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Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2020, 17:51
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By rotorspeed

Thanks Frenchrotorhead. It may or may not apply...

Thanks Frenchrotorhead. It may or may not apply here, but actually being heavy with reduced power reserves certainly increases the risks of operating in poor vis conditions, particularly at low...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2020, 22:52
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By rotorspeed

Not familiar with the exact numbers, but 6 POB in...

Not familiar with the exact numbers, but 6 POB in a presumably a SAR equipped EC135 with say even 30 mins of usable fuel sounds (a) close to MTOM and (b) not leave much power reserve for 1750m...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2020, 19:44
Replies: 31
Views: 4,761
Posted By rotorspeed

Firstly this should serve as a reminder as to why...

Firstly this should serve as a reminder as to why passengers should not be left to get in and out of a helicopter with rotors running unless they have professional assistance or are very experienced....
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2020, 08:05
Replies: 33
Views: 7,685
Posted By rotorspeed

Given the modest amount of damage to the...

Given the modest amount of damage to the aircraft, and that there were no injuries, the basic cause of this surely has to be known by now. Particularly for those of us that fly 109s, the most...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 16:10
Replies: 2,610
Views: 790,638
Posted By rotorspeed

Sorry HC but I think you’re being naive here. You...

Sorry HC but I think you’re being naive here. You can’t just take exactly the same circumstances. It is the principle that matters. The wx could easily have been say 100ft base and 300m vis 1 mile...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 15:39
Replies: 2,610
Views: 790,638
Posted By rotorspeed

But HC surely the issue here is not primarily on...

But HC surely the issue here is not primarily on whether IAS or VS coupling was used - it is that the crew were supposed to be monitoring a parameter and weren’t. With AIS hold, that type of error...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 12:23
Replies: 2,610
Views: 790,638
Posted By rotorspeed

It has been interesting to read of the recent...

It has been interesting to read of the recent debate here, which broadly agrees that the crew made the mistake(s) that caused the accident, but differs on who was to mainly to blame. It seems HC...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 22:56
Replies: 550
Views: 448,710
Posted By rotorspeed

This was no Swiss cheese - as in a sequence of...

This was no Swiss cheese - as in a sequence of broadly reasonable actions extraordinarily lined up to exploit the unlikely weaknesses in each to cause an accident. There was major incompetence at...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 20:50
Replies: 550
Views: 448,710
Posted By rotorspeed

Couldn’t agree more Crab. There should have been...

Couldn’t agree more Crab. There should have been nothing difficult about that departure had the pilots had the ability to “fly the just f***ing aircraft“, as you put it so well. They clearly were...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2020, 10:20
Replies: 550
Views: 448,710
Posted By rotorspeed

The bottom line of this is that there were two...

The bottom line of this is that there were two pilots neither of whom were competent for the task. It seems there were two fundamental failings; firstly neither could hand fly (a stabilised...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2020, 12:23
Replies: 1,868
Views: 1,142,877
Posted By rotorspeed

Indeed, Blacksod, 10nm east, was. But the...

Indeed, Blacksod, 10nm east, was. But the question still remains as to why the crew thought being at 200ft in poor vis at night, for a 10nm approach to Blacksod, was the best method.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2019, 20:44
Replies: 41
Views: 18,716
Posted By rotorspeed

Now I wonder what the comments might have been...

Now I wonder what the comments might have been had this been a PPL thrill seeking and trying to impress his pax?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2019, 22:36
Replies: 205
Views: 132,215
Posted By rotorspeed

If tanks don’t get topped, run down to a warning...

If tanks don’t get topped, run down to a warning light, or even more unlikely drained, one is surely not going to know whether the gauge readings are accurate. I guess in a police role with with...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 08:04
Replies: 65
Views: 19,316
Posted By rotorspeed

I suspect this will prove to be yet another...

I suspect this will prove to be yet another accident when the aircraft has failed to be carefully and progressively flown from the moment the collective is lifted from the bottom stop, to returning...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2019, 23:28
Replies: 550
Views: 448,710
Posted By rotorspeed

And wreckage found 1.2 miles away from the...

And wreckage found 1.2 miles away from the departure site doesn’t sound to me like LOC soon after TDP and before Vy was established - the critical time if ground refs were lost before stabilising...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2019, 18:26
Replies: 550
Views: 448,710
Posted By rotorspeed

Whilst I appreciate that the ability to maintain...

Whilst I appreciate that the ability to maintain a given heading/track fine tolerance is important in certain IMC departures, mainly runway, surely no-one here can actually think this is particularly...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 10:09
Replies: 550
Views: 448,710
Posted By rotorspeed

I do find it hard to believe this was basically...

I do find it hard to believe this was basically pilot error through disorientation. Surely for these two highly experienced presumably IR pilots, it should not have been a big deal? Ok it was...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2019, 20:57
Replies: 65
Views: 23,613
Posted By rotorspeed

Surely the fact that one needs to pull...

Surely the fact that one needs to pull substantial power to go around at the bottom of an aborted ILS should be pretty obvious? Quite frankly if itís not, a pilot should lose his IR until...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 11:03
Replies: 65
Views: 23,613
Posted By rotorspeed

Strange one here. Be key to know what runway they...

Strange one here. Be key to know what runway they were using and approach they were on. Not familiar with KBRD but seems there is an ILS on 23 and 34, and an RNAV on 05. N11NM was a 109S, so not the...
25th Jan 2019, 11:31
Replies: 2,157
Views: 2,660,414
Posted By rotorspeed

I suspect there are a number of people who have...

I suspect there are a number of people who have substantial responsibility for this reckless flight that should never have happened. Whoever actually suggested and promoted this flight to Sala has...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2018, 18:55
Replies: 37
Views: 12,243
Posted By rotorspeed

Or better SAS, (or less worse!) diverted just 2...

Or better SAS, (or less worse!) diverted just 2 miles north to be over the lights of Calvario town and then picked up the autoroute for a bit, for better VFR refs. But let's face it, this flight was...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2018, 13:25
Replies: 1,208
Views: 589,849
Posted By rotorspeed

For those with a good engineering understanding...

For those with a good engineering understanding of this failure, would the tail rotor have been harder to turn by hand than normal, pre-flight, given the breakdown of this bearing? Obviously not...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2018, 16:45
Replies: 27
Views: 5,960
Posted By rotorspeed

Given reasonable volume, it’s hard to believe...

Given reasonable volume, it’s hard to believe such systems need to cost $90k, if that’s correct for an AS350/H125. Surely there is something that can be a lot safer than the ? say $9k plastic tank...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2018, 09:16
Replies: 33
Views: 3,412
Posted By rotorspeed

Again Bravo73’s 5km and 1000ft cloudbase is a...

Again Bravo73’s 5km and 1000ft cloudbase is a good start, but be very careful where this is taken from, especially when flying around hilly terrain. Check the elevation of the ground at least 10nm...
4th Aug 2018, 19:01
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By rotorspeed

Markos I think you might check your numbers...

Markos

I think you might check your numbers ref the viability of 5 pax to 1000nm in this. Piper's own data claims 1200nm at fast cruise 274 kts, so let's say in the real world that's 1000nm at...
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