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Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2017, 21:16
Replies: 23
Views: 3,546
Posted By outofwhack

It just confirms the rightful place that the Bell...

It just confirms the rightful place that the Bell 47 has - the most widely recognised and classic helicopter. There is one hanging in the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
31st May 2017, 16:41
Replies: 168
Views: 86,572
Posted By outofwhack

Nearly beat my 2.9 hours to solo

Nearly beat my 2.9 hours to solo
30th May 2017, 12:51
Replies: 634
Views: 271,616
Posted By outofwhack

Good companies should permanently employ good...

Good companies should permanently employ good people and get good contractors when work load is high.
A good contractor should rightly earn more than a permanent because he wants to fly aeroplanes...
30th May 2017, 12:14
Replies: 634
Views: 271,616
Posted By outofwhack

If BA have outsourced their IT to Indian...

If BA have outsourced their IT to Indian companies then it is probably much like the situation at the large mobile telecoms companies in the UK which I have first hand knowledge of.

Management...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2017, 00:20
Replies: 49
Views: 8,918
Posted By outofwhack

I've never understood: Why some people...

I've never understood:


Why some people think the Enstroms are rubbish when to me they appear to be properly over-engineered, safe and attractively designed helicopters - specially the 280...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2017, 01:26
Replies: 619
Views: 230,399
Posted By outofwhack

I dont get it but then I'm only familiar with...

I dont get it but then I'm only familiar with helicopter maintenance in Oz.

In Oz any mechanic that can work on a R22 can work on an Enstrom.
The same mechanic would need a hydraulic ticket to do...
17th Jan 2017, 12:14
Replies: 6
Views: 11,475
Posted By outofwhack

Manifold pressure increases with reducing RPM...

Manifold pressure increases with reducing RPM because it is increasing toward ambient air pressure.

When running, a simple piston engine (not super/turbo charged) always has a manifold pressure of...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2016, 22:56
Replies: 69
Views: 9,576
Posted By outofwhack

34 years and for as long as I live (but I'm...

34 years and for as long as I live (but I'm slowing coming back to gliding - the purest form of flight)
Replies: 8
Views: 7,438
Posted By outofwhack

Hi Chaps, I am coming back to olde blighty...

Hi Chaps,

I am coming back to olde blighty soon.

I have an old UK CAA PPL(A) I last used in the UK in 1990. Issued around 1988
It says permanently valid and includes RT and single engine.
...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2016, 09:39
Replies: 76
Views: 8,176
Posted By outofwhack

The obvious solution is to add an automatic...

The obvious solution is to add an automatic locking system to the overhead lockers.

They get locked when the seat belt sign comes on for descent and unlocked on engine shutdown.
Passengers would...
2nd May 2016, 00:33
Replies: 560
Views: 259,017
Posted By outofwhack

Minty, Your next steps: 1. Understand that...

Minty,
Your next steps:
1. Understand that your CVD would not put you at any disadvantage in safely performing the duties of a civilian pilot. Other countries have had even severe CVD pilots...
26th Aug 2015, 11:10
Replies: 35
Views: 4,828
Posted By outofwhack

Thanks Shytorque - I've been after a good...

Thanks Shytorque - I've been after a good explanation of this conundrum for years.

You land and then taxi to the ramp and cut the fuel to your hot fuel injected Lycoming by starving it of fuel by...
13th Jul 2015, 23:32
Replies: 716
Views: 625,484
Posted By outofwhack

Pmf1977, If you passed the Australian tower...

Pmf1977,

If you passed the Australian tower light signal test then you passed the colour vision testing at the time when it was accepted. Many did and are flying commercially. Was it the FAA test...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2015, 22:28
Replies: 13
Views: 6,364
Posted By outofwhack

I would and do happily fly helicopters with...

I would and do happily fly helicopters with abrasion on the blades - paint worn by dust particles - no big deal - it's not an issue to a well built helicopter - I just won't fly a Robinson! Why? I...
11th May 2015, 21:12
Replies: 716
Views: 625,484
Posted By outofwhack

It may have fallen a little silent on this thread...

It may have fallen a little silent on this thread but I know work is being done in the CVDPA on the next logical step in this fight. Any newbie who has failed the ishihara test in an Australian...
6th Mar 2015, 14:46
Replies: 38
Views: 6,456
Posted By outofwhack

With plumbers, electricians and car mechanics...

With plumbers, electricians and car mechanics charging at least $100+ per hour who could quibble over a LAME charging 1 or 1.5 this rate given the difficulty of maintaining their licence and the...
5th Mar 2015, 06:56
Replies: 5
Views: 3,166
Posted By outofwhack

Sadly, I understand from another forum that she...

Sadly, I understand from another forum that she took her own life. I suspect due to the treatment she has undergone from casa and atsb. Very very sad.
3rd Mar 2015, 12:40
Replies: 716
Views: 625,484
Posted By outofwhack

How can the 1989 Denison test case be ignored by...

How can the 1989 Denison test case be ignored by CASA? Don't CASA have to abide by the judges decision?

That ruling decided all deuteranopes were no added risk to aviation safety. Albeit leaving...
23rd Feb 2015, 07:22
Replies: 560
Views: 259,017
Posted By outofwhack

Great news! John Obrien and the CVDPA have...

Great news!

John Obrien and the CVDPA have won the case against CASA !

John, a severely colour deficient DASH 8 copilot (protanope) who has been unable to pass any of the colour vision testing...
23rd Feb 2015, 06:14
Replies: 716
Views: 625,484
Posted By outofwhack

Great Post :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Great Post :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2015, 12:17
Replies: 4
Views: 3,720
Posted By outofwhack

RIP mate - I'm gutted

RIP mate - I'm gutted
22nd Feb 2015, 09:14
Replies: 716
Views: 625,484
Posted By outofwhack

GREAT NEWS !

John O'Brien has won his case at the AAT !!!


Late on Friday 20th February the Australian Appeals Tribunal handed down their decision after over 2 months of deliberation following the standoff...
22nd Jan 2015, 15:40
Replies: 34
Views: 4,902
Posted By outofwhack

No problem

As long as you are operating the VH aircraft in a ICAO contracting state then our CAR 42ZD 2b applies

2) A person may carry out maintenance on an Australian aircraft outside Australian territory...
8th Dec 2014, 12:31
Replies: 30
Views: 5,742
Posted By outofwhack

For those needing a really powerful injection of...

For those needing a really powerful injection of aviation enthusiasm - go to Oshkosh next year. You will need all seven days to see half of it. It is jaw-dropping to anyone with a bit of aviation...
5th Nov 2014, 09:48
Replies: 716
Views: 625,484
Posted By outofwhack

Creamy, I would contend that the parties...

Creamy,

I would contend that the parties most encouraging Dr Ns
medical crusade are actually overseas.
I'll bet my bottom dollar it's the UK CAA (and ICAO) driving
Poosham. The UK CAA have...
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