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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2023, 23:25
Replies: 46
Views: 22,527
Posted By Twist & Shout

It’s beyond comprehension that they can’t fit a...

It’s beyond comprehension that they can’t fit a serviceable winch to an AW189.
The Italians seem to be providing product support, that makes the French look good. An incredible feat.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2023, 22:36
Replies: 420
Views: 210,889
Posted By Twist & Shout

“Readback” is currently used only for specific...

“Readback” is currently used only for specific parts of a transmission from ATC - Basically essential elements of a clearance. EG “Climb to 2 thousand”. (Which would require a read back.)

I’d...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2023, 23:49
Replies: 5
Views: 3,445
Posted By Twist & Shout

Terrible. RIP. At least the rotor...

Terrible.
RIP.


At least the rotor system is in the wreckage. Not miles away, intact.
Reports of “bad weather”, and tactical low flying. (Due fear of further Russian aggression.)
18th Jan 2023, 23:46
Replies: 149
Views: 48,478
Posted By Twist & Shout

Think about the story (“exposed engine parts”...

Think about the story (“exposed engine parts” etc) in the Daily Telegraph, if you are ever tempted to read that rag. Worse than a waste of time.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2023, 08:03
Replies: 420
Views: 210,889
Posted By Twist & Shout

Interesting mention of helmets. There is a...

Interesting mention of helmets.
There is a strong argument that a visor in front of the pilots eyes can greatly improve the passengers chance of survival in some, not uncommon (enough)...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2023, 08:36
Replies: 420
Views: 210,889
Posted By Twist & Shout

I fly a modern two pilot ME IFR helicopter...

I fly a modern two pilot ME IFR helicopter mainly.
Not infrequently, I’ll receive traffic information from ATC. They will inform me of the type (Often a red/white AW139, with it’s landing lights...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2023, 02:17
Replies: 420
Views: 210,889
Posted By Twist & Shout

Destroying the industry, to not fix a problem,...

Destroying the industry, to not fix a problem, that doesn’t exist.

If there where 4 less pax in the machine that made it down, EG no one in the back row, it’s difficult to imagine a different...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2022, 07:37
Replies: 20
Views: 6,215
Posted By Twist & Shout

I would have been more interested in the 50’...

I would have been more interested in the 50’ between the roof, and the oval!
To quote Maxwell Smart: “Missed by THAT much!”
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2022, 22:47
Replies: 62
Views: 15,572
Posted By Twist & Shout

Who would you put in charge of deciding where is...

Who would you put in charge of deciding where is suitable to land, if not the PIC?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2022, 05:34
Replies: 62
Views: 15,572
Posted By Twist & Shout

Though difficult, the best technique is: ...

Though difficult, the best technique is:

Approach downwind, with a “good” ROD.
Jerk the collective up as the ground rushes up and you lose ETL on Main and Tail rotors. If you are heavy (or high...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2022, 09:51
Replies: 51
Views: 3,032
Posted By Twist & Shout

The Off-Shore industry is very healthy in...

The Off-Shore industry is very healthy in Australia.
The energy companies are busy making record profits.

Now that the Covid induced travel restrictions are a fading memory - It’s full steam...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Sep 2022, 09:46
Replies: 873
Views: 784,434
Posted By Twist & Shout

Sounds like a sound and suitable candidate. ...

Sounds like a sound and suitable candidate.
Unlikely to last long.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2022, 23:32
Replies: 19
Views: 7,175
Posted By Twist & Shout

When “Chief Pilots” were replaced with “Manager...

When “Chief Pilots” were replaced with “Manager Of Flight Operations”, in Australia, “negotiating against the pilots” became one of the core tasks. Standing up for/looking out for the pilots or...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2022, 22:52
Replies: 46
Views: 18,419
Posted By Twist & Shout

In my mind this demonstrates the advantage of...

In my mind this demonstrates the advantage of buying one of the most widely used type.
Australia doesn’t have to try to get the issue rectified - a bigger customer will take care of that!
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2022, 23:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By Twist & Shout

This helps (pressing the cups in) on my wireless...

This helps (pressing the cups in) on my wireless Lightspeeds, which seem very susceptible to the pressure popping (Doors on ME IFR)

The wireless feature offers more advantages than I imagined it...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2022, 08:51
Replies: 58
Views: 18,324
Posted By Twist & Shout

At the beginning of the video the MR RPM appears...

At the beginning of the video the MR RPM appears “normal”. No excessive “coning” or other signs of low RRPM.

Good point though re Vortex Ring. Over controlling in the potential turbulence present...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2022, 04:12
Replies: 58
Views: 18,324
Posted By Twist & Shout

Was there a conclusion from the investigation...

Was there a conclusion from the investigation into the Broome crash?
There might be a disturbing pattern occurring.

