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We're in the process of building a new website!

While our 229th pilots Sling load more pallets for us, we are still organizing logistics, passing the beers around, planning the build and contemplating what we want.  We hope to have the site up & running  very shortly--Stay tuned....

We're looking forward  to the subtle changes that are about to happen.... we hope you will too.

The Four Fundamentals

From FAA's "Helicopter Flying Handbook"   FAA-H-8083-21A

There are four fundamentals of flight upon which all maneuvers are based: straight-and-level flight, turns, climbs, and descents. All controlled flight maneuvers consist of one or more of the four fundamentals of flight. If a student pilot is able to perform these maneuvers well, and the student’s proficiency is based on accurate “feel” and control analysis rather than mechanical movements, the ability to perform any assigned maneuver is only a matter of obtaining a clear visual and mental conception of it. The flight instructor must impart a good knowledge of these basic elements to the student, and must combine them and plan their practice so that perfect performance of each is instinctive without conscious effort. The importance of this to the success of flight training cannot be overemphasized. As the student progresses to more complex maneuvers, discounting any difficulties in visualizing the maneuvers, most student difficulties are caused by a lack of ...Read More here 

Testing the new 229th Beslan Airfield Facility



Grabbing time in the New SA342 Gazelle !