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Fun Helicopter Facts for Rio Rancho, NM
Instead of a floor-mounted cyclic stick between the pilot's knees, the R22 uses a unique teetering T-Bar control connected to a stick that emerges from the console between the seats. This makes it easier for occupants to enter and exit the cabin and reduces chances for injury in the event of a hard landing.
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for Rio Rancho, NM
Every U.S. military branch puts men and women applying for pilot training through its version of an initial flight training course. U.S. military pilot selection and initial flight training is typically designed to weed out unqualified applicants.
Fixed-Wing Aircraft Factoid
Truss-Type: A truss is a rigid framework made up of members, such as beams, struts, and bars to resist deformation by applied loads. The truss-framed fuselage is generally covered with fabric. The truss-type fuselage frame is usually constructed of steel. A truss-type fuselage. A Warren truss uses mostlydiagonal bracing.An airframe using monocoque construction. The most common airframe construction issemimonocoque tubing welded together in such a manner that all members of the truss can carry both tension and compression loads.In some aircraft, principally the light, single engine models, truss fuselage frames may be constructed of aluminum alloy and may be riveted or bolted into one piece, with cross-bracing achieved by using solid rods or tubes.