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Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2019, 21:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,227
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I knew Dave well in the RN & first met him in 705...

I knew Dave well in the RN & first met him in 705 Squadron at Culdrose. Later in 1977 he endorsed me on the Bolkow 105 in North Scottish at Longside. From there he joined Bristow & we often met up at...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2019, 01:29
Replies: 53
Views: 18,041
Posted By Nigel Osborn

In the 70s we lived on the Forties Field using a...

In the 70s we lived on the Forties Field using a Bolkow for mainly inter platform changing. The rigs are similar & at night or in poor weather it was hard to see the platform. The Doppler often would...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2019, 19:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By Nigel Osborn

In Borneo we used a Malayan 10 cent coin when the...

In Borneo we used a Malayan 10 cent coin when the starter safety disc blew. Before starting the engine we had to turn the crank handle 72 times for 1 engine revolution to make sure the lower...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2018, 23:10
Replies: 186
Views: 42,107
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Georg1na. The Indonesians had some P51 &...

Georg1na.
The Indonesians had some P51 & Mitchel bombers. Being petrol engined & not turbine engined, the RAF & RAAF fighters only had heat seeking missiles designed to shoot down jet engined...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2018, 20:15
Replies: 186
Views: 42,107
Posted By Nigel Osborn

You have been dreaming! We didn't have the means...

You have been dreaming! We didn't have the means to attack a P51 plus it was a fair bit faster than our 90 kt cruise, so chasing a P51 was not an option! On 2 occasions near the border, I had a P51...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2018, 07:21
Replies: 20
Views: 5,174
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Skippy the kangaroo landed the helicopter when...

Skippy the kangaroo landed the helicopter when the pilot, Tony Bonner, passed out!
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2018, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Cleared some space in my box!

Cleared some space in my box!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2018, 13:07
Replies: 15
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Could you give me a clue to who you are in case I...

Could you give me a clue to who you are in case I do know you, a message maybe?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2018, 13:03
Replies: 15
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Hi Bob, Good to see you're still around! Not in...

Hi Bob,
Good to see you're still around! Not in Bankstown now I guess! Doug was killed in a little home built near the Gold Coast which is where I last saw him several years ago. Are Jim H & Gordon...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2018, 04:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Manky I can't be the oldest, I hope! Before...

Manky
I can't be the oldest, I hope!
Before Airfast, it was Helicopter Utilities but when bryce bought some turbine helicopters, he changed the name to Airfast as it sounded more upmarket! Before...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Aug 2018, 20:26
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,202,311
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Hi Matthew, yes he was a good bloke & extremely...

Hi Matthew, yes he was a good bloke & extremely brave the way he handled the great pain he was obviously suffering. Before we put him on a stretcher to carry him to the helicopter, he calmly...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2018, 06:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Manky, will they give us a ticket to BC!

Manky, will they give us a ticket to BC!
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 21:46
Replies: 20
Views: 2,826
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news about...

Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news about John. I met him in 1966/67 when he was a young Royal Marine student in 707 doing his Wessex 5 conversion at Culdrose. Like most students he had to...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2018, 19:44
Replies: 20
Views: 2,826
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Sad news about John passing away. He seemed so...

Sad news about John passing away. He seemed so positive he was in control of his cancer but I guess it can creep up on you. He was a Royal Marine student in 707 Squadron on the Wessex 5 in 1967 & was...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2018, 04:50
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,162,814
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Bristow crews seem to have had more than their...

Bristow crews seem to have had more than their fair share of cancer problems, fortunately there are several survivors. I'm not aware of any other group having such problems. Has anyone done a study...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2018, 21:10
Replies: 56
Views: 27,958
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Does anyone know when & where Peter had his...

Does anyone know when & where Peter had his funeral? I contacted that company after the accident but I'm now not surprised they didn't reply.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2018, 07:18
Replies: 32
Views: 4,298
Posted By Nigel Osborn

I know of 3 helipads on the Gold Coast hinterland...

I know of 3 helipads on the Gold Coast hinterland that were shut down by the local council, not by CASA. In each case it was noise complaints that were the issue, one person complained the helicopter...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2018, 08:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Dick, Sending message. Thx.

Dick,
Sending message. Thx.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th May 2018, 04:44
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2018, 04:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Do you guys know who I can speak to in the Camden...

Do you guys know who I can speak to in the Camden area? Did he work for United Aero?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2018, 08:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Herbie Ray, helicopter engineer

Does anyone know if Herbie Ray, the one armed helicopter engineer is still around? He was with Helicopter Utilities which became Airfast Helicopters in the late 60s & 70s. Senior engineer in PNG,...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2018, 22:38
Replies: 24
Views: 7,095
Posted By Nigel Osborn

In 1966 I flew the Culdrose cricket team to...

In 1966 I flew the Culdrose cricket team to Scilly in a Wessex 5 from 707 Squadron. Dropped them on the cricket field but didn't park there in case there were some big hitters! Beer was offered for...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2018, 08:38
Replies: 186
Views: 42,107
Posted By Nigel Osborn

The SS11 was not fired by the flying pilot but a...

The SS11 was not fired by the flying pilot but a trained SS11 pilot in the left seat, not easy to be accurate as we didn't get much practice. The left window was removed in the back so the crewman...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2018, 08:31
Replies: 186
Views: 42,107
Posted By Nigel Osborn

A was the first Wessex 5 we got in the IFTU &...

A was the first Wessex 5 we got in the IFTU & then it went into 848 Squadron. For unknown reasons it was 10 knots slower than the others & carried 100 lbs less. For that reason it was given to our...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2018, 10:55
Replies: 183
Views: 55,842
Posted By Nigel Osborn

Rad alts can give inaccurate readings when...

Rad alts can give inaccurate readings when operating over fresh water, the purer the worse it could be. In the Antarctic we had to be careful that the rad alt was not giving a reading above ground...
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