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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2021, 20:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,910
Posted By Aussierob

Crash on Bowen Island, BC, Canada

Fortunately two occupants walked away.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/emergency-crews-on-scene-after-helicopter-crash-on-bowen-island-1.5938641
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2020, 19:14
Replies: 148
Views: 58,491
Posted By Aussierob

Update on the investigation via the CBC ...

Update on the investigation via the CBC

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-helicopter-crash-1.5603172
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2020, 22:38
Replies: 14
Views: 5,241
Posted By Aussierob

Only minor injuries. Location is near Brandywine...

Only minor injuries. Location is near Brandywine Mtn, near Whistler, BC. Not pacific northwest....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2020, 21:20
Replies: 61
Views: 17,258
Posted By Aussierob

Redundant generators. Each engine has one and you...

Redundant generators. Each engine has one and you now have the no longer required tail rotor drive to use as a generator drive. I think three would be plenty. I assume each motor would have its own...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2020, 23:50
Replies: 31
Views: 8,916
Posted By Aussierob

Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2019, 19:33
Replies: 7
Views: 3,362
Posted By Aussierob

Interesting article about a female pilot in Nepal

ABC story here. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-17/this-former-miss-nepal-contestant-is-now-an-everest-rescue-pilot/11204428
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2018, 04:39
Replies: 463
Views: 159,618
Posted By Aussierob

Story and video of subjects in aircraft before...

Story and video of subjects in aircraft before crash.


New York helicopter crash: Pilot reportedly blames bag as passengers identified - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2017, 23:42
Replies: 69
Views: 20,208
Posted By Aussierob

Another Robinson crash

1 dead, 1 injured after helicopter crashes in dense Vancouver Island bush - British Columbia - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-island-helicopter-crash-1.4317454)
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2017, 22:17
Replies: 21
Views: 7,969
Posted By Aussierob

The system is rated for 300 feet in North America...

The system is rated for 300 feet in North America and about double that for the European version as it has higher power output. I've seen over 400 feet in testing. (NA system)
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2017, 15:12
Replies: 21
Views: 7,969
Posted By Aussierob

Our SAR team demo'd it for Hover entry and exit...

Our SAR team demo'd it for Hover entry and exit as well as CDFL operations. We really like it and are buying 5 units. During hover entry/exit we want members on comms during the whole evolution in...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2017, 15:56
Replies: 71
Views: 17,236
Posted By Aussierob

Hope you enjoyed your stay in my corner of the...

Hope you enjoyed your stay in my corner of the world. :)
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2016, 00:54
Replies: 1,951
Views: 1,510,805
Posted By Aussierob

On what basis do you conclude the the suspension...

On what basis do you conclude the the suspension bars are of "questionable construction" ?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2015, 13:10
Replies: 4
Views: 2,548
Posted By Aussierob

Boost systems don't use a belly band. They have a...

Boost systems don't use a belly band. They have a bar mounted between the skid mountings for a second hook. Don't know if that makes a difference or not.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2015, 17:31
Replies: 4
Views: 2,548
Posted By Aussierob

Have you tried EMERGCO (http://emergco.com/v2/)...

Have you tried EMERGCO (http://emergco.com/v2/) in North Vancouver. Theirs is TC certified, but don't know how that transfers to EASA. Should add that I don't know if its rated for 5 people. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2014, 15:13
Replies: 40
Views: 10,307
Posted By Aussierob

One in BC, Canada from 2008. 4 killed in...

One in BC, Canada from 2008.


4 killed in helicopter crash in southeastern B.C. - British Columbia - CBC News...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2014, 13:17
Replies: 304
Views: 76,279
Posted By Aussierob

No new gearbox

Let the run dry argument begin... again.


Sea King replacements: $5.7B Cyclone maritime helicopters lack key safety requirement - Politics - CBC News...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2013, 13:30
Replies: 24
Views: 7,013
Posted By Aussierob

Copy/paste of my post in the other thread on this...

Copy/paste of my post in the other thread on this incident.

What would possess someone to use a strop (horse collar) with out a crotch strap. (assuming that is what was used here) Any system that...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2013, 01:30
Replies: 304
Views: 76,279
Posted By Aussierob

Sounds like they've ramped up the search a little

CBC News Story

Cyclone helicopter rivals meet with federal officials - Politics - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-helicopter-rivals-meet-with-federal-officials-1.1913485)
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2013, 13:11
Replies: 28
Views: 11,367
Posted By Aussierob

What would possess someone to use a strop (horse...

What would possess someone to use a strop (horse collar) with out a crotch strap. (assuming that is what was used here) Any system that relies on active patient participation is doomed to failure as...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2012, 12:15
Replies: 7
Views: 3,125
Posted By Aussierob

Unhappy Totally bummed since I heard the news last night....

Totally bummed since I heard the news last night. Flew with Dave on a number of SAR missions around Whistler. A great guy and a great pilot. RIP
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2011, 01:51
Replies: 17
Views: 2,676
Posted By Aussierob

Another option might be a utility basket. We use...

Another option might be a utility basket. We use them for skis and back packs, but the larger sizes would get a few sets of clubs in easily.

Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2010, 02:37
Replies: 31
Views: 6,589
Posted By Aussierob

Scrawny - You could probably fly a pre-rigged...

Scrawny -
You could probably fly a pre-rigged aircraft to a scene without issues and drop a harness on the end of a rope. (though this is against regs) The fundamental problem is you are relying on...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2010, 03:16
Replies: 31
Views: 6,589
Posted By Aussierob

Scrawny - Our volunteeer SAR team (of which...

Scrawny -
Our volunteeer SAR team (of which I'm a member) is trained in HETS (longline/short haul rescue). We also have a basket in our kit very similar to what the USCG uses. When we do a HETS...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2010, 03:59
Replies: 31
Views: 6,589
Posted By Aussierob

Ice Rescue

Uploading photos to a website so they can be viewed on another website is about the dumbest thing I've ever seen on the net. Anyway, here is a sequence from an ice rescue in Whistler, BC Canada in...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2010, 04:18
Replies: 31
Views: 6,589
Posted By Aussierob

I have some photos of an ice rescue that worked,...

I have some photos of an ice rescue that worked, unfortunately the BB software has no capability to post them. :confused:
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