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Old 29th Dec 2012, 12:19   #1 (permalink)
 
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Bristow S76 Aberdeen drama.

Just got word of a Bristow S76 with a Pan call looking at putting it down on a beach but managed to make it back to Aberdeen to the usual fanfare of fire engines. Gearbox anyone.....?
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 15:35   #2 (permalink)
 
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Have you got one to sell?

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Old 29th Dec 2012, 16:59   #3 (permalink)
 
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I though the way RTB's occurred these days was to get it in the news ASAP regardless of cause... Or so it seems with the last few newspaper reports.

Doesn't look like Jake Molloy will get his wish I guess.

Evening Express - Article - Call for oil workers to be told more about incidents
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 10:31   #4 (permalink)
 
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The last 76 that was doing that was running out of fuel. Put it down by Nigg lighthouse with about 2 litres left.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 00:38   #5 (permalink)
 
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On the way back from the TW58 wasn't it?
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 10:00   #6 (permalink)
 
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Yes. As Shell Management will know, it was refused fuel on the Auk because Shell had banned the S76 from its helidecks.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 11:15   #7 (permalink)
 
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Wasn't it G-BIEJ being flown single pilot
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 14:47   #8 (permalink)
 
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Wasn't it G-BIEJ being flown single pilot
All of our contracts up to then were flown single pilot. I have a feeling that that flight was a 2 pilot contract but they hadn't told Ops or the crews.. However, after that it was all 2 pilot which was a bit of a bore as the LHS was essential for putting your meal tray and duty free on.

Bristow had just had one of their pilot's redundancy schemes and were short of 332 pilots so I was converted to help out. I then refreshed on the 330 to help them out so I was flying three types for a couple of months. I got fed up with doing so many V/IMC base checks that I threw in the 76.
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Can't remember the year of that occurrence, FED, not sure whether I was still in ABZ or not. Can you remember when it was? 198?
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 09:22   #10 (permalink)
 
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It even made Hansard!

Bristow's Helicopters (Emergency Landings) (Hansard, 23 March 1982)
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