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Forum: Questions
1st Jul 2020, 20:53
Replies: 45
Views: 15,338
Posted By TorqueStripe

Not a ship itself, but while I was still flying...

Not a ship itself, but while I was still flying helicopters for the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, we once, after breaking cloud, were faced with a huge kite 'pulling' a cargo ship. It was a...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2020, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By TorqueStripe

On the fixed-wing side it's been in use for a few...

On the fixed-wing side it's been in use for a few weeks already.

​https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2020/04/quick-news--april-2020.html

They keep the wings attached though 😜[h2]
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2020, 18:37
Replies: 29
Views: 2,885
Posted By TorqueStripe

I have never heard of a PIC seat.I have heard of...

I have never heard of a PIC seat.I have heard of seats restricted to one side if operated single pilot, but that applies to a R22 as much as it does to eg a S76.

Let's expand on your scenario. A...
8th Feb 2020, 08:47
Replies: 268
Views: 317,545
Posted By TorqueStripe

There's a paragraph about that in Sidney Dekker's...

There's a paragraph about that in Sidney Dekker's human factors analysis that was recently published. Too lazy to look it up now, but he didn't think it was much of a big deal.
9th Dec 2019, 18:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By TorqueStripe

Well, it is broken up.... Somewhat ;-)

Well, it is broken up.... Somewhat ;-)
Forum: Tech Log
28th Sep 2019, 16:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By TorqueStripe

Just taking a guess, but probably APU related.

Just taking a guess, but probably APU related.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2019, 13:04
Replies: 15
Views: 3,610
Posted By TorqueStripe

For your instrument rating under Part 61 you will...

For your instrument rating under Part 61 you will need 40 hours of instrument flight training - no official ground school required as long as you are able to pass the test, so no credit for the EASA...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2019, 08:23
Replies: 23
Views: 3,580
Posted By TorqueStripe

The problem is that 'stamp' would cost me, as a...

The problem is that 'stamp' would cost me, as a mere mortal pilot showing up alone, around 50k USD for a 7-day prior experience course with FSI. Still a niece saving compared to the 82k FAA initial...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2018, 09:27
Replies: 23
Views: 3,580
Posted By TorqueStripe

Well, they don't seem to consider FAA ATPL with...

Well, they don't seem to consider FAA ATPL with A139 experience (EASA Type rating) either ;-)

35 years old, 5200 hours, FAA & EASA ATPL(H), CPL(A)/IR(A), 3500 hours offshore, EASA 139 & CL65...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2018, 05:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By TorqueStripe

If you're in the States, unless things changed...

If you're in the States, unless things changed recently, I'm pretty sure the electronic E6B is approved for the written tests.
Not sure about the other models, never used them.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2018, 17:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By TorqueStripe

It's the same discounts that apply to all airline...

It's the same discounts that apply to all airline employees and just about everyone in the travel industry, not only aimed at pilots. They can be booked by anyone, but ID will be checked (and a pilot...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2018, 15:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By TorqueStripe

Sorry, this sounds a lot like spam. New...

Sorry, this sounds a lot like spam.

New poster, and having just searched YouTube (why YouTube? Why not provide a direct link to a website), the only video that comes up in regard to the flight...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2018, 16:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By TorqueStripe

Those companies don't really exist. Your best bet...

Those companies don't really exist. Your best bet is corporate, but even there you most likely would be hired to fly either one class and flying the other would be just filling in or by chance.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2018, 08:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By TorqueStripe

That's a WAS, unfortunately. They changed it in...

That's a WAS, unfortunately. They changed it in July 2016 with the introduction of the new ACS, which basically makes the testing centers ensure that the majority of their candidates are US citizens.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2018, 05:52
Replies: 358
Views: 83,882
Posted By TorqueStripe

Definitely. You can get an A320 or 737 (probably...

Definitely. You can get an A320 or 737 (probably even 747) type rating for less than 30k EUR. A139/S92 on the other hand 50k+

Still doesn't mean you should have to pay for it yourself. Just the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2018, 19:42
Replies: 32
Views: 11,959
Posted By TorqueStripe

Experienced S76, AW139, EC155 offshore IFR...

Experienced S76, AW139, EC155 offshore IFR Captain....currently 0 GBP/EUR/USD per month ;-)
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2017, 04:57
Replies: 358
Views: 83,882
Posted By TorqueStripe

Can highly recommend Billund Air Center, having...

Can highly recommend Billund Air Center, having done my conversion there the other way around.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2017, 21:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,503
Posted By TorqueStripe

Pretty decent series about Jeppesen charts from...

Pretty decent series about Jeppesen charts from years ago out of AOPA pilot magazine:

Jeppesen Chart Clinic (http://craigmorton.com/ifr/)
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2017, 07:28
Replies: 24
Views: 4,628
Posted By TorqueStripe

Fair enough about the ADM situations in the sim,...

Fair enough about the ADM situations in the sim, and I certainly agree that that's the case in advanced training, but am just not convinced in regard to the primary training aspect.

The few...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2017, 20:24
Replies: 24
Views: 4,628
Posted By TorqueStripe

Assuming you would have the possibility to train...

Assuming you would have the possibility to train a PPL mostly in the sim with let's say 5 hours in the aircraft. Do you think that's enough to teach enough situational awareness/ADM/a good scanning...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Sep 2017, 17:13
Replies: 52
Views: 58,707
Posted By TorqueStripe

I can see how '83 that was a great option. I just...

I can see how '83 that was a great option. I just made the switch, still in my early 30ies, and having been living in Asia while still touring on helicopters the last 5 years, neither an EASA nor FAA...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2017, 19:26
Replies: 12
Views: 3,829
Posted By TorqueStripe

Atlantic Helicopter in Fort Pierce is worth...

Atlantic Helicopter in Fort Pierce is worth checking out as well. Working closely with Bristow Academy and the examiners there, Martin Sims running Atlantic is an EASA examiner himself and can get...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2017, 00:20
Replies: 175
Views: 47,274
Posted By TorqueStripe

The B has a MTOW of 4800kg vs 4920kg on the B1...

The B has a MTOW of 4800kg vs 4920kg on the B1 and is powered by Arriel 2C1 engines instead of 2C2s. Other than that I'm pretty sure you are safe with the B1 training manual.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2017, 20:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,553
Posted By TorqueStripe

It's been a few years, but IIRC correctly you...

It's been a few years, but IIRC correctly you have 2 EEC test switches... CH A Hard/CH B Hard and CH A Soft/Ch B Soft. If you hold the switch in a respective position, and the manual reversion light...
12th Jan 2017, 10:10
Replies: 1,349
Views: 699,337
Posted By TorqueStripe

Thank you! Very helpful;-)

Thank you! Very helpful;-)
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