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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2022, 07:42
Replies: 35
Views: 5,282
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I've seen 2 S76s where the main rotor has hit the...

I've seen 2 S76s where the main rotor has hit the fin, making quite a dent but missing the drive shaft. In both cases the crew were doing single engine landings to a runway. The flare was too much &...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2022, 04:02
Replies: 54
Views: 12,969
Posted By Nigel Osborn

4000 fpm is basically impossible in free fall, an...

4000 fpm is basically impossible in free fall, an object would need to be powered to fall that fast. A dropped brick falls at only about 120 mph. I hope my maths hasn't gone too astray!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2022, 01:53
Replies: 54
Views: 12,969
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Were either pilot instrument rated & were the...

Were either pilot instrument rated & were the helicopters IF equipped? Was the second pilot flying on top or in IMC & flew himself out safely?
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2022, 09:10
Replies: 54
Views: 12,969
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Hi Megan, Full harness came in 1969 if my...

Hi Megan,
Full harness came in 1969 if my memory is working!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2022, 05:38
Replies: 54
Views: 12,969
Posted By Nigel Osborn

In the mid 60s the only helicopter I flew with a...

In the mid 60s the only helicopter I flew with a shoulder harness was the FH 1100, the Bell 47 & 206 just had a lap belt. After a fatal accident, CASA made all helicopters have a 4 point harness,...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2021, 22:45
Replies: 29
Views: 5,546
Posted By Nigel Osborn

T he fixed under carriage system was not too...

T he fixed under carriage system was not too popular, designed for military use originally. Where would you put the floats on the skids?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2021, 01:42
Replies: 34
Views: 10,683
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Must have been a pretty heavy landing to do that...

Must have been a pretty heavy landing to do that to the boom! The 206 must be the easiest helicopter to do an EOL!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2021, 08:57
Replies: 23
Views: 6,125
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I knew someone would say "I thought I was going...

I knew someone would say "I thought I was going to die!" PTSD all round I guess!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2021, 03:41
Replies: 10
Views: 2,895
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Hi Manky, How are you? The name rings a bell,...

Hi Manky,
How are you?
The name rings a bell, would I have known him?

Cheers Nigel
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2021, 15:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,304
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Unless the rules have changed, you can't fly...

Unless the rules have changed, you can't fly there after 60 years old. Also you must have 500 hours on type either a co-pilot or captain. That was back in 1997.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2021, 13:26
Replies: 134
Views: 13,688
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Autos onto grass are far more gentle on the...

Autos onto grass are far more gentle on the skids. With wheels it doesn't matter as long as the grass is flat with no pot holes, same as for runways.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2021, 01:42
Replies: 6
Views: 3,391
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Why would a Sea King exhaust be any different...

Why would a Sea King exhaust be any different from all the other helicopters such as the Wessex 5 first model with the short exhaust pipe which filled the whole interior with exhaust to the point...
18th Apr 2021, 05:01
Replies: 441
Views: 84,923
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I'm in OZ, in my mid 80s & a type 2 diabetic. I...

I'm in OZ, in my mid 80s & a type 2 diabetic. I have to have the AZ vaccination, no option.
Has anyone in my age & condition had the AZ & if so what side effects if any.
Cheers
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2021, 09:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I no longer have his number but I reckon he would...

I no longer have his number but I reckon he would still live in Townsville. I doubt he flies any more!
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2021, 07:43
Replies: 64
Views: 16,507
Posted By Nigel Osborn

If they want a pilot to go to Mars to fly a...

If they want a pilot to go to Mars to fly a helicopter in the future as it takes 7 years to travel each way, as I haven't got 14 years left in me, I think I'll give it a miss!
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2021, 04:40
Replies: 86
Views: 16,614
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I don't know your real name but message me if you...

I don't know your real name but message me if you wish! I had it demonstrated but only did 2 as that was enough! In Malaya come to think of it!
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2021, 00:38
Replies: 86
Views: 16,614
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Our squadron QHI in 848 used to do EOL just using...

Our squadron QHI in 848 used to do EOL just using the cyclic in the Wessex 5. However it was not standard practice for us plebs!
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2021, 03:21
Replies: 3
Views: 2,697
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I enjoyed flying the FH1100 in PNG in the late...

I enjoyed flying the FH1100 in PNG in the late 60s. Even with the derated C18 it had plenty of power at altitude. My highest landing was about 14000 ft & hundreds above 10000 ft or so. The rate of...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2020, 08:55
Replies: 149
Views: 92,325
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I had a great time flying Denis' Jet Ranger in...

I had a great time flying Denis' Jet Ranger in 1976 in the south of France where he had a fantastic house in Rion de Landes. He was a vintage car enthusiast & had the money to indulge to the max! I...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 23:18
Replies: 610
Views: 336,738
Posted By Nigel Osborn

1 was taken on board Albion with 848 & ended up...

1 was taken on board Albion with 848 & ended up in Labuan. We used to go to the International Hotel on the sea front to have dinner & drinks on the 7th floor restaurant. Somehow the Tina went up 7...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 23:08
Replies: 610
Views: 336,738
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Our rad alt had 2 scales, 0 to 500 for low level...

Our rad alt had 2 scales, 0 to 500 for low level work, great for night EOLS!. 0 to 5000 to make sure you were above 3000 to be safe from small arms fire. You just pushed a button I think to change...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2020, 02:46
Replies: 610
Views: 336,738
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I think that was a temporary sight for the...

I think that was a temporary sight for the rockets, didn't keep it for long. The pilot there is the late Bruce Brown, who was sadly killed in a crash at Bau with 3 others. He is helping the Frankie...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2020, 05:17
Replies: 148
Views: 62,696
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Sadly 1 dead person recovered & 5 missing.

Sadly 1 dead person recovered & 5 missing.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2020, 01:42
Replies: 610
Views: 336,738
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I get so sentimental seeing those old slides on...

I get so sentimental seeing those old slides on my computer now! No computers when I took those photos! John has a lot more to do!
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2020, 06:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,188
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Sorry to hear the passing of Allan, I knew him in...

Sorry to hear the passing of Allan, I knew him in the navy, I was about 3 years before him. Later I spoke to him when he was with Irish Helicopters and he kindly offered me a role there. With...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2019, 07:18
Replies: 14
Views: 6,566
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Is that the only 214? It will take some repairing!

Is that the only 214? It will take some repairing!
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2019, 22:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,023
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I knew Dave well in the RN & first met him in 705...

I knew Dave well in the RN & first met him in 705 Squadron at Culdrose. Later in 1977 he endorsed me on the Bolkow 105 in North Scottish at Longside. From there he joined Bristow & we often met up at...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2019, 02:29
Replies: 55
Views: 23,556
Posted By Nigel Osborn

In the 70s we lived on the Forties Field using a...

In the 70s we lived on the Forties Field using a Bolkow for mainly inter platform changing. The rigs are similar & at night or in poor weather it was hard to see the platform. The Doppler often would...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2019, 20:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,853
Posted By Nigel Osborn

In Borneo we used a Malayan 10 cent coin when the...

In Borneo we used a Malayan 10 cent coin when the starter safety disc blew. Before starting the engine we had to turn the crank handle 72 times for 1 engine revolution to make sure the lower...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2018, 00:10
Replies: 186
Views: 53,126
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Georg1na. The Indonesians had some P51 &...

Georg1na.
The Indonesians had some P51 & Mitchel bombers. Being petrol engined & not turbine engined, the RAF & RAAF fighters only had heat seeking missiles designed to shoot down jet engined...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2018, 21:15
Replies: 186
Views: 53,126
Posted By Nigel Osborn

You have been dreaming! We didn't have the means...

You have been dreaming! We didn't have the means to attack a P51 plus it was a fair bit faster than our 90 kt cruise, so chasing a P51 was not an option! On 2 occasions near the border, I had a P51...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2018, 08:21
Replies: 20
Views: 5,578
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Skippy the kangaroo landed the helicopter when...

Skippy the kangaroo landed the helicopter when the pilot, Tony Bonner, passed out!
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2018, 14:22
Replies: 15
Views: 4,299
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Cleared some space in my box!

Cleared some space in my box!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2018, 14:07
Replies: 15
Views: 4,299
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Could you give me a clue to who you are in case I...

Could you give me a clue to who you are in case I do know you, a message maybe?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2018, 14:03
Replies: 15
Views: 4,299
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Hi Bob, Good to see you're still around! Not in...

Hi Bob,
Good to see you're still around! Not in Bankstown now I guess! Doug was killed in a little home built near the Gold Coast which is where I last saw him several years ago. Are Jim H & Gordon...
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