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5th Oct 2022, 01:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By industry insider

If you run in "harvest" mode, eventually there is...

If you run in "harvest" mode, eventually there is is no corn. People also develop a surprising immunity from regular flogging. If you disrespect people, they will disrespect you. If you give people a...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2022, 09:50
Replies: 189
Views: 68,961
Posted By industry insider

Hey Greyrain Just a side note, Fareastdriver...

Hey Greyrain

Just a side note, Fareastdriver won't see or reply to your post as he is no longer with us and now flies way above Class A airspace.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2022, 05:38
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By industry insider

Yes, albatross, that's correct. My opinion is...

Yes, albatross, that's correct. My opinion is that any such components should be scrapped to avoid any doubt.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2022, 12:53
Replies: 31
Views: 4,810
Posted By industry insider

Didn't the fatal accident 225 MGB which failed in...

Didn't the fatal accident 225 MGB which failed in Norway in 2016 have an episode where it fell off a truck on its way from Perth to Broome in Western Australia?
2nd Apr 2022, 08:42
Replies: 97
Views: 32,241
Posted By industry insider

Colin wrote I think the 322km/h...

Colin wrote



I think the 322km/h (175knots) must be ground speed because that's what Flight Aware and Flight Radar normally shows.
1st Apr 2022, 13:32
Replies: 97
Views: 32,241
Posted By industry insider

GT has conducted an investigation. ATSB may as...

GT has conducted an investigation. ATSB may as well go home.Analysis of flight data identifies possible cause of fatal helicopter crash on Mt Disappointment in...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2022, 02:59
Replies: 286
Views: 118,958
Posted By industry insider

I have some sympathy with CHC's view. The...

I have some sympathy with CHC's view. The industry has been in a prolonged downturn which has resulted in a race to the bottom. We now have oil company nirvana, ridiculously low helicopter contract...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2022, 12:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By industry insider

Ignoring the multiple variables of SAR crewing...

Ignoring the multiple variables of SAR crewing which are dependent on coverage required, in pure aircraft operating cost, SAR is around 20-25% more expensive than equivalent crew change due to...
26th Feb 2022, 10:18
Replies: 2,186
Views: 797,011
Posted By industry insider

But rising house prices mean boomer home equity...

But rising house prices mean boomer home equity is higher than ever. I agree, its hard for the younger generation to get on the housing ladder, that's why we will have to downsize and free some cash...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2022, 13:37
Replies: 6
Views: 4,219
Posted By industry insider

That's a shame. I worked for them in the late 90s...

That's a shame. I worked for them in the late 90s when Lindsay and Jack owned the company. Lindsay and Jack were very good to me. We had some fun times.
7th Jan 2022, 05:17
Replies: 35
Views: 12,049
Posted By industry insider

Impossible. You are a fibbing rabble-rouser. :)...

Impossible. You are a fibbing rabble-rouser. :) :)

GT has just named Air New Zealand as the safest airline for 2021. An airline as safe as Air New Zealand would never have corrosion or mold...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2021, 06:58
Replies: 92
Views: 17,237
Posted By industry insider

Chilling pictures here: ...

Chilling pictures here:

https://www.wafb.com/2021/12/15/helicopter-rotor-blades-severed-after-clipping-power-lines-new-photos-show/
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2021, 10:52
Replies: 21
Views: 5,849
Posted By industry insider

Instead of listening to Michael Byers, a...

Instead of listening to Michael Byers, a professor and defence policy analyst at the University of British Columbia, why not listen to someone who understands the aircraft and why it may be cracking?...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2021, 04:04
Replies: 286
Views: 118,958
Posted By industry insider

Between 1981 and 1987 there were 4 in Aberdeen ...

Between 1981 and 1987 there were 4 in Aberdeen

BA / BIH
Bristow
Bond
B-Cal
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 00:17
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By industry insider

What could possibly go wrong?

What could possibly go wrong?
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2021, 00:16
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By industry insider

Casper Firstly, I didn't actually...

Casper



Firstly, I didn't actually bring the subject up. Secondly, the 332L2 and 225 departing rotor heads however caused changed the industry forever.

Regarding action taken by Airbus to...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 02:14
Replies: 241
Views: 60,176
Posted By industry insider

If you are "downstairs" FED, I know you will be...

If you are "downstairs" FED, I know you will be enjoying a drink and a smoke and amusing people with your experience. I thoroughly enjoyed every hour we spent flying together in the S-76 at ND, you...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 02:08
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By industry insider

1 rotor head fell off in about 400k 225 hours....

