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Pilot workload

Unread post by tanglefoot » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:06 pm

http://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/20 ... licopters/#

An interesting article I found on Facebook on pilot workload in a helicopter
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Re: Pilot workload

Unread post by cage » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:58 pm

Interesting and something the plank drivers don't comprehend..
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Unread post by Swampdonkey » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:38 pm

cage wrote:Interesting and something the plank drivers don't comprehend..
That's a bit myopic mr. cage!
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Re: Pilot workload

Unread post by cage » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:47 pm

Is that the lazy..err efficient way of saying shortsighted? ;)
Just an observation, I doubt many appreciate the flying required in the common/garden variety helo.
There's no trimming the aircraft and then sitting back with the map and stopwatch while we complain about the youth of today :)
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Unread post by Swampdonkey » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:42 pm

Well, having flown classes of aircraft extensively in many varying and challenging environments, I can bear testimony to the fact that the workload can peak out in different ways in either class of aircraft, so to suggest that a fixed wing pilot doesn't comprehend workload saturation is a bit myopic. (do you want me to draw you a picture?)
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Re: Pilot workload

Unread post by cage » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:02 pm

I'm sure there are a great many that do, just said that not everyone does, since everyone doesn't have your level of experience..
No offense meant, after all, the crux of the article was rotorwing has an above average workload.
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Unread post by Swampdonkey » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:13 pm

Given the choice, I'd much rather be hovering over a ship in a big sea, hoisting up a stretcher and the doctor than having a thrust reverser deploy during a go-around off a GNNS approach into Maseru at night in the pouring rain thank you very much!
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Re: Pilot workload

Unread post by tanglefoot » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:29 pm

Not sure how a perfectly good thread gets hijacked by two persons who shouldn't even be on the Robbie forum :roll:

Fatboy, how about inviting cage for a beer at your renowned establishment and sorting it out over a couple of broken bottles [-o< Who knows, maybe I can come along to watch.
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Unread post by cage » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:45 pm

@fatboy made a very good point. I do however think the report was more in the context of us mere mortal GA pilots and what we do on a daily basis. It's as likely for @TF to be let loose hovering at sea as I am to be near a thrust reverser - that's just a whole different level.

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Re: Pilot workload

Unread post by tanglefoot » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:27 pm

cage wrote:@fatboy made a very good point. I do however think the report was more in the context of us mere mortal GA pilots and what we do on a daily basis. It's as likely for @TF to be let loose hovering at sea as I am to be near a thrust reverser - that's just a whole different level.

And stop whinging @TF, thread hijacking is your specialty - I learned from the master :mrgreen:
If i did more than 4hrs in 6 months I'd be happy to be let loose hovering at sea . In your case though I can see the problem.
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Re: Pilot workload

Unread post by cage » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:31 pm

Me too - hovered over a boat at harties, they weren't loving it ;)
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Re: Pilot workload

Unread post by tanglefoot » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:39 pm

cage wrote:Me too - hovered over a boat at harties, they weren't loving it ;)
No, me hover, you work thrust reverser. You work thrust reverser, no way. Me hover, faint possibility.

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Unread post by Swampdonkey » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:01 pm

cage wrote:Me too - hovered over a boat at harties, they weren't loving it ;)
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