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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2019, 22:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Meh- could be tomorrow. Heck, could be today! ...

Meh- could be tomorrow. Heck, could be today! What, you want to live forever? Then choose another profession. Dying in a helicopter is something that we who do it for a living simply don't think...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2019, 01:59
Replies: 460
Views: 139,403
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Couldn't this whole thing have been prevented if...

Couldn't this whole thing have been prevented if Airbus had just used a toggle switch on the dash controlling an electrically-operated FSOV, like every Bell 206 has had since the beginning of time? ...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2019, 20:38
Replies: 123
Views: 61,997
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

I guess I have to side with aa777888 on this one....

I guess I have to side with aa777888 on this one. I mean, this ain't the 1950's where we're all innocent of or nave about the hazards and risks of helicopters. These days, you'd have to be living...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 20:48
Replies: 123
Views: 61,997
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Yeeaaaaahh...I guess reading comprehension isn't...

Yeeaaaaahh...I guess reading comprehension isn't really your strong suit there, flylow. You're probably just a pilot - probably always be a pilot, never anything more. :-/ I feel bad for you. Look...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 04:29
Replies: 123
Views: 61,997
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

We can debate and argue about the "safety" of...

We can debate and argue about the "safety" of such operation from now until kingdom come. Defenders - and surely the operator - will obviously say they're doing it safely and not violating any...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2019, 15:45
Replies: 25
Views: 4,682
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

At the end of the day, there are certain things...

At the end of the day, there are certain things that simply cannot be done cheaply. Six full-size males (plus their crap, undoubtedly) on a 250-mile roundtrip with a hover-hole at home base? ...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2019, 20:28
Replies: 29
Views: 8,958
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Well they've made around 6,000 of the things,...

Well they've made around 6,000 of the things, so...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2019, 01:27
Replies: 32
Views: 8,140
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

This is what a lot of pilots don't understand...

This is what a lot of pilots don't understand about how profitable tours can be. It's not about clock-hours - it's about *flight hours* (skids-up to skids-down). The only thing that matters is how...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2019, 20:30
Replies: 32
Views: 8,140
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

aa777888, I don't mean to be needlessly contrary...

aa777888, I don't mean to be needlessly contrary here. But over the years I've witnessed multiple fairs both here in my hometown of Pensacola, Florida and up in Washington State. Once, the operator...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2019, 14:08
Replies: 32
Views: 8,140
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Wow. I won't come right out and say that...

Wow. I won't come right out and say that Bell_ringer's post is idiotic, but it comes as close to it as anything I've ever read here or on the "bad" JH board.

That said, has anyone ever witnessed...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2019, 14:43
Replies: 460
Views: 139,403
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Got to agree with verticalspin here. It's not...

Got to agree with verticalspin here. It's not about knowing when someone is over the limit for driving. The wording says, "...appears to be intoxicated." So what's "intoxicated" mean? ...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2019, 14:27
Replies: 460
Views: 139,403
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

The U.S. FAA has a little problem with this...

The U.S. FAA has a little problem with this crash. The regulations regarding passenger restraints are...well...vague. They only say that passengers must be seated and belted during takeoff and...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2019, 14:51
Replies: 460
Views: 139,403
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

When I think about being tethered to an aircraft...

When I think about being tethered to an aircraft with a harness that is secured BEHIND me with a screw-type carabiner...I mean, it just gives me the willies. Or heebie-jeebies, one or the other. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2019, 17:03
Replies: 4
Views: 2,540
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

As someone who watched helplessly as a man walked...

As someone who watched helplessly as a man walked to his demise into the tail rotor of a running helicopter, I can tell you that there is quite a bit of shock and confusion immediately after such an...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Sep 2019, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 2,976
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

505 Crash

Sooooo...no mention of the 505 crash in Switzerland? I thought you Euroguys were up on what goes on in your continent.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2019, 19:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,485
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Agreed......especially ir you're not even a good...

Agreed......especially ir you're not even a good enough pilot to put a damn 206 on a dolly without falling off.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 05:21
Replies: 27
Views: 6,833
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Heliboy, this procedure applies to pretty much...

Heliboy, this procedure applies to pretty much all single-engine helicopters with so-called "free turbine" engines - in other words, helicopters that don't have a clutch between the engine and...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2019, 06:23
Replies: 446
Views: 388,798
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Ohhhhh, I dunno. Maybe because the NTSB...

Ohhhhh, I dunno. Maybe because the NTSB preliminary report said: "The tail rotor assembly, which was also separated was subsequently recovered." I guess I assumed that to mean the t/r gearbox came...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2019, 18:50
Replies: 446
Views: 388,798
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Wait...what? The t/r gearbox separated from the...

Wait...what? The t/r gearbox separated from the fin? And one of the four t/r blades has not been found? Hmm. I know that a lot of you had leapt to the conclusion that two inept pilots screwed up....
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2019, 13:34
Replies: 35
Views: 11,976
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

There is a video on Facebook (to which I cannot...

There is a video on Facebook (to which I cannot link) that shows this ship in a fairly well stabilized hover as a ground crew removes the damaged skids. Once that is done the pilot sets the ship down...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2019, 01:56
Replies: 58
Views: 14,052
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Why should regulations require helmet usage?...

Why should regulations require helmet usage? Shouldn't certain decisions be left up to the people who will be affected by them?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2019, 22:03
Replies: 50
Views: 22,111
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

They surely neglected the 2-minute cool down -...

They surely neglected the 2-minute cool down - Shame on them!
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2019, 19:23
Replies: 25
Views: 9,009
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

From this amateur NTSB sleuth: I don't know...

From this amateur NTSB sleuth: I don't know anything about R-44's, but my guess would be that the last tail rotor drive shaft coupling (the one that attaches it to the gearbox) came undone. That...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2019, 22:06
Replies: 25
Views: 9,009
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

Nobody...at least no helicopter pilot is going to...

Nobody...at least no helicopter pilot is going to get that joke without the link to the hilarious video.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2019, 15:22
Replies: 58
Views: 24,457
Posted By FH1100 Pilot

We can't be too hard on this guy. Those of us...

We can't be too hard on this guy. Those of us with umpteen-thousands of hours in 206's can smugly sit here saying, "Saw that one coming a mile off!" But everybody's got to learn at their own pace and...
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