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Old 6th Feb 2000, 17:40
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Hi folks,
I am interested to find out if there are any ec120 pilots out there.
Like to hear their reaction in regards to handling and /or quirks if there are any.
Also like to find out what kind of work you're doing.
Cheers.
 
Old 9th Feb 2000, 03:22
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Hi

The EC120 is a great aircraft to fly. To give a brief overview, it's the best of both the gazelle and single squirell put together.

We are still awaiting for it to be placed on our AOC (April) and then it will be out for charter. With me flying it "I hope".
 
Old 19th Oct 2000, 01:05
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Question ec120 crash?

just overheard that an ec 120 crashed in dublin about 3 weeks ago jammed pedals or something any gen??
 
Old 21st Oct 2000, 23:38
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It was a mobile phone that had slid forward and fell down into the lefthand footwell and jammed the pedals.I hear that there is a mod being produced to stop this? ( back to the breezeblock phones!)
 
Old 22nd Oct 2000, 22:57
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Suggested amendment to Pre take off checks:-
"mobile phones switched off AND STOWED!"
 
Old 4th Sep 2001, 08:25
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Talking EC 120 pilots

Hi Folks,
Trying to find out who on this forum flies an
EC 120?
I am flying one in Holland at the moment.
Thanks
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Old 7th Sep 2001, 16:48
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I donít fly one, yet! I am going to convert onto one at the end of this month, first week in October.

Any info you could give me on how it flies, things to look out for on the checks etc. would be very useful.

Presently flying the B206 so it will be a nice jump up to a more modern aircraft.

How do you like flying it?
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Old 11th Sep 2001, 08:57
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Hi Vortex,
Took awhile to respond but had a few technical dificulties this end.
However, I've flown the EC120 since January last year and it is a pleasure to fly. The aircraft I flew before this was a Schweizer 330 and it was like going from a VW to a BMW.
I have had a software problem with the VEMDE but nothing drastic. The Vemde gives a generator failure while there is nothing wrong with it.
The thing I have to watch out for is, not to fly to close to radio or transmitter stations, because it seems to influence the vemde somewhat and it gives a rotor overlimit everytime this happens.

I find it handles well and I enjoy flying it.
Safe flying
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Old 4th Oct 2001, 08:08
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Question UK EC 120 operators?

Hi Folks,

I'm trying to get in contact with any Eurocopter 120 operators in the UK, could anyone help me out?
Thanking you in advance.

Safe Flying
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Old 4th Oct 2001, 08:26
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I was on a flight in Asia last week and was sitting next to Colin McRae the rally driver. He was telling me has an EC-120 that he keeps at Aberdeen. Flies it a lot through Europe etc when he can.
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Old 4th Oct 2001, 08:52
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Thanks Pac rotors,
Do you by the way know what the situation on the EC 120 is in Oz?
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Old 4th Oct 2001, 09:16
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There are 14 EC120s registered in the UK, of which 5 are resident outside UK shores - and I'm including McRae's in that which is usually to be found at Palma/Son Bonet in Mallorca. The main commercial operators in the UK are Cabair with 2 and McAlpine with 2. The others are privately operated. Thera are a further 3 in Eire.
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JetRanger sales haven't been the same since the EC120 arrived, and no-one's surprised at that!
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Old 4th Oct 2001, 13:01
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I know there are a few over there. Here in New Zealand there are three, with a couple more possibles coming in. Faram Helicopters has just got one that they will be using on utility work which I think will be one of the first used outside the charter and executive fields.
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Old 4th Oct 2001, 21:53
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Thanks PPheli for that info.
Do you know where the Irish 120's are based?
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Old 9th Oct 2001, 08:47
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The Irish ones are..

EI-EUR at Dublin (op by Eurojet Ireland)
EI-IZO at Carlow
EI-MIK at Oranmore
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Old 14th Oct 2001, 21:18
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EC120 G-ECZZ is privately owned, and is maintained and commercially operated by London Helicopter Centres at Redhill 01737 823514. Anything you want to know about the EC120s, go to David Lewis or John Osmond at McAlpines at Oxford - they've sold 17 of them.
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Old 16th Dec 2001, 17:46
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Post AIRBORNE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES RECEIVES SECOND EC120

AMERICAN EUROCOPTER - PRESS RELEASE

Grand Prairie, TX
Airborne Law Enforcement Services (ABLE), representing the joint powers authority for Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, CA, took delivery of their second new EC120 helicopter December 10, 2001 in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The aircraft will be used primarily for law enforcement patrol service and surveillance work but may also support fire department needs. ABLE’s fleet conversion to Eurocopter helicopters marked the end of their three years of research on helicopter products. “The support, information and enthusiasm that Eurocopter commits to the law enforcement industry made us realize that this was definitely the company that we wanted to do business with,” reports Lieutenant Bureau Commander Bob Oakley. He listed configuration, capability, visibility, comfort, quietness, and equipment options as some of the primary reasons the EC120 was chosen for their law enforcement needs. “We are confident that the EC120 not only meets our needs today, but will also serve us well throughout the next century as Eurocopter continues to develop and support this product,” comments Oakley.

Eurocopter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company)
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Old 12th Mar 2002, 13:58
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Post UK EC 120 OPERATORS.....

Hi Folks,. .. .I am trying to find out what operators besides Mc Alpine utilise the Eurocopter EC 120 in the UK.. .Your help would be appreciated.. .Thanking you in advance.. .Safe Flying.. . . . <small>[ 13 March 2002, 05:01: Message edited by: Nomads ]</small>
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Old 12th Mar 2002, 16:03
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I think CABAIR do.
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Old 12th Mar 2002, 16:19
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Thanks Robbo Jock,. .. .According to Mc Alpine there must be about 15 EC 120's in the UK mainly with private operators but there must also be several with company operators.. .Contacted Cabair and they have 2.. .Thanks again.. . . . <small>[ 12 March 2002, 13:38: Message edited by: Heliport ]</small>
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