I have been approached by several concerned pilots to publish the following.
||A Bell 407 Looped & Rolled at the Virginia air show in South
Africa in 2004.
||A picture taken over a year after the "incident", in June
The aircraft is grounded indefinitely by the manufacturer.
It serves as a very expensive reminder of some pilot's stupidity.
||Excerpt of the Bell 407 Flight Manual dealing with manoeuvring.
The same four words are mirrored in ALL civilian helicopters.
The question that has never been answered is:
- What other aircraft have those maneuvers been performed in?
This questions has left a very bitter taste in most pilots flying helicopters
in, and from, South Africa.
PPrune has got a lively thread dealing with this issue.
I am not taking comments on this, I think the facts speak for themselves.