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Old 8th Mar 2019, 03:48
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When it comes to 2-bladed helicopters, there is only one that continues to blame pilots for in-flight breakups, especially inexperienced pilots, yet many accidents have included people that don't fit the profile.
There is only one that puts notes in flight manuals to significantly reduce speed in turbulence.
One that publishes safety notices to remove controls so pax can't bump them and to shift blame to the pilot.
One that requires extra training to deal with the safety nuances.

They can be flown safely but the ability to leave the safe zone seems far too easy and doesn't end well.
When you build to a price you can't engineer out problems and the target market seem willing to accept the compromises mainly because they believe that accidents only happen to other people.
Will take an old JetBanger any day ahead of the alternative.
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