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Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2020, 08:52
Replies: 34
Views: 7,573
Posted By Al-bert

I wonder how much training time is spent...

I wonder how much training time is spent practicing searching c/f rescuing? 'We' were very good at the latter but hardly anyone wanted to practice searching back in the day. Over reliance on...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2020, 16:36
Replies: 111
Views: 10,201
Posted By Al-bert

Zactly! At last, some common sense :8

Zactly! At last, some common sense :8
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2020, 12:06
Replies: 111
Views: 10,201
Posted By Al-bert

Good Heavens, at last a reply, what took you so...

Good Heavens, at last a reply, what took you so long Crab? Don't answer that, this has already gone on far too long! ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2020, 10:46
Replies: 111
Views: 10,201
Posted By Al-bert

Angel I always liked the v low level, v max, downwind...

I always liked the v low level, v max, downwind approach, followed by a pull up to a wingover around 250ft, spiral descent down to the low hover or 0/0 on the spot. Always surprised the marshaller...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2020, 07:50
Replies: 603
Views: 275,744
Posted By Al-bert

4241.30 hrs Crabb and only one for me too! Mind...

4241.30 hrs Crabb and only one for me too!
Mind you it was a good one, lifting a USL load of junk from St KIlda to Benbecula for the army! :ok:
21st Oct 2019, 21:04
Replies: 141
Views: 58,401
Posted By Al-bert

Ah, good old Lex - not heard or seen his name in...

Ah, good old Lex - not heard or seen his name in print this century.
Mad as a box of frogs but an essential part of Wessex/Puma banter mid 1970's SHDNI. :}:ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2019, 21:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,398
Posted By Al-bert

PM'd you Jim

PM'd you Jim
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2019, 20:48
Replies: 23
Views: 5,795
Posted By Al-bert

Exactly what I was thinking Crab - I have...

Exactly what I was thinking Crab - I have numerous letters of thanks in my log books and memories of grateful visitors and the occasional bag of scallops etc.....perhaps it was a Whirlwind thing...
14th Mar 2019, 10:10
Replies: 16
Views: 3,984
Posted By Al-bert

I feel a song coming on......."Scares, I've had a...

I feel a song coming on......."Scares, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention.....those warning lights and bells, never fail to grab attention....." :}
1st Mar 2019, 20:47
Replies: 20
Views: 5,354
Posted By Al-bert

OOPS! would a spell check help? :=

OOPS! would a spell check help? :=
16th Feb 2019, 11:18
Replies: 26
Views: 6,111
Posted By Al-bert

Well, isn't it going well? 'War Willie's'...

Well, isn't it going well?

'War Willie's' proposed expedition to the Orient leads to cancellation of PH's trade talks!
Aren't the Chinese supposed to be building our new nuclear power stations?
6th Feb 2019, 13:04
Replies: 150
Views: 66,095
Posted By Al-bert

Thumbs up Signed of course!

Signed of course!
12th Oct 2018, 09:59
Replies: 9
Views: 3,186
Posted By Al-bert

Me - I didn't

Me - I didn't
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2018, 21:25
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

That's right, you got it, fog and scoffing...

That's right, you got it, fog and scoffing :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2018, 16:20
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

TEM - had to google that one! I wonder how I ever...

TEM - had to google that one! I wonder how I ever managed for thirty years without all the catchy acronyms? :ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2018, 15:07
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

Lightbulb Begging your indulgence!

Love it!

Now, since their would seem to be MANY sinners on here who might have transgressed (in a former life of course), but the Holy DB is willing to grant absolution if one confesses to those...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2018, 10:29
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

Phew, thank heavens it's back! I thought that I'd...

Phew, thank heavens it's back! I thought that I'd have to resort to reading Mail On-Line for morning entertainment :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2018, 11:09
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

HH I still cherish the memory of a joint NATO...

HH
I still cherish the memory of a joint NATO helo gathering at Ahlhorn's 60th Anniversary at which I was sent to display the mighty Wessex.
A young Luftwaffe Leutnant about to give the met brief...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2018, 10:15
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

I think the UPPER limit on one such week long...

I think the UPPER limit on one such week long exercise in my distant RAFG past was 100ft for helos; but even that was a bit risky because of the Belgian F104's who didn't seem to agree with any...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2018, 09:49
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

This is THE THREAD that truly goes on giving!...

This is THE THREAD that truly goes on giving! PPRuNe so needs a like button :D
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 12:30
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

Those that know Robbies but not helicopters cannot see the difference

All Robbies are helicopters but (thankfully) all helicopters are not Robbies!
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 07:02
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

DB, now stop worrying! I did my job for thirty...

DB, now stop worrying! I did my job for thirty years, enjoyed it immensely (most of the time), was amply rewarded for that time and have no desire whatsoever to don a civvy flight suit. There, feel...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2018, 21:43
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

I bet Crab does too! :ok:

I bet Crab does too! :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2018, 21:26
Replies: 369
Views: 56,734
Posted By Al-bert

Double Bogey - I'm sensing that maybe you don't...

Double Bogey - I'm sensing that maybe you don't like Crab? I've never met Crab, though I know that he exists, since I retired just (I think) before he joined the RAFSAR force, or Wing as I prefer to...
12th Jun 2018, 09:24
Replies: 25
Views: 5,337
Posted By Al-bert

Angel Putters?

I have a NAV Bag and a shrinking Mess kit but no putters! Should I have been issued with putters, and if so, what are they?
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