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Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2019, 14:33
Replies: 73
Views: 36,237
Posted By Boslandew

Penzance approaches

I will admit to being out of date as to modern procedures which is why I am not relying on my memory but on up-to-date information. May I refer you to the open letter published by Sloane Helicopters,...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 20:18
Replies: 73
Views: 36,237
Posted By Boslandew

SAR Wannabe Sorry but the old service flew...

SAR Wannabe

Sorry but the old service flew IFR services quite routinely between Penzance and the Scillies. I regularly flew six return trips IFR in a morning or afternoon with an instrument...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 20:04
Replies: 73
Views: 36,237
Posted By Boslandew

SAR Wannabe Not so. IFR approach limits...

SAR Wannabe


Not so. IFR approach limits at Penzance were 250ft AMSL cloud base and 900 metres visibility, That was using a complicated approach based on Decca, later GPS. One of the leading ATC...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 19:58
Replies: 73
Views: 36,237
Posted By Boslandew

Skybus do use Islanders. The problem is that they...

Skybus do use Islanders. The problem is that they have to operate from Lands End airfield which is 400 ft above sea-level and is frequently in cloud and fog. Theycan't fly in 'much worse weather'...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2019, 20:33
Replies: 73
Views: 36,237
Posted By Boslandew

Isles of Scilly

Having flown the service for six years from Penzance, having read the submissions from all involved parties, having attended the open meeting in Penzance St Johns hall about the proposed service last...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2019, 19:44
Replies: 73
Views: 36,237
Posted By Boslandew

Larger aircraft on Scillies

I think the problem with larger aircraft on the route is that of landing at St Mary's. I used to fly the S61 from Penzance and always understood that the gradients on the runways at St Mary's were...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jan 2019, 10:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By Boslandew

ATR Newquay

Gentlemen

Many thanks for your replies. My estimate of visibility was made initially from the carpark and then during the very short walk to the aircraft. From your replies, it would appear most...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2019, 13:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,555
Posted By Boslandew

ILS in an ATR

I retired from flying some twenty years ago so am very out of date about modern capabilities. I flew S61 and civilian Chinook helicopters with Cat 1 ILS experience

I recently flew with Aer Lingus...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2018, 12:29
Replies: 72
Views: 11,492
Posted By Boslandew

EATING EN ROUTE

I'm surprised to hear it's considered to be a problem, it certainly wasn't in my day, 1975-1999. Whether it was five hour plus flights in the Chinook or shuttling around the Leman/Indie in 61's or...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2017, 07:01
Replies: 52
Views: 9,273
Posted By Boslandew

Passenger handling controls

Only did it once. Dumbest thing I ever did.

I was flying an airtest in an S58T. I had an engineer in the left hand seat. He assured me he had had 'hands on' many times in his career. I let him...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Nov 2015, 21:59
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By Boslandew

MD11

Many thanks, guys, just the info I was looking for. There's always an answer if you ask the right bloke.

I've just read an article about Lufthansa MD11F ops and the writer suggests that the MD11...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Nov 2015, 19:00
Replies: 13
Views: 3,712
Posted By Boslandew

MD11 starting

Can anyone tell me where the engine start switches are on the MD11. I can see the three orange lights immediately below the thrust levers but am not clear if they are used to engage the starters or...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2015, 07:05
Replies: 22
Views: 5,389
Posted By Boslandew

Heliport

Pozidrive

Interested to read your comments about planning permission. I think something like this happened at penzance.

I think the problem was that there was no overall planning about...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2015, 19:05
Replies: 22
Views: 5,389
Posted By Boslandew

Heliport

The supermarkets might have been persuaded to stump up some cash but the investment needed for anything meaningful in the harbour area would run into the millions. Any heliport there could only be on...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2015, 16:25
Replies: 22
Views: 5,389
Posted By Boslandew

Heliport

Pozidrive

Unfortunately, it wasn't a 'perfectly good heliport.' Even operating at capacity it wasn't making any money.

There was no overall planner at work here. It was called free enterprise....
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2015, 15:55
Replies: 22
Views: 5,389
Posted By Boslandew

Flights to Scillies

I used to fly the S61 on the route.

I opened a thread on Pprune a few year ago to ask if there was a fixed-wing aircraft capable of operating into St Mary's, Scillies and carrying more than the 25...
Forum: Questions
19th May 2014, 17:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By Boslandew

Air brakes

I'm a retired helicopter pilot. Can anyone tell me, during a normal flight in a jet aircraft when everything has gone according to plan and ATC hasn't required anything extra, would use of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2014, 18:53
Replies: 47
Views: 17,852
Posted By Boslandew

I heard one story about the route that my...

I heard one story about the route that my informant, a pilot from the route, swore was true.

On one flight in the early days there was only one passenger, due to fly to New York from LHR. Eager to...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2014, 09:30
Replies: 392
Views: 56,155
Posted By Boslandew

Vortex Ring

Going back to the original question, I heard about a chap in Aden back in the 70's who thought his rotary experience should include VR and recovery. He apparently put a Scout into VR at 10000' and...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2014, 14:23
Replies: 134
Views: 44,039
Posted By Boslandew

Scout underpowered

I think I would have to take slight issue with the Scout being under-powered. I would have said it was better than most types I have flown. I flew it in Hong Kong in 1971/74 where, if my memory...
24th Jan 2014, 17:05
Replies: 156
Views: 50,793
Posted By Boslandew

Honest John

Not sure if it qualifies but back in the sixties I stood about 100 metres away from an Honest John when it was fired. The motor only fired for about four-five seconds but the noise was louder than a...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2014, 16:13
Replies: 31
Views: 5,651
Posted By Boslandew

My original point was that I had only seen torque...

My original point was that I had only seen torque meters in helicopters where all those I have flown have used percentages. I was interested to see what, if any, the alternatives were. There clearly...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2014, 15:55
Replies: 31
Views: 5,651
Posted By Boslandew

Many thanks for the comments. Do many...

Many thanks for the comments.

Do many aircraft indicate torque in ft/lbs or do most use percentages?
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2014, 10:58
Replies: 31
Views: 5,651
Posted By Boslandew

Torque Gauges

My experience of torque gauges has all been on turbine helicopters, from the Westland Scout to the Chinook, where the gauges always measure in percentage of maximum.

My only experience of...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2013, 14:27
Replies: 36
Views: 9,110
Posted By Boslandew

Fuel dumping

I can remember ( I think) that BAH S61's or some of them had fuel dump back in the 70's. The limitations on its use were a favourite trappers question. The only one I can remember was "Do not...
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