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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Robinson Safety Course - July Reply with quote

Just to let everybody know that Dick Sanford will he holding another Robinson Safety Course at Coventry Airport on the 6th & 7th July.

If you haven't done this course before I thoroughly recommend it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to go on one of these at some point. What level do you need to be - do you need to have finished your ppl?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen (& Others),

I can't comment on Dick Sandfords course, as I have never been on it, save to say that I have heard nothing but very good things about it.

On the subject of the factory safety course I would say don't be put off because you feel low hour'd. A lot of the students in my class were around the 100hr mark. Well worth it. Book it now, and go when you get your date (I booked mine in Jan for a Nov course!).

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'proper' factory course in Torrance is aimed at instructors but anyone with a PPL is welcomed. Not sure about the UK ones though.

As Craig said it is well worth it - wonder if you get the 10000 calorie donuts and cakes on the UK course? Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PilotWolf wrote:
wonder if you get the 10000 calorie donuts and cakes on the UK course? Smile


Not exactly 10000 calorie ones... but you do get well looked after! Lots of tea and biscuits all day!

As for who can attend - normally it's aimed at PPL's but we've had students doing the course before. Everyone who flies a Robinson will find it very worthwhile and eye-opening - it's not meant to put you off flying but it studies some of the main accident causes pertinent to Robinsons and how they can be avoided. It also goes into great depth about the systems and Dick is just a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the engineering side of things.

Very worthwhile - glad I did it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any HT discount WG? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt it PW - it's Dick that sets his course fees and I don't really get much say in the money side of things. I'm only a driver you know!

But for all you PPLs out there who haven't done the course before it's well worth investing in the two days as the information that comes to light will make you more safety aware and it could save your life one day.

Having not done the factory course at Torrence myself I don't know how similar it is, but Dick goes all over Europe running these and he is so much in demand that there were only about three dates this year that he was free!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jen,

As is my way, when I did the RHC Safety Course with Dick Sanford... ooh, four years ago now... I kept, you guessed it, an online diary!

It's as a HeliTorque thread here or here on my site.

Might just give you an idea of what's involved. I would recommend that you do take it, at some point!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James,

I searched for "Robinson Safety Course" on google and guess what, your diary turned up on the first page! Rolling Eyes

Hehe!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Thanks, I'll check out your diary, James. I intend to do it at some point - just a question of timing.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhirlyGirl wrote:
James,

I searched for "Robinson Safety Course" on google and guess what, your diary turned up on the first page! Rolling Eyes

Hehe!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is at the bottom of the first page, afterall... and 4 sites underneath Helitorque. Which I notice comes back 2 above a certain other site...... Cool Very Happy Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James, your diary has clearly become a piece of aviation history! Thumbs Up

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I'm an Internet legend, me!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meahwhile, back to the subject, I'd recommend the Dick Sandford course to anyone intending to fly a Robbie. He's no longer tied to the RHC and so is an independant expert on all things Robbo. It might help if you've got as far as PoF in your studies but any student towards the later stages of their course should consider it.
Some clubs even make it a requisit of their SFH T&C's
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