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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2020, 09:51
Replies: 16
Views: 5,326
Posted By 500 Fan

It is interesting that they should employ...

It is interesting that they should employ civilian light helicopters when the Argentine Air Force had a considerable fleet of Hughes 500s and probably other light helicopters too.

500 Fan.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2020, 13:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,868
Posted By 500 Fan

I think it has been permanently shelved. MDHI...

I think it has been permanently shelved. MDHI seem to be busy building military 530Fs so that seems to be where their focus lies at the moment, along with upgrading the MD902.

500 Fan.
4th Aug 2020, 13:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By 500 Fan

I read that and found it amusing, when you...

I read that and found it amusing, when you consider the "other" U2 and their alleged issues with tax! :)

https://entertainment.ie/music/u2-tax-evasion-sparks-public-protests-275615/
In any case,...
4th Aug 2020, 10:06
Replies: 136
Views: 36,307
Posted By 500 Fan

There was a wire-strike kit proposed as part of...

There was a wire-strike kit proposed as part of the equipment fit for the HH-47 proposal for the USAF's CSAR-X competition. Forward of each landing gear leg was situated a wire-cutter. It looks like...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2020, 09:02
Replies: 104
Views: 74,931
Posted By 500 Fan

I thought this was interesting. They sent an ARH...

I thought this was interesting. They sent an ARH Tiger attack helicopter on a SAR mission, even though they had a MRH90 on board the same ship that launched the Tiger? Interesting choice in SAR...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2020, 19:19
Replies: 41
Views: 8,253
Posted By 500 Fan

I'm not sure Kevin Byrne would claim to be an...

I'm not sure Kevin Byrne would claim to be an "expert" in doors falling from helicopters but it is something he has witnessed in the past! And it wasn't an Air Corps heli either. He was the show...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2020, 13:19
Replies: 41
Views: 8,253
Posted By 500 Fan

If lives are being saved by this service, surely...

If lives are being saved by this service, surely that is a good thing. Other countries use military helicopters too in the HEMS role, apparently.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 15:59
Replies: 44
Views: 8,147
Posted By 500 Fan

The Boeing AH-6S Phoenix (Little Bird with 15...

The Boeing AH-6S Phoenix (Little Bird with 15 inch fuselage extension) would appear to be a very good candidate to replace the current Little Bird fleet if the 160th would rather stay with a...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2019, 11:59
Replies: 149
Views: 33,540
Posted By 500 Fan

I'm not sure the Bell boys would approve of that...

I'm not sure the Bell boys would approve of that artwork. It's the "Nightfox" logo that Hughes/MDHC used to promote their MD530MG Nightfox Light Gunship in the 80's!
...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2019, 12:05
Replies: 39
Views: 12,890
Posted By 500 Fan

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Van Horn and...

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Van Horn and getting a tour of his facility in Phoenix last year. A very nice gentleman and a fascinating place to visit. He was one of the main men behind the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2019, 17:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,793
Posted By 500 Fan

The photos on page 3 appear to feature F-ZWRH....

The photos on page 3 appear to feature F-ZWRH. Whether this was just a photo to illustrate the type or the actual aircraft tested is difficult to say although the report does mention that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2019, 23:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,793
Posted By 500 Fan

It looks like the US Army also tested the SA342...

It looks like the US Army also tested the SA342 late in the 70's. I see Kaman mentioned in the test report. Kaman were undertaking a study into fan-in-fin technology at the time and perhaps this is...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2019, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,649
Posted By 500 Fan

The joys of the internet! Mystery solved. Some...

The joys of the internet! Mystery solved. Some more quick digging and it appears this 500 was indeed a NEST machine and responded to the Three Mile Island incident in 1979. It was based at Andrews...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2019, 09:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,649
Posted By 500 Fan

There is some information available in the public...

There is some information available in the public domain with regard to the systems fitted to the current DoE 412s if you dig on the web. The operation in Atlanta is receiving a fair amount of...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2018, 12:52
Replies: 11
Views: 5,799
Posted By 500 Fan

We don't get to see it in the video, but would...

We don't get to see it in the video, but would one shot like that be enough to extinguish the fire that had engulfed that tree? Looks like it would be.

500 Fan.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2018, 23:18
Replies: 250
Views: 98,116
Posted By 500 Fan

Yea, the fires in Ireland are miniscule in...

Yea, the fires in Ireland are miniscule in comparison with some of the big fires in Canada and the U.S. Sadly, we seem to have a fairly limited capability in dealing with them, notwithstanding the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2018, 22:27
Replies: 250
Views: 98,116
Posted By 500 Fan

There are 5 or 6 sizeable fires here in Ireland...

There are 5 or 6 sizeable fires here in Ireland at the moment, thanks to the dry weather, a discarded disposable BBQ and possibly an arsonist too. The IAC have a few 139s with Bambi Buckets as well...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2018, 21:35
Replies: 250
Views: 98,116
Posted By 500 Fan

Thanks. I didn't spot the longline. A Squirrel...

Thanks. I didn't spot the longline. A Squirrel appeared in later footage too so I guess there are a couple of commercial helicopters involved in the fight. The Chinook is grabbing all the media...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2018, 11:17
Replies: 250
Views: 98,116
Posted By 500 Fan

Does anyone know what the 500D (G-BIOA?) was...

Does anyone know what the 500D (G-BIOA?) was doing in relation to the Manchester Moorland Fire today. BBC news reports show it flying in the area. Was it doing a little aerial spotting for the fire...
14th May 2018, 22:12
Replies: 28
Views: 22,294
Posted By 500 Fan

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/it-is-a-very...

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/it-is-a-very-black-day-locals-in-shock-after-man-and-boy-7-killed-in-plane-accident-36904675.html

Quote: "The bog had sucked it down. It was around 12 to 15...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2018, 15:24
Replies: 52
Views: 7,122
Posted By 500 Fan

What? More than one fabled twin heli has crashed...

What? More than one fabled twin heli has crashed in the last week? Surely not.

Single piston, single turbine, twin turbine - they all come a cropper with alarming regularity.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2018, 16:54
Replies: 21
Views: 4,055
Posted By 500 Fan

Pilot error can probably be declared as the cause...

Pilot error can probably be declared as the cause of both Robbie/wedding crashes in Brazil. So the problem is not the machine, it's the pilot and his decision making.

500 fan.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2018, 13:23
Replies: 122
Views: 68,822
Posted By 500 Fan

It is confirmed. FAC4241 has passed the...

It is confirmed. FAC4241 has passed the impressive milestone of 50 years in continous service with the Air Force of Colombia. There is no mention in this small piece of its retirement.

Fuerza...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2018, 21:29
Replies: 122
Views: 68,822
Posted By 500 Fan

FAC4241 made it onto that poster, along with an...

FAC4241 made it onto that poster, along with an even older OH-6A that's also still airworthy!:ok:

500 Fan.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Apr 2018, 18:32
Replies: 122
Views: 68,822
Posted By 500 Fan

50 years ago today, Hughes 500M FAC4241 entered...

50 years ago today, Hughes 500M FAC4241 entered service with the Fuerza Aerea Colombiana. It is the first production 500 airframe delivered from the production line in Culver City. As far as I know,...
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