PRA
Rotorcraft Accident/Incident/Safety Item Report


What It's About

Kerry Cartier and his team of Chapter Safety Net Representatives have developed a reporting form which should be sent to Kerry whenever any rotorcraft incident, no matter how slight, occurs. This will be completely anonymous and will be used to find overall causes of gyro incidents not to place blame on a particular make of gyro but to find possible correlations between certain aspects of all rotorcraft and incidents. For example, there is no concrete research about horizontal stabilizers and their relation to gyro incidents/accidents, only anecdotal reports. NTSB reports do not help since most rotorcraft incidents are not reported. An earlier rendition of this form appeared in the April, 2001, issue of the PRA Rotorcraft magazine.  The newest version is now also downloadable here from the Internet in IBM and MAC formats: Word, WordPerfect and Works for the IBM computers and two MAC formats. Older Microsoft Word programs (such as the one used with Win 3.1) can use one of the MAC formats which will be converted correctly. The downloaded file should be saved on your hard drive, renamed (or copied) and then, using overstrike/typeover, you can write on the form, save it, and send  it as an attachment via e-mail to Kerry Cartier. Or you can mail it to him -- he does prefer the mail since he can easily confirm the authenticity of the sender.  Or you can simply fill in the on-line form which goes to him directly and not to anyone else!
  

THE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THIS FORM IS TO COMPILE FACTS TO IMPROVE SAFETY.

You may mail the form to Kerry (it will cost you 34 cents in the U.S., much more for overseas!) at: 

Kerry Cartier
National Safety Coordinator
Popular Rotorcraft Association
108 Creekview Drive West
Red Oak, Texas 75154
OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU MAY FILL OUT AN ON-LINE FORM 
(and skip any printouts and postage!) 

If that is what you want to do click on

I WANT TO FILL OUT AN ON-LINE FORM

 

 

Six/Seven Different Formats

If you have an IBM compatible computer and Microsoft Word from Office 97 or later then right click on the file name and download the file (usually your choice will be "save link as" for Netscape and "save target as" for Internet Explorer): rotorinc.doc
(for the techie people the file should be 40,448 bytes)

If you have an IBM compatible computer and  Corel WordPerfect or even an older WordPerfect for Windows 3.1 then right click on the file name and download the file  (usually your choice will be "save link as" for Netscape and "save target as" for Internet Explorer) : rotorinc.wpd 
(for the techie people the file should be 26,553 bytes)

If you have an IBM compatible computer and earlier version of Word  (such as Word 6.0) for the IBM then right click on the file name (usually your choice will be "save link as" for Netscape and "save target as" for Internet Explorer): rotorinc.mcw
(for the techie people the file should be 17,408 bytes)

If you have an IBM compatible computer and Microsoft Works for Windows then right click on the file name (usually your choice will be "save link as" for Netscape and "save target as" for Internet Explorer): rotorinc.wps
(for the techie people the file should be 17,920 bytes)

If you have a MAC then click on the file name: rotorinc.mcw
(for the techie people the file should be 17,408 bytes)

If this doesn't read correctly then . . .

Or, if you have a MAC and a different Word Processor, then click on: macpra.doc
(for the techie people the file should be 13,312 bytes)

DON'T FORGET TO COPY AND THEN  RENAME THE FILE BEFORE YOU ALTER IT TO ATTACH IT TO AN E-MAIL TO KERRY CARTIER!

HIS E-MAIL ADDRESS IS: gyroguy@mail.com

 


 

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