http://youtu.be/y21Hwc-7KHo If you're about to try the London Heli-Lanes for the first time, I strongly recommend going with an instructor, or at least someone with plenty of heli-lane experience. … [Read more...]
Tim Gilbert flies the Cabri G2.
How hard is flying the Guimbal Cabri G2 for the first time, after a flying lifetime in Robinsons? Some time in the late 1980s, I first came across the Robinson R22. It really spoke to me. Compared to … [Read more...]
Learning to hover a helicopter.
For some people, especially those from the x-box generation, learning to hover a helicopter is easy and straightforward. For the rest of us, it's possibly the most difficult physical skill we will … [Read more...]
Some tips on preparing for your Helicopter Skills Test under EASA rules for PPL(H).
I always suggest to my students that they should get their exam day off to a really confident start by becoming totally fluent at preparing and giving a MATED brief. First impressions are everything, … [Read more...]
Avoiding turbulence in a Robinson helicopter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPWKoW_xMpg One of the key skills of a helicopter pilot is knowing when to fly, when not to, and when to turn back. The generally excellent weather forecasting … [Read more...]
Should I go flying today? Helicopter Weather Judgements
My close-to-flight-test (finished the PPL(H) syllabus) helicopter student asked me today: Just doing some role-play decision making. Metar looks ok, quite strong winds but reasonable. Low pressure, … [Read more...]
Learn to fly a helicopter in Cambridge!
If you're thinking about learning to fly a helicopter, please get in touch. Whether you're a first-timer or you have a few lessons already in your logbook, I can recommend Aeromega in Cambridge. I … [Read more...]
Land’s End to John O’Groats Round Britain heli trip
At the end of June 2012 six of us set off from Aeromega Helicopters in Cambridge in two R44s to try to fly the length of mainland UK in a long weekend. The weather on the Friday could be summarised … [Read more...]
Helicopter Lessons: Landing a helicopter in the garden (Video)
https://youtu.be/IgSqCnytqPM The video shows a base leg and final approach to a garden in an R22 helicopter. This approach follows at least one orbit overhead to recce the site generally, high … [Read more...]
Helicopter Lessons: Zero Zero Landing in the R22 (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esTkteBr4UI There are several ways to land a helicopter, and which one to use is dependent on factors in play on the day, such as size of the site, what the weather … [Read more...]