19 January 2010

"The Bob" Shares The Perils We Deal With:

I disagree with him on a couple points:
I first learned to love flying at night in Viet Nam, 'cause at night you could see the muzzle flashes when little brown men were shooting at you and could see exactly where to place your 2.75 inch folding fin rockets to convince them that wasn't allowable behavior.
I'll also argue his point that "Helicopters are not all that difficult to fly". A former student of mine who flew C-5's, the largest airplane made in the United States would also argue, saying "Helicopters are at least 10 times as hard to fly as C-5's."

But "The Bob's" article about the feeling that wells up in your gut when you see fog forming beneath you, particularly at night, is worthwhile reading.
So go and read it.


Bloviating Zeppelin said...

"Easy" to fly a helo??

Uh, NO.


Clint said...

I've always heard that you can learn to fly an airplane if you fly helicopters easier than you learn to fly helicopters if you fly airplanes.

Hmmm...I think I might be up for that challenge...

Greybeard said...

Ahh Clint...
It's wager time! :>)