a no kidding verticals-checked image, or a "perceived" level image? For example, In a lot of images I have when the true verticals (skyscrapers in background, etc) are checked and leveled us...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Been To "Glorious Goodwood?"
Replies: 8
Views: 4549

Anyone Been To "Glorious Goodwood?"

Photogs, This weekend my wife and I are taking a trip down south for this Saturday's race at Sussex Downs. We've never been before, and while my wife gawks at all the other fancy hats she wish she had (and which I'll probably end up buying), I'm going to try to get some shots of all the helicopters ...

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by PaveLowDriver
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

RE: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?

Peter,

Thanks much. The new wording makes much more sense and I think is much less likely to be misinterpreted.

Cheers,

-Charlie

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by PaveLowDriver
Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

RE: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?

Aad, Thanks again....I think it has been my interpretation of how "Untitled" photos were supposed to be annotated that brought about the problems with badinfo. I went through last night and removed a slew of my photos from the queue (about an hour before they would have probably been screened) and t...

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by PaveLowDriver
Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

RE: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?

Aad, One last correction I must make. I have actually had one [somewhat cryptic] personal message from a screener regarding a "badinfo" rejection. In the case in question, I had uploaded a picture of a helicopter (Air Harrods S-76, G-HARH) that was owned and operated by a business (as the great majo...

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by PaveLowDriver
Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

RE: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?

Birdwatching/Andrew/Aad, Thanks to the three of you for the prompt and insightful replies. I generally stay away from the forums here to distance myself from some of the flaming and bashing that goes on, and figured actually getting some meaningful feedback was a long shot at best. Having you guys r...

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by PaveLowDriver
Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Pilot
Replies: 21
Views: 4429

RE: Military Pilot

AirWillie, I'll post the same idea here that I relay to all the aspiring military pilots that have asked similar questions recently. The question you should be asking is not "How do I become a military pilot?", but "How do I become an officer?"....."In what way can I best serve my country through mi...

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by PaveLowDriver
Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

How To Crack The "badinfo" Code?

Photographers/Screeners, I'm hesitant to post here, as I don't wish to be seen as a whiner, but lately I've noticed some "irregularities" regarding what necessitates a "badinfo" rejection. At the risk of being branded as one of those "Why did this photo get accepted and mine didn't?!?!" guys, I just...

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by PaveLowDriver
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF Flight Training
Replies: 8
Views: 4104

RE: AF Flight Training

Good call Dc1030 guy...even from a tanker mafia dude....*grin* As one of the aforementioned "Rescue Guys" (sort of)......Take it from me that O'Grady is a world class ass-clown. Not only did he screw up by the numbers once he hit the deck, he never would have been there in the first place if he had ...

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by PaveLowDriver
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Just Selected For Pilot Training Usaf!
Replies: 21
Views: 7797

RE: Just Selected For Pilot Training Usaf!

I was actually in the very first class to go through full-up JSUPT at Moody after the T-6 came on line. As for the other bases, it really doesn't matter. (Moody was the place to be when I went through - everyone lived downtown instead of in dorms). The syllabus is the same at all of the bases - and ...

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by PaveLowDriver
Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Undergraduate Pilot Training Washout Rates
Replies: 3
Views: 13408

RE: Usaf Undergraduate Pilot Training Washout Rates

Too low. Nowadays it seems like it's infinitely harder to wash out of UPT than to actually get a slot to go. The <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> doesn't like to wash folks out after they've all ready dropped the overhead on getting them into the program. With the late 90's pilot shortage an...

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by PaveLowDriver
Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Just Selected For Pilot Training Usaf!
Replies: 21
Views: 7797

RE: Just Selected For Pilot Training Usaf!

Congrats... Always remember your reponsibilities are as officer first and a pilot second. It's easy to train a guy to be a pilot...much harder so to make a good officer. You can have the greatest flying skills in the world and they'll all be for naught if you're a dirtbag officer. Regardless, congra...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue May 10, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any PPL Checkride Tips And Hints?
Replies: 9
Views: 7533

RE: Any PPL Checkride Tips And Hints?

Fly2HMO, Here's the best advice I can give you - Get a copy of the Practical Test Standards (if you don't all ready have one) and learn it. By the FARs, the examiner can't ask you anything that isn't covered in it. Folks always try to find shortcuts and study guide gouge to try to found out the "sil...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At The Paris Heliport?
Replies: 0
Views: 3756

Photography At The Paris Heliport?

All, Just wondering if anyone has had any first hand experience with photographing at the Heliport de Paris (Issy-Les-Moulineaux)? Have got a trip coming up this weekend and just wanted to make sure there's no obvious gotchas for shooting at that location. There's a bunch of photos that were taken t...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recommended Screen Resolution For Uploading Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 4599

RE: Recommended Screen Resolution For Uploading Photos

Paul/Phil, Thanks for the input. Please find below an example that seems to illustrate my point. The photo below looks pretty good-to-go on my 1600 x 1200 screen. It's a hair oversharpened for my personal taste, but recently it seems like the screeners always prefer images that err to the sharp side...

