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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2022, 16:23
Replies: 55
Views: 24,374
Posted By homonculus

Before that it was actually the consultants' car...

Before that it was actually the consultants' car park. I landed there and a colleague gave me a consultant parking permit to put in the cab!

The NHS has historically had little interest in and...
26th Jan 2022, 14:50
Replies: 264
Views: 27,505
Posted By homonculus

Covid also crossed the Tasman

Covid also crossed the Tasman
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2022, 15:03
Replies: 119
Views: 15,783
Posted By homonculus

Reading this sad thread over the past few days...

Reading this sad thread over the past few days has reminded me of a number of CFIT accidents during my 30 year career in aviation as well as some personal hairy moments as I gained experience. Were I...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2021, 18:37
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By homonculus

I think your biggest concern will be rotor...

I think your biggest concern will be rotor overspeed. I never manage to fully lower the lever when light but never been told about temperature issues except carb heat if not injected
11th Jul 2021, 18:34
Replies: 35
Views: 6,353
Posted By homonculus

Hi Lucille I have been looking at...

Hi Lucille

I have been looking at intraocular lenses too. You can now get varifocals and both the UK and New Zealand authorities are happy for an unrestricted class 1 with an acuity report. The...
9th Jul 2021, 21:10
Replies: 23
Views: 2,365
Posted By homonculus

Hi EXDAC. Although I am a Texan I am in the UK....

Hi EXDAC. Although I am a Texan I am in the UK. We can get the UK into the state of Arizona with room to spare and we dont have desert. In fact you are hard pressed to see any non built up area. In...
8th Jul 2021, 21:47
Replies: 23
Views: 2,365
Posted By homonculus

The reason I dispute the need for medical drones...

The reason I dispute the need for medical drones surely not is because I have been running aviation and medical services for 35 years. Away from the movies we do not suddenly need drugs and blood...
7th Jul 2021, 19:57
Replies: 23
Views: 2,365
Posted By homonculus

I presume Fl1ingfrog you have a vested interest...

I presume Fl1ingfrog you have a vested interest in this given your enthusiasm. There is zero need for drones for drugs or blood on the mainland. Fantastic rubbish. Small drones on fixed routes are...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2021, 15:30
Replies: 664
Views: 157,769
Posted By homonculus

I have been round a number of car manufacturers...

I have been round a number of car manufacturers and been impressed with how little they do. The body comes in one entrance, engine another and the two are connected. I suspect Hill will do the same....
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2021, 16:25
Replies: 51
Views: 14,774
Posted By homonculus

If anyone suggested removing Addenbrookes or...

If anyone suggested removing Addenbrookes or Great Ormond Street hospital from the NHS and running them as local charities I suspect the men in white coats would come round. Both these hospitals have...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2021, 14:36
Replies: 79
Views: 25,670
Posted By homonculus

Simple answer

Simple answer
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2021, 15:33
Replies: 59
Views: 18,476
Posted By homonculus

Post Brexit, indeed since that annoying Joan of...

Post Brexit, indeed since that annoying Joan of Arc, English law has not applied to people in France. I am very sad about this but not sure why we are discussing the Cabri video...

The UK law is...
24th Feb 2021, 12:24
Replies: 20
Views: 3,980
Posted By homonculus

I was highly critical of the government's failure...

I was highly critical of the government's failure to lock down last spring but the reality is we will soon have groups 1-9 vaccinated and then there is little risk of hospitalisation or death. Anyway...
14th Feb 2021, 12:57
Replies: 12
Views: 5,660
Posted By homonculus

I agree that the risk was negligible. We are...

I agree that the risk was negligible. We are seeing 'younger' patients but I am not seeing 25-40 year olds that would pass muster to go to sea

What is of more concern is that they got in this...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2021, 15:50
Replies: 664
Views: 157,769
Posted By homonculus

Mr Hill has an answer for every question bar one,...

Mr Hill has an answer for every question bar one, and I am not sure his business case (taking money up front from the government then prospective customers) is that bad either

The one question he...
23rd Jan 2021, 11:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By homonculus

Anyone can buy a domain for a few pounds..........

Anyone can buy a domain for a few pounds....... just because the email is @international pilots.com instead of @hotmail.com means nothing

These petty bureaucratic hurdles annoy and have no...
Forum: Questions
28th Dec 2020, 12:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,279
Posted By homonculus

That is because the science shows travelling /...

That is because the science shows travelling / mixing / sociallising increases risk. An excellent paper in Science shows how much suppression is produced by each restriction
...
7th Dec 2020, 19:51
Replies: 39
Views: 12,422
Posted By homonculus

Actually that ice cream van would be perfect for...

