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7th Jul 2022, 19:54
Replies: 349
Views: 434,835
Posted By capngrog

What I meant was that certain regulations which...

What I meant was that certain regulations which would ordinarily pertain to an operation carrying passengers for hire (Parts 121 and 135) were relaxed for Living History flights; however, as you...
9th Jun 2022, 03:54
Replies: 11
Views: 3,710
Posted By capngrog

Any word on the phase of flight? There's nothing...

Any word on the phase of flight? There's nothing but sand and sage around there. A helicopter descending into sandy terrain can be a VFR into an IFR situation.

Training to realistic combat...
6th Jun 2022, 19:03
Replies: 349
Views: 434,835
Posted By capngrog

For a year or more, the severity of this accident...

For a year or more, the severity of this accident puzzled me, and how an emergency landing that "had the runway made" turned into a fatal tragedy was not adequately addressed in the NTSB Reports. ...
7th Aug 2021, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,974
Posted By capngrog

OR ... he spilled his coffee on the control...

OR ... he spilled his coffee on the control keyboard, causing magic $moke, resulting in the drone landing short in front of a local Starbucks coffee house.
27th May 2021, 19:52
Replies: 34
Views: 9,900
Posted By capngrog

The item may be coming from America, but I'll bet...

The item may be coming from America, but I'll bet that it's made in China.

Cheers,
Grog
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2021, 00:20
Replies: 23
Views: 8,248
Posted By capngrog

Yes, it has happened before. Here's a link to a...

Yes, it has happened before. Here's a link to a couple of crashes due to bambi bucket strike:

Helicopter Tail Rotor Strike from Firefighting Bucket - Aerossurance...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 13:34
Replies: 23
Views: 8,248
Posted By capngrog

Brainerd Helicopters, Inc. is based at Leesburg...

Brainerd Helicopters, Inc. is based at Leesburg International Airport (Leesburg, Florida, U.S.A.) and were the developers of the "Firehawk", which was a Blackhawk modified for fire fighting. I'm...
25th May 2021, 21:53
Replies: 19
Views: 10,020
Posted By capngrog

Do Draken keep their ejection/egress systems...

Do Draken keep their ejection/egress systems functional?

Yes, they do. They have a full ejection seat/egress systems overhaul shop at their home facility at Lakeland Linder Regional International...
24th May 2021, 19:23
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By capngrog

Here's a link to a website dedicated to...

Here's a link to a website dedicated to documentation of some 2,526 abandoned airfields in all 50 of the United States:

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields (http://www.airfields-freeman.com/)
...
6th May 2021, 05:06
Replies: 1
Views: 2,204
Posted By capngrog

Here's the FAA Notice on the problems with the...

Here's the FAA Notice on the problems with the Grumman stabilizer/elevator:

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education Grumman AA-5 & AA-1 Horizontal Stabilizer Issue
Notice Number: NOTC1827...
6th May 2021, 01:42
Replies: 1
Views: 2,204
Posted By capngrog

A Razor-close Call, Grumman AA-5

Here's a link to the Aviation Safety Network report on this close call:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/246962

Here's a video of the landing that is linked at the bottom of the ASN report:...
18th Mar 2021, 21:37
Replies: 62
Views: 15,915
Posted By capngrog

I've seen many pictures of Spitfires, but, for...

I've seen many pictures of Spitfires, but, for some reason, THAT one took my breath away.

Cheers,
Grog
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2021, 20:56
Replies: 65
Views: 10,765
Posted By capngrog

You're absolutely right! I somehow skimmed over...

You're absolutely right! I somehow skimmed over this sentence under the "Aircraft Information" section of the report: "Wreckage examination did not identify any pre-existing system malfunctions...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2021, 18:08
Replies: 65
Views: 10,765
Posted By capngrog

Possibly not pilot error?

Although I have many hours of flying IN helicopters, I have never flown one. My flight experience is limited to fixed wing only. A tail rotor failure is just another possibility.

On 22 May, 2020,...
18th Mar 2021, 17:23
Replies: 14
Views: 3,553
Posted By capngrog

According to the FAA Website, the accident...

According to the FAA Website, the accident aircraft, N236BC, although having a valid registration, did not have a current airworthiness certificate.

Here's a link:
...
18th Mar 2021, 16:46
Replies: 24
Views: 14,416
Posted By capngrog

Here's a link to the NTSB Preliminary Report on...

Here's a link to the NTSB Preliminary Report on this accident:

https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/102629/pdf

It looks like this report was released...
4th Mar 2021, 15:43
Replies: 0
Views: 883
Posted By capngrog

Let L-410 down in South Sudan - 10 fatalities

Below is a link to information appearing on the Aviation Safety Network website concerning the 02 March 2021 crash of a South Sudan Supreme Airlines Let-410 which killed both crew members and all 8...
18th Feb 2021, 19:46
Replies: 24
Views: 14,416
Posted By capngrog

Yes I agree and, if we are looking at the same...

