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  1. What do you think about the safety and appropriateness of a helicopter/ pad being located in the middle of a residential neighborhood 50’ from lake and neighbors. There is an airstrip 3 miles away and an airport 15 min away. Small, quiet, lake town with no current helicopter ordinance.
  2. "Being safe is integral to providing our patients with the quality medical care they deserve and, equally important, a safe work environment for our pilots, nurses and paramedics." -Air Evac Lifeteam "From the very highest level of management on down, commitment and accountability drive safety performance. We remain proactive in strengthening our safety culture by continuing to educate employees, monitor and measure results, and recognize safe work practices." -Petroleum Helicopter inc. "...Papillon abides by flight safety rules and regulations that substantially exceed the regulations required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Additionally, the program infuses the safety mindset into the very culture of our company." Papillon Helicopters Three different helicopter operators, three different missions, one ultimate goal- to perform the mission safely. Performing the mission safely is not just an integral part of the helicopter industry, almost every work place that you go to has standards and guidelines that they abide by to keep their customers and employees safe. However, many helicopter operators are operating under demands that are not typical of most other industries. Accepting a medical evacuation flight at 2am or landing MD 500 on a live electrical wire could hardly be considered a normal part of the automotive or retail industries. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, aircraft pilots and engineers had the third highest rate of workplace fatalities in 2011, 57.0 per 100,000. The drive to perform the mission safely has driven operators to use things like Crew Resource Management(CRM) as a model process for enhanced decision making. By improving interpersonal communication, teamwork and leadership, CRM aims to reduce the incidence and severity of accidents by drawing on the skills and personality traits of everyone involved in the flight. But does your companies leaders consider themselves just as much an integral part of CRM by supporting you when deciding if you can safely accomplish the mission? With lives, contracts or the repeat business of a customer on the line, what sort of outside pressures have you encountered when deciding if accepting or continuing a flight can be done safely? NASA had developed a simulator study for 747 pilots that concentrated on the interplay between flight crew position and communication. "Once underway the, research pilot introduced a variety of errors into the mission, ...creating a potentially "threatening" confrontation between the captain and the first officer. As a result, the lowest error-detection rate (~35%) occurred when first officers faced high-challenging threats while in high risk to flight safety situations. This suggests that because of a fear of the social ramifications associated with challenging a captains skill or judgement a first officer may not challenge a captain even when the safety of the flight is at risk." -Aircraft Safety- Accident Investigations, Analyses and Applications. I suspect that we could change the situation around a little and we might find ourselves in this same sort of circumstance while performing helicopter missions. We could imagine a similar scenario playing out like this- You are a B407 pilot new working at Air Care Medical Evacuation and are touring several different hospital helipads around the area with your flight instructor. One hospital requires a very steep approach because of tall trees and wires surrounding the area near the helipad. You voice your concerns to your instructor who tells you that the helipad has been in use for several years and besides, the small hospital really can't afford to fix the problem even though it has been brought up to them in the past. The issue does not come up again until you working on your own and get called to this particular hospital early on a warm humid morning for a patient with an IABP. Considering all of the various factors you decide to turn down the flight. We could come up with a million different scenarios like this one from a cherry farmer who is getting agitated and insists that you do the entire field like he paid you to do, to the disappointed look on a group of tourists face when weather is pushing the minimums. Does your company support your final decision to accept a flight? What resources do they make available to you to help you make the right decision? How do you honestly feel you would react to your supervisor insisting that you accept or continue a flight that your felt was or had the potential to become unsafe? Are any of us immune to this form of outside pressure when it arises? Most importantly, what are some of your ideas for making aviation a safer industry? I have no doubt that every company has safety policies and procedures in place to support the pilots and crew. The question is, are employers really supporting the pilots decision and final authority?
