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Landing Helicopter at Liverpool Dock

Old 8th Sep 2019, 14:39
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Nigel: see PM and enjoy your trip.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 16:16
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Reminds me of a story I heard years ago from a guy who had bought an R22 in Ireland.
When he bought it the deal was the the Irish owners were to deliver it to the UK. The aircraft arrived at the agreed place, can't remember where, and the buyer was surprised that there was no sign of a dinghy or even life jackets. When he asked the Irish guys about it they told him that they had flown the 22 to the docks in Ireland, put on the wheels and pushed it onto the ferry. When they got to the UK they pushed it off the ship and took off from the docks to complete the journey.
I heard this an about 2000 or 2001 and it happened some years before then.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 16:52
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Well said Nigelh...I guess your Bell 505 will be changing to the N register now ? Any pics of her with the UK reg on it yet ?
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 19:10
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Originally Posted by nigelh View Post
So my tongue in cheek comment about being on the N worked well !!!! In my experience you can do pretty much what you like on the N and nobody says Boo !!
CAA inspectors walk around me to get to a good old EASA AOC ..... easy pickings for them !! If they do come up to interview me , only happened twice in 35 years , I just tell them to make an appointment for an interview as they have no legal right to keep me !!
Flying in this country is coming to an end at its all you spineless pilots and operators who are to blame !!!
its too late now to demand any sort of common sense ... you missed your chance . I have said for years that every single AOC company should stop paying and just do lease flights ...... that would certainly get their attention and things would change . But I don’t really care now as I have been outside the system for so long . Fly on the “ N “ !!!!!!!

NB ... sorry , looking at this rant it would have been better on the “ why bother with EASA “ !!!!!!
Hi Nigel
I've always had the impression your knowledge of operating N reg in the UK was impressive, hence the wink on my original comment as I guessed you were being light hearted.

I was more concerned that people often glean information from this site and assume comments by well established contributors are gospel, I just pointed out the regulation that restricts landing in congested area and may require permissions. Reference your comment that the Authority have no legal right to keep you, you might wish to check Article 261 which I think you may find does give them the right to inspect.

I may be one of the spineless pilots you are referring to but I do spend a fair portion of my time challenging the Authority's interpretation of regulations etc and like to think I have not yet rolled over and died :-)

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Old 8th Sep 2019, 19:55
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There’s a helipad inside the wire, they flew in some ex North Sea stuff to be shipped out about 10 years ago. Surely the port authority will have details?
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 23:57
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Nigel, never thought you would part company with your beloved 109, guess the 505 has you hooked?
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