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Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 06:19
Replies: 15
Views: 3,831
Posted By jimf671

UKSARH figure for the first four years was just...

UKSARH figure for the first four years was just over £78000, so exactly the same. There are differences of course, such as in the UK you got NVIS operation, winching of SAR partners' stretcher, more...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2021, 13:25
Replies: 15
Views: 3,831
Posted By jimf671

I have already encouraged too much unseemly...

I have already encouraged too much unseemly thread drift.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2021, 16:33
Replies: 15
Views: 3,831
Posted By jimf671

Chickens are currently coming home to roost with...

Chickens are currently coming home to roost with the MCA's 10-base solution. The 10-base solution document was written 12 days before the Contract Notice was published, that being a period when a lot...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2021, 00:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,831
Posted By jimf671

3? 3? Really? It would be...

3?

3?

Really?

It would be interesting to see the stats that support that as a solution. I suppose if you are a tight git in one of the richest countries in the world you can just forget...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2021, 04:51
Replies: 165
Views: 40,253
Posted By jimf671

British helicopters are temperate zone naval...

British helicopters are temperate zone naval weapons.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2021, 01:14
Replies: 62
Views: 14,506
Posted By jimf671

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ingenuity-heli...

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ingenuity-helicopter-flying-mars-perseverance-nasa?
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2021, 21:29
Replies: 2,024
Views: 1,227,397
Posted By jimf671

A not widely understood factor that looms very...

A not widely understood factor that looms very large over every activity moving toward NVIS implementation, especially those like SAR having significant regulatory alleviations.

With that factor...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2021, 15:45
Replies: 5
Views: 3,104
Posted By jimf671

So definitely a European fake? :E

So definitely a European fake? :E
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2021, 18:30
Replies: 2,024
Views: 1,227,397
Posted By jimf671

I have had a look at the mapping aspects of this...

I have had a look at the mapping aspects of this matter.

OSI land mapping, of the kind one would expect for land SAR, does NOT include Black Rock. The nearest sheet stops at the western tip of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2021, 18:03
Replies: 58
Views: 4,522
Posted By jimf671

Just back from a meeting about MR and a bit about...

Just back from a meeting about MR and a bit about helicopters and there is a calendar waiting for me on the mat! Need that to cheer me up this week Ned. Thank you.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2021, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 3,432
Posted By jimf671

A sad loss of experience and wisdom.

A sad loss of experience and wisdom.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2021, 00:54
Replies: 58
Views: 15,312
Posted By jimf671

Download update. GOV.IE Update, 2021-08-09...

Download update.
GOV.IE Update, 2021-08-09 (https://assets.gov.ie/181230/03074dcf-3d61-46fb-aa64-b2945211038c.pdf)
If your so #e<&in rich then it might be time to spend proper money on keeping your...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2021, 16:20
Replies: 58
Views: 4,522
Posted By jimf671

What a great piece of work Ned. This year...

What a great piece of work Ned.

This year there have been some busy times for some teams in Scottish Mountain Rescue as COVID-19 restrictions eased and people got back out there but unfit after...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2021, 15:06
Replies: 68
Views: 11,483
Posted By jimf671

Year after year we sit in ICAR Air Commission...

Year after year we sit in ICAR Air Commission meetings saying we have to do something about HEC accidents and year after year some territories tell us how the end of the world will come if they have...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2021, 13:33
Replies: 140
Views: 41,236
Posted By jimf671

In that case it becomes more interesting to...

In that case it becomes more interesting to observe whether, with 3 bidders still in the game for the helicopter lots, there will be a down-seletion in November-ish. Invitation to Submit Final Tender...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2021, 15:08
Replies: 140
Views: 41,236
Posted By jimf671

My estimate of the programme timeline expects...

My estimate of the programme timeline expects "Deadline for Submission of Initial Tenders" about now and the "Shortlisting for Participation in Negotiation" about 6 to 8 weeks hence. So I expect this...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2021, 19:00
Replies: 68
Views: 11,483
Posted By jimf671

Quite. This is nuts compared to the utility...

Quite.

This is nuts compared to the utility stuff I have been involved in as the ground guy with Bond/PLM-PDG/Specialist on a variety of jobs in the Highlands across the last 35 years. I cannot...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 14:04
Replies: 165
Views: 40,253
Posted By jimf671

Yes. Flagpole-foward on the side of a vehicle. ...

