Rotorcraft Activity stream https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/ en Michel MASSON and 3 others commented on Michel MASSON's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/4148 Dear Daniel, thanks for your remarks and questions. I am actually not a helmet expert but a safety generalist. Information is available on the internet, for instance and without publicity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiplash_(medicine); https://oursafetysecurity.com/best-helicopter-helmet/. I hope that you will find the references that you need. Best regards, Michel, ESPN-R Coordinator Fri, 12 Apr 2024 18:13:36 +0200 Michel MASSON 310508 on Fri, 12 Apr 2024 18:13:36 +0200 Francis Markert and 1 others commented on John Franklin's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/4133 In this context, I would like to contribute my perspective as a remote pilot with a slightly different focus. I agree with everything written here - without reservation. But I would like to add something: I am concerned with rescue missions that I, as a pilot, know nothing about. Especially in densely populated areas with tall buildings, it is sometimes difficult as a remote pilot to hear an approaching helicopter that is on its way to a rescue mission. On the one hand, the buildings shield the noise, and on the other, there are many other sounds. If I am flying my drone in cities in… Mon, 25 Mar 2024 11:53:30 +0100 Francis Markert 309889 on Mon, 25 Mar 2024 11:53:30 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1700 Did you like the two FAA Rotorcraft Collective videos shared below? Here is their playlist: https://bit.ly/RotorYT. Thanks for sharing this great safety promotion material through your professional channels and on social media. Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:24:22 +0100 Michel MASSON 309719 on Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:24:22 +0100 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/46972 Rotorcraft Winter Flying Fri, 15 Mar 2024 12:00:01 +0100 Michel MASSON 309620 on Fri, 15 Mar 2024 12:00:01 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1697 The Rotorcraft Collective: Don’t Forget to See and Avoid Other Aircraft https://youtu.be/2xSZIETO_l8?list=PL5vHkqHi51DTAkNwV1ZlHydXxPUCjmiRt Another excellent FAA Rotorcraft Collective video presented by Scott Newsome, FAASTeam Representative. Quote: Most collisions between two aircraft are preventable. However, with the skies becoming crowded with more aircraft and the cockpit becoming crowded with new technologies, using your eyes to look outside is critical for a safe flight. It is the responsibility of all pilots to maintain vigilance to see and avoid other aircraft. This video covers… Wed, 06 Mar 2024 10:35:57 +0100 Michel MASSON 309257 on Wed, 06 Mar 2024 10:35:57 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1696 FAA Rotorcraft Collective: Sharing Low-altitude Airspace with Drones Midair Collision video, March 2024 https://youtu.be/mZSLZGImITU?list=PL5vHkqHi51DTAkNwV1ZlHydXxPUCjmiRt Collisions between drones and aircraft are on the rise. Since 2017, there have been in the USA at least six confirmed and another six probable drone collisions with airplanes, helicopters, and hot air balloons, causing significant damage. Most of these incidents happened to helicopters. These collisions have occurred mainly below 500 feet and some even in controlled airspace. Traditional aircraft always have the right of… Tue, 05 Mar 2024 11:49:32 +0100 Michel MASSON 309201 on Tue, 05 Mar 2024 11:49:32 +0100 Michel MASSON commented on Michel MASSON's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/4114 On personal minima, see also this other EASA video published in the EASA Community General Aviation on March 1st, 2024: https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/topics/personal-minimums#comment-4… Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:13:37 +0100 Michel MASSON 309072 on Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:13:37 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1695 AIRATTACK Magazine, Issue 32 was published on March 1st, 2024. https://indd.adobe.com/view/e461404d-86c2-4322-8033-13ba486a3065 Not very well known in Europe, this NZ Kia Kaha Media Group Magazine doesn't address air combat as the name could let to believe but firefighting - another type of combat. It includes the article Black Hawk Tanks, Improving the Breed by Paul Kennard (picture below). Discover the other AIRATTACK Magazine issues - a superb collection, at: https://www.airattackmag.com/ Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:40:11 +0100 Michel MASSON 309042 on Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:40:11 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1694 HAI replaced by Vertical Aviation International (VAI) February 24, 2024 https://contentsharing.