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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 16:50
Replies: 71
Views: 60,447
Posted By tonkaplonka

Metal on the tail boom side and composite on the...

Metal on the tail boom side and composite on the aircraft side.
13th May 2019, 09:33
Replies: 17
Views: 3,501
Posted By tonkaplonka

Sounds like a similar path to myself. I was an...

Sounds like a similar path to myself. I was an apprentice HGV mechanic. I joined the RAF aged 20. I had a ball, did 12 years. I did my EASA Part 66 modules while still serving and got a job on...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2019, 09:35
Replies: 255
Views: 287,750
Posted By tonkaplonka

I think the oil companies will be happy to use...

I think the oil companies will be happy to use Bristow as they can get contracts at a rock bottom price in the short term at least. Bristow needs cash flow in any way possible at the moment and...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2015, 11:48
Replies: 2,834
Views: 846,806
Posted By tonkaplonka

That's good. Nice to see everyone working...

That's good. Nice to see everyone working together for a happy outcome.
Crab, I'm not sure if they were winching but two of the S92's have winches fitted so I presume they were.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2015, 17:45
Replies: 2,834
Views: 846,806
Posted By tonkaplonka

"Just out of interest, what is left of the RAF...

"Just out of interest, what is left of the RAF SAR Force has been rather busy lately.
RAF And Royal Navy In Dramatic Falklands Rescue | Forces TV"

Just to add, Bristow were also involved with...
31st Aug 2015, 21:32
Replies: 918
Views: 1,041,414
Posted By tonkaplonka

That I do know. I was only answering the previous...

That I do know. I was only answering the previous question and giving Hamble a rough guide to how things operate in this world. As we all know this is a unique circumstance. I'm pretty sure though...
31st Aug 2015, 20:42
Replies: 918
Views: 1,041,414
Posted By tonkaplonka

Traceability is an intrinsic part of aircraft...

Traceability is an intrinsic part of aircraft maintenance. A large component such as the flapperon should be easily traceable. For your information, all components from split pins to the largest...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2015, 22:54
Replies: 2,834
Views: 846,806
Posted By tonkaplonka

As long as it takes to turn a handle!:ugh:

As long as it takes to turn a handle!:ugh:
30th Jul 2014, 21:02
Replies: 14
Views: 4,513
Posted By tonkaplonka

I just spotted this. Bristow - bristowgroup.com...

I just spotted this. Bristow - bristowgroup.com (http://app01.bristowgroup.com/careers/positions.php)
Apprentice positions available.
28th Jul 2014, 23:16
Replies: 14
Views: 4,513
Posted By tonkaplonka

Hi Lizziesdad. I'll try my best to give you some...

Hi Lizziesdad. I'll try my best to give you some advice. She will need to be taken on as an apprentice. First though, she will need qualifications. Probably the minimum will be A levels in Maths...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2014, 20:11
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By tonkaplonka

I'm not 100% sure, but my thinking is, if it's...

I'm not 100% sure, but my thinking is, if it's too high then lift can be produced. I may be wrong. When I worked on them, the FCU's were a real b*gger to adjust. Experience told me to account for...
11th Jan 2014, 21:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,933
Posted By tonkaplonka

It helped me personally, but in general, no. I...

It helped me personally, but in general, no. I joined the RAF with guys straight from school or who stacked shelves in Sainsbury. We were all in the same boat and the air force treated us...
10th Jan 2014, 22:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,933
Posted By tonkaplonka

I served my time as an HGV mechanic. At a similar...

I served my time as an HGV mechanic. At a similar age to yourself, I moved into aviation, although my route in was through the military. I served 12 years in the RAF and I'm now a licensed helicopter...
28th Feb 2013, 12:39
Replies: 62
Views: 30,665
Posted By tonkaplonka

Bristow - bristowgroup.com...

Bristow - bristowgroup.com (http://app01.bristowgroup.com/careers/positions.php)
Have you thought about a career with rotary aircraft? Several apprentices from this scheme have degrees and have...
7th Jan 2013, 11:48
Replies: 44
Views: 24,099
Posted By tonkaplonka

Were these the two pumas that ended up on their...

Were these the two pumas that ended up on their side at Baghdad Airport? If so it's good to know they're up and flying again.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2012, 21:59
Replies: 994
Views: 265,615
Posted By tonkaplonka

Helicrazy, the answer is no. As discussed the...

Helicrazy, the answer is no. As discussed the Emlube is a seperate system. There are 2 sensors on the emlube system. One for glycol pressure and one for p2.4 engine bleed air pressure. It was the...
16th Jul 2012, 08:45
Replies: 4
Views: 2,596
Posted By tonkaplonka

You're military experience counts as a recognised...

You're military experience counts as a recognised apprenticeship. Just fill out the log book with 12 months experience on civvy aircraft, send it to the caa with your testamonial and hey presto, a...
5th Jul 2012, 09:30
Replies: 144
Views: 119,173
Posted By tonkaplonka

My sincere condolences to all those involved. ...

My sincere condolences to all those involved. RIP.

From an ex 15(r) techie.
2nd Apr 2012, 15:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By tonkaplonka

TURBOT stands for turbine over temperature...

TURBOT stands for turbine over temperature sensor. They are fitted to the M12 of RB199 engines. Fiddly buggers to fit. They are made from firewire and are welded to the middle of the LP turbine...
9th Feb 2012, 14:12
Replies: 15
Views: 6,139
Posted By tonkaplonka

I think a lot of the posts in here answer your...

I think a lot of the posts in here answer your questions. I'm doing the same as ironcheffley, and I left as a TG1 sootie four years ago. I did my B1.3 License and I haven't looked back since. I...
4th Sep 2010, 11:29
Replies: 509
Views: 230,482
Posted By tonkaplonka

I'm reading a book by Mark Urban called Task...

I'm reading a book by Mark Urban called Task Force Black. I'm quite sure some of the Puma crews will be interested in this one.
I'm quite enjoying it at the moment, I will comment more when I'm...
10th Dec 2009, 17:52
Replies: 40
Views: 8,195
Posted By tonkaplonka

The fuel system on the Puma and Super Puma are...

The fuel system on the Puma and Super Puma are pretty much the same. The vent system is identical, as are the anti-spill valves.
I served in Iraq at the secret airbase with the Puma fleet and I am...
30th Oct 2009, 22:08
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By tonkaplonka

Go for it Appoo!! I left the RAF 18 months ago...

Go for it Appoo!! I left the RAF 18 months ago and gained my B1.3 in June. I too posted on another forum and was met by the same scaremongers, saying civvy street will be a big shock, in at the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2009, 18:04
Replies: 9
Views: 8,494
Posted By tonkaplonka

I had the pleasure of being a pax with Mr Malric...

I had the pleasure of being a pax with Mr Malric Smith in 1989 while my father was filming out of the door of his Jet Ranger over the Hamble in Southampton.
It was most enjoyable and I'll always...
20th Aug 2009, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By tonkaplonka

You need to tick the B2 box in the exam...

You need to tick the B2 box in the exam application as 3, 4 and 5 are at a different level. That and M13 is what you need.
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