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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2019, 02:25
Replies: 700
Views: 228,054
Posted By McGowan

Sorry if this has been asked before, but, can...

Sorry if this has been asked before, but, can anyone give me the OEI fuel burn in the cruise for a A109E P&W 206C engines. I've looked at the RFM and can find nothing.
The new fuel requirements...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2013, 23:29
Replies: 808
Views: 544,688
Posted By McGowan

I have always been a huge fan of the Bell...

I have always been a huge fan of the Bell product. Pity I don't fly them any more.
Looking at this one my first impression was "I wouldn't like to have to replace that big arsed windscreen". And the...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2013, 11:33
Replies: 102
Views: 35,878
Posted By McGowan

EC130 notes

Does anyone have any training notes on the EC130B4.
Just been going through the flight manual and feel that there isn't enough information on how thing actually work.
I find that I want to know a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2012, 23:41
Replies: 700
Views: 228,054
Posted By McGowan

On a less dangerous note, how many 109E or S...

On a less dangerous note, how many 109E or S operators have had problems with the passenger step actuator. Ours failed the other day and have been quoted A$18.5k to replace it.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2012, 00:34
Replies: 20
Views: 4,047
Posted By McGowan

Lazyboy recliner in front of my 64 inch tele. ...

Lazyboy recliner in front of my 64 inch tele.
Must have the massage seat set on low (or I go to sleep too quickly).
:}
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2012, 07:24
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By McGowan

Didn't even know that it existed. Must have...

Didn't even know that it existed.

Must have been well advertised and staffed.........................:D
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2011, 00:13
Replies: 53
Views: 19,380
Posted By McGowan

So looking at the presentation, not much...

So looking at the presentation, not much different to the B3, only one less passenger......................

And I wonder how much bigger the price tag......
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2011, 02:23
Replies: 53
Views: 19,380
Posted By McGowan

I'll bite, what is an AS350B3E?????

I'll bite, what is an AS350B3E?????
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2011, 19:56
Replies: 34
Views: 9,738
Posted By McGowan

Bolkow, doesn't matter how old or how many times...

Bolkow, doesn't matter how old or how many times I see that passage, my heart goes out to those that were there and those who stayed. True heroes, each and every one of them. Not the "heroes" the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2011, 23:49
Replies: 102
Views: 35,878
Posted By McGowan

EBCAU, agree with you. We recently took bought...

EBCAU, agree with you. We recently took bought one and I now have about 70 or so hours in it.
A good machine for us, private ops, and does it comfortably.
But 7 up and full fuel, not unless 6 of...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Sep 2011, 11:11
Replies: 24
Views: 5,387
Posted By McGowan

Unhappy If they have a police helicopter, call it what it...

If they have a police helicopter, call it what it is, the "Gold Coast" or "Brisbane" police helicopter.
Down here in nsw you don't see our polair very far away from Sydney. They certainly don't get...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2011, 00:45
Replies: 20
Views: 2,879
Posted By McGowan

still happy in the seat

Just over 21 years with a licence and still enjoy the job. I have been lucky in the things I've done and the people I've met.
I have managed to try most things that can be done with a helicopter,...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2011, 00:19
Replies: 15
Views: 7,695
Posted By McGowan

Check your facts regarding the survivor

Check your facts regarding the survivor
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2011, 08:47
Replies: 23
Views: 4,905
Posted By McGowan

rotorrookie, what 109 are you flying that only...

rotorrookie, what 109 are you flying that only uses 350lb/hr (159kg/hr)
Ours (A109E) goes through at least 220kg/hr.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2010, 21:26
Replies: 31
Views: 12,005
Posted By McGowan

I no long fly the R44 type, but I was wondering...

I no long fly the R44 type, but I was wondering if the shut down includes turning the hydraulics off. If not, why were they off for the start?

The only hydraulic R44 I've been in was when they...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2010, 00:31
Replies: 18
Views: 3,392
Posted By McGowan

Kind of reluctant to enter this debate but here...

Kind of reluctant to enter this debate but here goes.
If a CBD heliport is to be of any use it must be in the CBD, not on the other side of the harbour. The last thing the punter wants is a two...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2010, 22:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By McGowan

Silly question, but what makes the Garmin better...

Silly question, but what makes the Garmin better than the Sagem???????
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2010, 20:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By McGowan

EC130 and Sagem

Does anybody currently fly an EC130 with the Sagem screens in it.
Boss has bought one and having the Sagem stuff fitted and am wondering how it will look and perform. Does it have any doubling up of...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2010, 06:47
Replies: 23
Views: 11,088
Posted By McGowan

I fly an AS350D2 with the Sagem glass stuff in...

I fly an AS350D2 with the Sagem glass stuff in it. I have a number of issues with it. Main things are the number of ways that information is displayed.
Tape with the pointer fixed - airspeed and...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2009, 01:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By McGowan

I also understand that there were 3 skycranes...

I also understand that there were 3 skycranes sitting at YSBK while Victoria burned on that weekend.
So much for "doing all that is required".
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2009, 10:27
Replies: 27
Views: 4,093
Posted By McGowan

I spent a month there last year. Loved every...

I spent a month there last year.
Loved every minute of with the exception of the two days I couldn't be more than three steps away from the toilet. Worst case of the poops I've every had, ate...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2008, 05:47
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By McGowan

Would it be the same way N, VH and G and all of...

Would it be the same way N, VH and G and all of the others can operate in any country. Surely they can't say that you can't fly anything in a country unless it's registered there. Make it a bit hard...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2008, 14:42
Replies: 29
Views: 3,648
Posted By McGowan

Cost of "No"

If you end up in a situation where you need to bring your passengers attention to the fact that what they want you to do isn't safe, ask them to ring their insurance company and have your...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2008, 06:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By McGowan

Bogdan the turnip boy.......................

Bogdan the turnip boy.......................
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2008, 00:48
Replies: 28
Views: 8,408
Posted By McGowan

Footage was taken by the wife of one of the...

Footage was taken by the wife of one of the passengers.
Certainly didn't shine a good light on the pilot....................
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