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Old 27th Jul 2007, 14:47
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BEAS Helicopters

Does anyone have any photos or anecdotes relating to BEAS if so then post them here.
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 00:02
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Jock Simpson ex BEAS

Hi,
I just had a few beers in Mauritania with Jim(Jock) Simpson,ex BEAS,PDG etc,he passes on regards to ex colleagues,going to take him round G-BALZ
on Monday,was that an ex BEAS machine guys, for whoever knows
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So much so, she even got her own complete thread on here.

One of the best registrations ever, that one.

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Old 31st Jul 2010, 15:03
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I came accross these in my mother's loft recently. Taken around the time Bristows bought BEAS in the late 70s. A couple feature yours truly in short trousers. Sorry about the poor quality they have been transferred from very old slides.

The BEAS Hangar at Coventry with WESTLAND BELL SOLOY 47G-3B-1 TURBINE G-BEHN & a Jetranger.


Gas pipeline survey


Me on the left


And in the middle seat. This may be BHL rather than BEAS but around the time of the takeover.
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A couple feature yours truly in short trousers
And you haven't changed a bit?
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 14:29
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Last contract for Bristow was offshore support from Takoradi, Ghana, 2011 if memory serves, then to be sold. It was a surprise to see the old girl there as I have vivid memories of the BEAS fleet in the Brent from 1977, when it was common to see different livery as Peter was robbed to pay Paul in order to remain serviceable. One 212 turned up for a shuttle with a tail and a door from 2 others, all in different colour schemes. LZ and G-BDIL were I believe 2 but I forget the other.
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Angel BEAS fleet

G-BARJ perhaps?
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 10:37
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1977 Brent

1977 we had BDIL, BBBP, BERF, BCMC, BFES and BFER. BALZ arrived just before Christmas 1977, BARJ in June 1978, BFVE in July 1978.

As mentioned, an eclectic mix of colour schemes:





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Angel BEAS Shetland 1976

Just to add to the mix. G-BARJ flown by the late John Grantham with possibly the Sumburgh Airport hotel manager at the time, arriving at the Lerwick helipad.

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John/Ambi: Great shots!

Have seen the tall bearded gentleman wearing the 'orange' rugby shirt in quite a number of Bristow photos.

Another BEAS 212:

Originally Posted by Tail-take-off View Post

This photo of G-BCGE courtesy of Speachless Two:



Initially bought by BEAS in 1974.
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Old 3rd Nov 2013, 09:12
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The tall bearded gentleman is Ray Farnes.
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Ah ha .. so there is a BEAS thread! All these little gems that Senior Pilot pulls out of the PPRuNe archives from time-to-time!

Oldlae: Grazie. Is he still 'helicoptering' or happily retired?
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Old 3rd Nov 2013, 11:26
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BEAS....the "Other" Helicopter company......for a while!

I recall a fellow named John Tanigawa, who was called "Frosty" due to there being a "Nip" in the air.
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John was quite a character. When things were turning bad, his favourite saying was 'we have a little situation developing here".
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Question BEAS in Egypt circa 1976.

N893 'Gooney Bird' of Petroleum Air Services? at Hamata airstrip Gulf of Suez in support of BEAS/Glomar Coral Sea operation 1976. Maybe Sillohed has this one in his logbook?





G-BALZ at base camp Gulf of Suez 1976




G-BDIL on the Glomar Coral Sea drillship - Gulf of Suez


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Some More Vintage Pics

Few More Vintage Pics by an ex-Sumburgh Good Egg





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Ambi: Great shots. The colour is well depicted (and, as John mentioned, somewhat unique) on BDIL.

Adding more BEAS to the hive; for posterity.

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Few More Vintage Pics by an ex-Sumburgh Good Egg




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Does anyone have any photos or anecdotes relating to BEAS if so then post them here.
I was a loader in 1972in Scotland.
Have a pic can't find how to attach
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Absolutely great thread. Way before my time, although I flew G-BALZ quite a bit. Queen of the skies. Everyone has a history, and so does every aircraft.

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