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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2021, 04:46
Replies: 24
Views: 5,227
Posted By Gordy

You know it.... as you know my last one floored...

You know it.... as you know my last one floored me..... I thought I had finally cracked life, love and the pursuit of happiness ..... Alas not...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2021, 18:10
Replies: 24
Views: 5,227
Posted By Gordy

They are all tragedies in the end.....:cool:

They are all tragedies in the end.....:cool:
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2021, 15:45
Replies: 22
Views: 6,079
Posted By Gordy

Not rumored on here yet, but word on the street...

Not rumored on here yet, but word on the street is this is exactly what they were testing, not a new bucket but a new tank/snorkel design and the snorkel impacted the MR at some point. One can draw...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 22:36
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Ahhh, but was it green grass or it will not count...

Ahhh, but was it green grass or it will not count to the "auto gods".....:):):cool::\
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 19:24
Replies: 22
Views: 6,079
Posted By Gordy

This is merely notification to a database and was...

This is merely notification to a database and was probably inputted by the duty office secreatary who knows nothing about helicopters. I would trust no information in the notification other than...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2021, 18:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By Gordy

Go Cast Iron---nothing better and once you have...

Go Cast Iron---nothing better and once you have it fully seasoned, it will last a lifetime, and wonder why you never switched sooner. I have skillets and oven pots of all sizes and they can be used...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2021, 16:33
Replies: 47
Views: 6,065
Posted By Gordy

He was alive and kicking on a thread in...

He was alive and kicking on a thread in rotorheads 2 hours ago......
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2021, 13:28
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Tell me how this would play out on grass: ...

Tell me how this would play out on grass:
https://youtu.be/MvMcsJTOYI0
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2021, 13:22
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Thanx for the laugh.... It must be because of the...

Thanx for the laugh.... It must be because of the "flying gloves & big watches" huh.....?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2021, 06:23
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Like I said....I was not Chief Instructor...I...

Like I said....I was not Chief Instructor...I just reported my findings and conclusions.

#1...Ironic huh....he was part of the MTP---Military Training Program, yep---former military pilots now in...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2021, 05:43
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

I did not approve the grass...Like I said, I...

I did not approve the grass...Like I said, I investigated the accidents and reported my findings.... I was not Chief Instructor or the person who approved training areas, hence I reported that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2021, 01:30
Replies: 333
Views: 38,422
Posted By Gordy

OC Helicopters was not the aircraft...

OC Helicopters was not the aircraft operator...they were an "agent".
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2021, 23:40
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Bad analogy---your knees are designed to bend to...

Bad analogy---your knees are designed to bend to absorb the impact with your feet firmly in one spot---skids are designed to spread which they may not be able to do if they dig into the grass.

And...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2021, 17:32
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Don't get me wrong---I am definitely on the side...

Don't get me wrong---I am definitely on the side of hard surface vs grass.....:)


Yep, unfortunately he has since passed on. This was a case of the student had learned "rote muscle movement" and...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2021, 16:15
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

I investigated all three of the accidents. ...

I investigated all three of the accidents.


It actually did, the first two touched front of the skids first and because the "toes" dug in, there was no way for the skids to spread and slide.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2021, 18:54
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Not a Huey no, but I suspect this thread was...

Not a Huey no, but I suspect this thread was aimed at initial training. I offer some pictures-----ALL these occured in a one year period doing autos to grass.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2021, 00:00
Replies: 18
Views: 4,522
Posted By Gordy

Have done it a few times over Salt Lake City, but...

Have done it a few times over Salt Lake City, but it requires about 7 or 8k jus to get the agl altitude they needed. As long as both sides just fall off, or step the skids in unison without pushing...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2021, 14:12
Replies: 134
Views: 10,517
Posted By Gordy

Shawn Coyle did an article in 2005 on the very...

Shawn Coyle did an article in 2005 on the very subject.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2021, 21:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,630
Posted By Gordy

Maybe include the article you wrote about doing...

Maybe include the article you wrote about doing autos to hard surface after I showed you "under the blue tarps" in Titusville way back in 2005...... People still do not get it.
23rd Mar 2021, 15:27
Replies: 74
Views: 8,409
Posted By Gordy

As others have suggested---Starlink. This website...

As others have suggested---Starlink. This website will show you what you can see each night in your location:

See a Satellite Tonight (https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/)
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2021, 15:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By Gordy

I can tell you that I do not know of any cases of...

I can tell you that I do not know of any cases of engine flameouts while fighting forest fires. We are not flying in the thick smoke, occasionally we will fly in the heat but that is momentary. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2021, 19:21
Replies: 333
Views: 38,422
Posted By Gordy

Either one---my point being 4 or 5 posts ago was...

Either one---my point being 4 or 5 posts ago was that this statement may not be true: "having already decided it wasn't a better idea to turn around". I believe he made the decision to turn around,...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2021, 17:47
Replies: 333
Views: 38,422
Posted By Gordy

Nope, the aircraft has an intercom system....

Nope, the aircraft has an intercom system. Whether he was talking on it or not, the possibility is there that he started the turn before getting disorientated and then lost it as he rolled into the...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2021, 16:09
Replies: 333
Views: 38,422
Posted By Gordy

So, I throw this out there that no-one has...

So, I throw this out there that no-one has brought up yet....... What if........ He started the climb, was talking to Kobe on intercom, then decided to turn around. Then and only then lost it during...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2021, 16:11
Replies: 7
Views: 2,600
Posted By Gordy

FAA is 48 hours for all Covid vaccines----I had...

FAA is 48 hours for all Covid vaccines----I had my second one last week.
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