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Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2022, 04:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tickle

He really needed that drink right after it...

He really needed that drink right after it happened because he was gonna cop it.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 04:46
Replies: 171
Views: 51,743
Posted By Tickle

Some more accounts of what happened, mentioning...

Some more accounts of what happened, mentioning ground staff activity, both doors and a theory as to why he went back:


...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2022, 03:17
Replies: 171
Views: 51,743
Posted By Tickle

It's said that no safety instructions were given...

It's said that no safety instructions were given to the pax upon landing and they exited the 407 by themselves. None had reached the lounge when it happened. The deceased went to the rear of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 03:00
Replies: 15
Views: 3,204
Posted By Tickle

25-29 seconds looks like a very characteristic...

25-29 seconds looks like a very characteristic orbiting helicopter shot. I don't recall seeing much of that from drones.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2022, 10:33
Replies: 33
Views: 8,054
Posted By Tickle

Quite a sad surprise on the news today, it was...

Quite a sad surprise on the news today, it was shown to be a LongRanger. The 7 News chopper was operating nearby and saw smoke coming up from a treeline, went over and discovered the wreckage freshly...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 03:20
Replies: 26
Views: 4,721
Posted By Tickle

1986 UK Chinook Disaster Mini-Documentary

Saw this new video come up on YouTube yesterday:

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I had never heard of this accident before, pretty shocking. Did this discourage more civilian operators from using Chinooks?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2022, 04:41
Replies: 0
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tickle

R44 down in Echuca VIC 26 June 2022

https://www.riverineherald.com.au/police-court/helicopter-crash-in-echuca/

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x400/1656218461_9f521130785a4e299116a6dfdd46214fdfd74390.jpeg
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2022, 03:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tickle

There's a tilt-rotor design in the video too, at...

There's a tilt-rotor design in the video too, at the left, right at the end.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2022, 02:36
Replies: 24
Views: 4,130
Posted By Tickle

Might be a Scout and / or Wasp too, seen videos...

Might be a Scout and / or Wasp too, seen videos of them on display.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2022, 01:22
Replies: 54
Views: 12,721
Posted By Tickle

Helicopter missing - Mt Disappointment VIC (AU)

Hoping for a good outcome. Anyone know any more?


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Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2022, 01:55
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By Tickle

Very nice, looks nasty. Quite a beefy tail rotor.

Very nice, looks nasty. Quite a beefy tail rotor.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2022, 02:10
Replies: 26
Views: 5,745
Posted By Tickle

I'm not surprised at all, congrats to them for...

I'm not surprised at all, congrats to them for such a long-running airframe. And effectively it's the end of their commercial / medium product line from what I can see. Maybe they have something...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2022, 00:41
Replies: 28
Views: 7,107
Posted By Tickle

It's gone!

It's gone!
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2022, 00:40
Replies: 6
Views: 4,216
Posted By Tickle

That's sad to hear. I went to primary school...

That's sad to hear. I went to primary school with someone related to them. We used to spend quite a bit of time down at the old pontoon helipad on the Yarra.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2022, 00:38
Replies: 1
Views: 1,091
Posted By Tickle

Link: Avia Press Associates...

Link: Avia Press Associates (http://aviapress.co.uk/)
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2021, 01:46
Replies: 17
Views: 5,181
Posted By Tickle

VicPol's AW139s do it from time to time here in...

VicPol's AW139s do it from time to time here in Melbourne. It's a good way to train yourself to use your peripheral vision to track something.

There's also a twin-engine turboprop which does it...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2021, 05:51
Replies: 29
Views: 5,412
Posted By Tickle

Skids on a Sikorsky

I realised the other day that Sikorsky don't seem to do skids so I got curious and modified this S76 photo.

I'm no engineer so not sure if the struts are in the right places, but how do S76...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2021, 11:37
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By Tickle

Update: Daphne has a new home and looks like she...

