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Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2022, 15:14
Replies: 20
Views: 5,395
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

...To a slope landing.

...To a slope landing.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2022, 01:53
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

I love when people on the ground see a TV News...

I love when people on the ground see a TV News helicopter circling overhead and say, "HE'S LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO SET IT DOWN!!" It's silly because we all know that EVERY helicopter pilot always has...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2022, 00:39
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

It is interesting. News reports state that...

It is interesting. News reports state that Westwind reported the accident to the Coast Guard at 6:35 local time. Sunset in the Gulf of Mexico on the day of the accident was about 6:22. Most...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2022, 00:30
Replies: 79
Views: 7,191
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

May I just say that I've read every post in this...

May I just say that I've read every post in this thread but said nothing because I could neither add to the discussion nor explain things as clearly as some of you guys. The level of knowledge about...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2022, 03:21
Replies: 35
Views: 7,561
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

N98F was certified in the Experimental-Exhibition...

N98F was certified in the Experimental-Exhibition category. The FAA rules are very clear about carrying passengers in aircraft that are in other than Standard Category. For Experimental-Exhibition?...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 17:05
Replies: 64
Views: 10,544
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Perhaps one of the dumbest things I've ever read...

Perhaps one of the dumbest things I've ever read on this forum. SASless obviously does not know how commercial Part 135 helicopter aviation works.

1) Ara was the Chief Pilot - he WAS "the...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 01:01
Replies: 64
Views: 10,544
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

1) Some people say that an Instrument Rating by...

1) Some people say that an Instrument Rating by itself is relatively useless without the practice to keep the holder current and proficient.

2) Most helicopters do not fly on IFR flight plans.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2022, 15:22
Replies: 39
Views: 7,234
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

I think it's about time that pilots and...

I think it's about time that pilots and instructors stop messing around with VRS. There are certain corners of the flight envelope that we shouldn't be exploring. As our fixed-wing brethren have...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2022, 21:20
Replies: 196
Views: 14,701
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

It's rare when I agree with helonorth. The...

It's rare when I agree with helonorth. The temperature in hell must be awfully cold right now, because I think helnorth has the best handle on this VRS thing and how to extricate oneself from it. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2022, 16:43
Replies: 39
Views: 5,425
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Yeah, you're right. I guess the 35 years of...

Yeah, you're right. I guess the 35 years of flying helicopters for money means nothing and I know nothing now that I'm retired. Tell you what, though: It wasn't *me* who came on a helicopter forum...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2022, 23:34
Replies: 39
Views: 5,425
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Yes, your bad. While there are no license and...

Yes, your bad. While there are no license and currency "requirements" to post here, it's kind of in the description of the group itself in case you hadn't noticed (and apparently you had not): "A...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2022, 16:30
Replies: 39
Views: 5,425
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

So, umm...*why* are you posting here?

So, umm...*why* are you posting here?
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2022, 14:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

A long time ago, I used to fly a 206B-III for a...

A long time ago, I used to fly a 206B-III for a certain 3-letter small-package carrier (not UPS). The ship, based at KJFK sat out on the ramp overnight for a time before it got moved to a hangar at...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2022, 14:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,356
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

I'm going! Can't pass up the chance to meet some...

I'm going! Can't pass up the chance to meet some of you jokers. Although...it's hard to know who is who, considering we all use "handles" on these websites and forums and I probably won't bump into a...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2022, 01:19
Replies: 47
Views: 9,966
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

As Madeline Kahn said (in "Blazing Saddles") it's...

As Madeline Kahn said (in "Blazing Saddles") it's twoo, it's twoo!
Menominee’s Enstrom Helicopter closing, filing for bankruptcy (uppermichiganssource.com)...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 20:02
Replies: 119
Views: 15,817
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Although I don't usually, I have to agree with...

Although I don't usually, I have to agree with aa777888 here: The training that most nascent helicopter pilots receive regarding night, off-airport, confined-area ops is deplorable. And that should...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2021, 14:55
Replies: 92
Views: 17,344
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

First, I never said that I was *below* the tops...

First, I never said that I was *below* the tops of the trees. Nor was I hovering. Those are your incorrect assumptions. (You should try being a commercial helicopter pilot sometime. Then you might...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2021, 03:09
Replies: 92
Views: 17,344
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Yeah, but see, there are a gazillion different...

