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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2020, 13:50
Replies: 20
Views: 3,417
Posted By Mutley1013

Smile Nope, I chose the title deliberately. A little...

Nope, I chose the title deliberately. A little playful humour based upon no-one being hurt (physically at least - pride maybe dented!).
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2020, 22:21
Replies: 20
Views: 3,417
Posted By Mutley1013

Quarry Excursion

Interesting little incident:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5dfa45c4e5274a6702004770/Enstrom_280FX_Shark_G-WPKR__01-20.pdf

‘The pilot reported that he pushed the cyclic forward...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2020, 16:07
Replies: 54
Views: 8,513
Posted By Mutley1013

I hold the collective exactly the same way too....

I hold the collective exactly the same way too. Maybe Paul means completely off the throttle which would indeed not be a sensible thing to do.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2019, 12:57
Replies: 46
Views: 9,015
Posted By Mutley1013

One can but hope in this day and age the flight...

One can but hope in this day and age the flight school would instil a sense of duty of care and flying within ones abilities.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2019, 09:14
Replies: 46
Views: 9,015
Posted By Mutley1013

Now that is macabre! Is the inference that all...

Now that is macabre! Is the inference that all PPL's need 1000+ hrs before they can take friends and family up? Yes, in some rare cases, a new PPL comes to grief, but no more than the other end of...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2019, 07:11
Replies: 46
Views: 9,015
Posted By Mutley1013

And don’t forget to get a class 1 medical early...

And don’t forget to get a class 1 medical early doors or the whole lot is a moot point even if you only want a vanity CPL
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2019, 16:50
Replies: 46
Views: 9,015
Posted By Mutley1013

How many hours do you have so far Bertie? Do you...

How many hours do you have so far Bertie? Do you have your PPL yet?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2019, 17:31
Replies: 19
Views: 4,356
Posted By Mutley1013

UK helicopter pilot numbers dropping - why?

Dear All,

I was looking at the CAA stats on pilot numbers (those with an active medical cert) by license type over the last few years. Starting in 2015, there has been a consistent drop of 100 per...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2019, 10:50
Replies: 123
Views: 64,020
Posted By Mutley1013

Would the flight not also be in breach of the law...

Would the flight not also be in breach of the law regarding minimum safe distances? I think I am right in saying a waiver can be applied for, but I find it hard to believe that the route \ operation...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2019, 01:47
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By Mutley1013

‘Cat A’ conundrum

Dear Fellows,

I am over in Melbourne this week and staying in a hotel right next to the heliport (a small, double pad, pontoon on the river). There is a constant stream of helicopters so I took...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2019, 21:55
Replies: 87
Views: 34,793
Posted By Mutley1013

I apologise unreservedly for using an...

I apologise unreservedly for using an unprofessional term. I let my own emotions get the better of me at the thought of someone flying whilst under the influence at some level sufficient to cover up...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2019, 20:47
Replies: 87
Views: 34,793
Posted By Mutley1013

Wow, if that was the case, what a dick. With any...

Wow, if that was the case, what a dick. With any luck that will put him off flying for good and save the lives of any passengers he might have taken up post ppl.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2019, 22:34
Replies: 87
Views: 34,793
Posted By Mutley1013

Okay, so what celebs do we know that can fly a...

Okay, so what celebs do we know that can fly a helicopter? Harrison Ford? Tom Cruise? Noel Edmunds? ��
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2019, 23:04
Replies: 87
Views: 34,793
Posted By Mutley1013

Right, I like a challenge so I have done more...

Right, I like a challenge so I have done more digging. Interestingly, a day later a bunch of Ospreys did a night ‘exercise’ at Burn airfield. So not a million miles away and odd to pick a gliding...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2019, 20:50
Replies: 87
Views: 34,793
Posted By Mutley1013

Dave, you are absolutely right and I can only...

Dave, you are absolutely right and I can only apologise for straying into a pseudo reality conjecture. I got carried away. ��
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2019, 18:49
Replies: 87
Views: 34,793
Posted By Mutley1013

Hands off the controls in a Robinson? Gulp!!! I...

Hands off the controls in a Robinson? Gulp!!! I used to feel nervous taking my hand off the collective, let alone the cyclic.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2019, 22:08
Replies: 87
Views: 34,793
Posted By Mutley1013

I think the lack of media coverage a big clue as...

I think the lack of media coverage a big clue as to why the pilot disappeared. All very clandestine. I could say more, but you know how it is.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2019, 11:00
Replies: 30
Views: 9,598
Posted By Mutley1013

Now that is funny 😂

Now that is funny 😂
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2019, 22:29
Replies: 30
Views: 9,598
Posted By Mutley1013

Flipboard was happy to share the article in the...

Flipboard was happy to share the article in the EU. I read it that the pilot missed the wheels being attached as others would have removed them at his previous place, not that he did not know what to...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2019, 17:07
Replies: 30
Views: 9,598
Posted By Mutley1013

Sadly, being in Europe means the article is not...

Sadly, being in Europe means the article is not available :(. Any chance of a copy\paste??
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2019, 17:20
Replies: 29
Views: 9,065
Posted By Mutley1013

Higher rotor inertia would be a big one. More...

Higher rotor inertia would be a big one. More stable in the hover too.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2019, 17:32
Replies: 37
Views: 8,645
Posted By Mutley1013

How would a new student fare in a helicopter if the instructor is kaput?

I imagine regardless of your choice of training helicopter, after only a couple of lessons, the outcome would not be as pretty!
...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2019, 08:51
Replies: 68
Views: 40,368
Posted By Mutley1013

Why would that be unlikely? How many times have...

Why would that be unlikely? How many times have machines gone down just after a service or overhaul due to an engineering mistake or component manufacturing issue? Not saying it is mechanical, just...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2019, 17:22
Replies: 65
Views: 17,210
Posted By Mutley1013

Not sure how the Robinson is related. You could...

Not sure how the Robinson is related. You could argue that those machines are more often than not flown by the relatively inexperienced, private pilots, but that does not make it the helicopter’s...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2019, 21:14
Replies: 27
Views: 11,326
Posted By Mutley1013

Thanks Tottigol. If one person chuckled (apart...

Thanks Tottigol. If one person chuckled (apart from me), then it was all worthwhile 😄
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