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Unless it was a prolonged scene call - No

Unless it was a prolonged scene call - No  

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Author: XB   Date: 3/17/2017 12:26:24 AM  +1/-0   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

I read the various comments.  There are those who will have a mechanical failure and those who have already had one or two or more on scene calls.   I have had a few.  Luckily, I didn't end up blocking traffic, but had to call a competing program to come get our patient one of the times.  That happens when your program flies old aircraft.  They often come with hydraulic issues, electrical gremlins, and the occasional chip light or no xmsn oil pressure indication.  Yup, it happens, even to the sky gods who chance shutting down and have 100% trust that their machine will not fail them.   If you have the fuel, why not stay hot unless the scene is unsafe.  

A buddy of mine who flew for AMC had to get out and post as road guard while the aircraft remained running.  Without his weight in the aircraft, it rocked back and came to rest on its festrome - while running with no pilot.  Yep, AMC required it at the time.  I believe after a few of these, they retracted that requirement.

Do what you want, but be prepared for the inevitable.  FTR, I never shut down where there was a chance that I would block traffic if my machine crapped out.  



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