August 2010 Student Newsletter Rotorvation Helicopters
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Let the introductions begin…..
NEW OFFICES Theory is now in the original front NEW STAFF
In the world of aviation, change is class room - nice & cosy. The Rotorvation Helicopters staff
inevitable - it really is just part of family is growing!
the daily process!
Marianne will answer
INSIDE THIS At Rotorvation Helicopters we
all of your accounts
have upped the anti and have
ISSUE: questions with a smile.
made some changes of our own.
Marianne joined the team a few
We would like 1 months ago and has assisted in
to introduce….. streamlining the accounts dept.
By reshuffling the work spaces, it
Mike Morgan has
LVO’s maiden 1 has created 2 extra offices to be
stepped into the full
used as study areas for students &
voyage time theory instructor
hold flight briefings.
Changes to 2 We Other than a few people not know- Mike has been a great help with
Theory Courses have ing which door to use for reception, the part time theory students. He
moved the new setup is fantastic. brings loads of enthusiasm & en-
Ground Crew 2 the ergy to his new appointment.
Training entire The last 3 months have been very NEW AIRCRAFT
internal office structure around. busy with training enquiries on the Not that many of
Reception has moved to the old rise. For those that have chosen to us have seen the
Social Scene become a student with us, we wel- new R44, no
main theory classroom, which
opened up come you and look forward to as- sooner had LVO
Learning 3 sisting you the best we can. hit YPJT, it was straight out to the
Centre reception bush for Survey operations.
Jeremy Thompson Jamie Taylor
area to a Nathan Smith Phil Daniels LVO was flown from Sydney by
A great news 3 new meet & Vince Mack Andrew Moore Mike Hill & Mike Morgan. The trip
article greet client Troy Shier Matt Ikin
David Ikin Luke Lamont
took 20 hours with the two Mike’s
lounge & Neil Morrissey Tim White singing & creating their own inflight
Paying our dues 3 office space. Stuart James entertainment along the way!
LVO’s maiden voyage!
Celebrity Status 4
Photos, photos 8
& more photos
How did I
The following pictures tell a get stuck to
the bubble of
Meet & Greet 8 better story than we could ever a helicopter?
Looks like the guys had a great
time bringing the aircraft across Hmmm
the great terrain of Australia! !?!?!?!?!?
along the way...
Is there anybody
It’s all about the books….
With 7 theory subjects, some of understanding. It enables the THEORY COURSES
Please explain... you may ask “How on earth am I student to assess their compre- Individual Class (weekday classes)
going to get from subject 1 to hension throughout the study- 17-23 Sept Meteorology (morn)
subject 7?” The reality is it takes ing of each course, making sure 18-23 Sept Aero revision (arvo)
time & a whole load of study. they are on track at all times.
There is no easy way but to Students are welcome to come Full Time (10 week class)
apply yourself completely. in at any time to work through Starting around 1st week of
Making sure you are ready to sit the system, just let us know & September, start date TBC
an exam can also be quite stress- we will book you in.
ful with time consuming revision, Part Time (night class)
EXAM BOOKINGS Currently studying Air Law.
but it must be done. The theory instructor is re-
We are here to help you! In sponsible for booking ALL the- Upon completion of this sub-
order to streamline Rotorvation ory exams for ALL students. ject, we will be offering 2 sepa-
Helicopter’s many theory op- This includes part time & corre- rate courses during evenings.
tions, we have incorporated a spondence students. The theory schedule is constantly evolving as
few new practices & systems - all This greatly benefits our stu-
we meet our students training needs. Keep
in contact to know when further courses are
very exciting! dents in making sure they are available.
NEW COMPUTERS ready to attempt the exams &
Six laptops have been purchased hopefully pass first time. Stay tuned, more
for use in our theory classes. information coming
Exams shall be booked once
students have shown good on the new part
These laptops are equipped with time theory tuition
online aviation theory software. comprehension of the subjects.
The instructor will assist stu- soon!
This program breaks down each
of the 7 subjects to key areas of dents in the revision process.
Safety, Safety, Safety
Pencil in your diaries now the date of Saturday, Schedule for the Day
4th Sept 10am - 2pm.
1000 - 1200 Ground Crew Induction Course
Learn about how to properly conduct ground crew 1200 - 1300 BBQ lunch (supplied)
operations & procedures. 1300 - 1430 Class D & Radio Procedures
Loading & unloading of passengers Passenger Manifests After lunch, we will go through the new Class D
Refueling Weight & Balance procedures at YPJT, along with some interactive
Safety Briefings Emergencies
And he hasn’t even been
for a flight yet… We aim All students wishing to assist us with various events Please call 9414 8584 or email
are required to complete this course. We have many firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your snag gets
events coming up soon that you can help out on! cooked on the BBQ!
