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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2020, 11:30
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Posted By Musician

a) This is not the accident aircraft, these...

a) This is not the accident aircraft, these aren't accident conditions.
b) I originally put the source in the image comment, it showed up in preview, but not in the post. It's on facebook....
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2020, 13:30
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

It had a SPZ 7000 when it was sold to Island...

It had a SPZ 7000 when it was sold to Island Express in 2015, see the equipment list at https://ibid.illinois.gov/item.php?id=123331 .


Good point.
I still had that mental image of them being...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2020, 09:35
Replies: 756
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Posted By Musician

Well, the obvious way to decouple is via the...

Well, the obvious way to decouple is via the autopilot ("helipilot") control panel on the center console, just ahead of the seats. (I haven't found where the decouple button is on the cyclic control,...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2020, 15:07
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Passenger in front

So if we're doing a what-if, let's do it properly.

I posted earlier (#301) that iexhelicopters advertised this type of helicopter for 9 passengers on their website. That makes me conclude that...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2020, 09:26
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Looking at their facebook feed, Eurosafety seem...

Looking at their facebook feed, Eurosafety seem to regularly do S76 recurrent.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1001x997/image_4260c28b325c357fe3ce86f5cf841aad7061a505.jpeg...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2020, 00:23
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Ok, thank you! I haven't seen these pictures...

Ok, thank you!
I haven't seen these pictures yet.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2020, 16:26
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

CFR 135.293: "(b) No certificate holder may use a...

CFR 135.293: "(b) No certificate holder may use a pilot, nor may any person...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2020, 14:06
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Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

That's a reference to the CFR 135.293 (c) VFR...

That's a reference to the CFR 135.293 (c) VFR currency requirements, though the regulation calls for "competency".

I wonder which type of helicopter the training was on, though. Island Express had...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2020, 10:12
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

This is the drone still rotated 20 left, i.e....

This is the drone still rotated 20 left, i.e. what the terrain would look like if breaking out of cloud at a left bank.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2020, 21:25
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Some quotes that struck me as pertinent (emphasis...

Some quotes that struck me as pertinent (emphasis mine):
"The SCT controller then asked the pilot his intentions, to which he replied he was climbing to 4,000 feet. There were no further...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2020, 05:24
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

I'd like to thank everyone who answered my...

I'd like to thank everyone who answered my questions about the engine noise on the doorbell video. My takeaway of the answers is that there is no clear sign of a malfunction, and while some people...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2020, 10:17
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

ADS-B data is sent from your aircraft, it is as...

ADS-B data is sent from your aircraft, it is as accurate as your sensors. For example, if you're low to the ground and don't have good GPS reception, your position could be inaccurate.

To be...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2020, 21:51
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Here's your image: ...

Here's your image:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1456x788/wtuoh6mr_416a577d5191ec2704f3ba3182569a5182068510.png
created by 377 Pete

This does look like the turn is too...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2020, 21:25
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

You did point out to me earlier (thank you!) that...

You did point out to me earlier (thank you!) that for part 135 pilots, more requirements apply to remain IFR-certified, as stated in 135.297 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/135.297). My idea...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2020, 00:34
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Well, yes, the full list is ...

Well, yes, the full list is
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/61.57

If you choose an instrument approach that requires you to track a course, and then ask ATC to put you on hold for one of...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2020, 23:27
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Could anyone who is familiar with this type say...

Could anyone who is familiar with this type say whether the engine noise sounds normal? Or is that not possible to judge from that clip?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2020, 23:25
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

Legally, about all he'd have to do would have...

Legally, about all he'd have to do would have been to take the company helicopter out to log six IFR approaches twice a year, right? Or am I missing something?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2020, 07:30
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

The ICAO usage is exactly that (www.icao.int...

The ICAO usage is exactly that (www.icao.int pdf...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2020, 10:20
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

What we need to consider is that our perception...

What we need to consider is that our perception of the cause of the accident depends on the dangers we have identified, and that depends on the information we have, and our background.

Discussion...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2020, 00:34
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

We have some facts from the ADS-B data, published...

We have some facts from the ADS-B data, published at https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/kobe-bryant-believed-dead-in-helicopter-crash/
...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2020, 17:03
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

The Forbes article you mention is...

The Forbes article you mention is https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2020/01/29/pilot-in-kobe-bryant-helicopter-crash-wasnt-allowed-to-fly-by-instruments/
I thought it made some interesting...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2020, 10:22
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

From an archived version of the currently...

From an archived version of the currently inoperable Island Express website (emphasis mine):

FAQ - IEX Helicopters (http://web.archive.org/web/20190424112411/http://iexhelicopters.com/faq/)
...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2020, 09:47
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

I don't think that has been released. LiveATC...

I don't think that has been released. LiveATC uses volunteer receivers to capture radio traffic, and N72EX being low between the mountains, they didn't capture the pilot's part of this conversation....
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2020, 04:56
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

The same list has a Fairchild A100S CVR, but the...

The same list has a Fairchild A100S CVR, but the NTSB reported they didn't find one. This suggests that there might have been changes to the equipment.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2020, 04:38
Replies: 756
Views: 794,318
Posted By Musician

The equipment list for the 2015 auction where...

The equipment list for the 2015 auction where Island Express bought the helicopter (they changed the registration then) has a Honeywell EDZ-705 EFIS.
https://ibid.illinois.gov/item.php?id=123331
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