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17th Jul 2018, 17:12
Replies: 29
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Posted By ken knight

Went into Aberdeen this afternoon to this,...

Went into Aberdeen this afternoon to this, brilliant film, great flying and filming. Nice to hear the veterans who flew telling some experiences I had not heard before on TV documentaries.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2018, 17:58
Replies: 180
Views: 123,812
Posted By ken knight

I was walking around Alnwick last night about 5pm...

I was walking around Alnwick last night about 5pm when a 225 circled around. Red paint scheme with silver flashes (Bond/Babcock) ?. Disappeared from sight wondered if it went into Bulmer? Driving to...
9th Dec 2017, 15:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3,160
Posted By ken knight

Hi Fred's Grand-daughter. I remember Fred...

Hi Fred's Grand-daughter.
I remember Fred coming to Redhill in 1970 with the 206 from Stapleford when it required deeper maintenance. The engineer was Mike Johnson. I think it must have 1972-73 that...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2017, 11:46
Replies: 69
Views: 14,840
Posted By ken knight

Wessex 60

Back in 1970 Garth Parfitt (Horse) appeared in the hanger at Bristow Redhill. I knew him on 78 squadron in Sharjah. He told me he was there to do a WX 60 Conversion and was being seconded to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2016, 07:03
Replies: 4
Views: 2,202
Posted By ken knight

As Phil said what you done anything recently. ...

As Phil said what you done anything recently.
What type of blades are they?
Going back more years than I care to remember when we had the old style blades with the long tip caps fitted rather than...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2014, 16:09
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Little Known Operation

If memory serves me there was an earlier operation at H-West.
There was an S58T based there in the late 70's. Don Hutchins (Chiefy, ex RAF) was the engineer. Travel to H-West was by Peters Aviation...
5th Feb 2014, 19:56
Replies: 721
Views: 252,095
Posted By ken knight

donkey derby

Remember it well. The locals came round the day before I think to negotiate the hire of their "steed". Tthe race or races were held on Boxing Day. There is a previous post with a pic of a 78 Squadron...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2013, 20:59
Replies: 241
Views: 86,975
Posted By ken knight

BAH RESCUE

The picture in the previous post is the one I was referring to, not BIH as I stated but BAH.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2013, 07:34
Replies: 241
Views: 86,975
Posted By ken knight

BIH Rescue

This may not be what you are actually looking for but I seem to remember that BIH carried out a rescue just off the coast here at Balmedie or Blackdog many moons ago. If memory serves a picture...
15th Sep 2012, 17:14
Replies: 721
Views: 252,095
Posted By ken knight

Caledonian

I was on "78" from Dec 67 - Jan 69. We did a combined excersise with the Army and Navy. The SAS arrived with their landrovers from the back of an Argosy and disappeared then the army arrived on the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2010, 12:54
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Yes, I remember your Dad and some of the other...

Yes, I remember your Dad and some of the other guys who came across from Malaysia in the early 70's, cannot put any names to them now except I do remember Singam. If I recall he was on the same shift...
25th Nov 2010, 12:44
Replies: 7
Views: 3,595
Posted By ken knight

Helicopter at Redhill

I remember this machine hovering across the airfield at Redhill when I worked at Bristow Redhill in the 1970/71 years and before I moved to Aberdeen late 1971. If I remember it went on fire during...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2010, 12:45
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Not seen much posted on this thread recently so...

Not seen much posted on this thread recently so here are one or two pics of aircraft that passed through Aberdeen heavies over the years or have visited. Any corrections to the info given...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2010, 10:22
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Sabine Pass

There are some pics posted by me some time ago of all the ops on the Gulf coast, mainly machines at Sabine. Look at posts by me to see them, if there is a problem let me know and I will repost.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2010, 12:27
Replies: 5
Views: 2,218
Posted By ken knight

Is this another area of the vertical stabilizer...

Is this another area of the vertical stabilizer or is the repair and beefup previously incorporated in this area cracking now?. Having been involved in helicopter vibration for more years than I care...
9th Jul 2010, 11:50
Replies: 59
Views: 24,002
Posted By ken knight

UK-Singapore trooping flights.

Amazing what you keep in a box in the loft but I discovered this and thought I would put it on here.
I was on 58 Squadron, Canberra PR7's at RAF Wyton and in 1966 we were detached to Tengha,...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2010, 07:48
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Names From The Past

I was sorry to hear about Stewart McKilligin, he was a great guy. He was based in the early days here at Aberdeen. Kedge Good, a real gent, as I recall wore a cravat most if not all of the time while...
12th Jun 2010, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 8,180
Posted By ken knight

A Few Pics

Merlin at Elvington
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy348/balmedie3169/78%20Squadron%20Reunion/CNV00019.jpg?t=1276361495

Start of the Act of Remembrance...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2010, 13:14
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Any Information

I have been contacted by the daughter of Peter John Faid, a pilot I knew during his service with 78 Squadron in Sharjah, 1968. She is trying to find out more about his flying career.
I believe he...
4th Jun 2010, 18:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,239
Posted By ken knight

Good Old Fred

Hi,
I remember Fred when he was flying the 206 out of Stapleford Tawney in 1970 and he used to bring it to Redhill every so often for a service. Mike Johnston was the engineer. Fred then flew S61's...
29th May 2010, 15:06
Replies: 721
Views: 252,095
Posted By ken knight

Peter Faid

Emma,
Check your personal messages.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2010, 11:20
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Ex Iran 212's

Sorry for blurr but these shots were taken at night while the remaining 212's were being loaded into the CL44 in Dubia.
Bill Petrie had sent myself and Davie Foote out to do some work on the 212's...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd May 2010, 15:26
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Another S61 Picture

This was an S61 which was given the once over and a respray at Aberdeen after the Americans took over as can be seen by the logo on the side. The registration of this one this was G-BXSN which was...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2010, 05:46
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

last pic 1403

Is that a very young Jimmy Peebles sitting at the back?
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2010, 15:50
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,134,987
Posted By ken knight

Tiger Fly Past

There is also a pic of the same flight doing an offshore flypast.
If memory serves it was the Chinese that were under training.
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