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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2020, 05:12
Replies: 34
Views: 9,077
Posted By malabo

20 years ago we were costing the A++ at $1100/hr...

20 years ago we were costing the A++ at $1100/hr when bidding contracts, but they were the old phase 2 and didn't have the expensive bits of the C++ like DECU, EFIS, IIDS, FDC.
Helicopters seem to...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2020, 16:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By malabo

UH-60. There is reference to an "aviation...

UH-60. There is reference to an "aviation company" but unknown if it is a private operator, contractor, or paramilitary from one of the 13 countries in the MFO. Five dead were American, one French,...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2020, 05:17
Replies: 105
Views: 11,742
Posted By malabo

I'm accustomed to more astute observations from...

I'm accustomed to more astute observations from the usual posters. First the fuel cel red herring, lots of other helicopters didn't have them and they'd burn when crashed as did some that did, at...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2020, 00:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By malabo

I feel safer in a Robbie.

I feel safer in a Robbie.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2020, 18:15
Replies: 550
Views: 443,205
Posted By malabo

The human performance factual report is an...

The human performance factual report is an interesting read, describes the training received. Both pilots paired together for initial and recurrent training at NETC. Came as a complete surprise...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2020, 18:26
Replies: 19
Views: 6,227
Posted By malabo

Still a ways to catch up to the US, where...

Still a ways to catch up to the US, where aviation crashes are always in relation to the nearest school bus. I've seen 20km.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2020, 04:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By malabo

I don't think it makes any difference adapting...

I don't think it makes any difference adapting from either one. I like single-plug, but have an adapter in case I come across one of those 20th century luddite airplanes that were built for hand...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2020, 21:19
Replies: 29
Views: 3,316
Posted By malabo

Hueyracer, you don’t have to wonder how it would...

Hueyracer, you don’t have to wonder how it would all work without the crushing weight of EASA busywork. In Canada and other regulatory jurisdictions there are no separate checks for left or right...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2020, 05:56
Replies: 147
Views: 53,818
Posted By malabo

News reports now that it was a “buzz job”, while...

News reports now that it was a “buzz job”, while the military continues to destroy its credibility with useless bafflegab. GreyHorizonsHeli called it, both the malicious military obfuscation repeated...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2020, 03:52
Replies: 147
Views: 53,818
Posted By malabo

Crashed at 6:52 local, sunset at 8:30, 2 miles...

Crashed at 6:52 local, sunset at 8:30, 2 miles back from the frigate with everyone watching them coming in. CFIT would be a puzzler.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2020, 16:40
Replies: 90
Views: 86,209
Posted By malabo

Name one global operation with a contract that...

Name one global operation with a contract that needs support. Turn out the lights.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 15:06
Replies: 28
Views: 5,292
Posted By malabo

Helped an operator round up some crews a short...

Helped an operator round up some crews a short while ago, did not find any past pilots that would not fly it again, in an instant. Popular aircraft with both pilots and operators - except in the NS....
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2020, 06:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By malabo

Are you looking for a legal loophole to “dip”...

Are you looking for a legal loophole to “dip” below MDA, just because you can do it on a PA? Or do you want to look at it practically from an approach designer’s perspective and the application of...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2020, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By malabo

Early Fire Season in Florida

Some nice footage of helicopters at work bucketing a fire. Park cars with hot cats in tall grass, what could possibly go wrong?
...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2020, 14:38
Replies: 32
Views: 5,306
Posted By malabo

500 is flown from left too. Leans left from...

500 is flown from left too. Leans left from counterclockwise rotation of main blades, easier to longline, plus you are leaning over the collective instead of reaching back for it. 47 we'd jam 2...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Feb 2020, 02:08
Replies: 115
Views: 33,792
Posted By malabo

The sort of stuff you see on a certification...

The sort of stuff you see on a certification flight, where they are still trying to figure out rotor dynamics, but the 139 is a proven 20 year old mature design. No “Bollettino tecnico” from...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2020, 03:45
Replies: 14
Views: 5,070
Posted By malabo

Ah, Blackcomb. Known as a quality operator with...

Ah, Blackcomb. Known as a quality operator with good pilots, but this makes 3 crashes in the past year.

They can afford to dribble a little hydraulic fluid in the snow - they have a bank of...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2020, 20:54
Replies: 28
Views: 10,320
Posted By malabo

I see STARS, a nearby EMS operator, is replacing...

I see STARS, a nearby EMS operator, is replacing their 6 year old 139 fleet with new Airbus H145. Fit for a queen?
Also Ornge tried bailing out of their 139 EMS fleet but timed it at the bottom of...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2020, 15:20
Replies: 4
Views: 2,485
Posted By malabo

Malaysian Police 139 down

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/02/27/six-cops-injured-in-chopper-crash-in-tawau-cause-unknown...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2020, 13:34
Replies: 14
Views: 5,070
Posted By malabo

407 in the snow

Pacific Northwest, maybe heliskiing, couple days ago. Nothing on any of the usual channels. Buddies snowmobiling took the picture....
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2020, 05:02
Replies: 48
Views: 18,773
Posted By malabo

Australian tort laws giving the Americans a run...

Australian tort laws giving the Americans a run for their money. Hope the pilot can move on, regardless of the lawsuit outcome. Hevilift is one of the better players in PNG.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2020, 04:05
Replies: 756
Views: 809,715
Posted By malabo

I guess we’d all burn in hell then. I’ve never...

I guess we’d all burn in hell then. I’ve never seen any court case that captured the intricacies of helicopter flying and the second to second decision making involved.

I’m guilty of flying...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2020, 18:32
Replies: 28
Views: 10,320
Posted By malabo

Didn’t some enthusiastic pilots bend the gear on...

Didn’t some enthusiastic pilots bend the gear on Her 76 a few years ago practising some high hover engine failures?

Same as some Bristow pilots on a 212 in Baidoa? (Not looking at you, SASless)
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2020, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By malabo

Got in got out a few times recently with a 407...

Got in got out a few times recently with a 407 bucketing a long line, if you want to call that practise.

Not a regime to linger in, except maybe for training purposes. I didn’t find it easy to...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2020, 16:23
Replies: 40
Views: 19,110
Posted By malabo

T7 registry (San Marino, for the convenience, and...

T7 registry (San Marino, for the convenience, and keeps the CAA at bay), private, based in Oxford I think. Zero viz, zero airspeed night departures from an offshore rig are acceptable with profile...
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