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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2021, 08:31
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

Unfortunately the people who might be able to...

Unfortunately the people who might be able to remedy the situation in NPAS are difficult to address. Places like Rotorheads, published books and PAN are not really in the public domain - they are...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2021, 11:35
Replies: 6
Views: 3,088
Posted By PANews

It may be assumed that the 'losing' crew from the...

It may be assumed that the 'losing' crew from the larger EH-101 based VH-71 version of the Presidential helicopter replacement 2008 may be quietly sniggering in the background.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 21:57
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

They ignored every dissenting voice and Tigerfish...

They ignored every dissenting voice and Tigerfish was just one of many. The other dissenting voices, also people with years of aviation experience, were simply sent back to division, to pound the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2021, 12:37
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

There are many times, far too many times, when it...

There are many times, far too many times, when it seems NPAS bring the world crashing down on its multiple heads through not thinking.

A few days ago The Guardian ran a story on how NPAS were...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2021, 09:11
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

Didn't they do well.... but it was 5,000 towards...

Didn't they do well.... but it was 5,000 towards a trip to Italy [dunno when though!].
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2021, 17:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By PANews

Planning to go but there are 'difficulties' in...

Planning to go but there are 'difficulties' in the logistics for foreign [non-EU] visitors that may work against the event. They may yet get in my way.

There is a significant charge to enter, to...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2021, 15:31
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

I do not understand the question Cabby. ...

I do not understand the question Cabby.

Civil Air Support operates using civil aircraft of various types offered in support of the emergency services. The crews are PPL and CPL with observers they...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2021, 23:20
Replies: 29
Views: 5,634
Posted By PANews

Well it is done, over. It is so easy to...

Well it is done, over.
It is so easy to criticise the whole thing.
A couple of halls in ExCel, in truth two thirds of the floor space was drones not Helitech.
The 300 exhibitors, 100 speakers a...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2021, 20:08
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

Congratulations due to the two-man NPAS team...

Congratulations due to the two-man NPAS team [Paul Watts and Pete Botchett] who presented the 'Future of police aviation in the UK' to a full house audience at Helitech this morning. They managed to...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2021, 15:12
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

This could run and run. Well for a few days at...

This could run and run. Well for a few days at least.

It seems that in this world of controlled news this one slipped through the net and the authorities are not too happy. The Kent Press...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2021, 11:23
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

Well done Cabby. No sign of that yet as a...

Well done Cabby.

No sign of that yet as a standard Kent Police Press Release.... I will have to ask them. It seems though that Acting Supt Wenlock is the man who makes certain things happen.......
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2021, 16:18
Replies: 29
Views: 5,634
Posted By PANews

perhaps the 300 exhibitors are the people booked...

perhaps the 300 exhibitors are the people booked in to look after the stands!

As per my last post on DSEi the event was a little quieter, no doubt the covid factor, but no one was noticeably...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2021, 19:27
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

I recall that when the tender for the maintenance...

I recall that when the tender for the maintenance for the fixed wing was decided by NPAS they rejected 2Excel in favour of Gama even though the former was located next door at Doncaster. A number of...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2021, 23:07
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

Not only poison for a police force (sorry...

Not only poison for a police force (sorry Service) to take on but also very much poison for any element of industry considering taking on the project.

It is easy to complain, and I do, but some...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 19:51
Replies: 29
Views: 5,634
Posted By PANews

Whilst I totally agree that for Helitech type...

Whilst I totally agree that for Helitech type events Duxford worked its magic and ExCel struggled the unanswered question is 'why?'

In two weeks time there will be a really successful show on at...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 19:36
Replies: 53
Views: 22,124
Posted By PANews

The worlds stock of MD530 helicopters is suddenly...

The worlds stock of MD530 helicopters is suddenly diminished. A few years ago (when she was in charge at Mesa) Lynn Tilton kicked aside all/most of the civil market aspirations of MDHI and went with...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2021, 12:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By PANews

IOU will not work...... They have stood back and...

IOU will not work...... They have stood back and seen how an IOU works with NPAS.....

Fixed wing with FIKI on an IOU destroyed the project and the dodgy finances of the organisation ..... rumour...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2021, 11:24
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

Thank you MG. Certainly some inconsistencies...

