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Old 7th Feb 2020, 14:20
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Bigger balls than mine in this 139



Apologies I can’t seem to get the link to embed

Yesterday... seems relevant given current discussions on another thread. I have it on good authority... single pilot, across the runway and towards trees.... and NOT the regular pilot of this aircraft

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Old 7th Feb 2020, 14:42
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The aircraft is capable of single pilot IMC, if the guy is legal what's the problem?
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 14:45
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Nothing unusual there.....just another day at the Office for many of us.
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This could start a trend in onomatapoeic thread titles - ‘bigger balls than yours in these R44s’.
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It takes something with far more heft than a 44 to tote me around.
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 15:44
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Looks like a Cat A (PC1) clear area departure from a paved surface - what's the problem?
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 16:23
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T7 registry (San Marino, for the convenience, and keeps the CAA at bay), private, based in Oxford I think. Zero viz, zero airspeed night departures from an offshore rig are acceptable with profile SOP, this is easier, and perfect aircraft for it.
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 17:08
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Is this thread missing a link?

Because itís not making a lot of sense right now.
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 18:24
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What's the minimum IMC speed for a 139....or might this have been flown on the G/A function?
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 18:25
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From the vid, what's the issue?
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 19:37
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Originally Posted by fkelly View Post
What's the minimum IMC speed for a 139....or might this have been flown on the G/A function?
41 knots for go around and doesn't look like the TU ( transition up - the other function of the GA button available in the hover ) was selected as it is a much shallower and less aggressive climb profile than that. Looks like a nice instrument take off by a competent pilot. Hopefully he was aware of any obstacles that may have been in his path.
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 20:42
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and NOT the regular pilot of this aircraft
Judging by the way that take off profile was done I would recommend that the pilot should be the regular pilot.
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 21:41
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My question is what might a fine helicopter like that doing in the middle of farmers fields?
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 21:47
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Originally Posted by nomorehelosforme View Post
My question is what might a fine helicopter like that doing in the middle of farmers fields?
Itís actually at an airfield inside the London Heathrow Zone, and a lot of us who fly kit like that spend a lot of time in farmers fields waiting for the boss to come back so we can fly him to his garden.

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Here are the published profiles if anybody is interested. Select 102 RPM, Depress CAT A button with left thumb, pick up into hover, hit CAT A button again and cues will be activated on PFD, pull to the magenta power cue and fly the profile. The clear area Cat A departure is certainly a smoother ride for the boss with only 5 degrees down to get moving.
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Originally Posted by Sir Niall Dementia View Post
It’s actually at an airfield inside the London Heathrow Zone, and a lot of us who fly kit like that spend a lot of time in farmers fields waiting for the boss to come back so we can fly him to his garden.

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Farmers fields like Ascot, Silverstone, Goodwood and Battersea I guess?
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 09:20
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Originally Posted by nomorehelosforme View Post
SND,

Farmers fields like Ascot, Silverstone, Goodwood and Battersea I guess?
Not just the shiny fields. Lots of fields in lots of places as near to where the boss wants to be as possible. Getting sheep shit out of carpets is a skill a lot of helicopter pilots have🤬

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Old 8th Feb 2020, 09:40
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Originally Posted by nomorehelosforme View Post
SND,

Farmers fields like Ascot, Silverstone, Goodwood and Battersea I guess?
Luxury - but they aren't farmers' fields. Many other landing sites too, it's not unusual for a corporate helicopter to land "out" in a place with no facilities. Sometimes a concern is making sure the passengers don't have to walk across mud to the car.

Edit: SND - SNAP!
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 10:25
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Please excuse my ignorance but how do you trim a helicopter?
Reason I'm asking is on the fb video it went up into hover first, during the transition the tail dipped slightly only to be instantly corrected.

Just wondering if trim is some function of the cyclic control system.

I could google but would rather hear from the horses mouth

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Old 8th Feb 2020, 12:27
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Originally Posted by fkelly View Post
What's the minimum IMC speed for a 139....or might this have been flown on the G/A function?
Actually, Vmini is 50 KIAS last time I looked. Doesnt matter what function you are using.
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