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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2018, 23:49
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By Langball

Not sure if it relevant or not, but the latest...

Not sure if it relevant or not, but the latest version of CAP437 has the centre of the H back in the middle of the deck. For years it was offset by 0.1 D. Thik it might be associated with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2018, 15:37
Replies: 1,173
Views: 528,725
Posted By Langball

Example of why it is important to inspect the...

Example of why it is important to inspect the tail rotor drive shaft : http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/11816-2009018_EISBM_DUNSHAUGHLIN-0_0.PDF
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2018, 07:58
Replies: 19
Views: 3,324
Posted By Langball

What is that thing that looks like stainless...

What is that thing that looks like stainless tubing around the read undercarriage?
Forum: Questions
24th Nov 2017, 09:23
Replies: 8
Views: 4,893
Posted By Langball

Is that an actual paste from an official document...

Is that an actual paste from an official document ?. Surprise at the reference to "his" and no reference to other option. My son works for Google and they have even go as far as delete all reference...
19th Sep 2017, 09:53
Replies: 41
Views: 12,296
Posted By Langball

The reason is quite simple : Pilot Shortage. As...

The reason is quite simple : Pilot Shortage. As one Ryanair pilot told me recently "we've been tethering on the brink for ages, it was only a matter of time". He told me Norwegian had a recruitment...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2017, 14:13
Replies: 156
Views: 57,879
Posted By Langball

On the subject of pilots being put under pressure...

On the subject of pilots being put under pressure to fly, here in Ireland we had a recent controversy when a senior Government Minister pressurised an Air Corps pilot to fly when fog was forecast. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2017, 09:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By Langball

What's that thing that look like a deck chair...

What's that thing that look like a deck chair attached to the right hand skid?.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2017, 14:25
Replies: 1,788
Views: 1,025,141
Posted By Langball

I hear what you are saying about the tides. But...

I hear what you are saying about the tides. But tides come and go, and there will be a period every day when there is no tidal current. With a sat diver you can be sure the diver is ready to work...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2017, 09:25
Replies: 1,788
Views: 1,025,141
Posted By Langball

Couldn't agree more. A proper DSV has dynamic...

Couldn't agree more. A proper DSV has dynamic position so it can 'hover' in a fixed position close to a hazard (rock, platform etc.) and withstand significant weather (wind, waves, current etc.) due...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2017, 16:18
Replies: 11
Views: 2,727
Posted By Langball

They are the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority), not...

They are the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority), not the CAA (we got rid of that crowd around 1922). The IAA don't directly set maintenance fees or costs. As for being 'lenient' they don't turn a blind...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2017, 09:34
Replies: 16
Views: 6,602
Posted By Langball

•What are your flying limits with respect to sea...

•What are your flying limits with respect to sea state?. 6m significant wave height as per CAP1145. Aircraft floats are certified to 6 m. And even if they were certified to more, the CAP1145 6m...
12th Oct 2016, 14:35
Replies: 42
Views: 26,100
Posted By Langball

Didn't RYR lose a 737 down in Italy around the...

Didn't RYR lose a 737 down in Italy around the same time due to a massive bird strike. No loss of life there, but no-body remembers that crew.
12th Feb 2016, 08:28
Replies: 202
Views: 26,256
Posted By Langball

One the subject of Gold Bars. My brother was...

One the subject of Gold Bars. My brother was telling me that years ago as a new hire ATR42 pilot he was standing in full uniform in the foyer of a small country hotel, with his captain, waiting for...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2015, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,440
Posted By Langball

The fire monitor is supposed to 'knock down' the...

The fire monitor is supposed to 'knock down' the fire. If the fire team are going to approach the aircraft to either attempt a rescue or tackle a smaller fire then the monitor is supposed to be...
14th Oct 2015, 12:05
Replies: 25
Views: 5,327
Posted By Langball

I had some indirect involvement with the Irish...

I had some indirect involvement with the Irish SF260W machines (not recently!). They were very reliable, given that they were used for primary training (pilots trained on the Marchetti and Fouga...
6th Aug 2015, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By Langball

My favourite scene was when Arfur was in a pub...

My favourite scene was when Arfur was in a pub quiz and he was asked "How many were involved in the Great Train Robbery". And he answered very convincingly "6" (or something like that). The...
31st Mar 2015, 10:20
Replies: 16
Views: 3,123
Posted By Langball

They are very modern looking 5 bladed props on an...

They are very modern looking 5 bladed props on an '60's vintage machine. "Like putting lip-stick on a pig" (or polishing a t*rd).
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2014, 09:23
Replies: 197
Views: 54,994
Posted By Langball

Folks, may I ask how is the new EBS system...

Folks, may I ask how is the new EBS system working out. Apparently the 'mouth piece and nose clip' needs a bit of a re-design. I was speaking to someone who did the training and he said that the...
27th Nov 2014, 15:21
Replies: 22
Views: 7,457
Posted By Langball

Reminds me of a story a fellow told me (maybe 15...

Reminds me of a story a fellow told me (maybe 15 years ago). He was strapped in a pax seat on some Russian aircraft in some outback area. The commander walked down the isles and announced "ladies...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2014, 08:17
Replies: 197
Views: 54,994
Posted By Langball

JimL, forgive me ignorance (non-pilot here), but...

JimL, forgive me ignorance (non-pilot here), but what is 'Part 29'
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2014, 18:48
Replies: 197
Views: 54,994
Posted By Langball

Had a quick look at the CAA document. One glaring...

Had a quick look at the CAA document. One glaring anomaly, to me anyway, is the statement that sea state 6 is a sig. wave height of between 4 and 6 metres. Where we operate there is a huge difference...
9th Dec 2013, 18:42
Replies: 34
Views: 14,007
Posted By Langball

Thanks for all the clarification on the strops. ...

Thanks for all the clarification on the strops. One more question (and I promise to give it a rest then). How is the strop released from the aircraft. The slow motion movie of the A4 clearly shows...
9th Dec 2013, 12:49
Replies: 34
Views: 14,007
Posted By Langball

But what happens to the wire strop?. Does it end...

But what happens to the wire strop?. Does it end up in the oggin?. If you look at 1.59 you can see a splash as the aircraft leaves the deck. I presume this is the wire strop being dropped into the...
9th Dec 2013, 10:31
Replies: 34
Views: 14,007
Posted By Langball

Question from a non-pilot. If you look at the...

Question from a non-pilot. If you look at the Super Etendard on the catapault there is an A-frame type device under the airframe to get it at the right angle of attack. I always wondered where the...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2013, 12:45
Replies: 8
Views: 3,679
Posted By Langball

Reminds me of the 'Wedding Video'...

Reminds me of the 'Wedding Video' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amWfP2r7Q9U
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