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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2020, 00:28
Replies: 654
Views: 693,030
Posted By tigerfish

Totally support the mods on this one. Whilst I...

Totally support the mods on this one. Whilst I agree that PPrune is a rumour network, there simply has to be an element of experienced professional helicopter pilot input. Recent posts have not...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 15:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By tigerfish

UK Pumas were totally rebuilt about 8-10 years...

UK Pumas were totally rebuilt about 8-10 years ago. New engines new transmission and re engineered flight panels. Effectively re life'd I believe. They were renamed Puma 2. Not aware of current...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2019, 00:13
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

NPAS has been the the greatest disaster since the...

NPAS has been the the greatest disaster since the flood! By 2008 UK Police Aviation was the best and most advanced in the world. Then came along the Chief of Liverpool, Hogan How, who suggested that...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2019, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By tigerfish

I have been out of touch for a while, with other...

I have been out of touch for a while, with other issues, so might have missed it, but has the report into the Crash of the Leicester City FC owners A169 been published yet? Obviously the direct...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2019, 11:13
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

Consider this! In 2008 the UK had one of the...

Consider this! In 2008 the UK had one of the best Police Air support systems in the World. From memory 33 Helicopters operating from 27 bases provided excellent and efficient coverage over most of...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2019, 10:02
Replies: 206
Views: 127,130
Posted By tigerfish

GC47G Sadly I cannot remember the detail now....

GC47G Sadly I cannot remember the detail now. Its over 20 years since I retired. Our practise re overnight refuelling was this. We had a large capacity mobile bowser at the unit. It was powered by...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 16:52
Replies: 206
Views: 127,130
Posted By tigerfish

DB, HC has quite properly corrected me, and I...

DB,
HC has quite properly corrected me, and I am sorry for having doubted you. I only saw an abridged version of the report and that key bit of information was missing. Nevertheless I remain...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 11:27
Replies: 206
Views: 127,130
Posted By tigerfish

DB, I think that you mis understand me! Firstly...

DB, I think that you mis understand me! Firstly I was in direct control of a Police Air Unit for quite some time, so I do understand Police Air Ops. My comments fall under two main area's firstly...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 00:47
Replies: 206
Views: 127,130
Posted By tigerfish

That is the bit that I really want to hear. What...

That is the bit that I really want to hear. What were my colleagues saying their control room in the last minutes of that flight? Why had that flight been stretched to such a last few gasps of their...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2019, 00:50
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

This is and always was going to be a Disaster! ...

This is and always was going to be a Disaster!

Like several others, I was a middle ranking Police Officer, totally convinced and devoted to the proper development of Police Air support. The star...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2019, 00:48
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

It was always going to be thus! You simply cannot...

It was always going to be thus! You simply cannot reduce both the fleet and the bases by over a third, AND get rid of all the enthusiastic and dedicated crews that formed the basic framework of UK...
21st Jan 2019, 00:46
Replies: 19
Views: 3,471
Posted By tigerfish

A really great actor of his day , and actually...

A really great actor of his day , and actually quite perceptive in his portrayal. I fear that the dreadful PC brigade will never understand what they have destroyed! Windsor, You will never be...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2019, 00:34
Replies: 65
Views: 39,778
Posted By tigerfish

Hedski, You raise number of issues that do need...

Hedski,
You raise number of issues that do need to be examined !

TF
6th Jan 2019, 00:40
Replies: 39
Views: 5,894
Posted By tigerfish

Just going back to basic impressions, Tora Tora...

Just going back to basic impressions, Tora Tora Tora was light years in front of Pearl Harbour!

TTT at least tried to stick with the truth, using whatever hardware that was available to them at...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2019, 11:39
Replies: 1
Views: 1,641
Posted By tigerfish

A very happy New Year to my friends at Mechanic's...

A very happy New Year to my friends at Mechanic's bay.. You won't remember me now, but in 2001 you hosted me for a couple of days, flying me around your patch, and later took me out on one of your...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2018, 15:21
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

Total Agreement there ShyTorque, indeed if I were...

Total Agreement there ShyTorque, indeed if I were still running the show (In my Force Area) I would have insisted that the deployment of the drone or the main aviation asset was a matter for the Unit...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2018, 01:09
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

NPAS was merely a Governmental programme to run...

NPAS was merely a Governmental programme to run down UK Policing, which they believed at the time was unnecessary expenditure, and in a modern society was no longer required. We were at peace with...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2018, 00:52
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

ShyTorque! Sorry Pardon! As your post arrived...

ShyTorque! Sorry Pardon! As your post arrived immediately after mine about the Filton Unit, I assumed (Obviously wrongly) that you were talking about that- my old unit at Filton! Wires obviously...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2018, 18:07
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

ShyTorque, As I live only half a mile from there,...

ShyTorque, As I live only half a mile from there, I can assure you that the base has been fully operational for just about the whole of December. I think that the last of my original crew of...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2018, 14:31
Replies: 151
Views: 91,932
Posted By tigerfish

The brand new new "Joint facility" for the NPAS...

The brand new new "Joint facility" for the NPAS Aircraft and The Great Western Air Ambulance unit was completed recently and went live during December. Their previous facilities on the now defunct...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2018, 00:37
Replies: 150
Views: 11,842
Posted By tigerfish

Sadly TC, as so often is the case, this forum has...

Sadly TC, as so often is the case, this forum has been invaded by many armchair flyers who have no idea about actual operational Air operations . Best leave to their playtime air ops games!

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2018, 01:07
Replies: 617
Views: 138,193
Posted By tigerfish

But why, when already low on fuel, did the A/C...

But why, when already low on fuel, did the A/C divert over the accident area? What can the Police Control room tapes reveal? Police Air Ops, was my area of responsibility, and I have to say that...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2018, 00:54
Replies: 1,174
Views: 547,906
Posted By tigerfish

Why all this pointless armchair...

Why all this pointless armchair speculation/discussion? The only authoritative body here is the AAIB. Why not wait for their report! I suspect there are many who are seeking to say
"I told you...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2018, 00:44
Replies: 617
Views: 138,193
Posted By tigerfish

So why is my question about the reason for...

So why is my question about the reason for deviation of the RTB into a hover over the Pub being ignored? What instructions to the crew regarding that instruction were given? And did the crew point...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2018, 00:37
Replies: 617
Views: 138,193
Posted By tigerfish

But why that final Recce on route back to base? ...

But why that final Recce on route back to base? What Instructions had been given from Control? That is why I am asking why were Police C/R communications during that time not explored?

TF
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