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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 16:11
Replies: 47
Views: 5,492
Posted By HeliComparator

Yes this definitely is a major source of U.K....

Yes this definitely is a major source of U.K. aviation disasters.



Not!
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2021, 17:09
Replies: 47
Views: 5,492
Posted By HeliComparator

But people can and do fly IMC outside controlled...

But people can and do fly IMC outside controlled airspace with no radar cover all the time. They donít seem to crash very often. Well let me rephrase that, there is plenty of crashing due to pilot...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2021, 22:32
Replies: 47
Views: 5,492
Posted By HeliComparator

Yes. I felt I had to make a comment because of...

Yes. I felt I had to make a comment because of the comment "Typically when flying an instrument approach you are in controlled airspace". Bearing in mind this is a helicopter forum, I suggest that...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2021, 18:27
Replies: 47
Views: 5,492
Posted By HeliComparator

Typically when you are flying an offshore...

Typically when you are flying an offshore instrument approach, you are in Class G - although admittedly "unknown" traffic density tends to be miniscule. Onshore I agree the norm is inside controlled...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2021, 21:37
Replies: 47
Views: 5,492
Posted By HeliComparator

i don’t see your point. Regardless of VFR or IFR...

i don’t see your point. Regardless of VFR or IFR you are responsible for maintaining a collision-avoidance lookout. If the conditions are VMC then (allegedly) one is capable of “see and avoid”. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2021, 21:25
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By HeliComparator

In my opinion REDL was an avoidable maintenance...

In my opinion REDL was an avoidable maintenance error so I disregard that one. One failure is of course not statistically significant so whether it was 400k hrs or 4 million doesnít tell us much!...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2021, 13:34
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By HeliComparator

Well, considering only one rotor head ever fell...

Well, considering only one rotor head ever fell of a 225 in hundreds of thousands of hours (may be even millions) it seems fairly unlikely.

I wonder if, when viewing any other type of helicopter,...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2021, 22:08
Replies: 1,951
Views: 1,521,460
Posted By HeliComparator

you are correct on a simplistic level. But the...

you are correct on a simplistic level. But the point is that the 225ís upper modes are so capable that they tend to get used eg on a visual segment post-MAP, and any sensible operator encourages or...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2021, 22:02
Replies: 1,951
Views: 1,521,460
Posted By HeliComparator

Yes I get that. Every pilot thinks it (a major...

Yes I get that. Every pilot thinks it (a major piloting cockup) couldnít possibly happen to me because Iím not that stupid. But I canít see how that translates onto the passengers. Whether they crash...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2021, 21:18
Replies: 1,951
Views: 1,521,460
Posted By HeliComparator

And yet look at that recent report about the S92...

And yet look at that recent report about the S92 in Canada. Ok they missed the sea by 13’ but it was very close. And not the first time. The 225 may have a quickly-detachable rotor head but the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2021, 22:08
Replies: 21
Views: 4,699
Posted By HeliComparator

212 and wrench - just going by SI 1485A...

212 and wrench - just going by SI 1485A https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Exhaust%20Valve%20and%20Guide%20Identification%20Procedure.pdf

If it is wrong, I blame Lycoming! For clarity I...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2021, 16:48
Replies: 21
Views: 4,699
Posted By HeliComparator

Hi-Chrome valves were installed on engines built...

Hi-Chrome valves were installed on engines built after around 1998, that negate the need for that SB. Unfortunately for some reason, you can't fit Hi-Chrome valves to engines installed in rotary...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2021, 13:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,754
Posted By HeliComparator

High engine power is damaging, therefore you...

High engine power is damaging, therefore you should only use the OEI ratings when you really need them. You may need the 30 second rating to get to Vtoss (which shouldn’t normally take anywhere near...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 15:11
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

You didn’t and I wasn’t. <Note to self:...

You didn’t and I wasn’t.


<Note to self: next time I need to bear in mind the cognitive abilities of the recipient>
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 10:30
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Yes I do apologise, it is most unpleasant when...

Yes I do apologise, it is most unpleasant when you are on the receiving end of someone accusing you of negligently supplying dangerously misleading information.

