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Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2004, 06:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By heedm

Genghis, -17C wind corrected temperature is...

Genghis, -17C wind corrected temperature is uncomfortably cold but is not even considered to carry a risk of frostbite after prolonged exposure. -40C with calm winds (ie inside a cockpit) can cause...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2004, 15:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By heedm

45 kts at -5C gives a Wind Corrected Temperature...

45 kts at -5C gives a Wind Corrected Temperature of -17C (WCT is what the conditions feel like in a calm to zero wind).

Yesterday the high was -22C. Two days ago the high was below -30C and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2004, 01:52
Replies: 365
Views: 52,178
Posted By heedm

Couldn't see faces, but isn't that the sasquatch...

Couldn't see faces, but isn't that the sasquatch with a case of kokanee on the right?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2004, 01:52
Replies: 2,408
Views: 1,058,887
Posted By heedm

Couldn't see faces, but isn't that the sasquatch...

Couldn't see faces, but isn't that the sasquatch with a case of kokanee on the right?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2004, 01:52
Replies: 5,668
Views: 4,143,344
Posted By heedm

Couldn't see faces, but isn't that the sasquatch...

Couldn't see faces, but isn't that the sasquatch with a case of kokanee on the right?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2004, 23:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By heedm

IHL, absolutely agree that the root cause was not...

IHL, absolutely agree that the root cause was not pilot, however the reason that we put people in the cockpit vice autoeverything is to deal with unusual situations. The way this emergency was dealt...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2004, 17:05
Replies: 632
Views: 133,109
Posted By heedm

rjsquirrel, 5 in 55,000 equals 9 in 100,000. ...

rjsquirrel, 5 in 55,000 equals 9 in 100,000. Don't bother insulting others unless you keep yourself perfect.

Three engines versus two engines is an old silly argument. Meeting performance...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2004, 01:59
Replies: 632
Views: 133,109
Posted By heedm

I'd guess that neither manufacturer can stay in...

I'd guess that neither manufacturer can stay in business if they produce a bad helicopter. The truth is that both helicopters are in competition. Differences abound, one may shine, but in the end...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2004, 20:51
Replies: 632
Views: 133,109
Posted By heedm

Slow news day for a local paper. EH101 touring...

Slow news day for a local paper. EH101 touring press releases became old news five years ago.

http://www.whl.co.uk/eh101news/eh101news_11-99/nordic.html
...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2004, 17:12
Replies: 365
Views: 52,178
Posted By heedm

Tradition is mostly the reason, but there is some...

Tradition is mostly the reason, but there is some data to consider. The bible declares the sabbath to be the last day of the week. From other sources, it appears that at the time of Christ the...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2004, 17:12
Replies: 2,408
Views: 1,058,887
Posted By heedm

Tradition is mostly the reason, but there is some...

Tradition is mostly the reason, but there is some data to consider. The bible declares the sabbath to be the last day of the week. From other sources, it appears that at the time of Christ the...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2004, 17:12
Replies: 5,668
Views: 4,143,344
Posted By heedm

Tradition is mostly the reason, but there is some...

Tradition is mostly the reason, but there is some data to consider. The bible declares the sabbath to be the last day of the week. From other sources, it appears that at the time of Christ the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2004, 17:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By heedm

You can always apply the analogy too far...a...

You can always apply the analogy too far...a brand new Ford ExpRoller or a 20 yr old Lambourghini Cheetah?

The media will take one phrase to try and sum up what was likely a >15 min interview with...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2004, 18:10
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By heedm

Happy Thanksgiving!

Due to the lack of presidential interference, in Canada we celebrate the harvest at the end of the harvest.

To all Canadians, enjoy the day off, call your mum, don't spend too much across the...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2004, 18:09
Replies: 85
Views: 12,984
Posted By heedm

If you're spending 500 hours a year in the...

If you're spending 500 hours a year in the helicopter and your pax spend 1/2 hour a year, then an honest risk analysis doesn't justify the pax spending $500+ on safety gear.

For you, however, it...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2004, 18:01
Replies: 459
Views: 80,944
Posted By heedm

I think I know what you're asking, Freddie. At...

I think I know what you're asking, Freddie. At the start many have it as their sole goal to become a ######. Whether it's helicopter pilot, doctor, lawyer, baker, astronaut, etc. doesn't matter. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2004, 23:55
Replies: 632
Views: 133,109
Posted By heedm

I don't doubt that the paper only reported facts...

I don't doubt that the paper only reported facts that it could substantiate, but we must put the statistics into context.

The last of the four squadrons went fully operational with the Cormorants...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2004, 00:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By heedm

I've successfully homed a 406MHz beacon without...

I've successfully homed a 406MHz beacon without any info from the satellites. It wasn't easy, but we worked it out. If there are two continually transmitting beacons close together, I can home to...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2004, 18:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By heedm

Not really a good deed...

We have family days, where all our families are invited for fun, games, lunch, and helicopter rides.

Recently we had some younger children on board who must have thought they were at an amusement...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2004, 18:23
Replies: 115
Views: 65,126
Posted By heedm

Either is fine, if you have the power, although...

Either is fine, if you have the power, although if the pad is small then coming into a high hover may make it difficult to maintain references.

I haven't flown to the pad you've mentioned, but...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2004, 04:22
Replies: 124
Views: 10,867
Posted By heedm

As is common with these types of threads,...

As is common with these types of threads, definitions are vital. If we're using the same terminology to imply slightly different meanings, then the arguments are completely lost.

I take sideslip...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Sep 2004, 16:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By heedm

Not boring and not off topic. That's important...

Not boring and not off topic. That's important for all to know. Thank you very much Peter.

Matthew.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2004, 22:28
Replies: 34
Views: 1,780
Posted By heedm

We flew a search out of Banff using the parks...

We flew a search out of Banff using the parks office, and shortly moved our base to Canmore. While in Banff, the Parks guy told me about the strip. His attitude was that it is a private use...
6th Sep 2004, 03:36
Replies: 21
Views: 2,895
Posted By heedm

Flying helicopters I've never seen anything so...

Flying helicopters I've never seen anything so severe, but the correction has been the same.

Reduce pressure on the controls, severity of manoevre, power applied. If that doesn't work/not...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2004, 01:53
Replies: 365
Views: 52,178
Posted By heedm

Excellent photo. Have you entered that into the...

Excellent photo. Have you entered that into the current competition?

Thanks,

Matthew.
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