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Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2021, 13:25
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Just an idea but as an old-school TRE I had to...

Just an idea but as an old-school TRE I had to conduct OEI training by throttling back one engine with the aircraft at a minimum of 90% or RTOW. In aircraft like the Bo105 that got to be a little...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2018, 20:42
Replies: 617
Views: 157,640
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

The Bo105 certainly did have a fuel dump...

The Bo105 certainly did have a fuel dump capability. It was the only way it could get a practical Group A Certification. Engine fails dump fuel and restore OEI performance to something passable ie....
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 09:04
Replies: 1,216
Views: 621,902
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Preparing for the worst

When teaching TR Fail (drive fail or worse) in the 139 sim I first caution the candidates about taking care not to take too much detail away with them after this exercise - the sim cannot be relied...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2018, 09:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Naval Sea King Dinner at Dartmouth

Heads up for all Naval Sea King drivers, lookers and plumbers - Dinner at BRNC Dartmouth on the 4th October to commemorate the end of naval service of the mighty Sea KIng.

Contact...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Aug 2018, 09:52
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,369
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

SAS - Just remember that the train to Plymouth...

SAS - Just remember that the train to Plymouth from Penzance doesn't stop at Camborne on Tuesdays.

As to which of the OEM hierarchy should be painted the 'villain' we need a story-line that...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2018, 19:52
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,369
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

I'm retired now so I can look back on a 50-year...

I'm retired now so I can look back on a 50-year career in aviation and contemplate what I have learnt about human nature in that time. The saga of the AH and EASA 'shortcomings' in this sad tale has...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 14:54
Replies: 20
Views: 3,877
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Sad news indeed. John was kind enough to contact...

Sad news indeed. John was kind enough to contact me here on Prune about my books and even wrote some reviews on Amazon for me. We flew together in the Aberdeen in 75-6. Always a larger than life...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2018, 09:25
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,369
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

I believe the MD902 has a design that separates...

I believe the MD902 has a design that separates the rotor support from the main gearbox such that the rotor loads are transmitted to the airframe directly and not through the transmission.
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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2018, 08:36
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,369
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

As so often the case in helicopter design, the...

As so often the case in helicopter design, the 'weight engineers' have it over the others. I remember a video conference held by Shell Aircraft at LHR with the engineering guys at Sikorsky following...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2018, 21:23
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,369
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

You can call me a cynic but in my experience,...

You can call me a cynic but in my experience, large organisations, whether public or private, have the necessary power-base to ensure that their version of events prevails and that the external...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2018, 18:53
Replies: 53
Views: 12,223
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Hawkeye - In Saudi we faced a situation where...

Hawkeye - In Saudi we faced a situation where each hospital was established for a particular clientele and if you were not in that particular 'club' then the ambulance would be turned away. A...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2018, 16:10
Replies: 53
Views: 12,223
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

It's not such a crazy idea. When I did the...

It's not such a crazy idea. When I did the research for the Cornwall AA back in 1986 I found out that the then market-leaders in Germany were rarely transporting patients. Their advantage was that...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2018, 07:32
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

yes pzu, it was that Ian Stockley G

yes pzu, it was that Ian Stockley

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Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 22:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,396
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Ian Stockley RIP

I heard the sad news today that my old friend and fellow aviator passed away after a long illness. His curly mop, cheery smile and the endless supply of encouraging anecdotes will be sadly missed. My...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 20:37
Replies: 53
Views: 12,223
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

ARobur - check your Private Messages G.

ARobur - check your Private Messages

G.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 07:51
Replies: 53
Views: 12,223
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Please note that 1 from each sale will be...

Please note that 1 from each sale will be donated to the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust to help with the acquisition of a new AW169.

For those new to the subject, the Cornwall Air Ambulance was the...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2018, 07:35
Replies: 53
Views: 12,223
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

May I suggest the following as required reading....

May I suggest the following as required reading. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genesis-Cornwall-Air-Ambulance-Service/dp/1483470512/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526020436&sr=8-1&keywords=geoff+newman
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2018, 04:48
Replies: 1,886
Views: 967,920
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

No, it doesn't work like that. Operating the OEI...

