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21st Dec 2018, 08:18
Replies: 1,178
Views: 688,929
Posted By Coconutty

No amount of Legislation wiill stop a determined...

No amount of Legislation wiill stop a determined Criminal - by definition Criminals break the Law !

Comparisons with Bird Strikes are flawed - Birds don't have built in Power Sources - with their...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2018, 20:31
Replies: 129
Views: 12,991
Posted By Coconutty

Facts & Figures don't always tell the full story,...

Facts & Figures don't always tell the full story, but Pre NPAS ( I have no experience of working for NPAS ),
my Force had a Budget of £1.7 million - which paid for 1400 Hours - that's more or less 4...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2018, 17:01
Replies: 129
Views: 12,991
Posted By Coconutty

A pertinent comment in that report : "......

A pertinent comment in that report :

"... we should see the helicopter in Dyfed Powys
perhaps more frequently." :rolleyes:

Nice to see they also have their fingers on the pulse, in...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2016, 18:24
Replies: 227
Views: 71,406
Posted By Coconutty

Re the "Afgham Style" video, there is an obvious...

Re the "Afgham Style" video, there is an obvious waste of Taxpayers money there too.

Why equip someone with Camo shorts AND a High Viz Tabbard :confused:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2015, 17:59
Replies: 47
Views: 11,096
Posted By Coconutty

winchman : I know of at least one Police Air...

winchman :

I know of at least one Police Air Unit in the UK that changed from a 902 to a 135
within the last 10 years, primarily because of the unavailablity of spare parts ( notably Flex Beams...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2015, 19:07
Replies: 66
Views: 38,591
Posted By Coconutty

Marks out of 10 ? .... I'd give her one !...

Marks out of 10 ?


.... I'd give her one ! ;)

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Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2015, 18:50
Replies: 227
Views: 71,406
Posted By Coconutty

Thanks for that update SP. I for one hope...

Thanks for that update SP.

I for one hope Sid continues to contribute.

I know some of his posts are controversial and may not be shared by all,
but he has also made many valid arguments and...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2015, 21:00
Replies: 227
Views: 71,406
Posted By Coconutty

Anyone know WHY the "UK NPAS discussion thread:...

Anyone know WHY the "UK NPAS discussion thread: MK 5" (http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/556712-uk-npas-discussion-thread-mk-5-a-15.html) was closed ?

Just when it was getting interesting again...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2015, 10:35
Replies: 299
Views: 50,631
Posted By Coconutty

I see ( hear ) that all the old problems with...

I see ( hear ) that all the old problems with Airwave are still the same !

Well done MD for sorting it :ok:

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Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2015, 07:24
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,054,643
Posted By Coconutty

Really ? :ugh:Which Police Aviation CRM Courses...

Really ? :ugh:Which Police Aviation CRM Courses has GOULI been on ?

Coconut
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2015, 07:18
Replies: 299
Views: 50,631
Posted By Coconutty

! ! ! :rolleyes: Nail

! ! ! :rolleyes:

Nail
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2015, 09:30
Replies: 76
Views: 5,888
Posted By Coconutty

Rome, I don't think you'll find many in here...

Rome,

I don't think you'll find many in here disagreeing with the idea
that you should go away and waste your time somewhere else :rolleyes:

( Oh, and Police cars don't have "two's" amymore -...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2015, 13:31
Replies: 76
Views: 5,888
Posted By Coconutty

Before this degenerates further into one "anti"...

Before this degenerates further into one "anti" Hi-Jacking the whole Topic,
I can personally attest that a Police Helicopter CAN be effective in reducing Street robberies !

Several years ago I...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2015, 12:09
Replies: 299
Views: 50,631
Posted By Coconutty

I'm pleased to see that NPAS Birmingham survived...

I'm pleased to see that NPAS Birmingham survived :D as I'll soon be paying my Taxes to the local Council there,
but it seems fairly obvious that there will be even less time spent over the West...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2014, 07:40
Replies: 668
Views: 1,032,741
Posted By Coconutty

Disagree here - If there was anything good to...

Disagree here - If there was anything good to say, there are plenty of people here that would say so, and I count myself amongst them.

The reality is, that nothing ( or at least very little ) good...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2014, 18:09
Replies: 30
Views: 9,307
Posted By Coconutty

Those that "like" that sort of video / audio...

Those that "like" that sort of video / audio content
will probably have already searched and found the clip on You Tube,
so why do we need it on here at all ?

Before the discussion degenerates...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2014, 16:40
Replies: 668
Views: 1,032,741
Posted By Coconutty

TFO, "If" I were paying my Council Tax to...

TFO,

"If" I were paying my Council Tax to Birmingham Council, or parked an expensive car in the West Midlands force area,
or had premises there - that might be subject to the type of criminal...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2014, 09:13
Replies: 668
Views: 1,032,741
Posted By Coconutty

... and are probably the figures being used as...

... and are probably the figures being used as justifcation :ugh:

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Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2014, 07:49
Replies: 668
Views: 1,032,741
Posted By Coconutty

Just popped back ( like I said I might ) to add :...

Just popped back ( like I said I might ) to add :

"Interesting" figures indeed, especially as some of them are blatantly wrong !

Back in January 2009 I posted "I know of at least one Air...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2014, 09:05
Replies: 668
Views: 1,032,741
Posted By Coconutty

Thought I'd just pop back in ..... thanks for...

Thought I'd just pop back in ..... thanks for those figures Mighty Gem :ok:

Am I correct in thinking that the various forces involved now pay NPAS
for the number of hours "budgeted" for, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2013, 12:55
Replies: 270
Views: 49,656
Posted By Coconutty

As oe of the "crew" in the aircraft that night, I...

As oe of the "crew" in the aircraft that night, I just had to pop back in to say :D

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Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2013, 05:04
Replies: 64
Views: 17,419
Posted By Coconutty

My thoughts are with my former colleagues and...

My thoughts are with my former colleagues and crew of the Strathclyde / Police Scotland Air Support Unit,
their families and friends, and of those at the Pub who have been affected by this tragic...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2013, 09:50
Replies: 668
Views: 1,032,741
Posted By Coconutty

A fond farewell !

I haven’t posted much on pPrune lately, mainly because I left the “industry” at the end of July,
and I no longer have much to contribute, other than “old” news,
so I’m hanging up my pPrune hat,...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2013, 08:54
Replies: 256
Views: 90,547
Posted By Coconutty

I can't find ANY posts in THIS thread, ( titled...

I can't find ANY posts in THIS thread, ( titled "UK NPAS discussion" ),
where Ye Olde crabby Pilot with an apparant downer on Police Air Operations in general,
has contributed ANYTHING to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2013, 08:56
Replies: 256
Views: 90,547
Posted By Coconutty

I can personally attest to : a) Sid's...

I can personally attest to :

a) Sid's ability to say NO when needed - including several years ago to his employer
when under considerable pressure from his Maintenance Manager
who somehow...
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