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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2019, 11:09
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,873
Posted By Troglodita

Angry The stuff Heroes are made of?

Ditching of Bristow S-76C++, Off Nigeria, 3 February 2016 - Aerossurance (http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/ditching-of-s-76-nigeria-2016/)

Interesting reading
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2017, 17:22
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,873
Posted By Troglodita

Thread rename?

Neo - maybe it should be "Is there anyone left in West Africa"?

Or at least anyone on prune.

Some news apparently: New Training Manager for BRS AFR - George S. Departed - Matt Newman new...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2016, 12:27
Replies: 16
Views: 4,691
Posted By Troglodita

You could add Aleppo and Palmyra to your...

You could add Aleppo and Palmyra to your itinerary - might be safer!

Trog
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2016, 20:23
Replies: 16
Views: 4,691
Posted By Troglodita

Preying or praying? Try the latter if you follow NEO!

Just leave your books behind!

They are Haram!

Trog
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2016, 15:47
Replies: 74
Views: 12,261
Posted By Troglodita

212, Or perhaps a Malapriapism? ...

212,

Or perhaps a Malapriapism?

Certainly after a while!

Trog
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2016, 17:39
Replies: 69
Views: 9,496
Posted By Troglodita

Time flies when you are having fun!

Decided flying beat the shit out of being a ICI chemist (schools career advisors suggestion?) in the middle of a loop in a DH Chipmunk over RAF Kinloss in 1964 but only been paid for doing it since...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2016, 07:45
Replies: 8
Views: 2,217
Posted By Troglodita

412 Fuel Burn

Huey,

I would use a slightly higher figure of 765 lbs/hr at 75/75 Mast torque with a TAS depending on aircraft configuration - specifically float fit.

Apical floats 110 kts
Standard Bell...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2016, 12:24
Replies: 162
Views: 35,859
Posted By Troglodita

IT wisnae me SAS!

It was a quiet night in at 3 Bomadi and since I was on nights I declined the invitation to a young Pork & Cheeser Engineers gaff where the Warri equivalent of "The Who" were planning a jam session to...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2016, 14:47
Replies: 15
Views: 5,629
Posted By Troglodita

Single Pilot offshore

SPIFR was the norm for most medium twins in many parts of the World until the mid nineties or even later.

In KT in the early 80's we would daily do a 2 or 3 stopper out to the Pulau field 140nm...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2016, 20:18
Replies: 595
Views: 184,481
Posted By Troglodita

The lesser of 2 weevils?

Picudo (Spanish for weevil)

Did your co-pilot try pushing the AP RESET buttons rather than "pulling circuit breakers on top pilots head"?

Then wait until the respective off flags had cleared on...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2016, 11:51
Replies: 595
Views: 184,481
Posted By Troglodita

Copterline 103

Copterline,

Are you always so cheerful?

Trog
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2016, 11:28
Replies: 54
Views: 8,284
Posted By Troglodita

Cyprus

FD2 - also seem to remember it was MPC with AE as the co- pilot.

OH- seem to remember we had a hard point on the winch frame which took the load off the cable during refuelling.

Also seem to...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2016, 08:06
Replies: 54
Views: 8,284
Posted By Troglodita

Cyprus 1973

FD2 - if my memory is not totally shot you are correct about the Seaking from 814 landing on the frigate in July/Aug 73.

I seem to recall the reason being slightly different though.

The Turks...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2015, 10:54
Replies: 26
Views: 3,616
Posted By Troglodita

Slightly off thread!

During a recent CRM session we were discussing Pilot incapacitation and one of the Guys told of a 155 Sim trip where the Instructor had briefed both Pilots separately to simulate being incapacitated...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2015, 14:08
Replies: 21
Views: 5,585
Posted By Troglodita

Planks had all left several years earlier - just...

Planks had all left several years earlier - just rotary by then!

Sorry SAS just being obtuse!

I suspect he just fancied an all expenses paid holiday in the sun - can't remember any flak or...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2015, 08:16
Replies: 21
Views: 5,585
Posted By Troglodita

845 Wessex Squadron had stores packed in chacons...

845 Wessex Squadron had stores packed in chacons (Chatham Containers) about 8 feet by 8 feet by 10 feet tall lashed to the side of the flight deck in HMS "happy" HERMES as we searched for a missing...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2015, 18:36
Replies: 858
Views: 725,774
Posted By Troglodita

Monty Python

"Work 29 hours a day down mill then pay mill owner to come to work"

Never Fretter - this is a pretty good description of most Low Cost Airlines is it not?

Trog.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2015, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 4,308
Posted By Troglodita

LDP/Committed

Rather than the Crab scenario I have seen many more incidents of pilots continuing to the deck in spite of being on a far too shallow approach and failing to make it when they had more than...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2015, 18:20
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,873
Posted By Troglodita

139 Conversions

Keke,

I thought we had already completed about a dozen 139 Conversions on National Pilots?

Oh - sorry - forgot!

They all moved on to Caverton!

Trog
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2014, 09:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,749
Posted By Troglodita

Really sad to hear the news this morning

Kay,

I was really shocked to hear the news this morning.

Deepest condolences from Gill and I.

You and Kevin were just about the first people we met all those years ago in Terrenganu. Many...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2014, 07:20
Replies: 121
Views: 28,035
Posted By Troglodita

All the very best Barrie - hope the Op goes well....

All the very best Barrie - hope the Op goes well.

With NEO as your temporary Butler I am sure you will recover very rapidly!

Trogs
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2012, 17:21
Replies: 5,615
Views: 1,738,873
Posted By Troglodita

"Cooking" on Oil!

To the above throw in the illegal bush refineries throughout the Delta which can be spotted operating from over 20 miles away in good visibilty - not exactly clandestine!

The mess they leave...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2012, 06:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By Troglodita

212/412 Jacks

Gomer is spot on!

High impedance is most common on the 412 but every now and then you will find a low impedance fit.

Bristow 212's in Nigeria in the old days were generally low impedance.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2012, 15:19
Replies: 83
Views: 18,484
Posted By Troglodita

Danger Required Qualifications!!!

And make sure you have Grade 'A' A- level passes in Maths and Science before you part with your 60 notes!

They apparently don't tell you that up front!

Trog
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2012, 17:46
Replies: 19
Views: 5,004
Posted By Troglodita

Mast Rock/Pylon Rock

I would agree with SASLESS - this is what I put in a sling load PPT Presentation about 20 years ago after having scared the shit out of myself on several occasions and having discussed the phenomena...
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