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Discussion in 'Pictures From The Road' started by killbilly, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    This guy landed yesterday to pick up a VIP and headed right out again.


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  2. Adler

    Adler Low-Level Individual

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    I'm more interested in that Extra in the background. Didn't know anyone bought any!
     
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  3. TUCKnTRUCK

    TUCKnTRUCK That guy

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    Ahh... the V-22. Doesn't count as rotor time, doesn't count at fixed wing time. Whole bunch o worthless time :)

    Honestly though, has the FAA figured out what ratings V-22 time is good towards?
     
  4. Stone Cold

    Stone Cold Well-Known Member

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    I loved watching them growing up in Arlington, TX, as they were getting tested in development.
     
  5. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    I know that JetBlue looks favorably on RW time. I imagine they'd consider this similarly.
     
  6. TUCKnTRUCK

    TUCKnTRUCK That guy

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    I know for a while the FAA didn't classify the time as there is no such thing as a v1 cut, nor single engine operation. At the same time it doesn't auto-rotate nor have the flight characteristics of a rotor, so you couldn't use the hours towards any rating.
     
  7. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    It doesn't do V1 cuts, but it does have OEI operation - a single engine can drive both proprotors.

    The other article I posted talks about autorotation a bit; it can technically be autorotated, but not very successfully. I think the FAA (and civilian employers) will start granting more utility toward Powered Lift hours as those hours increase among the pilot population. Harrier pilots now have a similar problem, by the way.
     
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    And an Extra 400, that's an even rarer find.
     
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    That ramp is just a regular old " land of misfit toys ".
     
  10. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    I'm going back out there in a few hours. If it's still out there, I'll try and take a few more pictures.
     
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    A real VIP wouldn't have to fly in that contraption.
     
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    We put the SEC DEF and McCain on one the other day....

    They are not the reputation people give them.
     
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    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Someone played lets stump the HR rep at WAI hiring brief for AA with the CV-22 time question. There was no definitive answer given.
     
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    I'm Ron Burgundy?
     
  18. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Since you upgraded, time to grow an ALPA stache and find out.
     
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    We used the MV-22 when I was on DART (Downed Aircraft Recovery Team) missions overseas. Faster than rotary wing, it can land vertically if situation called for it, and it could carry lots of Joes with guns and tools to work.
    Time is critical when an aircraft goes down, and the Osprey was the perfect platform for our needs and worked excellent for us.
    If I remember right, they used the same engines as the C-130s did. My guys and I would occasionally help out with airframe repairs on it too, as a courtesy, and kind of a "thank you".
     
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  20. deadstick

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    Total time.

    Or log "airplane mode" time in one column and "helicopter mode" in another -- fill 2 columns on one flight!!
     

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