Once a month on a either a Satur- We will cover all sorts of topics, checking those emails & make
day or Sunday, we will be organis- some directly related to your train- sure we have your most up to
ing Aviation Workshops for our ing, others more general aviation date contact details on file.
students. subjects. We are also open to any
First workshop will be on 4th
topic suggestions students are want-
We will require minimum numbers September covering Ground
ing to cover.
of 5 students for each workshop & Crew Operations. An enrol-
students will be required to enroll Daily aircraft inspections
ment form will be emailed to
for each one. Basics of a 50hrly service everyone
Aircraft refueling in the
These workshops are free but will Drug & Alcohol information next
require your support to keep them How to pass a flight test
running. Charter ops & logistics
They are designed to be a social We will email all students a course
networking outlet, with an element enrolment form a few weeks prior
of seriousness when in training. to each scheduled date. So keep
Letter Phonetic Letter Letter Phonetic Letter
A Alpha N November
B Bravo O Oscar
C Charlie P Papa
D Delta Q Quebec
E Echo R Romeo
F Foxtrot S Sierra
G Golf T Tango
H Hotel U Uniform
I India V Victor
J Juliet W Whiskey Ohhh Apsley,
K Kilo X X-ray
don't let Daddy
L Lima Y Yankee
M Mike Z Zulu teach you to fly..!
For those of you that have not yet We always knew when Niffy was back, with her fresh baked goods and
had the pleasure of meeting either very scrumptious “mars bar slice” stocked in the fridge.
Annabelle & Niffy, two of our ex
Annabelle always bounced in, with her infectious smile, beaming voice
students - included is an article pub-
and endless energy.
lished in the West weekend newspa-
per on 07.08.10. Both students completed their PPL license initially with Rotorvation
Helicopters and then later
The article provides a very candid
upgraded to CPL(H).
look into the everyday lives of these
two remarkable ladies. It is a great Annabelle has just completed
read. her mustering endorsement
with David Adamson.
We loved sharing in Annabelle’s and
Niffy’s rollercoaster ride of training Article follows on pages 4 - 7.
as both ladies went from PPL(H) to
With thanks & appreciation Our Newest
After 6 months long service leave with his friendly smile when his Helicopter Pilots
from his day job of “high school piloting skills are required. Matt Cheyne - CPL
teacher extraordinaire”, Mike Hill
Thanks Mike for all of your hard Glenn Gamlen - CPL
has been sent back to the front
work, commitment & dedication to
line. It is now time for him to
focus on our next generation of Congrats
young Aussie minds, which leads
to his resignation of part time Newton “Tufty” Pellatt
theory instructor at Rotorvation is now a Grade 1
Mike’s bubbly personality and
a proud first time Dad
larger than life stories will be
missed in the office hall ways.
However, we will still be greeted
Let’s take a closer look…. MENTAL WORKOUT
What transponder code should be set if you are on the ground
STUDENT CORNER land born Luke has known “since for- at Jandakot, with the intention of leaving class D airspace?
ever” that he wanted to fly choppers A. 3000 ALT
This is where we throw the newsletter B. 3000 STBY
for a living.
journalism over to you, our students. C. 1200 ALT
His spare time now is spent mostly
If you have any articles, photos or com- D. 1200 STBY
with his head in his books. Study,
ments of your training at Rotorvation
study & more study! He holds a
Helicopters, this corner is dedicated to With local QNH set on the sub scale, an altimeter will always
dream of one day heading down the
search & rescue pathway as a helicop-
A. Height above ground level
Please submit all pieces to ter pilot.
B. Height above mean sea level
email@example.com to have them
With a determined goal of finishing all C. Pressure height
included throughout the upcoming news-
of the 7 CPL theory subjects over the D. Density height
next six months & then moving
To start this section, we would like to through the flight training syllabus; With regards to air density when applying carburettor heat
welcome a bio on one of our students, Luke aims to be sitting his flight test A. air density is increased and power increased
Mr Luke Lamont. within the next 12 months. B. air density is decreased and power decreased
Luke has just started the challenge of C. air density is increased and power unaltered
attaining his CPL (H). He is currently D. air density is reduced and power stays the same
studying Aerodynamics during his week
break from working as a processing The colour of 100 octane low lead aviation fuel is
technician at BHP’s Mt Whaleback mine
site in Newman. B. red C
With many an hour spent in helicopters D. clear A
whilst on hunting expeditions, New Zea- Answers
2 Compass Road Jandakot Airport WA
Tel: 9414 8584 Fax: 9414 8547