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30th Apr 2020, 15:16
Replies: 261
Views: 119,584
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Passion

When a grad student asked Warren Buffet what industry they should consider for the future, he responded that they should follow their passion not a job. For many of us aviation was the passion but...
28th Apr 2020, 19:20
Replies: 36
Views: 26,278
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Argentina bans commercial flight sales until 1 September

Well this is bad news in Argentina - BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52450654)

Hope no one else takes that lead.
21st Mar 2020, 17:31
Replies: 637
Views: 550,352
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Yes Minister

Stage 1 - Nothing is going to happen
Stage 2 - Something may be going to happen but we should do nothing about it
Stage 3 - Maybe we should do something about it, but there is nothing we can do...
21st Mar 2020, 15:50
Replies: 637
Views: 550,352
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Moratorium on mortgages and loans

The economic fallout will be significant with unknown repercussions in every facet. Why don't some governments do what some small countries have immediately done.

Ask/force banks, credit card...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2020, 19:09
Replies: 756
Views: 802,385
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Good point - after many years flying I would...

Good point - after many years flying I would often remark to non-aviation friends that regardless of experience, the more flights I performed, simply meant that I was just that little bit closer to...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2020, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By crunchingnumbers

As Superpilot said this is bespoke development...

As Superpilot said this is bespoke development although there may be some existing apps out there which will allow you to configure an individual aircraft.

From a web perspective it can easily be...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2020, 22:30
Replies: 48
Views: 14,921
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Someone with a video camera on every flight

Interesting footage and no assumptions made here as I have no idea of the circumstances. An ops director once told me "Assume that the authorities, Chief Pilot, Director of Ops and Safety Director...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2019, 15:00
Replies: 99
Views: 43,174
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Inhospitable terrain

ELT operability is one thing but flight over inhospitable terrain is quite another when there is no where to go should something go wrong.

I haven't flown in Hawaii but have flown over extremely...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2019, 23:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By crunchingnumbers

BK117 B2

Send me a private message with an email address and I can give you some PDF info.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2019, 13:52
Replies: 550
Views: 437,073
Posted By crunchingnumbers

private island vhf+ miles from any kind of ATC at 2am

AGREE!

Good luck talking to yourself - it's the islands where it was hard to get someone up at IFR cruise altitudes between places including the US ADIZ. At that altitude from where they were...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2019, 16:25
Replies: 72
Views: 80,485
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Yes 'established' is not fair to say (I know some...

Yes 'established' is not fair to say (I know some of the people - good people on the line in Trinidad), but replacements of the old 212's and 412's didn't happen without help is what I' meant.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2019, 14:57
Replies: 72
Views: 80,485
Posted By crunchingnumbers

It will be interesting to see the common...

It will be interesting to see the common shareholders response to the fact that Bristow neatly carved out performing assets (Trinidad, UK etc etc), even though some of these operations were...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2019, 00:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,158
Posted By crunchingnumbers

BHL

Bajan Helicopters Ltd ceased operations in on 1/1/2009. No realistic path or contract opportunities after 20 years in operation, but some great memories building and operating there.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2016, 12:35
Replies: 354
Views: 193,473
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Send me a PM and I may be able to help. ...

Send me a PM and I may be able to help.

Update - sorry it's been deleted.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2016, 15:58
Replies: 241
Views: 228,998
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Short

Interesting article and analysis RR. A compelling reason for a short BRS at Friday's closing price 12.21 although there was high trade volume and maybe too late. Looks like it is breaking below the...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2016, 01:59
Replies: 13
Views: 4,762
Posted By crunchingnumbers

As a previous tour operator, the EC130 is without...

As a previous tour operator, the EC130 is without any doubt the airframe that provides the best customer experience. The largest tour operators in the world operate it, including Maverick and Blue...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2016, 13:20
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,480,393
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Concentric: Yes really good to see some...

Concentric:

Yes really good to see some engineering insight into this. I don't fly the EC225/332and never have but it is always interesting to read Pprune posts from those knowledgeable in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2016, 23:07
Replies: 27
Views: 5,255
Posted By crunchingnumbers

AOC versus ex military equipment

You need to give some more thought to operating structure when it comes to ex-military equipment and AOC issuance. How are you going to re-register and/or support them. An ex military airframe being...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2016, 14:23
Replies: 241
Views: 228,998
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Clearly there are major current issues in O&G and...

Clearly there are major current issues in O&G and the leasing business with a lot of excess aircraft inventory.

Nowherespecial mentioned diversification and certainly that is desirable but it...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2016, 12:45
Replies: 30
Views: 10,598
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Thanks for sharing a great article. Really...

Thanks for sharing a great article.

Really interesting in terms of conditioned/learned behaviour versus situational. Kudos to the crew under extremely stressful conditions and thankful for their...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2016, 14:35
Replies: 862
Views: 739,147
Posted By crunchingnumbers

RR very interesting and very insightful....

RR very interesting and very insightful. Accountants and investors with short term outlooks are more the norm, and the group doesn't mind trading misery as long as it results in a return. As...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2016, 15:10
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,480,393
Posted By crunchingnumbers

A sad thread indeed but this was funny:

A sad thread indeed but this was funny:
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2015, 12:56
Replies: 101
Views: 11,950
Posted By crunchingnumbers

NVG's

I have done my fair share of unaided deck landings at night which can be interesting to say the least, especially when trying to transition from things that seem to moving in weird sequences (the...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2015, 14:08
Replies: 13
Views: 4,532
Posted By crunchingnumbers

Good post Turbo. Refreshing to get some...

Good post Turbo.

Refreshing to get some insightful, and useful info from the OEM. Turbomeca is a great engine, all be it sometimes on the expensive side. A tech rep that gives available...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2015, 21:31
Replies: 27
Views: 9,410
Posted By crunchingnumbers

You've got to assume that little johnny is going...

You've got to assume that little johnny is going to press all the buttons, so all and any safe guard is required, including watching them or just keeping them out. If not, it may be expensive.

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