No, it doesn't work like that. Operating the OEI Training switch will select the engine you want to keep 'alive'. In fact neither engine spools back, instead the PFD will show that the selected...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2018, 20:27
Replies: 1,886
Views: 967,920
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Not so Crab. The TQ Lim functions during OEI...

Not so Crab. The TQ Lim functions during OEI training by design. Part of the 'realism' involves drooping the Nr hence the Tq Lim function. The TQ LIM button will allow the limitation of TWIN ENGINE...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2018, 22:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2,678
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Nicky Papadakis and Capt Baff

I worked with both Bob and Nicky back in the '70s. Please pass my very best regards to Nicky and ask him to get in touch.

[email protected]

Aye

Geoff Newman
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2018, 08:35
Replies: 20
Views: 11,062
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

AW139 - Required prior to each Cat A departure...

AW139 - Required prior to each Cat A departure but most companies operating PC1 do it before the first flight of the day only. Cat B operations require PAC every 50 hours. Daily checks will provide...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2017, 07:35
Replies: 40
Views: 11,761
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Starting No 2 first.....

..... why would you. Placing the Bus Tie Switch ON will load up the battery with the services on the Main 2 BB - not so smart if you are short of battery volts.

It is possible to start an engine...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2017, 23:06
Replies: 212
Views: 109,660
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

The way I see it the cause of the failure was a...

The way I see it the cause of the failure was a fracture resulting from a source that did not produce detectable spalling. If the whole design philosophy of MGB's is dependent on the early detection...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2017, 17:16
Replies: 14
Views: 5,090
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

A new setback for the EC175B ??

The new AD just issued for the EC175 can't instil much confidence in the Airbus engineering systems. If I understand it they seem to have misjudged the wear and tear on a number of vital components....
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2017, 21:45
Replies: 212
Views: 109,660
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

AnFI - I suggest you read the detail behind this...

AnFI - I suggest you read the detail behind this failure before trotting out your nonsense.

G.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2017, 12:24
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Griff - the joys of being an itinerant aviator....

Griff - the joys of being an itinerant aviator. :-). BTW The events of 1990 at Clyde were the inspiration for my first novel 'For The Price of a Hat'. Anyone who knows the story of the accident will...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2017, 17:02
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

I was CP at Clyde in 1990 after the accident and...

I was CP at Clyde in 1990 after the accident and freelanced for them for a few years thereafter.
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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2017, 11:33
Replies: 212
Views: 109,660
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

riff raff - would it be true to say that the...

riff raff - would it be true to say that the fracture toughness you refer to means that the fracture dynamics are somewhat rapid as a result?
G.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2017, 20:00
Replies: 212
Views: 109,660
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

My engineering colleagues have explained that...

My engineering colleagues have explained that this type of gear wheel is made of a steel that has rather a severe crack propagation characteristic and as such the failure mode is severe and is...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2017, 22:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,994
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Non-PC

Concur absolutely. It is impossible to see the pilot flying's hands from the IOS seat if you are strapped in. It is necessary to ensure that the pilot is using the various trim functions correctly. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2017, 16:29
Replies: 57
Views: 6,860
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Crab The two guys who set up the first Sea...

Crab

The two guys who set up the first Sea King sim back in 1970 (Test pilot Peter Harper and Jet Jock Peter Jago) did a lot of work on the question of scanning. It was before the technology to...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2017, 09:05
Replies: 24
Views: 6,159
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Historically the primary requirement to become a...

Historically the primary requirement to become a helicopter pilot has been the ability to 'fly'. In other words be able to manipulate the controls to achieve the required flight path etc. Over the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2017, 10:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,774
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

NPCP - you're singing my kind of song. Yes, once...

NPCP - you're singing my kind of song. Yes, once you have a capable sim instructor the next thing on the agenda is what to teach, and then maybe how to teach it. Where do we start? How about...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2017, 05:37
Replies: 28
Views: 5,399
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

When we started on the NS in the mid-70's we had...

When we started on the NS in the mid-70's we had life jackets under the seat like the pax. The powers that be then decided that we should have the pouch tied around the waist. In Norway meanwhile,...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2017, 05:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,774
Posted By Geoffersincornwall

Thanks, Megan - Our little corner of the...

Thanks, Megan - Our little corner of the profession needs some attentiom as we are currently undervalued and misunderstood. A good SFI adds value but few understand what 'good' looks like. I came to...
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