Flight TV - Issue 6




Helping the students- In Kemerovo production of mechanical helicopter simulators has begun

In pursuit of truth or fiction- how a private pilot from Khabarovsk for almost a year trying to get SLG airworthiness certificate

The capital of the Russian Arctic - one hundred years! Citizen of Dikson town Viktor Mikhailov flew to his homeland on ultralight "Sky Ranger"

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Flight TV, program for people in love with the sky is on the air. The sponsor for this episode is the "Aerovolga" company, which continues its production of the amphibious La-8 and the development of the two-seater amphibian "Borei". Alexander Shvydkin is in the studio, hello!
Helping the students- In Kemerovo production of mechanical helicopter simulators has begun
In pursuit of truth or fiction- how a private pilot from Khabarovsk for almost a year trying to get SLG airworthiness certificate
The capital of the Arctic - one hundred years! Citizen of Dikson town Viktor Mikhailov flew to his homeland on ultralight "Sky Ranger"
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The Kemerovo-based company HeliWhale, manufacturer the Afalina helicopter, presented its latest invention at the Helirasha exhibition- a mechanical training simulator for hovering in a helicopter.
Yakov Kolesnik, General Director HeliWhale
For movements, at first it is very effective for a complete beginner to understand how to hover and what this means.
The simulator develops muscles and asynchronous motor skills in novice pilots, does not require any maintenance, and it is very simple and effective. By replacing the ball and system of levers the simulator is optimized for different types of helicopters - from Moskito to the Mi-8.
Yakov Kolesnik, General Director HeliWhale
The goal and objective we have is to keep the ball is in a small red circle - a simulation of hovering (start thrashing and cut uh) with helicopter, if we want to complicate the task, we begin at this time to move with the hands and again the pilot must keep the ball in the circle. You can also move your legs, and the ball must also always be at the centre at the same time.
According to experienced pilots, the realism of movement in real flight the simulator is in the region of 95%. The cost of new product is 22 000 rubles and, you can buy a simulator at the 4H stand. Also, remember that at this stand the layout of the high-speed two-seater helicopter "Afalina" will be presented for the first time.
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MODERATOR: Every year, the sky becomes closer for Russian pilots. But when it comes to legislation in the air, alas, don’t say anything. In our reporting, we will show the story of a pilot who has bought a foreign aircraft. For example, Sergey Dolzhenko from Khabarovsk tells you what to do if you want to fly in our country legally with an aircraft model that isn’t in the MAK registry.
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Sergey Dolzhenko is one of those people who was eventually able to realize a childhood dream - to learn to fly and even buy his own plane. The Aero Commander - 520 came from the American city of Angels in Khabarovsk on its their own.
Sergey Dolzhenko, private pilot
Since this plane was, bought and imported as an airplane, not as a set of parts, there was a contract for the purchase of the aircraft. When submitting documents to the State Register, it was registered as a plane that is produced by "Piper." It has a serial number that was a registered mark as a serial aircraft.
The airplane received the registration number RA-01803, and Sergei, according to federal aviation regulations №132, filed an application for certification of the aircraft. But doing so was not only difficult, but impossible.
Sergey Dolzhenko, private pilot
On the one hand you have the aircraft registered as a series and a model. On the other hand you must get certification for a single aircraft. Here begins a long correspondence with the factory - which says that the aircraft in this configuration was never released. There is a type certificate, which spelled out how it should one type of plane, and you have a different one. But this is understandable. The plane had a long life. It changed equipment. In fact, so much so that it is not how it was when it was produced at the plant.
Thus, our hero has only one option - to get the SLG as a single copy of the aircraft. But the management was asked why, then, is there a registration mark for the aircraft that does not end with the letter G?
Each aviator knows that if the aircraft has a type certificate or a certificate of fitness for flight, its onboard number looks exactly like Sergei’s - namely 5 Arabic numerals. If the aircraft is registered as a single model, the final character on of its registration no- G, for ultra-light vessels - the letter A. Everyone knows the unspoken rules, but there is no documentary evidence of this order. If guided by current legislation, then we see the following picture.
Vladimir Tyurin, President of AOPA-Russia
It was comical situation with EMU is that there is FAR 118, which regulates the certification of EMU. It clearly states that the aircraft insignia, which is certified as the EMU, consist of 5 Arabic numerals. There should be no letters.
It turns out there’s something like an unwritten rule that, incidentally, is not the only one. The MTU administration asked Dolzhenko for flight and technical documentation in Russian.
Vladimir Tyurin, President of AOPA-Russia
There are no rules that would require translation of all documents into Russian, otherwise we’d need to be consistent and get all documentation for Robinson, Boeing and Airbus translated into Russian. All of which are operated in Russia and are in the registry. Administrative Regulations under which SLG’s are issued prescribe that all applications must be written in Russian. On the operational documentation it’s another matter. The requirements are not based on current legislation.
Did it just turn out that the public institutions, whether guided only by common sense or relying on internal regulations, require the owner of the aircraft of the documents which are not provided by FAR. If we evaluate the cost of the certification of the aircraft, according to the law there is only the state fee - 650 rubles. However, anyone who has experienced this procedure knows that additional documents must to be sent to you by third parties, whose services are not cheap. The GOS NII GA billed Sergey Dolzhenko for 200 thousand rubles.
Vladimir Tyurin, President of AOPA-Russia
However, under the current legislation the organizations that were involved aren’t supposed to be paid by the applicant. It involves Rosaviation. So if Rosaviation lacks its own skilled personnel for this procedure, it has the right to bring any organization and the applicant doesn’t have to pay. It is clearly written in the regulations on the issuance of Airworthiness Certificates.
So what about Sergei and dozens more who want to fly legally? There’s only one way to find out - obtain documents that explain the reason for the denial of SLG and go to court in the Federal Air Transport Agency. But the inter-regional public organization of pilots and aircraft owners is ready to provide assistance to pilots.
Such differences with the MTU Inreregional Territorial Department arise because the current legislation hasn’t changed in many years. On the one hand one can understand MTU officials who fear issuing a certificate of airworthiness for an aircraft released in 1953. On the other hand, the claims of the pilot and his unwillingness to pay huge sums for something that according to the rules is 650 rubles, is understandable as well.
Olga Kuznetsova, Yevgeny Maximov, FlightTV
HOST: A private pilot Viktor Mikhailov in his ultralight plane "Sky Ranger" on the centenary of Dikson went through one of the remote regions of Russia - Taimyr Peninsula.
The aviation expedition organized for the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the village Dixon "Rus Aboriginal" has ended. A private pilot Viktor Mikhailov, had been preparing for this flight more than a year, making a training flight in other regions. Adapting his Sky Ranger to fly in the Arctic, the way he carried out reconnaissance and dropped fuel and equipment for the floating wheeled all-terrain vehicle on low pressure tires, "Pole-2M". For 38 days the expedition covered more than 2,000 kilometers, having visited dozens of towns and villages of the Taimyr Peninsula. On the site trk-luch.ru one can see a movie of this expedition, and in future episodes FlightTV with interview Victor.
Narrator: The company "Aerovolga", the manufacturer of the amphibious La-8, continues its production. The first customers of the new two-seater amphibian "Borei" will get her by autumn for 85,000 US dollars. A private pilot who buys a La 8 will receive a Borei as a gift. The second plane will always come in handy.
Today in our traditional "no comment" section- we will see an aviation parade on Red Square with air traffic control dispatchers. I say goodbye to you for now. If you liked the episodes, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our Youtube channel. This is Alexander Shvydkin, I’ll see you.