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Author: Anonymous   Date: 3/12/2019 11:57:21 AM  +1/-1   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

You don't understand... for the past 2+ years students haven't done a VMC approach to the ground until they get to 85-90 hours.  I'm not joking- every approach was VMC to a hover, then set down.  It was building a fear of the ground all because of possible Mast Moment exceedances (unique to the EC145/135) were more feared by the IPs than teaching to standard.  

Students weren't even doing run-on landings until recently (and were afraid of doing them when an IP chose to demo it).  

Students had zero air awareness even with a moving map available, IPs doing all the radio calls for them, etc.  We're talking basic Aviate, Navigate, Communicate stuff here.  This has nothing to do with a career down the road (and I'd be VERY cautious about getting a recent Rucker flight graduate for all you guys that may see them in the National Guard and trying to fly on the outside).  The Active Duty guys are pulling their hair out having to retrain them because of the stupidity of the "new" program they came up with for the Lakota.  Lots of bad habits have been built.

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Army Flight Training +1/-1 Just me..... 3/9/2019 10:47:35 AM