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by Heliian
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5325

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

Gotta wonder about the mentality of some AME's running around signing off annuals on bug smashers like this without any due diligence.. Huh??? Why wonder about the AME's? It is the owners responsibility to determine airworthiness. If he doesn't direct or want the AME to do any AD research - it's no...
by Heliian
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Air North ad...
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Air North ad...

A perfect example of what I was talking about. no aircraft type, no location, and no mention of compensation. not super crazy about the shift either. you are going to spend 2 of those 6 days off catching up on sleep. Post by Sunwest » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:07 am Sunwest Aviation Job Availability Airc...
by Heliian
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8191

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I'm pretty certain Life jackets will hinder egress. Most definitely would have prevented me climbing out of the window of my Beaver. Door Jammed. Possibly would have led to premature activation, midway through window opening. Having lost watch and multi tool in the process. However if you are lucky...
by Heliian
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Grease stains on the white shirt
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Wash the aircraft.
by Heliian
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Quebec R44 missing.
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: Quebec R44 missing.

The article is overly dramatic. There's truth in it, but those truths apply to many Bell helicopters also. I agree that a low cost, entry level helicopter, coupled with a simple airframe and systems makes it a more vulnerable combination. The Bell 206 is also vulnerable to mast bumping if mishandle...
by Heliian
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Quebec R44 missing.
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: Quebec R44 missing.

They forgot the blades breaking off mid flight.
by Heliian
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Helicopter down north east of Orillia
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Helicopter down north east of Orillia

Report said 1 serious 2 minor injuries. I wish all a speedy recovery. One of my time fillers while flying over the bush is to look for holes where an auto can be performed in case the stove quits. It was an old training mantra that you should always be looking as it wasn't a case of if, but when you...
by Heliian
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Quebec R44 missing.
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: Quebec R44 missing.

Low g pushover.
by Heliian
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Quebec R44 missing.
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: Quebec R44 missing.

The r44 is the fork tailed doctor killer of helicopters, even skilled pilots have been killed due to their instability and poor design. Hi, Confirm this is the R44 that has this problem or is it the R22? Thanks, I might just get into helicopters some day and fully intend to avoid Robinsons. I thoug...
by Heliian
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for some information Baie Comeau
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Looking for some information Baie Comeau

Gorgeous part of the country, you'll need to be fluent in French.

I haven't been through in a while but it's pretty sparse.

They do have some services but you should call ahead.

Summer is tourist season, busy.

The people I met were lovely but I speak French.

Have a good trip!

Ian.
by Heliian
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Quebec R44 missing.
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: Quebec R44 missing.

Sounds like a murder plot. Time to see who benefits from his death. Well that went sideways. Do you even know where the elt is located on the r44? Sounds like it was mistakenly left off after maintenance. The r44 is the fork tailed doctor killer of helicopters, even skilled pilots have been killed ...
by Heliian
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overlooked Beaver Crash in Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: Overlooked Beaver Crash in Ontario

More of a landing incident and it has nothing to do with type of aircraft.
by Heliian
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The hazards of flying under wires
Replies: 19
Views: 2442

Re: The hazards of flying under wires

The title of this post should read: "The Hazards of not doing a proper site survey before commencing work" Flying under wires is sometimes necessary and the risks can be mitigated by knowing what you're flying under. I'm sure most of these types of crashes are caused by someone just trying to get to...
by Heliian
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Taxi Franchise idea?
Replies: 42
Views: 13279

Re: Air Taxi Franchise idea?

They have fallen away long ago but the same thing was attempted by discovery/GSH, failed miserably. You need to have open competition for a sustainable industry like that. Do you know why it failed or what exactly went wrong? The competition is only necessary from a customer's point of view. From a...
by Heliian
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Mount Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Mount Everest

I don't think that low skid gear would make much difference for the ground effect. Seeing that the peak is a pinnacle of snow, their would be little cushion from ground effect in my opinion. It didn't appear to be too windy at all up there from what the belly cam part of the video showed. I wonder ...
by Heliian
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Taxi Franchise idea?
Replies: 42
Views: 13279

Re: Air Taxi Franchise idea?

See: Canadian Helicopters They did this decades ago, essentially buying up all the mom and pops and rebranding but still using the same crews and operators. They all fell under the one operating certificate and were managed out of one office. They have fallen away long ago but the same thing was att...
by Heliian
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mayo Yukon Aug.6th 2019 crash.
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Mayo Yukon Aug.6th 2019 crash.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/al ... -1.5238183

CBC reporting 2 on board, no survivors.

There have been too many this year.
by Heliian
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4363

Re: Seaplane down with seven on board.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5729524/fata ... raft-lake/

1 deceased, 6 survivors.

It has been a tragic year for small planes.
by Heliian
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch that thumb-switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Watch that thumb-switch

I would have thought a load release switch would be guarded in some manner? Unless the pilot was intentionally flying with the guard open. Seems like a good way to destroy the load and squash people on the ground. There should never be anyone under a sling load. There may have been a guard but it c...
by Heliian
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: M2 Fixed Wing transition to M1 or M2 helicopters
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: M2 Fixed Wing transition to M1 or M2 helicopters

Best is to apply for a rotary job, you'll usually need 6 months on type to get a signing authority and you'll need to apply for an m1 if you want to work on the smaller ones. It's a little convoluted when it comes to commercial aircraft but really not that hard if you're capable. Regardless, you'll ...
by Heliian
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 2506

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

Operating any radio station requires a license. I had my roc way before I flew anything, you need it to operate any aviation radio, not just the ones in the aircraft. Sure, it seems outdated but it at least means you're competent enough to use a radio properly. (Ftu's love to rubber stamp them thoug...
by Heliian
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Mount Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Mount Everest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXNXSvnCtKA

Short answer no, you only need a little forward speed for extra translational lift. The ground effect is more useful, hence the low skid gear.
That B3 was stripped out completely, including the lead mass balancer from the head.

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