Yes. Flagpole-foward on the side of a vehicle. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2021, 19:30
Replies: 58
Views: 15,312
Posted By jimf671

"The helicopter element will include night vision...

"The helicopter element will include night vision capability from the outset." :ok:

"The cost of the existing contract is in the region of €60m a year. The analysis concludes that the estimated...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2021, 19:05
Replies: 72
Views: 9,212
Posted By jimf671

Masterpiece!

Masterpiece!
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 21:46
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jimf671

Yes, I'm sure we'd never have guessed, Crab!...

Yes, I'm sure we'd never have guessed, Crab! Thanks for that update from the front line of inter-service rivalry. :rolleyes:

Returning to the Irish question, is it just coincidence that the Air...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 20:26
Replies: 140
Views: 41,236
Posted By jimf671

Airbus Helicopters UK LTD Only bidding for the...

Airbus Helicopters UK LTD
Only bidding for the whole thing (Lot 4). Do we take from this that such a big outfit is only interested in a contract of sufficient size to extract a decent amount of...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 23:14
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jimf671

Equatorial bunkum to us in the sub-arctic...

Equatorial bunkum to us in the sub-arctic environment. :cool:

57N
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 22:54
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jimf671

[Removes gloves.] If I were doing MR in...

[Removes gloves.]

If I were doing MR in Ireland, I think my priorities would be rather different from those that have recently been highlighted.

Something like:
1. Sack all the muppets who...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 00:12
Replies: 72
Views: 9,212
Posted By jimf671

SCOTLAND SAS Air Wing (GAMA Aviation) ...

SCOTLAND

SAS Air Wing (GAMA Aviation)
Registration: G-GMAH
Serial no.: 20289 Aircraft type: MBB-BK 117 D-2
Registration: G-GSAS
Serial no.: 20290 Aircraft type: MBB-BK 117 D-2
Registration:...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2021, 17:43
Replies: 58
Views: 15,312
Posted By jimf671

:ok: Where's the 'Like' button we...

:ok:


Where's the 'Like' button we ordered? :cool:
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2021, 10:12
Replies: 140
Views: 41,236
Posted By jimf671

Top of my very short suspect list.

Top of my very short suspect list.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2021, 12:00
Replies: 140
Views: 41,236
Posted By jimf671

In spite of vast temptation for cynicism it...

In spite of vast temptation for cynicism it should be recognised that Serco have been doing rotary aviation stuff since they were created out of RCA Service Division UK in the late 80s.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2021, 15:09
Replies: 140
Views: 41,236
Posted By jimf671

Based on the plan for notification and the period...

Based on the plan for notification and the period of the delay at the start of the year, notification of the selection decision to candidates might be tomorrow(-ish).

No updates on the webpage.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2021, 16:29
Replies: 16
Views: 4,547
Posted By jimf671

This is what went out from Bristow in 2014. ...

This is what went out from Bristow in 2014.
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Minimum experience and qualifications:
3 months’ previous experience on a dedicated SAR unit as a Winchman on...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2021, 23:51
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,121
Posted By jimf671

One the other hand, it is the best ride out...

One the other hand, it is the best ride out there. Always my favourite way home. Smoother than all the rest, with those big escape windows, jettisonable big doors, good run-dry spec, good flotation...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2021, 17:48
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,121
Posted By jimf671

Resonance is an interesting one. One could have...

Resonance is an interesting one. One could have different aircraft seeing different levels of risk based on random variations through acceptable tolerance in avionics settings, engine set-up, gear...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2021, 15:03
Replies: 1,950
Views: 1,526,121
Posted By jimf671

Has anyone considered the resulting stresses from...

Has anyone considered the resulting stresses from combining the bearing and gear components? When one designs a gear one is principally concerned about the tooth bending stress and the contact stress...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2021, 16:55
Replies: 56
Views: 12,691
Posted By jimf671

Although the situation is, in many respects,...

Although the situation is, in many respects, quite different in Scotland, there is fund-raising to pay for operating Helimed 76 and 79 even though they operate as part of the SAS Air Wing fleet. It...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2021, 22:28
Replies: 20
Views: 9,029
Posted By jimf671

Not expected.

Not expected.
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