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Old 16th Jul 2017, 04:58   #5641 (permalink)
 
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Well, my point is, that it might be better to stick to one format - saving mindcapacity to convert numbers
The Gimli glider comes to mind. Aviation is littered with examples like this - what can possibly go wrong?!?!
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Old 16th Jul 2017, 11:13   #5642 (permalink)
 
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A small point....but in Vegas as well as the entire United States....Air Temp is by default measured in Degrees F....as we have not adopted the Metric System.

No mental gymnastics needed for American Pilots flying in....America.

As for doing Weight and Balance/Performance calculations.....most aircraft charts either have a Conversion Table or have both C and F Indexes on the Chart.
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Wow, That's a small pad, you wouldn't even see that as you put the skids down. Respect to bush pilots. It would take a while to get that feel again.
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Old 16th Jul 2017, 16:37   #5644 (permalink)
 
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A small point....but in Vegas as well as the entire United States....Air Temp is by default measured in Degrees F....as we have not adopted the Metric System.

No mental gymnastics needed for American Pilots flying in....America.

As for doing Weight and Balance/Performance calculations.....most aircraft charts either have a Conversion Table or have both C and F Indexes on the Chart.
Have you read the Gimli Glider Cause?
It was excactly a mix up between kg, gallons and the conversionfactors, which led to the gliding landing....
It's all fine if everything runs smoothly- but when the stress sets in an the holes in the cheese start to line up, it could be an advantage to have some holes removed in advance....
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Old 16th Jul 2017, 17:04   #5645 (permalink)
 
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Wow, That's a small pad, you wouldn't even see that as you put the skids down. Respect to bush pilots. It would take a while to get that feel again.
Yes the helipads are pretty small - The mirror for the longline in the chin bubble sure helps. Having a crew practice CRM and remind the pilot on take off about the wires behind sure helps too.
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 03:46   #5646 (permalink)
 
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 01:46   #5647 (permalink)
 
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Yes Photobucket now wants to charge $400 to host pics shown on sites like this.

Needless to say I am disappointed in their new "business" policy and am switching as fast as I can to a better hosting service.

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Old 20th Jul 2017, 08:23   #5649 (permalink)
 
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Yes Photobucket now wants to charge $400 to host pics shown on sites like this.

Needless to say I am disappointed in their new "business" policy and am switching as fast as I can to a better hosting service.

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Old 21st Jul 2017, 17:47   #5651 (permalink)
 
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I will apologize for all my pics on this thread that can no longer be viewed. I will not pay photobucket for the 3rd party posting capability. I have switched to Imgur which is free. Testing it out here, Waiting for a fire dispatch:

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Old 21st Jul 2017, 20:25   #5655 (permalink)
 
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Refuelling set up at the fly yard - too bad Eurocopter/Airbus doesn't put the fuel cap on the pilot side



Suspected water contamination in this fuel drum
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A helipad built to last....



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2016. 51 years later - the ladder hasn't moved
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Here is another small helipad.





Here is another one but not built to last, it broke 30 minutes after landing there, lucky me, blades were stopped and the aircraft ended up sitting on the stinger, not a scratch. The pad was the right size with the right number and size of logs but they were too widely spaced. That was my fifth time landing there and shutting down.
That's me on the roof calling the Astar working with me.
Flew back to camp afterward with the Astar to get the AME and a couple of fallers, We cut the logs slowly, one by one to get the ST to come down almost level. got it going and left.



Close up of the broken log

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