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Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2018, 07:53
Replies: 28
Views: 5,723
Posted By henra

And how do you know that they are not asking him...

And how do you know that they are not asking him any questions?
I'm a bit puzzled that for you an existing Safety Management system manifests itself in publicly (in an internet forum) crucifying a...
20th May 2018, 11:00
Replies: 2,405
Views: 389,291
Posted By henra

Hmm, dunno. In the video you can clearly see a...

Hmm, dunno. In the video you can clearly see a second explosion quite some distance from the first big smoke plume. That smells rather like the result of an air strike.
OK, admitted an air strike...
14th May 2018, 20:16
Replies: 2,405
Views: 389,291
Posted By henra

In all honesty, anyone working in SAM Sites...

In all honesty, anyone working in SAM Sites should be clear that those are sure Death traps for all sitting in or close to them. They are always the first targets to be wiped out. And a superior...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2018, 08:19
Replies: 29
Views: 6,333
Posted By henra

If these assumptions are correct then indeed...

If these assumptions are correct then indeed those are not the standard ingredients for the typical CFIT accident.
That said, the pictures of the wreckage in the woods are really whispering CFIT....
15th Apr 2018, 12:00
Replies: 2,405
Views: 389,291
Posted By henra

With so many 'data sniffers' around they probably...

With so many 'data sniffers' around they probably kept them switched off. Not much to gain but a lot to lose. (Gaining wavelength and scan patterns of the S-400 would be invaluable and far exceed the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2018, 08:03
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

That fact really left me speechless. How on Earth...

That fact really left me speechless. How on Earth can a system that needs both hands off the controls by the pilot in a Helicopter be considered a legal Emergency Device???

I'm still completely at...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2018, 17:18
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

I doubt they will really be able to prove Airbus'...

I doubt they will really be able to prove Airbus' fault for this. I'm not aware of any FAA/EASA requirement to protect levers against free floating lines/tethers in the cabin and Pax crawling around...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2018, 11:38
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

The to be expected result of the lawsuit in this...

The to be expected result of the lawsuit in this particular case might make you re- think this position.
And I also do not want to be in the shoes of the poor pilot. Sitting on top of the wreckage...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 20:20
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

One would hope so. If that is the case for all...

One would hope so. If that is the case for all the professional photographers out there I accept your point.
Hell, me as not a professional photographer I would have refused being strapped to a...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 17:02
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

Assumed that the timing is real time? I...

Assumed that the timing is real time?
I understand that it took between 30 and 60 minutes after the crash to get them out of the water. I somehow cannot imagine it took them 26 minutes to get the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 16:14
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

So, you think had that happened to professional...

So, you think had that happened to professional photographers instead of the touris, they would have been able to free themselves???

Yes I agree, this practice of tourist flights with feet...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 15:25
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

Did you bother to check how to unleash the...

Did you bother to check how to unleash the harness by oneself?
The Harness was NOT designed for that.
The band-aid was to attach a small knive somewhere to the harness (did they even know where?...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 15:16
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

But please not by a device that needs to be...

But please not by a device that needs to be unscrewed by someone else!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 08:48
Replies: 435
Views: 108,840
Posted By henra

Hmm, I'm not so sure. Helicopters will always...

Hmm, I'm not so sure.
Helicopters will always find ways to end in the drink upside down. People need to have a chance to egress. On land a situation with a fire on board after a mishap would have...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2018, 08:47
Replies: 72
Views: 16,065
Posted By henra

Thank you! Nothing beats a good schematic. Or: A...

Thank you! Nothing beats a good schematic. Or: A picture is worth a thousand words.
With that schematic the possible failure mechanism and consequence becomes very clear!
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2018, 07:55
Replies: 180
Views: 113,014
Posted By henra

Seems the H225 is coming back. Albeit in other...

Seems the H225 is coming back. Albeit in other Markets than NS O&G:...
14th Feb 2018, 18:35
Replies: 302
Views: 335,059
Posted By henra

Reading the quoted text I understand they didn't...

Reading the quoted text I understand they didn't even stall it. They just pointed the nose 30 down until impact!? Actively fighting and defeating an aircraft that would have probably happily...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2018, 18:46
Replies: 129
Views: 51,940
Posted By henra

Hmmm, 50 mph winds in such a rugged Mountain...

Hmmm, 50 mph winds in such a rugged Mountain terrain at that elevation with a heavily loaded helicopter? (assuming the winds didn't just start immediately after the crash).
Are there any...
12th Feb 2018, 18:02
Replies: 302
Views: 335,059
Posted By henra

I think it is trees that block the view ob the...

I think it is trees that block the view ob the lower part of the fireball. But the general statement is true: one can only see a small (upper) part of the fireball.
What else can be drawn from the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2018, 22:18
Replies: 32
Views: 8,790
Posted By henra

Yup. And without chopping the tail. So very...

Yup. And without chopping the tail. So very likely not preceded by loss of individual blade. Just the Main rotor departing. Chilling and sad.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2018, 20:33
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By henra

and Gave me shivers...

and

Gave me shivers...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2018, 17:00
Replies: 69
Views: 14,674
Posted By henra

They surely do help hitting someone else on the...

They surely do help hitting someone else on the same track more precisely...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2018, 18:03
Replies: 180
Views: 113,014
Posted By henra

Yup. As desperately as you're hoping for this,...

Yup.
As desperately as you're hoping for this, it ain't gonna happen.
(Hint: They are the biggest Heli Manufacturer in the World - the Puma is a total niche product for them)
doubtful but...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2018, 19:40
Replies: 20
Views: 4,659
Posted By henra

Hmm, that would be a disaster for the 'K'. ...

Hmm, that would be a disaster for the 'K'.
That would leave 5klbs less internal payload, only 5klbs more external payload and due to higher fuel consumption a worse payload/range with internal and...
27th Dec 2017, 09:43
Replies: 31
Views: 7,512
Posted By henra

That is exactly the nature of accidents. They...

That is exactly the nature of accidents. They happen because something went differently than planned/briefed/trained.
Here, someone was obviously on the 'loo during the briefing...

Will have...
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