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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2021, 22:07
Replies: 95
Views: 13,717
Posted By ApolloHeli

Helicentre has a reputation, just be aware of...

Helicentre has a reputation, just be aware of that.

Secondly, when it comes to the discussion of a 'shortage', bear in mind that helicopter pilot salaries have generally gone down in the last 10...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2021, 08:38
Replies: 72
Views: 8,505
Posted By ApolloHeli

If those three SAR machines all fit on one line,...

If those three SAR machines all fit on one line, then I think it could do well to distinguish the HEMS vs. SAR helicopters (and having them face the other direction might not look as out of place),...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2021, 20:18
Replies: 15
Views: 2,995
Posted By ApolloHeli

The "Commander's flying experience" of 11 hours...

The "Commander's flying experience" of 11 hours (of which 11 were on type), 5 hours in the previous 90 days and 4 hours in the previous 4 days had me laughing. Clearly the low PIC time was a...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2021, 21:56
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By ApolloHeli

That would be a question for your competent...

That would be a question for your competent authority. EASA regulation FCL.625 covers the renewal, and as far as I am aware the aircraft it is performed on is not required to be EASA-registered, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 19:02
Replies: 28
Views: 3,614
Posted By ApolloHeli

Clearly I wrote that before my morning coffee - I...

Clearly I wrote that before my morning coffee - I also believe one of the MD500 models includes lengthened blades for hot & high performance as well as an uprated engine.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 06:37
Replies: 28
Views: 3,614
Posted By ApolloHeli

Put simply, the additional engine power is used...

Put simply, the additional engine power is used to maintain the rotor RPM at higher pitch settings than previously would have been allowed, so more rotor thrust can be maintained and thus higher MTOW...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2021, 09:48
Replies: 113
Views: 26,836
Posted By ApolloHeli

No protections, it's got a nice big FLI display...

No protections, it's got a nice big FLI display (Zero-Ten scale, 10 is T/O power limit, and a red triangle above for the transient limit).

The Tq limit below Vy (65kts) is 103%, but you are able...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2021, 21:34
Replies: 127
Views: 35,007
Posted By ApolloHeli

It's the same company that the report references...

It's the same company that the report references as "the operator" in writing, yet names them directly in three of the eight safety recommendations.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2021, 11:49
Replies: 127
Views: 35,007
Posted By ApolloHeli

I think the Safety Recommendation 2021-027 stands...

I think the Safety Recommendation 2021-027 stands out and I believe that PinS approaches should be widely developed and be available for civil onshore helicopter operations. Planning and flying IFR...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2021, 21:03
Replies: 379
Views: 88,235
Posted By ApolloHeli

A quick look on the "recent registrations" on...

A quick look on the "recent registrations" on G-INFO and it shows that Hill Helicopters Ltd. have registered G-DIAS, G-GELB, G-ODDB, and G-OISY as Hill Helicopters HX50 S/N PP02-PP05 respectively....
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2021, 19:48
Replies: 38
Views: 6,258
Posted By ApolloHeli

The Bristow cadets have a very reduced pay, but I...

The Bristow cadets have a very reduced pay, but I can't remember what their bond is.
26th May 2021, 13:36
Replies: 29
Views: 9,736
Posted By ApolloHeli

It was apparently an adversary for an F/A-18 on a...

It was apparently an adversary for an F/A-18 on a training flight

https://twitter.com/vbs_ddps/status/1397471068869246977
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2021, 22:08
Replies: 269
Views: 136,811
Posted By ApolloHeli

Seems a bit contradictory to me... [/color]

Seems a bit contradictory to me... [/color]
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2021, 08:38
Replies: 61
Views: 12,508
Posted By ApolloHeli

This is just a guess but they look like Chinese...

This is just a guess but they look like Chinese weights to me. Their centrifugal moment counters the zero-pitch return moment from the rotor blades so that pitch control is more stable.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Apr 2021, 10:18
Replies: 61
Views: 12,508
Posted By ApolloHeli

Solar panel. The flat lunch-tray sized thing on...

Solar panel. The flat lunch-tray sized thing on top.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2021, 13:17
Replies: 79
Views: 22,580
Posted By ApolloHeli

Here's a link to the Facebook video referenced...

Here's a link to the Facebook video referenced earlier (same scenario replicated in a simulator)

https://imgur.com/a/1DA60zZ

I copied and re-uploaded the video as it was difficult to locate in...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2021, 07:05
Replies: 40
Views: 22,588
Posted By ApolloHeli

It was CAVOK, about 10kts of wind and more than...

It was CAVOK, about 10kts of wind and more than an hour before official night. Disorientation would be a stretch here.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2021, 19:27
Replies: 40
Views: 22,588
Posted By ApolloHeli

Reported as F-GIBM (AS 350 B). Weather at nearby...

Reported as F-GIBM (AS 350 B). Weather at nearby Deauville (LFRG):
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2021, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 2,671
Posted By ApolloHeli

In addition to Air Zermatt you can maybe get in...

In addition to Air Zermatt you can maybe get in touch with REGA and see if any of their pilots can give you good information for the AW109. They operate 11 AW109SP's for HEMS / SAR and seem pretty...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2021, 18:55
Replies: 61
Views: 12,508
Posted By ApolloHeli

I'd posted a thread about this helicopter...

I'd posted a thread about this helicopter (https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/624476-mars-autonomous-helicopter.html) back in August 2019 but there wasn't any discussion on it. Here's a great video...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2021, 15:30
Replies: 339
Views: 44,547
Posted By ApolloHeli

Until he crashed and died IIMC.

Until he crashed and died IIMC.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2021, 09:20
Replies: 90
Views: 13,385
Posted By ApolloHeli

G-CLPR...

G-CLPR (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422eaafed915d1371000019/Robinson_R44_Clipper_II__G-CLPR_10-09.pdf) R44 rolled over at Goodwood in 2009 and in addition to severely injuring a...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2021, 10:44
Replies: 27
Views: 20,027
Posted By ApolloHeli

Get in touch with Mountainflyers in Switzerland....

Get in touch with Mountainflyers in Switzerland. They have a fleet of four, so should be quite helpful in sharing experience.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2021, 20:19
Replies: 101
Views: 21,357
Posted By ApolloHeli

That's not true. I've spoken with that particular...

That's not true. I've spoken with that particular London-based AME, as well as with my own NAA's aeromedical section and they confirmed that despite the AME being approved by Austrocontrol (not my...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2021, 15:53
Replies: 101
Views: 21,357
Posted By ApolloHeli

Ovc000 may be more informed than me, but from my...

Ovc000 may be more informed than me, but from my understanding that is perfectly acceptable. The UK CAA have told me they will begin issuing UK Part FCL licences starting in April 2021. Why they are...
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