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Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2019, 01:03
Replies: 20
Views: 3,149
Posted By rottenjohn

I doubt it too.

I doubt it too.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2019, 09:52
Replies: 44
Views: 6,935
Posted By rottenjohn

Interesting is one way of putting it. Another way...

Interesting is one way of putting it. Another way might be hard to actually believe. Reckons he was in the air for an hour and a half after leaving with 25% fuel? Iíd need to see better evidence than...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2019, 16:30
Replies: 29
Views: 8,819
Posted By rottenjohn

1 I have a little over 8000 hours in various...

1

I have a little over 8000 hours in various variants of the AS350 series. Iíve had a couple of mechanical failures but Iíve total confidence in its design and build. My boss a few years ago...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2019, 12:47
Replies: 29
Views: 8,819
Posted By rottenjohn

Name some other helicopters that have broken up...

Name some other helicopters that have broken up in flight, mast bumped in conditions that are not extreme, burst into fire as the result of a roll over, blades delaminating.....
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2019, 02:05
Replies: 29
Views: 8,819
Posted By rottenjohn

A major difference being is the R44s that have...

A major difference being is the R44s that have crashed for seemingly no adequately explained reasons.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2019, 07:30
Replies: 67
Views: 32,159
Posted By rottenjohn

phew, close call. Gotta be careful on those...

phew, close call. Gotta be careful on those strips on the right hand skids.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2019, 05:08
Replies: 155
Views: 92,230
Posted By rottenjohn

If you don't know the hours of daylight its...

If you don't know the hours of daylight its hardly worth commenting that its hardly night is it.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 14:10
Replies: 23
Views: 6,429
Posted By rottenjohn

NZ as well, flew off across the ocean relying on...

NZ as well, flew off across the ocean relying on the intended destination being clear of weather and in the dark. PNR long behind them.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 15:32
Replies: 445
Views: 377,769
Posted By rottenjohn

A similar situation to a recent accident in NZ...

A similar situation to a recent accident in NZ perhaps which although didn’t end as tragically. Darkness, apparently someone is needing medical attention and over ocean flying. I haven’t gone through...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2019, 06:29
Replies: 25
Views: 8,903
Posted By rottenjohn

It will be interesting to find the reason. Gone...

It will be interesting to find the reason. Gone from the gearbox. Sort of wonder if the tail rotor has struck a bird, drone or something has come from the cabin and taken out a TR blade
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2019, 23:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By rottenjohn

Um, perhaps like a lot of things in life if...

Um, perhaps like a lot of things in life if someone has something they no longer require it may be cheaper than buying new. That’s my guess
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2019, 00:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By rottenjohn

Add another to your list, I see another crashed...

Add another to your list, I see another crashed last night. Mid air break up from what I’ve read. I don’t know of any other aircraft so prone to this type of failure, whether it’s pilot induced or...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2019, 23:36
Replies: 57
Views: 29,737
Posted By rottenjohn

From a NZ industry newsletter....

From a NZ industry newsletter. https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1201x613/2c5e3ca3_0fe0_4ebe_bd84_4828d27cfb95_67474f8a840d5db8d063970f96183abde38a3ee6.jpeg
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2019, 07:39
Replies: 57
Views: 29,737
Posted By rottenjohn

[QUOTE=Weheka;10453623]Pretty sure they would...

[QUOTE=Weheka;10453623]Pretty sure they would have a fair idea about what they are doing and have no doubt done it before. I guess with these sorts of operations there are always increased risks...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2019, 02:41
Replies: 66
Views: 38,928
Posted By rottenjohn

I guess if she promotes herself as a female in...

I guess if she promotes herself as a female in her endeavours that will happen. Canít have it both ways
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2017, 21:35
Replies: 59
Views: 19,342
Posted By rottenjohn

Agree with you, I doubt the pilot was ready or...

Agree with you, I doubt the pilot was ready or had given the ok
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2017, 09:24
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By rottenjohn

I don't know a better way, but I do know from...

I don't know a better way, but I do know from looking down from 10 meters it's a hell of a lot more than that
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2017, 07:09
Replies: 22
Views: 8,299
Posted By rottenjohn

Certainly didn't endear himself to many with the...

Certainly didn't endear himself to many with the way he operated. Karma perhaps.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2017, 08:26
Replies: 22
Views: 3,995
Posted By rottenjohn

Warnings and procedures

Maybe want to go back to who ever did your type rating. Gong will sound when a red light illuminates on the cwp.Whether momentarily or not, for example it's not unusual for the mgb pressure light to...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2017, 07:51
Replies: 64
Views: 16,706
Posted By rottenjohn

At the hourly rates the commercial operators do...

At the hourly rates the commercial operators do this sort of stuff for?
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2017, 21:21
Replies: 64
Views: 16,706
Posted By rottenjohn

Yeah, don't like your chances

Yeah, don't like your chances
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2017, 10:26
Replies: 64
Views: 16,706
Posted By rottenjohn

[quote=krypton_john;9780458]This will give me...

[quote=krypton_john;9780458]This will give me nightmares. Make the image go away![/quote

One of the dumbest things I've ever seen
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2013, 08:35
Replies: 50
Views: 10,363
Posted By rottenjohn

You are exactly right about Ned, he is always...

You are exactly right about Ned, he is always first on the bandwagon when someone has a whoopsy
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2013, 10:42
Replies: 50
Views: 10,363
Posted By rottenjohn

Thomas Coupling is right,move on,some of these NZ...

Thomas Coupling is right,move on,some of these NZ pruners must never sleep with their amazing flying feats day and night then all the advice they pass on to us mere mortals via these forums
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