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Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2008, 21:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By Elan Head

Hi! The previous incumbent has accepted...

Hi!

The previous incumbent has accepted another position in North America. I've had a fantastic time being part of the industry in Australia and I'm definitely going to miss it... even if I never...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2008, 07:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,866
Posted By Elan Head

Here's a New Zealand Herald story on it: ...

Here's a New Zealand Herald story on it:

Chopper pilot critical after crashing into powerlines - 15 Sep 2008 - NZ Herald: New Zealand National news...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2008, 07:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By Elan Head

Re darrenphughes' comments, absolutely, no reason...

Re darrenphughes' comments, absolutely, no reason to restrict practice to those controlled areas during the day; just keeps everything happier at night. Re: landing light – yup! :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2008, 03:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By Elan Head

The same way as during the day, to a lighted...

The same way as during the day, to a lighted runway, taxiway or helipad.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2008, 02:09
Replies: 52
Views: 5,849
Posted By Elan Head

The report does indeed look at DECUs. Apparently...

The report does indeed look at DECUs. Apparently when the flight was recreated in a DECU-equipped simulator, the pilot flying was "unable to replicate rotor droop in the simulator". The report says...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2008, 23:42
Replies: 52
Views: 5,849
Posted By Elan Head

The report talks quite a bit about the issue of...

The report talks quite a bit about the issue of flotation devices. One of its findings is: “The Board finds that there is insufficient evidence rationally to conclude that the fitting of flotation...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2008, 22:01
Replies: 52
Views: 5,849
Posted By Elan Head

According to the report, the “serials on 29...

According to the report, the “serials on 29 November 2006 were planned to be conducted to a static target to overcome the perceived lack of recency in such approaches. Accordingly, at 1403 KANIMBLA’s...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2008, 00:33
Replies: 52
Views: 5,849
Posted By Elan Head

The report was released this morning: Pilot...

The report was released this morning:

Pilot error 'main cause in Black Hawk crash' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/15/2303778.htm)
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2008, 23:12
Replies: 33
Views: 4,118
Posted By Elan Head

Another VIP take on the EC 135: ...

Another VIP take on the EC 135:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/2644101516_c6f641536a.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/2644101734_1576a8bed1.jpg...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2008, 09:18
Replies: 29
Views: 3,687
Posted By Elan Head

As a lower-time pilot I’ve done some things that...

As a lower-time pilot I’ve done some things that I know now and knew then I shouldn’t have done – just because it was what was expected of me. It’s always going to be hard for younger pilots to take...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2008, 09:35
Replies: 421
Views: 162,764
Posted By Elan Head

According to Tim Tucker, "The R66 will be...

According to Tim Tucker, "The R66 will be certified to the latest amendment of Part 27."

Elan
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2008, 09:17
Replies: 421
Views: 162,764
Posted By Elan Head

My understanding is that Robinson is not...

My understanding is that Robinson is not releasing R66 photos itself, but is not working too hard to prevent others from taking them. Am happy to be corrected on this.

Elan
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2008, 04:20
Replies: 421
Views: 162,764
Posted By Elan Head

R66 photos

Does anyone out there own the copyright to some good, high-res photos of the R66? Please PM me if you do.

Elan
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2008, 02:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By Elan Head

Do you mean the common tendency to lose the...

Do you mean the common tendency to lose the glideslope near the end of (but still on) an approach? (In which case the answer is: you're not scanning fast enough!)

Obviously the glideslope gets...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2008, 06:56
Replies: 22
Views: 2,966
Posted By Elan Head

In the Solomons, the helicopters are mostly...

In the Solomons, the helicopters are mostly involved in logistical support and EMS ops. The aircraft in Majura is primarily used for IDG pre-deployment training but does some operational work as well...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2008, 05:06
Replies: 22
Views: 2,966
Posted By Elan Head

Hi, yes, Martin Bass did that story for us. It...

Hi, yes, Martin Bass did that story for us. It talks about the Air Support Unit (ASU) of the Operational Response Group (ORG) of the International Deployment Group (IDG) of the Australian Federal...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2008, 02:38
Replies: 31
Views: 6,951
Posted By Elan Head

It was recovered in Taree:...

It was recovered in Taree: http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/05/08/Stolen_helicopter_recovered_in_Taree
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2008, 05:43
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Elan Head

500 feet AGL, of course!

500 feet AGL, of course!
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2008, 04:11
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Elan Head

I'm on the safari right now – I came up with the...

I'm on the safari right now – I came up with the Melbourne group. We spent Monday night in Broken Hill, Tuesday night in Birdsville, got to Ayers Rock last night. This morning we did the big Uluru...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2008, 21:29
Replies: 69
Views: 15,453
Posted By Elan Head

Although my family didn't fund my helicopter...

Although my family didn't fund my helicopter training, my dad did his best to talk me out of it: he works in the Forest Service, flies in helicopters all the time, and has known a number of people...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2008, 00:23
Replies: 11
Views: 2,513
Posted By Elan Head

Here's one of the web pages debunking it: ...

Here's one of the web pages debunking it:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/shark.asp

Still a classic, though!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2008, 06:55
Replies: 17
Views: 4,593
Posted By Elan Head

Did Arrow Aviation overhaul that one before it...

Did Arrow Aviation overhaul that one before it went to Oz?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2008, 01:55
Replies: 507
Views: 109,884
Posted By Elan Head

I agree with rotorboy, Wanaka might be _too_ much...

I agree with rotorboy, Wanaka might be _too_ much fun...

I just did a couple of days of mountain flying with Simon Spencer-Bower at Wanaka Helicopters. (See my blog about it at www.helinews.com.au...
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