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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2021, 09:01
Replies: 46
Views: 20,239
Posted By SuperF

Agree. For real precision, its best to be as...

Agree. For real precision, its best to be as close to the load as possible. You can't see your ground crews fingers from the top of a 100' line.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 20:26
Replies: 16
Views: 4,867
Posted By SuperF

Shy Torque I have seen members of the Royal...

Shy Torque

I have seen members of the Royal Family flown around New Zealand in UH1s. . It still has nothing to do with the legality of operating an ex military helicopter. In Military use, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 03:43
Replies: 16
Views: 4,867
Posted By SuperF

It comes down to paperwork and rules and...

It comes down to paperwork and rules and regulations. There is nothing about risk. the boffins in the office will talk risk and flight profile blah blah blah.

Australia doesn't have "Public Use"...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2020, 04:03
Replies: 26
Views: 7,809
Posted By SuperF

Having been in a situation where i thought it...

Having been in a situation where i thought it best to land as soon as possible, i can guarantee you that when you have the A/C slowly descending towards what looked like a suitable landing spot,...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2020, 21:34
Replies: 40
Views: 12,614
Posted By SuperF

If you have to have the presence of a suitable...

If you have to have the presence of a suitable fire crew, then you have just shut down a huge amount of helicopter operations. we have just become aeroplanes that have rotors, stuck operating from...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2020, 21:41
Replies: 40
Views: 12,614
Posted By SuperF

If you want to get really worried, our law in NZ...

If you want to get really worried, our law in NZ actually allows us to Hot Refuel, with Pax onboard and no pilot at the controls...

Wouldn't do that myself, but i get out of the helicopter with...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2020, 23:37
Replies: 250
Views: 108,739
Posted By SuperF

Coulsons are doing some night stuff down in...

Coulsons are doing some night stuff down in Australia as well. I think they have a recon ship(76? maybe) in front of a 61 dropping at night.

I still think it would be better if they let you...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2020, 07:34
Replies: 17
Views: 2,288
Posted By SuperF

I am currently running Bose A20 in an Evo helmet...

I am currently running Bose A20 in an Evo helmet and the results are variable. Brilliant helmet, absolutely love it, and when the ANR goes good life is great. However, depending on the aircraft,...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2020, 00:21
Replies: 23
Views: 4,167
Posted By SuperF

Yeah, nah. its not those guys, although that...

Yeah, nah. its not those guys, although that looks pretty cool.

Having been involved in most of the biggest fires that we have had in NZ over the last couple of decades, i would think you...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2020, 20:21
Replies: 23
Views: 4,167
Posted By SuperF

logging... well thats going to end in tears.

logging... well thats going to end in tears.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2020, 10:39
Replies: 30
Views: 8,838
Posted By SuperF

My biggest bugbear, doesnít upset me, but is a...

My biggest bugbear, doesnít upset me, but is a bit annoying, is light aircraft people, including gliders, that insist on parking right beside JetA1 pumps, and then disappear!

when you go into a...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2020, 09:47
Replies: 11
Views: 5,087
Posted By SuperF

Unfortunately this is what legitimate helicopter...

Unfortunately this is what legitimate helicopter operators are competing with in NZ. they pull the hobbs and don't record hours.
Helicopters are so cheap here, and there are so many, and it is way...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th May 2020, 08:53
Replies: 36
Views: 6,784
Posted By SuperF

The problem I see, is that they arenít starting...

The problem I see, is that they arenít starting super safe. They have created one of the most dangerous fire fighting operations I have seen.

if they want to use a twin with two pilots, I guess,...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th May 2020, 20:30
Replies: 9
Views: 3,526
Posted By SuperF

five rescuers onboard while winching, that would...

five rescuers onboard while winching, that would make the helicopter struggle OEI I would have thought.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2020, 03:24
Replies: 32
Views: 7,369
Posted By SuperF

ha ha , no it wasn't docked like that. It was on...

ha ha , no it wasn't docked like that. It was on a single sided wharf with land on the other side. I just thought that it was weird, but maybe they only went straight in and out of that wharf. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2020, 09:35
Replies: 32
Views: 7,369
Posted By SuperF

I was thinking about this, a few months ago as i...

I was thinking about this, a few months ago as i was boarding a cruise ship in Honolulu. So I'm boarding the ship, and am directed to head aft to the saloon until our rooms were ready. I go to turn...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2020, 08:20
Replies: 14
Views: 4,347
Posted By SuperF

They are/were a CAA approved Part 145 Over Haul...

They are/were a CAA approved Part 145 Over Haul Facility for numerous aircraft components and engines.

