Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Rotorheads
Reload this Page >

Ferranti Helicopters

Rotorheads A haven for helicopter professionals to discuss the things that affect them

Ferranti Helicopters

Old 17th Dec 2016, 11:26
  #141 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: rustington uk
Posts: 1
touchette

are you still looking for info on Ferranti helo ?
touchette is offline  
Old 21st Jun 2020, 12:11
  #142 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: MAYO
Posts: 3
Came across your site again while surfin.
I have been back to Massbrook recently and memories of Denis deFreeanti were revived.
Has your project re the deFerranti family been completed?
I am now [email protected]
GEORGE FINBAR is offline  
Old 22nd Jun 2020, 22:58
  #143 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: langerland
Posts: 31
was in massbrook as an engineer a long time ago working on hughes 500 with large boat compas on floor fitted.
i am a bee too is offline  
Old 22nd Jun 2020, 23:02
  #144 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: langerland
Posts: 31
fited on floor
i am a bee too is offline  
Old 22nd Jun 2020, 23:05
  #145 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: langerland
Posts: 31
should not have gone to offy
i am a bee too is offline  
Old 23rd Jun 2020, 07:55
  #146 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Posts: 924
I had a great time flying Denis' Jet Ranger in 1976 in the south of France where he had a fantastic house in Rion de Landes. He was a vintage car enthusiast & had the money to indulge to the max! I think he had about 70 cars & bikes. When he finished his time there, we all climbed into his MU2 & flew to North Ireland. He showed me his hangar set up, very James Bondish & also took me to look at the huge house his pilot would live in! He drove me around in a Bentley convertable about a 1925 to 1930 model, just like new! How he did everything with only 1 eye was remarkable. An amazing man, 68 at the time, & had a charming wife & family.
Nigel Osborn is offline  
Old 27th Jun 2020, 19:22
  #147 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: MAYO
Posts: 3
Ferranti at Massbrook.

While working as a painter there in the early to late 70s engineers would arrive from Helicopter Maintenance and dismantle whichever machine was due an inspection. There was a Mick Walsh and a Malcolm Abbott/Ebbett. We often got trips following the service, we were regarded as "load/ballast" for landings without power!!

​​​​​​
GEORGE FINBAR is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2020, 21:51
  #148 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: langerland
Posts: 31
Originally Posted by GEORGE FINBAR View Post
While working as a painter there in the early to late 70s engineers would arrive from Helicopter Maintenance and dismantle whichever machine was due an inspection. There was a Mick Walsh and a Malcolm Abbott/Ebbett. We often got trips following the service, we were regarded as "load/ballast" for landings without power!!

​​​​​​
It may have been Dave Malcolm and Mick Byrne

i am a bee too is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2020, 21:59
  #149 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: MAYO
Posts: 3
Correct. My memory of 50 years back not great. Among the pilots there I remember Ian evens and Brian danger and a gentleman named Donoghue who lived in Castlebar. He flew the Mitsubishi out of a very short runway. It was quite an event to watch a takeoff with the engines at full throttle and brakes on. Loads of memories of Denis and his lady wife Bobby/Germaine. Worked for them there for almost 30 years.
Barry
GEORGE FINBAR is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2020, 22:01
  #150 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: England
Posts: 1,274
Originally Posted by i am a bee too View Post
It may have been Dave Malcolm and Mick Byrne
Malcolm Ebbet (Ebbut?) worked for Ferranti for a long time as as an aircraft engineer. Going back to the time when they had an amphibian.
Lots of good stories. Last saw him about 1982.

Last edited by ericferret; 29th Jun 2020 at 09:44.
ericferret is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.