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Nov
18
2019

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, Info… and a Laugh - November 2019

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ScottSkola

As it seems I always have extra time on my hands since retiring, I tend to spend more time than I care to admit surfing the internet for interesting aviation stories. Here’s a couple. The first is of an antenna replacement in Atlanta. Having worked in and around external lift ops at times, I’m still in awe of a good long-line crew. And this crew doesn’t disappoint. [Read More...]



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Nov
18
2019

Segmented Autorotation…When More Than One Turn Is Needed

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RandyRowles

While conducting a Private Pilot examination, the applicant advised me that a segmented autorotative descent would be conducted in lieu of a constant radius turn during the 180-degree autorotation maneuver. The reasoning for the applicant’s decision was a set of small towers in the middle of the airport and a more segmented profile would eliminate the issue. The applicant executed the maneuver with a high degree of skill. It was a beautiful thing! [Read More...]



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Nov
18
2019

You are Safety's Gatekeeper | Article Reply From a Reader

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RandyMains

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your article in the May/June 2018 issue of Rotorcraft Pro entitled You are Safety’s Gatekeeper where you talk about the Liberty Helicopters’ FlyNYON aircraft that crashed in New York’s East River causing five people to lose their lives. This article struck home with me because I could personally relate as I am sure it did with many of my colleagues. [Read More...]



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Oct
24
2019

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, Info… and a Laugh - October 2019

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ScottSkola

It looks like Airbus set another high altitude record. Last month, a H145 landed at 22,840 feet in the Andes Mountains. Having spent some time flying up in the mountains in various helicopters that is quite an achievement in a twin-engine, free-turbine aircraft. Congrats. [Read More...]



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Oct
24
2019

In-Flight Emergencies

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RandyRowles

A couple weeks ago, I was conducting a Private Pilot examination in Texas. As we were approaching the airport returning from the cross-country phase of flight, we found ourselves in an area of light drizzle and rain. As the applicant entered the downwind leg, he began to reduce power. Almost immediately, the engine began to run rough and only got worse as the applicant reduced more power. I immediately engaged carburetor heat…problem solved! [Read More...]



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Oct
24
2019

Where’s Management?

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RandyMains

“Where’s management?” is a question I’m often asked whenever I have been invited (ironically, by an organization’s management) to give a CRM or air medical resource management (AMRM) course. It’s a valid question because I’m not sure management appreciates the vital role they play in the flight safety of their organization. [Read More...]



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Sep
16
2019

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, Info… and a Laugh - September 2019

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ScottSkola

Helicopter Maintenance Blog* September 2019 [Read More...]



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Sep
16
2019

In-Flight Emergencies…When Seconds Count!

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RandyRowles

A couple weeks ago, I was conducting a Private Pilot examination in Texas. As we were approaching the airport returning from the cross-country phase of flight, we found ourselves in an area of light drizzle and rain. As the applicant entered the downwind leg, he began to reduce power. Almost immediately, the engine began to run rough and only got worse as the applicant reduced more power. I immediately engaged carburetor heat…problem solved! [Read More...]



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Sep
16
2019

RESPONSE TO “JUST SAY NO” FROM A HEMS PILOT

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RandyMains

I received the following email from a HEMS pilot who responded to my article entitled “Just Say NO” that appeared in the March/April 2019 edition of Rotorcraft Pro. His observation is worth noting. Here is what he wrote: [Read More...]



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Aug
19
2019

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, Info… and a Laugh - August 2019

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ScottSkola

Sometimes the simplest of tasks cause the greatest of errors. And unfortunately are usually the easiest to prevent. Read the reports below and make some mental notes so you won’t be caught in the same predicament. [Read More...]



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