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=3… Excerpts from the VAI Newsletter: "Our vision at VAI is clear and audacious: to be the world’s most vital membership association leading the evolution and expansion of vertical flight. While our name and appearance have evolved, the most important change is our expanded focus: we support all aircraft capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing—and yes, that absolutely includes helicopters. Those aircraft complete missions that no other… Tue, 27 Feb 2024 15:53:24 +0100 Michel MASSON 308912 on Tue, 27 Feb 2024 15:53:24 +0100 Michel MASSON and 1 others commented on Michel MASSON's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/4105 Thanks for sharing this most tragic accident case, John. Condolences to the family. Reminds us that this danger can be lethal and that proper mitigations must be taken to control the risk. Certain errors - we call them critical errors, won't be forgiven... Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:54:48 +0100 Michel MASSON 308584 on Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:54:48 +0100 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/46126 Avoiding Collisions with Rotor Blades Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:13:01 +0100 Michel MASSON 308519 on Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:13:01 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1680 Advice for helicopter pilots in harsh winter conditions Article by by Anette Kruhaug Haldorsen, Jan. 9, 2022 https://en.ehc.no/advice-for-helicopter-pilots-in-harsh-winter-conditio… https://www.businessairnews.com/mag_story.html?ident=23445 Norway is a demanding country for helicopter operations. There are many factors involved during the winter season. Icing, white-out, snow landing, weather, flameout, fuel, starting in cold weather, parking outside, skids stuck to the ground, frozen ground and more. Quote: To avoid white-out it’s important to: 1. Avoid flying at low altitude over snow… Fri, 22 Dec 2023 11:36:07 +0100 Michel MASSON 306141 on Fri, 22 Dec 2023 11:36:07 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1679 In relation to the volcanic eruption in Iceland mentioned below, EASA has published on Dec. 19, 2023 an update to the Safety Information Bulletin on managing the risk of volcanic ash events. https://www.easa.europa.eu/en/newsroom-and-events/news/easa-issues-safe… https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2023-13#download Thu, 21 Dec 2023 15:54:05 +0100 Michel MASSON 306112 on Thu, 21 Dec 2023 15:54:05 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1674 Iceland volcano erupts on Reykjanes peninsula, 22:17, Dec. 19, 2023 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-67756413 Quote: A volcano has erupted on the Reykjanes peninsula of south-west Iceland after weeks of intense earthquake activity. About 4,000 people were evacuated last month from Grindavik, a fishing town about 4km (2.5 miles) away. The eruption started north of the town at 22:17 local time (22:17 GMT) on Monday, the Icelandic Met Office said. Thumb up for the helicopter pilots operating in this risky area! Fire is never a pilot's best friend. Do you remember the EASA Volcanic Ash… Tue, 19 Dec 2023 16:47:24 +0100 Michel MASSON 305998 on Tue, 19 Dec 2023 16:47:24 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1672 EASA Handling Unanticipated Yaw (topic of the year) video now with an accompanying article, Dec. 15, 2023 https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/topics/handling-unanticipated-yaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg5WtgthVyc Unanticipated yaw is a high-risk phenomenon that can result in Loss of Control In-Flight (LoC-I) accidents, the number one killer also for rotorcraft. This video is about a professional pilot that performs a training landing as part of an exercise with firefighters. During the short final, he experiences and recovers from unanticipated yaw. Pilots must be aware of and… Mon, 18 Dec 2023 08:54:45 +0100 Michel MASSON 305921 on Mon, 18 Dec 2023 08:54:45 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1667 EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023 - EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium, VAST ESPN-R Safety Workshop and Rotorcraft Safety Zone presentations are now available! Agendas and presentations are available in EASA Events at: https://www.easa.europa.eu/en/newsroom-and-events/events/easa-rotorcraf…. Warm thanks again to all presenters and participants! Season's Greetings! Michel, ESPN-R Coordinator Thu, 07 Dec 2023 12:11:50 +0100 Michel MASSON 305572 on Thu, 07 Dec 2023 12:11:50 +0100 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1666 Pilots Who Ask Why blog https://pilotswhoaskwhy.com/blog/ An informative blog by Jop Dingemans and Janine Lythe, which includes Rotorcraft material. Worth visiting and sharing! Wed, 06 Dec 2023 15:29:10 +0100 Michel MASSON 305538 on Wed, 06 Dec 2023 15:29:10 +0100 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/43730 Avoiding a Main Rotor Collision With Obstacles Fri, 01 Dec 2023 16:23:02 +0100 Michel MASSON 305345 on Fri, 01 Dec 2023 16:23:02 +0100 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/43724 