It is no difference to some Maintenance Organisations being approved by CAA/FAA/CASA/EASA to...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2020, 21:37
Replies: 61
Views: 19,569
Posted By SuperF

Just a question Re the above comment? For...

Just a question Re the above comment?

For doing what a lot of helicopters actually do, would a conventional tail rotor be better? A lot of helicopters are already maxed out when lifting heavy...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2020, 06:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,422
Posted By SuperF

Check W&B on the flights he's doing. if really...

Check W&B on the flights he's doing. if really out of whack, that wouldn't help.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2020, 07:13
Replies: 14
Views: 3,787
Posted By SuperF

yara, i thought that there was also the "slab"...

yara, i thought that there was also the "slab" beer....

Andy_G i don't think that there would be any CASA redtape, as the military don't have to run to CASA rules.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2019, 10:16
Replies: 250
Views: 108,739
Posted By SuperF

not sure about Australia, but in NZ we use sea...

not sure about Australia, but in NZ we use sea water if its closer, and a high risk fire. In Nelson this year a fire was lit among some houses, and we had 5 helicopters running circuits out of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2019, 20:15
Replies: 158
Views: 109,536
Posted By SuperF

The iPad was probably just being used as a moving...

The iPad was probably just being used as a moving map. Very common in Utility aircraft down this end of the world.

No idea about the rest.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 21:09
Replies: 26
Views: 7,144
Posted By SuperF

Just be careful that you don't stiff arm the...

Just be careful that you don't stiff arm the collective and get PIO.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 20:59
Replies: 67
Views: 17,791
Posted By SuperF

Obviously sometimes what is written doesn't come...

Obviously sometimes what is written doesn't come across quite as it was meant.

the only thing i can add is that for the last two RWCs we didn't manage to win the tri-nations/championship in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 10:20
Replies: 67
Views: 17,791
Posted By SuperF

do you actually read other peoples responses, or...

do you actually read other peoples responses, or do you just keep hammering away at everything.

I have never had a squirrel, and probably never will.
I never said i could have done it better, I'm...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 09:20
Replies: 67
Views: 17,791
Posted By SuperF

crab, you are so good at diverting a conversation...

crab, you are so good at diverting a conversation i will just give up.

just remember the best operations look at everyone else out there to see what they can use to improve themselves...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 08:31
Replies: 43
Views: 12,144
Posted By SuperF

there is a video on youtube from inside the cabin...

there is a video on youtube from inside the cabin of a JR/LR after a chute had been released inside the machine, and was almost going into the Main/Tail rotor.

after watching that i decided i...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 08:24
Replies: 67
Views: 17,791
Posted By SuperF

The weather was so bad that there were shadows on...

The weather was so bad that there were shadows on the ground...

lots of jobs are done without going to tender. The military aren't the only people that can jump at a moments notice, it happens...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 07:42
Replies: 43
Views: 12,144
Posted By SuperF

if i ever got back in a robbie, i would probably...

if i ever got back in a robbie, i would probably jump out as well.

I have however flown guys out to jump into the sea, it was a display, but i will never take parachuters, too much risk for me,...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 07:28
Replies: 67
Views: 17,791
Posted By SuperF

you guys from the forces aren't going to like...

you guys from the forces aren't going to like hearing this, but having watched a couple of the videos, i think that a couple of AS350s with longlines and good lifting pilots would have kept up, or...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2019, 08:20
Replies: 34
Views: 13,618
Posted By SuperF

In the picture of the BA Aircraft, do they give...

In the picture of the BA Aircraft, do they give you grief for the rear wheel missing the pad?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2019, 03:10
Replies: 77
Views: 31,747
Posted By SuperF

Exactly what i was thinking of. i was going to...

Exactly what i was thinking of. i was going to say a scoop net, as we used to use under the JR, but didnt know if it could be explained properly. 10-15 at a time, taking about 1 minute to load, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2019, 08:36
Replies: 77
Views: 31,747
Posted By SuperF

so instead of winching, what about lifting a big...

so instead of winching, what about lifting a big solid basket type thing onto the heli deck. people walk in, far quicker than you can winch, then haul them off to the nearest bit of ground where...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2019, 08:31
Replies: 12
Views: 7,864
Posted By SuperF

500guy, what about pulling backwards using a...

500guy,

what about pulling backwards using a longline off the belly hook. you get above the structures, and can turn a bit to see where you are going quite easily.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2019, 06:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,449
Posted By SuperF

That one is simple, often the rule, or common...

That one is simple, often the rule, or common sense, will say, don't create risk to a "third party". The guy on the line in short haul, isn't a "third party".

other than that, you simply...
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