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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 05:48
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

I read the written submission filed with the...

I read the written submission filed with the Court and it was just as lack lustre. The report to the Minister recommending Visa cancellation was written by a First Assistant Secretary at the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 03:45
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

And for that they cooked up some lame story based...

And for that they cooked up some lame story based on a single BBC report in April 2020, that they selectively cherry picked from, which the Minister relied on with significant weight to make the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 03:29
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

The Court found otherwise. The medical exemption...

The Court found otherwise. The medical exemption he had met the Visa entry requirement. And the government accepted that because they didn't pursue that point in the Federal Court hearing, having...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 03:23
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

I read the submissions filed by both sides with...

I read the submissions filed by both sides with the Federal Court, and I just listened to the oral arguments for almost four hours on the You Tube broadcast. The Court has reserved its decision to...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 11:33
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

You've missed the point. And that is, don't blast...

You've missed the point. And that is, don't blast off into the night unless you can see where you are going, and you have sufficient visual reference to establish your orientation without any...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 11:26
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

Me to. So stick with the RFM and only blast off...

Me to. So stick with the RFM and only blast off into the night when you can see where you are going.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 09:27
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

No, it's just suckering in people who don't have...

No, it's just suckering in people who don't have the skills or recency to give it a go, and when they give it a go and it turns out to be too dark the situation ends up exceeding their capability. If...
11th Jan 2022, 09:18
Replies: 21
Views: 9,472
Posted By gulliBell

Hang on to the HSBC account. There is no reason...

Hang on to the HSBC account. There is no reason to close it. If you have a HSBC securities account they will charge you $25HKD/month. So what. Just use online banking to send the money outside Hong...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 05:14
Replies: 32
Views: 9,669
Posted By gulliBell

The pilot is always going to be the poor bunny...

The pilot is always going to be the poor bunny who gets stood in front of the firing squad after an accident, because surely after every accident the subsequent inquiry will find he failed to comply...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 01:01
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

Exactly. You need to be able to see the ground at...

Exactly. You need to be able to see the ground at all times to maintain proper orientation, and be in no doubt about it. Hybrid IFR/instrument/visual technique is utter bollocks. Once airborne is not...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2022, 23:09
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

Pilots of all experience levels are adept at...

Pilots of all experience levels are adept at crashing all variety of helicopters at night, even those with two engines, two pilots and certified for IFR. But doing it in a Robinson helicopter at...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2022, 23:03
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

That is a decision for the Minister to make, not...

That is a decision for the Minister to make, not the Judge. The Minister can still make that decision if he wants to. But he won't.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2022, 22:59
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

Australian culture is fundamentally based on a...

Australian culture is fundamentally based on a foundation of fairness. It's blatantly not fair to cancel someone's visa before they've had an opportunity to respond to the Notice of Intention to...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2022, 08:37
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

Sensibility prevailed in the end. It shouldn't...

Sensibility prevailed in the end. It shouldn't have taken a Federal Circuit Court Judge to unravel this mess. $500K in legal fees is the number being thrown about. Somebody should be held accountable...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2022, 03:06
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

Yep. If I might dare to speculate. If the pilot...

Yep. If I might dare to speculate. If the pilot did what the RFM required, and maintained orientation during night flight by visual reference to ground objects, presumably he would have arrived...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2022, 02:04
Replies: 32
Views: 9,669
Posted By gulliBell

Not-with-standing, they must have been doing...

Not-with-standing, they must have been doing something right because you don't operate in that harsh offshore environment for 30+ years without a single accident relying on pure luck alone. I mean,...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2022, 01:53
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

This has nothing to do with instruments and...

This has nothing to do with instruments and everything to do with the RFM requirement that orientation during night flight must be maintained by visual reference to ground objects. There is no...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 23:46
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

Whatever the flight rules, the requirements of...

Whatever the flight rules, the requirements of the RFM still apply. And in this case the RFM says pretty much what 135.207 says.

...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 23:30
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

If so this flight was totally illegal given an...

