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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2017, 00:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By Gomer Pylot

The term "single-payer" is somewhat deceptive. ...

The term "single-payer" is somewhat deceptive. It should be "single-payee".
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2016, 18:46
Replies: 1
Views: 2,305
Posted By Gomer Pylot

Stuff happens. Over here a vehicle somehow drove...

Stuff happens. Over here a vehicle somehow drove around the fire and police vehicles on a road where an EMS helicopter had landed, and was still running. The vehicle hit the horizontal stabilizer,...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2016, 16:16
Replies: 13
Views: 4,066
Posted By Gomer Pylot

Simple? Maybe for simple minds. In reality it...

Simple? Maybe for simple minds. In reality it isn't so simple. The Constitution of the US is still in force, as well as the legal system. This ain't Blighty Old. The FAA does not rule entirely...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2016, 15:31
Replies: 108
Views: 64,795
Posted By Gomer Pylot

During a crash investigation the company can't...

During a crash investigation the company can't release any information even to employees not directly involved in the investigation. Bell cannot even comment on the investigation other than to...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2016, 03:10
Replies: 23
Views: 4,534
Posted By Gomer Pylot

OGE hover often uses no more, perhaps less, fuel...

OGE hover often uses no more, perhaps less, fuel than cruise. Normal cruise for most people is 80% torque, and you may be able to hover with that or less, depending on altitude, temperature, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2016, 00:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By Gomer Pylot

There have been a number of crashes, several...

There have been a number of crashes, several fatal, since hunting from helicopters was legalized.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2016, 18:33
Replies: 43
Views: 11,736
Posted By Gomer Pylot

The US has no such rule, yet, for Part 135...

The US has no such rule, yet, for Part 135 operations. Only Part 121 (scheduled airline) operations have the age 60 rule.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2016, 05:33
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By Gomer Pylot

I've never flown a helicopter on which stiff...

I've never flown a helicopter on which stiff pedals were the norm. If they're stiff, something is wrong. And I've never heard of a "center detent" in one. Some have lighter pedal forces than...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2015, 22:12
Replies: 15
Views: 4,622
Posted By Gomer Pylot

Revenue has never been a concern of mine, in any...

Revenue has never been a concern of mine, in any sense. There are always other jobs if this one folds. I want to accept flights because that's my job, and I like it. If I didn't want to fly, I...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2015, 17:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,622
Posted By Gomer Pylot

It's difficult for a pilot to know when med crews...

It's difficult for a pilot to know when med crews are too exhausted to fly, but if the med crews are tired, the pilot will almost certainly be as well. But sometimes the crews change at different...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2015, 14:24
Replies: 15
Views: 4,622
Posted By Gomer Pylot

There can always be CRM issues, both pro and con,...

There can always be CRM issues, both pro and con, since there are multiple persons in the aircraft. In many, if not most programs, the med crew, even one of them, can veto any flight, or force the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2015, 04:31
Replies: 338
Views: 78,382
Posted By Gomer Pylot

The water temp in the GOM can get down into the...

The water temp in the GOM can get down into the 60F range. Not that often, but once in awhile. The air temperature near Galveston, TX was above 80F yesterday, not a lot lower today. I've seen ice...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2015, 19:55
Replies: 17
Views: 2,406
Posted By Gomer Pylot

To the OP's questions: Yes to all, except the...

To the OP's questions: Yes to all, except the last, I have no idea of the cost in UK. They are brighter than incandescent bulbs, and orders of magnitude more durable. They're drop-in replacements,...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2015, 16:16
Replies: 101
Views: 11,518
Posted By Gomer Pylot

I was doubtful about NVGs until I actually...

I was doubtful about NVGs until I actually started using them. Then I wouldn't consider going out at night without them. Most HEMS operations in the US use NVGs for night flights. I don't use them...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2015, 15:06
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By Gomer Pylot

Bell has increased the max gross weight of almost...

Bell has increased the max gross weight of almost every model they've ever produced, at least in the past 50 years. They come up with a weight, and when the customers complain that there isn't...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2015, 15:00
Replies: 16
Views: 4,689
Posted By Gomer Pylot

If you're not keeping the aircraft in trim during...

If you're not keeping the aircraft in trim during the turns, that can account for much of your issues. This airframe weathervanes strongly, and does not like being out of trim. It doesn't fly...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2015, 23:35
Replies: 36
Views: 6,153
Posted By Gomer Pylot

You do not need to fly near high voltage lines to...

You do not need to fly near high voltage lines to get electricity to the cargo hook. I've seen soldiers knocked completely off the back of 2.5T trucks when trying to hook them up to Chinooks. I've...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2015, 23:25
Replies: 12
Views: 2,581
Posted By Gomer Pylot

LOL. Nobody alive can land an AS350 gracefully...

LOL. Nobody alive can land an AS350 gracefully every time. It's possible now and then, with intense concentration, but eventually it will catch you by surprise. Especially with the low skids. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Sep 2015, 23:36
Replies: 16
Views: 4,689
Posted By Gomer Pylot

What is the lateral CG? It should be easy enough...

What is the lateral CG? It should be easy enough to compute from the last weighing data. It shouldn't be more than a tenth of an inch or so from zero, two at the most. You should also compute the...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2015, 02:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Gomer Pylot

How high are the towers? The obstacle database...

How high are the towers? The obstacle database doesn't include anything below ~300' AGL. It's also rather unreliable. There was a 500' tower in our area that was removed several years ago, and it...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2015, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gomer Pylot

I've used a number of cleaning solutions over the...

I've used a number of cleaning solutions over the years, and they all work, more or less, but getting maintenance to just change the grip is the best solution. You can buy cork sheeting fairly...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2015, 02:27
Replies: 8
Views: 4,028
Posted By Gomer Pylot

You're not using the transient limits on purpose....

You're not using the transient limits on purpose. That would be pulling transient torque deliberately, or some such. You make the control inputs necessary to make the machine do what you need it to...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2015, 03:56
Replies: 29
Views: 6,380
Posted By Gomer Pylot

IME, passenger comfort and preference are not...

IME, passenger comfort and preference are not considered at all.

Once upon a time, we loaded the helicopter to max gross weight, and if it hovered at 100% torque or less, that was close enough. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2015, 03:39
Replies: 24
Views: 4,820
Posted By Gomer Pylot

In many, if not most, helicopters the engines are...

In many, if not most, helicopters the engines are still in the green when 100% torque is being delivered. Torque is a limitation on the transmission, not the engine(s).
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2015, 03:30
Replies: 8
Views: 4,028
Posted By Gomer Pylot

The limitations are only for steady-state...

The limitations are only for steady-state operation. Read the transient limits. You can safely and legally exceed 100% for a few seconds. I don't recall the exact time for a C20B off the top of my...
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