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Articles with tag 'Real deal'

Ryan Aerospace wins navy contract for multiple helicopter simulator units

Ryan Aerospace wins navy contract for multiple helicopter simulator units

Simulators are not just for fun and they are a big part of pilot training. The Australian Navy is reinforcing their program along with Ryan Aerospace.
Keeping it real: PFC and Ryan Aerospace achieve FAA certification

Keeping it real: PFC and Ryan Aerospace achieve FAA certification

Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) achieve FAA approval / certification for bell 206 / bell 407 helicopter simulator.
Sim to unreal: my experience in a real helicopter

Sim to unreal: my experience in a real helicopter

You have all probably wondered how much flying in a flight simulator would help with a real helicopter and what to focus on when you are flying. I’m going to try to answer to that.
Video: a comparison between a real autorotation and an X-Plane autorotation

Video: a comparison between a real autorotation and an X-Plane autorotation

So, how "real" are sims when compared to real life flying? It depends on how you use them. But if you do things "by the book", you might be surprised.
A story of courage: Desterrado

A story of courage: Desterrado

Sometimes Search and Rescue missions turn out to be something else: a lesson of courage, bravery, will power and that the sea, sometimes, has mercy on men.
The Cabri G2: a pilot's perspective

The Cabri G2: a pilot's perspective

Wonder how our reviewers do when they're not reviewing flight sim addons? Well, most of them fly real helicopters. Nick Bates took a break from his offshore operations and did a review on the real Cabri G2.
Ten Left

Ten Left

Search and Rescue is one of the most demanding and honorable jobs a helicopter pilot can do. Ricardo Nunes, an ex-SAR pilot for the Portuguese Air Force, has done quite a few of these missions while working for the 751th Squadron of the PoAF.
Video: Homebuilt Helicopter from beginning to end

Video: Homebuilt Helicopter from beginning to end

Some guys dream, some guys build the dream. This enthusiast developed his own homebuilt helicopter from scratch and took it for a spit.
Video: S-56 blade bending in flight

Video: S-56 blade bending in flight

Remember the video of the Mi-8 rotor blade in-flight? No? Go see it, then. There's some more slow-motion goodness. An S-56 rotor blade bending while in flight.
Video: MI-8 main rotor blade in flight

Video: MI-8 main rotor blade in flight

This amazing video shows what happens to a rotor blade in-flight. You can clearly see the pitch change through the full cycle while the MI-8 flies.

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