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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2019, 18:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,413
Posted By albatross

I always found the 335 a nice, easy aircraft to...

I always found the 335 a nice, easy aircraft to fly. Just my opinion. However it is probably not worth the $$$ in this case. I also recommend the 206 as a good step up.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2019, 14:47
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,105,517
Posted By albatross

Welcome back. Good to see that great photo.

Welcome back. Good to see that great photo.
10th May 2019, 14:44
Replies: 16
Views: 9,794
Posted By albatross

Used to fly out of there in a helicopter....very...

Used to fly out of there in a helicopter....very limited options for holding or an good alternate.
Made for some interesting approaches.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2019, 14:18
Replies: 165
Views: 44,035
Posted By albatross

Funny story: Years ago the Pope came to visit...

Funny story:
Years ago the Pope came to visit Canada.
The Vatican "Aviation Expert" wanted to have the Pope transported in a CH-47 or similar because it had two xmsn gearboxes and that "in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2019, 18:17
Replies: 165
Views: 44,035
Posted By albatross

Good one 212man! All I have to say is that when...

Good one 212man!
All I have to say is that when I had an engine resign (very loudly!) in a 206L I sure wished I had another one.
I had 3 engines quit on me all in single engine airframes. I was...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2019, 02:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By albatross

As it was explained to me .”The numbers called...

As it was explained to me .”The numbers called for are for Standard ISA. and are IAS.
Of course as you go to ISA + you still use 58Kts IAS as TAS will be higher..at a higher density altitude.”
The...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2019, 22:17
Replies: 53
Views: 18,099
Posted By albatross

Sorry 212man Just trying to keep the...

Sorry 212man
Just trying to keep the location/nation anonymous...hence the fictionally named unmanned platforms.
Always enjoyed working with you and the great group.
Fun daze!
Cheers and all the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2019, 16:13
Replies: 53
Views: 18,099
Posted By albatross

There is tha classic story of "our two heros"...

There is tha classic story of "our two heros" operating in the Persian Gulf who landed on a wrong rig.
Nobody on deck but no sweat ...ops normal PG.
OTH shut down and proceed to the dining room....
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2019, 15:37
Replies: 53
Views: 18,099
Posted By albatross

In my time I got zapped for one " Wrong Deck...

In my time I got zapped for one " Wrong Deck Landing".
End of day round robin to 4 rigs.
Near departure time dispatch called and added a pick up of a crew at a "unmanned platform" and drop them off...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2019, 16:17
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By albatross

I find it less than helpfull when one airport...

I find it less than helpfull when one airport publishes 4 seperate NOTAM stating that 4 approaches are not available. So you have to look at pubs and by process of elimination determine what is...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2019, 18:58
Replies: 77
Views: 27,580
Posted By albatross

I do believe that since the Titanic disaster...

I do believe that since the Titanic disaster there must, by law, be sufficient life boat capacity to accommodate all aboard.
The problems start when the sea conditions, ship list, fire, crew...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2019, 19:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,547
Posted By albatross

One strange case ...pilot signs a “Training Bond”...

One strange case ...pilot signs a “Training Bond” and at the end of the story is laid off in less than six months due to a downturn in the marketplace with no date of rehire. AKA the award of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2018, 15:35
Replies: 15
Views: 14,867
Posted By albatross

So did I but under Canadian Registration owned by...

So did I but under Canadian Registration owned by Trans Quebec. LMC or LME I think. We sold 2 to Germany ...first one got bounced down a mountain in Germany so they came and bought the second one.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2018, 17:01
Replies: 14
Views: 5,775
Posted By albatross

When does it enter service? On another note I...

When does it enter service?
On another note I hope the noise from the bleed air off of the APU will not be a problem.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 16:15
Replies: 1
Views: 2,890
Posted By albatross

Sad News. RIP to a great guy.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/sarnia-man-dead-helicopter-crash-michigan-ashland-county-enbridge-faa-1.4885190?fbclid=IwAR0gFaHtyuR5wf6XhR777djqIuxt_eG1ypkhuy-VL-YJe8Ws6o2tbaCqW9M
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2018, 18:36
Replies: 31
Views: 3,044
Posted By albatross

RANT Until I joined this site I was not aware...

RANT
Until I joined this site I was not aware of how difficult it is to land a helicopter on a spot with the aircraft aligned correctly.
Give me a break...we were landing on small bush helipads and...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2018, 19:51
Replies: 44
Views: 4,492
Posted By albatross

Had a Hyd failure in a 206. Leak which made it...

Had a Hyd failure in a 206. Leak which made it much harder to fly vs a pump fail. (pull the hyd CB to make sure it is not just a switch failure...pulling the CB will restore pressure if it is an...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2018, 17:32
Replies: 23
Views: 3,645
Posted By albatross

Perhaps they should have realized before the low...

Perhaps they should have realized before the low alt, low speed, low intelligence pass that they were going to blow stuff around?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2018, 20:57
Replies: 63
Views: 8,272
Posted By albatross

Customers, through ignorance, will try to kill...

Customers, through ignorance, will try to kill you in order to get their job done. Always remember that. They do not know helicopters, Wx Ect.
Be firm. Learn to use the word "NO!" You will live...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2018, 15:36
Replies: 5,579
Views: 3,105,517
Posted By albatross

Bottom the collective and chop the throttle.

Bottom the collective and chop the throttle.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2018, 15:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By albatross

Randy is on facebook if that helps. Cheers ...

Randy is on facebook if that helps.
Cheers
Albatross.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2018, 17:08
Replies: 27
Views: 4,878
Posted By albatross

No cleaning bill but the very afraid passenger in...

No cleaning bill but the very afraid passenger in the front seat was a bit of a distraction! The only injury was a bloody nose when he accidentally grabbed the collective in his thrashing around....
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2018, 15:37
Replies: 27
Views: 4,878
Posted By albatross

I had a couple. Most interesting 206L at gross...

I had a couple.
Most interesting 206L at gross weight... engine exploded.
270 auto from 700 feet to a sandpit. Hot day no wind. 1000 ASL. Got it stopped because I could not do a run on but bent the...
3rd Aug 2018, 17:36
Replies: 23
Views: 4,643
Posted By albatross

"Admit nothing, deny everything, issue...

"Admit nothing, deny everything, issue contra-accusations "
I have a T-shirt with that on it.
Forum: Canada
25th Jul 2018, 14:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By albatross

Sad news indeed. Wishing him " A clear sky and...

Sad news indeed. Wishing him " A clear sky and following winds ".
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