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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Sep 2022, 14:57
Replies: 34
Views: 6,376
Posted By malabo

Looks powered at the end, then engines to idle,...

Looks powered at the end, then engines to idle, high flare pulling all the rpm off and a somewhat high ROD to runway impact that cleaned the gear off. Speed looked good for a full-on auto. Can't be...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2022, 21:04
Replies: 35
Views: 7,463
Posted By malabo

So they flew low, clipped a wire, and died. Not...

So they flew low, clipped a wire, and died. Not exclusively the turf of the unwashed, judging from the number of similar incidents happening to well-trained militaries, and regulated and AOC...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2022, 20:54
Replies: 79
Views: 24,944
Posted By malabo

"What's the point of a recent OPC" Know the...

"What's the point of a recent OPC"

Know the area, not the customer or operator. Short-term contract, so looking for mercenary international pilots (as opposed to your nanny state, cradle to grave,...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2022, 03:38
Replies: 3
Views: 2,704
Posted By malabo

Mount Cusna, near Modena. A119 Koala took off...

Mount Cusna, near Modena. A119 Koala took off from Lucca heading for Treviso on June 9th, found 2 days later on June 11. All 7 deceased. Tragic in this day and age. All the gizmos like EGPWS that...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2022, 22:02
Replies: 6
Views: 3,445
Posted By malabo

Tour guys must know what they're doing, but I've...

Tour guys must know what they're doing, but I've always been spooked about flying down into a caldera. Couldn't be sure the engine would keep making power from the potential of inhospitable air...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2022, 14:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Posted By malabo

Page 10 ...

Page 10
https://www.easa.europa.eu/downloads/7957/en
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2022, 20:13
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,254,547
Posted By malabo

What a crock of shit. Same jury that recently...

What a crock of shit. Same jury that recently heard the Depp-Heard case I suppose. And I'll take their verdict just as seriously.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2022, 15:54
Replies: 196
Views: 14,398
Posted By malabo

Curious if any operators, or even any...

Curious if any operators, or even any manufacturers, train and test VRS with their pilots. In a full career of Bell mediums including factory training, 76, 139, 332, it was never once done in...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2022, 21:55
Replies: 39
Views: 7,142
Posted By malabo

EMS 429 down Elba, NY

Might be N507TJ, Bell 429, training flight. Both occupants deceased.

https://apnews.com/article/media-new-york-helicopter-crashes-batavia-1f82fa15d968629781b00eca5f277b32
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2022, 15:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,744
Posted By malabo

Pawan Hans Profitable...

Pawan Hans Profitable (https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/pawan-hans-set-to-end-next-fiscal-year-with-net-profit/articleshow/90503792.cms)

More saleable now...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 17:32
Replies: 15
Views: 5,760
Posted By malabo

Preliminary is out. Still lots of questions. ...

Preliminary is out. Still lots of questions.

https://rcaf.forces.gc.ca/en/flight-safety/article-template-flight-safety.page?doc=ch149-cormorant-ch149903-from-the-investigator/l15jmm95
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 01:59
Replies: 3
Views: 2,149
Posted By malabo

Shake blocks? Putting it down at the water's edge...

Shake blocks? Putting it down at the water's edge sounds like the best of bad choices - pretty steep to the water for most of Johnstone Strait
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2022, 17:04
Replies: 26
Views: 5,745
Posted By malabo

Flew 139 for years, with tight economics they...

Flew 139 for years, with tight economics they fell back out of favour and it was back to a 76 C+, C++, B. Preferred the updated avionics of the 76 to the high alt jet Honeywell in the 139. But that...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2022, 23:35
Replies: 17
Views: 9,206
Posted By malabo

Only four in Canada, operated under a ministerial...

Only four in Canada, operated under a ministerial exemption allowing a restricted certificate of airworthiness. Probably similar to EASA where the minister could withdraw the exemption at any time....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2022, 03:49
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By malabo

LA County Sheriff helicopter down

Rumour it hit a power line flying low in the valley. Is it a 332L1? Might be N950SG

https://youtu.be/k_xWThGE7eg

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n950sg
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2022, 04:34
Replies: 15
Views: 5,760
Posted By malabo

I heard it was taxiing, not in flight. Locked...

I heard it was taxiing, not in flight. Locked nosewheel maybe?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2022, 21:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,060
Posted By malabo

It's not that cold, just a normal start if your...

It's not that cold, just a normal start if your battery is good. Expect the N1 to only get to the lower range before light off. Let the oils warm before you go +70%.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2022, 00:14
Replies: 41
Views: 8,602
Posted By malabo

Maybe they can find room in their budget for a...

