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12th Jan 2016, 17:56
Replies: 337
Views: 339,231
Posted By ika

What sorry dog said! Sorry for not being clearer;...

What sorry dog said! Sorry for not being clearer; air may be thin and IAS not that high at 33,000 feet but pretty soon after you start diving earthwards IAS and control authority will go up. There's...
12th Jan 2016, 07:24
Replies: 337
Views: 339,231
Posted By ika

I believe a CRJ 200 is highly sensitive to load...

I believe a CRJ 200 is highly sensitive to load distribution but I'm sceptical it could be loaded with a c of g so far forward that elevator control became impossible. Bear in mind that at forward C...
7th Oct 2015, 23:29
Replies: 272
Views: 145,849
Posted By ika

Somatogravic alone in an experienced pilot, even...

Somatogravic alone in an experienced pilot, even in fog unlikely (but not impossible), I think most would agree.

Aircraft likely to have a mix of electrical and vacuum instruments, so no single...
17th Mar 2014, 01:10
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,465,315
Posted By ika

Why go to such trouble? Possible explanations

Consensus is it was a deliberate act with significant knowledge and non-trivial planning and flight for several hours either on Northern arc through China towards Eastern Europe or South to Indian...
11th Mar 2014, 18:24
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,465,315
Posted By ika

Press poor

Sorry but I felt obliged to share this from The London Evening Standard which has a two page picture spread with an inaccurate report (and transcript) of the AF incident under the headline "Damn it,...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2013, 23:27
Replies: 846
Views: 237,760
Posted By ika

Minor thing but in my post I commented that it is...

Minor thing but in my post I commented that it is a sad thing that twatter is quoted as a news source but this has translated into saying sad thing that pprune is quoted as a news source, which...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2013, 17:17
Replies: 846
Views: 237,760
Posted By ika

A sad day but don't let journalists get you worked up

The media and journalists will always say something for a story and there is nothing one can do to stop what is a sad fact of life. Some will be responsible and find someone who actually knows what...
3rd Jun 2012, 16:54
Replies: 20
Views: 20,218
Posted By ika

what about pocket fms

Have just been persuaded by someone to move from anp to sky demon but before I do, has anyone tried the latest version of pocket fms - tried it a while ago and it was pretty impressive, now on ipad.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2012, 21:29
Replies: 80
Views: 16,219
Posted By ika

R66 and MD500

Flew both R66 and (another) MD500.
R66 is nice inside, spacious, good view, supposedly idiot proof starting, very quiet (you can truly talk without headsets with the thing running), benign autos...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2012, 19:58
Replies: 80
Views: 16,219
Posted By ika

Surveys

Looking again at an MD500. Hughes500 is persuasive, as is flying one. It is maintained at skytech. Skytech is highly recommended by several as the best place to go for a survey of an MD500. It...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2012, 13:54
Replies: 80
Views: 16,219
Posted By ika

Costs

I work on the basis that when someone estimates a cost and downtime you should double them both and then add an arbitrary amount and then make no plans at all to need the thing back anyway, and then...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2012, 07:57
Replies: 80
Views: 16,219
Posted By ika

As350 B3

Agree as350 wins hands down on almost every count, several about for 400k up. Flew in one and was planning to get one, almost bought one. My concern is stories of getting whopping unpredictable...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2012, 20:15
Replies: 80
Views: 16,219
Posted By ika

Update and thanks

First, thx to all who have commented, all very helpful and time appreciated.

Where I am today is still thinking an EC120 expensive, 500k buys one close to 12 years old.
No one says a Bell is a...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2012, 00:41
Replies: 80
Views: 16,219
Posted By ika

advice pls R66 or 480B or 206Biii

I'm new to helis, have 500+hrs fixed wing mep/imc flying a twin, half way through ppl(h).
Looking at getting a single turbine, ideally to do 2nd half of ppl(h) in (instead of repeating navigation...
23rd Mar 2009, 22:39
Replies: 83
Views: 21,732
Posted By ika

Go for an aztec

I have a nice model E, having owned (and still flying a single Comanche, sold to a friend, flew last Saturday). The Aztec will get in and out of virtually anywhere (last weekend I and the owner of...
22nd Dec 2008, 21:47
Replies: 69
Views: 7,159
Posted By ika

Re Seneca

When I said single engine was a non-issue in aztec compared to seneca, I didn't profess to be an expert - quite the opposite as the only time I flew a seneca was doing my ME rating and I suspect you...
22nd Dec 2008, 00:02
Replies: 69
Views: 7,159
Posted By ika

I would unreservedly recommend an aztec

I used to fly a single comanche (and still do). I wanted something that would carry 6 people occasionally, and was thinking of getting a bonanza or cessna 210 but wanted peace of mind when flying...
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