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Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2019, 20:25
Replies: 127
Views: 73,733
Posted By DeltaNg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_l5ntikaU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_l5ntikaU
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2019, 18:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By DeltaNg

PAS/SAS did it for years with the MD902 .... and...

PAS/SAS did it for years with the MD902 .... and the Bo105/S61 still do well. Perhaps the business margins are greater than you may expect.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2019, 17:14
Replies: 23
Views: 7,185
Posted By DeltaNg

Basically there is a shortage of ATPL rated...

Basically there is a shortage of ATPL rated pilots in the HEMS game so the P2's can't log anything. The system of acquiring meaningful hours for the inexperienced has broken.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2019, 18:42
Replies: 127
Views: 73,733
Posted By DeltaNg

I often wonder whether 2 engines have any real...

I often wonder whether 2 engines have any real tangible benefit in the helicopter world.

For prolonged transits over 'hostile' terrain I can see the rationale - which was originally airline's...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2019, 17:39
Replies: 127
Views: 73,733
Posted By DeltaNg

Unfortunately, like an icicle used as a dagger,...

Unfortunately, like an icicle used as a dagger, hard evidence of the fuel displays status & the water which caused the capacitance probes to fail has long since evaporated.

But I'd like to think...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2019, 22:11
Replies: 127
Views: 73,733
Posted By DeltaNg

We are not nit picking. FRF figures are guidlines...

We are not nit picking. FRF figures are guidlines which are determined by Operators and Regulators with safety in mind as a sensible amount of fuel to land with as a minimum.

Fundamentally we all...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2019, 17:08
Replies: 127
Views: 73,733
Posted By DeltaNg

FRF Should give you 20 minutes at loiter (VFR)...

FRF Should give you 20 minutes at loiter (VFR) and 30 minutes (IFR) and still be able to land safely.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2019, 11:15
Replies: 127
Views: 73,733
Posted By DeltaNg

The remaining fuel endurance of the helicopter...

The remaining fuel endurance of the helicopter was similar to what one would have expected from a mental calculation, it was unfortunately in the wrong tank.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2019, 10:51
Replies: 127
Views: 73,733
Posted By DeltaNg

The lovely blue pixel indications of fuel as...

The lovely blue pixel indications of fuel as displayed on the screen does give you the impression of a nice reliable system. I have seen with my own eyes indications of supply tanks full when in fact...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2019, 22:38
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By DeltaNg

Has there ever been a proper study as to just how...

Has there ever been a proper study as to just how appalling the sea state is plotted against the appaling nature of the cloud/vis/wind etc ?
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2019, 09:24
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By DeltaNg

Cool Yes pettinger: I'm trying to raise a little...

Yes pettinger: I'm trying to raise a little laugh.

I've flown over the seas between LND and STM for the last ten years, and seen some enormous seas. Not every day mind.

Ok then - what about...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2019, 20:26
Replies: 73
Views: 35,811
Posted By DeltaNg

Time for some out-of-the-box thinking: The...

Time for some out-of-the-box thinking:

The helicopter service was convient, and it had an excitement factor.

Why not have a hovercraft ?! Exciting, novel, fast and not subject to cloudbase :)
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2019, 09:55
Replies: 33
Views: 13,853
Posted By DeltaNg

This is becoming increasingly apparent with the...

This is becoming increasingly apparent with the advent of Multi Pilot ops requiring ATPL for command AND IR AND NVIS experience AND P1 Multi time AND HEMS experience etc...

When the Offshore...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2018, 19:28
Replies: 217
Views: 198,917
Posted By DeltaNg

Yes come on tell us how much your take home is !

Yes come on tell us how much your take home is !
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2018, 16:56
Replies: 217
Views: 198,917
Posted By DeltaNg

Sorry did you just say 22 times the pay?

Sorry did you just say 22 times the pay?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2018, 10:15
Replies: 72
Views: 11,367
Posted By DeltaNg

It was a traditional. Some pilots SMOKE in...

It was a traditional.

Some pilots SMOKE in flight :eek:
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2018, 20:19
Replies: 72
Views: 11,367
Posted By DeltaNg

I ate a pasty in a Bolkow once.

I ate a pasty in a Bolkow once.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2018, 15:13
Replies: 371
Views: 50,717
Posted By DeltaNg

I think one of the problems in this thread is the...

I think one of the problems in this thread is the vast differences between Mil vs Civil Flying in the UK, in terms of training and regulation.

If you are a pure Civ pilot, flying HEMS perhaps,
...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2018, 11:52
Replies: 33
Views: 2,984
Posted By DeltaNg

OK - 'closer than' is the exact wording. ...

OK - 'closer than' is the exact wording.

Just bear it in mind and be careful.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2018, 09:16
Replies: 33
Views: 2,984
Posted By DeltaNg

Remember in the UK the 500' rule applies, even to...

Remember in the UK the 500' rule applies, even to HEMS.

If you are in 1500m viz it's hard to maintain 500' above "Persons, Vessels, Vehicles and Structures" unless you are over open moorland, or...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 09:52
Replies: 371
Views: 50,717
Posted By DeltaNg

It's worth pointing out that UK HEMS does not...

It's worth pointing out that UK HEMS does not carry an exemption from the 500' rule, which can result in prosecution & loss of licence.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2018, 18:07
Replies: 371
Views: 50,717
Posted By DeltaNg

Jetscream32 - Are you suggesting that aircraft...

Jetscream32 - Are you suggesting that aircraft can do a perfect vertical climb at zero groundspeed on autopilot at the push of a button?
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2018, 07:21
Replies: 35
Views: 4,118
Posted By DeltaNg

There's certainly a market for intra-city...

There's certainly a market for intra-city transport in Sao Paulo info here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_S%C3%A3o_Paulo)

400 Helipads !
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 21:12
Replies: 53
Views: 9,458
Posted By DeltaNg

I'm slightly worried I'm going to 'get it'...

I'm slightly worried I'm going to 'get it' whatever that means .... perhaps we should all delete our accounts and disappear !
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 12:30
Replies: 53
Views: 9,458
Posted By DeltaNg

I think the most appropriate solution for your...

I think the most appropriate solution for your proposal would be a huge, battery-powered, multirotor gyrodene called the Albatross. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robur_the_Conqueror)
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