If so this flight was totally illegal given an R22 has only two seats and four people were on board.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 11:58
Replies: 32
Views: 9,669
Posted By gulliBell

The time for talking was before they launched in...

The time for talking was before they launched in the first place. Had there been a pragmatic and sensible and open and inclusive discussion/appreciation at that stage they would have turned the bus...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 09:31
Replies: 32
Views: 9,669
Posted By gulliBell

Once the fog was so thick you couldn't even see...

Once the fog was so thick you couldn't even see your hand in-front of your face, once the fuel situation did not allow for a diversion no amount of experience would save you from an unfortunate...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 09:22
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

This was a recently minted private rotorcraft...

This was a recently minted private rotorcraft pilot who, on the face of it, has taken off on a dark night off-airport in his own helicopter with his family on board. My hunch is as soon as he was...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 22:22
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

Being upside down, or steep nose down at impact.

Being upside down, or steep nose down at impact.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 10:30
Replies: 32
Views: 9,669
Posted By gulliBell

The thing is, when you read that story, as you...

The thing is, when you read that story, as you continue to read you just know the inevitable outcome.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 09:01
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

Or park the bus before the sun goes down and have...

Or park the bus before the sun goes down and have another go at first light the next morning.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2022, 06:57
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

The timeline suggests they crashed shortly after...

The timeline suggests they crashed shortly after departure.

https://gilchristcountyjournal.net/2022/01/community-mourns-loss-of-hicks-family-in-tragic-accident/
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2022, 06:50
Replies: 420
Views: 80,071
Posted By gulliBell

It's all a bit silly. There are tens of thousands...

It's all a bit silly. There are tens of thousands of COVID people going about their daily business in Melbourne. He's more likely to catch COVID in Melbourne than transmit it to somebody else. Give...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2022, 11:01
Replies: 119
Views: 14,782
Posted By gulliBell

That is the most totally destroyed helicopter I...

That is the most totally destroyed helicopter I have ever seen.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2022, 12:28
Replies: 43
Views: 9,619
Posted By gulliBell

If they try that trick in one of their flash new...

If they try that trick in one of their flash new Bell 429 it's gonna cost a lot more to fix than what a whole new unbent 206 costs.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2022, 06:29
Replies: 43
Views: 9,619
Posted By gulliBell

Yeah, I get the heebie jeebie's and out of my...

Yeah, I get the heebie jeebie's and out of my comfort zone when I can see the ground far below me. Makes me want to find a cloud to hide in.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2021, 12:28
Replies: 43
Views: 9,619
Posted By gulliBell

The C20/28/30 engine FCU will keep squirting more...

The C20/28/30 engine FCU will keep squirting more and more fuel into the engine until it arrives at N1 topping. So if you get to a TOT limit before the N1 limit, and keep demanding more power until...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2021, 04:00
Replies: 43
Views: 9,619
Posted By gulliBell

That repair will need a jig so it can't be done...

That repair will need a jig so it can't be done in-situ, it's too badly banged up. I suspect the recovery/repair cost is likely to be significantly more than what the helicopter is worth, so not...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2021, 03:52
Replies: 43
Views: 9,619
Posted By gulliBell

Agreed. In a 206B3 with an engine producing...

Agreed. In a 206B3 with an engine producing on-spec power you should be TQ limited up to about 8,000 ISA+15, and TOT or N1 limited above that.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2021, 03:48
Replies: 43
Views: 9,619
Posted By gulliBell

That should be a "bread and butter" approach for...

That should be a "bread and butter" approach for any commercial B206 pilot. He had a bit of useful height and maybe a bit of useful airspeed when the rotor was heard to droop. His mistake is obvious....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2021, 04:02
Replies: 18
Views: 5,227
Posted By gulliBell

Just spit-balling a bit here, but why doesn't DoT...

Just spit-balling a bit here, but why doesn't DoT buy 5 new helicopters (€100m), hire 20 crews to fly them = 80 people (€16m/year), hire 20 people to maintain them (€4m/year), hire 20 people to fill...
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