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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2014, 15:53
Replies: 77
Views: 28,414
Posted By Head Turner

Scary Heli In Transit

For the record I would also prefer to be in an Enstrom than an R22
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2011, 17:39
Replies: 2,593
Views: 2,655,451
Posted By Head Turner

G NORM

Dennis, In answer to a request for info on G NORM. G NORM was operated by Norman Bailey Helicopters based at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton. It was collected from Air Hansons at Brooklands on 22...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2009, 15:58
Replies: 9
Views: 3,048
Posted By Head Turner

Have you thought through the practicalities of...

Have you thought through the practicalities of stowing and more importantly the deployment of the raft. You will need many practice sessions and in the end may not be able to deploy it due to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2009, 14:48
Replies: 423
Views: 187,464
Posted By Head Turner

Is there so much money out there at this time of...

Is there so much money out there at this time of financial worries that this 'Goat' will sell? Most likely Barak O'Bama will find an Irish Leprecorn to help out dear 'ol Frank to sell his machines....
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2009, 15:26
Replies: 24
Views: 11,156
Posted By Head Turner

The downside of the 4 hours endurance and power...

The downside of the 4 hours endurance and power a'plenty is that you get spoilt when returning to other machines. I flew a Koala for 2 years and have more than 800 hours experience operating very...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2008, 09:44
Replies: 115
Views: 15,222
Posted By Head Turner

It has to be the GAZELLE. Looks, speed and superb...

It has to be the GAZELLE. Looks, speed and superb handling qualities
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2008, 10:55
Replies: 39
Views: 15,908
Posted By Head Turner

Tail Bloater this is Head Turner. We were in...

Tail Bloater this is Head Turner.
We were in Gutersloh together, I was the tall guy with the German wife. Please identify yourself and we can chat about those wonderfully frightening moments when we...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2008, 08:26
Replies: 39
Views: 15,908
Posted By Head Turner

Skeeter Mk 12

How many of you out there have flown this product of Westlands. I did my first military duty on this machine and learnt more than enough about flying with this during 650 hours? I just have retired...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2007, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 3,081
Posted By Head Turner

Hey yuo gals and guys, why are you so hard on...

Hey yuo gals and guys, why are you so hard on jurno's. You all know they take the job because it requires little of the grey matter. Had they a modicum of a brain thay would choose another...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2007, 11:58
Replies: 144
Views: 26,819
Posted By Head Turner

Thanks Tango and Cash and Efirmovich for your...

Thanks Tango and Cash and Efirmovich for your kind words. I have now completed my final flight and believe it or not, the weather was wonderfully awful, blowing a gale, low cloud and drizzle.
Bye...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2007, 16:29
Replies: 17
Views: 5,839
Posted By Head Turner

I have seen something similar to this and it...

I have seen something similar to this and it turned out to be a cloud formation illuminated by the moon.
I do however, think that there could be other flight objects wizzing about in space which...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2007, 16:25
Replies: 144
Views: 26,819
Posted By Head Turner

My longest journey started on the afternoon in...

My longest journey started on the afternoon in early April 1966 in a Hiller 12B at Middle Wallop as a fledgling Army pilot. The journey has taken me to much of Europe with the AAC, corporate flying,...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2007, 17:21
Replies: 42
Views: 5,669
Posted By Head Turner

B47 and B206, auto at recommended IAS and with...

B47 and B206, auto at recommended IAS and with the RRPM reduced to the bottom of the RRPM band. AUM will have little effect in practice, just fly the needles and be in balance. That's the best you...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2007, 14:51
Replies: 92
Views: 33,321
Posted By Head Turner

Capt Hollywood these pictures are uncannily like...

Capt Hollywood these pictures are uncannily like that super project that you were involved with, the R88.

I think the PPruners would like to know the progress on the now almost forgotten R88.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2007, 12:19
Replies: 9
Views: 3,294
Posted By Head Turner

Yet another sad and tragic accident with loss of...

Yet another sad and tragic accident with loss of life. My condolences to the families, friends and coleagues.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2007, 12:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
Posted By Head Turner

I read somewhere that this pad was for the local...

I read somewhere that this pad was for the local air ambulance. Is this not so?
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2007, 10:23
Replies: 53
Views: 6,901
Posted By Head Turner

Well said, ShyTorque. Are we following the...

