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Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2013, 12:44
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

DB asks: lets hear if anyone is currently...

DB asks:

lets hear if anyone is currently briefing in such detail that there is no doubt, at the start of the approach, the clear division of duties between the AP and the Crew??

Well yes. And...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2013, 12:04
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

LTNABZ Don't know any of the specifics of...

LTNABZ

Don't know any of the specifics of the S92 'grounding', but it's software is written so that there are some 'no dispatch' faults that are not visible to the pilots in flight (don't want to...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2013, 11:08
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

HC, I am in the peak of health, thank you. ...

HC,

I am in the peak of health, thank you.

I do not choose my company car. The S92 is a very good aircraft and has some advantages over others but I don't believe that I have ever said...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2013, 10:26
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

All speculative. However, if true, would...

All speculative.

However, if true, would vindicate the 'no mixed mode' policy I mentioned in post #632. A modern aircraft, coupled 4 axis/3 cue would prevent this, hypothetical, event.

All...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2013, 13:24
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

HC Obviously not. I used the present...

HC

Obviously not.

I used the present tense of the verb 'to fly'.

<also naughty>
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2013, 12:41
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

HF you may be referring to the type that I...

HF

you may be referring to the type that I fly. It is indeed SOP to fully couple at Vy. That is what the aircraft is designed to do and it does it very well.

It is perfectly acceptable, if...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2013, 20:59
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Mitchaa: "For CHC to release such a...

Mitchaa:

"For CHC to release such a statement so soon where they believe it is not related to the other aircraft types tells you what you need to know about the incident."

or about CHC?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2013, 09:50
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Araldite

HC.

That only applies to European helicopters. American ones use Gluit.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2013, 18:22
Replies: 2,479
Views: 745,929
Posted By Tractor_Driver

HC. Excellent posts. The problem is...

HC.

Excellent posts.

The problem is exacerbated by managers who believe that they are working for an oil service company, not an airline. I heard of one senior HR manager who was horrified to...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2010, 19:22
Replies: 91
Views: 19,995
Posted By Tractor_Driver

I heard that Willie Toner was coming back a a Tea...

I heard that Willie Toner was coming back a a Tea Boy, to make up bait tins for the pilots.

:)
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2010, 09:54
Replies: 111
Views: 30,302
Posted By Tractor_Driver

My first purchase was for a tanner. I gave...

My first purchase was for a tanner.

I gave the lady a bob and she offered a pair of threepeny bits in exchange.

T_D
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2009, 11:53
Replies: 169
Views: 11,219
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Stopping, then landing. T.D.

Stopping, then landing.

T.D.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2009, 19:06
Replies: 32
Views: 3,347
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Pogo?

Maybe something like this?

Unreal Aircraft - Beating Gravity - Convair XFY-1 Pogo (http://www.unrealaircraft.com/gravity/xfy1.php)

TD
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2009, 19:51
Replies: 1,998
Views: 558,293
Posted By Tractor_Driver

4.6 landings per hour

212 Man,

Yes, I too occasionally do .6 of a landing, but I try not to do one evry hour.

Seriously, though, the solution we use is to leave the compasses in D.G. throughout the shuttle. After...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2009, 09:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,285
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Typical sloppy reporting.

As any fule kno:

aircraft can only plummet from above 1000 ft, below this it is a plunge. At least he missed the school.

TD
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2009, 07:59
Replies: 30
Views: 8,287
Posted By Tractor_Driver

It happens on the North Sea too

Super Puma, rotors running. Avionics engineer has some business in the tail boom. Pilot, returning from pee break, closes boot and off they go.

Engineer, now in dark, manages to crawl backwards,...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2009, 14:20
Replies: 1,407
Views: 234,758
Posted By Tractor_Driver

<(_8(!)

Crab,

I have to disagree with you there.

MOB alert. Middle of Oggin. Low power beacon. Most suitable distress frequency? 121.5 to alert Crabs 100 miles away or 156.8 to alert SBV 1/2 mile...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2009, 09:15
Replies: 1,407
Views: 234,758
Posted By Tractor_Driver

<(_8(!)

Crab, Detgnome,

Thanks.

I totally agree with Crab's last point, that the Oil Companies are more concerned with box ticking and fuzzy feelings than real safety.

Never having used either...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2009, 12:54
Replies: 1,407
Views: 234,758
Posted By Tractor_Driver

<(_8(!) = Dumb Homer

Crab,

Thanks for your reply.

For those who wonder what the relevance is, my understanding (and if anyone knows better, please chip in):

If, for reasons best known to myself, I decide to...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2009, 13:51
Replies: 1,407
Views: 234,758
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Smart homers

Following the report into the 225 ditching, where smart Vs dumb beacons was highlighted, we were having a discussion about smart homers.

My mate tried to tell me that Civvy cabs are fitted with...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2009, 13:56
Replies: 178
Views: 62,146
Posted By Tractor_Driver

how many millions per day?

Crab,

you are so right.

It's those greedy pension funds trying to make profits again, just to pay off folk who have worked all their lives.

Never mind if they don't get enough, though. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2009, 21:25
Replies: 405
Views: 72,205
Posted By Tractor_Driver

During the unicorn's annual vacation, Charlie...

During the unicorn's annual vacation, Charlie made his bid for stardom.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2009, 07:08
Replies: 405
Views: 72,205
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Prunella was wondering whether she should have...

Prunella was wondering whether she should have given in to her daughter's demand to buy the biggest helium balloon at the state fair.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2009, 09:34
Replies: 1,141
Views: 303,386
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Crab a 40% taxpayer

Obviously being paid too much.
I will complain to my M.P.
TD
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2008, 21:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tractor_Driver

Please remember though that examiners are only...

Please remember though that examiners are only permitted to simulate failures.

TD
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