R44 down. Heilbron - Koppies Area

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Re: R44 down. Heilbron - Koppies Area

Unread post by rare bird » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:05 pm

I agree, Nick, and the "new/ current" military is not flying enough. This particular guy had plenty of experience (current, regular, recent & ancient!, both instructing & own PIC time.) In this case I personally am satisfied that it really was the machine - that particular machine had been used for training and I can guess it had been subjected to ham-fisted students which essentially shock-load the machine during training, until they develop a finer hand
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Re: R44 down. Heilbron - Koppies Area

Unread post by cage » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:12 pm

rare bird wrote:I agree, Nick, and the "new/ current" military is not flying enough. This particular guy had plenty of experience (current, regular, recent & ancient!, both instructing & own PIC time.)
Thanks RB. You can't choose the hand, only deal with it to the best of your abilities.
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Unread post by rare bird » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:15 pm

agreed - from reading your posts, I think you have certainly done your homework if that day does ever come!
Please do a nice summary-style book or something if you get the time! I think you have a lot of insights that get lost in the different threads. Hope your back is healing well.
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:45 pm

While cage is picking at nits again does anyone know how the 2 guys are doing?
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Re: R44 down. Heilbron - Koppies Area

Unread post by rare bird » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:34 pm

PO wrote:http://maroelamedia.co.za/nuus/sa-nuus/ ... akeenheid/

Glad Louw and Douw (Jr) are make some progress =D> =D> =D> . (BTW - Louw mentioned the engine cut out)
the other 2 guys from the other accident are both flying again

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