Well said, ShyTorque.

Are we following the American trend, shoot first, ask questions later!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2007, 09:38
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By Head Turner

Probably more a case of poor piloting skill due...

Probably more a case of poor piloting skill due to lack of practice. IF as stated he was in a high hover then Vortex Ring shouldn't occur. My guess is that he was approaching downwind with a high ROD...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2007, 12:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By Head Turner

Never got such high rate of descent when I was...

Never got such high rate of descent when I was practising autos. What the R.O.D. was I cannot say exactly but it must have been around 2600 F.P.M in satandard auto. Out of balance will increase R.O.D.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2007, 12:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By Head Turner

Just what I've been saying for years...R22????,...

Just what I've been saying for years...R22????, R44!!!! but getting better.
One has to remember that these helicopters were originally designed as a peoples helicopter(VW of the air) and not as a...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2007, 13:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By Head Turner

Verticalhold, do you think that these FBOs you...

Verticalhold, do you think that these FBOs you mention regard helicopters and their crews as second class citizens? It certainly is my impression.

What gets my goat is that these handling...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2007, 16:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By Head Turner

And further to my rantings above, Nice is the...

And further to my rantings above,
Nice is the most ignorant and totally off handish and Naples the dirtiest and equally as slow as Nice to react to requests. But off course I am only the pilot of a...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2007, 16:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By Head Turner

The 'scenery' in Olbia IS very attractive and...

The 'scenery' in Olbia IS very attractive and good at the business side of things. Perhaps if there is time to savour the 'scenery' then perhaps the continentals have it. However, when there is work...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2007, 10:47
Replies: 40
Views: 5,201
Posted By Head Turner

If you ask a question and don't know how to spell...

If you ask a question and don't know how to spell then the answers you are bound to get will be like the question - full of errors.
A119 fuel burn 220 litres/hr at sea level reducing proportionately...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2007, 09:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By Head Turner

I'm not sure whether you're interested to know...

I'm not sure whether you're interested to know that some FBOs are very good and help and assist in a way that gets you in and out of an airfield with little or no stress. However there are some, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2007, 09:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By Head Turner

Could try M Sport in Cockermouth

Could try M Sport in Cockermouth
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2007, 16:46
Replies: 32
Views: 5,010
Posted By Head Turner

I am surprised that anyone operates out of...

I am surprised that anyone operates out of 'grotty' Swansea. It must be the grimmest airport in the UK and one which I only use when it is a customer destination.
Looking round Euroland, UK...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2007, 16:12
Replies: 158
Views: 22,987
Posted By Head Turner

The job vacancy in Cumbria is still open for...

The job vacancy in Cumbria is still open for someone with the right background and qualifications. And as I said before, it would suit an AAC, and IR is not required. There are other duties that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2007, 09:57
Replies: 158
Views: 22,987
Posted By Head Turner

Big Windy - No but you're in the right neck of...

Big Windy - No but you're in the right neck of the woods
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2007, 09:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Head Turner

I've got a car that drives on the ground and also...

I've got a car that drives on the ground and also flies, the flying bit is done after a crest or bridge. There is no requirement to info the CAA, or is there?
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2007, 09:05
Replies: 158
Views: 22,987
Posted By Head Turner

Theres a corporate job going in Cumbria, ideal...

Theres a corporate job going in Cumbria, ideal for ex AAC.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2007, 11:53
Replies: 22
Views: 4,483
Posted By Head Turner

Another option which has been ignored is D...

Another option which has been ignored is
D Join AAC, RN or RAF - Good prospects, travel and vast experiences and then retire to a civilian job - pay is good
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2007, 15:13
Replies: 44
Views: 6,592
Posted By Head Turner

Couldn't get it started so lets call for a taxi

Couldn't get it started so lets call for a taxi
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2007, 15:11
Replies: 32
Views: 5,127
Posted By Head Turner

Oh! come on you guys, the designer must have been...

Oh! come on you guys, the designer must have been that famous Capt who later designed the R66. My nice looking helicopter award has to go to the 222/230/430. The Gazelle a close second.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2007, 09:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,857
Posted By Head Turner

Flying Car or Motorway Helicopter

Be warned that the Dutch are forging ahead to build a three wheeled car that converts to a helicopter/autogyro. Upsurping Henry Ford who had this idea also. So in future if you happen to be...
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