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

Prince William for Air Ambulance?

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

Prince William for Air Ambulance?

Old 21st Jul 2015, 03:16
  #161 (permalink)  

Purveyor of Egg Liqueur to Lucifer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alles über die platz
Posts: 4,629
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
I agree, my earlier post can be seen as petty, nit picking, pis$ taking, sniping, creating a sad world, 'elf & safety gone mad, etc. etc, which I suppose is all well and good ... right up to the point where something gets damaged or someone gets injured.

I've no idea how the AA operate but if they have a need to have someone in the aircraft then it's their machine and their rules.
Absolutely, and I'd love to know why one would require a doctor in the rh pilots seat and a 'suit' in lh pilots seat while the ac is being dragged out of the hangar.
SilsoeSid is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 11:06
  #162 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
H145 is fairly tail heavy. Extra 'ballast' in the front seats helps to settle the front of the skids in the forward clamps a little better, as the tubes are much smaller than the clamp diameter. There's no soft padding inside the clamps so any movement can cause paint damage when going over rough ground.

In terms of safety, I'd assume the crashworthy seat is actually the safest place to be anyway, so no problems there...
An_engineer is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 13:08
  #163 (permalink)  

Purveyor of Egg Liqueur to Lucifer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alles über die platz
Posts: 4,629
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Thank you for that an_engineer, that should add another twist to this part of the thread;
Welcome to the TLC Helilifts - Helicopter List

... so no problems there ...
SilsoeSid is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 14:01
  #164 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: yorkshire uk
Posts: 1,520
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sid ..... You really need to get out more . What are you thinking of with this nonsense ??!! Get a life and don't embarrass yourself any more !

Last edited by nigelh; 21st Jul 2015 at 14:13.
nigelh is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 14:07
  #165 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Delta of Venus
Posts: 2,366
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So did he pass his 14 ground exams then, or did he receive an "honourary" CPL or is he flying on a PPL because his "wages" go straight to charity?
Private jet is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 14:12
  #166 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: yorkshire uk
Posts: 1,520
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hasn't this been done to death ? He passed all the exams , just like anyone else . He had to be checked out just like anyone else . He is flying with CPL
ATPL like anyone else . Happy ?
nigelh is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 14:16
  #167 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'd say the only twisting here is in your knickers Silsoe
An_engineer is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 14:26
  #168 (permalink)  

Purveyor of Egg Liqueur to Lucifer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alles über die platz
Posts: 4,629
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Private Jet, it would be nice if you read the thread that you're posting in .... fully qualified, move on
SilsoeSid is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 14:29
  #169 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Warrington, UK
Posts: 3,736
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sorry, just going through the manual at 3 this morning in between tasks,
As you do. Personally, I preferred the NPAS Ops Manual, just to pick out all the errors in it.

Sid ..... You really need to get out more . What are you thinking of with this nonsense ??!! Get a life and don't embarrass yourself any more !
Go easy on him. NPAS staff aren't allowed to comment on the NPAS topics anymore, so he has to do something.
MightyGem is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 14:36
  #170 (permalink)  

Purveyor of Egg Liqueur to Lucifer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alles über die platz
Posts: 4,629
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
So, I pick up on something relatively minor and a simple ground handling issue, and then an_engineer comes out with this revelation

Quite some post an_engineer, but just to sum up for Nigel's sake;
You've told us that because the Helilift doesn't operate quite right for this type of aircraft, people have to sit in the front seats in order to balance it out, a practise that goes against the regulations mentioned in the manufacturers user manual.

Walking backwards is nothing, I'll go and find something else to do while an_engineer reveals more.

Last edited by SilsoeSid; 21st Jul 2015 at 14:52.
SilsoeSid is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 15:26
  #171 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well that really is quite sensationalist, considering what you wrote before editing. I can only assume you have nothing better to do today either?

