Robinson Helicopters have raised safety notice SN 44 Carrying Passengers regarding the additional risks of carrying passengers. It underlines the importance of a thorough safety briefing for all passengers before flight which is a legal requirement anyway.
A useful video has been produced to remind pilots of their obligations when taking passengers flying. Please watch this video and ensure you adopt similar practices to those mentioned.
The Safety Notice also goes on to recommend minimum hours for newly rated pilots to carry passengers. Whilst Safety Notices are useful in identifying areas of increased risk, they are not mandatory.
Aeromega customers are well trained and we already have a framework to support and monitor newly rated pilots who wish to self fly hire helicopters carrying passengers. In completing our risk assessment, we have produced our own guidance on how the risks identified in this Safety Notice will be mitigated. All rated pilots are requested to read and absorb the recommendations and be aware of the requirements of our framework.
What can we say but Congratulations to our customer Marfleet Civil Engineering Ltd who have just purchased a beautiful R66 helicopter. Roy and Ian have just completed their R66 type ratings and today Roy flew it into Cambridge so that we could all have a gander at this exciting new type for Aeromega.
We are particularly excited as Marfleet have kindly agreed that G-RMAR can be added to the Aeromega Training Fleet for type rating training and self fly hire. Together with our partners, we hope to be operating this helicopter for activities as Pleasure Flying, Corporate Hospitality Events, public transport for weddings and sporting events:- The Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, motor racing racing at Silverstone and Goodwood.
We are working hard on getting the various approvals that we need in place and very much hope that within a couple of months, our customers will be able to experience this incredible machine.
Many new students find it difficult to decide which helicopter type will be best for their training.
We have just added a new page laying out some of the considerations that you may wish to take into account in making your decision.
Click here or look at the Training Menu above.
As an ATO, we have an obligation to hold certain documentation to be immediately available to Staff and Customers. To make access to this documentation as easy as possible, we have created a new webpage from which all required documents can be accessed.
Select Member Resources and then Required Publications for simple acccess to the documents. These options provide a link to the official websites where such documents are available for public perusal. Please report any links that do not work correctly to Aeromega’s Head of Training.