Yeah, but see, there are a gazillion different scenarios and circumstances to make any hard-and-fast "rules." Every flight department is different. Every boss is different. Every mission is...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2021, 17:03
Replies: 92
Views: 17,344
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

If the 407 pilot was going VFR from Baton Rouge...

If the 407 pilot was going VFR from Baton Rouge to Lakefront, New Orleans, he'd want to intercept the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain and then scoot just north of New Orleans International. His plan...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2021, 21:23
Replies: 92
Views: 17,344
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

So I guess that means that you'll never fly a...

So I guess that means that you'll never fly a helicopter ever again. I'm personally happy about that, and I'd wager that the rest of the industry is too.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2021, 17:18
Replies: 92
Views: 17,344
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

As with so many accidents, we will never...

As with so many accidents, we will never know...*can* never know how a pilot that people referred to as "the king of safety" ended up in such a situation. There is no logical explanation for it - and...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2021, 15:38
Replies: 40
Views: 7,678
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Well I'm honored! But...whatever will you...

Well I'm honored! But...whatever will you replace it with in your trophy case? Won't it leave a big hole?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2021, 04:09
Replies: 40
Views: 7,678
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Ohhh, dear Megan. Close out Tik Tok for a...

Ohhh, dear Megan. Close out Tik Tok for a moment, will you? Look sweetie, you have to take into consideration the totality of C. Yeager's life and accomplishments. I realize that they all happened...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 16:35
Replies: 40
Views: 7,678
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Welp, we can't all be Chuck Yeager...

Welp, we can't all be Chuck Yeager...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2021, 15:53
Replies: 23
Views: 6,125
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

We should not minimize the terror that the...

We should not minimize the terror that the passengers undoubtedly experienced as the helicopter commenced its wild gyrations. They all knew that what was happening wasn't normal and that they were...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2021, 16:10
Replies: 10
Views: 3,702
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Everybody has their own life to lead...their own...

Everybody has their own life to lead...their own path to follow, blah blah blah. Deleting one's account will delete every post they've ever made on this forum. I don't know why anyone would want to...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2021, 18:13
Replies: 339
Views: 53,908
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Sooooo...all this talk about the PBA with...

Sooooo...all this talk about the PBA with reference to 72EX is irrelevant then?

Megan:
Megan, heh, you don't fly in the U.S., do you missy?[/color]

I'm not saying that Ara "regularly"' went...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2021, 17:20
Replies: 339
Views: 53,908
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

megan says: Hah! That's rich, ma'am. Megan, I...

megan says:
Hah! That's rich, ma'am. Megan, I seriously, seriously doubt that the Kobe flight was Ara's first foray into IMC conditions. With what know about the weather in the L.A. area, *and* what...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2021, 15:42
Replies: 339
Views: 53,908
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Ummm...me? Never. Not once did I do that....

Ummm...me? Never. Not once did I do that. Admittedly, I only flew in the GOM for fifteen years. Maybe if I'd stuck around for another year I would've "had' to do it? Who knows. People often...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 16:20
Replies: 339
Views: 53,908
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Gullibell, I think it has been established that...

Gullibell, I think it has been established that Ara was not using the autopilot - as he "should have been."

SAS, of course we cannot know what Ara was thinking. But we can make a good guess. One...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 05:22
Replies: 47
Views: 18,942
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Clearly, this 206 was out of control from the...

Clearly, this 206 was out of control from the moment the skids left the earth. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and chalk it up to the "pilot left the cyclic friction on" cause. A lot of 206 pilots...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 05:04
Replies: 339
Views: 53,908
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

While it may not have had any direct bearing on...

While it may not have had any direct bearing on the crash, it's worth noting that Ara had no idea that he was talking to a new controller. Look at it from his point of view. He'd been in contact...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2021, 23:38
Replies: 47
Views: 18,942
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

"Passenger?" Hmm.

"Passenger?" Hmm.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2021, 22:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Have there ever been turn-and-slip indicators...

Have there ever been turn-and-slip indicators that were *not* electric? Every one I've ever seen was electric.

WRENCH1 is right. Well into the 1990's, I flew for that GOM operator (PHI) that had...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2021, 16:47
Replies: 202
Views: 54,760
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

You nailed it, Raffles. I believe that is...

You nailed it, Raffles. I believe that is *exactly* what happened.
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