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New York Airways

6.3 Standard Operating Procedures

General 
This section provides essential information for flight operations of the Vertol Model 44B Helicopter.

Description of Helicopter
The Vertol Model 44 is a single engine, tandem rotored helicopter, which has been CAA-certificated for commercial use and is identified as:

The Vertol Model 44B - Fifteen- place airline type passenger transport. 

The Helicopter is approved for flight operations with a single pilot. A pilot and co-pilot are required when operating under the terms of an air-carrier operating certificate, issued by the administrator. The engine, located in the fuselage aft of the cabin, drives two longitudinally disposed 3-bladed rotors. The arrangement provides for easy observation and accessibility of instruments and controls. The pilot's seat is located on the right side. An entrance door is located near the mid-point on the left side and a rescue or emergency exit door is located on the right side near the cockpit. The cabin is fitted for an arrangement of cargo and airline type passenger seats. 

Flights Restrictions
Refer to Section 6.2 for flight limitations and restrictions imposed on the helicopter. 

6.3.1 Pre-Flight Inspection
1. Blade covers -- Removed. 
2. Tie Downs -- Removed. 
3. Area -- Clear of obstructions.
4. Airframe -- Damage
5. Doors -- Operation and security
6. Radio antennas -- Security 
7. Rotor blades -- Damage and security
8. Cowling and access panels - Security
9. Work platforms -- Stowed and Secured
10. Oleo struts -- Cleanliness and proper inflation. 
11. Tires -- Damage and inflation
12. Nose enclosure -- Cracks and Cleanliness. 
13. Pitot tube cover -- Removed
14. Fuel Tank filler cap -- Proper servicing and security of cap. 
15. Fan Section -- For foreign objects and security of inverter cover and fan curtains. 
16. Oil tank and hopper --Proper service and security of cap.
17. Dorsal fairing --Damage and security.
18. Horizontal and vertical stabilizers -- Damage and Security.
19. Throttle and mixture control rods -- Secure. 
20.Engine accessory section -- Leaks, loose wiring, tools and rags. 
21. Aft curtain -- Secure. 
22. Engine and heater fire extinguisher discharge indicators -- Check.

Warning: Fuel cap must be secured to prevent spillage on the exhaust stack. 

53  Revised Issue J.E.G  L.G.C. Date: 1 April 1959
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