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Old 1st Oct 2018, 14:28
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Helicopter has rough landing at Ski Apache

Ski Apache hard landing
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 14:39
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Bit of T-cut and it'll be fine I'm sure, anything that wont T-cut we can cover with speed tape
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At least the dust wont be telling mince pies?
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Another classic case of HTG.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 16:45
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I cannot wait to hear the explanation for this bit of excitement!
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 17:50
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Do you think "He rather fecked it up", would suffice
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Smooth...
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 19:58
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I cannot wait to hear the explanation for this bit of excitement!

CAT allergy
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 20:22
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Maybe the pilot saw a big spider on the windshield
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 20:36
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Nothing to see here. Just a firm landing and low level hover taxi down the slope to a more suitable loading area. Move along.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 01:04
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Those valet parking attendants sure like messing around with the torque turns, approaches aren't their usual fare I guess. Should get away with just handing the keys back.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 04:18
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I cannot wait to hear the explanation for this bit of excitement!
Easy...he ran out of altitude, airspeed, and ideas simultaneously.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 04:39
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Obviously he looks to be down wind, but the way the machine was still power limited after it bounced I wonder if the seat belt tail got caught in the collective track. Has caused a few whoopsies in past. Have had it myself, luckily no damage but gets the heart going.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 04:49
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Obviously he looks to be down wind, but the way the machine was still power limited after it bounced I wonder if the seat belt tail got caught in the collective track. Has caused a few whoopsies in past. Have had it myself, luckily no damage but gets the heart going.
No, when most U.S. pilots strap in there is no tail left to worry about.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 10:23
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No, when most U.S. pilots strap in there is no tail left to worry about.
haha, but its the passenger belt tail that catches you out. When it happened to me someone (skinny) was strapped in. Nice little gotcha.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 10:45
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Originally Posted by krypton_john View Post
Nothing to see here. Just a firm landing and low level hover taxi down the slope to a more suitable loading area. Move along.
You weren't expecting a rotor tip to hit the slope? You thought that was normal? Jeez.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 11:12
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Little late on the flare on that one Hoskins.....................................
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 11:21
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Best slope landing technique I've seen for a while.
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