Have to say, G-BPRI's report bought a smile to my face*.
Just goes to show, no matter how careful you are as a pilot, no matter how much you check and double check, sometimes an incident is entirely out of your hands! Think the occupants of the errant cart had a bit of a lucky escape, really!
* Apart from the damage, of course... but that's what insurance is for, right? _________________ J.
Joined: Dec 10, 2008 Posts: 118 Location: Portsmouth
Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:32 am Post subject:
I probably did half of my training in G-HRBS and was sorry to hear it's been written off.
Goodwood is a grass airfield and at the moment is sodden with water with some muddy areas around where you land near the Heli parking area. I was lifting off the other day in another R22 off that ground and it really pays to be very cautious and it brought to mind a chapter in the book Chickenhawk where the Huey pilot was lifting out of mud, as it would lift off left skid low the mud would be gripping the left skid for longer than the right skid, which could potentially create a dynamic rollover situation unless you're very careful and slow with the liftoff. _________________ PPL(H) R22, R44, R66 (0.05 hours )
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