Actually that ice cream van would be perfect for driving around rural areas vaccinating farmers and others.

Anyone got the chap's name?
7th Dec 2020, 10:41
Replies: 39
Views: 12,422
Posted By homonculus

Sorry, totally untrue. The manufacturers are...

Sorry, totally untrue. The manufacturers are really frustrated about this false information. The vaccine comes in special boxes. In the UK they look like pizza trays but in the US they have...
6th Dec 2020, 17:34
Replies: 39
Views: 12,422
Posted By homonculus

Dont need anything clever. The packs last 15 days...

Dont need anything clever. The packs last 15 days if unopened. Even with my navigation skills that isnt a challenge.

Once in the UK the vaccine should be distributed overnight and even when...
22nd Nov 2020, 11:16
Replies: 50
Views: 19,997
Posted By homonculus

I would like to give OP some more serious advice...

I would like to give OP some more serious advice than the definition of frozen ATPL

Objectively the pandemic will be suppressed in H2 2021 in the first world and Q2 2022 worldwide but we have...
3rd Nov 2020, 21:29
Replies: 44
Views: 8,015
Posted By homonculus

Goodness ak7274, I posted an objective analysis...

Goodness ak7274, I posted an objective analysis of the rules in response to OP's initial question. I then said I didnt support them. Your aggressive and unpleasant response is inappropriate. I really...
3rd Nov 2020, 16:32
Replies: 44
Views: 8,015
Posted By homonculus

Until the law is passed, the Gov.uk guidelines...

Until the law is passed, the Gov.uk guidelines state



It seems therefore that Mr Shapps PPL is correct and I suspect very very few people will be able to justify GA flights. I agree with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2020, 14:57
Replies: 40
Views: 14,663
Posted By homonculus

Dennis did my 500 conversion. Nothing was too...

Dennis did my 500 conversion. Nothing was too much trouble. He never rushed, was always charming, and he oozed confidence. Sadly our paths only rarely crossed after that but he will always be one of...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 19:29
Replies: 87
Views: 16,958
Posted By homonculus

And the paramedic has to trained to fly the jet...

And the paramedic has to trained to fly the jet pack, and remain current when GNAAS will want him to be usefully employed at all the mundane call outs.

Interested in the payload....cant see how...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2020, 12:45
Replies: 7
Views: 3,668
Posted By homonculus

I thought Uncle Ian had retired :O

I thought Uncle Ian had retired :O
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 00:29
Replies: 29
Views: 7,867
Posted By homonculus

No comparison

No comparison
19th Sep 2020, 11:56
Replies: 45
Views: 19,034
Posted By homonculus

Unless the manned aircraft in and around the...

Unless the manned aircraft in and around the corridor are also controlled they remain mere random movers. I presume therefore that this will be yet another airspace restriction to contend with in...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 13:29
Replies: 548
Views: 488,536
Posted By homonculus

Cant fault these comments. My take is they were...

Cant fault these comments. My take is they were able to fly daytime VFR to an extent that they survived. Now take an unexpected nighttime flight, illegality, plus sudden illness and a need to 'save a...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 14:15
Replies: 81
Views: 17,678
Posted By homonculus

As with the government's response to Covid, too...

As with the government's response to Covid, too true.

As with the government's response to Covid, the common man is disadvantaged and has to obey
17th Aug 2020, 14:27
Replies: 15
Views: 9,067
Posted By homonculus

These tests are specific for SARS-Cov-2 but I...

These tests are specific for SARS-Cov-2 but I agree there is a high false negative proportion. Their usefulness is in reducing the quarantine time. So 1 negative test and 9 days quarantine is as good...
16th Aug 2020, 15:54
Replies: 74
Views: 16,423
Posted By homonculus

Am I the only person who has a phone that...

Am I the only person who has a phone that receives voice and emails anywhere in the UK and not just at a particular address?
15th Aug 2020, 16:15
Replies: 35
Views: 7,889
Posted By homonculus

I dont agree with much of your post, but this is...

I dont agree with much of your post, but this is spot on. Most middle aged and elderly people are behaving responsibly. It is increasingly clear that we are moving from a low risk to an increasing...
15th Aug 2020, 16:07
Replies: 74
Views: 16,423
Posted By homonculus

Some sensible discussion in between the...

Some sensible discussion in between the conspiracy theories on this thread

The issue is we are using tests that have a significant false negative - up to 40% - and then extrapolating using...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2020, 19:46
Replies: 8
Views: 3,106
Posted By homonculus

Sorry to disappoint but only a fit tested FFP3...

Sorry to disappoint but only a fit tested FFP3 mask or PAPR (powered hood) will stop the virus. All other masks simply reduce the ability of the wearer to aerosol and infect others. It does not...
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