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by PaveLowDriver
Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recommended Screen Resolution For Uploading Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 4599

Recommended Screen Resolution For Uploading Photos

A.net photo gurus, Ever since I've been taking digital photos and posting them to this site, I've been using a monitor with 1600 x 1200 resolution. I run Photoshop <acronym title="Continental Micronesia (USA)">CS</acronym> on a Dell Inspiron 8100 in which 1600 x 1200 is the native screen format. For...

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by PaveLowDriver
Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Silverstone Helo Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

RE: Silverstone Helo Photography

Sukhoi, Many thanks....that's exactly the info I was looking for....I will probably just head to Turweston (possibly the night before) shoot there in the morning, and then while the race is on make it around to some of the other fields. Like you said, I've heard traffic is terrible, so hopefully I c...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Silverstone Helo Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

RE: Silverstone Helo Photography

*grin*....Well, the F1 cars don't impress me that much - those cars cost about a million dollars a pop, and I fly a 40 million dollar piece of hardware every day.....And for the girls, you should see the ones that hang around helicopter pilots....  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.g...

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by PaveLowDriver
Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Silverstone Helo Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Silverstone Helo Photography

All, I'm debating a trip this summer to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, not to watch the race, but for the photo opportunities that the massive amount of helicopter movements would provide. I was wondering if anyone had been to the event before and would know how accessible the heliport area ...

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by PaveLowDriver
Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Free-turbine Turboprop - What Makes It Turn?
Replies: 14
Views: 27365

RE: Free-turbine Turboprop - What Makes It Turn?

TripleDelta, In a free turbine configuration, although the compressor (N1 or Ng) turbine is not directly linked to the power turbine (N2 or Nf) the turbine rotors are still directly adjacent to each other in their respective engine chamber. After the fuel air mixture is ignited in the combustion sec...

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by PaveLowDriver
Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

RE: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?

Hmmm....regarding my previous post.....I have no idea how that stuff about Portugal and Malaysia randomly sprung up in the first paragraph......Forum gremlins at work......weird....*grin*

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by PaveLowDriver
Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

RE: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?

Actually.....all of my flying in the Enstrom was civilian.....I got my helicopter rating before I starting flying for the military. All military helo training is initially done now in the <acronym title="<acronym title="Laramie - Regional (General Brees Field) (LAR / KLAR), USA - Wyoming">LAR</acron...

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by PaveLowDriver
Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

RE: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?

Benjamin, Roger on that.....I've all ready got the vertiport lat/longs plugged into my handy turn-by-turn GPS, and should be able to get there no problemo......Hopefully they'll be some sexy corporate helos parked there that I can drool over and get some shots of.....I'll make sure to give ya a full...

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by PaveLowDriver
Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

RE: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?

Benjamin, We're going to be heading through Dallas sometime around the 19th.....It all depends on when my movers come.....My fiancé and I are going to be heading to the east coast on our way to England, and we have to drop off her car in Dallas so it can get shipped to the UK. Speaking of happening ...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

RE: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?

Gents, Thanks for the input......I've considered going to Bell, but like was all ready mentioned, access there might be a problem - if I'm not in uniform at least. I'm definitely planning on going to the vertiport, just for the sheer novelty of checking out a civilian public-use heliport, which ther...

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by PaveLowDriver
Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?

Folks, I'm planning on driving through the <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> area next month to drop off a vehicle for an overseas move. I'll probably be there for 48 hours or so, and was wondering if anyone had any input on the best locatio...

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by PaveLowDriver
Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?
Replies: 1
Views: 3784

Helo Spotting In Dallas/Fort Worth?

Folks, I'm planning on driving through the <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> area next month to drop off a vehicle for an overseas move. I'll probably be there for 48 hours or so, and was wondering if anyone had any input on the best locatio...

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by PaveLowDriver
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Main Rotors In Autorotation Situations
Replies: 11
Views: 10028

RE: Twin Main Rotors In Autorotation Situations

Thanks for the hearty welcome, gents..... Starlion....Yep.....Paves are one of the biggest [western] helos you're going to see flying around....Although the Marine E-model is significantly larger, with our FLIR/radar setups in the nose, the Pave Low definitely looks more aggressive....but of course ...

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by PaveLowDriver
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Main Rotors In Autorotation Situations
Replies: 11
Views: 10028

RE: Twin Main Rotors In Autorotation Situations

Gents, Regarding the original question posed: "Are there any other advantages / disadvantages of this system in autorotation?" I don't have any stick time in a contra-rotating aircraft, but there are a couple of notable differences in the coaxial (Kamov) type system during autorotation that I'm awar...

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