Thank you MG.

Certainly some inconsistencies there..... that would make it difficult to write and sign off a sensible Annual Report I guess. If in doubt.... avoid it!

Based on those figures it...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2021, 09:41
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

I know we blame the 'management' but the mindless...

I know we blame the 'management' but the mindless activities on NPAS go far higher than that.

Last November the UK gave France 28M to provide patrols along the French coast so that Migrants could...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2021, 21:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By PANews

Someone in the government should do something...

Someone in the government should do something about it....With COVID shutting down drone flights it has been safer all round. With flying starting again it seems that these pesky craft are falling...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2021, 10:34
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

As we know Annual Reports are scarce and...

As we know Annual Reports are scarce and inconsistent in the information given ... but the 2015 version gives a grand total of 340 people directly involved [such as the Strategic Board members,...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2021, 09:00
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

There are many unanswered elements in the papers...

There are many unanswered elements in the papers so far released. No mention of the existing airframes at all, that might suggest the plan [it is not yet a tender] is 7 plus Met plus existing fleet...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2021, 19:24
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

NPAS have put out a government tender for...

NPAS have put out a government tender for industry to run NPAS and London [separately] as well as provide new airframes.

This was something that was explored a year ago but I am not aware of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 15:45
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

When the last creation of NPAS was attempted it...

When the last creation of NPAS was attempted it was pretty clear that West Yorkshire were the only bidders.

After the caning that West Yorkshire has taken thanks to its operation of NPAS it seems...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 09:20
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

The Leader of Epping Forest District Council has...

The Leader of Epping Forest District Council has written to Commissioner Cressida Dick to object to the Metropolitan Police returning their air operations to Lippitts Hill.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2021, 08:31
Replies: 47
Views: 8,972
Posted By PANews

An observation tool disabled by collecting...

An observation tool disabled by collecting various low grade bits of conker, marbles, fishing line and string is no longer an observation tool..

There is a reason sensible police aviators keep...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2021, 20:57
Replies: 47
Views: 8,972
Posted By PANews

It seems to work against the right of US people...

It seems to work against the right of US people under their constitution to protest peacefully.

It is insinuated that protesters had entered a facility and attached themselves to machinery. Were...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2021, 09:05
Replies: 2,578
Views: 2,510,270
Posted By PANews

Her death was announced in the Daily Telegraph...

Her death was announced in the Daily Telegraph early in 2019. There was no funeral.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2021, 23:19
Replies: 56
Views: 11,990
Posted By PANews

Heliservice have been working with AW169s for a...

Heliservice have been working with AW169s for a while and according to heir website they have been working with REGA.
:ok:
Even though they need to employ extra staff to service the AOC it appears...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2021, 12:49
Replies: 56
Views: 11,990
Posted By PANews

That will put many noses out of joint in...

That will put many noses out of joint in Staverton [and possibly Farnborough].

The Helihub article also points out that it is our old friend Henk Schaeken behind this deal.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2021, 11:12
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

It may turn out to be a major alteration but the...

It may turn out to be a major alteration but the entry for G-SUFK suggests that it may simply be a change from the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Chief Constable.

The May 6 elections may be...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2021, 10:42
Replies: 27
Views: 5,879
Posted By PANews

The Robinson is being added to a fleet that has...

The Robinson is being added to a fleet that has MD500s and OH-58s in it so those 1100 hours are not being thrust upon the one airframe. I was guess that the acquisition is to replace the OH-58s...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2021, 23:59
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

Cabby, Getting an answer on costs is...

Cabby,

Getting an answer on costs is probably a forlorn expectation.

For recent figures there is no point approaching Police Scotland for instance.... their December 2020 FOI reply to another...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2021, 16:21
Replies: 164
Views: 43,273
Posted By PANews

If I am not being wildly mislead I think it may...

If I am not being wildly mislead I think it may be nearly all over.

After scrambling through the mud and brambles alongside Lippitts Hill this morning I was able to see a several work crews on...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2021, 21:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By PANews

Jandarma? The news report spefically refers...

Jandarma?

The news report spefically refers to civil police attack helicopters and Jandarma versions.

It is thought that the T129 ATAK helicopters owned by the General Directorate of Security...
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