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“Flight safety is no accident.” Our courses provide you with the essential information you need for flying and maintaining your Robinson helicopter. For unparalled expert advice on flight safety, general maintenance and repair, as well as factory maintenance, why not book one of our courses that are run in the UK, Europe and throughout the World?
Use our course application form to book, or alternatively call +60 (0)138 848007 or
+60 (0)198 683007. You can read more about the different courses on offer below.
Richard Mornington-Sanford is Robinson Helicopters Accident/ Technical investigator with unrivalled experience outside of the factory on the Robinson product and is accredited with CAA Engineering and Flight Instructor licences.
European Aviation Safety Agency Part 147 training courses
These are theoretical courses in the general maintenance and repair of the R22, R44 and R66 airframes with their relevant Lycoming and Rolls Royce engines.Read More
European flight safety course
Richard Mornington-Sanford is the only UK safety expert presenting this course outside of the Robinson Helicopter factory.
Robinson helicopter factory maintenance course
This is a “hands on” course in the general maintenance and repair of the R22, R44 and R66 helicopters.
Richard Mornington-Sanford assists Solaire Heliluck Aviation Services (Robinson Helicopter Co. R44 and R66 dealer in Thailand) with the first of type certification of the Robinson R66 helicopter in Thailand.Click here to read more →
Low RPM Rotor Stall is a primary cause of fatal accidents.
As air speed is the life blood to the aeroplane pilot so Rotor RPM is to the helicopter pilot! Should the aeroplane pilot stall their aircraft during flight by the loss of airspeed, they are able to recover (subject to height above the ground) by increasing the air speed and reducing the angle of attack on the wing.
However, if the helicopter pilot stalls his rotor due to a loss of rotor RPM, it is NOT recoverable because the induced flow up through the disc will never allow the angle of attack to be less than the stall angle (even with the collective lever fully down). You become a passenger until you hit the ground!
Engine power is directly proportional to the engine RPM, a 10% loss of RPM will incur a 10% loss in engine power available.
One of the reasons you are given a de-rated engine operating limit is that you have power available should you need it; a ‘get you out of jail card’ to be used to prevent an accident but not to fly outside the aircraft limits.
However, if the RPM is not in the green this power reserve will be reduced directly proportional to where your RPM is at the time.
“KEEP YOUR RPM IN THE GREEN”
After conducting a closed European Robinson R22/R44 Pilots Flight Safety Course for the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch, they have remarked that it is "invaluable for its target audience of PPL owners."
See our course information to book your place on our next session.