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Old 18th Aug 2020, 15:43
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Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
Many years ago I flew helicopters (B206, AS350) and we were allowed to leave the seat when :

1. The engine was at idle
2. Weather conditions were suitable
3. collective friction/lock was on
4. Cyclic friction on
5. and not mentioned above .. HYDRAULICS OFF ( due possible runaway)

I. Duke
In the AAC 60s 70s when carrying out casevac with Sioux it was practised to leave the aircraft, rotors turning, and heave the "casualty" (logs in a growbag) into the stretcher pods. Never did it for real I am pleased to say.
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