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Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2022, 00:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By Gordy

There is not much left to attach a prosthetic,...

There is not much left to attach a prosthetic, and it was painful hence he just uses a chair.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2022, 16:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By Gordy

Another one who also flew Tornadoes, Martin also...

Another one who also flew Tornadoes, Martin also flies helicopters......I flew with Martin on Nimrods and he has also flown a helicopter with me:

Martin H Lloyd (http://flyboy1leg.com/meet.html)
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2022, 18:58
Replies: 55
Views: 7,174
Posted By Gordy

The fires I see in the London area on the link...

The fires I see in the London area on the link all appear to be grass sires. I am a firefighting pilot in the US and maybe have insight as to how to stop them...

For the grass fires, get a combine...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2022, 00:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,558
Posted By Gordy

I have never had issues in CA and neither have...

I have never had issues in CA and neither have any of my staff that I know of except Kneeland where we had to park on one spot only to remain clear of the runway, and some of mine are pushing a bunch...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2022, 15:45
Replies: 35
Views: 7,359
Posted By Gordy

Yes. There are no helicopter POI's in the...

Yes. There are no helicopter POI's in the Sacramento FAA Office


The last one was done by an inspector from the Alaska Office who came down and spent a few weeks travelling the West coast and...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2022, 02:23
Replies: 35
Views: 7,359
Posted By Gordy

The FAA is understaffed right now, I have been...

The FAA is understaffed right now, I have been waiting 3 years for my local office to approve some amendments to manuals. I had a visit from our FAA maintenance inspector about 3 months ago...he has...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2022, 23:47
Replies: 33
Views: 5,714
Posted By Gordy

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/798x604/without_photos_useless_this_thread_is_ba4ada18ee07e820fed362dffc5132d5c2fda38c.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2022, 19:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By Gordy

Nice name dude....I suspect it is lost on...

Nice name dude....I suspect it is lost on most.....:D
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2022, 20:46
Replies: 33
Views: 4,736
Posted By Gordy

Duct tape..... Staples.... Hat, coat.....

Duct tape..... Staples....

Hat, coat.....
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2022, 20:45
Replies: 5
Views: 3,004
Posted By Gordy

Compared to? Have you looked at the actual...

Compared to? Have you looked at the actual statistics recently?
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2022, 22:40
Replies: 54
Views: 12,593
Posted By Gordy

Even to this day we would not wear our shoulder...

Even to this day we would not wear our shoulder harnesses in the 212/205/Huey as we are mostly doing external load and with the shoulder straps on you cannot lean all the way out in the bubble...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2022, 02:13
Replies: 39
Views: 5,342
Posted By Gordy

Feel free to keep calling me out...when was the...

Feel free to keep calling me out...when was the last time YOU stood up the industry and us pilots.....

I have been to Washington DC four times now and twice met with elected officials, (one of...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2022, 00:02
Replies: 39
Views: 5,342
Posted By Gordy

Hate to say it---but with an attitude like that,...

Hate to say it---but with an attitude like that, YOU are part of the problem. Have you seen what is happening at Santa Monica, do you ever wonder why there are no approved landing sites in San...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2022, 18:16
Replies: 39
Views: 5,342
Posted By Gordy

While we can all argue the pros and cons...the...

While we can all argue the pros and cons...the fact is that the public perception of what he is doing paints us in a bad light. There is no need for him to fly between the buildings to give a good...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2022, 17:37
Replies: 41
Views: 8,562
Posted By Gordy

Probably too close to the truth for comfort....

Probably too close to the truth for comfort. Snowbird is one of the 4 major ski resorts in the cottonwood canyons and it would not surprise me to hear that they were landing there "as part of their...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2022, 22:57
Replies: 41
Views: 8,562
Posted By Gordy

Too soon.....? ...

