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Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2019, 15:29
Replies: 32
Views: 7,795
Posted By helonorth

If I remember correctly, the camera thing was...

If I remember correctly, the camera thing was just a way around the 25 mile limit for a tour with no 135 certificate. This was in the U.S.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 01:15
Replies: 43
Views: 10,105
Posted By helonorth

When I read the caption, I thought both Hawaii...

When I read the caption, I thought both Hawaii and a passenger jumped out of a helicopter.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2019, 14:00
Replies: 445
Views: 372,456
Posted By helonorth

Every once in a while he reels one in.

Every once in a while he reels one in.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2019, 21:56
Replies: 65
Views: 20,977
Posted By helonorth

NTSB preliminary

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190628X64455&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2019, 22:22
Replies: 53
Views: 18,051
Posted By helonorth

That's true. Much easier to screw up doing 40-50...

That's true. Much easier to screw up doing 40-50 landings a day with platforms in close proximity rather than just a few landings as the large aircraft out in the deep water do. Usually much more...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2019, 19:12
Replies: 53
Views: 18,051
Posted By helonorth

I worked offshore for quite a few years in the...

I worked offshore for quite a few years in the GOM. I did it once when I was new in a particular field. The platforms had a similar repeated pattern and I got confused as to where I was at. Was...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2019, 18:04
Replies: 53
Views: 18,051
Posted By helonorth

Various failings? Maybe. Major incident? Hardly.

Various failings? Maybe. Major incident? Hardly.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2019, 19:35
Replies: 13
Views: 3,431
Posted By helonorth

And if it's something you've never done, you...

And if it's something you've never done, you should probably sit this one out as far as commenting on what it's like.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2019, 15:14
Replies: 13
Views: 3,431
Posted By helonorth

I would stay where you're at.

I would stay where you're at.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2019, 19:58
Replies: 5
Views: 5,675
Posted By helonorth

Nobody wants to weigh in on this one? Huh.

Nobody wants to weigh in on this one? Huh.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2019, 00:05
Replies: 104
Views: 37,383
Posted By helonorth

Okay, change the minimums and require IFR...

Okay, change the minimums and require IFR aircraft and two pilots. Since that's never going to happen, why even bring it up. A flight like this is done hundreds of times a day. It should be no...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2019, 21:18
Replies: 104
Views: 37,383
Posted By helonorth

Have you ever taken a flight that you wish you...

Have you ever taken a flight that you wish you hadn't? Ever made a dumb mistake that could have gotten yourself killed but got lucky? That's how. Helicopter flying is inherently dangerous.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2019, 19:27
Replies: 104
Views: 37,383
Posted By helonorth

Yes and no. Their minimums are the FAA EMS...

Yes and no. Their minimums are the FAA EMS minimums of 800 and three day and 1,000 and three at night, aided. These are the same minimums as where I work (a very a safe and reputable company that...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2018, 23:14
Replies: 37
Views: 11,450
Posted By helonorth

If the weather is too bad to go IFR, go VFR.

If the weather is too bad to go IFR, go VFR.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2018, 19:27
Replies: 42
Views: 7,039
Posted By helonorth

The Robinson is much cheaper to buy. The...

The Robinson is much cheaper to buy.
The Robinson is much cheaper to maintain.
The Robinson will probably accomplish 95% of what you plan to do with it.
I'd go with the 206 every time.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Oct 2018, 16:56
Replies: 22
Views: 4,269
Posted By helonorth

Yes, you land as close to the patient as safely...

Yes, you land as close to the patient as safely possible. Time is, after all, the name of the game. I can't see how this could possibly be a disruption to the regular air traffic to any mentionable...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2018, 18:53
Replies: 22
Views: 4,269
Posted By helonorth

In EMS in the US, we can land just about anywhere...

In EMS in the US, we can land just about anywhere we want. Not an exaggeration. If you don't like the LZ and see a better one, you can land there, no questions asked. We are talking about EMS, not...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2018, 17:37
Replies: 22
Views: 4,269
Posted By helonorth

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2018, 22:16
Replies: 22
Views: 4,269
Posted By helonorth

We usually only get dispatched for one patient....

We usually only get dispatched for one patient. Then again, like most air ambulances, we can only carry one. Most flights are not traumas, either. I'm sure if it was you having an MI or stroking out,...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2018, 19:54
Replies: 371
Views: 51,890
Posted By helonorth

This is what makes me think they were caught off...

This is what makes me think they were caught off guard.https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/972x546/screen_shot_2018_09_21_at_3_50_30_pm_b6468458fd4841d26dafd8421b20feb6888ab57c.png
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2018, 18:34
Replies: 371
Views: 51,890
Posted By helonorth

You're not helping these guys.

You're not helping these guys.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2018, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,724
Posted By helonorth

It's contradictory, but not ironic.

It's contradictory, but not ironic.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2018, 15:49
Replies: 63
Views: 8,200
Posted By helonorth

Don't scare your passengers. Always land into the...

Don't scare your passengers. Always land into the wind. Don't crash.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2018, 16:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By helonorth

I'm with timprice. A dolly is the best way to...

I'm with timprice. A dolly is the best way to move a helicopter. I might buy something other than a lawn tractor to move it, though, like a golf cart or a four wheel ATV. The electric spotters are...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2018, 15:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By helonorth

He only asked about flying solo, you arrogant...

He only asked about flying solo, you arrogant nitwit.

As you progress through the training, at some point your instructor will deem you competent to solo. It may be 15 hours, maybe 30, maybe...
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