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Old 28th Aug 2008, 16:23
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Big helicopters in the UK

Does anyone else run big public transport helicopters in the UK, other than British International (Scilly Island shuttles)? Other than them, what else is big in the UK (or near continental Europe?)

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Old 28th Aug 2008, 16:46
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How big is 'big'?
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Old 28th Aug 2008, 16:49
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The bigger the better! I'm hatching a cunning plan.....

Must be passenger configured though.
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Old 28th Aug 2008, 16:54
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Is a S76 big enough? A few of those on AOCs around the SE of UK.

For anything bigger, you'll need to contact either the NS operators or the RAF.
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Old 28th Aug 2008, 19:55
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Harrords provide pilots for a private S-92, weather they charter it is another thing. I think it's N-reg...

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Old 28th Aug 2008, 20:09
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I doubt Harrods will let you charter the S-92 as the owner is very particular about its use from what I understand.

What about the S-61 that Harrods used to use, isnt that still floating around the UK or Ireland somewhere.

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Old 28th Aug 2008, 20:12
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Are there perhaps one or two that fly for the oil & gas industry
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Old 28th Aug 2008, 22:50
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Originally Posted by zalt View Post
Are there perhaps one or two that fly for the oil & gas industry
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For anything bigger, you'll need to contact either the NS operators or the RAF.




FYI, the other 'onshore' S92s & S61 (that I know of) are private only.
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 09:16
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'The bigger the better! I'm hatching a cunning plan.....'

Is this building to the worlds most elaborate practical joke
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 10:47
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I think that the private S61 which Harrods operated is G-VIPZ (was G-LAWS & G-DAWS), currently flying the line at Penzance with BI.
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 12:46
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Originally Posted by Agaricus bisporus View Post
Are you saying there is a private S61 in the UK?

And more than one S92?

Can you give details ps?
Nope, 'fraid I can't. These types of 'private' people want to remain very private.

But, the information is out there in the public domain. If you know where to look for it...
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 15:10
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The S61 G-VIPZ is shown on G-info as being owned by VERITAIR LTD but who the real "owner" is anyones guess!
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 15:42
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Bristow have a few redundant S61N's sitting in a hangar in Sumburgh.
Two of them have appeared at Humberside recently, so probably not that many sitting redundant at the moment.

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Old 29th Aug 2008, 20:05
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G-VIPZ is Irish Owned, registered to Veritair and leased to BI for the Penzance to Scilly Isles route. If you need any info please PM me....
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 23:18
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I guess that I was wrong about the S61.

But, yes, the S92s are private.
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 02:30
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The two S-92s are "strictly" private in every sense of the term.

Owned by overseas interests and kept for their use when they are in the UK.

Apart from that nothing else to tell.

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