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31st May 2012, 17:52
Replies: 150
Views: 25,279
Posted By chopabeefer

I have no idea if Scotland will vote for...

I have no idea if Scotland will vote for independance - hope they do. I hope they are FULLY independant though. That way, the moronic imbeciles who have destroyed the UK over the last few years (ALL...
28th May 2012, 21:27
Replies: 150
Views: 25,279
Posted By chopabeefer

Have I missed the point? Why does Scotland need...

Have I missed the point? Why does Scotland need an air force? Are there really foreign nations out there who covet midges, alcoholics and morbidly obese, grease eating lard monsters whose hobbies are...
26th May 2012, 12:38
Replies: 40
Views: 5,779
Posted By chopabeefer

There can be little doubt we had some dead wood!...

There can be little doubt we had some dead wood! However, when we went civvy, the sqn lost 24 Op capability - if we wanted to train at night, we couldn't train in the day. The Sqn club (the scorpy)...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2012, 20:03
Replies: 1,310
Views: 326,933
Posted By chopabeefer

DfT reps and other 'heads of sheds' at RAF Valley...

DfT reps and other 'heads of sheds' at RAF Valley recently to see what training for SAR involves. The questions asked confirmed that the future SAR service will be incompetent at best, and lethal at...
25th May 2012, 19:51
Replies: 40
Views: 5,779
Posted By chopabeefer

A huge problem, when trying to answer this...

A huge problem, when trying to answer this question, is civilianization/contractorisation. An example:

In 2003, 84 Sqn (RAF Akrotiri), replaced it's 4 Wessex Acft with 4 Bell 412 Acft.

The 58...
20th May 2012, 20:38
Replies: 31
Views: 4,696
Posted By chopabeefer

Gentlemen - I give you the legend - John Candy......

Gentlemen - I give you the legend - John Candy...

'This is car number...what car are we?'

'Five Five Sir'

'This is car number fifty five...we're in a truck!'


and the RAF stalwart -...
17th May 2012, 19:50
Replies: 27
Views: 10,739
Posted By chopabeefer

Bluengreen Another heli? Seaking. RAF SAR...

Bluengreen

Another heli? Seaking. RAF SAR variant. 6000lbs internal fuel, 1000lb/hr at 115 kts. 600NM easy peasy. Radar equipped so IMC transit at 100' overwater no problem. Room for 20+...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2012, 20:40
Replies: 85
Views: 23,898
Posted By chopabeefer

Colin Powell. En route to tell the president of...

Colin Powell. En route to tell the president of ***** he WAS going to use his country as a staging post for Gulf War II. He told his advisors, on intercom, how he was going to 'slam dunk the fu**ing...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2012, 20:29
Replies: 43
Views: 10,343
Posted By chopabeefer

Air bender, Good point, and worthy of...

Air bender,

Good point, and worthy of comment. The weight is not as great a factor at the bottom end of an EOL as you might think (USL notwithstanding - that's different!).

I have...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2012, 19:45
Replies: 289
Views: 98,918
Posted By chopabeefer

Depends on the light.

Depends on the light.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2012, 19:40
Replies: 12
Views: 4,626
Posted By chopabeefer

Yep - this week. Crew OK. Acft a bit sore.

Yep - this week. Crew OK. Acft a bit sore.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2012, 19:35
Replies: 43
Views: 10,343
Posted By chopabeefer

Tourist. Thanks for your erudite contribution....

Tourist. Thanks for your erudite contribution. Unfortunately, you are incorrect. The same is true in airliners - heavy ones take longer to descend.

A call to the ETPS chaps may put your mind at...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2012, 20:36
Replies: 43
Views: 10,343
Posted By chopabeefer

Weight vs ROD in Autorotation

I know from experience and countless test pilots telling me so, that the weight vs rate of descent relationship, in autorotation, is counter-intuitive.

I have proven this to myself, and accept it...
8th May 2012, 15:28
Replies: 60
Views: 16,057
Posted By chopabeefer

Safe to say that the rearcrew mafia described...

Safe to say that the rearcrew mafia described here are now gone (although only to the staff at Tesco's in Holyhead in some cases). SARTU is unrecognizable now, and is a denizen of instructing...
3rd May 2012, 18:47
Replies: 54
Views: 21,842
Posted By chopabeefer

How many people were posted to the New Nimrod?...

How many people were posted to the New Nimrod? before it was cancelled...

How many hired by Soteria (SAR-H) before SARH was cancelled (I know a few)...

Navy crew training at Benson - Gee, I...
29th Apr 2012, 17:53
Replies: 20
Views: 6,169
Posted By chopabeefer

A day of mixed blessings I think. There are plus...

A day of mixed blessings I think. There are plus and minus points to this story.

Having worked with quite a few US exchange Officers (in the UK - not been lucky enough to ever go there), I feel a...
27th Apr 2012, 17:45
Replies: 77
Views: 15,050
Posted By chopabeefer

Dan, I have had the great misfortune to...

Dan,

I have had the great misfortune to have been interviewed a few times, after various job's etc when on SAR. On EVERY occasion I was misquoted, and on 2, blatant lies were told about things I...
21st Apr 2012, 14:01
Replies: 77
Views: 15,050
Posted By chopabeefer

I think what this crew did is appalling:*, and...

I think what this crew did is appalling:*, and they should be strung up like the meat they bought.

When I was on SAR, I NEVER flew Seakings, regularly, to the Lake District for Sandwiches, and...
21st Apr 2012, 08:30
Replies: 20
Views: 9,631
Posted By chopabeefer

Any details on Sqn, crew composition, sortie...

Any details on Sqn, crew composition, sortie profile etc? Wonderful news that crew are OK.
20th Apr 2012, 20:14
Replies: 88
Views: 12,857
Posted By chopabeefer

Tourist. Gazelle.....Oh dear. You are so right. I...

Tourist. Gazelle.....Oh dear. You are so right. I may have to change my mind. Then again, Walter sat there, grinning daftly, saying "Whatever you do, I'll get on with it - I can't do anything...
19th Apr 2012, 19:16
Replies: 88
Views: 12,857
Posted By chopabeefer

Ladies, Gents, and those others we now so proudly...

Ladies, Gents, and those others we now so proudly invite into our fold, I give you the Wessex. No arguing now. Hover? But of course. Upside down/90Nose up wingovers/90 Nose down bunts? Naturally. And...
10th Apr 2012, 19:42
Replies: 31
Views: 7,614
Posted By chopabeefer

That is so very sad, and yet gives me some hope...

That is so very sad, and yet gives me some hope for the future - that someone so young is willing to sacrifice so much.

As an aside, several serving RAF Police dogs, aged 2, have been killed in...
10th Apr 2012, 16:55
Replies: 332
Views: 66,076
Posted By chopabeefer

upsdaisy Imaginary friend? Denigrating...

upsdaisy

Imaginary friend? Denigrating somebody you don't know. You are a bully, clearly. The very lowest excuse for a human. Your insult is obviously the desperate rambling of a lost soul...
9th Apr 2012, 08:09
Replies: 332
Views: 66,076
Posted By chopabeefer

Tourist, Yep, that's what I thought to. I...

Tourist,

Yep, that's what I thought to. I can assure you my source is genuine and adamant the transition won't happen. It ALL came down to , and the ministers reasoned it's cheaper to keep it...
8th Apr 2012, 18:24
Replies: 332
Views: 66,076
Posted By chopabeefer

I cannot decide how it will affect the future of...

I cannot decide how it will affect the future of the Puma, but i hear (from a mate who is in the place to know) an announcement about the Merlin is imminent, and it is something of a surprise.
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