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Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 07:18
Replies: 36
Views: 8,483
Posted By Bell_ringer

do you know what it costs to remove spray tan and...

do you know what it costs to remove spray tan and combover oil from upholstery?! :E
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 12:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,814
Posted By Bell_ringer

Most places do IF training in VMC on VFR...

Most places do IF training in VMC on VFR aircraft, nothing new about training under the hood.
The hardest part (on pistons) is finding one with the minimum equipment. There weren't many Robbos with...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 05:59
Replies: 2,607
Views: 779,685
Posted By Bell_ringer

The sheriff clearly stated “wilful neglect” ie...

The sheriff clearly stated “wilful neglect” ie there were no intentional faults.
It is semantics - you don’t require intent to be negligent, you simply need to not take the care and attention...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 07:04
Replies: 2,607
Views: 779,685
Posted By Bell_ringer

who’s casting stones? Most people probably...

who’s casting stones?
Most people probably won’t care what gets said after an accident, it comes with the territory.
If you don’t want to be the subject of discussion then don’t have an accident....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 05:25
Replies: 2,607
Views: 779,685
Posted By Bell_ringer

Why is it harsh to be critical? Should there...

Why is it harsh to be critical?
Should there only be criticism when there was some form of intent? Who actually intends to have an accident?
Negligence is about failing to take proper care to...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 18:20
Replies: 14
Views: 2,814
Posted By Bell_ringer

Bell 222/230? Usually more to do with the...

Bell 222/230?

Usually more to do with the number of engines but also depends on what your local authority is happy to accept.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 17:26
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By Bell_ringer

250k for a standard rebuild seems steep but then...

250k for a standard rebuild seems steep but then the Frenchies know how to charge.
A 250-C47 overhaul was just shy of $170k and included the remaining wheels and repairs for corrosion.
Throw in...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 09:31
Replies: 22
Views: 6,194
Posted By Bell_ringer

Would appear to be these guys...

Would appear to be these guys https://www.karenblixencamptrust.org/program/conservation/
Not good news for the protection of wildlife in the area.
Suppose the wealthy yank donors will just get them...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 09:08
Replies: 22
Views: 6,194
Posted By Bell_ringer

Another +1 to this year's Robbie sales figures. ...

Another +1 to this year's Robbie sales figures.
No wonder they can’t make them fast enough.
They should save everyone some time and just make them disposable :}
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 13:20
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

RMK, did you tell them Helicopter pilots matter!...

RMK, did you tell them Helicopter pilots matter! :E
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 05:55
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

The cornerstone of the capitalist system is:...

The cornerstone of the capitalist system is: willing buyer, willing seller.

The concept of exclusivity and cost exists in most places, from fine dining restaurants to golf courses.

Does...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 17:48
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

So that's where I have been going wrong with my...

So that's where I have been going wrong with my hovering.. Loss of tailrotor Affect
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 15:43
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

But do they want them all arriving in a...

But do they want them all arriving in a helicopter?
methinks not.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 15:32
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

Looking at the place, they seem to be after a...

Looking at the place, they seem to be after a specific type of clientele, and if the fee is unpalatable, you're probably not in the demographic.

I do find the "how very dare they" attitude amongst...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 14:43
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

Shy, how can you quantify what is, ooh I'll risk...

Shy, how can you quantify what is, ooh I'll risk saying it - reasonable - if you don't know what (if?) costs they incurred?
Looking at the planning application summary, they seem to have had a...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 12:18
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

It's a similar situation over here, fortunately...

It's a similar situation over here, fortunately no footballers to ripoff and there isn't a culture of litigation nor health and safety.
Outside of licensed facilities no one charges, little more...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 05:29
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

Aah footballers, the root of all evil in the...

Aah footballers, the root of all evil in the formerly-United-Kingdom :E
The silly public can't tell the difference between one helicopter and another, and get the whole caste system completely...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2020, 09:27
Replies: 81
Views: 15,471
Posted By Bell_ringer

I guess you have to decide if paying a fee and...

I guess you have to decide if paying a fee and being able to land is better or worse than not having any option at all.
Anywhere else that provides helistop facilities is going to be billing you...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 20:46
Replies: 38
Views: 4,317
Posted By Bell_ringer

If someone disagrees with you blame the media. ...

If someone disagrees with you blame the media.
if that fails, call them trolls.
if you only expect to be agreed with, perhaps debate and fora aren’t for you. :E

Robbee, thanks for a good chuckle.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 17:58
Replies: 38
Views: 4,317
Posted By Bell_ringer

Many of us have spent more time in the “united”...

Many of us have spent more time in the “united” states, speaking to the diverse cultures that represent a less than united nation.
like others, I probably have more experience talking to “americans”...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 07:27
Replies: 71
Views: 16,569
Posted By Bell_ringer

There must be more than a couple of maintenance...

There must be more than a couple of maintenance facilities in CA, you mean to say that no one in the entire state can manage to spray anything without the paint coming off within in a few days?...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2020, 07:22
Replies: 38
Views: 4,317
Posted By Bell_ringer

People do like to complain. It is one thing...

People do like to complain.
It is one thing buying a house near an airport (usually at a lower cost to compensate), and then complaining about it.
It gets a bit woolier when you've lived near a...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2020, 16:17
Replies: 38
Views: 4,317
Posted By Bell_ringer

ok Robster I'll bite. There are selfish and...

ok Robster I'll bite.
There are selfish and inconsiderate people everywhere, but perhaps a few less per capita on this side of the pond.
Consideration and tolerance go hand in hand. Give and take,...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2020, 06:23
Replies: 38
Views: 4,317
Posted By Bell_ringer

That fairly accurately sums up the broader issue...

That fairly accurately sums up the broader issue with society, particularly in the US.
Freedom has a cost, and has taken a great deal of sacrifice.
It should should be used with responsibility and...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2020, 15:01
Replies: 38
Views: 4,317
Posted By Bell_ringer

I didn't say it was serious journalism, it is...

I didn't say it was serious journalism, it is however a common problem or theme, rather.
I don't subscribe to the the US version of "free enterprise", which says that you can rape, pillage and...
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