Category: Safety Check

Keeping the nose straight

Earlier this month our Director of Operations and fellow DPE of Sweet Helicopters, Jeff Schorsch, conducted a recurrent training course for our pilot staff. One of his topics was a review of Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (LTE). So, this month I selected a past accident report, onboard the helicopter was a pilot and passenger.… Read more »

Keeping the nose straight

Earlier this month our Director of Operations and fellow DPE of Sweet Helicopters, Jeff Schorsch, conducted a recurrent training course for our pilot staff. One of his topics was a review of Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (LTE). So, this month I selected a recent accident report, onboard the helicopter was a pilot and passenger.… Read more »

Know When to Say “No”

On a recent flight to Menominee, MI to visit the factory, Chuck Surack, Steve Yaggy, Roger Sharkey and myself were talking about helicopters, as we often do. We started talking about helicopter safety, and while we know that flying in helicopters is safe, how can it be even safer? The statistics of helicopter safety reflect… Read more »

My Top 10 Pet Peeves as a DPE

Last year I did a 10-part video series titled, “My Top 10 Pet Peeves as a DPE”. I created the series to help pilots pass their practical test or what is more commonly known as the dreaded “check ride.” Check rides can be very stressful, especially for private applicants. Please keep in mind the comments… Read more »

Safety Check – July

The More We Look, the Less We See This month’s Safety Check we are talking about preflight inspections and how complacency can become a flight risk. When I searched “inadequate preflight inspections” I was shocked with how many reports came up on helicopters alone. So, I decided to focus on Enstrom’s specifically. Fortunately, that reduced… Read more »

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07/22/2024 Sun., 07/28/2024
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09/23/2024 Fri., 09/27/2024
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09/30/2024 Fri., 10/04/2024
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