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Archive: June 2018




Jun
18
2018

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - June 2018

Posted by Scott Skola

As the maintenance end of the industry continues its shift to a new safety culture, more articles are being written on the topic. I ran across two articles from 2016 that give a different viewpoint on where maintenance operations are going. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Jun
18
2018

FAA Inspector Wanted…Experience Required, Rarely Utilized!

Posted by Randy Rowles

Periodically, I have the privilege of assisting Part 135 operators with temporary management and training position services. My role may include providing instructor and/or check pilot services for their Part 135 Operating Certificate. In many cases, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) inability to support an operator training and checking program is driven by their [FAA Inspector} lack of experience and/or currency in the aircraft operated by the Part 135 certificate hold [Read More...]



Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Jun
18
2018

You are Safety’s Gatekeeper!

Posted by Randy Mains

It’s tragic when several pilots point out safety concerns to management, nothing is done to remedy the problem, and people lose their lives because the problem was not addressed. A possible example occurred on 11 March 2018 when a Liberty Helicopters’ FlyNYON aircraft crashed in New York’s East River causing five people to lose their lives by drowning. Details in a New York Times article on the tragedy stated: “Pilots for the company that operated the flight warned their bosses about dangerous conditions, including equipment that could make escape difficult.” [Read More...]



Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth