Musings about life through the eyes of an old helicopter pilot.
06 December 2009
Minimum Crew- One
When I review the Operator's Manual of the R22 with my students I like to point out the fact it specifies "Minimum Crew- One". (And many helicopters will then also state a minimum weight due to center of gravity considerations.) Mimimum crew of one?!! We chuckle... Why would they waste the space/paper/ink to state what is obvious? Well, every now and thensomeone comes alongand illustrates why it's necessary to insist at least one pilot MUST be aboard the helicopter at all times.