Army Helicopter Aero!!!

Here it is Connor Gouge Fans, the Army FM 3-04.203 otherwise known as “Fundamentals of Flight. ” and it is chalk full of Helo Bubba goodness. The information is presented a bit differently than the same info we se as Naval Aviators in P-Cola. Enjoy. FM3_04X203  Read More →

So, Your Back at the Squadron . . . Now what?

Well, for one thing you are now in the realm of the Wing MH-53E SEA DRAGON AIR COMBAT TRAINING CONTINUUM (ACTC) PROGRAM that’s right the 3502.1F!!!!  There in you will find all of your Undergraduate and Graduate level training syllabus needs.  Enjoy.  Read More →

VFR and IFR Chart Symbol Explanation

From the FAA’s publication, here is a great refresher on what all those symbols on the VFR sectionals and IFR LOW Levels actually mean. Intro to VFR Chart Symbols Intro to IFR Chart Symbols and Terms  Read More →

Rotary Wing History and Aero

Thanks to Dale Johnson, we now have a new addition to the ever expanding CG Library.  Published in 1961 it is NAVAIR 00-80T-88 Helicopter History and Aerodynamics.  Great read for all of you who enjoy what it is that you do in Unrestricted Naval Aviation. [Read More…]  Read More →

Power Available vs. Power Required

The basics are simply the foundation of what we do in the air.  The machine will take your life if you don’t understand what keeps it aloft.  Tim McKay sent out his primer on Delta P and with his permission I am posting it here today.  A good short read and a very good refresher on the Bucket Curves for us all. Thanks Tim power-required  Read More →

Sign Off Sheets for SIMS, Flight, and AMCM phases

Here they are for your use and enjoyment. syllabus-sign-off-sheets Word File syllabus-sign-off-sheets PDF  Read More →

Preflight Goodness!!!!

So, for those of you who are looking for the definitive pre-flight primmer / refresher,  your wait is over.  Now, if you wanted to know exactly where the OMEGA mounting pad was, you have the answer in this handy guide. MH-53E Preflight  Read More →

Systems Smart Sheets

Connor created these a few years ago (his hands were so tiny back then), and they are still ultra fabulous today. Main Gearbox Smart Sheet Utility 1 Hyd Smart Sheet Fuel System Smart Sheet  Read More →

Send Us Your Pictures

If you have MH-53E related media (photos or videos) and they do not display flying outside of the NATOPS permitted limits, I would love to post them on the home page.  If we get enough I will set up a photo page to support the effort right here on ConnorGouge.com.  Please include as much information as you can about the photo. As always, you can contact us at info@connorgouge.com  Read More →

Yellow Sheet

So, some times it’s just easier to type this up and print it out than it is to track down a copy and hand write it. Besides, getting in the OPNAV 3710.7T and figuring out what goes in every block is lots of fun and quite edifying. Naval Flight Recort (Yellow Sheet)  Read More →

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