I suggest you get in touch with the parties involved if it really bothers you that much.
An_engineer is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 15:54
  #172 (permalink)  

Purveyor of Egg Liqueur to Lucifer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alles über die platz
Posts: 4,629
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Not quite sure what great editing I did apart from neatness, but you have rather spilt the beans old chap!
SilsoeSid is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 16:10
  #173 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Describing it as a 'Revelation' and talking about 'revealing more'...

Sharing a link to the website as if it is some sort of definitive list of approved and certified uses, when it clearly states it isn't.

I'm sorry you think there are beans to spill old boy.

As I've said before, ring the relevant parties involved and I'm sure they will explain everything for you

Last edited by An_engineer; 21st Jul 2015 at 17:43.
An_engineer is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 17:09
  #174 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: yorkshire uk
Posts: 1,520
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
And I pull my 109 out with a quad bike and a piece of old rope .... What does our resident jobsworth have to say about that ?!!!!
nigelh is offline  
Old 21st Jul 2015, 22:49
  #175 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: house
Age: 57
Posts: 98
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just give the man a chance for Gods sake. If you a Royal supporter or not He is is rotary driver like all of us just getting to grips with a new job. All HEMS drivers know its not what it says on the contract with your company it's a shed load more involved than that, where ever you work.
How many of us got our current work through "contacts"....... before any anti everything people pop up, I will be conservative here but I think about 80%.
The Docs and Paras will also have another bandwidth (not my term theirs) reducing factor on a job. So have a thought for them.............
As a new pilot in this game ( and father of two) good luck with that........
As for the peeps involved with his security, we know their all over that and and all the stuff we read on here has been thought out...... I hope. Not just for PW, but the rest of the crew.
So good luck, if we meet on a job .........excuse me if I ignore you when the medical crew ask for my Gopher duties to commence
Because they will................ and farmers fences spare no shredded legs

Last edited by vortexadminman; 21st Jul 2015 at 23:45.
vortexadminman is offline  
Old 22nd Jul 2015, 00:52
  #176 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Hier und da
Posts: 175
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
So are certain folks upset by Nigelh's quad bike, or the bit of old rope?

“O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”
Art E. Fischler-Reisen is offline  
Old 22nd Jul 2015, 05:55
  #177 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: EGDC
Posts: 9,662
Received 108 Likes on 51 Posts
Not sure why William would find this new job challenging - flying to a field and landing on, then flying to a hospital and landing on was quite a small part of what he used to do on a daily basis in the SAR force.

No winching, no night mountains, no bouncy fishing boats, no AFCS and radar letdowns with aging avionics - I'm surprised he gets paid at all
crab@SAAvn.co.uk is offline  
Old 22nd Jul 2015, 07:12
  #178 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 5,223
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
When is somebody going to start whinging about him holding a job that one of the sixty soon to be redundant Bristow pilots could have.

On the 'last in first out' basis that could be all the ex military SAR pilots that have just joined.
Fareastdriver is offline  
Old 22nd Jul 2015, 09:49
  #179 (permalink)  

Purveyor of Egg Liqueur to Lucifer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alles über die platz
Posts: 4,629
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
This thread has been 'revived' from almost a years inactivity in the whole because of the use of the helilift, nothing to do any individuals in post. Anyone with any sniping in mind aimed at any individual at EAAA, was shot down ages ago and matters of qualification etc were put to bed last year.

No matter who was operating the helilift in the video, so widely covered and broadcast in the worldwide media, the same comments would have been made; just like any other video that has been posted and commented on here on PPRuNe.

I'm sure there's also a 'money for old rope' analogy here somewhere, but I've found something else to do

I'm looking forward to the occasional pop in brew at Cambridge when we find ourselves over that way in the early hours, the choc hob nobs are in the nav bag at the ready
SilsoeSid is offline  
Old 22nd Jul 2015, 10:00
  #180 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Hier und da
Posts: 175
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
SS, you're back-tracking so quickly; you must be great driving the heli-lift. Just mind you dont trip over your bootlaces...
Art E. Fischler-Reisen is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.