Update: Daphne has a new home and looks like she will be restored to police livery!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XjLA7-rN8w
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2021, 02:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,770
Posted By Tickle

Love Only Fools & Horses!

Love Only Fools & Horses!
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2021, 03:12
Replies: 552
Views: 139,216
Posted By Tickle

There's three black supports coming out from...

There's three black supports coming out from under the cowling, one going towards the front. Hard to see but it's there. Feels like there should be another two coming out to the front door pillars.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2021, 03:03
Replies: 25
Views: 4,752
Posted By Tickle

What is that a reference to?

What is that a reference to?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2021, 03:01
Replies: 292
Views: 88,806
Posted By Tickle

This was a powerful read, from a medic on the...

This was a powerful read, from a medic on the Victoria Police Air Wing:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2021, 05:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By Tickle

Thanks for sharing those photos, John. Sure...

Thanks for sharing those photos, John. Sure brings backs good memories! No wonder I remember seeing nice photos of LUI in front of the Rialto Towers, since it was owned by Grollo who's company...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2021, 03:13
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By Tickle

Happy 50th to the A109. I used to think Airwolf...

Happy 50th to the A109. I used to think Airwolf was built from an A109 when I was a little kid, I didn't know about the 222 at that time.

Kestrel had a maroon and gold (from memory) A109...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2021, 02:32
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By Tickle

VH-PVF - First VicPol Dauphin found

We knew it got sold off to a private buyer but it wasn't scrapped and has resurfaced in the news. Hope it can go to the museum or mounted on a pole out the front of the academy.
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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2021, 02:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By Tickle

Definitely. And it's astounding how quiet its...

Definitely. And it's astounding how quiet its little EC120 sibling is also. I like to think I can hear any helicopter from far away but many times the EC120 has not been obvious until almost...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2021, 02:48
Replies: 23
Views: 8,217
Posted By Tickle

Sad news. Made me think of the Squirrel with...

Sad news.

Made me think of the Squirrel with the tangled bucket lines from Sep 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvIvPm4-5A
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2021, 03:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,808
Posted By Tickle

I remember being a little boy in the 1980s and...

I remember being a little boy in the 1980s and being excited about the Bell 400 TwinRanger prototype, what seemed to be the next evolution of the iconic JetRanger. Then I moved away from the big...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2021, 01:51
Replies: 7
Views: 3,079
Posted By Tickle

The scene with the blades slowly rotating over...

The scene with the blades slowly rotating over the guy's head with an inch to spare is quite frightening.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2021, 00:28
Replies: 64
Views: 16,349
Posted By Tickle

Thanks for sharing, didn't know they were doing...

Thanks for sharing, didn't know they were doing this. Proud to be a helicopter fan today!
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2020, 00:58
Replies: 552
Views: 139,216
Posted By Tickle

Sounds like Hughes with the 369, selling all...

Sounds like Hughes with the 369, selling all those under-priced OH-6s with the hope of turning profit on the commercial 500 version.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2020, 00:29
Replies: 20
Views: 6,133
Posted By Tickle

Definitely looks like a 212. ...

Definitely looks like a 212.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1000x499/212_c16716c09880723e4397e062822bd2371e1582d4.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2020, 01:19
Replies: 35
Views: 12,299
Posted By Tickle

The second video classed it as a "hard...

The second video classed it as a "hard landing"!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2020, 01:48
Replies: 7
Views: 3,286
Posted By Tickle

Ohio - EMS BK-117 accident video - no injuries

No one knew about the fence being there and it was obscured by tall grass. Is all grass usually kept quite low at airfields to avoid this kind of problem?
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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 02:10
Replies: 1
Views: 2,107
Posted By Tickle

https://d3lcr32v2pp4l1.cloudfront.net/Pictures/780...

https://d3lcr32v2pp4l1.cloudfront.net/Pictures/780xany/6/9/3/73693_mi171a3rigcrussianhelicopters_71598.jpg
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