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Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2018, 10:19
Replies: 371
Views: 53,609
Posted By Hawkeye0001

None of these points make a particularly good...

None of these points make a particularly good excuse to pull this stunt on purpose. I'm sure we've all got ourselves in a crappy situation like this, but as you said the lesson you should take home...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2018, 23:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,887
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Thanks for the heads up! Wanted to go to sleep an...

Thanks for the heads up! Wanted to go to sleep an hour ago, but I guess that's cancelled now :)
Unbelievable though that I need to read the English subtitltes to understand what is supposed to be a...
8th Jul 2018, 19:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Hi DeDu! I've never managed to find out what the...

Hi DeDu! I've never managed to find out what the official conclusion of the investigation was, would you mind sending me a PM? I used to work a lot with William when I still flew out of Arusha....
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2018, 11:06
Replies: 201
Views: 26,139
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Red face AS 350: "Hold my beer son and watch this!"

"So Dave, can you show me how one would ever get into this servo transparency thing?"
"Sure, hold my beer son and watch this!" (https://9gag.com/gag/aDxPm6x)
:sad:

Hmkaaay... I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2018, 14:56
Replies: 53
Views: 10,075
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Good point! Couple years back I've been doing an...

Good point! Couple years back I've been doing an assessment to establish a HEMS system in an African country. Our talks to establish a heli-base at the most modern maximum care facility shattered...
18th Apr 2018, 17:08
Replies: 13
Views: 2,805
Posted By Hawkeye0001

No question bank available but still very doable....

No question bank available but still very doable. Your best ressources are a) the local pilot population and b) the TCAA regulations and AIC; both can be downloaded (when their download server is up,...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2018, 09:20
Replies: 16
Views: 2,123
Posted By Hawkeye0001

A CEP kit wins for me hands down, as the...

A CEP kit wins for me hands down, as the ANR-headsets I used so far all had trouble coping with any wind in the cockpit (e.g. doors-off ops or wearing sunglasses since the slightest ear seal breach...
14th Jan 2018, 22:45
Replies: 14
Views: 5,280
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Essential Qualifications: Must hold a...

Essential Qualifications:


Must hold a current (European) EASA-FCL ATPL or EASA-FCL CPL issued by approved EASA-member state with valid instrument rating (IR) and class type rating for the ...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2016, 11:51
Replies: 18
Views: 7,370
Posted By Hawkeye0001

I can only speak for East Africa, but yes. From...

I can only speak for East Africa, but yes. From what it looks like he was ambushed by the poachers while hovering low over a carcass of one of three elephants that were shot that morning in the...
30th Jan 2016, 20:43
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By Hawkeye0001

This is very saddening and frustrating news....

This is very saddening and frustrating news. Roger was an aviator well known to many in the East African helicopter scene, especially at Arusha airport and Nairobi Wilson airport.

Rest in piece,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2016, 20:17
Replies: 18
Views: 7,370
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Angry UK pilot in R44 shot down in Tanzania

This morning a Robinson R44 owned by Friedkin Conservation Fund was shot down by poachers using AK47 assault rifles during a patrol flight in a private game reserve in Tanzania, killing the pilot...
18th Sep 2015, 20:50
Replies: 3
Views: 3,952
Posted By Hawkeye0001

That is saddening beyond believe. I think despite...

That is saddening beyond believe. I think despite his desperation he can answer that question for himself with a bit of common sense. There shouldn't even be a moment of hesitation to simply turn...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2015, 11:57
Replies: 25
Views: 7,531
Posted By Hawkeye0001

As mentioned above I've been using my Clarity...

As mentioned above I've been using my Clarity Aloft for a year now in R44's and on occasion the odd Caravan flights. I was about to sell my Zulu 2 the other day but had a minute of doubt there and...
15th Jul 2015, 21:17
Replies: 1
Views: 2,426
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Already happened over a week ago. All discharged...

Already happened over a week ago. All discharged from hospital after two days, couple bruises and few cracked ribs, but no one seriously injured. Lucky escape for everyone. But the helicopter. That...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2015, 19:19
Replies: 8
Views: 2,663
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Usually more pronounced on descent, sharp turns...

Usually more pronounced on descent, sharp turns and generally low power settings, in normal cruise speed and climbs it's not noticeable. Using a rapid descent before decelerating the aircraft...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2015, 19:33
Replies: 14
Views: 3,768
Posted By Hawkeye0001

It does not appeal as an exactly sensible idea......

It does not appeal as an exactly sensible idea... :sad: I only fly a machine with emergency pop-out floats, but I cannot imagine that the utility floats were designed to use the helicopter as a...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2015, 14:52
Replies: 18
Views: 2,416
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Gotta promote another one of our well known...

Gotta promote another one of our well known pprune members a bit:

Dennis Kenyon - 'Dangerous Appointment' (is that even published yet?!) :cool:

Also a good one not mentioned here yet is Shawn...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2015, 22:49
Replies: 25
Views: 7,531
Posted By Hawkeye0001

I can't tell you about their performance in the...

I can't tell you about their performance in the S61 in particular, but I used them on every flight for the last 9 months and I am still in love with them, never felt the urge to go back to my Zulus...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2015, 12:46
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Can you do that on an F1? In my time it was still...

Can you do that on an F1? In my time it was still the J1 and we were only allowed to work as CFI's (well, officially employed as CFI at least). Either way I'm afraid it's gonna be even thougher...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2015, 22:06
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By Hawkeye0001

With 180hrs you must already be super close to...

With 180hrs you must already be super close to getting your CFI? How many hours are missing?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2015, 20:12
Replies: 282
Views: 63,058
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Nice and simply differentiation of VRS and SWP...

Nice and simply differentiation of VRS and SWP from Transport Canada (https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp9982-exercise26-973.htm):
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2015, 09:23
Replies: 282
Views: 63,058
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Starting into VRS at 1,500' AGL we let it develop...

Starting into VRS at 1,500' AGL we let it develop until we hit a descent rate between 800 and 1,100ft / min, started recovery at approx. 1,200' AGL and were able to arrest the descent by about 1,150'...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2015, 17:39
Replies: 282
Views: 63,058
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Just did it in direct comparison to "normal"...

Just did it in direct comparison to "normal" recovery technique during a base check with someone the other day. It is really astonishing just how much quicker the recovery is and would recommend...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2015, 17:44
Replies: 17
Views: 9,891
Posted By Hawkeye0001

@VF: little excursion from a paramedic: this has...

@VF: little excursion from a paramedic: this has to do with a different approach in German (H)EMS compared to most other places:

Many other countries worldwide like e.g. the US practice a "Load &...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2015, 09:47
Replies: 17
Views: 9,891
Posted By Hawkeye0001

Thanks John; ssumed BK-117 would be similar to...

Thanks John; ssumed BK-117 would be similar to the approx. 2m ground clearance on the EC-145. Maybe not that much intention required then :O
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