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Old 8th Jan 2013, 22:44
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At night doing takeoffs from Scenes....I pointed the Landig Light, Search light, and Night Sun up nearly vertical and flew up the light beam to make sure I did not run into any wires. The risk of an engine failure was far less than that posed by a wire strike.

Likewise at night I made steep, slow approaches using the lights in the same manner but pointed downwards and tried to stay along where the lights were shining.

That was in the Bell 412/BK-117/BO-105....so we had plenty of power and lots of light.

I would not do EMS flying at Night in a single.....there are plenty of jobs available so one does not have to do that. (Personal Opinion thought it is!)
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