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Archive: November 2019




Nov
18
2019

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

Posted by Scott Skola

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...]



Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Nov
18
2019

Segmented Autorotation…When More Than One Turn Is Needed

Posted by Randy Rowles

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...]



Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Nov
18
2019

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

Posted by Randy Mains

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...]



Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth