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1st Dec 2022, 18:09
Replies: 532
Views: 274,751
Posted By Rigga

While it may carry less than an airliner at the...

While it may carry less than an airliner at the moment it isnt in competition with airliners…and it can carry 10 tonnes at a tenth of the cost of another ten tonne transporter…

And Helium is...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2022, 20:30
Replies: 31
Views: 4,650
Posted By Rigga

Whirlwind Intermediate (Inclined) Gearbox...

Whirlwind Intermediate (Inclined) Gearbox mounting bolt - wire-locking! - 2 inches away from a 1 inch hole…

Chinook Mk1/D hyd and lube flexible pipe routes around the Aft XMSN….Wha!!!!
9th Sep 2022, 21:44
Replies: 575
Views: 168,896
Posted By Rigga

How about putting a huge lead weight on it? - or...

How about putting a huge lead weight on it? - or just tying it to the deck?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2022, 16:13
Replies: 43
Views: 10,148
Posted By Rigga

As well as a possible control Link failure or a...

As well as a possible control Link failure or a swashplate failure, it could also be a Piv or Swiv failure/Jam too. I last worked on D's and it's been some time since then. RIP guys.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2022, 00:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,181
Posted By Rigga

Fairly cheap price! Is Babcock still desperate...

Fairly cheap price! Is Babcock still desperate for money?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2022, 17:12
Replies: 243
Views: 121,973
Posted By Rigga

Hmmmm.......I wonder what the RAF's Puma...

Hmmmm.......I wonder what the RAF's Puma replacement will be.....?
15th Jul 2022, 09:13
Replies: 83
Views: 11,127
Posted By Rigga

So...are they bringing back the annual bike ride...

So...are they bringing back the annual bike ride & wallet lift for older techies? If so, I'm in!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2022, 13:46
Replies: 107
Views: 25,795
Posted By Rigga

I seem to remember that, prior to NPAS, Lippetts...

I seem to remember that, prior to NPAS, Lippetts Hill managed to average some 9FH per day with three EC145s. Most of the time, one engineer was available or on call. To get all three up for a weekend...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2022, 12:12
Replies: 35
Views: 7,561
Posted By Rigga

Private pilots do this a lot. Not everyone, but a...

Private pilots do this a lot. Not everyone, but a lot. You hear stories of someone taking aerial pictures of their home and the guy flew them over it for a cost of…, or something like that.
This...
18th Jun 2022, 15:41
Replies: 173
Views: 33,459
Posted By Rigga

erm...Breakfasts! My 1st posting to Tern...

erm...Breakfasts!

My 1st posting to Tern Hill was wonderful - As a Liney, I would get up for morning shift, get dressed and go to the Guardroom picking up the Airmen's Mess and Whirlwind Line...
18th Jun 2022, 15:21
Replies: 15
Views: 5,202
Posted By Rigga

I worked with the airframe maker some years ago...

I worked with the airframe maker some years ago and they were grateful for the somewhat regular replacement work....
18th Jun 2022, 14:37
Replies: 532
Views: 274,751
Posted By Rigga

This is brilliant news! Let's just hope that it's...

This is brilliant news! Let's just hope that it's 10 confirmed orders and not 1 confirmed and nine options...

Government and military contract(s) next?

Beags said "At what levels do they think...
14th Jun 2022, 22:39
Replies: 176
Views: 33,944
Posted By Rigga

Interesting! Will the growbags be labelled to...

Interesting!
Will the growbags be labelled to state what they are too? Will ‘staff’ have to search around for the right label to ask a question (and only to be told “Not me Chief, I’m waiting for a...
12th Jun 2022, 23:49
Replies: 162
Views: 19,977
Posted By Rigga

In the 70’s and up to 1980 ‘we’ had Promotion...

In the 70’s and up to 1980 ‘we’ had Promotion exams.
From LAC to SAC for rigga’s you had to pass Hangar familiarisation, some classroom maths and a sort of H&S practical and a trade test…a bit of...
12th May 2022, 20:41
Replies: 39
Views: 10,429
Posted By Rigga

I think my favourite theory so far is the manpad...

I think my favourite theory so far is the manpad threat…’cos it only needed to be a perceived threat to ruin the day.


And I believe that “Drone Spotting” is going to be a ‘thing’ on Pprune from...
9th May 2022, 09:31
Replies: 39
Views: 10,429
Posted By Rigga

What was the weather like in Moscow today?

What was the weather like in Moscow this morning?
TV pictures showed hard shadows and Vlad and those around him squinting in the sunlight - but the Fly-Past of 77 aircraft didn't turn up....?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2022, 22:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By Rigga

ALL of that stuff has been available for reading...

ALL of that stuff has been available for reading and adopting as a ‘best practice’ since 2012 and I would estimate that about 95% of UK has had it in place for some years...and we only left just over...
22nd Feb 2022, 15:32
Replies: 29
Views: 8,708
Posted By Rigga

WOT!!! An Air UK reunion to go to Norwich???? yer...

