Spatial Disorientation in a Heli

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Spatial Disorientation in a Heli

Postby NyyDave » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:09 am

I decided it was a good time to try my first IMC in a heli on the ILS 20R at KSNA...once I hit hard IMC I got flipped upside down and crashed well short. I wish i had a video, I recorded one but it came out with no actual video just a picture of my set up before hitting the IMC.

10:45 I called up SNA tower
http://assets.pilotedge.net/recordings/ ... _17510.mp3

And here's the profile, it reads like an accident report :/

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Next time!
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Re: Spatial Disorientation in a Heli

Postby ewandougie » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:00 am

The importance of a consistent and confident instrument scan is paramount :-)

I always find instrument approaches in a Heli actually easier than a fixed wing since you can set the collective for the VS you need to maintain the glidepath and use a bit of trim on the cyclic to maintain a constant IAS
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