Finishing Up and Starting Out
Sep 13, 2013

Solo Flight
Jul 17, 2013

Happenings around Rotorworks
May 09, 2013

External Load Training
Apr 14, 2013

Hover Exits
Mar 12, 2013

Helicopter Maintenance
2013-01-21
Rotorworks has the helicopter maintenance completed with a Contract AMO (Aircraft Maintenance Organization). Our AMO is Northwest Helicopter Services Inc and it is run by Darcy Cornock. Northwest Helicopter Services is on the Whitecourt Airport and when we have our helicopters in for maintenance our students are able to have a look at what takes place for various inspections. 
 
There is usually other aircraft having maintenance done so we are able to have a look at the different systems that they use. It gives Rotorworks students a better understanding of the air-frames, engines and systems that is a requirement for the helicopter pilot course and for operations. Darcy and Murray Keats are very good about explaining the operation of the helicopters when we have questions.

 
   
Rob Cotter and Justin Thebeau looking over the Lycoming 0-540 engine on the Robinson R44 Rob and Justin checking out the Allison (now Rolls Royce) 250 C20 turbine engine that powers the Bell 206 helicopter.
   
Ryan Cluff explaining the Bell 206 head to Rob Cotter.