Yes I agree and, if we are looking at the same video (the one linked below), I had the below comments in another Forum (Kathryn's).
...
15th Feb 2021, 22:51
Replies: 24
Views: 14,416
Posted By capngrog

I totally agree, but, however rare, incidents and...

I totally agree, but, however rare, incidents and accidents due to aircraft takeoff misconfiguration continue to occur. A quick search of the internet reveals several crashes that have occurred over...
15th Feb 2021, 19:39
Replies: 24
Views: 14,416
Posted By capngrog

I've watched another video of a Dassault 900 EX...

I've watched another video of a Dassault 900 EX takeoff and noted that there is considerable stabilizer nose up trim used. In the video supplied by Aviationking95, it appears that the stabilizer is...
15th Feb 2021, 19:35
Replies: 24
Views: 14,416
Posted By capngrog

Dassault Falcon 900EX crash, San Diego

This past Saturday, 13th February, 2021, a Dassault 900EX Falcon was substantially damaged when it overran the runway at KMYF (San Diego, Calif., USA) during a rejected takeoff. All three gear legs...
14th Jan 2021, 18:50
Replies: 26
Views: 9,110
Posted By capngrog

Here's a link to the video and ATC audio: ...

Here's a link to the video and ATC audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkJ_I0USC0c

The pilot's "slurred" speech seems to begin just a few minutes after takeoff, when he started to descend,...
13th Jan 2021, 23:43
Replies: 21
Views: 5,657
Posted By capngrog

It's fortunate that there was no post impact...

It's fortunate that there was no post impact fire. Fuel starvation ... maybe?

Regards,
Grog
12th Jan 2021, 16:09
Replies: 26
Views: 9,110
Posted By capngrog

Here's some data from Flight Aware. It looks...

Here's some data from Flight Aware. It looks like a gradual right turn developed into a tight spiraling descent, resulting in a high speed impact.

I'm unable to post the actual visuals, but...
12th Jan 2021, 15:49
Replies: 21
Views: 5,657
Posted By capngrog

It appears (to me anyway) that engine no.2 was...

It appears (to me anyway) that engine no.2 was feathered prior to impact, which indicates to me that the pilot had some time to deal with the emergency. Of course, in accidents of this nature, there...
12th Jan 2021, 15:20
Replies: 872
Views: 905,756
Posted By capngrog

Would pilot knowledge of the existence of...

Would pilot knowledge of the existence of recording of parameters nos. 27 & 28 tend to reduce enthusiasm for hand flying approaches? Would it be outside the realm of practicality for airline...
11th Jan 2021, 16:06
Replies: 26
Views: 9,110
Posted By capngrog

Here's a link to the Kathryn's Report on the...

Here's a link to the Kathryn's Report on the crash which has some video and more information:

Kathryn's Report: Cessna Citation 560: N3RB / N561EJ...
11th Jan 2021, 16:04
Replies: 26
Views: 9,110
Posted By capngrog

Fatality Accident Cessna 560 Citation V

Here's a link to the Aviation Safety Network report on the crash near Pine Grove, Oregon, USA on 09 January, 2021. The aircraft left quite an impressive impact crater, and both people aboard are...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2021, 05:02
Replies: 46
Views: 20,317
Posted By capngrog

I at first thought that it may have been a vortex...

I at first thought that it may have been a vortex ring state event due to the surrounding buildings; however, in the video, I didn't see any settling of the helicopter as it was picking up the load....
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2021, 21:15
Replies: 20
Views: 11,655
Posted By capngrog

It looks like some sort of problem with the...

It looks like some sort of problem with the forward gearbox (as I state the obvious), but that's about the extent of my knowledge about helicopters.

I'm glad everyone is safe and apparently...
31st Dec 2020, 16:43
Replies: 349
Views: 434,835
Posted By capngrog

rnzoli; I think that you have written an...

rnzoli;

I think that you have written an excellent description of what happens to an organization that has achieved the status of a "Sacred Cow". That organization (or person) is viewed as being...
30th Dec 2020, 00:45
Replies: 349
Views: 434,835
Posted By capngrog

I agree that it would be quite possible that the...

I agree that it would be quite possible that the Pilot Flying ("Mac"), could have inadvertently moved the throttles forward. While it is just speculation on my part, I think the pilot had his hands...
28th Dec 2020, 00:24
Replies: 349
Views: 434,835
Posted By capngrog

I agree with Scott Purdue in the above video,...

I agree with Scott Purdue in the above video, that the big question is: "Why wasn't the power cut when the airplane hit the approach lights?" The airplane was apparently at the point of stall when...
14th Dec 2020, 05:17
Replies: 34
Views: 17,108
Posted By capngrog

'Tis a fine line indeed, between bravery and...

'Tis a fine line indeed, between bravery and stupidity. I think I'll go with stupidity with respect to this incident.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2020, 23:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,333
Posted By capngrog

Nice story; however, the aircraft shown into...

Nice story; however, the aircraft shown into which the helicopter is being loaded/unloaded is a C-46, not a C-54.

Cheers,
Grog
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