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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2019, 08:40
Replies: 66
Views: 20,687
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Nope - me too!

Nope - me too!
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2019, 20:33
Replies: 40
Views: 9,030
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I dont see anything contentious about: "...

I dont see anything contentious about:
" Sounds like they scared themselves fartless - due to poor execution of a valley turn",
and I am guessing if you asked the crew they would agree that pretty...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2019, 09:41
Replies: 38
Views: 8,570
Posted By Non-PC Plod

IF...you react quickly enough! It doesnt sound...

IF...you react quickly enough! It doesnt sound like a great plan to me if they are really at 40 ft in the cruise. Thats something we would not even have done in the military. Its not just engine...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2019, 15:30
Replies: 23
Views: 5,119
Posted By Non-PC Plod

There must be an environmental story they can get...

There must be an environmental story they can get out of this too then!

"SAR crews pollute ocean by knifing children's toys" :}
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2019, 18:05
Replies: 445
Views: 364,699
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Its a type thing

Its a type thing
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2019, 19:22
Replies: 445
Views: 364,699
Posted By Non-PC Plod

There is no single pilot IFR for AW139 under FAA...

There is no single pilot IFR for AW139 under FAA regs, only multi.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2019, 05:47
Replies: 445
Views: 364,699
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Vaibronco, Of course we refer to instruments...

Vaibronco,

Of course we refer to instruments to make sure we are on the profile for Cat A takeoffs. But I disagree that external cues are not utilised, and if anyone is teaching this, they should...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2019, 09:40
Replies: 445
Views: 364,699
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I personally dont think simple rules are...

I personally dont think simple rules are sufficient. Training and practice are essential if you want a good outcome.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2019, 08:30
Replies: 445
Views: 364,699
Posted By Non-PC Plod

In a phase 4, you cant just couple the FD from...

In a phase 4, you cant just couple the FD from the hover. You need to be inside the airspeed/altitude parameters, so you need to do a manually-flown departure from below vmini, as Crab says.
If you...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2019, 16:11
Replies: 445
Views: 364,699
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Not if it had phase 4 software, which I think I...

Not if it had phase 4 software, which I think I read earlier.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2019, 09:12
Replies: 445
Views: 364,699
Posted By Non-PC Plod

This event has so many echoes of the G-LBAL AW139...

This event has so many echoes of the G-LBAL AW139 crash 5 years ago, which helped to push EASA into creating the "non-commercial complex" operations rules. I would not be surprised if findings will...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2019, 09:49
Replies: 144
Views: 85,798
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Looks to me extremely likely that it was...

Looks to me extremely likely that it was disorientation. For everyone who seems amazed that he did not regain control after "regaining VMC" - remember, what happened is that the helicopter became...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2019, 08:21
Replies: 144
Views: 85,798
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Maybe he was trying to fly on instruments at that...

Maybe he was trying to fly on instruments at that point. Whatever, he would have had no clear horizon outside, so not surprising he had no SA.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2019, 08:36
Replies: 21
Views: 3,356
Posted By Non-PC Plod

1. You cannot land without the landowners...

1. You cannot land without the landowners permission, so you would need to find and pre-arrange a suitable site.
2. If it goes wrong because of your site selection, you better have full instructor...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2019, 17:51
Replies: 48
Views: 26,055
Posted By Non-PC Plod

If you get a big open area which has no rocks,...

If you get a big open area which has no rocks, ruts, rabbit holes, boggy ground or wires on it, you might get away without a scratch. If thats what you get, the gods are on your side.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2019, 11:10
Replies: 48
Views: 26,055
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I'm with you on that. If you can find an area of...

I'm with you on that. If you can find an area of open ground with minimum hard objects in this situation, you are lucky.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2019, 20:52
Replies: 144
Views: 85,798
Posted By Non-PC Plod

You would be surprised. If a developing country...

You would be surprised. If a developing country thinks it should have a helicopter service, it rounds up a bunch of police/army/air force recruits, sends them to Florida to learn English/ get a...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2019, 17:57
Replies: 144
Views: 85,798
Posted By Non-PC Plod

er....yes they do! Some pilots in training right...

er....yes they do! Some pilots in training right now where I work having done exactly that. Some go from a R44 to Aw139 too!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2019, 08:12
Replies: 48
Views: 26,055
Posted By Non-PC Plod

In one of the reports, it said 1 x pilot and 1 x...

In one of the reports, it said 1 x pilot and 1 x passenger
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2019, 12:03
Replies: 13
Views: 7,964
Posted By Non-PC Plod

It seems grossly unfair. I think it would be...

It seems grossly unfair. I think it would be very difficult for the authorities to prove that anyone was NOT stressed in this situation, and was therefore trying to mislead them.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2019, 14:57
Replies: 13
Views: 7,964
Posted By Non-PC Plod

If the pilots cannot strike - can they all call...

If the pilots cannot strike - can they all call in sick with stress-related illness brought on by the management's treatment of them?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2019, 07:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,869
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Thats the most positive thing I have seen on the...

Thats the most positive thing I have seen on the forum in a long time!
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2019, 14:24
Replies: 33
Views: 8,313
Posted By Non-PC Plod

So...... A system which automatically shuts down...

So...... A system which automatically shuts down the engine, raises the collective and puts the rotor brake on in flight. ( And then hopes to deploy the parachute. )
Any volunteers?
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2019, 16:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By Non-PC Plod

It was many years ago, but I am sure they were...

It was many years ago, but I am sure they were used when the Gazelles were embarked on HM warships.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2019, 16:58
Replies: 700
Views: 219,856
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I can only comment on the courses I am familiar...

I can only comment on the courses I am familiar with. I have no idea whether most other training schools would teach you to use a checklist. I would hope they do, as CRM and TEM are supposed to be...
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