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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2017, 07:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By Revolutionary

*Sigh* Ok. This was many years ago so admittedly...

*Sigh* Ok. This was many years ago so admittedly the details may be fuzzy but this was the owner of the place who took me up to the rooftop to show me his helipad. It was a helipad alright but not...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2017, 01:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By Revolutionary

Ah, Tanzania and helicopters... If you ever...

Ah, Tanzania and helicopters...

If you ever find yourself in the skies over Dar, there's a helipad on the roof of the Holiday Inn but don't land there! It was the brainchild of the hotel's owners...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2016, 21:19
Replies: 858
Views: 719,916
Posted By Revolutionary

twisted wrench, thanks, looks like CHC will be in...

twisted wrench, thanks, looks like CHC will be in relatively good shape financially when all is said and done. That still leaves the very good points brought up in the HeliHub article on where to go...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2016, 04:06
Replies: 858
Views: 719,916
Posted By Revolutionary

Am I getting this right? CHC is borrowing another...

Am I getting this right? CHC is borrowing another $300 million? That'll be the germ of the next bankruptcy then, I guess.

Seriously, I'm delighted to see CHC still alive and kicking, and on better...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2016, 03:37
Replies: 3
Views: 2,577
Posted By Revolutionary

yeah but what a base!

yeah but what a base!
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2016, 12:13
Replies: 4
Views: 2,999
Posted By Revolutionary

I'll go ahead and state the obvious: that's...

I'll go ahead and state the obvious:

that's not a Robbie.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2016, 13:38
Replies: 595
Views: 182,815
Posted By Revolutionary

And why would they? It may be complex but it...

And why would they? It may be complex but it works just fine.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2016, 15:18
Replies: 595
Views: 182,815
Posted By Revolutionary

It has no bearing at all on this incident but I...

It has no bearing at all on this incident but I feel it is only fair to point out that while an expat commander gets paid big the bucks, a Nigerian commander gets paid the slightly smaller bucks.
8th Sep 2015, 18:27
Replies: 80
Views: 60,269
Posted By Revolutionary

Janet serious are you?

Janet serious are you?
7th Sep 2015, 22:13
Replies: 80
Views: 60,269
Posted By Revolutionary

As African ATC goes, Dakar is actually pretty...

As African ATC goes, Dakar is actually pretty decent.

Regardless, you would expect both aircraft to have a functioning TCAS.

Off topic perhaps but CEIBA is notorious for not sticking to their...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2015, 01:33
Replies: 137
Views: 24,996
Posted By Revolutionary

chopper 2004, that's a pretty chilling video to...

chopper 2004, that's a pretty chilling video to watch. I commend the pilot for being open and upfront about the whole episode. One thing that struck me was his reference to an apparent unreliable...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2015, 17:36
Replies: 1,299
Views: 273,728
Posted By Revolutionary

Hmmm, I had not thought of the mag brake as a...

Hmmm, I had not thought of the mag brake as a suspect. I will discuss with the engineers. Cheers,
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2015, 21:20
Replies: 1,299
Views: 273,728
Posted By Revolutionary

Thanks Flint and Twisted for your advice. Our...

Thanks Flint and Twisted for your advice. Our engineers have gone through the T/R linkage over the past couple of days, checking the cable tension and any potential hangup spots but have come up...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2015, 12:41
Replies: 1,299
Views: 273,728
Posted By Revolutionary

Hi Flint, Thanks for your quick response. I...

Hi Flint,

Thanks for your quick response. I know what you're saying: there may be just a hint of feedback when flown sporty perhaps but with this aircraft it's very pronounced even with minor...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2015, 15:58
Replies: 1,299
Views: 273,728
Posted By Revolutionary

Collective to yaw coupling felt in controls

Hello all,

Am flying an S76 again after some time away from Sikorskys. One of our two aircraft has noticable feedback from one control to the other, i.e. the collective moves when pushing pedal...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2014, 17:39
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By Revolutionary

Cameron was a true adventurer and all around good...

Cameron was a true adventurer and all around good guy; curious, athletic and a gifted artist. Not content to sit on the couch he brought his kiteboarding kit to Mozambique -making him probably the...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2010, 22:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,837
Posted By Revolutionary

Quick and dirty translation of the above...

Quick and dirty translation of the above referenced article:

A helicopter carrying five people crashed today around 13:00 near North Sea Boulevard in Rotterdam.

According to police, four of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2010, 18:59
Replies: 7
Views: 2,514
Posted By Revolutionary

Yep, we've been operating using ADS-B in the Gulf...

Yep, we've been operating using ADS-B in the Gulf of Mexico for about six months now. We're only using some of the ADS-B capabilities at the moment; ADS-B-out but not ADS-B-in (e.g. we are sending a...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2010, 20:23
Replies: 26
Views: 3,956
Posted By Revolutionary

A co-worker in Arizona once had the lock come off...

A co-worker in Arizona once had the lock come off the retaining 'hook' on the collective in an AS350 whilst doing a hydraulics check on the hospital pad. With the hydraulics switched off, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Apr 2010, 20:55
Replies: 11
Views: 5,680
Posted By Revolutionary

That's a little vague old boy; kind of like...

That's a little vague old boy; kind of like showing up at a bowling alley and asking for information about 'balls'. Ask a specific question and ye shall receive a specific answer!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2010, 04:23
Replies: 487
Views: 217,969
Posted By Revolutionary

Alright so that's one 429 in service. Where are...

Alright so that's one 429 in service. Where are the other ones? Air Methods has already bailed on the remainder of their order. Has anyone else actually bought one, let alone put one in the field? Or...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2010, 01:14
Replies: 9
Views: 2,127
Posted By Revolutionary

Are you taking people in for Sunday's game?...

Are you taking people in for Sunday's game? Here's a real treat for them (and you): Burr's Berry Farm, located at 2533'56"N 8023'54"W; a little roadside shack about ten minutes South of Tamiami...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2009, 22:49
Replies: 111
Views: 12,738
Posted By Revolutionary

His excuse for lying: "I was under intense...

His excuse for lying:

"I was under intense stress as an air ambulance pilot being responsible for the crew, and the patients.

Is just classic. From now on, every time I c*ck something up, I'm...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2009, 18:00
Replies: 30
Views: 13,669
Posted By Revolutionary

Not every potential job offer in Nigeria is a...

Not every potential job offer in Nigeria is a scam. Just stick with the 'reputable' (I'm using the term loosely) Western companies like Bristow and CHC and you can be assured that there is an actual...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2009, 01:39
Replies: 10
Views: 4,205
Posted By Revolutionary

You pull one engine off line in a 100 foot hover,...

You pull one engine off line in a 100 foot hover, and if you make it to the ground in one piece it's a 'pass'. Two or more pieces and it's a 'fail'? Then you go up again and do the other one?!?
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