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  1. Yes you are correct, I'm not trying to deflect the blame to the clients or customers. I believe there are factors that led to the incident though that allowed that situation to develop. The management should be held accountable for allowing that behavior in the aircraft, but as well the job site should be reviewed for factors that also allowed that style of flying to develop. It can't be the first time a thrill ride maneuver was completed on the job site, and I would guess the pilot on this one wasn't the first to perform such a maneuver so it does become a Norm and when that happens your risk
  2. What are the pressures faced by the pilot on a heli-ski job when there is an expectation of a certain style of flight as part of the "Experience" for the customer? Its easy to blame the pilot straight out, but I think there are a lot of other factors involved to allow this to happen. Customers rarely know when they are being exposed to risk, and when acceptance of risk becomes a Norm there may be no checks in place to prevent the thin line between "Experience" for the customer and accident from being crossed. It does seem to clearly be a pilot decision issue, but that can't be the only reason
  3. CADORS: Report Record # 1 CADORS Number: 2016P0400 Occurrence Category(ies): Loss of control - inflight Unknown or undetermined Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2016-03-16 Occurrence Time: 2300 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location: 82NM NW SMITHERS BC (CYYD) Province: British Columbia TC Region: Pacific Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: Transportation Safety Board of Canada AOR
  4. Make sure you have the yellow temp plates with the black lines per the ASB to install them. I believe the 204's and 205's have a lower temp yellow indicator without black lines and they will go off continually if installed in a 206 instead of the correct ones.
  5. No, your so wrong there. Its actually so funny one could piss ones self every time it would be thought about.
  6. Its all experience with painting. No real courses offered anywhere as far as I know. A local Autobody course at a college is your best bet. Don't count on a 3 day to a week long course getting you anything other than disapointment in finish if you have never laid a whole pile of coats before. A good painter is worth hiring if you have never sprayed and don't have the guns, experience, or facilities. Check the MSDS on imron and you'll find it alot like taking a bath in MEK mixed with Mastinox. Know what you are doing with it, or you will rapidly develop painters cough and damage your lungs fore
  7. Its all required equipment when PIC with either STC for Bell mediums for L/H drive, in addition to the SI for installing duals. Bell probably meets the requirement for instruments and gages for each pilot station and then the STC may or may not add gages and switches to meet compliance with TCCA regulations and expectations. Passengers or no passengers PIC. AC 500-021 Issue 1 lists the required equipment availiable for alternate side drive for normal and transport category rotorcraft, generic, but it is the unofficial list for companies applying for change in PIC location. The STC for Bell med
  8. The answer comes under the standard for which the type certificate was issued. In the 204/ 205 case it is the Transport Category of Rotorcraft in the CAR's Standards. : 529.1302 Reserved 529.1303 Flight and Navigation Instruments The following are required flight and navigational instruments: (a) an airspeed indicator. For Category A rotorcraft with VNE less than a speed at which unmistakable pilot cues provide overspeed warning, a maximum allowable airspeed indicator shall be provided. If maximum allowable airspeed varies with weight, altitude, temperature or r.p.m., the in
  9. Mabey check out 1D1 M/M 79-00-00-870-801-A01, Oil system operation figure 3. Freewheel lubricated by oil jet # 18, pressure supplied by engine oil pump. Its not separate, I hate seeing people quote stuff as fact without knowing for sure.
  10. So what does lubricate the freewheel in a 350 then? Its sure not the transmission oil as is done in BHT products as there are no external lines run between the two.
  11. I'm in, I'm in, I'm in. I want to be the first one with a blimp rating! And not the type you get from local pubs.....ewwww.....
  12. I agree wih JC.....Mabey you should'nt stop in for a chuckle. Probably best to never mention it again......
  13. Well Done Brad, you run a good respectable buisness. Look forward to dealing with you in the future.
  14. Sounds touchy-feely, and likely to put anyone in non-conformance for having a license in the first place. I hope one day to see a real set duty day for an engineer. This is the hours you can work, during this time. Beyond that get more personnel. probably won't ever happen though as too many owners sit on the HAC style lobby boards and complian if they were forced into it they could'nt operate anymore.
  15. We have had problems as well with recently overhauled FCU's. Went thru history and all behave similar from mulitple reputable shops. Brass vs Stainless bellows was the explaination from the fine fellows at Essential Turbines. Very knowledgeable with regards to C20R's. They explained to me there is no longer a happy medium due to the new bellows. You can either have a good first start of the day, or good subsequent starts throughout the day. We had been setting the FCU's for a good first start, but the warm starts 860 + TOT gives everyone I know the heeby-Jeebies (Technical for seat cushion suc
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