WOT!!! An Air UK reunion to go to Norwich???? yer 'arvin a LARF!!!
22nd Feb 2022, 15:25
Replies: 21
Views: 16,241
Posted By Rigga

In a not too dis-similar 'forgotten word' event -...

In a not too dis-similar 'forgotten word' event - 'we' were once asked by our OIC who the AOC was that was visiting on that special day...and when no-one was forthcoming he blurted out the memorable...
16th Feb 2022, 11:35
Replies: 26
Views: 7,631
Posted By Rigga

When stepping out of a newly converted Soft-top...

When stepping out of a newly converted Soft-top Chinook..."Do you have a note book? I need to write this down..."
13th Jan 2022, 23:20
Replies: 66
Views: 17,948
Posted By Rigga

For those worried about his Taxpayers income - I...

For those worried about his Taxpayers income - I believe he’s already on ‘subsistence allowance’ of circa 250Kpa from his mom - plus his navy pension. He’s had to sell ‘his’ dodgy ski chalet to pay...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2022, 18:35
Replies: 107
Views: 25,795
Posted By Rigga

In my little experience I knew just one 'an...

In my little experience I knew just one 'an Inspector' who knew his aviation stuff. And even he never interfered with those working in their particular 'professions' within the ASU. Lets hope it's...
3rd Jan 2022, 00:02
Replies: 38
Views: 8,274
Posted By Rigga

A big “Well Done” to AM Dame Sue Grey - a well...

A big “Well Done” to AM Dame Sue Grey - a well liked ex-Jengo of ASF Odiham.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2022, 23:52
Replies: 32
Views: 9,949
Posted By Rigga

And the same lack of component changes happened...

And the same lack of component changes happened when Wills was training for his FCL and AA duties. BAS stated no special treatment, regardless….
However, I think a bit more attention was paid to his...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2021, 21:58
Replies: 21
Views: 5,902
Posted By Rigga

The early years of ANY aircraft is riddled with...

The early years of ANY aircraft is riddled with teething issues - some serious, some not so serious and sadly, some continually. But the one thing any OEM can’t do is tell the future for all...
10th Dec 2021, 18:05
Replies: 48
Views: 9,161
Posted By Rigga

Hmm …are you reading the regulations accepted by...

Hmm …are you reading the regulations accepted by the CAA? or EASA-lands regulations?
3rd Dec 2021, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 4,297
Posted By Rigga

Cheers Bob, Exercises near Thetford don't...

Cheers Bob,
Exercises near Thetford don't usually come this far east for fuel and mostly go North to raid Marham's tanks..maybe F35's don't use paraffin?
2nd Dec 2021, 15:26
Replies: 12
Views: 4,297
Posted By Rigga

Rare because we don't see them over this way much...

Rare because we don't see them over this way much - Marham must be shut or run out of fuel? (perhaps I shouldn't say that out loud!)
2nd Dec 2021, 15:19
Replies: 292
Views: 60,335
Posted By Rigga

Surely they will end up as LA or SA - Leading or...

Surely they will end up as LA or SA - Leading or Senior Aviator?

Though I have some pity for the Acting Aviators!
1st Dec 2021, 15:19
Replies: 12
Views: 4,297
Posted By Rigga

Rare Chinooks!

After quizzing my ears for a short while - I've just spotted not one but two Chinooks going into Norwich Airport!

Lots of aerials on top? New Uckers Tables?
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2021, 19:30
Replies: 272
Views: 66,668
Posted By Rigga

No chance! Not enough fingers in pies....

No chance!
Not enough fingers in pies....
28th Nov 2021, 22:34
Replies: 72
Views: 13,483
Posted By Rigga

The Turks can turn back boats in international...

The Turks can turn back boats in international waters - there aren’t any international waters in the narrows of the Channel. Just English or French waters and once in English waters ‘we’ are obliged...
28th Nov 2021, 16:03
Replies: 22
Views: 6,295
Posted By Rigga

On a positive view, Coltishall’s houses and shops...

On a positive view, Coltishall’s houses and shops were all re-occupied quite quickly and is now a sought after area…despite HMP BURE on the doorstep!
28th Nov 2021, 15:57
Replies: 292
Views: 60,335
Posted By Rigga

The poor Diversity induced Wokies are catching up...

The poor Diversity induced Wokies are catching up with the spams who changed to this term a few months ago….a complete travesty in my view.

Driven, no doubt, by MOD hiring a diversity and equality...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2021, 15:42
Replies: 272
Views: 66,668
Posted By Rigga

Hmmmm….Leonardo or Airbus UK? Well, let me...

Hmmmm….Leonardo or Airbus UK?

Well, let me see…

Leonardo UK (Yeovil?) can’t be any worse than the main factory in Italy for delivery erm…standards (yes, thats the word).

And AHUK seem to...
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