Aviation 011/16

Status: Open
Recommendation Date: 
25 February 2016
Recipient Name: 
CAA
Text:
The Commission recommended to the Director of Civil Aviation that he promptly publicise the recent changes to the Robinson R66 (and R44) Pilot's Operating Handbooks that caution against flight in high winds and turbulence, and which advise pilots to reduce power and speed if turbulence is expected or encountered.
Reply Text:
The Director does not consider it necessary to promptly publicise the recent changes to the Robinson R66 (and R44) Pilot's Operating Handbooks that caution against flight in high winds and turbulence, and which advises pilots to reduce power and speed if turbulence is expected or encountered.

The amended safety notice by Robinson is freely available on their website. In addition, operators of Robinson helicopters are required to regularly amend their Pilot's Operating Handbooks and this activity includes incorporating changes to information such as safety notices.
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