Handling Unanticipated Yaw Fri, 01 Dec 2023 16:02:01 +0100 Michel MASSON 305331 on Fri, 01 Dec 2023 16:02:01 +0100 djanibodlovic posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1657 This is safe in accordance to CCAA.hr, more to come soon... Wed, 15 Nov 2023 15:00:45 +0100 djanibodlovic 304773 on Wed, 15 Nov 2023 15:00:45 +0100 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/42713 DGAC DSAC Helicopter Rotor Downwash Safety Guidebook Thu, 26 Oct 2023 13:39:02 +0200 Michel MASSON 303902 on Thu, 26 Oct 2023 13:39:02 +0200 Antonio Valdés posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1644 Recently, I've been working with aircraft first aid kits, and there's something I'm stuck on. I've consulted several medical professionals who work with us, but none can provide a clear answer. It's regarding the Bag Valve Mask mentioned in AMC2 SPO.IDE.H.165 (b)(3)(vi) . While I believe I'm close to understanding what it might be, I'm curious if anyone has more specific or detailed information on how the European agency defines or uses this term. Does it have a particular context within the European Union? Any help or reference would be greatly appreciated… Thu, 26 Oct 2023 08:56:39 +0200 Antonio Valdés 303876 on Thu, 26 Oct 2023 08:56:39 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/42566 Flight Examiner Manual - Rotorcraft Mon, 23 Oct 2023 16:47:01 +0200 John Franklin 303682 on Mon, 23 Oct 2023 16:47:01 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/42433 UIMC - Night Operations Thu, 19 Oct 2023 14:50:01 +0200 John Franklin 303430 on Thu, 19 Oct 2023 14:50:01 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/42214 UIMC - Recovery In Flight Thu, 12 Oct 2023 07:53:01 +0200 John Franklin 303184 on Thu, 12 Oct 2023 07:53:01 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/41979 UIMC - After Take Off Thu, 05 Oct 2023 09:23:01 +0200 John Franklin 302883 on Thu, 05 Oct 2023 09:23:01 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/41787 UIMC - Before Take-Off Thu, 28 Sep 2023 09:47:01 +0200 John Franklin 302666 on Thu, 28 Sep 2023 09:47:01 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/41746 The 10 Biggest Threats for Air Ambulance Helicopters Tue, 26 Sep 2023 15:34:01 +0200 John Franklin 302605 on Tue, 26 Sep 2023 15:34:01 +0200 Greta Li Calzi commented on John Franklin's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/3898 Thank you John (and Pascal)! We published this interesting article on our website (https://www.enac.gov.it/sicurezza-aerea/flight-safety/safety-promotion/…) Wed, 13 Sep 2023 15:36:57 +0200 Greta Li Calzi 302124 on Wed, 13 Sep 2023 15:36:57 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/41352 Occurrence Reporting in the Rotorcraft Community Wed, 13 Sep 2023 11:47:01 +0200 John Franklin 302110 on Wed, 13 Sep 2023 11:47:01 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/41249 Drones and Emergency Helicopters Don't Mix Fri, 08 Sep 2023 12:05:02 +0200 John Franklin 301982 on Fri, 08 Sep 2023 12:05:02 +0200 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/41184 EASA Management System Assessment Tool Edition 2.0 Wed, 06 Sep 2023 15:42:01 +0200 Michel MASSON 301890 on Wed, 06 Sep 2023 15:42:01 +0200 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1631 Support to helicopter crews performing firefighting and rescue missions, summer 2023 ESPN-R wishes to congratulate pilots, flight and technical crews performing firefighting and rescue missions in Europe and worldwide. We also present condolences to those who have lost their live in the air and on the ground, and to their families, colleagues and friends. We hoped for a quieter summer but that didn't happen: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/global-maps/MOD14A1_M_FIRE Pooling of resources in the EU: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_23_2943 We also would like… Thu, 24 Aug 2023 18:33:52 +0200 Michel MASSON 301481 on Thu, 24 Aug 2023 18:33:52 +0200 Jente Meulmeester and 3 others commented on John Franklin's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/3870 Thanks, this is a great summary! Fri, 18 Aug 2023 09:21:19 +0200 Jente Meulmeester 301286 on Fri, 18 Aug 2023 09:21:19 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/40614 EASA Annual Safety Review - Helicopters Wed, 16 Aug 2023 15:45:01 +0200 John Franklin 301171 on Wed, 16 Aug 2023 15:45:01 +0200 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/40326 Weather in Europe can be challenging Tue, 08 Aug 2023 14:20:01 +0200 Michel MASSON 300791 on Tue, 08 Aug 2023 14:20:01 +0200 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1626 Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter - Avoiding Hot Starts https://youtu.be/aKzUbiFtvD4 Robinson Helicopter Company’s Flight Safety Department’s Monica Campos talks about Avoiding Hot Starts in the Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter. Mon, 31 Jul 2023 16:20:56 +0200 Michel MASSON 300609 on Mon, 31 Jul 2023 16:20:56 +0200 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1625 Canadian CH-149 Cormorant