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Guest Brett Campany

First helicopter solo - what a feeling!

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WOW Brett, I bet you were on a high and full of adrenaline for a long time after that. Incredible stuff and thanks for posting it here. I'm actually sweating from the exertion of those landings and hovers:laugh:

 

Congratulations,

 

Pud

 

 

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Nice work Brett, they are a fun machine those 22's!! :thumb_up::thumb_up:

 

 

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Guest Brett Campany

Thanks guys!! Yes the feeling is awesome for sure!

 

Before I started I didn't have a lot of faith in the R-22 but it's just such a fun machine and very capable as well.

 

Will definatly get some more video in the near future before the weather starts a downhill turn for the worse!

 

 

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Well done Brett, great to watch ... how long did it take for you to go solo?

 

Cheers

 

Jack

 

 

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Well done Brett, great to watch ... how long did it take for you to go solo?

Cheers

 

Jack

it took 38 hours in total, I had some initial issues with autorotations but I've got them down pat now. Apparently I'm still ahead of the game so fingers crossed I'll have it all done within 115 to 120 hours.

 

 

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Awesome work Brett, keep us posted.

 

Relfy

 

PM me your email address, I'll send you something interesting...

 

 

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Congrats Brett 011_clap.gif.c796ec930025ef6b94efb6b089d30b16.gif

 

What's up next, confined area's? That's damn fun and amazing the spots you can fit a 22 in!

 

Watch that hand coming off the collective when on the ground and at 100% RRPM though, I had that problem myself 025_blush.gif.9304aaf8465a2b6ab5171f41c5565775.gif

 

 

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Did my area solo last week and also knocked over some confined area landings, so much fun and one hell of a challenge! Going to try and set up a camera for the next session of area solo and confined areas.

 

 

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Did my area solo last week and also knocked over some confined area landings, so much fun and one hell of a challenge! Going to try and set up a camera for the next session of area solo and confined areas.

Goodonyabrett,

 

Looking forward to the video.

 

Pud

 

 

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So it's been about.... 18 months since I posted anything about my flying experiences. So here goes.

 

So here's some general R-22 flying

 

http://youtu.be/9galU9zzZjU

 

And here's some of my low level endorsement

 

http://youtu.be/JLHxi3Pt3oE

 

Then on the 18th of July 2011 I passed my Commercial Helicopter flight test so yesterday I took some friends of mine to Rottnest Island for lunch

 

http://youtu.be/ztdGk8RgAR8

 

Thought I better drop in and say g'day. I'm still current with my RAAus flying and will be getting out and about in a few fixed wing aircraft this summer as well but my preference is always going to be the R-44 until I get endorsed in something bigger.

 

Hope everyone here is well and you've all been flying heaps while I've been away!

 

No doubt I'll talk to you very soon!

 

Brett

 

 

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Welcome back Brett...sounds like you've been having fun in the Rotary...Still involved in the Coastal Watch?

 

 

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Hey Ian, cheers mate. No longer at Coastwatch or SAR, now working for Bristow Helicopters on Barrow Island as ground crew. It's not to bad, 15 days on, 13 days off, gives me the chance to do a lot more flying!

 

 

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Hey Ian, cheers mate. No longer at Coastwatch or SAR, now working for Bristow Helicopters on Barrow Island as ground crew. It's not to bad, 15 days on, 13 days off, gives me the chance to do a lot more flying!

Sounds like my dream job... you lucky bugger!

 

 

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