  3. Dear all, Please take a moment to read this as it will be greatly appreciated. I am a keen want-to-be helicopter pilot and for my final year project at the University of Brighton I am researching the causes of human error in helicopter accidents. The aim of the project is to develop a product that could one day go on the market to help pilots reduce error during flight. It would be extremely helpful to my studies if any willing pilots (who have flown solo at-least once) out there would be willing to fill in a questionnaire for me. Don’t worry, it can be entirely anonymous if you wish for it to be and you do not have to answer all of the questions. The website is trust worthy and if you have any problems feel free to let me know. https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/62d3775 I hope that this post is not too irrelevant to the subject of this forum and it will not cause any issues. Thank you in advance, Becky Anne
  4. Dear all, Please take a moment to read this as it will be greatly appreciated. I am a keen want-to-be helicopter pilot and for my final year project at the University of Brighton I am researching the causes of human error in helicopter accidents. The aim of the project is to develop a product that could one day go on the market to help pilots reduce error during flight. It would be extremely helpful to my studies if any willing pilots (who have flown solo at-least once) out there would be willing to fill in a questionnaire for me. Don’t worry, it can be entirely anonymous if you wish for it to be and you do not have to answer all of the questions. The website is trust worthy and if you have any problems feel free to let me know. https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/62d3775 I hope that this post is not too irrelevant to the subject of this forum and it will not cause any issues. Thank you in advance, Becky Anne
  5. WWW.CHOPPERSTORIES.COM If you accomplished Sky Wallahs don't mind, I'd like to use a column to humbly ask for input, feedback, rotten eggs & stories related to some of subjects covered above. Whatever you feel like, write it, or chuck it! It's the bar stories that keep us alive. The passing on of information to fellow pilots. . "But if I had never had any help, never had any advice, never had mentors... I would be stone dead by now. I have waltzed -innocently- into many situations where... a small amber caution light... ...flickered on inside my retarded brain. Where a little voice said to me: "Hang on! Jimmy was telling me about this! This is where I have gotta watch it! Hold on here now!" And it is only in hindsight I fully realize how important those informal bar flying sessions actually were." Moggy (a.k.a. Clod Hoof)
  6. CFII seeking time building / ag / ferry opportunities of all kinds. Experience ferrying from Los Angeles to Seattle / Wenatchee 2x and from Los Angeles to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and back. If you are bringing a ship back from a cherry contract or back from Alaska at the end of the season I'd be delighted to copilot.
  7. Hi there, My name's Drew Brown, i'm a student at the University of Strathclyde. For my final year project i'm looking into improving Emergency Breathing Systems used during helicopter transit to and from offshore rigs. As part of my research i've put together a short survey. It would be a great help to get a number of replies and there is obvioulsy a helpful range of posters here with a wealth of experience so it would be an ideal place to display the survey link. https://strathbusiness.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bl461jduwgaAtpz . Thanks in advance. It would be much appreciated.
  8. Just got my Heli-Expo 2013 program and found their safety education initiative program. Here's the agenda if you haven't seen it. HAI already offers some very valuable workshops for the new student and CFI, but this program adds even more good stuff for early-career pilots. Really pleased to see this on the program this year, and it's tipped the balance for me to try and find the cash to make the trip. In addition to the Safety Challenge program, check out the CFI Mentoring Workshop (done in the past by Karl Cotton and Randy Rowles) on Tuesday, and students should have a look at the Pilot Mentoring and Industry Outreach workshops. Registration is $60 for students.
  9. Hi Everyone, Some of you may have known my Fiance, Andrew Ridge - known on here as ADRidge... and if you are unaware, he was killed a few weeks ago in a wire strike accident up in Washington state while riding along with another pilot to review what he'd be doing there. It's a devastating loss as he was so young, so talented and had such a bright future. I am not a pilot, and that is why I am here - I need the advice and information of some of you. I'm aware that wire strikes are some of the most common and fatal accidents that occur in the helicopter world - and I want to know more about what improvements can be made to save people's lives and make flying around power lines safer. I've read and seen some videos of the WSPS, Radar and Laser based systems, The Powerline Detector System, and power line markers etc - I could not find any up-to-date information however and the FAA safety documents I did find were from around 2005. At that time - it said many of these safety measures could not be implemented on smaller civilian helicopters due to weight, cost, and the power they pull. Does anyone know what systems are currently available for small civ helicopters or where I could get that info? What I also really want to know is whether there are any laws or regulations currently in place that require any of the above safety measures for cherry drying and other ag/utility work that specifically requires pilots to fly near power lines as part of their job? I don't know nearly as much about the aviation world as all of you - but I do know this seems like an area that has some room for improvement... and as someone who has just lost an entire future with her pilot, I am willing to do whatever I can to help make sure it happens to as few other pilots and their loved ones as possible. I appreciate any information, advice, or resources you can provide me with. *Sarah (ADRidge's Girl)
  10. Wow it has been entirely too long since I have had time to post here. I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe out there. My current topic comes from some recent vacations where I have seen more and more of those bright orange/red balls suspended on power lines. (for anyone unsure of what I mean:) So here is my inquiry, these work extremely well of day marking of power lines, especially where long runs might not allow a pilot to see a lit tower when in close proximity to the line itself. So if these simple plactice spheres have saved live (and I believe they have) why not have a clear version with an obstruction beacon suspend inside to make these lines visible in the dusk and night hours? The real question here I guess is does anyone think this idea is reasonable, is there something out there that I don't know about that serves this purpose, and how do you currently deal with long lines in the dark?
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