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Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2022, 14:58
Replies: 17
Views: 8,772
Posted By SASless

We live and die by our decisions...that is a fact...

We live and die by our decisions...that is a fact pure and simple.

That behooves One to make the best decisions possible or face the consequences.

Reading accident reports I keep thinking my...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 14:56
Replies: 1,231
Views: 650,478
Posted By SASless

In my time teaching in the Sim....from the early...

In my time teaching in the Sim....from the early 76 Simulator at American Airlines Training....to the very much improved Sims for the 212/412 at the FSI facility at the Bell factory.....I only...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2022, 23:21
Replies: 1,231
Views: 650,478
Posted By SASless

There are more ways to control yaw thrust than by...

There are more ways to control yaw thrust than by moving the pedals....far too few helicopter pilots fully understand that.

Bell designs with the Throttle(s) on the Collective make it fairly...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2022, 22:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By SASless

Complicated profiles with burdensome restrictions...

Complicated profiles with burdensome restrictions strike again?

Had am pd fashioned plain Jane towering takeoff been done depart over the copse of trees and track along the green between the...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 14:06
Replies: 77
Views: 17,302
Posted By SASless

Shy is right on this. Being a Dinosaur in...

Shy is right on this.

Being a Dinosaur in this business of flying helicopters but blessed to have flown with NVG's after all those years using just the MK 1's in field operations from no lights...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2022, 16:23
Replies: 31
Views: 4,606
Posted By SASless

Has changing a Utility Hydraulic System Manifold...

Has changing a Utility Hydraulic System Manifold gotten any easier. on the Chinook.

Used to take two people....one inside reaching up through the access panel with a single hand and unable to see...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2022, 23:59
Replies: 1,231
Views: 650,478
Posted By SASless

Mike Flynn, Perhaps you might provide us a...

Mike Flynn,

Perhaps you might provide us a copy of the Risk Assessment Protocol that you are using to predicate your evaluation of the Risks for the Takeoff performed that sad day so that we can...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2022, 16:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By SASless

Young then Warrant Officer Sasless, a Chinook...

Young then Warrant Officer Sasless, a Chinook Instructor Pilot, flying a Cessna 150 rented from the Post Flying Club, taxied out and followed one of his brethren in a Unit Chinook.....and had a...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2022, 14:48
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,992,627
Posted By SASless

Suing as in the Nigerian Court System as compared...

Suing as in the Nigerian Court System as compared to a legitimate venue.....I can see some large Brown Envelopes changing hands from the Litigants to the Deciders......just saying.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2022, 20:11
Replies: 23
Views: 3,238
Posted By SASless

Now....Now.....Lads.......if we are going to tell...

Now....Now.....Lads.......if we are going to tell yarns about a certain company's training and check pilots.....we should start a separate thread for that.

I would gladly offer up some of my own...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2022, 13:14
Replies: 35
Views: 5,271
Posted By SASless

Isn't that why we taught folks to put the...

Isn't that why we taught folks to put the aircraft into a landing attitude by leveling the Skids prior to touch down?

The Accident Scene does not seem to fit the narrative of a confined...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2022, 13:27
Replies: 35
Views: 5,271
Posted By SASless

That was not a Tail Boom Strike by a Main Rotor...

That was not a Tail Boom Strike by a Main Rotor Blade.....that was a Tail Boom SEVERED by the the Main Rotor.....a significant difference in my book.

As to the. cause....something major to cause...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2022, 15:59
Replies: 48
Views: 8,434
Posted By SASless

As I said earlier in the thread.....

As I said earlier in the thread.....
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2022, 14:31
Replies: 48
Views: 8,434
Posted By SASless

I know the Huey....and immediately upon seeing...

I know the Huey....and immediately upon seeing the first few frames of the video my gut reaction was that nothing good was going to come off it.....even allowing for distortion by camera angle and...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2022, 00:18
Replies: 48
Views: 8,434
Posted By SASless

That folks is a real Helicopter Pilot.....who...

That folks is a real Helicopter Pilot.....who survives to learn from his mistakes.

Actually....if ever there was a guy that should be buying his Lottery Tickets....it is he!:eek:
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2022, 22:02
Replies: 150
Views: 24,731
Posted By SASless

Griffo, What did you use to craft the...

Griffo,

What did you use to craft the Lanyard?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2022, 01:51
Replies: 150
Views: 24,731
Posted By SASless

Try that in the dark after hitting the water with...

Try that in the dark after hitting the water with a lot of force and the aircraft rolling over to one side or the other ....finding that pull tab is not something I would want to bet my life on.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2022, 13:18
Replies: 150
Views: 24,731
Posted By SASless

Excellent Airmanship....and I bet you the...

Excellent Airmanship....and I bet you the Checklist did not have pages enough for the problems encountered.

This is a story I would live to listen to being told by the Crew.

Very well done!
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