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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2021, 11:15
Replies: 52
Views: 4,244
Posted By Viper 7

I had a low side failure on the Sea King at sea...

I had a low side failure on the Sea King at sea about a thousand years ago.

Affected engine went to idle Ng and low Nf so it was easy to diagnose. Happily it was during the day and fine weather,...
4th Jun 2021, 10:59
Replies: 60
Views: 22,308
Posted By Viper 7

Capt might have been head down taking airways or...

Capt might have been head down taking airways or some other paperwork maybe?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 15:22
Replies: 550
Views: 464,444
Posted By Viper 7

Yup. ITO is simple and works extremely well in...

Yup. ITO is simple and works extremely well in the dark, IMC and other degraded visual environments like sand/snow etc.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 15:17
Replies: 550
Views: 464,444
Posted By Viper 7

5 years RCAF Sea King at sea and 15 years of SAR...

5 years RCAF Sea King at sea and 15 years of SAR here.

Been there, etc.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 11:45
Replies: 550
Views: 464,444
Posted By Viper 7

Since when is rotating 10 degrees nose down...

Since when is rotating 10 degrees nose down disorienting on an IFR departure in a helo?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2020, 11:38
Replies: 550
Views: 464,444
Posted By Viper 7

It appears there were no checklist items or...

It appears there were no checklist items or approach or departure briefs done on the entire flight?

Night IMC + black hole app and departure?

I expected more from a former RAF pilot, even if he...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2020, 18:50
Replies: 0
Views: 1,075
Posted By Viper 7

R44 down NL Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/thorburn-lake-helicopter-crash-investigation-begins-...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2020, 12:48
Replies: 61
Views: 11,404
Posted By Viper 7

I wasn't in the aircraft but back in the mid...

I wasn't in the aircraft but back in the mid nineties one of our Sea Kings was getting fuel on a Nimitz class US carrier. When they lifted off to depart they moved off over the side, lost ground...
3rd Sep 2019, 12:22
Replies: 4
Views: 5,635
Posted By Viper 7

5. Someone has discovered that a shot of 100% O2...

5. Someone has discovered that a shot of 100% O2 is great for hangover symptoms. :)
3rd Sep 2019, 12:19
Replies: 4
Views: 5,635
Posted By Viper 7

4. Mechanical issue with the bottles or aircraft....

4. Mechanical issue with the bottles or aircraft. We had a run of HUEBA bottles spontaneously emptying back in the 90s that turned out to be rust around an o-ring breaking the seal and allowing the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2019, 13:00
Replies: 550
Views: 464,444
Posted By Viper 7

I'm in the CFIT camp on this one. This incident...

I'm in the CFIT camp on this one.
This incident has all the holes in the cheese. Dark night, black hole departure, possible circadian rhythm, and perceived pressure from the medical event.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2019, 12:33
Replies: 71
Views: 12,763
Posted By Viper 7

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/savoura-tomato-company...

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/savoura-tomato-company-president-and-son-missing-in-helicopter-flight-1.4504767
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2019, 12:28
Replies: 71
Views: 12,763
Posted By Viper 7

R44 Missing North of Montreal

https://globalnews.ca/news/5486420/quebec-savoura-father-son-missing/
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 19:05
Replies: 1,215
Views: 608,591
Posted By Viper 7

I've seen a sea gull descend into a turning sea...

I've seen a sea gull descend into a turning sea king main rotor. The resulting feather explosion was impressive. A big goose and all those lights? Unlikely IMHO.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 18:36
Replies: 26
Views: 4,077
Posted By Viper 7

Been quite a while since I flew the 412, but...

Been quite a while since I flew the 412, but without the charts in front of me and with Max gross around 11 700 those numbers look reasonable to me. An engine failure with that kind of DA could very...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2018, 12:44
Replies: 31
Views: 3,823
Posted By Viper 7

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/446x619/7849569_7cf969f4f796eb0d20aa9a7ec8e0414e18551565.jpg

Had my co-pilot in the right seat for his first forecastle transfer - he did a couple...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2018, 12:19
Replies: 31
Views: 3,823
Posted By Viper 7

Hahaha! Awesome story - thanks for the morning...

Hahaha! Awesome story - thanks for the morning laugh John!

Reminds me of the A6 towing a target for RIMPAC live CIWS shoot when the Japanese CIWS walked up the cable and shot down the A6...off...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2018, 12:39
Replies: 125
Views: 19,462
Posted By Viper 7

I also did one in the Sea King in the carribean...

I also did one in the Sea King in the carribean once - an emergency freestream of our sonar ball up to 600 feet night IMC. I can't recall why we had to do it exactly, but it was probably a reeling...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2018, 17:05
Replies: 144
Views: 10,994
Posted By Viper 7

[/B] :p Thanks for the laugh! I...

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:p

Thanks for the laugh!

I did Halifax to Orlando in 31 hours non-stop once - two drivers, fuel stop changes every 5 hours.

We went for a pistol match - 61 hours driving for about...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2018, 12:11
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By Viper 7

No question, this is an issue. I had neck...

No question, this is an issue.

I had neck strain problems when flying Griffons and Cormorants in the RCAF; all that junk on the helmet has a lot of inertia when moving your head about in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2018, 12:17
Replies: 3,251
Views: 372,394
Posted By Viper 7

"cat's bum" In spite of the serious...

"cat's bum"


In spite of the serious topic, thanks for the morning LOL, VP.


:D
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2018, 18:21
Replies: 197
Views: 24,437
Posted By Viper 7

Essentially, yes. When he is asked politely to...

Essentially, yes. When he is asked politely to leave and refuses to do so, the law should (and does, here) permit you to use whatever force is reasonably necessary to remove him from your property.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2018, 14:10
Replies: 3,251
Views: 372,394
Posted By Viper 7

Thanks for your input VP, fascinating stuff. ...

Thanks for your input VP, fascinating stuff.


Applying the five "Ws" to this incident is an interesting exercise:


Who? - The source of the nerve agent is definite. NK just had a similar...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2018, 12:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,171
Posted By Viper 7

The raft is packed in a rectangle about 2' by 4'...

The raft is packed in a rectangle about 2' by 4' by 1' and probably weighs 70lbs or so.


It is carried internally and usually cargo strapped to the cargo rings in the floor of the cabin. They are...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2018, 15:46
Replies: 72
Views: 21,869
Posted By Viper 7

Lessons learned?

So there was discolouration on the coupling and the temp strips were missing.


We check these on every pre-flight.


In the spirit of a lesson not being learned unless a behaviour is changed,...
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