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

North Sea Winter Operations

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

North Sea Winter Operations

Old 23rd Dec 2010, 12:52
  #21 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,958
Mrs. Tet and I have been working on a paper for a group who are working against carbon tax and came across a bit of stuff, thought I’d share. What got me going to post this one was when I read this bit here, from special 25, after I had been keeping an eye on what your concerns were as expressed in the thread.

All we can do is take the rule book and assess whether it is safe and legal to fly - As many of these rules are open to some degree of 'interpretation' there is often disagreement even within our own crews as to whether flights can be achieved with the required safety margins in place.

As a lead in, even though you guys in the mother country read this paper every day it is quite amusing and a good lead


Then there was, more gaff about the met


and our friend Jo nova makes a few good points, see point 4, ‘what’s the harm in acting now’


Then along came this story, also from Jo which Mrs. Tet says the helicopter pilots will be excited about, a nice big red chopper half covered with snow. She knew she was not being funny at all, the aircraft depicted (possibly even one of you guys) is recovering the body of the girl killed because the local council or whatever ran out of salt for the roads, why? The met office said it was going to be a warm winter!!
So herein the story is the killer clause, which every good solicitor needs or so I’m told, and when I read the paragraph in bold half way down the page, my blood started to go cold. I thought, here you blokes are trusting the info from the Met office much of which might be formulated on fraudulent data, get the drift? There you could easily go, right up a very dry gully even though you "used the rule book."


So then I thought, well the company’s that you mob fly for, and the company’s on the rigs and their support contractors etc that you service, may well like to suggest to your and their's legal people that this sort of information may just be what they need to start making complaints and queries to the met office - and accumulating.
With luck you might force the met bureau at least to come back from the brink and start examining again, unaltered data and form some factual and logical decisions.

Unaltered data you say, oh no that can't be right every one tells us that the German black forest is a gonna, when was that back in 1992 the coral reefs are shrivelling up etc. well it's kinda surprising, that none of that has happened, but a very surpising thing has. That is this little gem was forced into public circulation after a challenge under the American freedom of information laws. It and accompanying documents are now posted on the IPCC website. Those guys must be having fits.

Here you go, you can see for your self that out of the 2500 endorsing scientists just five were left of whom 4 had vested interests and one made one comment only on the entire 11 chapter report.

The UN Climate Change Numbers Hoax | The SPPI Blog

have a nice white xmas . its a cool 32 celsius here.
cheers tet

Last edited by topendtorque; 23rd Dec 2010 at 13:04.
topendtorque is offline  
Old 24th Dec 2010, 13:05
  #22 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: UK
Age: 42
Posts: 1,584
Not a case of the oil industry wanting safety to be second priority when stuck offshore per chance?

No, not the oil industry, just the poor low-grade roustie who wonders why the his helicopter has been cancelled when he's just seen another helicopter pass by overhead....

Speaking for myself, I'm actually on board for both Xmas and New Year, but I am directly in the firing line when it comes to stressed-out bods asking why their helicopter's not coming
I feel for you. Merry Christmas hopefully the icecream machine is fully loaded as well as the espresso fancy coffee maker.
Brilliant Stuff is offline  
Old 10th Jan 2011, 07:57
  #23 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,958
Here you go, coldest winter since 1659. Maybe, just maybe if the companies you guys fly for had access to accurate forecasting they might have outlayed on machines and or equipment that could cope better with the ice, so might the Oil /Gas companies have planned a lot of their work around it as well.

Not to mention the ice cream machine.

In this country nearly every crop / cereal grower farmer uses long range predictions, I guess the insurance companies that cover those crops do to, as well as govt the duffers who predict potential GDP income from them. Same over there methinks. this year pretty much all of eastern OZ crops are pretty much cactus. and the wet hasn't started yet.

Read all about it. your London Mayor, seems a smart man, and fast on his feet too.

The Met Office ‘secret’ prediction and the political implications | Watts Up With That?
topendtorque 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

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