Helicopter Stuff and Things

GMCmedic

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That picture mentions a fatality? What happened? Looks like he struck something?
According to facebook there was not a fatality, the original post said no injuries. I dont know why that word is in the link, the link didnt work anyway.

They hit a contruction fence with the rotor disc on takeoff.
 

FiremanMike

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According to facebook there was not a fatality, the original post said no injuries. I dont know why that word is in the link, the link didnt work anyway.

They hit a contruction fence with the rotor disc on takeoff.
Thanks for the update :)
 

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According to facebook there was not a fatality, the original post said no injuries. I dont know why that word is in the link, the link didnt work anyway.

They hit a contruction fence with the rotor disc on takeoff.
Sounds like they picked up that construction black mesh fence with the rotor arch during lift (FOD) and were able to set it down from fairly minimal altitude. Skids did exactly what they/re supposed to do.
 
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A lot of people do not realize how significant the increase in rotor-wash can be with a dual engine aircraft. It is not uncommon for us to land at hospital helipads that station a 206/407 and blow FOD all over that is too close to the pad and we usually get the response "Well that never happens when our helicopter lands". One hospital had motorcycle parking next to the helipad until we blew one over, oops.
 

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A lot of people do not realize how significant the increase in rotor-wash can be with a dual engine aircraft. It is not uncommon for us to land at hospital helipads that station a 206/407 and blow FOD all over that is too close to the pad and we usually get the response "Well that never happens when our helicopter lands". One hospital had motorcycle parking next to the helipad until we blew one over, oops.
And some of us worked smash and crash crew under SH-53's and CH-46's. Have yet to meet a civilian HEMS unit with equivalent rotor wash.
 

GMCmedic

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A lot of people do not realize how significant the increase in rotor-wash can be with a dual engine aircraft. It is not uncommon for us to land at hospital helipads that station a 206/407 and blow FOD all over that is too close to the pad and we usually get the response "Well that never happens when our helicopter lands". One hospital had motorcycle parking next to the helipad until we blew one over, oops.
We encounter a lot of 206 pilots that either dont know that or dont care, we do a lot of go arounds for open doors, we blew a moped over recently, that was kind of funny.
 

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Made another visit to one of those rare destinations. View attachment 5042
Great view! From what I have found, that brick/castle-looking building at the bottom right is the McKinley Classical Leadership Academy High School.
 

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A lot of people do not realize how significant the increase in rotor-wash can be with a dual engine aircraft. It is not uncommon for us to land at hospital helipads that station a 206/407 and blow FOD all over that is too close to the pad and we usually get the response "Well that never happens when our helicopter lands". One hospital had motorcycle parking next to the helipad until we blew one over, oops.
At my last program we flew 430's for the first couple years I was there. The difference between the space that machine required compared to the surrounding programs' A-Stars and 206's was an issue sometimes.
 

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I miss flying around in my 212 and 214. The "big man's" choice platform....LOL
 

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I appreciate the chat, but I'm going to need to see more pictures of helicopters.
 

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PD was nice enough to close down the road in front of the hospital for us to land at since there was no pad.
 
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ffemt8978

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I appreciate the chat, but I'm going to need to see more pictures of helicopters.
Now we know how to distract MMiz. 🚁
 
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