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Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2016, 15:36
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,415,297
Posted By keithl

Well, torcher does refer to "Standard Copter SID"...

Well, torcher does refer to "Standard Copter SID" of 5%, which IIRC is right for Cat H.
I, too was confused by spectral's "OEI it's not one engine INOPERATIVE", but now take it to mean "a SID is not...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2016, 18:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,831
Posted By keithl

Nice. Reminds me of my first flight. London...

Nice. Reminds me of my first flight. London Airport to Battersea Heliport (no "LHR" stuff then) in a piston engined, float fitted, BEA, S55 Whirlwind G-ANUK.10th (I think) birthday present. The views...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2016, 21:08
Replies: 595
Views: 177,579
Posted By keithl

Did anyone else notice a couple of posts...

Did anyone else notice a couple of posts disappear just then?

Yes, yes, I know deletions happen for various reasons, but at my age I need reassurance that I wasn't imagining things.
News about...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2016, 17:00
Replies: 595
Views: 177,579
Posted By keithl

OK, OK, HC, that'll do. I had intended...

OK, OK, HC, that'll do.

I had intended (being now retired) to confine myself to lurking, but your remarks just goaded me out of my passivity!

I would though just reflect that I noticed more...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2016, 16:11
Replies: 595
Views: 177,579
Posted By keithl

Out of order, HC! If what really counts is...

Out of order, HC!
If what really counts is instructional technique, why did you have an ex QFI teaching it? I mean, if military instruction is so substandard?
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2015, 10:09
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By keithl

I'd say if you are cleared for the approach, then...

I'd say if you are cleared for the approach, then you are cleared to the first point on the approach, which is the Initial Approach Fix. Which has its associated altitude. Simple as that.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2015, 08:59
Replies: 71
Views: 18,405
Posted By keithl

As a sympathetic observer of all this, and one...

As a sympathetic observer of all this, and one who is trying to understand how a strike could possibly help, I am at a disadvantage in not knowing how the compulsory element is to be administered....
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2015, 18:17
Replies: 67
Views: 7,781
Posted By keithl

Geoffers, you are right about TCH being the...

Geoffers, you are right about TCH being the reference for CDFA. Just bear in mind that helos are not REQUIRED (as FW are) to do CDFA. This reinforces your point about MDA being further out.
19th Jun 2015, 21:08
Replies: 116
Views: 34,965
Posted By keithl

Kkong. "Criminal negligence" is one thing. I have...

Kkong. "Criminal negligence" is one thing. I have no intention to gloss over it. Failure to exercise the technical skill the licence demands is quite another. Losing a licence may be appropriate,...
19th Jun 2015, 14:01
Replies: 116
Views: 34,965
Posted By keithl

It seems to be just the CVR that is to be handed...

It seems to be just the CVR that is to be handed over, HC, so FDR decoding won't be a factor. However, this is a sad moment and a setback to a carefully nurtured culture of open reporting.
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2015, 21:01
Replies: 21
Views: 3,916
Posted By keithl

FWIW in support of TheiC and PENKO, I once...

FWIW in support of TheiC and PENKO, I once neither heard, nor saw, the audible and visual warnings for an engine fire! Not in the sim - real. The thing was, I was so busy rejecting takeoff at max AUW...
11th Jun 2015, 18:42
Replies: 6
Views: 3,600
Posted By keithl

Well, your question was dated 22 May, it is now...

Well, your question was dated 22 May, it is now 11 June, so I suppose no one is certain about the answer. Therefore, I'll offer one suggestion. Although the Q relates, of course, to civilian...
25th Mar 2015, 17:41
Replies: 3,530
Views: 4,891,804
Posted By keithl

Hum: the mention of Ruddles gives yr post...

Hum: the mention of Ruddles gives yr post authenticity, all right! But my log book says 25k - 45k and later, 27k -56k. So not all were the same.

Fonsini: in your hypothesis, 7700 would not be the...
Forum: Questions
9th Mar 2015, 19:41
Replies: 23
Views: 8,598
Posted By keithl

You are right, Capn Bloggs, it didn't. #17...

You are right, Capn Bloggs, it didn't.

#17 is the only one to mention CDA, and from the context he really meant CDFA. That's why I pointed it out, really - in real world discussions of this,...
8th Mar 2015, 22:38
Replies: 131
Views: 37,745
Posted By keithl

Stiglet has it right. Flying is not a job. It's...

Stiglet has it right. Flying is not a job. It's not even a career. It's a vocation. If you come into it for any other reason than being unable to spend your few years here any other way, you've got...
Forum: Questions
8th Mar 2015, 21:37
Replies: 23
Views: 8,598
Posted By keithl

You're very welcome, Ludolf. Job done as far...

You're very welcome, Ludolf.

Job done as far as the OP is concerned, but I would caution anyone wishing to take this further that previous posts appear to conflate CDA with CDFA. They are...
Forum: Questions
28th Feb 2015, 19:21
Replies: 23
Views: 8,598
Posted By keithl

What a night this is! Not looked at pPrune for...

What a night this is! Not looked at pPrune for months, then six posts in a row. I'm sure I'll regret it in the morning.

Both CDFA and constant angle descent avoid Step Down Fixes (resulting in...
28th Feb 2015, 18:48
Replies: 44
Views: 45,334
Posted By keithl

I don't like the title. "Nosedive"? That's a...

I don't like the title. "Nosedive"? That's a journo term like "loop the loop". "Suppressed"? That's loaded, wouldn't you say?

How about , "Height loss on finals, turbulence suspected". Or...
28th Feb 2015, 17:42
Replies: 37
Views: 10,004
Posted By keithl

I'm sure everyone can see, BMRR, the difference...

I'm sure everyone can see, BMRR, the difference between your post and john__smith's. You make the same point seem so much more balanced, reasonable and worth consideration. I don't think you need...
28th Feb 2015, 12:44
Replies: 37
Views: 10,004
Posted By keithl

John Smith: Some people just love flying. That...

John Smith: Some people just love flying. That doesn't seem to occur to you. Were you one of those people who chose flying for rational rather than emotional reasons? No wonder you're glad to be out...
7th Feb 2015, 18:58
Replies: 749
Views: 654,304
Posted By keithl

16024 puts it very well. I don't fly anymore, but...

16024 puts it very well. I don't fly anymore, but now this has drifted into age and training I feel involved. Sop monkey is right that an instant solution is to let people continue flying until they...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2015, 11:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By keithl

Your FMC should allow you to edit the Hold...

Your FMC should allow you to edit the Hold definition.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2014, 21:11
Replies: 153
Views: 18,480
Posted By keithl

Re yr #134, HC, I remember you telling me about...

Re yr #134, HC, I remember you telling me about that French SID and I believe I said, "Excellent practical solution, but would you have passed an OPC blindly following a SID out of the FMS without...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2014, 17:49
Replies: 153
Views: 18,480
Posted By keithl

As JD says, "an excellent discussion". As long as...

As JD says, "an excellent discussion". As long as it remains so, I'd like to join in. Not all pPrune debates are so well conducted.

I know HC and 212man, I see from the input of others that they...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2014, 18:46
Replies: 40
Views: 17,027
Posted By keithl

"They just pay you off and cancel your ID" ...

"They just pay you off and cancel your ID"

Mighty Gem is right, that's all the military do, what do people expect? (and I did 32 years!)

I'm so disappointed with the retirement arrangements,...
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