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24th Sep 2021, 16:43
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By albatross

Some information about Weather Ships. ...

Some information about Weather Ships.
https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/ihr/article/download/24167/27952/36514
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2021, 16:36
Replies: 60
Views: 7,845
Posted By albatross

One thing to keep in mind when long lining with a...

One thing to keep in mind when long lining with a twin is that when the donkey resigns and you punch off the load, if not the long line too, you are left with a helicopter that has I person aboard,...
24th Sep 2021, 07:18
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By albatross

Strangely enough 2 days later this happened to a...

Strangely enough 2 days later this happened to a Pan Am 337 Stratocruiser in the Pacific. https://youtu.be/WMk8z3h2QC8
23rd Sep 2021, 22:31
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By albatross

BOAC across the Atlantic 1956

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Notice weather ships. ...
13th Sep 2021, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,960
Posted By albatross

Facebook has a pretty active 47 group with...

Facebook has a pretty active 47 group with members worldwide.

Perhaps they can be of help.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/182656038598089
1st Sep 2021, 16:17
Replies: 65
Views: 9,803
Posted By albatross

DC-3 nickname …”Greasy Three” I always ...

DC-3 nickname …”Greasy Three” I always
chuckled at that one…in humour “Truth”. Check the fuel and fill the oil tanks.
23rd Aug 2021, 20:58
Replies: 16
Views: 3,577
Posted By albatross

Remember the rugby scrum of news crews filming on...

Remember the rugby scrum of news crews filming on the beach when the USMC, blinded by the camera lights, came ashore at Mogadishu in Somalia? 1993+-.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2021, 17:44
Replies: 25
Views: 4,404
Posted By albatross

76 Airframe for a movie

I received this reply from my friend in Vancouver.
“The retired airframe along with a second one are owned by a guy in Vancouver who supplies them to film productions. When i spoke with him briefly...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2021, 01:27
Replies: 25
Views: 4,404
Posted By albatross

I recall a friend posting some photos of a 76...

I recall a friend posting some photos of a 76 hulk being used on a film set. ( I think in Vancouver or Toronto )
I have sent him an email asking for info.
I will post any info he sends me.
17th Aug 2021, 20:49
Replies: 804
Views: 125,357
Posted By albatross

What ever happened to “Plan for the worst, hope...

What ever happened to “Plan for the worst, hope for the best”.
There should have been a “Rapid Taliban Victory” case scenario evacuation plan with assets in place.
Perhaps they should have...
14th Aug 2021, 19:52
Replies: 15
Views: 12,760
Posted By albatross

May have been a training flight. 4 pilots 2...

May have been a training flight. 4 pilots 2 Russian, 2 Turks = 4 plus FLIR operator ( perhaps 2). = 6 plus perhaps a flight engineer = 7 plus a translator = 8. Just speculation on my part.
A tragic...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2021, 16:42
Replies: 23
Views: 4,794
Posted By albatross

Not criticizing the passengers but the wording of...

Not criticizing the passengers but the wording of the document by the brilliant legal minds who represent them.

“The class members remained in a heightened state of arousal the entire flight back...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2021, 15:27
Replies: 156
Views: 34,290
Posted By albatross

Isn’t it about time to put this thread to bed?

Isn’t it about time to put this thread to bed?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2021, 15:24
Replies: 26
Views: 6,486
Posted By albatross

Joke .. I always chuckle when folks say “Fuel...

Joke .. I always chuckle when folks say “Fuel burn at sea level”. Wouldn’t the sound of scraping metal be distracting. Joke over.
We all know what they really mean but the phrase is incorrect unless...
15th Jul 2021, 19:57
Replies: 83
Views: 12,031
Posted By albatross

A fellow pilot used to have a very good term he...

A fellow pilot used to have a very good term he used frequently to describe this stuff”.BAFFLEGAB”.
We walked out of a meeting once and his comment upon same was: : “Well, after the last painful...
15th Jul 2021, 19:36
Replies: 129
Views: 45,436
Posted By albatross

I guess all that CRM, Type and sim training...

I guess all that CRM, Type and sim training didn’t work. The fellow flying didn’t know that the autopilot was disconnected even though he was the person who deselected it? The Capt was basically...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2021, 15:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By albatross

What was the cause of the accident as first...

What was the cause of the accident as first reported. Loss of control, eng failure ect. ?
The news report just states the helicopter crashed and all the photos are of the recovery. So was the blade...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2021, 13:42
Replies: 36
Views: 6,559
Posted By albatross

Guy departing from a helipad in the bush. The...

Guy departing from a helipad in the bush.
The area around the pad had been cut during the depths of winter so it is covered with 2-3 foot stumps.
Anyhoo our hero leaps into his Hughes 500D, fires...
13th Jul 2021, 00:24
Replies: 83
Views: 12,031
Posted By albatross

When I flew civilian Bell 212s for the UN. The...

When I flew civilian Bell 212s for the UN.
The UN always had an ex-military fellow as “Chief Air Staff Officer”. Some were great guys, others - not so much.
My “Tasking” for today?
Don’t know,...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2021, 16:53
Replies: 36
Views: 6,559
Posted By albatross

Funny story in Canada years ago: A 212 with a...

Funny story in Canada years ago:
A 212 with a belly tank is loading at a hot and high pond.
Just about to depart when one donkey quits. Down he goes from a 10 foot hover. Fortunately the water is...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2021, 12:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By albatross

Just fell off the couch laughing. Have had good...

Just fell off the couch laughing. Have had good and bad from HR. Never had experience with agencies or recruiters but from the stories I have heard I think you are correct in your observations.

Do...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2021, 17:31
Replies: 23
Views: 6,322
Posted By albatross

This Utube animation may be of interest to some...

This Utube animation may be of interest to some animated assembly of head.

https://youtu.be/R-0SidZ3HCk
2nd Jul 2021, 18:31
Replies: 65
Views: 9,803
Posted By albatross

Some other names Beech 18 ….Expeditor, Beech...

Some other names
Beech 18 ….Expeditor, Beech Exploder
Bell 206 …Jet Ranger -, Death Ranger, Blade Slinger
Bell 206-L Long Ranger, Lots of Danger Ranger,
AS 350 Astar, Death Star, Falling Star,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2021, 14:25
Replies: 23
Views: 6,322
Posted By albatross

Sad News. Fair Skies and following winds. RIP

Sad News. Fair Skies and following winds. RIP
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2021, 22:15
Replies: 96
Views: 11,480
Posted By albatross

AKA as “The Dance of Death” in the 76A.

AKA as “The Dance of Death” in the 76A.
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