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Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2023, 18:26
Replies: 721
Views: 184,746
Posted By helimutt

Ive had a good chat with a guy who has ordered...

Ive had a good chat with a guy who has ordered one of these. He’s a very switched on guy and has nothing but a positive outlook on this project. I hope it works out for him because getting one of...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2023, 17:54
Replies: 721
Views: 184,746
Posted By helimutt

I have to agree. Is this a teenage / youth...

I have to agree. Is this a teenage / youth product with a YouTube backend or is it a serious product for a serious targeted audience? If I was in the market place Iíd be switching off after 30...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2022, 13:40
Replies: 20
Views: 6,504
Posted By helimutt

Well Iím so glad that clearedtocross has solved...

Well Iím so glad that clearedtocross has solved the question of why it happened. Got to love it when an Ďassumptioní is confirmed.

I note that there are fears of sabotage in the news now, which...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2022, 10:46
Replies: 91
Views: 17,561
Posted By helimutt

Well its 15 miles closer and a much cooler way to...

Well its 15 miles closer and a much cooler way to travel??? :)
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 14:28
Replies: 91
Views: 17,561
Posted By helimutt

In a perfect world I'd always use properly...

In a perfect world I'd always use properly trained Multi crew ops with a machine which is suitable. There is nothing wrong with an S76C++ and I wouldn't call it outdated by any stretch. Older tech?...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 11:43
Replies: 91
Views: 17,561
Posted By helimutt

I find the talk here of unsafe S76 operations a...

I find the talk here of unsafe S76 operations a bit unfair. The S76 has a fabulous safety record. Fuel loads are not an issue for that run. Ive flown them with 2 crew and 12 pax + bags for over 1.5...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 12:09
Replies: 77
Views: 18,525
Posted By helimutt

If we're now getting into the realms of private...

If we're now getting into the realms of private vs commercial, then maybe some of you who listen to podcasts may find this one on the Sala crash somewhat interesting. It does go on a bit but episodes...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2022, 17:25
Replies: 77
Views: 18,525
Posted By helimutt

It's either 2-crew or its not. There is no grey...

It's either 2-crew or its not. There is no grey area or 'pretend' 2-crew ops. But isn't it a bit harsh calling it a 'triumph' when people are in hospital???
Obv the weather was pretty poor last...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2022, 14:46
Replies: 15
Views: 3,269
Posted By helimutt

I'd say helicopter.

I'd say helicopter.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2022, 22:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By helimutt

you have PM

you have PM
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2022, 12:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By helimutt

5G masts and possible helicopter issues

I would be interested to hear of any views by UK based helicopter pilots who have experienced any sort of issues with NAV/aircraft warning / caution systems which appear then disappear after a minute...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2021, 18:57
Replies: 33
Views: 8,435
Posted By helimutt

Sounds like an AW169. From behind and at that...

Sounds like an AW169. From behind and at that distance its never easy to identify a helicopter. Sorry I thought you were in the place it landed. :)
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2021, 12:29
Replies: 33
Views: 8,435
Posted By helimutt

there is usually a huge difference between a SAR...

there is usually a huge difference between a SAR machine and an Air Ambulance. So which was it? And yes, certain helicopters can.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2021, 10:31
Replies: 15
Views: 3,727
Posted By helimutt

Strange how life and people in the helicopter...

Strange how life and people in the helicopter industry intertwine. Alex was the person who changed the course of my career and here we are nearly 28 years later discussing him.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2021, 15:28
Replies: 15
Views: 3,727
Posted By helimutt

I wanted to become a helicopter pilot after...

I wanted to become a helicopter pilot after having a brief 15 minute flight in St Lucia, blagging the front pax seat in a B206 pleasure flight back in 1993. We did the 'low level' blast across the...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 20:46
Replies: 13
Views: 4,279
Posted By helimutt

and that is why PPRuNe is such a depressing place...

and that is why PPRuNe is such a depressing place these days. You post something positive but certain members can't help themselves and have to stick with posting negativity regardless of the subject...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 07:50
Replies: 13
Views: 4,279
Posted By helimutt

Some good industry news for a change- Sloane Helicopters

Congratulations to Sloane Helicopters on their ability to bring 2 brand-new AW109SP Air Ambulance helicopters online this month. To do so during such a depressed time in the aviation industry, in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2021, 09:41
Replies: 202
Views: 55,817
Posted By helimutt

No way would you attempt a restart in an R44 at...

