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Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2018, 13:26
Replies: 180
Views: 124,566
Posted By gnow

Just thinking out loud...Would the French oil...

Just thinking out loud...Would the French oil companies be interested to use "their" machines in future offshore contracts?
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2017, 13:50
Replies: 239
Views: 220,971
Posted By gnow

MHS 225

I don't think anyone is going to fill in the gap. In fact Weststar also had their fleet reduced from 6 AW139 to 2 AW139 and 2 AW189. ExxonMobil experimented with crew change using boats and they are...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2017, 14:19
Replies: 32
Views: 6,081
Posted By gnow

I was forced onto retirement at 60 last week due...

I was forced onto retirement at 60 last week due to the 225 grounding and I have 21,400 hrs. Nothing to shout about because the majority is in offshore work though I have military and bush time. What...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2017, 08:16
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,453,047
Posted By gnow

The only operator that I know still using the L2...

The only operator that I know still using the L2 and Ec225 is in Vietnam Helicopters operating off from Vung Tau. In Malaysia our clients are still not using the machine.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2017, 21:46
Replies: 25
Views: 13,556
Posted By gnow

EC225.....CAA meeting with Airbus Helicopters

I was told the CAA had a meeting with Airbus Helicopters on the EC 225 return to service issue for UK. Anyone has any idea on what the outcome is? Don't know how their decision is going to affect the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2016, 07:08
Replies: 172
Views: 68,438
Posted By gnow

EC 225 Return to REAL Service

It has been almost two months that EASA lifted the ban to ground the Ec225. Initially it was a joy...in my company we activated the recurrency program to get all the pilots ready. We were expected to...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2016, 13:18
Replies: 180
Views: 124,566
Posted By gnow

So the little bird which brought the rumour was...

So the little bird which brought the rumour was telling the truth!
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2016, 12:14
Replies: 180
Views: 124,566
Posted By gnow

Someone told me the 225 may be flying again...

Someone told me the 225 may be flying again pretty soon! Anyone else heard this rumour too?
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2016, 02:14
Replies: 180
Views: 124,566
Posted By gnow

EC 225 latest ......so quiet

It has been a few weeks since we last heard Anything from Airbus or EASA or anybody else. I wonder what is happening either in Airbus (maybe they are secretly testing a new gear!) or the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2016, 13:21
Replies: 9
Views: 4,570
Posted By gnow

Fate of Ec 225 Pilots

It has been more than 10 weeks since the grounding of our beloved aircraft. Most of us are keeping our fingers crossed that we will soon be flying again. Some of us had began looking at other...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2016, 11:11
Replies: 22
Views: 6,589
Posted By gnow

I know the late Capt Armit Tilgner was an...

I know the late Capt Armit Tilgner was an instructor at SEA Helicopters. Late he flew for Hornbill skyways a couple of years before he died in a crash in Sarawak. Used to enjoy listening to his war...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2016, 23:12
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

It looks funny. Both the FCOM and Flight manual...

It looks funny. Both the FCOM and Flight manual drawings for the clear area approach shows 650 m from LDP to a 10 ft hover. However what HC said makes sense.Maybe some Airbus instructors can explain.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2016, 12:38
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

PC2 DLE for Offshore Operations

This PC2DLE procedure had been around for quite a while. On a daily basis I tend to be at the committal point about 50 to 60 ft instead of 40 ft as recommended as I feel that 40 ft is a little too...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2016, 12:33
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

Landing on Clear Area Distance from LDP

The distance shown on the PMV from LDP at 100 ft /40 kts to a 10 ft hover is 650 meters. This "looks" like a very flat approach descending 80 ft over such a long distance.
During my conversion (by...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2016, 13:18
Replies: 72
Views: 8,632
Posted By gnow

Angry I know I am right in my reasoning but I have to...

I know I am right in my reasoning but I have to try very hard to "sell " my idea to the rest of my comrades!!!:ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2016, 12:13
Replies: 72
Views: 8,632
Posted By gnow

This thread is very interesting esp Colibri's...

This thread is very interesting esp Colibri's posting. I just came out from a heated debate at a meeting. One of the points in our take off brief (on the EC225 LP) was "No engines to be secured below...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2016, 04:52
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

Sorry Mustapa...it was a mistake. Not Off but...

Sorry Mustapa...it was a mistake. Not Off but OPEN.

HC..thank you too. I think along the same line.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2016, 14:43
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

RESETTING the TRU

In the event that one TRU light comes on the EOP calls for RESETTING the failed TRU once. Resetting to my understanding is selecting the TRU pushbutton OFF and then ON again after several seconds.
I...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2016, 14:38
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

FCOM

Hi has anyone noticed that the FCOM is not available in the Keycopter website? I managed to download a copy earlier on but I was trying very hard to get the copy again in keycopter. Airbus found some...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2015, 12:46
Replies: 9
Views: 3,522
Posted By gnow

Weather Radar on standby while taxying

I was taught many years ago never to put a serviceable weather radar to OFF while taxying as the antenna may get damaged due to the stabaliser being switched off. I always preach and practise this...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2015, 07:33
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

Ah...something which we overlook. Using the...

Ah...something which we overlook. Using the collective beep trim! Thank you very much . I will do a few trials and send you a crate of cyber beer!

By the way, do most of your pilot use the cyclic...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2015, 05:51
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

From a low hover of 2 to 4 ft apply take off...

From a low hover of 2 to 4 ft apply take off power ( to the short red line on the FLI) in less than 2 seconds. Basically the rate of power application is quite fast and natural to a trained...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2015, 14:56
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

On the subject of rig take off again.. Today I...

On the subject of rig take off again.. Today I experienced something not quite usual. Weight was about 9700 kg, OAT 30C with nil wind and nil flaring at the rig.The hover power at 3 to 4 ft low...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2015, 14:51
Replies: 649
Views: 173,026
Posted By gnow

Rotation Point for Helideck on PC2 DLE ops

I wonder if most operators use 15 ft as the rotation point for Helideck PC2 DLE ops offshore as per the Flight Manual. It looks like it is a bit too low that might result in tail strike in an OEI...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2014, 13:32
Replies: 41
Views: 3,732
Posted By gnow

Basic flying skills vs flight control augmentation: where is the rotary world?

Just a thought. The FMS is classified as a Client's Optional Equipment and as such a defered defect on the FMS is allowable for despatching the aircraft offshore. However, the FMS is the heart and...
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