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Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2017, 21:07
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Posted By Bluenose 50

Well done to the Prestwick crew. Some...

Well done to the Prestwick crew.

Some appreciation should also be given to the Coastguard Officers at Belfast who developed the apparently successful search plan that placed the UK Coastguard SAR...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2016, 17:49
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,908
Posted By Bluenose 50

HM Coastguard trial Jetstream 41 Turboprop

Not rotary but thread related.

HM Coastguard are trialling a Jetsream 41 turboprop to provide support to their SAR helicopters. Not the first fixed wing aircraft to operate in HMCG colours but...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2015, 21:18
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,908
Posted By Bluenose 50

Cost Recovery

Jim
I’m not trying to compare the previous (aborted) contract with current one. Personally I didn’t and don’t see either as a PFI.I’m quite comfortable with Bristow operating the service on behalf...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2015, 13:01
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,908
Posted By Bluenose 50

Given the upcoming election and almost certain...

Given the upcoming election and almost certain further squeeze on government department's budgets perhaps something along the lines of "Have you discussed plans for cost recovery in relation to SAR...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2015, 20:05
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,908
Posted By Bluenose 50

Professionalism

Crab - "Why would you let the building contractors make a mess and then clear it up yourself??? Who would allow a contractor who wasn't 'air-aware' to work in an aviation environment?? It all sounds...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2014, 14:12
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,908
Posted By Bluenose 50

ARCC Kinloss to close

BBC Scotland is carrying a story that the ARCC at Kinloss Barracks is to close although no date is given.


Although this has long been rumoured, still a sad day.


The functions of the ARCC in...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2014, 20:44
Replies: 309
Views: 124,094
Posted By Bluenose 50

UK Transport Select Committee

The UK Transport Select Committee held hearings on Offshore Helicopter Safety in Aberdeen on 28th January 2014.


The televised record plus a pdf transcript of evidence is now available on the...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2013, 22:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By Bluenose 50

Piper Alpha

Post #5

Oldsarbuoy

Thank you for a very moving tribute. Im glad to see corporate memory is retained at D Flight in recognition of those who flew on the night.

Your comments on the Fast...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2013, 22:28
Replies: 309
Views: 124,094
Posted By Bluenose 50

Savoia Post #44

With due respect to overweight folks coming under that category myself Savoias post rightly recognises the award given to the Bond BP Jigsaw crew for their efforts during the Vos Sailor...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2012, 21:11
Replies: 1,335
Views: 333,082
Posted By Bluenose 50

Britinusa Not doubting your recollection of the...

Britinusa
Not doubting your recollection of the circumstances but are you sure it was 2008? Assuming summer, or what passes for it up north, is around May to September, a quick trawl of my personal...
5th Feb 2011, 16:34
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Views: 5,909
Posted By Bluenose 50

YellaRednGrey Post #40

An excellent summary of the incident which recognises the contribution of all the assets involved. Praise also to the boys & girls at MRCC Aberdeen, ARCC and Aberdeen ATSU for making the plan work...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2009, 09:32
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Crab Good morning. Im aware of the figures ...

Crab
Good morning.
Im aware of the figures but the old chestnut still gets dragged out on occasions. Post 2012 it will finally be buried - I hope. I wasnt being flippant about ejectees who as...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2009, 23:25
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Bertie

"The Canadian manufacturers class the whole of the UK as "coastal" !"

Something along the lines I was trying to explain - we are an island race after all. Your support is appreciated whether that...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2009, 21:50
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Hi Crab Good job in the Lakes. Despite recent...

Hi Crab
Good job in the Lakes. Despite recent difficulties reported elsewhere and in which you have my sympathy, once again when the chips were down SARF and ARCC came up with the goods.
Apologies...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2009, 01:22
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Torque

Lies, damned lies and statistics as someone once put it. I think you will find on close scrutiny (if your source is DASA) that when they say "23% of UK SAR callouts are coastal" they actually mean...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2009, 19:02
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Daily Mail article & photograph

Good to see the Daily Mail maintaining its standards of reporting.

Unless my eyes deceive me, the helicopter pictured is in Bristow colours and looks very much like one of their IAC S92s...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2009, 19:21
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

500e

Errr - if you were in the water between Lands End and the Scillies your nearest friendly SAR Flight would of course be Culdrose who I am led to believe will continue to operate 24h post 2012 :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2009, 06:55
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Louis A very well written, considered and...

Louis

A very well written, considered and rational post

The relevant part of the document you mention is available using the following link...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2009, 06:43
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Crab I initially put pen to paper because...

Crab

I initially put pen to paper because you were asserting things that were incorrect. If the situation isn't complicated, why has it taken everyone, including some of your former senior...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2009, 11:26
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Bill I'm not sure if that question was...

Bill

I'm not sure if that question was directed at me. I have no insight into what will happen post 2012 other than what is in the public domain and there is not a lot of that. Sorry I can't...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2009, 09:30
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Crab - I'm not an aviator but, as I pointed out...

Crab - I'm not an aviator but, as I pointed out in my initial post, I do have a high regard for all SAR helicopter crews. For the record, my background is SAR coordination - a role which may not be...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2009, 09:26
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Crab - My memory is fading as the years go by,...

Crab - My memory is fading as the years go by, but I don't seem to recall you being present at any of the meetings in which the current arrangement was discussed and the protocols were being put in...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2009, 08:31
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

BB - Yes. Satcom & HF would have been better...

BB - Yes. Satcom & HF would have been better imho. Contract called for a long range system. Successful bidder chose satcom

CR - Yes. Some folks were not listening though.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2009, 06:54
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Tasking control - and a very light one at that -...

Tasking control - and a very light one at that - does not equate to OpCon. If the SARF Commander has OpCon, why does the final word regarding whether a MCA helicopter is released for an...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2009, 16:32
Replies: 1,407
Views: 237,087
Posted By Bluenose 50

Greetings to the forum from a long term lurker...

Greetings to the forum from a long term lurker who has the utmost respect for all SAR crews. Could I, as a humble first post PPRuNe probationer, ask Crab why you think that Opcon for all SAR helos...
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