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Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 12:56
Replies: 28
Views: 5,204
Posted By Special 25

I think you'll find most 225 pilots would still...

I think you'll find most 225 pilots would still fly it - Aerial work, passenger work, VIP.

Its still probably the best aircraft out there!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Sep 2019, 19:46
Replies: 69
Views: 43,382
Posted By Special 25

Helicrazy - Everything you write seems to be...

Helicrazy - Everything you write seems to be negative. Below is your quote from another thread earlier this week

The biggest crisis in this industry is the one being ignored - the lack of pilots,...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 20:37
Replies: 69
Views: 43,382
Posted By Special 25

As Variable Load says above, there are actually...

As Variable Load says above, there are actually two schemes. Well three I think

A CPL sponsorship which does require a PPL(H) to apply - So its a small sponsorship from the PPL to the CPL for...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2017, 06:09
Replies: 14
Views: 3,947
Posted By Special 25

Agree with all of the above - The Triggered...

Agree with all of the above - The Triggered Lightning screens do make for very 'dynamic' planning, hence you might find your flight can be cancelled and another not too far away could still be...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2017, 18:47
Replies: 34
Views: 13,535
Posted By Special 25

According to the Daily Mirror "A military...

According to the Daily Mirror

"A military source said: “These helicopters are extremely agile and quick - with the ability to get into smaller spaces, travel in-between high buildings with...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2017, 19:51
Replies: 1,867
Views: 1,128,086
Posted By Special 25

I understand that unlike the Sea Marshall which...

I understand that unlike the Sea Marshall which is just a basic PLB (local reception), modern aircrew PLB's all transmit direct to satellite with a GPS position. The COSPAS - SARSAT system will...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2016, 16:17
Replies: 355
Views: 194,327
Posted By Special 25

And that is where you have Lies ........... Damn...

And that is where you have Lies ........... Damn Lies ............... And Statistics.

The EC225 / H225 hasn't had 6 incidents, although I'm sure the press would have you believe that.

The 225...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2016, 10:13
Replies: 862
Views: 738,818
Posted By Special 25

Companies with leasing agreements with CHC must...

Companies with leasing agreements with CHC must be concerned that bills are never going to get paid.

How will they continue (in the UK) with companies leasing hangars, survival suits,...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2016, 18:36
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,480,170
Posted By Special 25

Would it be fair to say that the aircraft was...

Would it be fair to say that the aircraft was just at top of descent, about to make its final approach into the airfield. This is assuming that the crew had made any control input at all that might...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2016, 05:44
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,480,170
Posted By Special 25

".......the fact that Bristow has suspended 225...

".......the fact that Bristow has suspended 225 flights would make one believe that it is NOT maintenance related on CHCs behalf. Why would they park millions of dollars worth of aircraft if they...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2016, 05:44
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,480,170
Posted By Special 25

"What about the 332 and 725?" I think...

"What about the 332 and 725?"


I think that AH statement on Friday only referred to the H225. Not sure if there was a later one.

The SIN does seem very unequivocal. But leaving aside...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2016, 11:51
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,480,170
Posted By Special 25

Various reports state (and I can't swear to the...

Various reports state (and I can't swear to the accuracy, but I think I've seen it enough that it is confirmed) that the gearbox was changed on January 17th and the rotorhead on March 27th - 2 days...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2016, 08:24
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,480,170
Posted By Special 25

There are a number of single point failures on...

There are a number of single point failures on all helicopters - I would say that they are always well 'over-engineered' but the gearbox / rotorhead mounting design of the Puma family has always...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2016, 05:55
Replies: 862
Views: 738,818
Posted By Special 25

Ah, at last. A well thought out and accurate...

Ah, at last. A well thought out and accurate post. Thank you Rotor Rooter for laying things down clearly and accurately.

The comments on this forum were driving me to distraction with...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2015, 17:48
Replies: 20
Views: 12,155
Posted By Special 25

Do Babcock own the International Bond operations...

Do Babcock own the International Bond operations as well? Cant see them tolerating weak margins, parked aircraft and unprofitable contracts. Not known for building market share at any cost -...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2015, 08:10
Replies: 617
Views: 142,888
Posted By Special 25

There seems to be a surprising focus on the...

There seems to be a surprising focus on the failure to make a successful auto following double engine failure. Perhaps this is due to the report which states that the reason for unsuccessful...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2014, 18:14
Replies: 877
Views: 413,976
Posted By Special 25

I accept all your comments. Good to hear...

I accept all your comments.

Good to hear that this was a two crew operation in an excellent aircraft. The Bournemouth accident was really being used as the source of the CAA review material. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2014, 06:53
Replies: 877
Views: 413,976
Posted By Special 25

Passenger now confirmed as Lord Ballyedmond. ...

Passenger now confirmed as Lord Ballyedmond.

After the 2004 crash of an A109 at Bournemouth in 2004, the CAA produced the following recommendations.

We still have too many Night VFR VIP...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2013, 04:48
Replies: 48
Views: 26,644
Posted By Special 25

It does seem that ditching a helicopter is the...

It does seem that ditching a helicopter is the ultimate sin .....

2 controlled ditchings in an EC225 and the entire fleet is grounded

6 (at least) 'Land Immediately's' in an S92 and the fact...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2013, 05:57
Replies: 95
Views: 12,653
Posted By Special 25

Lets not get bogged down in lottery statistics. ...

Lets not get bogged down in lottery statistics.

What did stand out for me is that of the 12 fatal accidents, half were in the early 80's, on types that we no longer operate - Bell 212, Wessex,...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2013, 07:38
Replies: 95
Views: 12,653
Posted By Special 25

It seems we are all speculating on what causes...

It seems we are all speculating on what causes accidents in the North Sea, but not actually looking at a factual list. Below is a list drawn from the AAIB investigations, but not a definitive list....
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2013, 05:37
Replies: 197
Views: 56,096
Posted By Special 25

Night Approaches offshore - Still the biggest...

Night Approaches offshore - Still the biggest cause of accidents in the North Sea

Gearbox Monitoring and Maintenance

Getting some 'Controlled' Airspace at long last
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2013, 06:06
Replies: 2,512
Views: 764,457
Posted By Special 25

Is a Night Approach considered a NPA?? ...

Is a Night Approach considered a NPA?? Certainly, when you look at CFIT in the offshore world, Night Approach, ARA and now an onshore Non Precision Approach are all incidents with similar hallmarks.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2013, 13:22
Replies: 2,512
Views: 764,457
Posted By Special 25

I would say that historically, this is not the...

I would say that historically, this is not the case. An aircraft with 20+ years of flying experience would not normally be grounded following an accident, unless there was some clear mechanical...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2013, 19:36
Replies: 2,512
Views: 764,457
Posted By Special 25

Bearing in mind, the current crop of CAE...

Bearing in mind, the current crop of CAE instructors include at least 4 ex Bristow Captains, either retired or surplus to requirements. JB, GT, GF (on and off - Not sure??) and CC, one of the most...
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