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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 18:05
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,664
Posted By verticalspin

I'd plan for 80 KIAS on cross country flights....

I'd plan for 80 KIAS on cross country flights. Yes, 90 is doable with two people but your fuel burn will increase (80 KIAS is best range speed) and the vibrations/wind noise will increase as well....
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2021, 18:50
Replies: 13
Views: 4,781
Posted By verticalspin

Not sure what the social distancing rules are...

Not sure what the social distancing rules are over there but that might have been a bit closer than 6ft :hmm:
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2020, 17:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,170
Posted By verticalspin

I'm curious what Airbus' definition of a "fully...

I'm curious what Airbus' definition of a "fully developed" VRS is. I doubt very many instructors would let it get all the way to the 6000 fpm descent rate, which would be a fully developed VRS...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2020, 00:02
Replies: 29
Views: 8,607
Posted By verticalspin

Here is the actual video from the BC Helicopters...

Here is the actual video from the BC Helicopters Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KayzJetqnrI
The title is misleading, it's a simulated engine failure.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2019, 02:35
Replies: 464
Views: 170,826
Posted By verticalspin

That's going to be up to the judges but they have...

That's going to be up to the judges but they have audio/video proof of the conversations where the person in the front seat admits to having had a few drinks and that he's feeling a bit tipsy. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2019, 19:35
Replies: 464
Views: 170,826
Posted By verticalspin

When it comes to an intoxicated passenger it is...

When it comes to an intoxicated passenger it is not up to the pilots discretion since 14 CFR 91.17 clearly states: Except in an emergency, no pilot of a civil aircraft may allow a person who...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Sep 2019, 19:22
Replies: 464
Views: 170,826
Posted By verticalspin

Vertical released another article today: ...

Vertical released another article today:

https://www.verticalmag.com/news/passenger-alcohol-use-shoe-selfies-deadly-flynyon-photo-flight/
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2019, 21:51
Replies: 23
Views: 9,745
Posted By verticalspin

FloricaH135 I think it was the high voltage arc...

FloricaH135
I think it was the high voltage arc that cut right through the hoist cable. There was an incident during hurricane Harvey recovery operations out in Houston where a hoist cable contacted...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2018, 04:20
Replies: 464
Views: 170,826
Posted By verticalspin

Here's a video of the Miami operation of said...

Here's a video of the Miami operation of said company flying one of Liberty Helicopters AS350 B2s. As it just so happens the B2 in the video is the sister ship of that flight that ended up in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2018, 01:50
Replies: 464
Views: 170,826
Posted By verticalspin

Rotorbrake is never applied during a ditching as...

Rotorbrake is never applied during a ditching as this will cause the helicopter to yaw making the whole situation worse. You wait until the blades stop turning and sometimes you're even lucky enough...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2017, 22:48
Replies: 14
Views: 4,550
Posted By verticalspin

Seats do look comfortable. But no seatbelts :=

Seats do look comfortable. But no seatbelts :=
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2014, 04:41
Replies: 87
Views: 15,662
Posted By verticalspin

Maybe hire this Austrian EMS pilot to recover the...

Maybe hire this Austrian EMS pilot to recover the MH-65, looks like he has some experience with tricky slopes.
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Bravo Zulu to the crew for a successful rescue.
Semper paratus!
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2014, 18:24
Replies: 1,224
Views: 734,730
Posted By verticalspin

Some action from Austria with some great scenery!...

Some action from Austria with some great scenery!


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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2014, 05:37
Replies: 1,224
Views: 734,730
Posted By verticalspin

And here is part two Waldbrand Absam...

And here is part two

Waldbrand Absam 21.03.2014 on Vimeo
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2014, 22:47
Replies: 1,224
Views: 734,730
Posted By verticalspin

Firefighting in Austria. Waldbrand Absam...

Firefighting in Austria.

Waldbrand Absam 20.03.2014 on Vimeo
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2012, 17:05
Replies: 68
Views: 23,292
Posted By verticalspin

OxnFX-Z8nyc some close flying done by the...

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some close flying done by the camera ship.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2011, 20:45
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By verticalspin

reports say, that he was idling for noise...

reports say, that he was idling for noise abatement when unloading the patient.
the pilot has 8000 hours. don't know how many of those are on the 412 since that machine is fairly new to their fleet....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2010, 07:43
Replies: 1,224
Views: 734,730
Posted By verticalspin

nice video of an AS355 at work in austria ...

nice video of an AS355 at work in austria

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