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Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2020, 02:01
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By BigMike

The really scary bit is the damage to the...

The really scary bit is the damage to the tailboom... if that had seperated...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Sep 2020, 18:56
Replies: 21
Views: 4,567
Posted By BigMike

R22 tail-rotor pedal failure

"A Robinson R22 helicopterís right tail rotor pedal failed due to fatigue cracking during mustering operations, an ATSB investigation details"
...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2020, 11:45
Replies: 26
Views: 6,628
Posted By BigMike

Maybe, but wouldn't you be looking for the...

Maybe, but wouldn't you be looking for the nearest spot the moment you lifted from the strike? How do you know the blade is not about to let go...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2020, 10:52
Replies: 26
Views: 6,628
Posted By BigMike

It stuns me that they flew it away... How do you...

It stuns me that they flew it away... How do you know it is not going to come apart...
Looks like a large enough clearing they pass at -15 sec on the video.
30th Jul 2020, 00:46
Replies: 159
Views: 44,268
Posted By BigMike

https://www.thenational.com.pg/pilot-found-charged...

https://www.thenational.com.pg/pilot-found-charged/


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x426/planecrash_271552b2582e0ee4cefbac623e02b8431f550dfb.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2020, 02:17
Replies: 16
Views: 5,992
Posted By BigMike

"It's not clear if this was on a training sortie...

"It's not clear if this was on a training sortie or and operational rescue - any info?"
ATSB report states destination as Royal Brisbane Hospital, so likely a tasking.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2020, 00:49
Replies: 16
Views: 5,992
Posted By BigMike

QG Air AW139 blade strike

"The ATSB is investigating a main rotor blade strike involving a Leonardo s.p.a helicopters AW139, registered VH-EGK, near Caboolture, Queensland, on 20 June 2020.During winching operations, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2020, 10:39
Replies: 11
Views: 4,730
Posted By BigMike

"Iíve been waiting at a chiller awhile ago and an...

"Iíve been waiting at a chiller awhile ago and an R44 arrived, 3 pax on board and 5 deer underneath . When I say arrived thatís putting it politely. That helicopter then went back onto P135 ops until...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2020, 21:08
Replies: 41
Views: 7,932
Posted By BigMike

Wink Ahh the late great John Clarke, legend...

Ahh the late great John Clarke, legend...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2020, 23:25
Replies: 7
Views: 3,606
Posted By BigMike

Aircraft is suspected to be chinese Dauphin copy.

Aircraft is suspected to be chinese Dauphin copy.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2020, 03:26
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By BigMike

IFR training NZ

Anyone know of an helicopter IFR training organisation in New Zealand?
Thanks.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2020, 21:22
Replies: 7
Views: 2,768
Posted By BigMike

Done this many times, but 1 crew member...

Done this many times, but 1 crew member immediately exits and directs/stops all traffic until cops arrive to take over.
Not much directing going on there... 😉
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2019, 18:19
Replies: 144
Views: 187,113
Posted By BigMike

What are the pay rates for onshore UK...

What are the pay rates for onshore UK HEMS/charter work on a twin out of interest?
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2019, 10:05
Replies: 3
Views: 4,609
Posted By BigMike

It was Phil's send off yesterday in Port Moresby....

It was Phil's send off yesterday in Port Moresby.
1000+ in attendance including the current and former Prime Minister's.
He will be missed.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2019, 13:22
Replies: 3
Views: 4,609
Posted By BigMike

BK117 C-1 crash PNG

On another forum, but for those that knew him...

Media Statement Aircraft accident off the New Ireland coast, Papua New Guinea, Friday 13th September 2019

It is with great sadness we have to...
15th Sep 2019, 12:59
Replies: 14
Views: 4,566
Posted By BigMike

" The fact that an engineer was onboard to me...

" The fact that an engineer was onboard to me says mechanical"

I can only assume you are not an aviation professional with a stupid statement like that.
The accident happened going into a...
14th Sep 2019, 00:37
Replies: 14
Views: 4,566
Posted By BigMike

His name is Phil Emeck. Does not sound like a...

His name is Phil Emeck.
Does not sound like a medical event at all.
The likely cause is already known, and I will not be sharing it at this time.

Right now his family is in the process of...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2019, 22:07
Replies: 25
Views: 6,163
Posted By BigMike

For those that operate them, what is a useful...

For those that operate them, what is a useful load at SL, and altitude? Are they any good in a hot environment?
Thanks.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2019, 15:49
Replies: 27
Views: 7,824
Posted By BigMike

I had similar issues with a 500C many years ago....

I had similar issues with a 500C many years ago. Aircraft was fitted with a C-18.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2019, 15:08
Replies: 15
Views: 3,346
Posted By BigMike

Samsung S2 8.0 running Oz Runways... current...

Samsung S2 8.0 running Oz Runways... current package runs all the PNG maps, plus Aus. Use a Ram mount set-up on the BK dash.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2019, 23:56
Replies: 58
Views: 15,111
Posted By BigMike

I agree, it is personal choice, and I'm not for...

I agree, it is personal choice, and I'm not for more regulation, however due to where we fly, I have made it mandatory for our company.
We will supply a new helmet at no cost to our pilots, which...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2019, 12:56
Replies: 58
Views: 15,111
Posted By BigMike

Alpha Eagle (owned by Gentex these days), and the...

Alpha Eagle (owned by Gentex these days), and the Gentex HGU-56 are both around $2000 USD ex USA, in a dual visor configuration with the usual mic/earphone set-up.
Looking at at least 4 for the...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 09:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,897
Posted By BigMike

Wink " While the knowledgeable commentators offer...

" While the knowledgeable commentators offer forth on this forum, the world continues to go around..."

" not even an AOC. Pictures taken during ferry flight"

Yep, world continues to rotate......
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 05:17
Replies: 12
Views: 2,897
Posted By BigMike

Wink Kids photo is 60NM north of Port Moresby... other...

Kids photo is 60NM north of Port Moresby... other is AYKM
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2019, 02:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,897
Posted By BigMike

Wink It's not G-OEMT...

It's not G-OEMT...
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