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I drew this AH-1Z Viper in a republic gunship livery

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2023/02/01
04:59 UTC

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Sikorsky VH-3D approaching the south lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C.

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2023/02/01
03:39 UTC

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KA-32s came to put out big fire

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2023/02/01
00:42 UTC

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Video of Luxurious Leonardo (Agusta Westland) AW109SP Grand New landing and take off at London Battersea heliport.

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2023/01/31
17:41 UTC

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will soon be starting my r44 flight training and will be needing my personal headset. What plug should I buy? I’m planning to buy bose a20 but I don’t know what plug to look for

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2023/01/31
17:09 UTC

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How to improve divided attention and Hand/Eye/Foot coordination at home ?

Hi everyone,

I'm 20 and I'm about to take selection tests in few months to become a helicopter pilot in my national army. The most sought after skill, and also the most eliminatory, is wether you are good at divided attention and Hand/Eye/Foot coordination. I am looking for tips that can help with all of that, preferably without any more materials than I have.

I know playing drums or some team sports can help but I'm not gonna jump into this now. I sometime train in my car by adding up the license plates, making a different gesture for each car color and remembering the last three signs on my right. I'm being good at it but I want to vary the exercices. I also bought a full hotas and try to train on some helicopters games. In general, I play a lot of video games so I think it help with hand-eye coordination but not foot-eye or foot-hand. I also do the "rub your belly, pat your head" and jump on one leg lol but I don't know if it's very useful.

What are your tips to train for these skills ?

6 Comments
2023/01/31
10:24 UTC

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Starting Flight School

I'm starting flight school in 2months. I would like to know if there is anything I should brush up on before hand. What did you wish you knew when you first started flying? Any help would be appreciated thank you!

21 Comments
2023/01/30
22:28 UTC

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Using GI Bill for Mauna Loa

So I’m currently active duty stationed in Hawaii. Does Mauna Loa accept the GI Bill and how much would that cover? Its my understanding that the VA has a cap for vocational schools. Would I just be more well off if i just waited til I got out and did a degree and flight training program? Ik the GI Bill covers all of the financing. I’m looking at either SUU or Leading Edge Oregon. Any thoughts?

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2023/01/30
19:53 UTC

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St Louis Arch

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2023/01/30
16:09 UTC

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What are the odds of AI taking over the job of a commercial helicopter pilot?

Thinking about beginning a course with the end goal of being a commercial helicopter pilot. Wondering if it is worth the investment with the chance of the job becoming obsolete in the next few years due to the progression of AI technology to take over the role

48 Comments
2023/01/30
15:53 UTC

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Taking some shots with Mike Reno back in the day. This was taken over high falls (Levack,Ontario) 🤘🏻🖤🤘🏻

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2023/01/30
14:08 UTC

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helicopters are submarines of the sky and they should have been named “skymarines”

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2023/01/30
09:22 UTC

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Column of Mil Mi-24s at an air base

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2023/01/30
08:56 UTC

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Swiftwater Rescue

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2023/01/30
04:37 UTC

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Full frontal.

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2023/01/29
22:42 UTC

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AgustaWestland HH-139B AW-139M Aeronautica Militare SAR Demo at Jesolo AirShow 2022

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2023/01/29
15:24 UTC

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dome under the blades of a helicopter

I am working on a cosplay and I want to make a flying skull. so I thought about putting helicopter toy inside this skull, with its two large rotors outside the skull.

But I dont know if the dome shape of the skull will affect how it flies.

\"mock up pic, and the proportion are all wrong just to visualize\"

14 Comments
2023/01/29
13:13 UTC

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Job opportunities and tattoo policy?

I’ve tried searching this question, but all I can find relates to fix wing commercial air lines. If I want to be either a life flight, wild land fire fighting, or helicopter tour pilot in the future, is getting a forearm sleeve a bad idea? It wouldn’t be anything explicit.

Edit: also interested in where you’re responding about as I know the answer varies between different countries and even between states in the US

19 Comments
2023/01/29
12:44 UTC

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Redbull pilot salary ?

Anybody know how much redbull pilots make? Fixed wing and rotor wing.

7 Comments
2023/01/29
12:15 UTC

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Video of a nice Eurocopter EC130B4 landing at Grand Canyon National Park. This single engine helicopter has the particularity to feature a very wide cabin which can accomodate 3 (and even 4 in option) people in the front row.

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2023/01/29
10:32 UTC

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