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Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2021, 20:33
Replies: 5,656
Views: 1,836,330
Posted By ericferret

There's always the Iran option!!!

There's always the Iran option!!!
6th Apr 2021, 09:45
Replies: 33
Views: 5,433
Posted By ericferret

Can't speak for all airports but one major U.K...

Can't speak for all airports but one major U.K will defuel into a bowser and will pump it back into an aircraft owned by same company.
Depends on having a free bowser and the fuel passing the normal...
6th Apr 2021, 09:38
Replies: 33
Views: 5,433
Posted By ericferret

Turbine helicopter pilot reported that the engine...

Turbine helicopter pilot reported that the engine flamed out after start and now would not start.
Investigation revealed that the tank was full of water.
Locals had put a water hose into the tank...
5th Apr 2021, 18:17
Replies: 33
Views: 5,433
Posted By ericferret

Pilot of a Cessna 172 RG reported a lack of...

Pilot of a Cessna 172 RG reported a lack of power. Initial investigation revealed nothing. Then he mentioned that he was getting strange globules from the right tank water drain. So we sampled and...
5th Apr 2021, 18:02
Replies: 33
Views: 5,433
Posted By ericferret

Having a coffee with the KLM station engineer in...

Having a coffee with the KLM station engineer in Dar Es Salaam, I was bemoaning the loss of about 30 gallons of Jet A when defueling. He went on to tell me about a spillage he was involved in at...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2021, 23:54
Replies: 80
Views: 20,159
Posted By ericferret

and new ways to kill the ground crew.

and new ways to kill the ground crew.
22nd Mar 2021, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By ericferret

They kindly provided me with a report for a...

They kindly provided me with a report for a helicopter crash in 1963.
Excellent service.
19th Mar 2021, 09:36
Replies: 23
Views: 5,555
Posted By ericferret

Goes back to the WW1 when an RE8 landed with both...

Goes back to the WW1 when an RE8 landed with both of the crew dead.
18th Mar 2021, 20:08
Replies: 23
Views: 5,555
Posted By ericferret

SP-1XXX registrations were issued to Polish...

SP-1XXX registrations were issued to Polish gliders.
17th Mar 2021, 16:20
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By ericferret

Thanks for the info, very useful. My problem is...

Thanks for the info, very useful.
My problem is that although I have passed all the modules it is just impossible to get the full range of jobs together.
So I thought this route might get things in...
14th Mar 2021, 21:07
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By ericferret

B2L LICENCE

Does anyone have experience in applying for a B2L?

It appears to me that you have to apply for one of the subgroups i.e COM /NAV with the initial application is this correct?
Does anyone have...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2021, 07:57
Replies: 27
Views: 19,350
Posted By ericferret

3M make blade tape ...

3M make blade tape

https://www.3m.co.uk/3M/en_GB/company-uk/3m-products/~/3M-Polyurethane-Protective-Tape-8681HS/?N=5002385+3292668410&rt=rud

Bell used to specify one long length on 206 main...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2021, 09:31
Replies: 27
Views: 19,350
Posted By ericferret

Is there a blade tape requirement?

Is there a blade tape requirement?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2020, 20:26
Replies: 86
Views: 14,060
Posted By ericferret

On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as...

On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as worst with Avtur next.
Mind you at that point I had not discovered Skydrol, gods punishment for taking up aircraft enginering.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2020, 12:14
Replies: 86
Views: 14,060
Posted By ericferret

I still smell of OX 38

I still smell of OX 38
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2020, 09:18
Replies: 34
Views: 7,774
Posted By ericferret

Sheep love to nibble R22 HT leads, had to change...

Sheep love to nibble R22 HT leads, had to change a set in the field literally due to a rather large mag drop!!!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2020, 10:20
Replies: 38
Views: 11,909
Posted By ericferret

I remember a shift supervisor (A.S.) at Air...

I remember a shift supervisor (A.S.) at Air Hanson who said

" I won't hear a bad word said about the S76, the overtime is paying my mortgage."!!!!


As for heavy maintenance it depends exactly...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2020, 20:13
Replies: 16
Views: 5,407
Posted By ericferret

Wonder if that was the same guy I worked with in...

Wonder if that was the same guy I worked with in Rotterdam late 90's for Schreiner.
We had a computer game in the crew room and my high score handle was "The Falklands are British".
He spent ages...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 22:20
Replies: 34
Views: 7,631
Posted By ericferret

Sud Aviation of course came from the amalgamation...

Sud Aviation of course came from the amalgamation of Sud Est and Sud Ouest hence the early Alouettes are SE3130 and the Djinn SO 1221.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2020, 08:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By ericferret

Hook

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Schweizer 300C Cargo Hook, for sale on TransGlobal Aviation (http://transglobalaviation.net/aircraft/25/575/helicopter-parts/_schweizer-300c-cargo-hook/)
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2020, 20:28
Replies: 33
Views: 11,551
Posted By ericferret

A number of years back a 206 had a set of skids...

A number of years back a 206 had a set of skids changed in the hover at Blackpool in England.. The aircraft a crop sprayer hit the crop/ground leaving the gear a tangled mess under the aircraft. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 16:14
Replies: 49
Views: 9,710
Posted By ericferret

In the past a number of operators have moved...

In the past a number of operators have moved aircraft from site to site by road. Cheaper than flying. The trailer looks purpose built.

Except of course for the odd encounter with a low bridge and...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 10:09
Replies: 53
Views: 11,640
Posted By ericferret

It wouldn't be quite as bad for the 139 as you...

It wouldn't be quite as bad for the 139 as you can unload from either side.
The 169 has a surprising number of design "gems" that are either annoying or expensive.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 18:54
Replies: 53
Views: 11,640
Posted By ericferret

I think the Acc Drive man now works for Leonardo...

I think the Acc Drive man now works for Leonardo on the 169 design team.

"Lets put the Acc dive on the left side where the baggage bay door is so those unloading can be deafened. Also a good idea...
15th Oct 2020, 17:37
Replies: 92
Views: 25,026
Posted By ericferret

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