Does SFAR 73 endorsement expire?
SFAR 73 Awareness Training endorsement does not require an expiration date, but it is good practice (and Robinson recommends it) to go over the Awareness Training again prior to flying Solo and getting an SFAR 73 PIC endorsement.
Why is SFAR 73?
SFAR 73 Revisions The emergency SFAR 73 was issued in March 1995 with an expiration date of December 31, 1997. This SFAR required special training, endorsements, and flight reviews for all persons wishing to operate the controls of an R-22 or R-44.
What SFAR 73?
Robinson R22 and R44 Helicopter SFAR 73 Awareness Training is the required ground training that students and pilots must have before they can manipulate (fly) the flight controls of an R22 or R44 Helicopter.
What is mast bumping?
Mast bumping is contact between an inner part of a main rotor blade or a rotor hub and the main rotor drive shaft (or ‘mast’). Serious mast bumping in flight usually results in the helicopter breaking up in flight, which is fatal for those on board.
Where is SFAR 73 in Far aim?
You can find the SFAR 73 on page 33 of your FAR AIM manual. It’s broken down into three sections; Applicability, Awareness Training, and Expiration. Who does this apply to? This applies to anyone that seeks to manipulate the controls of a Robinson 22, a Robinson 44 helicopter.
How safe are Robinson helicopters?
Between 2006 and 2016, Robinson R44s alone were involved in 42 deadly helicopter crashes. That is an average of 1.6 deadly crashes per 100,000 hours flown, a rate nearly 50% higher than that of the other dozen most common civilian models.
Is the Robinson R44 a safe helicopter?
A Los Angeles Times investigation published in 2018 found the Robinson R44 helicopter to be “exceptionally deadly.” The California-based Robinson Helicopter Co. manufactures the R44, as well as the R66, the model of aircraft flown by Mark D.