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Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2019, 18:46
Replies: 85
Views: 28,088
Posted By malabo

Well, the pilot is no ordinary joe for sure. A...

Well, the pilot is no ordinary joe for sure. A crash in public in the UK and not a single photo gets published on PPRUNE. Now that’s some serious horsepower.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2019, 21:52
Replies: 14
Views: 3,358
Posted By malabo

Noooby, you could almost be Canadian to butter...

Noooby, you could almost be Canadian to butter face the 139 for the FMS. The Dutchies loved their UNS-1K -when we were covering the screen with a Garmin handheld, and their ilk likewise took to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2019, 14:46
Replies: 239
Views: 220,966
Posted By malabo

Mitchaa, yep, bit of a “Hunger Games” parallel,...

Mitchaa, yep, bit of a “Hunger Games” parallel, with Dallas being the “Capitol” to the other districts of Panem. Don’t know what inside rumours you have but there are still vacancies advertised for...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Sep 2019, 15:12
Replies: 19
Views: 2,335
Posted By malabo

"N" registered aircraft may be flown in a foreign...

"N" registered aircraft may be flown in a foreign country on a license issued by that country. You can fly it within the UK (only) with your UK issued license. You cannot fly it with the same EASA...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Sep 2019, 14:44
Replies: 33
Views: 7,006
Posted By malabo

CADORS...

CADORS...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2019, 20:28
Replies: 33
Views: 7,006
Posted By malabo

Any employer just wants you to be able to do the...

Any employer just wants you to be able to do the job. Safely. Can you roll, stand and tap a fuel drum? Can you cut a couple of wires from the pump and spin the ends so you can plug into your running...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2019, 19:11
Replies: 15
Views: 2,535
Posted By malabo

Got it, thanks. I’ve watched too many “Homeland”...

Got it, thanks. I’ve watched too many “Homeland” TV episodes and noted that the USCG is a division of Dept of Homeland Security.
Bahamas is kind of a rough place, with the second highest murder rate...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2019, 22:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,535
Posted By malabo

Usually aid follows a request from the harmed...

Usually aid follows a request from the harmed country to assisting country. Nothing official from the US to the Bahamas yet. Some NGO’s are involved now, USAID? I remember Bill Chile’s and Amelio,...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2019, 14:16
Replies: 66
Views: 21,622
Posted By malabo

Further on the “helicopters=dead rich guys”...

Further on the “helicopters=dead rich guys” theme, it does take a certain kind of pilot to stand up to the constant pressure from those accustomed to buying their own way. Flying for some...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 18:26
Replies: 65
Views: 16,579
Posted By malabo

Wasn’t a confined area, just the camera angle...

Wasn’t a confined area, just the camera angle gives that illusion. Dynamic rollover from a rushed, ham-fisted takeoff. Aircraft was rocked back from a rushed takeoff with too much aft cyclic, and dug...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 01:28
Replies: 23
Views: 6,365
Posted By malabo

Wasn’t that long ago that a CHC Australia 407...

Wasn’t that long ago that a CHC Australia 407 crashed doing the same thing.
Queensland 407 crash (https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/105832-bell-407-down-off-queensland-coast.html)
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 22:08
Replies: 33
Views: 17,439
Posted By malabo

Just the entire drivetrain, engines should be ok....

Just the entire drivetrain, engines should be ok. More expensive is loss of reputation from their selected, trained and qualified crew getting themselves into that situation.

See remedy in above...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 21:49
Replies: 20
Views: 6,315
Posted By malabo

Give her a break, she’s 29 not 19, and...

Give her a break, she’s 29 not 19, and self-financing her helicopter training through savvy media marketing. Taking advantage of her good looks? Sure, it’s called advertising and it’s a serious...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2019, 18:49
Replies: 445
Views: 372,775
Posted By malabo

JohnDixson wrote re HK 139 ditching. That...

JohnDixson wrote re HK 139 ditching.

That would be Richard Moffat, exceptional pilot that I’ve had the pleasure to crew with. And he did that ditching directing a low time national copilot to...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2019, 02:42
Replies: 35
Views: 11,815
Posted By malabo

I’m with havick, I’ve seen the same teaching...

I’m with havick, I’ve seen the same teaching beginners long-line. Add some weight (3 on board plus two on the rope), density altitude, overpitching with rotor decay, less effective tailrotor and...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2019, 16:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,857
Posted By malabo

This is pprune, we don't "know" anything, just...

This is pprune, we don't "know" anything, just speculate wildly on the scraps of info we're provided. Crash on the taxiway at an airport intended for refuelling? Sure, I'll bite. Fuel starvation at...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2019, 05:10
Replies: 13
Views: 3,614
Posted By malabo

Interesting social (or socialist) experiment,...

Interesting social (or socialist) experiment, with an entire industry's compensation level regulated by an "award". Any country other than Australia trying this? Does this apply to all industry in...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2019, 20:00
Replies: 58
Views: 13,806
Posted By malabo

This thread needs a little balance. I don’t wear...

This thread needs a little balance. I don’t wear a helmet. Offshore, instructing, fires, corporate, utility. I wore one EMS ‘cause it was required by contract (at our cost). Awkward to pack around...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2019, 00:45
Replies: 16
Views: 4,857
Posted By malabo

“Rescue” helicopter crashes...

“Rescue” helicopter crashes (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/missing-father-son-savoura-helicopter-day-four-search-1.5211676)

looks like an EC130, wasn’t even in the bush. From the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2019, 00:12
Replies: 445
Views: 372,775
Posted By malabo

That’s the crux of it, Ned, we don’t know what...

That’s the crux of it, Ned, we don’t know what that means. The EMS/Offshore experience here sees this flight as safe and routine if managed according to the commercial standards we use to move 10,000...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2019, 03:10
Replies: 16
Views: 4,857
Posted By malabo

4 hours ago still not found but search (20,000 sq...

4 hours ago still not found but search (20,000 sq km) continues. Tragic that in the 21st century an owner/operator would trust the infallibility of an ELT, while studiously ignoring the overwhelming...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 21:05
Replies: 445
Views: 372,775
Posted By malabo

If you are experienced and current on black-hole...

If you are experienced and current on black-hole helipad departures it is a purely mechanical exercise, more so with a 139 that will transition easily to forward flight without loss of altitude. From...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2019, 17:14
Replies: 445
Views: 372,775
Posted By malabo

You'd think a billionaire could buy himself a...

You'd think a billionaire could buy himself a higher quality operation. Part 91, was not a "Medevac" in our SAR/Commercial definition of the term. That term is being tossed around now by the media to...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2019, 16:37
Replies: 445
Views: 372,775
Posted By malabo

Floats or not is academic, it was not a ditching,...

Floats or not is academic, it was not a ditching, it was a high impact crash. Weakness in operational standard that governed aircraft equipment, operational oversight (flight following, crew...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2019, 14:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3,171
Posted By malabo

Looks deliberate, like the pilot had seen too...

Looks deliberate, like the pilot had seen too many Wild West movies. Kinda thing you seen in a drill camp after the young pilot has been living in a tent for 6 weeks.

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