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  1. A longer version with additional reported details, and without the phoney (Bell?) overdubbed audio: Hard to tell, but the audio on this one (if true) almost sounds like he was increasing throttle at the beginning, perhaps an attempt to lift it into the hover and resolve the ground resonance?
  2. My condolences to the family and friends.
  3. according to the Kolor Kut Products description http://www.oilybits....UT_PRODUCTS.pdf ; Kolor Kut Water Finding Paste is golden brown in color and turns brilliant red upon contact with water. This product will successfully gauge water content in all petroleum and hydrocarbons as well as... Kolor Kut Modified Water Finding Paste has been designed for use in Methanol, Ethanol enriched fuel systems. ...changes from dark brown in color to bright red on contact with water. Phase separated alcohol solutions with as little as 6% water will turn the paste yellow.
  4. Thanks for the info Wizard, are you recommending Xplane 9 vs. Xplane 10 which is available now? What kind of hardware/controllers are you using? Thanks!
  5. ...an updated story (with more photos) with some *interesting* content... Pilot, student walk away from helicopter crash http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Pilot+student+walk+away+from+helicopter+crash/5213858/story.html "...In the aviation world, they say any landing you can walk away from is a good landing..." Um, no, any landing where the aircraft is still flyable is a good landing! "...The helicopter was not nearly as lucky with the routers severely damaged, the spine was weakened and the Plexiglas inside in the body shattered. It was transferred to a nearby ha
  6. Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS) : Report Cadors Number: 2011C2877 Reporting Region: Prairie & Northern Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2011-08-05 Occurrence Time: 1745 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYBW Aerodrome Name: CALGARY / SPRINGBANK Occurrence Location: CALGARY / SPRINGBANK (CYBW) Province: Alberta Country: CANADA World Area: North America Reported By: NAV CANADA AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: TSB Occurrence No: Aircraft I
  7. photo → http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/08/05/chopper-crashes-at-springbank-airport
  8. Paramedics respond to helicopter incident at Springbank Airport http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Helicopter+incident+Springbank/5212608/story.html By Stephane Massinon, Calgary Herald August 5, 2011 1:04 PM Paramedics have been called to the Springbank Airport on reports of a possible helicopter crash. EMS spokesman Ryan Collyer said two people are being treated and they are in stable, non-life threatening condition. They did not require transfer to a hospital. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb said police are just arriving at the scene. More to come… smassinon@calga
  9. AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Reference: CA18/2/3/8278 Aircraft Registration ZS-RSW Date of Accident 28 March 2007 Time of Accident 0900Z Type of Aircraft Aerospatiale AS 350 B (Helicopter) Type of Operation Domestic Flight Pilot-in-command Licence Type Airline Transport (H) Age 40 Licence Valid Yes Pilot-in-command Flying Experience Total Flying Hours 5070 Hours on Type 280 Last point of departure Simmerpan Eskom Yard, Germiston Next point of intended landing Grand Central Aerodrome, FAGC. Location of the accident site with reference to easily defined geogr
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  11. http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acdata_php/acdata_206lt_en.php
  12. ... (Google Translate translation)... Detail Information User Name: Porlier, Nathalie Date :2009-12-16 Further Action Required: Yes OPI: General Aviation Narrative: Update # 1: According to report 114403-V1 Nav Canada: At 1225Z, the pilot of C-advised GDSF the control tower that he would make an emergency landing at the helipad of the Mel's Studios. There were no further radio contact. Emergency services (911) have been notified. At 1236Z, it was confirmed that the helicopter crashed between Bonaventure and Studios Mel's and emergency services attended the crash site. User N
  13. yup... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Repub..._Iran_Air_Force
  14. HERE is a link to the accident report. (PDF in spanish) ...and a Google Translate translation: REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT. GENERAL DATA. Make and Model of the aircraft: Bell-206L4. Type of operation: Special aerial work Date and time of accident: May 17 1999, 13:30 UTC, (0830 hl.) Location of accident: Laguna de Ayllon, Canton Sigsig, Cuenca Azuay Province Coordinates: S 03 ° 05 '67 "W 078 ° 41 '66" FACTUAL INFORMATION SUMMARY OF FLIGHT. The helicopter was hired to perform evacuation flights and income people and material to an operations center locate
  15. A lot of what is important in an instructor to me has been said, especially the comments by rob and dammyneckhurts (hmmm... both professional educators?). An instructor has to be compassionate and care more about the students goals than their own ego. Often (everytime?) that means adapting to the student’s ability to understand, and THEIR way of learning. Becoming frustrated that a student isn’t learning as fast as YOU think they should, and worse, letting them know you are frustrated is probably counterproductive to their goals. But that doesn’t mean you must always coddle.
  16. acoustics - to reduce noise Since the acoustic frequencies associated with the rotating blades are directly related to the blade spacing, intuitively the use of unevenly spaced blades holds the potential of lower sound levels and less perceptibility. The acoustic effect of uneven or modulated blade spacing is to generate several blade-passage frequencies, one for each unique angle between blades. Each blade passage frequency, in turn, generates its own set of harmonics. The total acoustic energy is thereby spread over a broader range of frequencies, rather than being concentrated at one b
  17. It would appear from a search of make (Kazan Helicopters) in the FAA registry that most are certified in the Experimental Classification; Research and Development, or Exhibition Categories, both of which allow for commercial work, with limitations. to wit: § 91.319 Aircraft having experimental certificates: Operating limitations. (a) No person may operate an aircraft that has an experimental certificate— (1) For other than the purpose for which the certificate was issued; or (2) Carrying persons or property for compensation or hire. ( No person may operate an ai
  18. From Garmin's Glossary: Distance The length (in feet, meters, miles, etc.) between two waypoints or from your current position to a destination waypoint. This length can be measured in straight-line (rhumb line) or great-circle (over the earth) terms. GPS normally uses great circle calculations for distance and desired track.
  19. N901LL & N902LL ? ..registered to LLH SERVICES LLC. If you see what else LLH SERVICES LLC has registered you'll come up with a few more Mi-17s. The only other US registrant of Mi-17s is R J HARROFF BUSINESS ASSOCIATES LLC, 7315 WISCONSIN AVE STE 800, BETHESDA, MD, 20814-3202. A google search for these folks turns up some pictures and claims that both "companies" are fronts and the aircraft are used in dusty places for transporting certain US government agencies including one that rhymes with "SEE-EYE-EH".
  20. Does anyone have/could post here Bell Service Instruction 206-68 ? ...or at least comment on wheather it mentions the door post? Thanks!
  21. As you've no doubt determined, the US still uses a FA (Area Forecast) and has not transitioned to a GFA in the southern 48 ...yet. They are in the process: Graphical Area Forecast Experiment . They appear to be utilizing a GFA in Alaska. I find the various Java Tools at the ADDS site very useful. Another experimental tool you may find useful for helicopter flight is the ADDS HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) Java Tool product
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