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Old 26th Apr 2017, 15:44
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Bill Petry, that name takes me back! I used to be able to time a magneto on a Bell 47 in Teheran but it was all downhill after that.
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 01:25
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I believe it was (is?) Bill Petrie, not Petry, but what is the connection between him and magnetos, 47's and Tehran (presumably the 47's and 205's at Galle Morghe). Tell us more.....
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 17:21
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You're right. Bill Petrie

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Old 30th Apr 2017, 13:47
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Paul Cook

Hi all,
I have just been informed by Paul's daughter, Josephine, that Paul died on Friday, 28th.
Due to circumstances, there will have to be a post-mortem, so Josephine could not give me any more details of the funeral arrangements.
I will post any further details here when I have them.

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Old 1st May 2017, 00:43
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My thoughts go to Paul's family
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Old 11th May 2017, 20:08
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Paul Cook

Hi All,

Update on my post last week-
Sadly, the post-mortem on Paul was 'inconclusive', so no date for the funeral has been set. As soon as I have any further information I will post it here.

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Old 13th May 2017, 11:38
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Originally Posted by bondu View Post
Hi All,

Update on my post last week-
Sadly, the post-mortem on Paul was 'inconclusive', so no date for the funeral has been set. As soon as I have any further information I will post it here.

bondu
Just to clarify, and sorry for any inconvenience, which Paul Cook are we talking about? An engineer or a pilot?
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Old 13th May 2017, 11:45
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Paul Cook

Attila,
Paul was both an engineer and then a pilot. He was an aircraft tech in the RAF before joining Bristow in Beccles, I believe. After gaining his CPL(H) he became a S61 co-pilot before converting to the S76.
I will be writing an obituary for Paul, so if anyone can shed light on his early years at Bristow, please feel free to pm me with any details or recollection.
Hope this helps.

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Old 13th May 2017, 12:10
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Originally Posted by bondu View Post
Attila,
Paul was both an engineer and then a pilot. He was an aircraft tech in the RAF before joining Bristow in Beccles, I believe. After gaining his CPL(H) he became a S61 co-pilot before converting to the S76.
I will be writing an obituary for Paul, so if anyone can shed light on his early years at Bristow, please feel free to pm me with any details or recollection.
Hope this helps.

bondu
Thanks, Bondu.

Indeed he is the guy that I knew and I worked with him although I never flew with him. I was in Bristows, before being made redundant in 1999, and then going across to BIH the following year at Penzance, followed by going down to the sunny South Atlantic, so that must have been where I met him. Did he ever work for British International, or am I confusing him with someone else, or has my memory become somewhat befuddled over the years?

Rest in Peace, Paul, and my sincere condolences to your family.
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Old 13th May 2017, 19:59
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Not forgetting his involvement with BALPA.

RIP Paul, I miss your humour!

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Old 13th May 2017, 20:06
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Yes a great laugh in the ops room at Norwich.
He loved a shallow approach to a rig almost as much as he loved jags.

R.I.P big fella and thanks for your great Balpa work.
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Old 17th May 2017, 16:07
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Paul Cook

Hi all,

Paul suffered a fatal heart attack on his 61st birthday.

The funeral will be held at Horsham St Faith Crematorium, just north of Norwich airport, at 15:30 on June 5th and afterwards at the Whitehorse Hotel on North Horsham Rd.

I'm not sure what the arrangements will be regarding flowers or otherwise, but I will endeavour to find out and post on here.

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Old 18th May 2017, 12:09
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The Whitehorse Hotel is on North Walsham Rd, NOT North Horsham Rd.
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Old 18th May 2017, 12:38
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The White Horse Crostwick
North Walsham Road
Norwich, Norfolk
NR12 7BD
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Old 18th May 2017, 15:39
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RIP Cookie...What a shame. Remember him for his tireless work as a BALPA rep.
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Old 18th May 2017, 18:35
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Bondu, Paul was with BIH/CHC on the S61 before heading south to fly the S76 with Bristow.
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Old 19th May 2017, 02:07
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I worked with Paul in Kerteh, Malaysia, many years ago. Very sorry to hear this news. A good guy, gone way too young.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 08:13
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Very sadly, photobucket have just changed their Ts&Cs and no longer allow third part hosting for free - it requires an upgrade to your 'subscription' for $399 pa! So, I guess a lot of these photos will have disappeared from this thread!
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 09:21
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Check out the "Bristow Old Gits Helihub" page on face book....it's free!
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 11:24
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Ferry Land

Many off us have faced the interesting challenge of ferrying aircraft by land, sea or air. I remember one of my Cyprus 412s arriving by lorry at Redhill 11 years ago....here are a few others......

There are many reasons why helicopters are moved about by lorry :
- It may have been damaged in an accident and needs to be transported to a place of repair.
- It may need transporting to the docks, in kit form, for an onward journey by ship.
- Scrapped or out of "useful life" machines need moving to museums or breakers yards.
- etc etc.

Below are just a few examples of the jobs carried out by Redhill's transport team.

29th April 1986.
Westland Widgeon from Warden Park school, Cuckfield, Sussex to British Rotorcraft Museum, Weston-Super-Mare, Avon.




13th May 1986.
Westland Whirlwind, ex Warden Park school, on its way to East Midlands Aero Park, Donington, Derby.




6th March 1986.
Westland Wessex about to board the Red Funnel ferry at Southampton on its way to Cowes, Isle of Wight. Probably on its way to the breakers yard. Sad.





13th March 1986.
Bell 212 arriving at Redhill's main hangar after a pick up from Tilbury Docks.





April 1993.
Transportation of Aerospatiale SA321F Super Frelon from Marignane to The International Helicopter Museum,Weston-Super-Mare.
At the time this was probably the largest helicopter to be moved by road in Europe and took a total of ten days.





Early nineties.
A couple of Bell 212s departing Redhill on their way to a UN contract in Somalia.





"Rotor Runner II" and "Blade Runner II" - 1999.
"RR II" has a Tiger on board.

Wow these pictures take me back to my childhood. I believe all these pictures are of my uncles trucks and more spesifically jobs that my uncle did. If you have anymore please let me know.
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