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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2017, 08:18
Replies: 29
Views: 11,812
Posted By S76Heavy

Why would a pilot ever want to act as jumpmaster?...

Why would a pilot ever want to act as jumpmaster? That is what qualified jumpmasters are for. And they would be hooked up with a harness to the helicopter. Unfortunately, impossible to tell whether...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2017, 16:05
Replies: 51
Views: 9,399
Posted By S76Heavy

Even a standard SAR job can become non-standard...

Even a standard SAR job can become non-standard in the blink of an eye. Which is why SAR training should be aimed at being flexible and extremely proficient in the use of the equipment and teamwork....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2017, 09:39
Replies: 28
Views: 4,465
Posted By S76Heavy

Every company I have worked for, has had a...

Every company I have worked for, has had a dedicated set of life jackets per aircraft, and then some spares. But it ha always been in a temperate climate (Europe/North Sea).
We wore survival suits a...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2017, 15:39
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,150,723
Posted By S76Heavy

RIP Cookie...What a shame. Remember him for his...

RIP Cookie...What a shame. Remember him for his tireless work as a BALPA rep.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2017, 13:06
Replies: 62
Views: 21,205
Posted By S76Heavy

I seriously doubt you can replicate the exact...

I seriously doubt you can replicate the exact behaviour of a fenestron failure in a sim. It will simply not rotate in the same manner. Perhaps it will teach the correct response. perhaps it will...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Apr 2017, 09:26
Replies: 1,788
Views: 1,025,059
Posted By S76Heavy

Having flown stuff that now sits in museums, I...

Having flown stuff that now sits in museums, I was slowly introduced to increasing levels of automation. So far, the automation is still "dumb" in that it does everything you tell it to, very...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2017, 18:23
Replies: 78
Views: 39,259
Posted By S76Heavy

Very true, and that would be step 2 of the...

Very true, and that would be step 2 of the investigation. If it becomes clear WHY the pilot chose this way to approach the deck, and if others would have done a similar approach, then it is a...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2017, 13:37
Replies: 1,788
Views: 1,025,059
Posted By S76Heavy

Which is why you need to switch off all the fancy...

Which is why you need to switch off all the fancy stuff, once in a while and do it old style. Not a popular view in H&S dominated industries like aviation, but it helps to appreciate what the fancy...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2017, 11:47
Replies: 78
Views: 39,259
Posted By S76Heavy

Double Bogey, Albatross: I believe we are more or...

Double Bogey, Albatross: I believe we are more or less in agreement.
However I try to avoid a real hover OGE as much as possible; it takes a lot of power, more opportunity to get disoriented and it...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2017, 11:34
Replies: 1,788
Views: 1,025,059
Posted By S76Heavy

The unit I was privileged to fly SAR with, did...

The unit I was privileged to fly SAR with, did not allow it because the (cockpit) screen did not easily show which way the FLIR was pointing. It would be too easy to swerve to avoid something seen on...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2017, 10:24
Replies: 78
Views: 39,259
Posted By S76Heavy

I would hope that is industry standard. We do it...

I would hope that is industry standard. We do it in any case. But do you hover next to the deck or is it a continuous movement?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2017, 10:10
Replies: 78
Views: 39,259
Posted By S76Heavy

Why would you come to a hover anyway except when...

Why would you come to a hover anyway except when already well within/over the aiming circle? I don't fly the S92, I fly something quite underpowered so we aim to fly Cat A to the deck. But not...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2017, 20:47
Replies: 49
Views: 7,995
Posted By S76Heavy

I remember reading an article at the time about...

I remember reading an article at the time about the S92 being developed from the UH60 and as such in keeping with the "Hawk" theme like Blackhawk, Sea Hawk, Nighthawk it was called the "Fat Hawk"...:E
18th Jan 2017, 08:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By S76Heavy

Are there any active commercial pilots who have...

Are there any active commercial pilots who have had this surgery performed on them?
9th Aug 2016, 12:43
Replies: 31
Views: 8,854
Posted By S76Heavy

Something to do with low cost travel, I think....

Something to do with low cost travel, I think. Apparently, to some passengers flagging down an aircraft is quite similar to flagging down a bus...
Forum: Cabin Crew
4th Aug 2016, 08:44
Replies: 18
Views: 8,217
Posted By S76Heavy

Well done all! Everybody safely out is a major...

Well done all! Everybody safely out is a major achievement. Time to recover from the shock and celebrate the outcome and your professionalism.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2016, 11:29
Replies: 89
Views: 27,240
Posted By S76Heavy

As a former SAR pilot an example I can give you...

As a former SAR pilot an example I can give you is a body recovery in a mountainous area. It was either send in a ground party of 6 100 metres down a steep decline, who would need several hours to...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2016, 08:35
Replies: 42
Views: 6,728
Posted By S76Heavy

I noticed that both reports are about Line...

I noticed that both reports are about Line Training flights. Perhaps part of the problem is that the crews tried too hard to be expedient and customer friendly rather than taking some extra time to...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2016, 19:19
Replies: 6
Views: 3,608
Posted By S76Heavy

Just until an S92 goes "splat".. Then what? ...

Just until an S92 goes "splat".. Then what?
And it does not have to be an a/c problem either, CFIT or loss of control like Sumburgh will do it.
But I'm sure CHC will benefit from dropping a model...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2016, 11:01
Replies: 82
Views: 14,570
Posted By S76Heavy

What nonsense. Are the crew now fashion police as...

What nonsense. Are the crew now fashion police as well? As long as clothing does not interfere with normal movement and emergency egress (flipflops, anyone?) they should refrain from this sort of...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2016, 15:38
Replies: 15
Views: 5,599
Posted By S76Heavy

That is has been done in the past by no means is...

That is has been done in the past by no means is any indication of it being the smart thing to do nowadays..I would hope that common sense would -prevail. Most mediums I know have a poor outside...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2016, 15:35
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,449,967
Posted By S76Heavy

Yikes! That is the whole rotor head come off.....

Yikes! That is the whole rotor head come off.. There but for the grace of God..wishing the berieved much strength and courage in dealing with their loss and the aftermath of this crash.
Replies: 14
Views: 2,769
Posted By S76Heavy

Call me oldfashioned, but this leads to a further...

Call me oldfashioned, but this leads to a further dumbing-down of the craft of flying.

I understand that the A/P is set up to give the smoothest, most economical ride. But if the pilots move the...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,769
Posted By S76Heavy

The burden of proof lies with the trainers. Like...

The burden of proof lies with the trainers. Like my RW brethren before have stated, you won't last long in a helicopter if you do not make combined inputs. And big aircraft are aerodynamically not...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2015, 20:49
Replies: 29
Views: 6,300
Posted By S76Heavy

Not smashing into things is usually considered a...

Not smashing into things is usually considered a plus for passenger comfort
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