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Old 25th Mar 2019, 12:30
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Damn Hoskins.....your idea of putting Four Star into her really did increase our take off. power!


Note: This is not the factory recommended procedure for changing skids....but when it became necessary due to being in a remote location where no crane or jacks were available.....Bristow Engineers were able to convince a Pilot into giving it a try (enough Beer and they can be convinced of anything).

Of course....the prerequisite piloting skills required by the Company of all Pilots (in those days) made this alternative procedure possible.

I tried to find the story behind this at the Bristow Old Gits page but could not find it amongst the hundreds of pages of photos and stories.

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Old 25th Mar 2019, 14:45
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"That's two skids on the ground and also in our pants then.."
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 14:46
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"Jeez, I thought that ground resonance was going to shake us apart!"
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 15:29
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Chief, we need some bigger Ty-Wraps!

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Old 25th Mar 2019, 15:30
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Helicopter crew fooled by quick setting cement.

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Old 25th Mar 2019, 17:07
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"No wheels on our wagon - but we just keep skidding along!"
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 19:06
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"Weeee! I'm Airwolf!!"
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 21:35
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Originally Posted by Penny Washers View Post
"No wheels on our wagon - but we just keep skidding along!"
LOL, exactly what I was thinking.🙅
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 23:28
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Sarah Ferguson book Budgie to the rescue inspired by actual events
or
MASH 4077 what really happened when Trapper played a trick on Col Potter
or
When the alert sounded Action Man Prince Harry ran immediately to his helicopter having not completed his pre takeoff checks
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 23:28
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When Section Officer Harvey radioed Hoskins to drop his gear tonight, that wasn't what she intended.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 23:30
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At Newquey Airport Thrust SSC was downgraded to a fuel tank when the funding ran out



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Old 25th Mar 2019, 23:31
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SaSLess regretted dropping in on Liverpool Airport for a engine running splash and dash
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 04:58
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It was a case of baby steps in the development of the Stealth Huey...
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 09:02
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Then some smart slave driving manager realised that if the skids don't leave the ground then crew flight hours won't accumulate.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 09:20
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Reduce flying weight at all costs they said to save fuel they said, leave the undercarriage behind they said, and the doors they said, But Hoskins I don't remember them saying leave the fuel in the bowser and all we get is 10 feet altitude.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 09:26
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Having not paid the landing costs the authorities clamped the Helicopter. however Hoskins did not notice the Parking Charge Notice on the windscreen, It must have blown off he told the owner
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 10:01
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"Picketing stakes? what picketing stakes?"
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 10:03
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 10:03
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"Remind me Hoskins, that's the last time we overnight at Liverpool."
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 10:05
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"Iv'e got an awful feeling this sortie will end with us going belly up...or is it down?"
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