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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2008, 08:01
Replies: 61
Views: 9,234
Posted By cmwangs

Engine Failure.

Well Done, Son!!:D:D:ok:!
CMW
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2008, 19:09
Replies: 86
Views: 25,244
Posted By cmwangs

Dubai incident.

My sincere condolences to the families and friends left behind.

I did not have the honor of knowing the crew or passengers, but this is our loss as well.

The old saying that these run in...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2008, 17:23
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,998
Posted By cmwangs

Nigeria, Bristow, CHC et al.....

It still amazes the nuts off me as to why you guys put up with this BS!! Surely, there are other BETTER employers out there who actually think about their responsibilities!!
Comfort Zone??...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2008, 16:40
Replies: 103
Views: 11,482
Posted By cmwangs

Learn from the mistakes of others - you'll never...

Learn from the mistakes of others - you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.

There are no stupid questions.

And one more useless item - knowledge left in the instructor's head!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2008, 16:43
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,998
Posted By cmwangs

Brooksy/Swatson.

Bell Boy - thank you. My fond regards to them when you see them next. Hope the shoulder has survived!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2008, 09:17
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,998
Posted By cmwangs

Warriors.

212 man,
What of Brooksy and Watson?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2008, 16:36
Replies: 25
Views: 7,384
Posted By cmwangs

Stephan.

I had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Stephan here in Arabia. Stephan was a great pilot, - and an gentleman of the first order.

He will always be missed and serves as a reminder that we...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2008, 16:03
Replies: 25
Views: 7,384
Posted By cmwangs

Stephan Winter - RIP.

Any details on the accident that happened in the Antarctic two months ago that resulted in the death of Stephan and crew?
He was flying a helicopter supporting the New Zealand Exploration team when...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2008, 09:22
Replies: 52
Views: 4,673
Posted By cmwangs

Safety

Skiddriver,
Sorry mate, misread the whole reply; had a very difficult day - new copilot.
Thanks for joining the crew - we need more pilots who can see the bottom line to make this whole issue...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2008, 18:38
Replies: 52
Views: 4,673
Posted By cmwangs

Safety

Skiddriver,
'Edification'? To what point do I need to be edified? The initial entry into this thread had to deal with the question of safety practices.
Whether or not Shell is the vanguard is...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2008, 06:57
Replies: 157
Views: 51,280
Posted By cmwangs

AW139.

Zalt,
My point exactly. The Bean Counters produce balance sheets that end up as black or red and no amount of argument or discussion will change that color. By then it is after the fact, and what we...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2008, 06:43
Replies: 52
Views: 4,673
Posted By cmwangs

Safety.

Like I said -
All the systems in the world will be zero unless they are managed by properly trained and maintained crews. Assume a ramp filled with the latest and greatest, the fact remains....
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2008, 16:08
Replies: 52
Views: 4,673
Posted By cmwangs

Safety.

The one item missing from your list of installed systems is a properly trained crew - and that which demands yearly recurrent simulator sessions.
All the safety systems in the world commanded by a...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2008, 11:35
Replies: 29
Views: 3,685
Posted By cmwangs

The No word.

I could be accused of banging on, but this is what I think.

After 40 odd years in various cockpits, I am fast approaching the age of mandatory retirement where my company is concerned; even so, my...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2008, 07:05
Replies: 29
Views: 3,685
Posted By cmwangs

The Word 'NO.'

Paco, My Dear Fellow,
:ok:!! If I might add: We all need to remember what we are paid to do, what our responsibilities are, and to whom we will answer.
In my 40 odd years, I have always run the...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2008, 06:38
Replies: 157
Views: 51,280
Posted By cmwangs

AW139.

John,
Don't let them bait you. In every profession there are the good, the bad and the ugly.
Smile 412 or whoever you are - shame, son - no need.
This is not an incident - this is a memorial for...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2008, 07:43
Replies: 157
Views: 51,280
Posted By cmwangs

To John T. Hanley - Open Letter.

John,
You and I have never met, nor did I have the opportunity to meet with your Father, but we are thrice joined by coincidence.
Since that terrible day last week, I have had conversations with...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2008, 17:07
Replies: 157
Views: 51,280
Posted By cmwangs

Aw 139

Hear Hear!! About time someone took the lead. It is unfortunate that the numbers of whiners and BMG's are on the increase. Dear Lady, please do not go back to your knitting! We, the positive need...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2008, 13:06
Replies: 157
Views: 51,280
Posted By cmwangs

ADA Accident.

This is indeed a tragedy, and is incumbent on those left behind to learn from this, regardless of cause.
What is certain is this presentation of our own mortality, our abilities and responsibilities...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2007, 18:22
Replies: 338
Views: 109,008
Posted By cmwangs

What?... Where??

Bell 212, 412, 214st.
Offshore VFR/IFR.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2007, 17:55
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,998
Posted By cmwangs

Nigerian Politics.

This situation - AND a new regime of Nigerian Tourist/Investor ads on TV?
The best view of Nigeria is Lagos disappearing in the side window.
Hey Fellas, Be careful out there!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2007, 12:43
Replies: 23
Views: 4,399
Posted By cmwangs

Dirty Harry

John,
Thought I recognised the name. The Gold Seiko watch died a long time ago! Good times were had by all.
Good to know you are still with us.
CM
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2007, 09:35
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,998
Posted By cmwangs

Political correctness -- or not?

SASless, My Dear Fellow!

I couldn't agree more! It is with a great degree of satisfaction there seems to be a deafening pause.

My points are:
1.) We all are here to do nothing other than...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2007, 18:25
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,998
Posted By cmwangs

West Africa/Nigeria etc.

I spent days reading this thread through - interesting reading! After been subjected to Warri, 5N-BHL and the occasional check ride by whom I suspect is the Major, I decided to leave and attend other...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2007, 16:34
Replies: 167
Views: 36,135
Posted By cmwangs

Trinidad

I have spent most of my flying life overseas - West Indies for 8 years - in different communities and amongst different peoples.

The single most important thought process:
You are a visitor in...
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