Death by Snoo Snoo
If we descend too quickly without much airspeed, we get caught in our own rotor downwash.Well, now I'm even more confused. Thanks for the video though. Now to return to my beer.
Increasing collective doesn't help, and can make it worse.
Best way to get out of it is to lower the collective and lower the nose to get some airspeed back.
Hopefully I didn't oversimplify too much there.
And I'm with you on that beer buddy. Time to break out the good IPAs.
And as for scariest day/night flying... the other night I was doing my first-ever DLQs.We went to a DDG. Daytime was fine... but night was sporty. Real sporty: 0% Illum, at pitch and roll limits. Usually they don't like CAT I's doing their initial DLQs on a DDG. Guess if you can land on that deck, you can land on anything. It was fun though, even with the pucker factor.