crash stemmed from seat in ‘false lock position’: DND. Vertical Mag | July 28, 2023 https://verticalmag.com/news/canadian-ch-149-cormorant-crash-stemmed-fr… A sudden, unexpected drop in seat height instigated a series of events that led to a crash that destroyed a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter on a training flight in 2022, according to a report from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND)’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority. “The investigation determined that a combination of factors, including seat non-conformances and the horizontal position that was… Mon, 31 Jul 2023 16:17:39 +0200 Michel MASSON 300606 on Mon, 31 Jul 2023 16:17:39 +0200 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1618 Brussels Playbook: EU races to label AI content POLITICO - Article by Jakob Vela, June 5, 2023 https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/brussels-playbook/eu-races-to-label-… Mon, 05 Jun 2023 16:55:51 +0200 Michel MASSON 298852 on Mon, 05 Jun 2023 16:55:51 +0200 djanibodlovic commented on djanibodlovic's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/3804 This is beautiful example of new recent Helipad in Croatia. Karlovac Hospital H , built in 2022. - non compliant. Sat, 27 May 2023 14:55:39 +0200 djanibodlovic 298614 on Sat, 27 May 2023 14:55:39 +0200 djanibodlovic created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/38544 Huge TNX for EC & EASA in regard of Regulation 2023/1020 of 24 May Sat, 27 May 2023 14:53:01 +0200 djanibodlovic 298612 on Sat, 27 May 2023 14:53:01 +0200 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1616 EASA published Notice of Proposed Amendment on operations in the single European sky (SES) airspace - May 26, 2023, open for comments until Aug. 28. https://www.easa.europa.eu/en/newsroom-and-events/news/easa-published-n… EASA has published a regulatory proposal to enable and support operations (including of Helicopters) in the single European sky (SES) airspace. NPA 2023-04 addresses two different subject matters: the use of airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS) Xa and the harmonised use of performance-based navigation (PBN) specifications for oceanic operations. The proposal enables… Fri, 26 May 2023 14:26:15 +0200 Michel MASSON 298586 on Fri, 26 May 2023 14:26:15 +0200 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/38451 ICAR 2022 Congress - Discover Mountain Rescue including Hoist Operations through Spectacular Videos Tue, 23 May 2023 12:38:01 +0200 Michel MASSON 298490 on Tue, 23 May 2023 12:38:01 +0200 Michel MASSON and 1 others commented on Michel MASSON's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/3796 Thanks for sharing, Mário! Have posted it also in the LinkedIn ESPN-R Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7453300/ Wed, 10 May 2023 12:34:39 +0200 Michel MASSON 298154 on Wed, 10 May 2023 12:34:39 +0200 John Parker commented on Michel MASSON's topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/comment/3792 Hi Michel, it is a while since I commented. Great to see this article on VAST aligns with the work being done in the IOGP Aviation Community for Offshore helicopters through our 690 document. Tue, 09 May 2023 13:42:57 +0200 John Parker 298098 on Tue, 09 May 2023 13:42:57 +0200 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/38112 Helicopter Wake Turbulence Mon, 08 May 2023 11:58:01 +0200 Michel MASSON 298058 on Mon, 08 May 2023 11:58:01 +0200 Michel MASSON created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/38009 Rotorcraft Safety Technologies: The VAST Report Wed, 03 May 2023 16:50:01 +0200 Michel MASSON 297943 on Wed, 03 May 2023 16:50:01 +0200 John Franklin created a topic in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/group/12/content/37593 Understanding More About EASA Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:12:01 +0200 John Franklin 297401 on Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:12:01 +0200 Pauline Bos posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1609 Is there any EASA rule that obliges flight schools to mandatory use a simulator (if available) in courses or typeratings? Fri, 07 Apr 2023 08:44:33 +0200 Pauline Bos 296990 on Fri, 07 Apr 2023 08:44:33 +0200 Michel MASSON posted in Rotorcraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/post/1607 Rotorcraft GA Season's Opener 2023 https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/topics/getting-ready-ga-season EASA teamed up with pilot and instructor Mona Seeberger to make a video and article to provide you with information on some important things you should consider at the start of the season. Thanks also to GASCO for providing a tutorial. Published in March 2022, this material addresses return to flying following the long layoff after the winter and COVID-19. Restrictions have since been lifted but basic principles and precautions remain valid. Enjoy the video and tutorial, pass the word… Fri, 31 Mar 2023 16:03:06 +0200 Michel MASSON 296755 on Fri, 31 Mar 2023 16:03:06 +0200