Mar 292012

Things are moving very slowly with the website. I’m sorry for that! But great changes and improvements will come.

First, you will be able to take part to the completion of the database. A log-in area and several levels will give you different possibilities to bring your ideas and knowledge.

Currently, you are approximately 1000 people every month to visit the website. I hope you enjoy this website and the information you find here are useful.

However, because the field is very technical, we have to be very rigorous in the descriptions and the data. Needless to say, the sources of information must be reliable and justified. But we also have to betterĀ define which data exactly we have online.

I got a remark today concerning the amount of crew members and pax for a helicopter. It appeared then that it’s unclear to say that the number of crew members is, let’s say, 2. Is it the number of pilots necessary to fly the helicopter? Or do you consider the mission? If you consider a modern rescue helicopter, you might be able to fly with a single pilot. But if you go in the mountains, you would need a copilot. Furthermore, if you use a winch, a third crew member must be there. So from a single pilot, you reach a minimum crew of 3 people!

Another point is the power of the engines, which is really not sufficiently described. To be precise, it is necessary to provide the power available at different altitudes and different temperatures.

If improvement ideasĀ come to you, do not hesitate to share it with the contact formular!