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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2019, 18:15
Replies: 24
Views: 3,279
Posted By JimEli

Frankenhawks...

Frankenhawks (https://customerportal.sikorsky.com/PublicPortal/HSI/brochures/H60_AtoL_Upgrade.pdf)
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2019, 13:32
Replies: 15
Views: 4,063
Posted By JimEli

Who benefits from a 12-hour work shift?

Who benefits from a 12-hour work shift?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2019, 13:51
Replies: 17
Views: 5,434
Posted By JimEli

I just received this in email. United...

I just received this in email.

United -States Helicopter Safety Team-Monthly Report (July 2019)
Notice Number: NOTC9585
As of: 12 Jul 2019

Did “YOU” Know?

In the past decade 2013 was the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2019, 01:46
Replies: 434
Views: 340,831
Posted By JimEli

The law of primacy? Poor crew is probably scared...

The law of primacy? Poor crew is probably scared to death of low viz night departures...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2019, 13:18
Replies: 50
Views: 20,441
Posted By JimEli

Thank you for the text book definition of...

Thank you for the text book definition of settling with power.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2019, 00:20
Replies: 50
Views: 20,441
Posted By JimEli

Vortex Ring State (VRS) is a condition where the...

Vortex Ring State (VRS) is a condition where the rotor ingests it's own vortices (over simplification). During powered flight the airflow moves through the rotor system from above to below. When...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2019, 13:26
Replies: 434
Views: 340,831
Posted By JimEli

Why would the FAA be unhappy?

Why would the FAA be unhappy?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2019, 22:08
Replies: 144
Views: 84,819
Posted By JimEli

He might have been a moderately experienced...

He might have been a moderately experienced pilot, without an instrument rating attempting to operate in weather categorically classified as IFR (below MVFR). I don't believe anyone has ever...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2019, 14:53
Replies: 17
Views: 5,434
Posted By JimEli

From USHST June Report...

From USHST June Report (http://ushst.org/Portals/0/USHST%20Safety%20Report%2020190606.pdf):
...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2019, 22:05
Replies: 65
Views: 20,042
Posted By JimEli

I just completed a very quick review of all NTSB...

I just completed a very quick review of all NTSB database EMS helicopter accidents for the period you stated. I found 2 accidents attributed to IIMC while either on the outbound leg for patient...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2019, 01:34
Replies: 65
Views: 20,042
Posted By JimEli

IMHO, the EMS SPIFR community is an accident...

IMHO, the EMS SPIFR community is an accident waiting to happen. It’s hard to believe, in such a high workload environment with very little room for error, operators and the FAA do not demand...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 21:27
Replies: 144
Views: 84,819
Posted By JimEli

I don't believe its hard to explain at all....

I don't believe its hard to explain at all. Incapacitating Spatial Disorientation, where a pilot knows that he is disoriented but fails or is incapable of taking the proper corrective action. Maybe a...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 17:02
Replies: 65
Views: 20,042
Posted By JimEli

Under typical OpSpecs, I don’t think executing...

Under typical OpSpecs, I don’t think executing the GPS RWY 5 was legal given the weather, without an approach light system. However, it is usually allowed a straight-in reduction of visibility/RVR by...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 16:53
Replies: 65
Views: 20,042
Posted By JimEli

Absent a limitation, why decouple simply because...

Absent a limitation, why decouple simply because the runway environment is in sight? Especially in low IFR conditions.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2019, 20:45
Replies: 65
Views: 20,042
Posted By JimEli

That would be just beyond the GS antenna, facing...

That would be just beyond the GS antenna, facing the opposite direction.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2019, 16:31
Replies: 65
Views: 20,042
Posted By JimEli

Agreed. The transition from instruments/IMC to...

Agreed. The transition from instruments/IMC to visual landing at night at/near ILS mins, is one of the most challenging maneuvers of IFR flight. The high intensity of the approach light system and...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2019, 13:57
Replies: 65
Views: 20,042
Posted By JimEli

Via my quick check, wx was sufficient to file/fly...

Via my quick check, wx was sufficient to file/fly the ILS with clear condition alternates within 30 minutes. Note my total speculation on this, did they complete the ILS and attempt a transition to...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2019, 13:26
Replies: 144
Views: 84,819
Posted By JimEli

Incapacitating Spatial Disorientation

Incapacitating Spatial Disorientation
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2019, 18:59
Replies: 58
Views: 23,956
Posted By JimEli

Its simple. Design choice/compromise causes...

Its simple. Design choice/compromise causes insufficient TR authority (LTA) which leads to higher susceptibility to LTE. A quick search of the NTSB database reveals that only 2 production helicopters...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2019, 16:54
Replies: 58
Views: 23,956
Posted By JimEli

Sad, that this day and age, a 2 year old, empty...

Sad, that this day and age, a 2 year old, empty aircraft, at sea level, can't handle:

KTEB 151851Z 29010G16KT 10SM FEW070 21/05 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP087
KEWR 151851Z 27014G18KT 10SM SCT070 22/04...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2019, 19:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By JimEli

Unless you're looking at a very old B3 RFM, it...

Unless you're looking at a very old B3 RFM, it should be located at 2.5.5. Versions of the B3-2B RFM did not contain the limitation.

"A minimum of two adequate radio/audio headsets shall be...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2019, 13:22
Replies: 40
Views: 12,457
Posted By JimEli

Thanks for the correction wrench1.

Thanks for the correction wrench1.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2019, 00:54
Replies: 40
Views: 12,457
Posted By JimEli

The FAA NPRM simply proposed that the flight data...

The FAA NPRM simply proposed that the flight data monitoring system “would be required to capture data according to a broadly defined set of parameters including information pertaining to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2019, 13:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,873
Posted By JimEli

Thanks RVDT. The FSI simulator and documents...

Thanks RVDT.

The FSI simulator and documents reflect an actual serial numbered aircraft. It’s my belief that was a PHI P2+ with a Metro SPIFR modification. The RFM for the aircraft containing the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2019, 13:34
Replies: 40
Views: 12,457
Posted By JimEli

However per FAR 135.607, as of 4/23/2018, an...

However per FAR 135.607, as of 4/23/2018, an "approved" Flight Data Monitoring System is required.
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