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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2022, 19:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,137
Posted By Non-PC Plod

All 3 big operators in the kingdom seem to be...

All 3 big operators in the kingdom seem to be transitioning to GACA licensing. ( which at the moment is a cut and paste from FAA part 61, but apparently there is a move towards mirroring the EASA...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2022, 19:31
Replies: 150
Views: 24,927
Posted By Non-PC Plod

SASless - the red item is a gang bar, which...

SASless - the red item is a gang bar, which allows you to switch off the batt master and 2 generators together in a one-er. Its not a gate. You are correct that the master switch needs to be on in...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2022, 08:40
Replies: 150
Views: 24,927
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Well, if they were dealing with a fixed...

Well, if they were dealing with a fixed collective pitch setting: Respect!
An interesting exercise in the FFS- not something you want to try in a real machine!!
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Sep 2022, 18:50
Replies: 150
Views: 24,927
Posted By Non-PC Plod

For sure, you can move the ECLs manually - they...

For sure, you can move the ECLs manually - they have a mechanical link. I am having trouble understanding the "couldnt stop it with full down collective" description. Surely, if the collective is...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2022, 20:53
Replies: 200
Views: 82,276
Posted By Non-PC Plod

You are looking at it the wrong way - It has...

You are looking at it the wrong way - It has fixed wings , which is makes it much more efficient in the cruise than a helicopter. So, its not that it is inefficient hovering, it is instead more...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2022, 07:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,721
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I think, by the reference to part-135, we are...

I think, by the reference to part-135, we are talking an FAA operation.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2022, 08:00
Replies: 23
Views: 7,554
Posted By Non-PC Plod

It seems to flare, but rate of descent if...

It seems to flare, but rate of descent if anything increases in the last second.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2022, 18:46
Replies: 88
Views: 15,639
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Goes to show - the strategy to save money by...

Goes to show - the strategy to save money by skimping on pilot training doesnt always work the way you intend...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 13:18
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By Non-PC Plod

That is a strange one - maybe if you could check...

That is a strange one - maybe if you could check the generator loads just before take-off in the 2 different situations, and see if there is a significant difference? It may be ( like you seem to be...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2021, 08:38
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Dont worry, I am not confused - I have spoken...

Dont worry, I am not confused - I have spoken face to face with the experts who wrote the RFM, and I have found the reference which they included to make their intentions clear.
My conscience is...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2021, 14:52
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

A flight can only meet Cat A requirements if you...

A flight can only meet Cat A requirements if you : meet the CAT A Weight/Altitude/Temp requirements; the engine power assurance check is acceptable; you fly a Cat A profile for T/O & landing.
If you...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2021, 14:05
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Of course - no argument. But if the...

Of course - no argument. But if the documentation isnt 100% explicit, (as in this case about what is regarded as an acceptable environment for Cat A OEI training) you can ask for clarification from...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2021, 06:57
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I think you are missing something - The authors...

I think you are missing something - The authors of the RFM say you cannot use it like that!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2021, 16:24
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Winnie - my point from the outset. So, you have...

Winnie - my point from the outset.
So, you have to find a way to simulate an engine failure that doesnt use the OEI training switch. EG, you could make a crunching noise, and say " for exercise,...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2021, 22:04
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

JB 123 - The problem is that the test pilots who...

JB 123 - The problem is that the test pilots who write the RFM say you cant do it. Therefore, if you do it, you are operating outside of the OEM certification.
Gypsymagpie - exactly as you say. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2021, 13:45
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

You can argue how you like, but the test pilots...

You can argue how you like, but the test pilots say you cannot use the OEI trg switch.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2021, 12:25
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I guess you can still stop the collective moving...

I guess you can still stop the collective moving up, even if coupled. The FD just wont necessarily achieve the reference vertical speed.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2021, 11:52
Replies: 32
Views: 4,589
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Aw139 IFR skill test/prof check

I recently had an answer to a problem which has been troubling me for a number of years as a TRE, which I wanted to share with the community as I expect ( and hope) it will receive some interest....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 08:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By Non-PC Plod

With unknowns, its always safest to use the worst...

With unknowns, its always safest to use the worst case scenario - so assume it happens every time.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 08:09
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Not just the stresses from the low Nr, but also...

Not just the stresses from the low Nr, but also remember the very sudden Nr acceleration you get if the Nr droops too low, and the OEI training mode drops out.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2021, 17:24
Replies: 18
Views: 4,980
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Boat transfer?

Boat transfer?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2021, 17:20
Replies: 30
Views: 6,786
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I dont think I have seen a helicopter radalt...

I dont think I have seen a helicopter radalt thats works above 2000' AGL. I am guessing because they are subject to error above this sort of value. Radalt unreliability is not uncommon for all sorts...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2021, 17:06
Replies: 68
Views: 11,994
Posted By Non-PC Plod

There is always argument to be had in this forum...

There is always argument to be had in this forum about risk, and it is often focused on the old single vs twin thing. The fact is, every pilot and every operation has his/its own individual...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2021, 07:06
Replies: 21
Views: 2,831
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Crab - we are on the same songsheet. When I am...

Crab - we are on the same songsheet. When I am teaching NVG, I try to get people to understand that unless you are in some tactical environment that precludes it, you want to use all the white light...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2021, 07:41
Replies: 21
Views: 2,831
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Crab - I agree, but I would also say NVG flying...

Crab - I agree, but I would also say NVG flying is a blend of 3 visual scans, which vary in proportion to the conditions outside:
1. Looking outside through the goggles
2. Looking outside not...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 08:46
Replies: 68
Views: 11,994
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Risk assessment must have been done - he was...

Risk assessment must have been done - he was wearing a helmet! :-]
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2021, 16:44
Replies: 40
Views: 7,678
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Where are the moderators? This thread is all...

Where are the moderators? This thread is all getting a bit puerile.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 07:04
Replies: 40
Views: 7,678
Posted By Non-PC Plod

That should make the pilot a hero in the media...

That should make the pilot a hero in the media then! (Pity there wasnt a nearby school to miss too)
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2021, 09:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By Non-PC Plod

I wonder if he gets royalties for the public...

I wonder if he gets royalties for the public performance of his work?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2021, 09:33
Replies: 16
Views: 4,719
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Yes, there are a few with Maltese accreditation. ...

Yes, there are a few with Maltese accreditation. I used Dr Renouf at Exeter airport last time. I think there is a group somewhere near Bournemouth who also do EASA medicals.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2021, 10:13
Replies: 26
Views: 5,989
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Maybe if the nacelles are capable of rotating...

Maybe if the nacelles are capable of rotating slightly rearwards whilst effectively gliding with zero thrust the airflow would help deployment of the blades, which would then be capable of assisting...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2021, 09:43
Replies: 13
Views: 3,072
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Sounds familiar!

Sounds familiar!
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2021, 07:55
Replies: 13
Views: 3,072
Posted By Non-PC Plod

It was via linked-in, so I dont see the root...

It was via linked-in, so I dont see the root e-mail address. But the job title was " senior pilot recruitment consultant at CAE" I know they run an agency, which is I guess seperate from their HR...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2021, 08:46
Replies: 32
Views: 9,476
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Anyone can walk on water......for a very, very...

Anyone can walk on water......for a very, very short time!
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2021, 08:41
Replies: 13
Views: 3,072
Posted By Non-PC Plod

Latest..... Email from CAE recruiter, plus...

Latest.....
Email from CAE recruiter, plus linked in message: We are looking for someone with experience in x, y, z, with the following qualifications, blah blah, blah - if you are interested,...
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