While not impossible, it would seem extremely unlikely, that pilot error...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2022, 23:45
Replies: 44
Views: 18,291
Posted By Twist & Shout

I’d try the SES - Good luck.

I’d try the SES - Good luck.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 23:02
Replies: 42
Views: 11,709
Posted By Twist & Shout

Great outcome, regardless of the cause.

Great outcome, regardless of the cause.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 00:53
Replies: 18
Views: 6,407
Posted By Twist & Shout

Per flight! I’d have thought even the...

Per flight!
I’d have thought even the established operators could make a profit at that rate. Maybe after sliming down the QA department….. and culling a few “Senior Vice Presidents”?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2021, 01:38
Replies: 92
Views: 17,587
Posted By Twist & Shout

How long will it be before one of the “EFB” apps...

How long will it be before one of the “EFB” apps for iPad actively warns you, if you are approaching a charted obstacle below a safe height - like a data base TAWS?
We have two fantastic app’s in...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2021, 20:44
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By Twist & Shout

The difference in the examples you use is: The...

The difference in the examples you use is:
The actual reason for the S92 gearbox failure was identified and fixed - also if you were flying an S92, still fitted with Ti filter studs, and they...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2021, 21:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By Twist & Shout

Every hour - Land, check the fuel level and...

Every hour - Land, check the fuel level and change the MRGB?
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2021, 23:54
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By Twist & Shout

There still seems to be some “dark arts”...

There still seems to be some “dark arts” associated with hoists.
15 years ago I attended a “Hoisting Conference” for EMS operators. The take away was: “The guy that could make ‘good’ hoist cables...
28th Aug 2021, 10:39
Replies: 1,268
Views: 230,863
Posted By Twist & Shout

Not many people catch obesity, even from their...

Not many people catch obesity, even from their colleagues in the confines of the cabin.

News flash: If your health is such that you may not perform satisfactorily, you lose your medical.

Keep...
26th Aug 2021, 04:24
Replies: 1,268
Views: 230,863
Posted By Twist & Shout

So shouting “The engines on fire!” Or “I’ve got a...

So shouting “The engines on fire!” Or “I’ve got a bomb!” In the cabin, on rotation, is OK?

or

“Mum, don’t get vaccinated. My ‘research’ indicates it not safe”
24th Aug 2021, 23:20
Replies: 1,268
Views: 230,863
Posted By Twist & Shout

It’s been well publicised that it “went missing”...

It’s been well publicised that it “went missing” from a number of mainstream forums as well, when it was exposed as complete BS.
Alan Jones either maliciously or stupidly failing to understand data....
22nd Aug 2021, 00:20
Replies: 1,268
Views: 230,863
Posted By Twist & Shout

What is the source of this data? Facebook....

What is the source of this data?
Facebook. Youtube.Alan Jones. Etc.
Don’t count as Data, let alone “Rock Solid” Data.
18th Aug 2021, 08:52
Replies: 1,268
Views: 230,863
Posted By Twist & Shout

The UK, and everywhere else in the world, before...

The UK, and everywhere else in the world, before some gullible people started making important decisions based completely on baseless statements made by anonymous, irresponsible individuals on the...
18th Aug 2021, 05:06
Replies: 21
Views: 7,920
Posted By Twist & Shout

Departed Caloundra (YCDR) according to ABC radio....

Departed Caloundra (YCDR) according to ABC radio.
RIP
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2021, 02:29
Replies: 95
Views: 16,747
Posted By Twist & Shout

Thats a completely seperate issue. Previously,...

Thats a completely seperate issue.
Previously, in Australia, 400 hrs were required before the issue of an instructor rating. One of the biggest advantages was that pilots with no interest in...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2021, 12:57
Replies: 95
Views: 16,747
Posted By Twist & Shout

Again. A carpenter working on wages does not get...

Again. A carpenter working on wages does not get $100+/hr.
A carpenter who is a contractor charges a comparatively high rate. This rate covers buying and maintaining a vehicle and tools. Covers...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Aug 2021, 03:26
Replies: 95
Views: 16,747
Posted By Twist & Shout

Yes, people are getting confused. I was trying...

Yes, people are getting confused.
I was trying to make the point that an experienced SE Helicopter pilot would be unlikely to earn more than a person with a basic trade qualification.
Don’t confuse...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2021, 00:30
Replies: 95
Views: 16,747
Posted By Twist & Shout

Adding to my earlier comments. It’s always been...

Adding to my earlier comments.
It’s always been “difficult” for a civilian to “make it” in rotary wing aviation.

But lately “making it” has become even less attractive.

Off Shore has...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2021, 23:32
Replies: 95
Views: 16,747
Posted By Twist & Shout

One of the biggest employment area for...

One of the biggest employment area for experienced pilots - Off-shore Oil and Gas support is literally “drying up”. Pay and conditions being eroded. EMS/SAR in many places requires IF and NVG...
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