1 rotor head fell off in about 400k 225 hours. Its millions of hours if you add the 332 family, but then add another rotor head falling off G-REDL.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 14:13
Replies: 14
Views: 4,139
Posted By industry insider

Surely its only a matter of time before the...

Surely its only a matter of time before the remaining Army MRH 90s are replaced by UH-60Ms in an FMS MOTS deal?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2021, 10:42
Replies: 284
Views: 146,433
Posted By industry insider

I hope Airbus is supplying Babcock (CHC) with a...

I hope Airbus is supplying Babcock (CHC) with a free backup aircraft to compensate for 3 cumulative aircraft years of downtime?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2021, 10:36
Replies: 241
Views: 60,176
Posted By industry insider

Watching that H175 video, I expect the incidence...

Watching that H175 video, I expect the incidence of airsickness among troops will be quite high.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2021, 05:42
Replies: 25
Views: 6,379
Posted By industry insider

I agree gulli, in my few k hours on the S-76...

I agree gulli, in my few k hours on the S-76 landing everywhere offshore and onshore including muddy fields with a semi bogged undercarriage, I never noticed a propensity for a rollover.
21st Aug 2021, 05:30
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,598,086
Posted By industry insider

Foxxster wrote: But with the incubation...

Foxxster wrote:

But with the incubation period, these are figures from 7-10 days ago. Cases seem to double every couple of weeks so unless the circuit breakers work, which they show little sign...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2021, 23:00
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By industry insider

torqueshow Thanks for helping my...

torqueshow



Thanks for helping my understanding.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2021, 08:55
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By industry insider

torqueshow Really?

torqueshow



Really?
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2021, 01:14
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By industry insider

I just can't see what's wrong with a rotor blade...

I just can't see what's wrong with a rotor blade touching the sea? In the 80s, we used to regularly give all the blades a quick dip during a shuttle flights to give them a wash. It improved...
2nd Aug 2021, 04:20
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,598,086
Posted By industry insider

When I had the AZ, both times my Doc suggested I...

When I had the AZ, both times my Doc suggested I took 2x Aspirin a day for 2 days before and 2 weeks afterwards. Made me feel easier even if it didn't do anything real.
27th Jul 2021, 11:31
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,598,086
Posted By industry insider

I don't think that's going to snuff it out,...

I don't think that's going to snuff it out, numbers are getting worse not better. Easing anything isn't the way to go if the goal is to eliminate community transmission. NSW is going to be isolated...
20th Jul 2021, 00:31
Replies: 18
Views: 4,670
Posted By industry insider

From the article They built that...

From the article



They built that Howard Springs runway quickly then.
12th Jul 2021, 12:55
Replies: 12
Views: 6,667
Posted By industry insider

Perhaps they have had to change things around due...

Perhaps they have had to change things around due to commencing E190 Ops last week. The first flights on the aircraft which included PER commenced last Thursday and TL has been conducting charters...
2nd Jul 2021, 04:37
Replies: 2,186
Views: 797,011
Posted By industry insider

SHVC Bain owns other aviation...

SHVC



Bain owns other aviation businesses with an Australian component and which also lose money in Australia and globally. Far from wanting out, Bain is both "tipping in money" and undertaking...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2021, 07:47
Replies: 286
Views: 118,958
Posted By industry insider

Twist and Shout wrote: I can only...

Twist and Shout wrote:



I can only think of 2 active tenders at the moment. Not much coming up for the next 12 months. The Bristow Australia helicopter fleet comprises 2x AW139 in storage in...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2021, 08:08
Replies: 233
Views: 117,194
Posted By industry insider

They should just replace the whole lot with MOTS...

They should just replace the whole lot with MOTS UH-60Ms.The MH60-R program has gone well, the C17 program has gone well. Our biggest ally is the USA, interoperability would be improved by buying...
24th Jun 2021, 06:40
Replies: 242
Views: 107,982
Posted By industry insider

Succinct and correct. Sadly 4 innocent unknowing...

Succinct and correct. Sadly 4 innocent unknowing passengers who trusted the pilot lost their lives as a result.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2021, 00:01
Replies: 38
Views: 7,655
Posted By industry insider

XA290 wrote Spot on. I was also an ex...

XA290 wrote



Spot on. I was also an ex HP student 41 years ago now. I also saw the same things as you did in Aberdeen, the NSPA was forming during my first year in Aberdeen. Disillusioned as...
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