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  Topic: Helicopter Crash - Chagford, Devon - 16th May 2011
chopperjockey

Replies: 6
Views: 2840

PostForum: Flight Safety   Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:18 am   Subject: Helicopter Crash - Chagford, Devon - 16th May 2011
It was an R44, dynamic rollover when pilot tried to reposition after landing near trees on sloping ground. No injuries.
  Topic: Angry Bristol Man shakes Helicopter!
chopperjockey

Replies: 10
Views: 2700

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:08 pm   Subject: Angry Bristol Man shakes Helicopter!
Well done to the judge for imposing a realistic sentence and to the pilot for dealing with a life-threatening situation successfully.

I would say the pilot could have dealt with the situation bett ...
  Topic: Teenagers attack air ambulance
chopperjockey

Replies: 31
Views: 7285

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:11 pm   Subject: Teenagers attack air ambulance
I tend to agree! If the pilot thought "what the heck..." and then something happened, with him, paramedic and patient on board..... he'd be public enemy No. 1.

And on the other side of the argument ...
  Topic: Teenagers attack air ambulance
chopperjockey

Replies: 31
Views: 7285

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:14 am   Subject: Teenagers attack air ambulance
Pilots swing off tail booms every time the ground handling wheels go down. Have you ever ground handled a 300? or an Enstrom or a 500 or a 206 or an R44 etc?
You have to grab hold the tail fin and u ...
  Topic: Flying a helicopter is easy. If only we didn't need RT
chopperjockey

Replies: 7
Views: 3018

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:20 pm   Subject: Flying a helicopter is easy. If only we didn't need RT
RDB,
If you don't want to loose height when you let go of the lever, try pulling back on the stick. Smile
  Topic: Teenagers attack air ambulance
chopperjockey

Replies: 31
Views: 7285

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:25 pm   Subject: Teenagers attack air ambulance
Just to look at the other point of view....
Although I agree the attack was disgraceful, I note there appears to be no report of any actual damage to the aircraft. Could it be that there was indeed n ...
  Topic: Hello from new member! advise needed :-)
chopperjockey

Replies: 10
Views: 4474

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:56 am   Subject: Hello from new member! advise needed :-)
Of course there is the "other" option of not going to a school at all. (Private tuition if you like). The teacher can come to you.
Consider finding a local instructor and ask if they have access to ...
  Topic: Heat, doors and maps...
chopperjockey

Replies: 4
Views: 1444

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 2:09 pm   Subject: Heat, doors and maps...
Or don't have one to hand if you know where you are going.
  Topic: Landed on the H
chopperjockey

Replies: 5
Views: 1823

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:56 am   Subject: Landed on the H
Of course in some places the H is considered an "aiming point" and the owner would prefer you to land "next" to it so as to

a) not obscure it and

b) to not scratch the paint off with your skids. ...
  Topic: continued training
chopperjockey

Replies: 2
Views: 1309

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 12:19 pm   Subject: continued training
Do any other PPL's practice dual auto's on a regular basis and if so what ratio of solo to dual? Interested in all comments.

I practice solo, probably once a month and dual once a year with my anua ...
  Topic: Mode S transponders
chopperjockey

Replies: 4
Views: 1343

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:37 pm   Subject: Mode S transponders
http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=810

New Transponder Carriage Requirements
Following public consultation, the revised transponder carriage requirements will come into effect on 1 January 20 ...
  Topic: Mode S transponders
chopperjockey

Replies: 4
Views: 1343

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:10 am   Subject: Mode S transponders
Has anyone sorted out their mode S transponders yet?

If so, What solution have you come up with? Any recommendations?

If not, what do you intend to do?
  Topic: Helicopter Lifespan, help me understand what I am looking at
chopperjockey

Replies: 13
Views: 6685

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:34 pm   Subject: Helicopter Lifespan, help me understand what I am looking at
Maintenance on our 280C is about 2 to 3K a year. Insurance another 3K then add the fuel and oil per hours flown. Used to cost overall about 15 to 20K based on 100 hrs a year. If you train on an R22 ...
  Topic: Helicopter Lifespan, help me understand what I am looking at
chopperjockey

Replies: 13
Views: 6685

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:51 pm   Subject: Re: Helicopter Lifespan, help me understand what I am lookin


So, surely this is a bargain for anyone wanting to hour build. Simply buy it, fly the arse off it for a year and then sell it on.

So, what am I missing here? Surely bargain of the century.
...
  Topic: SFH from Plymouth?
chopperjockey

Replies: 14
Views: 3572

PostForum: Torque, Chat, and Chill!   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:19 am   Subject: SFH from Plymouth?


My opinion
300 great trainer , rubbish tourer but great fun to fly.
R22 rubbish trainer, good tourer, great fun to fly if you are nice to it.



Just to add to that...

The Enstrom is a gr ...
 
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