No way would you attempt a restart in an R44 at anything below 1000' after the engine quits. More height would have given him a better auto option and he would probably have even been able to auto...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2021, 09:37
Replies: 202
Views: 55,817
Posted By helimutt

From the video, which I only just saw last night...

From the video, which I only just saw last night on youtube and before i logged in here, it appears his magneto key is in the 2 o'clock position which indicates one mag in use. I know some have said...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2021, 13:38
Replies: 339
Views: 55,582
Posted By helimutt

Im fairly certain that anyone who flies an S76...

Im fairly certain that anyone who flies an S76 will tell you, flying with the AFCS disengaged is most definitely noticeable. You'd have to be unconscious to not notice a disengaged AFCS.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2020, 13:27
Replies: 38
Views: 14,007
Posted By helimutt

2-BYDF burns around 600lbs of fuel per hour. Is...

2-BYDF burns around 600lbs of fuel per hour. Is one of the fastest S76ís Iíve ever flown and was super smooth. The monthly running costs were impressive due to the fact she is so reliable. In 6 years...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 20:42
Replies: 38
Views: 14,007
Posted By helimutt

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x480/38a16355_03f8_45a3_b126_542eb8870207_8bc4e04076f8023f1a8a946a81ea4d802d180376.jpeg
As she now sits. She flew very smoothly and was a fast 76...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 11:35
Replies: 38
Views: 14,007
Posted By helimutt

S76A++ end of the road????

I see this old girl is now up for sale with GPW Aviation. S76A++ 30 years of reliable service and only 6054hrs. The end of an...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2020, 07:56
Replies: 23
Views: 8,635
Posted By helimutt

Thank you for the reply. Interesting that you say...

Thank you for the reply. Interesting that you say in the current climate. Helicopter usage would appear to be picking up again and remember, we arenít commercial fixed wing pilots (well, not all of...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2020, 12:12
Replies: 23
Views: 8,635
Posted By helimutt

UK Helicopter Payscales in 2020

I know this is often a subject that many donít wish to discuss, and thatís understandable, but can we have some sort of discussion on the way the industry has historically decided payscales? ...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2020, 10:38
Replies: 30
Views: 5,229
Posted By helimutt

Ok, I just watched an american instructor...

Ok, I just watched an american instructor carrying out an initial r22 lesson with a very able jet pilot (go watch it on YouTube if you want to know, IMHO, how not to do an r22 first lesson) and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2020, 15:15
Replies: 111
Views: 13,363
Posted By helimutt

I guess this comes from the offshore world...

I guess this comes from the offshore world teaching inexperienced pilots how to be gentle on the controls but what else do people think of the following type of approach? More a Heli deck type of...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2020, 07:49
Replies: 111
Views: 13,363
Posted By helimutt

Oh the joys of a modern autopilot. Some you have...

Oh the joys of a modern autopilot. Some you have to engage IAS and DECEL for such a smooth approach. :)


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Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2020, 09:00
Replies: 47
Views: 33,169
Posted By helimutt

Good rumour but i'm pretty sure it's only that.

Good rumour but i'm pretty sure it's only that.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 20:52
Replies: 24
Views: 4,171
Posted By helimutt

Double Bogey would be an ideal candidate, ticks...

Double Bogey would be an ideal candidate, ticks the necessary boxes in the advert. He could even be kept on as TRI/TRE once he hits 60? Wouldn’t that be sensible? Does NPAS do sensible? Apparently...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By helimutt

FNW, ApolloHeli is correct. You do the PBN theory...

FNW, ApolloHeli is correct. You do the PBN theory and sim check at Kemble. Our company did 5 last year as some of the first through the system there. They now offer a remote theory element and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 10:47
Replies: 11
Views: 2,809
Posted By helimutt

They could, but as Iím sure you already know,...

They could, but as Iím sure you already know, they wont.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 10:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By helimutt

Try contacting Starspeed at Kemble. They do a...

Try contacting Starspeed at Kemble. They do a remote learning course and use the sim they have for the check ride element. I used them last year when they first started the course.
I think that all...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2020, 09:09
Replies: 756
Views: 873,651
Posted By helimutt

Ive read some garbage on this thread and some...

Ive read some garbage on this thread and some very interesting useful stuff. Unfortunately with your comments, I have to agree with SASless. The AP is there to make the machine easier to fly. Switch...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2020, 13:36
Replies: 756
Views: 873,651
Posted By helimutt

I have seen the 76 flight director fail to...

I have seen the 76 flight director fail to acquire ALT in the climb on more occasions than I can remember. Iíve also seen the whole flight director just decouple and lights go out with zero warning....
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