| Learn to fly | Helicopter Challenge. Oil platforms at sea.
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- Helicopter Bad weather landing and take off challenge skills. | Learn to fly| flying training |
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In this challenge we have to land and take off from an oil platform in the North sea in nice weather and slowly deteriorating horrible weather with the wind at up to 50 knots. then we increase the wind speed until you can no longer land. Then we introduce to your max able wind speed a bit of turbulence gusts and reduced visibility.
The CAA has announced a series of measures to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights.
The changes are the result of a comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations (strategic safety review of offshore public transport helicopter operations in support of the exploitation of oil and gas) undertaken in conjunction with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and advised by a panel of independent experts.
The measures include:
Prohibiting helicopter flights in the most severe sea conditions, so that the chance of a ditched helicopter capsizing is reduced and a rescue can be safely undertaken.
Pending further safety improvements to helicopters, passengers will only be able to fly if they are seated next to an emergency window exit to make it easier to get out of a helicopter in an emergency (unless helicopters are fitted with extra flotation devices or passengers are provided with better emergency breathing systems).
Requiring all passengers to have better emergency breathing equipment to increase underwater survival time unless the helicopter is equipped with side floats.
In gathering evidence for the review the CAA engaged with trade unions representing industry workers and pilots, the oil and gas industry, helicopter operators, manufacturers, government, regulatory bodies and other experts in the field, as well as analysing available data and reports.
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Switch the weather to CAVOK. Make sure you can do rig platform landings before turning the weather up. Coordinates: N56°22.36' / W2°52.11' Elevation is 38.0 feet MSL. Magnetic Variation is 1° West
Dimensions:8494 x 151 feet / 2589 x 46 metersSurface:HardRunway 09Runway 27Coordinates:N56°22.40' / W2°52.64'N56°22.58' / W2°50.41'Elevation:3221Runway Heading:085°265°Displaced Threshold:900 Feet
Dimensions:2451 x 148 feet / 747 x 45 metersSurface:UnknownRunway 04Runway 22Coordinates:N56°22.51' / W2°52.04'N56°22.83' / W2°51.61'Elevation:2933Runway Heading:040°220°
Nearby Airports with Instrument Procedures
IDNameHeading / DistanceEGPNDundee Airport314°7.1EGPHEdinburgh Airport215°30.5EGPDAberdeen/Dyce Airport025°54.6EGPFGlasgow Airport242°60.6EGPKPrestwick Airport230°78.0EGPEInverness Airport333°80.3EGQSLossiemouth Airport350°81.6EGNCCarlisle Airport180°86.3EGNTNewcastle Airport154°89.7EGECCampbeltown Airport242°110.6EGNVTeesside International Airport157°122.3
Having already done 25 knots in the intro I turn the wind up to 40 knots in this lecture.
Moderate turbulence was deemed to be well dodgy so I turned it back down to slight. I did however enter the wind from the north to make the approach to the rig more difficult. Considerations are needed to be made for obstacles on the approach.