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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2019, 23:13
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By SARWannabe

https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/St...

https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/AOC_holders/20180907rptAOCList_N_Z.pdf

They donít.... AW139 and multi-pilot will all be brand new to...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2019, 00:15
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By SARWannabe

Wrong. With respect, the whole crux of the matter...

Wrong. With respect, the whole crux of the matter is that people, including the planning committee and other stakeholders in Penzance Heliport, are unknowingly seeking advice from people who are out...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2019, 14:16
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By SARWannabe

Lands End does have GNSS approaches to all 4...

Lands End does have GNSS approaches to all 4 runways. The DH are all higher than necessary (around 400ft vs 250ft), and only one is available for use in IMC because the CAA want to see a certain...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2019, 10:15
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By SARWannabe

If the Cornwall/Scillies councillors & operators...

If the Cornwall/Scillies councillors & operators were serious about improving the Ďweather resilianceí the first step would be to find funding to make the whole corridor between Lands End and St...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2019, 23:03
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By SARWannabe

The humble helicopter can take off in lower...

The humble helicopter can take off in lower limits, but probably wonít have anywhere to go in 400m vis

The vis will always have to be greater at Penzance than Lands End unless they improve on...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2019, 08:35
Replies: 112
Views: 53,103
Posted By SARWannabe

Of the remaining 15,432 hours per year I dare say...

Of the remaining 15,432 hours per year I dare say a good proportion of them are primarily spent transiting great distances across the counties to be late to the party. The effective policing hours...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2019, 08:36
Replies: 33
Views: 13,853
Posted By SARWannabe

The 902 has proven itself an excellent safe &...

The 902 has proven itself an excellent safe & capable hems aircraft over the last decade or so, but the more space you provide the more kit/people they will add. Itís hard to go Ďbackí to a 902 once...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2018, 08:01
Replies: 56
Views: 11,099
Posted By SARWannabe

I only just saw this reply - one consultant and...

I only just saw this reply - one consultant and university professor, working with one of the many HEMS services has posted 73 pieces of relevant research in the last 10 years or so surrounding...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2018, 12:06
Replies: 371
Views: 50,717
Posted By SARWannabe

Hear Hear DB

Hear Hear DB
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2018, 08:00
Replies: 371
Views: 50,717
Posted By SARWannabe

What was it about using superior judgement to...

What was it about using superior judgement to avoid the need to use superior skill.

The number of professional pilots talking utter tosh here is frankly scary. I canít talk for the military in...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2018, 07:37
Replies: 36
Views: 6,731
Posted By SARWannabe

It didnít look like a drive failure to me - she...

It didnít look like a drive failure to me - she seemed to get it momentarily under control with power applied and low airspeed, for say 2 seconds until it started yawing again...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2018, 06:22
Replies: 56
Views: 11,099
Posted By SARWannabe

I'm not sure which HEMS unit you have experience...

I'm not sure which HEMS unit you have experience of, and I don't wish for you to say, but I must say that bears no resemblance to the UK HEMS units I fly, which are numerous. They are constantly...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2018, 10:38
Replies: 56
Views: 11,099
Posted By SARWannabe

How do you see this working when SWAST, SECAMB,...

How do you see this working when SWAST, SECAMB, LAS, EMAS, EoEAS etc all use their own (different) protocols with which the HEMS services must loosely conform? Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2018, 20:13
Replies: 56
Views: 11,099
Posted By SARWannabe

Because NPAS worked so well? And suggest funding...

Because NPAS worked so well? And suggest funding it by the government? Errr no. Disaster.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2018, 07:19
Replies: 201
Views: 25,125
Posted By SARWannabe

Errrr because they have to flight test the...

Errrr because they have to flight test the allowable envelope and go through the whole certification process... Clearly they havenít tested the longevity of the parts when people mishandle more...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2018, 07:59
Replies: 201
Views: 25,125
Posted By SARWannabe

What about the fact it is simply outside the...

What about the fact it is simply outside the aircraft limitations and therefore totally illegal?

yes - it could be flown positive G throughout and the helicopter doesnít know which way up it is.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2018, 18:31
Replies: 201
Views: 25,125
Posted By SARWannabe

I believe the Bell 407 that looped and rolled in...

I believe the Bell 407 that looped and rolled in South Africa was grounded indefinitely after the stunt because it was outside the RFM permitted envelope and therefore it could not be guaranteed that...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2018, 21:26
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By SARWannabe

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/1242x821/3c731a60_a203_4efc_827d_c44e82dec1a3_b5867264d64ba10fdfbe262815eb0d303b190777.jpeg

Even the 4+4+4 looks... intimate.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2018, 17:16
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By SARWannabe

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/1241x1551/7ccee71d_98bd_4594_b00f_9c95842de447_49ae0d5d0bd503f75b76f3ddb154be195348e585.jpeg

:D I almost lost a perfectly good cup of tea...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2018, 15:47
Replies: 26
Views: 5,683
Posted By SARWannabe

Whilst EASA publish guidance in this area, the...

Whilst EASA publish guidance in this area, the management of Air Ambulance charities do have a say in what triggers a 'HEMS' tasking vs Air Ambulance for their operation. Ultimately they are the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2018, 22:33
Replies: 45
Views: 16,079
Posted By SARWannabe

Quote from Dorian-Smith on 15th Feb 18 - ...

Quote from Dorian-Smith on 15th Feb 18 -


The hypocracy. Wouldn't genuine choice and resilience be to set up both operations without prohibiting one operator from landing at Tresco and offering...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2018, 21:28
Replies: 45
Views: 16,079
Posted By SARWannabe

Point was, if the weather is that bad I'd rather...

Point was, if the weather is that bad I'd rather fly routine IFR to a lit IFR runway with IFR reserves (and continue operating down to a met vis of 500m), than 'VFR' to Penzance in marginal weather...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2018, 17:25
Replies: 45
Views: 16,079
Posted By SARWannabe

Hmm, I'm not sure I share your sentiment here. ...

Hmm, I'm not sure I share your sentiment here.

1) Popping out the bottom of an LPV approach, at a controlled airport with fire cover at 200-250ft, to a high intensity runway lit environment in an...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2018, 07:25
Replies: 16
Views: 3,301
Posted By SARWannabe

I second this, we had a Raven II, which at 102%...

I second this, we had a Raven II, which at 102% before takeoff, collective fully down, was reading 18"MAP when I should have been reading 14" at our density altitudes. Therefore artificially limiting...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2017, 09:22
Replies: 65
Views: 24,133
Posted By SARWannabe

For many private pilots (especially those who can...

For many private pilots (especially those who can afford to own a helicopter) the appeal of flying helicopters is accompanied by a desire to buy into a lifestyle as opposed to skill alone. Sell the...
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