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Solo field flying with helicopter

Post by soane on Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:24 pm

I am aware that at the moment I can't fly me helicopter solo so my question is this, what are the A and B licences, how would I take them and what is the best way to practice? I ask as driving home from work I pass the field and would like to just drop-in and fly but not indispose someone who has to 'babysit' me. Are the licenses different for different size heli's (I use a 450)?

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Post by soane on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:01 pm

Right I've just read the A licence requirements on the BMFA website and whilst I think the hovering and landing are reasonable I definitely need to work on my side-on and figure-of-eights.

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Post by Rich on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:08 pm

Sorry I was replying as you posted, you seem to have found the majority of the information yourself, good luck

The information is in the BMFA handbook regarding the test criteria.

Someone has to babysit you as you put it, until you pass your "A" test.

It is a very straight forward test to ensure the pilot is competent to fly solo, this is a recommendation by the BMFA which RDMFC adopts as an acceptable level to fly solo.

Same certificate as long as it is a collective pitch heli, again the handbook is a valuable source of information.

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Post by soane on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:26 pm

Is there anyone at the club who could give me guidance and grade me for my 'A' certificate?

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Post by Mr Moff on Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:56 am

Hi Jason, I can help you out and get you ready for doing an A test. Mark or Richie can do the test with you.
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Re: Solo field flying with helicopter

Post by Rich on Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:13 am

Jason,

What you need to do is come along to the field, there's lots of people there that will guide you in the right direction.

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Post by Tim on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:15 pm

I will resist the retort that is on my mind Very Happy

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Post by soane on Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:29 pm

Ha, take it no no one is going tonight?

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Post by Rich on Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:31 pm

spot on there, sod's law

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Post by soane on Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:34 pm

Well I sat down this evening to try and get Phoenix working to my liking, had some success but I need to persevere to get the practice in

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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:01 pm

As per Rich's sig, practice makes perfect.

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