Posted 05 January 2003 - 21:12
Posted 25 January 2003 - 14:37
This wouldn't happen to have been a gentleman with the initials SH in a place starting with a C, would it? I saw the photos, he did do an amazing job getting it down as well as he did.
Posted 06 January 2003 - 11:33
Posted 08 January 2003 - 15:36
My hats off to you old son.....
Posted 03 January 2003 - 23:40
I once flew over a lake in bad weather trying to get up a valley. I kept getting lower and lower until I looked out the chin bubble and saw waves moving very fast past my feet. I slowed down, flew to the shoreline, and slowly hover taxiied the rest of the way up the valley. Taught me to never fly in the middle of any body of water when the weather gets crappy. I know we still need to fly over large expanses of water sometimes but watch your altimeter and keep the finger handy on those pop outs.
PS-It's even worse when the water is glass still.
Along this water subject: Here's some cold water survival info:
Survival in cold water depends on many factors. The temperature of the water is only one. Others include body size, fat, and activity in the water. Large people cool slower than small people. Fat people cool slower that thin people. Children cool faster than adults.
By swimming or treading water, a person will cool about 35 percent faster than if remaining still. Down-proofing - the technique of staying afloat, facedown, with lungs full of air, and raising the head every 10 to 15 seconds for a breath- conserves energy, but also results in rapid heat loss through the head and neck. This technique reduces survival time by nearly one-half in cold water.
An average person, wearing light clothing and a personal floatation device (PFD), may survive 2 1/2 to 3 hours in 50° F water by remaining still. This survival time can be increased considerably by getting as far out of the water as possible and covering the head. Getting into or onto anything that floats can save a life.
Posted 23 January 2003 - 20:58
Dude had strung an intercom line from the gas station to the hardware store.
I mentioned it to him... ???
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Posted 05 January 2003 - 18:04
Posted 24 January 2003 - 13:30
Suddenly an arched line appears in the snow.
What happened was the the guy on the ground had been blown over by the downwash from the 214 and was on his back in the snow while the crew was thinking that he was standing upright.
The line in the snow?
From the main rotor blades......
Happy ending thanks to a quick thinking pic ::
Posted 14 February 2003 - 15:57
We've adjusted our minimum altitudes during this time I can tell you.
Posted 27 February 2004 - 21:47
Posted 27 February 2004 - 23:00
Posted 29 February 2004 - 13:47
Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:16
I had the same examiner for my Comm. check ride and he was still talking about it.
It's nice to get lucky once in awhile.
Posted 30 July 2004 - 00:31
Did I mention I was in a robbie and only had 70 something hours logged? I must say, it was a learning experience.
Posted 03 August 2004 - 01:30
By the time we had packed up and got Airbourne it was blowing dogs off chains!!Low cloud and poor flying conditions, Well after speaking with ATC we decided we would take a chance at getting through the Gorge!,,
Well the Viz was Poor and so i slowed up to about 25 kts, just about then i was hit side on from my right - Huge Gust - The aircraft beggins to rotate to the right!! Fu#k i apply left pedal
and forward Cyclic in an attempt to gain forward airspeed.....
The aircraft does not respond and i begin to decend - Fu^k i'm only 100AGL over the dense tree's and rainforest- I hear the Low RPM horn! The aircraft wont respond to control imputs as i lower the collective and apply forward Cyclic.This is Going to Hurt i say to myself!
I tell my male pax to brace and i wake up in the wreakage.Wow am i dead ??
My pax walked away from the Helicopter while i remained trapped for sometime, the battery master was still on and fuel dripping into the cabin and onto my head and back.. Pheeeww i thought it was blood. i turn the battery master off! now the forrest was silent...i found myself sitting in the well underneith the now colapsed seat..my feet caught up in the pedals, most of the perspex gone and importantly the Fire Exting was laying some 20 feet ahead of me were it had shot out of its craddle.
Umm i thought and shouted to my passenger! quick get the yellow fire extinguiser and if it catches fire! Fu&%ing hit me over the head and knock me out! i'm not going to Burn Alive.
Man it was quiet! the canopy was closing over and getting dark!!
I remember my mobile phone and make a series of phone calls as we then await to be rescued!
I guess it was some 45minutes later when i receive a mobile phone call from the Resue bell 412 Helicopter!! We can't find you!
::pray:: I can hear them but can't see them as i guide them closer by referance to sound.
Their above us as i catch sight of the Rescue Crewman! Wow thats a long way up! we had crashed through the tree tops and had fell approx 90ft to the ground!
I attempted to free myself from the wrecked machine as my paz was winched into the B412.
Jeezz i was in pain i hurt my back and i knew it!! i was eventually winched into the Rescue Helo and given Morphine as we few got clearance to transit direct to the Hospital Heli-Pad.
That was many years ago, these days i fly bigger machines and thank my guardian angel that i survived and can still walk.
Posted 03 August 2004 - 08:18
Posted 04 August 2004 - 06:19
Yea the other Helo was o.k it landed at a nearby property.
He didnt know if i was dead or alive..
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