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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2020, 15:52
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By Devil 49

Twins are more complicated and there's no way...

Twins are more complicated and there's no way around the complexity. Integrating two engines, two generators, etc., will always present more opportunity for mistake. Mistakes cause crashes. High...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2020, 14:51
Replies: 61
Views: 10,455
Posted By Devil 49

Older AS350/355 cyclic friction plate jammed on...

Older AS350/355 cyclic friction plate jammed on mounting plate during pre-takeoff check. Shut down, had maintenance remedy the issue.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2020, 18:42
Replies: 756
Views: 809,079
Posted By Devil 49

I used polarized brown lenses for thirty-some odd...

I used polarized brown lenses for thirty-some odd years. Yes, they can be a problem with some displays, lcd types especially; and windshields, windows with heat elements laminated; and 'stress...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2020, 15:39
Replies: 756
Views: 809,079
Posted By Devil 49

Almost all my civilian career was spent in VFR...

Almost all my civilian career was spent in VFR only Part 135 (charter) operations. I'm retired now.

The last 20 of those 48 years, even the VFR single engine aircraft had basic IFR gauges.

I...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 21:09
Replies: 756
Views: 809,079
Posted By Devil 49

'"Too low for VFR" flight following' is what I...

'"Too low for VFR" flight following' is what I heard on the video. It's an important difference- being to low for VFR or too low for reliable position and/or communication. I've been 'too low' for...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2019, 18:55
Replies: 46
Views: 10,460
Posted By Devil 49

Nobody has mentioned it, but I know several...

Nobody has mentioned it, but I know several pilots who started their own helicopter business to build time- USA and thirty years ago....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2019, 15:24
Replies: 31
Views: 7,607
Posted By Devil 49

Yes, you could engage the starter motor, pull air...

Yes, you could engage the starter motor, pull air through the engine to cool the residual heat, but why would you want to go to the bother of a shutdown and restart just for fueling? "Hot"...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2019, 16:17
Replies: 42
Views: 7,525
Posted By Devil 49

Immediately after retiring, I had presbyopic lens...

Immediately after retiring, I had presbyopic lens exchange and I kick myself for waiting. From bifocals to 20/30 vision. I also had some cataract development, now I see colors better.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2019, 16:07
Replies: 15
Views: 4,727
Posted By Devil 49

Community based. The situation never arose...

Community based. The situation never arose except after a very, very busy day. No consequences in my 14 years.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2019, 15:37
Replies: 15
Views: 4,727
Posted By Devil 49

Nothing related is mentioned at the largest US...

Nothing related is mentioned at the largest US HEMS operator in training or any directive. Until a few years ago each base could set their own work schedule for local or crew conaiderations as long...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2019, 15:46
Replies: 38
Views: 9,534
Posted By Devil 49

Never happened, it's a rule of thumb. I wasn't...

Never happened, it's a rule of thumb. I wasn't often in a helicopter with two hours of usable fuel? I can't remember ever being so more than a couple times in 48 years.
The idea is to run a...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2019, 15:43
Replies: 38
Views: 9,534
Posted By Devil 49

I have no idea why that flight was not conducted...

I have no idea why that flight was not conducted at a higher altitude, except, as posted elsewhere, 'it's fun'.
A fair few operators (everybody I've ever worked for) have minimum en route altitudes...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 20:07
Replies: 15
Views: 4,727
Posted By Devil 49

I'm amazed it doesn't happen more often. HEMS...

I'm amazed it doesn't happen more often. HEMS ignores the human factors in scheduling routinely. Work days for a period, off 24 hours and go to night shifts? They pretend 'jet lag' hasn't been in...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 02:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Devil 49

Yes it is duty time for any 135 flying that follows.

The reg states that you must have had 10 hours uninterrupted rest within any 24 hours in which 135 flight are performed. But your day can be legally longer than that look-back 14 hours if further...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2019, 19:00
Replies: 72
Views: 17,520
Posted By Devil 49

If y'all have any interest in not so hair raising...

If y'all have any interest in not so hair raising stories-

I was assigned as a 'slick' driver to a Cobra company in IV Corps 1969-1970, Can Tho. No combat assaults, very little 'ash' and trash, a...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 16:10
Replies: 20
Views: 6,905
Posted By Devil 49

There only two kinds of people in pilot seats:...

There only two kinds of people in pilot seats: first, what the US Army told us they were trying to create in their aviation training- aviators, people with a personal dedication to learning...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2019, 14:43
Replies: 65
Views: 23,258
Posted By Devil 49

Perhaps as simple as autopilot failure, pilot...

Perhaps as simple as autopilot failure, pilot misusing controls:

NTSB Identification: NYC06MA005

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On October 7, 2005, at 2342 eastern daylight time, an Agusta 109E, N7YL,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2019, 14:34
Replies: 65
Views: 23,258
Posted By Devil 49

I remember an autopilot equipped BO105 accident...

I remember an autopilot equipped BO105 accident some years ago that was attributed that was attributed to confusion as to how the collective interacted with the autopilot. I'll see if I can find...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2019, 16:26
Replies: 119
Views: 44,412
Posted By Devil 49

Divert. Abort and go home. Land. Fly to...

Divert. Abort and go home. Land. Fly to survive, survive to fly. I can get another job, it's harder to get another ticket, and impossible if you're dead- and careless, lazy aviation will kill...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2019, 15:05
Replies: 119
Views: 44,412
Posted By Devil 49

You divert to a route that allows keeping the...

You divert to a route that allows keeping the required surface reference. I routinely planned to follow routes that maximized the possibility of surface lighting and avoided areas where it was more...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2019, 13:34
Replies: 119
Views: 44,412
Posted By Devil 49

Why aren't pilots aborting, diverting or landing...

Why aren't pilots aborting, diverting or landing when issues are encountered????
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2018, 16:47
Replies: 70
Views: 12,388
Posted By Devil 49

I hope the patient didn't see that...

I hope the patient didn't see that...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2018, 14:22
Replies: 56
Views: 20,810
Posted By Devil 49

With dual hydraulics, one gets a 'limit' caution...

With dual hydraulics, one gets a 'limit' caution panel light before the servo transparency. I don't know what happens after that?
Never had a servo transparency issue with dual hydraulics. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2018, 14:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By Devil 49

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As unregistered posted, I would guess the TR pedal issue became obvious as the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2018, 17:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By Devil 49

I knew the pilot although I had not seen him in a...

I knew the pilot although I had not seen him in a couple years. A very positive, energetic and diligent individual. My recollection is that he was about to retire. He was very, very active in the...
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