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Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2021, 10:09
Replies: 33
Views: 9,005
Posted By Aucky

Is this due to the installation of inlet barrier...

Is this due to the installation of inlet barrier filters? If so, are they essential in Norwegian operations?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 18:29
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

Perhaps, but generally I have found ops...

Perhaps, but generally I have found ops inspectors are more receptive when you tell them what you intend to write, the reasons why, and the safety case for doing so, and if you are unsure what is...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 08:20
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By Aucky

No doubt this puts significant stress on the...

No doubt this puts significant stress on the freewheels and gearbox if it is allowed to get all the way to the 88% cut out (usually with an associated XMSN OVTQ caption unless on the ground). It...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2021, 22:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By Aucky

Frustratingly it is not the time spent in...

Frustratingly it is not the time spent in training mode either, but the whole flight duration if training mode was used 🤷🏼‍♂️ What’s equally odd is that both engines are operating delivering equal...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2021, 21:35
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

My interest is two fold: 1) As a conscientious...

My interest is two fold: 1) As a conscientious pilot I like to understand what rules I’m supposed to be adhering to incase I one day need to justify them, and 2) as post-holder I want to understand...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2021, 12:57
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

Thanks AM, do you recall what was considered...

Thanks AM, do you recall what was considered acceptable to the authority as a method of analysing the local area for obstacles such that the required performance can be established? OS...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 23:03
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

From an immediate safety of life perspective yes,...

From an immediate safety of life perspective yes, but working back from the smoking hole in the ground you should be the last line of defence in preventing the accident. The unfortunate R116 accident...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 21:19
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

In which case, has any professional pilot here...

In which case, has any professional pilot here seen such a thing in their ops manual if it’s what everyone is doing? It would seem odd that after 26 posts no-one has given an example of this…
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 19:34
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

I’m aware it happens, and understand how it can...

I’m aware it happens, and understand how it can be done safely, my question was more around the operational compliance of doing so without some form of notified departure, whether SID or ODP, when...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 14:33
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

I agree that this pragmatic approach would seem...

I agree that this pragmatic approach would seem acceptable, but it would require some statement based on Obstacle data or OS analysis, and I can’t see the CAA accepting this done as an ‘in-house’...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 10:35
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

Interesting, so “When an instrument approach is...

Interesting, so “When an instrument approach is initially developed for an airport, the need for an ODP (Obstacle Departure Procedure) is assessed. If an aircraft may turn in any direction from a...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2021, 23:20
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

or do not want you to do it… Don’t get me started...

or do not want you to do it… Don’t get me started on PinS (or lack thereof) :ugh:.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2021, 19:51
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

I’m certainly no authority on it, and it may be...

I’m certainly no authority on it, and it may be outdated, but CAP 778 (which still shows as current on the CAA website) Chapter 1 Section 1.3 states “Within the UK, the term Standard Instrument...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2021, 17:32
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

I thought that might be the reason for the...

I thought that might be the reason for the statement in CAP 778 that ‘At many aerodromes, a prescribed departure route is not required for ATC purposes...’ but then I haven’t found any way to qualify...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2021, 16:41
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

Thanks TeeS, I suspect one of the reasons they...

Thanks TeeS, I suspect one of the reasons they don’t have a SID is that a SID has to remain wholly within controlled airspace. Easier done in the continent where they use Class D/E airspace...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2021, 14:38
Replies: 46
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aucky

IFR departures - SID, Omnidirectional, ATC clearance

Hi all,

I'm trying to better understand the compliance of IFR departures for CAT operations, where no published SID or omnidirectional departure exists in the aerodrome's AIP (i.e. there is no...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2021, 08:23
Replies: 10
Views: 3,415
Posted By Aucky

Presumably one of the reasons the FAA don’t allow...

Presumably one of the reasons the FAA don’t allow it is that you aren’t required to undertake the same level of training & checking prior to operating the type. One of the mitigation’s under EASA is...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2021, 12:50
Replies: 2,024
Views: 1,227,891
Posted By Aucky

Are the implications of this statement more wide...

Are the implications of this statement more wide reaching than SAR? As someone who has never flown offshore ARAs, is the weather radar performing a purely ‘terrain mapping’ function during an ARA,...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2021, 18:10
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By Aucky

ARINC 424 - Nav Databases

Hi all,

Have pilots of FMS equipped aircraft using a Nav Database for RNP approaches (Jepp Nav DB for example), or other ‘overlay’ approaches such as VOR/NDB approaches, recently found approaches...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2021, 15:20
Replies: 160
Views: 124,516
Posted By Aucky

I’m told by a friend operating a police 169 that...

