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160th, not impressed.

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Author: R22 Guy   Date: 1/13/2021 9:10:36 PM  +5/-0   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

Years ago as a low time robbie instructor I was given the FAA inspector /  ex 160th pilot who needed to get checked out in the R22 for checkrides etc. I was the low guy on the totem pole and nobody else want to fly with this self acclaimed GOD.

I did one trip around the pattern showing him what we did while he told me how good he was and he was ready to take over. It was pretty funny at first watching him trying to keep the R22 over the one spot.

Next he went to do a vertical take-off like he was in a twin and I lost it. "My helicopter.. we got to stay in ground effect till ETL and then takeoff at 60 kts or so, for you know... the dead man curve". Well the guy didn't say much for the next 30 minutes but was soon able to fly the thing better than me. We became good friends and he taught me alot. We had a lot of respect for each other. Fun times indeed.

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