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  2. You can replace the machine. I’m relieved to hear the crew are ok.
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  4. when i heard about it yesterday about an hour and a half after the accident, the guys i was with were getting info there was some really nasty sounds happening. I dont have any 212 experience myself, but years back Canadian had one go through a tail rotor output quill failure with similar results.
  5. The way it is spinning in the video it could be LTE or short shaft failure.
  6. From the looks of the undamaged tail rotor blades you are probably correct.....
  7. https://globalnews.ca/news/7679626/helicopter-crash-bowen-island/?fbclid=IwAR0xF3_eG8wMOIG2aG4iyj69OWlQJ_-D6Fxsp_B_wJaXJHDciJdQi9Kd85I
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  9. hope all recover ok... hard to tell from the pic what kind of machine... jet fuel all over would lead one to believe a turbine but hey, we know how accurate the press can be...
  10. Novel 2 has been done awhile but I'm struggling to find a publisher. I could go the same route as the last one but there was zero marketing, I had to do it all myself, and I kinda hated that aspect of writing a novel.
  11. Very loosely based on a Brit I worked with in Tanzania. He has since left the industry and works in insurance.
  12. Emergency crews attend helicopter crash on Bowen Island | Vancouver Sun
  13. I had one of those on fires out of Dryden years ago...pretty sick when the temps get above 20C...as my buddy Bart would say...couldn't lift a weiner of a plate!
  14. My guy at Cedars says if you ask about the 28 you will be referred to the C30 up grades...good luck if you have one ...I have heard they make a great boat anchor!
  15. I should have said Standard Aero not RR...I could give my buddy a call on this...he is the head engine guy at Cedars...worked for Standard years ago.
  16. Call up Rob Scofield at RR in Montreal if he still works there.
  17. The last i heard and that was said a couple years ago.. many operators were upgrading to c30. Didnt know they locked in a date of no return.
  18. Was talking with some one this week and he said the the 250-c28 is no longer support by Allison/RR is he off track or not!?? Guy
  19. Latest revision to Cargo hook Swing and Sling Supplements, released in 2020: "The cargo hook system meets the external load certification regulations for Non Human External Cargo (NHEC)." Well I guess that clears that up. 5 years later a pilot can reference the Flight Manual and safely answer the original posters question. The answer to the original posters question. The AS350 IS certified for Class C loads. Revised From: "The cargo hook system is approved for lifting external load which is jettisonable and lifted free of land or water during rotorcraft operation.
  20. A lot on here have left it behind. You forgot to mention $45/hr, full benefits and a SCHEDULE LOL. Likely home way more I’m assuming too.
  21. American Airman as well. with people getting out of the industry doors might open. I know of someone that moved on, Local generating plant paying $45 an hr and full benefits for instrument techs or Turbine back engine techs is hard to beat.
  22. So...about a month later I am back in Pickle having a brewski with Ray...the base manager...he tells me he really likes the way the starter slams home when he hits the starter...I say...WHAT!!!..I will look at it in the morning. We go out in the morning and I lift up the cowling...you can see the starter is on a downward slope while sitting in the ship...almost falling off... this was the one that just had the gearbox change...I am shaking my head...I reattach the starter and get the clamp on correctly...tork it up...guess what...no slaming against the gearbox ...I call the hangar to have word
  23. So...we make it back to Pickle and I call the hangar in wpg...they decide to get me to change out the gearbox...they will have a guy drive one up that day and he will help me with the gearbox swap...so we find a hangar to do the work...not sure where it was...it wasn't out at the airport...pretty rough place...no lights...no heat...but not outside...we get the donkey pulled out and swap out the gearbox...just get it back in the ship...I get a call from the hangar...take the other 206 and go to T-bay now...the guy that helped me will finish the job there...off I go...I will tell you the results
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