Archive for June, 2011

The Helicopter Engine (Turboshaft)

Updated on 12th February, 2017 Helicopter Engines One of the most common helicopter engines used today is the turboshaft engine. A turboshaft engine is effectively a jet engine and normally runs on a kerosene based fuel. There are many variants of turboshaft engines but they all follow basic concepts and principles. To keep things simple, […]

Careers in Aviation

Updated on 5th September, 2016 Aviation Careers Most pilots love their work and helicopter pilots are no exception. But what happens if we lose our medical fitness and subsequently lose our flying licence. This is not a nice thing to think about but we should all think seriously about this and have a backup plan. […]

Fog

Updated on 5th March, 2017 What is Fog? We all know that fog keeps us on the ground when we want to be flying. But are you aware that there are different kinds of fog? Do you know the conditions that are required for fog to form? Do you know about radiation fog, advection fog, […]

Radiotelephony – Numbers

Updated on 5th March, 2017 Pronouncing Numbers During a recent flight I was cleared by ATC to climb to “fifteen hundred” feet. If you are an aviator, you should be aware that the number “fifteen” is never used in standard radiotelephony. I decided to make this post to let you know how to transmit numbers  […]