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27th May 2020, 10:32
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Posted By hoistop

The lowest point on CFM56 (not to count cowling...

The lowest point on CFM56 (not to count cowling and drain mast) is bottom of gearbox housing with oil lines coming in and out FWD and AFT very close to lowest point. Also fire loops are at that...
Replies: 194
Views: 59,487
Posted By hoistop

And another thought: just few weeks ago EASA...

And another thought: just few weeks ago EASA allowed distance learning for maintenance technicians - for now basic license course and Type rating theory, but I believe regulations are in the works...
Replies: 194
Views: 59,487
Posted By hoistop

I feel you are damn right. As glider pilot...

I feel you are damn right. As glider pilot instructor and aviation professional (but not commercial pilot) I had a chance to take several experienced commercial jet pilots in a glider. To my...
7th Apr 2020, 13:45
Replies: 15
Views: 6,929
Posted By hoistop

"The group say the advantage of using planes is...

"The group say the advantage of using planes is that not only are they mobile and there are plenty of them now available, but also that their filtered, one-way airflow systems mirror those of an...
10th Mar 2020, 07:27
Replies: 181
Views: 98,468
Posted By hoistop

You donīt need your own GNSS. You will have GPS...

You donīt need your own GNSS. You will have GPS in the package agreement with U.S. when you are taken over by Uncle Sam. And bilateral agreement with FAA will put you firmly on the other side of the...
28th Aug 2019, 06:52
Replies: 42
Views: 22,243
Posted By hoistop

When I was just starting my aviation career, I...

When I was just starting my aviation career, I had a privilege of having a beer with him back in 1994 in Oshkosh. What he told me, changed my way of thinking on procedures, checklists-orderly...
2nd Aug 2019, 15:08
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,251,191
Posted By hoistop

I couldnīt help not to add this pass in the...

I couldnīt help not to add this pass in the debate. I took it from BEA serious incident report of Falcon 7X HB-JFN in May 2011 (runaway THS on descent to Kuala Lumpur)
A single cold solder in THS...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2019, 07:43
Replies: 78
Views: 15,851
Posted By hoistop

Had a chance to talk to those guys and visited...

Had a chance to talk to those guys and visited Chamonix base recently- they have qute a lot of training and a lot of actual practice, so definitelly proficient in what they do. Agree that nose-in...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2018, 11:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By hoistop

Did you check carefully your RFM? It might be...

Did you check carefully your RFM?
It might be that type of harness (PCDS) for such operation is already prescribed by manufacturer. Ther was a big issue with EASA on this topic few years ago.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2018, 13:03
Replies: 37
Views: 11,832
Posted By hoistop

SASless I think (out of my head, don˛t have the...

SASless I think (out of my head, don˛t have the report at hand) NTSB after special hearing about HEMS safety in 2009 put together a list of reccomendations and one of them was to prohibit reverting...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2018, 08:58
Replies: 1,205
Views: 574,875
Posted By hoistop

Onceapilot you are right. Groove at the right...

Onceapilot you are right. Groove at the right end of bearing surface is engineering need for manufacturing (free space for grinding wheel/tool for close tolerance work on shaft) and a stress relief,...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2018, 12:57
Replies: 1,205
Views: 574,875
Posted By hoistop

Thanks, crab - I understand well, how follow-up...

Thanks, crab - I understand well, how follow-up hydraulic servo control mechanism works, believe me.
I am (still) wondering if piston is trully part of control shaft, or control shaft passes thru...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2018, 10:21
Replies: 1,205
Views: 574,875
Posted By hoistop

Well, I would not like to see that - this is a...

Well, I would not like to see that - this is a critical bearing (like swashplate bearing) and is quite exposed, eventhough protected with boot.
For instance: EC-135 has practically no grease...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2018, 13:45
Replies: 1,205
Views: 574,875
Posted By hoistop

Many thanks nodrama for your effort! I...

Many thanks nodrama for your effort!
I understand this system is a classic follow-up mechanism.
eee... I am still confused a bit. Would that mean that control shaft itself is actually a hydraulic...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2018, 11:08
Replies: 1,205
Views: 574,875
Posted By hoistop

jimjim1 You are right regarding castellated nut...

jimjim1 You are right regarding castellated nut holding duplex bearing. It is obvious that if failing bearing caused inner race to start rotating on shaft, this action would put UNSCREWING force to...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2018, 11:28
Replies: 1,205
Views: 574,875
Posted By hoistop

With my 28 yrs of aircraft maintenance...

With my 28 yrs of aircraft maintenance involvement I can only agree with nodrama, that report is surprisingly ambiguous - AAIB was always a first-class source of information. Using term "solenoid...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2018, 10:54
Replies: 47
Views: 5,042
Posted By hoistop

I studied and compared different HEMS systems,...

I studied and compared different HEMS systems, mostly Europe but USA too - it was part mof my thesis some years ago.
I can only say, that US HEMS is, with some bright but rare exceptions, a...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 12:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,587
Posted By hoistop

Thru the years, FLARM became de facto colision...

Thru the years, FLARM became de facto colision avoidance standard for gliders and many powered pilots recognised that so more and more powered planes and helicopters ar using it - especially after...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2017, 09:45
Replies: 15
Views: 16,919
Posted By hoistop

Excerpt from report Googletranslated: ANALYSIS ...

Excerpt from report Googletranslated:
ANALYSIS
Crew activity
The crew in the landing maneuver in the unknown mountain terrain under the weather conditions was subjected to an extremely high...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2017, 11:33
Replies: 64
Views: 26,586
Posted By hoistop

What was the sentence?

What was the sentence?
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2017, 11:18
Replies: 13
Views: 10,163
Posted By hoistop

From the media reports both firemen were on the...

From the media reports both firemen were on the cable. That sounds odd to me?


Pali,


Is Slovakian police operating 429 hoist ops with two pilots or is it single pilot+technician/TCM? (and...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2017, 17:07
Replies: 13
Views: 10,163
Posted By hoistop

From photo it seems that hoist operation was...

From photo it seems that hoist operation was ongoing - hoist boom extended, winch cable extended cca 2 metres. Interesting to note that crew was composed of two pilots and two firemen - so one...
22nd Nov 2016, 11:46
Replies: 52
Views: 13,917
Posted By hoistop

rnzoli, Here are my 5 cents (with quite some...

rnzoli,
Here are my 5 cents (with quite some mountain flying experience):
-first, thanks for sharing the video and asking for opinion about tricky decisions you made and also sharing options you...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2016, 12:54
Replies: 46
Views: 18,940
Posted By hoistop

Dear hemsresearcher and Ducu DC, I did an...

Dear hemsresearcher and Ducu DC,


I did an overview of HEMS around Europe in 2012 as part of my thesis. Would be great to see your work finished and am willing to help. Please PM me!...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2016, 17:09
Replies: 2
Views: 2,991
Posted By hoistop

Could anyone provide METAR for the area at the...

Could anyone provide METAR for the area at the time of crash?
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