Psyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1140 times:
Wow - incident in Canadian airspace, sounds like a teenager joy-riding in their parents car!
Excerpt from incident entry.
"N***** an American registered Aerospatiale AS350 on a code of 3016 flew through the control zone without clearance enroute to Port Hardy. Helicopter also flew the approach to Runway 12 at Boundary Bay where aircraft on final for Runway 12 were given turns to avoid the traffic. After flying through the Boundary Bay Control Zone without a clearance the helicopter continued into the Vancouver Control Zone without a clearance where VFR aircraft were
given revised routes and or evasive turns to avoid the helicopter. Radex made of event on file Vancouver ACC"
From the incident description, appears they had to move multiple airraft to stay out of the way of the wayward heli.
The report in the first thread didn't really have any details as to who was flying it. For all we know it could have been an experienced pilot. Considering it was an AS350, a pretty advanced helicopter and not one you would see at most helicopter flight schools, I would think it was someone who knew how to fly the thing.
Psyops - any more info as to where it belonged to or who was flying it?
Psyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1013 times:
Not much info on the reg. The incien does not have much more info than the above. I should be clear, I don't think it was a joyride, but it just seemed like the pilot was traipsing around and shooting approaches without clearances.
here is the info on the reg involved.
N-Number Inquiry Results
N218LA has multiple records
Type Reservation Hold
Mode S Code 50354065
Reserved Date 08/25/2006
Renewal Date None
Purge Date 08/25/2008
Pending Number Change None
Date Change Authorized None
Reserving Party Name CANCELLED/NOT ASSIGNED
Zip Code None
Country NOT FOUND
Deregistered Aircraft 1 of 1
Serial Number 2089 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name AEROSPATIALE Certificate Issue Date 06/12/2002
Model AS350B1 ECUREUIL Mode S Code 50354065
Year Manufacturer 1988 Cancel Date 08/25/2006
Reason for Cancellation Exported Exported To CANADA
Aircraft Registration prior to Deregistration
Name JODA LLC
Street 1350 ELBRIDGE PAYNE STE 208
City CHESTERFIELD State MISSOURI Zip Code 63017
County ST LOUIS
Country UNITED STATES
Engine Manufacturer HONEYWELL Classification Standard
Engine Model LTS101-700D-2 Category Normal
A/W Date 06/02/2006