Survival Gear

In the training command, we were issued three olive drab Nomex flight suits. The design of the Nomex fabric kept it from absorbing jet fuel and wouldn’t burn for at least thirty seconds. So, like most young aviators, I took a cigarette lighter to one of my new zoom...

Molybdenum Disulfide Grease

Several times in earlier sections of this web site, I mentioned the need to grease the bearings and other parts of the helicopter on a regular basis. Back in the old days, when one had the oil changed, one also had the car “greased.”  Technology has replaced the need...