Thanks for asking, I spent my...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 17:48
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Without trawling through the report again - so...

Without trawling through the report again - so from memory: the rate of deceleration was initially fairly modest. IIRC PM called ďairspeedĒ when it was still around 40kts, this more or less coincided...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 11:41
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

On round vs strip, I certainly used to think...

On round vs strip, I certainly used to think round was better. But once I had got used to strip, I can’t say it was an issue. Strip ASI has the advantage of the trend arrow so you can see at a glance...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 08:30
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Exactly so. Letís hope Crab is never in a...

Exactly so. Letís hope Crab is never in a position to write SOPs!
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 15:57
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

No I disagree. There is a massive difference...

No I disagree. There is a massive difference between response to the collective with high RoD and low airspeed, vs the response with high Rod and airspeed around Vy. In the former case, as the...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 15:06
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

So letís re-run the approach with the same crew,...

So letís re-run the approach with the same crew, same weather, same monitoring of IAS but with one difference - SOP mandated, and company culture supported, the use of IAS mode during such...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 13:31
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Your individual points are all valid of course,...

Your individual points are all valid of course, but I come to a different overall conclusion.
Yes of course the pilots should have been monitoring the airspeed more closely. But as I have intimated,...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 22:22
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Well Iím sure your passengers will be delighted...

Well Iím sure your passengers will be delighted to hear that it couldnít possibly happen to you.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 22:18
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Oh I know there is no hope of that! But you are...

Oh I know there is no hope of that! But you are not the only person reading.

HELLOelloello IS THERE ANYBODY THEREerer?

Ok, maybe you are the only other person reading after all.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 19:10
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

I do find it worrying that you have any...

I do find it worrying that you have any involvement in training, you don’t seem to grasp the very basics of flight safety.

Firstly it is surely blatantly obvious to nearly everyone that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 14:15
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

1/ it will be a sad day when we think we know it...

1/ it will be a sad day when we think we know it all and all lessons have been learnt. For starters, that canít possibly be the case until there have been no accidents in aviation for several years....
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 08:52
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

But you still havenít addressed the question of...

But you still havenít addressed the question of why those mistakes were made. As I mentioned earlier, not addressing that question is what kept accident rates high in the early days of commercial air...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 22:42
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Agree with most of that, but it didnít happen....

Agree with most of that, but it didnít happen. Why not? Was it because the pilots were lazy, stupid, evil, baby-eating people playing candy crush on their phones during the approach? Or something...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 22:16
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

In these times of Covid and brexit it is...

In these times of Covid and brexit it is comforting to see that some things never change.

Anyway back to the point, the cause was as you say, and as the report says, pilot error. The pertinent...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 18:03
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Yes sorry you are right, I should have said first...

Yes sorry you are right, I should have said first offshore job. I think it was also his first multi-pilot job but not sure? Aviation is very role-specific, for example you could have thousands of...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 16:20
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Were the pilots carrying out the approach in...

Were the pilots carrying out the approach in accordance with normal practice for their company? Yes. A bad practice IMO, but normal for their company’s culture. Whose fault was that?
The copilot was...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 22:52
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

A bit harsh, but I suppose a reasonable response...

A bit harsh, but I suppose a reasonable response from someone who has never made a mistake.

They made a mistake, but not from lack of interest or lack of workload. They were concentrating on the...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 15:27
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

And of course at the time of the subject...

And of course at the time of the subject accident, there was no FCOM for the aircraft.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 15:26
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

Surely it rather begs the question what is the...

Surely it rather begs the question what is the point of the regulator, if they take their lead from the status quo and from those they are supposed to be regulating?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2020, 23:23
Replies: 2,609
Views: 821,781
Posted By HeliComparator

On the subject of manual flying skills and...

On the subject of manual flying skills and training, this is an issue that I finally managed to rectify in our company for the 225, shortly before I retired. It was a struggle though! Basic problem...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2019, 13:21
Replies: 73
Views: 69,551
Posted By HeliComparator

Check the title. This is a rumour forum. It...

Check the title. This is a rumour forum. It sounds to me like itís not a suitable forum for you to read. Never mind, there are plenty of others.
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