I’m told by a friend operating a police 169 that the aft mounted searchlight is good for surveillance work when linked to the Wescam, but has no value for a high/low recce for off airfield landings...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2021, 17:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,559
Posted By Aucky

In certain EECU failure conditions on the AW169...

In certain EECU failure conditions on the AW169 it will automatically bring the engine back to IDLE where it can remain online as a generator, provided the EECU can still control the stepper motor....
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2021, 07:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,559
Posted By Aucky

but they do sometimes have the authority to...

but they do sometimes have the authority to shutdown an engine, or reduce it to IDLE, particularly on types with no manual throttle controls.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2021, 22:35
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Aucky

Simulator IOS refresher

Hi all,

Could anyone PM me any material to refresh knowledge on the IOS software interface for a CAE 3000 series sim when not in one all that frequently? Is there any instructional material...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2021, 08:35
Replies: 23
Views: 5,268
Posted By Aucky

If they applied full left boot with all that...

If they applied full left boot with all that collective you could argue this was a successful application of the Vuichard recovery!
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2021, 15:43
Replies: 72
Views: 9,229
Posted By Aucky

Out of curiosity - what is the preference for the...

Out of curiosity - what is the preference for the addition of the Airbus advert? Is it that they are a HeliOps paid sponsor?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2021, 18:59
Replies: 86
Views: 23,591
Posted By Aucky

Doesn’t always go to plan, a few lucky escapes: ...

Doesn’t always go to plan, a few lucky escapes:

Jul 21 Sécurité Civile EC145 Mountain Rescue Main Rotor Blade Strike Leads to Tail Strike - Aerossurance...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2021, 22:35
Replies: 15
Views: 3,040
Posted By Aucky

I may have to start considering whether it’s...

I may have to start considering whether it’s correct to say no, when asked if I’ve ever had any reportable flying accidents. I totalled a good few paper aeroplanes, and an RC helicopter which lasted...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2021, 20:47
Replies: 15
Views: 3,040
Posted By Aucky

I thought for a moment it was April 1st when I...

I thought for a moment it was April 1st when I just read a 4 page AAIB report about a 0.5kg ‘small’ drone which collided with trees…
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2021, 15:37
Replies: 72
Views: 9,229
Posted By Aucky

Cornwall are now AW169 only. Essex and Herts...

Cornwall are now AW169 only.

Essex and Herts operate one AW169 and one MD902 both in the same red/yellow livery
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2021, 10:09
Replies: 9
Views: 2,533
Posted By Aucky

Hi all, I have a candidate I’d like to put...

Hi all,

I have a candidate I’d like to put through MCC(H) early next month in the Southern U.K.

As a pair of candidates are needed on a course I’m seeking another CPL IR(H) who is interested in...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2021, 20:28
Replies: 72
Views: 9,229
Posted By Aucky

Some updates: Cornwall Air Amb - AW169...

Some updates:

Cornwall Air Amb - AW169 G-CRWL
Kent Surrey Sussex - AW169 G-KSST
Kent Surrey Sussex - AW169 G-KSSC
Kent Surrey Sussex - MD902 G-KSSA
Dorset and Somerset - AW169 G-DSAA
Essex &...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2021, 10:23
Replies: 168
Views: 47,146
Posted By Aucky

Couldn’t agree more. So many lessons to learn...

Couldn’t agree more. So many lessons to learn from this that it needs to be re-read and digested numerous times. PinS won’t be the answer to everyone’s problems as many corporate variants of 92, 109,...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2021, 15:05
Replies: 52
Views: 5,320
Posted By Aucky

Yes very fair point SASless. I was looking at it...

Yes very fair point SASless. I was looking at it from a stuck/fixed governor perspective where the first thing you will see is a TQ mismatch caused by lever inputs, as opposed to run away up/down...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2021, 08:21
Replies: 52
Views: 5,320
Posted By Aucky

Two simple general techniques beneath to kick...

Two simple general techniques beneath to kick off, for aircraft with manual backup in the event of a single governor/FCU failure. To my mind, the appropriate choice depends on what previous...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2021, 07:39
Replies: 56
Views: 12,787
Posted By Aucky

Interesting question - I think Wiking either do...

Interesting question - I think Wiking either do or have been applying for one as recruiters on LinkedIn have been trying to find people for Head of Crew Training roles on the H145 in Scotland and the...
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