Too soon.....?
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Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2022, 21:43
Replies: 9
Views: 4,512
Posted By Gordy

Croman S61 down Hawaii

Sad day---another crash in Kauai at the missile base, rumor on the street is 5 dead. I know that Croman Helicopters has that contract.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2022, 21:07
Replies: 41
Views: 8,562
Posted By Gordy

And yet one more view: I'll let y'all...

And yet one more view: I'll let y'all discuss.....:cool:

view
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2022, 21:03
Replies: 41
Views: 8,562
Posted By Gordy

Look at this video---the one in front is spinning...

Look at this video---the one in front is spinning right at the beginning of the video:

spin
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2022, 20:54
Replies: 41
Views: 8,562
Posted By Gordy

Here it is: Video of Utah Crash

Here it is:

Video of Utah Crash
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2022, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,941
Posted By Gordy

Is there a link to the video? I have not seen...

Is there a link to the video? I have not seen it.....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2022, 17:10
Replies: 20
Views: 3,326
Posted By Gordy

I go every year as I am on various committees and...

I go every year as I am on various committees and have numerous meetings to attend.

The show is worth it, although the show floor is less appealing to me each year as there is only a limited...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2022, 17:01
Replies: 23
Views: 7,452
Posted By Gordy

I have flown a Robinson on floats many times in a...

I have flown a Robinson on floats many times in a former life, and as long as you are cognizant of inverse roll, especially in autos, you will be fine. They just add a whole bunch of weight and drag...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2022, 15:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By Gordy

This thread just begged for this---it is Jet...

This thread just begged for this---it is Jet Blast after all:

Take it with you...

....
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2022, 16:23
Replies: 20
Views: 3,326
Posted By Gordy

I will be there the whole time. I may have an...

I will be there the whole time. I may have an extra pass that I could loan out for half a day here or there.,
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 00:12
Replies: 119
Views: 15,335
Posted By Gordy

It is actually easier at night. Back in the 90's...

It is actually easier at night. Back in the 90's I flew between Kauai and Oahu once at night and back during daylight hours. One cannot see your destination during the day, but at night you can see...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2022, 16:00
Replies: 59
Views: 12,158
Posted By Gordy

Just don't get me started on "drag races" ...

Just don't get me started on "drag races"
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Hat, coat.....
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2021, 18:35
Replies: 32
Views: 5,118
Posted By Gordy

I will plus one this. I had rapidly developing...

I will plus one this. I had rapidly developing cataract n only one eye and had the surgery---best decision I ever made, and unlike Lasik, I had no issues with the FAA medical.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2021, 15:57
Replies: 92
Views: 17,145
Posted By Gordy

Agreed..... This is classic "Normalization of...

Agreed..... This is classic "Normalization of Deviance". I'll let those who still think they can fly low level in clouds and think it is normal etc Google that......
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2021, 22:05
Replies: 92
Views: 17,145
Posted By Gordy

Yep, they might have some. SoCal Edison is still...

Yep, they might have some. SoCal Edison is still with Astars I believe and WAPA is 407's but heard a rumor they are getting 429's.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2021, 18:08
Replies: 92
Views: 17,145
Posted By Gordy

This is an old photo, it was a single hook with...

This is an old photo, it was a single hook with belly band. We now use the On-board double hook system.

PG&E only owns 4 Black Hawks and those are operated for them by a contractor... all other...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 20:56
Replies: 43
Views: 10,056
Posted By Gordy

Yes, that would be a better way to put it..... I...

Yes, that would be a better way to put it..... I was attempting to be concise.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 00:09
Replies: 43
Views: 10,056
Posted By Gordy

Yes, but that is the key phrase.... Altitude...

Yes, but that is the key phrase.... Altitude and/or speed are your friend.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 23:55
Replies: 43
Views: 10,056
Posted By Gordy

Well let's not get too logical..... lol

Well let's not get too logical..... lol
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 21:40
Replies: 43
Views: 10,056
Posted By Gordy

One has to assume the wind will be roughly the...

One has to assume the wind will be roughly the same once down close to the ground and works fine, just zero the ground speed.

Of course ass others have noted there are other ways to check also,...
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