Maybe they can find room in their budget for a little training from a civilian heli-ski operator. Video had "bad idea, poorly executed" vibe from the first frame, ending with the inevitable "dang"...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2022, 20:13
Replies: 1,609
Views: 1,758,344
Posted By malabo

Never flown the Cabri, learned on an R22 ('cause...

Never flown the Cabri, learned on an R22 ('cause it was the cheapest route to a license, I was paying for it myself, and the piece of paper at the end looks the same and has the same value (maybe...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2022, 03:56
Replies: 42
Views: 11,397
Posted By malabo

Double FADEC in cruise day VFR would have just...

Double FADEC in cruise day VFR would have just been a diversion to an airport instead of the hospital helipad. We covered those in annual training. Pilot was pretty tight-lipped (understandably) on...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 18:31
Replies: 32
Views: 9,941
Posted By malabo

Some similarities with the more recent S92...

Some similarities with the more recent S92 tragedy. Where was the operational control and standards? With the boats in heavy fog, why attempt a beach cloud break when there is a perfectly good ILS...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2021, 20:33
Replies: 21
Views: 9,171
Posted By malabo

You can see the twitch left coincident with the...

You can see the twitch left coincident with the puff of smoke, so should have been all reflex by the pilot to an engine failure. Speed/height looked survivable, maybe even outside the HV that assures...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2021, 16:05
Replies: 32
Views: 4,502
Posted By malabo

Depends on your jurisdiction and the company you...

Depends on your jurisdiction and the company you fly for. These days if you can't afford sim you can't afford a 139.

in early days we'd have to land a 212 with both hydraulics off, OEI to droop...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2021, 17:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By malabo

I'll hoist a glass to his memory. I can can...

I'll hoist a glass to his memory. I can can still hear that distinctive lecturing voice trying to polish my skills.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2021, 13:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,795
Posted By malabo

SOL 412 - happy ending.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/yale-bc-canadian-armed-forces-helicopter-1.6266092

After the shrill cacophony of "if only NVG" on the Irish S-92, I expect the same here.

The...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2021, 15:18
Replies: 40
Views: 7,661
Posted By malabo

Heavy, aborted takeoff, stopped and turned out of...

Heavy, aborted takeoff, stopped and turned out of any wind while still 'way out of ground effect. Settled with power, kept pulling the NR down so consequent loss of tail rotor authority and...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2021, 00:53
Replies: 47
Views: 9,790
Posted By malabo

Done more often than we think... ...

Done more often than we think...

https://youtu.be/PXWxjplPCYs
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2021, 19:58
Replies: 205
Views: 61,102
Posted By malabo

In your fortunate circumstances to have a fleet,...

In your fortunate circumstances to have a fleet, why not swap gauge first (easy) and pressure sender later (harder) to see if the fault follows?

Thin ice for a pilot to make maintenance...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 17:46
Replies: 96
Views: 14,234
Posted By malabo

Running takeoffs are pretty common where I've...

Running takeoffs are pretty common where I've flown, both wheels and skids, when heavily loaded or in reduced RVR. Never had to in the 139 or 407, all that power I guess. Watch any fire-fighting...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2021, 12:40
Replies: 47
Views: 9,790
Posted By malabo

Same as crab, sandblasted a couple of kids...

Same as crab, sandblasted a couple of kids slinging rocks at my 412 in Mog. Never saw them again. Once more at a chippy golfer that drove one over top of my landing helicopter at a driving range - I...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2021, 15:24
Replies: 47
Views: 18,883
Posted By malabo

PIC assumes a pilot, looks more like a couple of...

PIC assumes a pilot, looks more like a couple of kids that learned on an iPad sim app.

Someone with sharper eyes than mine may be able to pick up more detail. Registration isnít current.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2021, 15:58
Replies: 134
Views: 13,597
Posted By malabo

Done both grass and pavement, both as student and...

Done both grass and pavement, both as student and instructor, everything from R22 to 412. Each has their risk, pavement is more uniform and predictable, but you have to ignore that horrible...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2021, 15:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By malabo

Ground tug towing it through the streets of town...

Ground tug towing it through the streets of town back to the airport, must have been tempting to let it go another minute to the airport. Like 212manís landing outside the airport fence in Brunei,...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2021, 03:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By malabo

Cyclone precautionary landing Halifax

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mobile/cockpit-warning-forces-crew-of-cyclone-helicopter-to-land-in-park-near-halifax-1.5386590

Cyclone (FBW S92) lands in Halifax park...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2021, 15:56
Replies: 70
Views: 14,450
Posted By malabo

Sat tracking and relative value is influenced by...

Sat tracking and relative value is influenced by where you work and what you do. All SAR professionals that I have dealt with in Canada are heavily in favour of it. Every company I have worked for...
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