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Subject: Somebody tell me you experience with "Hughes tail spin"
 
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06/06/2008 9:15 AM  
I've been fielding questions about the MD500 accident at Lake Ozark MO. It just so happens that it occured not far from where I've spent a little time taking the boss. From the description I've heard of the accident, I felt like if it wasn't mechanical it was LTE. Of course it could be LTE as a result of mechanical. You get my point. Then I was reading the Rotorcraft professional, and after devouring the article "The making of an Air Evac pilot". I turned to Live and Learn part 4, adventures in LTE. The description of the LTE incident sounds exactly like the witness accounts of the MD500 accident. So who's had experience with it? How much altitude do you need to fly out of it? How much wind do you need to get into it? Just looking for some proactive discussion about it. I've got a fair amount of time in OH-58s and never had what I considered real LTE. I've had some excursions within the flight envelope that didn't result in a complete circle...but I think those scared me enough to always know where the wind was and my tail wasn't going there. ***sorry for the typo in the title...it won't let me fix it.
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