On the Air October 2014 Issue
On The Air: October 2014
At the U.S. Army Aviation Center for Excellence (at Fort Rucker, Alabama), U.S. Army flight students perform their “supervised solo” flight at 20.2 hours of (helicopter) flight time, consisting of three traffic patterns to a hover with the student’s “stick-buddy” in the left seat. When winds picked up, the tower safety officer placed all of the solo students on a ground hold. Some of the students got a little impatient while waiting for winds to die down.