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Old 13th Jan 2019, 16:27
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Below the Glidepath - not correcting
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Originally Posted by industry insider View Post
If it really works that well, its a bloody good idea on a single engine helicopter over "hostile" terrain.
This is a well questioned path on this forum. To operate single-engined over "hostile" terrain requires a number of mitigations to be in place to reduce the risk in the event of an engine failure. Commercial or Military operators are very familiar with these, and again I would be fascinated in the data that shows an engine failure (or drive issue) at altitude that can't be managed with a correctly executed autorotation, including zero speed onto rugged terrain. The main risk mitigation for non-commercial operations should be not to operate over "hostile" terrain unless absolutely imperative.
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