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by Heliian
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Ame interim license?
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Ame interim license?

Nope, you are allowed to write the exams early but you won't get a license until everything is completed. The interim license is the paper you get before the card shows up in the mail.
by Heliian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2058

Re: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019

Nah, it's just another day in Alaska. Pretty sure they average 1 wreck per day up there now.
by Heliian
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

ozone wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:05 pm
https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Doc ... Update.pdf

Looking more and more like disorientation in imc.
Just another tragic set of circumstances.

Luckily that guy on the trail didn't get hit. It says he was 50ft away. Crazy.
by Heliian
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian evacuation 747
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Canadian evacuation 747

Ah, it's an A330neo, that's why it looks so modern.
by Heliian
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 6099

Re: AC emergency

Looks like a retread blew off, the engine ingested something big enough to ruin every fan blade.
by Heliian
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Re: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?

[ This is very specialised flying. :lol: "specialised" gimme a break, it's a passenger charter, there are several canadian companies capable of performing the task, maybe just not available or for the right price. Sure, they won't have the full handling experience of a five star airline but they ca...
by Heliian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instances of reversed controls
Replies: 33
Views: 2042

Re: Instances of reversed controls

Speaking of stalls... Exceeding VNE in a helicopter will produce unfavourable results due to retreating blade stall. During the stall, the aircraft will go out of control, pitching up and rolling. Trying to push forward will only make it worse. I only know one person who experienced it and lived to ...
by Heliian
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instances of reversed controls
Replies: 33
Views: 2042

Re: Instances of reversed controls

Check your brakes individually after service, saw one with Hydraulic lines reversed. Pilots never noticed as they mostly double braked. Could have caused a ground accident though.
by Heliian
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Flying from the right seat

The flight manual is going to tell you which side you need to fly from for single pilot operations.

It all has to do with controls and location of instruments.
Just remember, most helicopters are right seat captain.
by Heliian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 600
Views: 46212

Re: Corona Virus

Well this is going to have a huge impact on our industry imho. A number of countries have finally closed their borders to people coming from China - going against the WHO who have shown themselves to be completely useless so far. I'm expecting increasing flight cancellations across the globe. This ...
by Heliian
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

We know the company was VFR only. Where does it say the Helo no longer had a functioning IFR platform and that the pilot was unable to fly IFR ? From my experience, VFR operators won't waste a single penny on anything they don't need. This includes equipment and training. I'm not even sure if they ...
by Heliian
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

You don’t fly with an iPad? You’re crazy. iPad shows you where you are on a map presentation. Far more useful than those VOR/DME/ADF that I haven’t used since 1987. I’d be surprised if the aircraft and on-board equipment was any factor at all in this accident. The S76B has a redundant autopilot sys...
by Heliian
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

We all have our theories, I'm leaning towards the most obvious cause. Sure, some catastrophic failure of some critical component could have happened just as he was entering the hills after fog ducking around in marginal weather but VFR into IMC is my bet. There is nothing left of that helicopter, th...
by Heliian
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

karmutzen wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:57 pm
but he had an iPad with Foreflight.
Completely useless, probably had a negative effect of making him overconfident in crap weather. Many ipad drivers here have said they'd use it as an alternate att/hsi in IMC, looks like that theory is trash.
by Heliian
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Coulson C-130 missing NSW
Replies: 36
Views: 4289

Re: Coulson C-130 missing NSW

Roar wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:23 am
https://youtu.be/84Dhkw2PwuE
So?....it looks like loss of visual reference but the video doesn't help, too much background noise also.

Has the video been checked for authenticity?
by Heliian
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

No current 76 time, I also don't know what kind of autopilot they had in that bmodel, that can make a difference too. unless you're suddenly trying to avoid something. That is one scenario we discussed yesterday. However I think the rapid rise/fall is all loss of control, they may have hit somethin...
by Heliian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada 777 Seating Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Air Canada 777 Seating Plan

should just merge this with the greyhound thread.

Regardless of what you pick, they have the right to change it at any time. Best is to go with the AC layout and confirm at check in what aircraft it is.
by Heliian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

No current 76 time, I also don't know what kind of autopilot they had in that bmodel, that can make a difference too. unless you're suddenly trying to avoid something. That is one scenario we discussed yesterday. However I think the rapid rise/fall is all loss of control, they may have hit something...
by Heliian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

unless you're suddenly trying to avoid something. That is one scenario we discussed yesterday. However I think the rapid rise/fall is all loss of control, they may have hit something first. Unless there were multiple instrument failures, I don't see why they wouldn't have gone ifr at that point. Mm...
by Heliian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

I don't know anything about what happens to a helo at the edge or past it's envelope, but given the reports of a sudden rapid climb followed by a sudden rapid descent, I'm wondering if it was a result of a GPWS reaction gone too far? Or, mechanically something even could have popped on it from bein...
by Heliian
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8282

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Unfortunately this seems like a simple case of vfr into imc and loss of control leading to collision with terrrain. Going by weather at dep/dest airports and flight track, along with video from the scene it looks like they came down over Van Nuys and then attempted to follow the highway towards the ...
by Heliian
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ornge less than 500 hours
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: Ornge less than 500 hours

I apologize for this question, because I'm sure the answer is on this forum, but I have not figured out the best way to search it. I to would love to become an FO for Ornge one day but what I have yet to understand is how does the FO build PIC time? or essentially move up to Capt? Again I apologize...
by Heliian
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wow- more than a few jobs posted
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Wow- more than a few jobs posted

And countless dozens of maintenance jobs too. Everyone who wants a job has one.

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