The helicopter takes off in the wind. It reaches the altitude of about 20m and makes a 180 ° to head south. Shortly after this U-turn, the aircraft tilts to the left about 45 °, falls rapidly and hits the ground violently.
The privately owned Rotorway 162F, C-FLRQ, was enroute from the manufacturer’s facility in Red Deer, AB (CYQF), to a private strip near Big Valley, AB. In the vicinity of Delburne, AB, the FADEC controlled engine (RI162) began to lose power, and then came back on. The pilot decided to conduct an autorotation in a field…. Read more »
Spring is here and at RotorWay we are gearing up for what will be a busy spring and summer season. We have been doing some spring cleaning and going through over 40 years of accumulation. Amazing how much there was and finding many parts and components and archive material. We also have been going through… Read more »
Without any further explanation, Rotorway International has reduced the price of their A600 Talon from $99,700 to $84,495.00 ex-factory until the 30th April. This includes “everything needed to fly”, in their words – Engine, leather seats, MGL Discovery Lite EFIS are all included. They advise that you need to add paint and radios, and we… Read more »
RotorWay is proud to introduce the RW7 at this year’s Airventure in Oshkosh WI. The RW7 is a result of over 48 years of helicopter design and manufacturing and a commitment to providing quality well designed helicopters. The RW7 is proof of our commitment with more power, more range, more payload and more cabin room… Read more »
Hard landing after engine failure. Photos suggest tail hit ground in field with metre high grass. Two people were on board, the pilot William Butler of Port Lavaca and Victoria Schultz of Needville – both walked away uninjured
We are happy to announce the purchase of Cobb International Inc. dba RotorWay International’s assets by RotorWay Helicopter Manufacturing Company. The new company is headed by Mr. Baishou Chen and Mr. Zhifeng Zheng of Changsha China. Mr. Chen and Mr. Zheng have been RotorWay dealers in China for three years and have a passion for… Read more »
Emergency landing in cornfield, which got set alight and several acres were burned. Both occupants airlifted to hospital – owner 81-year-old Henry Brecher of Columbus and 50-year-old Todd Cramer of Dublin.
Lifting into a hover the pilot noticed the needles were at the bottom of the green range, and while more power was added, the pilot also applied pedal to face into wind. This resulted in a faster decay of power available, with the aircraft loosing height, then landing heavily and rolling over. The main rotor blades and tail… Read more »
Pilot Douglas Barnett told investigators he was practicing take off and landings when the helicopter became uncontrollable. He said the governor on the engine became stuck while hovering at 12 feet, and he lost control – helicopter rolled over on landing
RotorWay International is pleased to announce the addition of two new dealers in Colombia, and Australia. RotorWay of Colombia is back! Diego Torres is owner of RotorWay Colombia. Diego has been selling, building and flying RotorWay helicopters for over a decade, and we are happy to have him back. David Donaldson is taking over the… Read more »
The helicopter began to rotate and the pilot entered auto rotation, however, while avoiding high tension power lines, landed with sideways motion resulting in a roll over. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The middle/centre Kevlar tail rotor drive belt was found to have split in two.Â … Read more »
At touchdown, the helicopter had some forward speed, the landing skids dug into the terrain, and the helicopter pitched nose down. The main rotor struck the ground and also severed the tail boom, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.
Pilot Jay Dubert, 46, sustained very minor injuries when attempting an emergency landing at 3:47 p.m. The helicopter tipped, causing damage to the rear of the aircraft and the rotors, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol
One of two Experimental A600N Talon helicopters registered to manufacturer Rotorway International has had an accident.Â The FAA preliminary report indicates that the pilot noticed a jolt while in cruise flight, but the ensuing autorotation ended up with the helicopter on its side.Â N602RW is registered with an Experimental airworthiness certificate, with the category listed… Read more »
RotorWay International is pleased to announce the addition of three new dealers in Russia, Colombia, and Australia. Our newest dealer is Jet Flyer, LLC. located in Moscow, Russia. Jet Flyer will be responsible for sales and support in Russia, Belarus and Kazachstan. They have extensive experience in manufacturing and maintenance of light sport aircraft. Their… Read more »
Rotorway South Africa has been granted a Manufacturing Organization Approval Certificate by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. This certificate allows for helicopters built in the South African factory to be used for commercial operations. RotorWay South Africa is in the process of several helicopters sales to flight schools. K5, a a prominent South African… Read more »
After several decades as the leading helicopter kit manufacturer in the world, RotorWay has decided it’s time to take on the production light turbine market, too After several decades as the leading helicopter kit manufacturer in the world, RotorWay has decided it’s time to take on the production light turbine market, too
Rolls-RoyceÂ has been selected to power the RotorWay Eagle 300T turbine twin-seat helicopter with RR300B1 engines. As part of this agreement, RR300 engines will be delivered to RotorWay International through 2017.