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Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2017, 20:50
Replies: 65
Views: 24,706
Posted By Draco

How does a simple informational post turn into...

How does a simple informational post turn into such an argument? You’d all argue about whether a helicopter was a blueish-grey or a greyish-blue - but if we all liked and disliked the same things in...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2017, 23:50
Replies: 65
Views: 24,706
Posted By Draco

And this makes me feel really old...

I was one of Heliair’s first customers at Denham when Glenda Wild moved from another company at Wycombe in about 1994. One R22 tucked into the side of a bubble hangar... but she really brought the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2008, 22:26
Replies: 22
Views: 3,075
Posted By Draco

I'll be there, but no helicopter. :{ I'm...

I'll be there, but no helicopter. :{

I'm taking our 1946 mahogany Chriscraft, Michigan Minx, and camping onsite with the family next to the lake.

Be great to see 50 helicopters there. Looks...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2008, 22:32
Replies: 52
Views: 11,882
Posted By Draco

Looping a lynx - control inputs?

I enjoyed watching the Blue Eagles at Middle Wallop on Saturday.

Curious - can anyone explain the control inputs needed for the back flip from high hover?

Imagine being the first person to...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2008, 22:25
Replies: 43
Views: 5,162
Posted By Draco

I learned much from flights with both Quentin and...

I learned much from flights with both Quentin and his father - but they aren't for the faint-hearted!!

Glenda Wild was a fantastic tutor on these, but no idea what she is up to these days.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2006, 23:01
Replies: 102
Views: 11,856
Posted By Draco

a wise old flier i once was privileged to get...

a wise old flier i once was privileged to get intruction from, said that he would only allow a student to solo if he felt sufficiently confident to allow the student to take his (the instructor's!)...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2006, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Draco

there are lots and lots of places...

sherburn is good to visit (try the bacon sandwiches) in preference to LBA
there are also landing sites such as the Devonshire Arms up towards skipton, two concrete sites and great food (not cheap)...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2006, 21:12
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Draco

perhaps you could stick one on each side of an...

perhaps you could stick one on each side of an R22....??
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2006, 21:21
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Draco

that's great.... aboslutely crazy.

what really amuses me are the old-style rubber hot water bottles strapped to his chest as fuel bladders!
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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2006, 22:47
Replies: 1,500
Views: 428,215
Posted By Draco

this is a fascinating report to those of us never...

this is a fascinating report to those of us never in the situation.

interesting how the passenger jumped into the water at 20ft and then the helicopter was turned into the wind, all under...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2003, 18:43
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Draco

Watch the military.

There's a lot of activity over Windermere at the moment (I have just been on holiday up there), so take the usual precautions.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2003, 19:11
Replies: 203
Views: 55,766
Posted By Draco

"i was under the impression that you could only...

"i was under the impression that you could only claim VAT back to the amount that you have invoiced for ....."

Not so. if you have more inputs than outputs, HMC&E can send the difference back to...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2003, 16:31
Replies: 43
Views: 3,763
Posted By Draco

Steve76 Leaving the rotors running? surely...

Steve76

Leaving the rotors running? surely not.......;)

My first ever helicopter flight was as a passenger over Mount cook in New Zealand in around 1984/5. We landing high on the mountain on...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2003, 22:40
Replies: 48
Views: 15,290
Posted By Draco

kissmysquirrel; "Just out of interest,...

kissmysquirrel;

"Just out of interest, would this aircraft be written off or is it viable to repair and return to use?"

I needed to check the date, and strangely it doesn't appear to be 1st...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2003, 12:22
Replies: 20
Views: 9,900
Posted By Draco

I've got one (but it probably isn't very good)

I used to take quite a few friends up who were keen to understand more before their flight.

I did an eight page briefing document for passengers, mostly related to the R22. It's a little old, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2003, 09:29
Replies: 302
Views: 76,295
Posted By Draco

"Draco - 1990? You cant pin that one on Heli-Jet...

"Draco - 1990? You cant pin that one on Heli-Jet - Coney Park was operated by Northern Helicopters in those days! "

Fair point, Steve. I think it was a portacabin then. It wasn't the only...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2003, 17:55
Replies: 302
Views: 76,295
Posted By Draco

Having flown at all of the schools mentioned, and...

Having flown at all of the schools mentioned, and with most of the instructors/examiners too, this all makes interesting reading!

Steve's postings indicate that there must have been many changes...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2002, 06:02
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Draco

A google search shows the following ...

A google search shows the following

http://www.northumbriaheli.flyer.co.uk/First.htm

I don't know anything about them.

You could give bob or pat a call at sherburn. They'll know who may...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2002, 19:11
Replies: 12
Views: 2,575
Posted By Draco

Arrow Anyone here guilty of involvement? Capn...

Anyone here guilty of involvement? Capn Notarious?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2002, 21:38
Replies: 267
Views: 37,819
Posted By Draco

a well-known british pilot and instructor tells a...

a well-known british pilot and instructor tells a great story about ditching following and engine failure...

the bags inflate.....

the heli sits there happily while the nearest destroyer...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2002, 14:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
Posted By Draco

Crab said - And Bond managed to recover only...

Crab said - And Bond managed to recover only using cyclic - if the woman in charge flys helicopters it wouldn't have been too difficult to show him flying it properly would it?


In the second...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2002, 10:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
Posted By Draco

James Bond Helicopter Stunt

Would the pilot who did the stunt with the NOTAR on the latest James Bond film please step forward for the awards ceremony....

for those of you who haven't seen the film yet, a NOTAR (I'm not...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2002, 12:12
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Draco

amazing what you can find. I suggest that...

amazing what you can find.

I suggest that you do a google search. Here's an example

http://www.geocities.com/nedu537/helihunt/

there is even a bibliography at the back which should help
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2002, 11:02
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By Draco

Couldn't get the video, but did look at the site....

Couldn't get the video, but did look at the site.

Blenderpilot - what exactly were you looking for when you found this??:eek:
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2002, 10:06
Replies: 325
Views: 48,995
Posted By Draco

Perhaps they should let the taxpayers who have...

Perhaps they should let the taxpayers who have paid for them (ie ourselves) lookafter them for the next few years.... I am sure that we can find some use for them!;)
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