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Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2011, 16:46
Replies: 76
Views: 20,550
Posted By hands_on123

Has anyone here actually done it like that? If...

Has anyone here actually done it like that? If so, did you save any money?

And don't forget... flying an single engine piston in VMC under the hood, is a lot different than flying a turbine twin...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2011, 15:05
Replies: 76
Views: 20,550
Posted By hands_on123

IR on a single Piston? Sure the CAA will...

IR on a single Piston? Sure the CAA will recognise that? And will an UK offshore operator recognise it also?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2011, 22:57
Replies: 76
Views: 20,550
Posted By hands_on123

I would go for FAA IR then straight into a JAA...

I would go for FAA IR then straight into a JAA twin rating plus IR(H). Should cost total about 35,000
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2011, 07:11
Replies: 55
Views: 7,240
Posted By hands_on123

I know plenty of Police pilots who were civvie...

I know plenty of Police pilots who were civvie trained, and although they are in the minority (being civvie trained), they all tell me you don't need specific ex-mil skills to do the job. "If you can...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2011, 02:28
Replies: 55
Views: 7,240
Posted By hands_on123

There seems to be this prevading belief among...

There seems to be this prevading belief among police/air ambulance recruiters that ex-mil pilots are the only people that know how to fly at 500 feet. Flight instructors spend their lives at...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2011, 17:17
Replies: 55
Views: 7,240
Posted By hands_on123

No point even applying unless you are ex-mil....

No point even applying unless you are ex-mil. They probably have someone in mind, but are legally bound to advertise it anyway.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2011, 21:00
Replies: 20
Views: 4,057
Posted By hands_on123

I think it's more likely to be this one ...

I think it's more likely to be this one

Flickr: AlexLovell2011 (http://www.flickr.com/people/alexlovell2011/)
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2011, 20:17
Replies: 226
Views: 48,089
Posted By hands_on123

This is really good, get a usb joystick and...

This is really good, get a usb joystick and choose a simple plane with an autopilot (dont bother trying to hand fly it), then wizz round any hold/approach to your hearts content.

X-Plane 10 is...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2011, 17:40
Replies: 20
Views: 4,057
Posted By hands_on123

I'm sure this guy is free ...

I'm sure this guy is free

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfLBWrynSE
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2011, 07:47
Replies: 421
Views: 159,060
Posted By hands_on123

I am surprised there are so many used R66S for...

I am surprised there are so many used R66S for sale already. They are awfully expensive though, and it does seem like a used 206 will be a better bet in the long run, as you don't have to throw it...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2011, 14:44
Replies: 421
Views: 159,060
Posted By hands_on123

How long will Frank give it before he gives up on...

How long will Frank give it before he gives up on the R66? (if it just doesn't sell?)
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2011, 09:15
Replies: 421
Views: 159,060
Posted By hands_on123

Is anyone buying the R66?

Does anyone know the sales figures for the R66? There are hardly any R44 bargains around, so does this mean people are not upgrading?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2011, 17:35
Replies: 368
Views: 76,841
Posted By hands_on123

I would bolt it onto an old car chassis and turn...

I would bolt it onto an old car chassis and turn it into a 'novelty' car, hire it out for weddings etc. Like this sort of thing.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2011, 09:41
Replies: 30
Views: 13,132
Posted By hands_on123

helimutt, I thought you went to...

helimutt,

I thought you went to international? Or do you not fly at all now?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2011, 10:58
Replies: 85
Views: 23,621
Posted By hands_on123

A woman who had a panic attack during a trial...

A woman who had a panic attack during a trial lesson and started grabbing the doors/controls etc at about 100 feet was pretty memorable.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2011, 19:04
Replies: 30
Views: 3,043
Posted By hands_on123

Hear hear, there is a problem with...

Hear hear, there is a problem with TRIs/TREs/SFIs, some of them just don't know how to teach and deal with people. Sure, they know the rule book and can fly, and have X thousand hours in SAR or the...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2011, 11:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By hands_on123

Yes, companies can specify in their ops manual...

Yes, companies can specify in their ops manual when you are allowed to claim P1(US) while operating as a co-pilot on a multi-crew operation.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2011, 12:39
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By hands_on123

I was thinking of more in recent (ten-ish) years....

I was thinking of more in recent (ten-ish) years. After the BALPA/Virgin pay deal hoo-ha. Will the BALPA NEC actually let anyone strike anymore?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2011, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By hands_on123

BALPA Industrial Action questions

Two simple questions:

Has BALPA ever allowed any UK helicopter company to ballot for industrial action?

Has BALPA ever allowed any UK helicopter company to actually take industrial action?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2011, 08:50
Replies: 33
Views: 4,539
Posted By hands_on123

At the moment, as a fresh CPL/IR, I think you...

At the moment, as a fresh CPL/IR, I think you have a 10% chance of being employed

As a new FI I think you have a 40-60% chance of picking up some freelance work, although you are not going to earn...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2011, 12:50
Replies: 33
Views: 4,539
Posted By hands_on123

Statistics | Personnel Licensing | Safety...

Statistics | Personnel Licensing | Safety Regulation (http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=175&pagetype=68&gid=2069)
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2011, 11:00
Replies: 33
Views: 4,539
Posted By hands_on123

I can't think of any other profession that you...

I can't think of any other profession that you can spend 100,000 to get qualified, and there are not many jobs around. Can you?

Has anyone any anecdotal evidence of the numbers of people who are...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2011, 10:21
Replies: 33
Views: 4,539
Posted By hands_on123

It's got progressively harder/more expensive to...

It's got progressively harder/more expensive to become a helicopter pilot in the UK.

Instructor wages (about 45 per hour) have been static for ten years

Anyone here remember when PPLs could...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2011, 22:23
Replies: 602
Views: 1,014,874
Posted By hands_on123

Can someone explain to me why Longmint bought...

Can someone explain to me why Longmint bought TAMS, Stirling, Alan Mann and Fast? Was it to asset strip them and let them fold? Did Longmint actually make any money from these companies?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2011, 14:56
Replies: 602
Views: 1,014,874
Posted By hands_on123

Err, I mean Alan Mann - the charter/training...

Err, I mean Alan Mann - the charter/training side of things.
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