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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2014, 21:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,608
Posted By Geoff Williams

Yes you can, we did it in the ACN/CHC days. The...

Yes you can, we did it in the ACN/CHC days. The OGP companies required it for aeromedical purposes. IFR of course. It was based on the weather reports at both the destination and at PHC. No different...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2013, 23:55
Replies: 17
Views: 3,562
Posted By Geoff Williams

Category of operations for EMS

How many current Aussie EMS operators don't mandate in their Ops Manual that their EMS operations are conducted under the CHTR category? Ours always has.

The patient(s) we all carry normally have...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2013, 23:01
Replies: 6
Views: 2,202
Posted By Geoff Williams

Applying the ground power is the cause

The NATO connector that is on the 206 is specially designed with the control pin being shorter than the 2 high current pins. This is to ensure that the power is there before any control circuits are...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2012, 23:27
Replies: 11
Views: 4,322
Posted By Geoff Williams

Wire detection

I have often wondered the feasibility of the power generation companies inducing an RF coded signal into its distribution systems that could be detected by a suitable airborne receiver, much like...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2011, 00:11
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,729,250
Posted By Geoff Williams

Remembering old times at ACN

Ah..good to see a recent picture of NAF Base. Is it still "Charlie Papa". Noted 'new' hangar on the left.

Had some good times there with a really good bunch of blokes. Nice new C+'s to fly there...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2010, 12:40
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,729,250
Posted By Geoff Williams

Soggy

Gees BE well done. I hope you continue to enjoy your involvement with the industry well into the future. Good to see you were not just cut adrift.

Say hi to all my mates still there.

All the...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2009, 02:30
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,729,250
Posted By Geoff Williams

Capt. Bob

Just read of your retirement Bob. Congratulations mate and enjoy your time in relax mode for many years.

Enjoyed working with you at ACN for all those years. One of fellas in the gentlemen...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2008, 02:22
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Geoff Williams

Fault finding

Finding the source of unwanted audio signals heard in the phones needs to be systematic. You may be fortunate that the "noise" is present all the time which makes pinning down its source a lot...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2007, 23:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By Geoff Williams

WW Only seen/flown one example of the 365N...

WW

Only seen/flown one example of the 365N Sperry. It's data transducers are slighlty different from other 7000 installations, for example the S76B. The ALT PRE and baro info is supplied from the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2007, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By Geoff Williams

WW The 356N has an American STC for the...

WW

The 356N has an American STC for the installation of the Sperry 7000 auto pilot. This is a common type of AP for the period, fitted to types like S76, BK117 and others, and the functions are as...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2006, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By Geoff Williams

SIM caution

I have to agree that sims are a great tool for practicing systems emergencies and procedural stuff. But… a word of caution. As has been said they are not real aircraft. And as good as the techo guys...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2006, 13:06
Replies: 68
Views: 11,445
Posted By Geoff Williams

Spinwing….yep, that’s always a possibility. I...

Spinwing….yep, that’s always a possibility. I would like to think that anyone who is in a position to hold a CP IR is also in an approved training environment as per Reg 217 and similar. They would...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2006, 12:25
Replies: 68
Views: 11,445
Posted By Geoff Williams

CYHeli…The limiting factor for multi crewing on...

CYHeli…The limiting factor for multi crewing on EMS is the weight penalty. SPRS even more so with an already very heavy L III. For mission reasons a crewy, or down the wire person, and another crewy...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2006, 10:54
Replies: 68
Views: 11,445
Posted By Geoff Williams

Life will be good if you stick at it

Of course in the land down under we’ve had a co-pilot instrument rating for a number of years (not ICAO recognised). Pass the IREX, fly an NDB approach and you’ve got one. Continue to gather another...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2006, 11:11
Replies: 32
Views: 4,022
Posted By Geoff Williams

Low Flying "endorsement"

rotaryman - technically you are very correct.

There are provisions in the CAO's, namely 29.10 appendix 1 sub-section 3. This is a syllabus of training required for the mustering rating. This is...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2006, 11:11
Replies: 887
Views: 170,971
Posted By Geoff Williams

Low Flying "endorsement"

rotaryman - technically you are very correct.

There are provisions in the CAO's, namely 29.10 appendix 1 sub-section 3. This is a syllabus of training required for the mustering rating. This is...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2006, 07:29
Replies: 358
Views: 52,992
Posted By Geoff Williams

Headsets

Choice of headset is a bit like which car do you like, a very much personal thing. We have both Bose and the DC ANR sets and whilst I prefer the Bose there are good and bad points for each type.
As...
10th Feb 2006, 10:37
Replies: 22
Views: 4,121
Posted By Geoff Williams

Media Helicopter Pilots

Whilst I haven’t been media flying for some years now, I remember the imposition of arbitrary TRA's, especially by local police, as a regular topic I had with Police Media Liaison as a Chief Pilot....
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2005, 19:09
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By Geoff Williams

Ah so that's who it was. I was in the...

Ah so that's who it was.

I was in the company 73 that negotiated its port wing past your N, winging my home for Chrissy.

Pretty orange suits.;)
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2005, 17:19
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,729,250
Posted By Geoff Williams

Oh Ok then, I'll stay. :D

Oh Ok then, I'll stay.

:D
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2005, 06:20
Replies: 887
Views: 170,971
Posted By Geoff Williams

Now is your time

To neat12 and others like you, there has been no better time in my memory of my 30+ years of flying, to consider becoming a helicopter pilot. The company I work for overseas on a 6/6 week touring...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2005, 09:49
Replies: 777
Views: 74,606
Posted By Geoff Williams

Rolls Royce CEB A-72-3272 refers: The max....

Rolls Royce CEB A-72-3272 refers:

The max. cont. Nr/N2 RPM is 107.2% with trainsients allowed up to 112.7 for a max. of 15 seconds. Maintenance action is required for transients of 112.7% and...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2005, 09:49
Replies: 1,299
Views: 278,211
Posted By Geoff Williams

Rolls Royce CEB A-72-3272 refers: The max....

Rolls Royce CEB A-72-3272 refers:

The max. cont. Nr/N2 RPM is 107.2% with trainsients allowed up to 112.7 for a max. of 15 seconds. Maintenance action is required for transients of 112.7% and...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2005, 11:08
Replies: 1,274
Views: 434,870
Posted By Geoff Williams

Before you start pulling the engine down, check...

Before you start pulling the engine down, check you have the right graph. If you have a particle separator fitted, there is another graph in the applicable RFM supplement.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2005, 11:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Geoff Williams

There is reason to be mindful of the ATO's...

There is reason to be mindful of the ATO's legislation on this issue. It is "plainly" (NOT) set out in Section 23 AG of the Act.

One important thing to note.


Subsection 23AG(6) of the ITAA...
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