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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2019, 19:46
Replies: 66
Views: 51,543
Posted By Hompy

No moral high ground here but interesting you...

No moral high ground here but interesting you think I dumped any bias because I really couldn’t give a t8##! I just don’t like pilots/engineers/crewman or families of dead people suffering because...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2019, 11:51
Replies: 66
Views: 51,543
Posted By Hompy

One of these threads

Yet again people died in an EC225 and still we have armchair experts jumping to conclusions and most likely being proved wrong, again. I have heard the ‘it’s ok to speculate’ argument time and time...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2019, 16:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,954
Posted By Hompy

Rescuing people from the roof of a burning...

Rescuing people from the roof of a burning building in a built up area? “Ridiculous, too dangerous, shouldn’t be done.” Nothing to see here, move along.....
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2019, 19:43
Replies: 72
Views: 78,164
Posted By Hompy

Sounds Great!

Sounds Great!
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2017, 14:12
Replies: 21
Views: 5,515
Posted By Hompy

Type

Which type is this?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2017, 09:38
Replies: 212
Views: 101,785
Posted By Hompy

‘Faith’

Nice video, good narration and graphics. Big company big budget.

The problem is, Airbus Helicopters, you exposed us to your ‘company values’ after the crash when, in your desperation to keep the...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2017, 11:30
Replies: 212
Views: 101,785
Posted By Hompy

Eurocopter Tiger

No sharing of gearbox components with the Tiger is there?

": Absturz Kampfhubschrauber Tiger
Am 26. Juli 2017 gegen 14.20 Uhr Mitteleuropäischer Sommerzeit ist ein Kampfhubschrauber Tiger aus...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2017, 09:57
Replies: 51
Views: 9,475
Posted By Hompy

Is it important that the word FIRE doesn't exist?...

Is it important that the word FIRE doesn't exist? Surely not every situation is detailed in the contract. There's a lot we don't know here, which will be covered in the inquiry. Assuming the ARCC...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2017, 19:53
Replies: 51
Views: 9,475
Posted By Hompy

As everybody is 'all ears' somebody senior at the...

As everybody is 'all ears' somebody senior at the ARCC or MCA should have a word with somebody senior in the fire service to let them know that tasking is possible.

As has been stated, there are...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2017, 10:54
Replies: 51
Views: 9,475
Posted By Hompy

Sadly, it is becoming obvious.

Sadly, it is becoming obvious.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2017, 10:40
Replies: 51
Views: 9,475
Posted By Hompy

True, but that costs money, as do sprinklers and...

True, but that costs money, as do sprinklers and fire retardent paneling. I was just wondering if the existing paid for resource - winch and flir equipped S92s on 24hr standby could be used for this...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2017, 09:49
Replies: 51
Views: 9,475
Posted By Hompy

Helicopters for high rise evacuation

I don't know if it was feasible, probably not, but the question is rather whether it was considered or not? It has helped before in Bangladesh:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2017, 08:15
Replies: 51
Views: 9,475
Posted By Hompy

Kensington Fire

What a tragedy. RIP to all those lives lost and condolences to the families of the missing.

I salute the firefighters who went in to save lives. Brave.

Difficult to pick out the facts and I...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2016, 10:59
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,458,576
Posted By Hompy

Politics

Anybody else find it interesting that the French president was so annoyed that Poland cancelled an order for 50 225s that he cancelled a trip there? This within days of EASA lifting a flight ban on...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2016, 09:38
Replies: 355
Views: 190,856
Posted By Hompy

Scandal

I agree with nowherespecial, except that the mechanical problem with the gearbox is 'probably'.... and that's the big problem. Probably isn't good enough.

When I kicked off this thread I did not...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2016, 19:44
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,458,576
Posted By Hompy

Everybody still happy with their choice of...

Everybody still happy with their choice of toothpaste?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th May 2016, 09:17
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,458,576
Posted By Hompy

The finger of blame

What I find distressing about all crash threads is the almost desperate attempts of some contributors to apportion blame. In this case the person/people who posted "blaa blaa 'firewall' blaa blaa...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2016, 09:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By Hompy

Didn't you just ask that three lines down? Well...

Didn't you just ask that three lines down? Well done on the Cv, by the way.

Yes it is possible. You could do a number of things but the best thing to do is get qualified first i.e. Get a licence...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2016, 10:04
Replies: 9
Views: 3,098
Posted By Hompy

Speak to one of the big flight schools here -...

Speak to one of the big flight schools here - they are pretty good with conversions. Bristol, Oxford, Etc. Have a look online.

As an aside, as I'm sure you know already, you have picked a really...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2016, 12:28
Replies: 355
Views: 190,856
Posted By Hompy

And yet it stopped immediately after the last...

And yet it stopped immediately after the last accident in the UK. There was pressure on the oil companies from the offshore workers but how much this had an effect is anybody's guess. However, you...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2016, 10:34
Replies: 355
Views: 190,856
Posted By Hompy

1995

True, but the three flying for Conocco stopped flying for over a year and were subject to seat reduction and other modification before returning to service(until 1995). They stopped flying altogether...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2016, 08:10
Replies: 355
Views: 190,856
Posted By Hompy

End of the 225?

Is this the end for the 225 offshore?

It took a lot less for the chinook but back then passengers had a younger and louder voice.

The move by Airbus to include an older Puma variant puts more...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2016, 09:19
Replies: 18
Views: 9,620
Posted By Hompy

Brits abroad and foreigners

Same again "There are far, far fewer British pilots working in Europe than European pilots working in UK."


Are you sure about that? Where do you get your figures or is it just a feeling?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2015, 23:04
Replies: 29
Views: 9,347
Posted By Hompy

Not a fake

If it's a fake, it's a really good fake. That isn't a computer screen, it's the windscreen. The shadows and tree dodging looks real to me.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2015, 15:49
Replies: 2,797
Views: 827,206
Posted By Hompy

Fred Flintstone

Which dinosaur are you same again and why are you on here? Not bothered though?
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