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Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2019, 13:26
Replies: 36
Views: 3,657
Posted By jimf671

In the UK, I expect that could only work...

In the UK, I expect that could only work somewhere like Unst, and only because it's "a long way from Gatwick". :E
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2019, 10:57
Replies: 31
Views: 4,434
Posted By jimf671

Probably just curiosity. :rolleyes:

Probably just curiosity. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2019, 19:22
Replies: 108
Views: 57,161
Posted By jimf671

There is mention of the helicopter experience of...

There is mention of the helicopter experience of personnel in key project positions. It also notes that such OT&E units do not carry experience on the next OT&E task but are formed anew for specific...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2019, 19:05
Replies: 31
Views: 4,434
Posted By jimf671

Hey Crab, what if the navy guys were right all...

Hey Crab, what if the navy guys were right all along about it just being posh hovering? :E
They could swap the salaries around between the front and rear seats and they'd get all the paramedics they...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2019, 02:18
Replies: 31
Views: 4,434
Posted By jimf671

The contract is due to start transitioning out in...

The contract is due to start transitioning out in 2023 and runs through to 2026 but can be extended. The paramedic qualification changes in 2021 and there may be some pressure to get bums on seats,...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2019, 02:52
Replies: 76
Views: 8,571
Posted By jimf671

My understanding is that these guys have a very...

My understanding is that these guys have a very detailed understanding of the geometry at the front of this type for exactly this kind of op.

Moving before winching is complete? Normal in their...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2019, 02:29
Replies: 31
Views: 4,434
Posted By jimf671

Using PA Scales for 2017-18, they start at...

Using PA Scales for 2017-18, they start at 45316. Master Aircrew (WO1) could progress to Level 20 which is 64717. Presumably, LtCdr Observer could progress to the top at 81943. :cool: So that is...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2018, 01:31
Replies: 56
Views: 10,522
Posted By jimf671

I think there was far less reason to unify police...

I think there was far less reason to unify police aviation.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2018, 15:16
Replies: 68
Views: 5,115
Posted By jimf671

Arrived today. As usual, a beautiful piece of...

Arrived today. As usual, a beautiful piece of work. Thanks Ned.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2018, 18:39
Replies: 2,700
Views: 706,205
Posted By jimf671

Some of this has been going on since a meeting in...

Some of this has been going on since a meeting in July 2016 so let's be careful with any suggestion of instant success.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2018, 18:30
Replies: 2,700
Views: 706,205
Posted By jimf671

That would be the Sea King then with a decent...

That would be the Sea King then with a decent fuel load intended for maritime ops and redeployed to a 3500' mountain. Happened all the time. The current contract at Schedule 2.1 - Specification,...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2018, 14:29
Replies: 56
Views: 10,522
Posted By jimf671

Reducing costs overall can be the same as better...

Reducing costs overall can be the same as better organised and better resourced. Government departments, whether health or law enforcement, do not want to be dealing with dozens of little empires...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2018, 23:22
Replies: 2,700
Views: 706,205
Posted By jimf671

Indeed. Recently, Qinetiq have been doing an...

Indeed. Recently, Qinetiq have been doing an implementation review. Heaven knows what these guys wrote in their submission. A scatter gun attack on a contract that is providing a world class service...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2018, 18:29
Replies: 2,700
Views: 706,205
Posted By jimf671

There is no lack of deployment. Going back across...

There is no lack of deployment. Going back across 10 years of SK numbers, the two most relevant bases are doing 30% more jobs. They fly past my house on the way to Lochaber from Inverness. Aircrew...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2018, 06:52
Replies: 2,700
Views: 706,205
Posted By jimf671

The leader of one of those teams, in January...

The leader of one of those teams, in January 2013, had a similar rant that resulted in a two-page spread in the Guardian with a headline "Privatising search-and-rescue service and closing bases 'will...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2018, 05:36
Replies: 68
Views: 5,115
Posted By jimf671

After the Leicester crash, and then yesterday's...

After the Leicester crash, and then yesterday's ismr press release about SAR helicopter support, I need cheering up. A HeliOps calendar would do the job nicely!


One dark cloudy November night a...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 15:16
Replies: 56
Views: 10,522
Posted By jimf671

Yeah, good question. As shown by the date...

Yeah, good question.

As shown by the date this tread started, this has been bouncing around for a while. These ideas were proposed at a RUSI event in April 2012 and there was much rolling of eyes...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2018, 16:51
Replies: 23
Views: 4,129
Posted By jimf671

Do you think that there might have been some form...

Do you think that there might have been some form of restriction on its circulation? :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2018, 17:47
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,582
Posted By jimf671

That is where I stand, HC. There is no current...

That is where I stand, HC. There is no current sign of there being a search for intelligent life in the UK North Sea, so the subject doesn't really come up. However, if I were getting on a helicopter...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2018, 20:25
Replies: 371
Views: 47,111
Posted By jimf671

OMFG, some of us are still on the SAR thing. ...

OMFG, some of us are still on the SAR thing. :ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2018, 20:04
Replies: 27
Views: 11,422
Posted By jimf671

Village taxi? A ninth of their turnover? Really?

Village taxi? A ninth of their turnover? Really?
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2018, 15:41
Replies: 108
Views: 32,029
Posted By jimf671

I would like to be positive about drones but I...

I would like to be positive about drones but I expect that there will be a lot of bad news before we get proper benefit from drone use. The main reason that I cannot be positive about drones is that...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2018, 15:19
Replies: 27
Views: 11,422
Posted By jimf671

What this may be saying is that Babcock simply do...

What this may be saying is that Babcock simply do not have the skills to run anything difficult.

This is just one of several well-known major companies that are too used to governments shovelling...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2018, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 2,138
Posted By jimf671

ASN Entry

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=214024

Already in ASN and a list of links to sources there.

Part of a substantial list of Mi-8/Mi-17 accidents but then one also has to...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2018, 14:28
Replies: 371
Views: 47,111
Posted By jimf671

And a lot less risky with many of the modern...

And a lot less risky with many of the modern types with excellent positioning systems, advanced autopilot functions and deicing providing more and safer options. These have certainly brought changes...
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