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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2023, 08:53
Replies: 23
Views: 5,182
Posted By The Nr Fairy

The late lamented Mike Green taught me a very...

The late lamented Mike Green taught me a very valuable lesson in clearing turns. Generally pretty good about doing them, except when I was tired after spending an hour as a student instructor, and...
8th Dec 2022, 05:57
Replies: 24
Views: 4,558
Posted By The Nr Fairy

The last surviving Dambuster dies

https://ukaviation.news/johnny-johnson-goodbye-to-the-last-dambuster/amp/
10th Nov 2022, 11:25
Replies: 8
Views: 2,767
Posted By The Nr Fairy

AN-2 defection from Cuba...

From https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/cuban-defector-flies-stolen-an-2-to-florida/

Interesting, as per the article, that an old biplane wasn't picked up by what must be one of the most...
10th Nov 2022, 11:23
Replies: 52
Views: 11,468
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Am I allowed to extend the list, despite not...

Am I allowed to extend the list, despite not having met one of these individuals?

David Marquet - he of "Turn The Ship Around" fame. Changed his submarine's fortunes from dire to top of the fleet...
4th Aug 2022, 09:01
Replies: 16,916
Views: 748,090
Posted By The Nr Fairy

We're gonna need a bigger brush!

We're gonna need a bigger brush!
2nd Aug 2022, 16:38
Replies: 27
Views: 11,530
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Not explode but the wax bolts would melt. See...

Not explode but the wax bolts would melt. See the Greek AAIB report into the accident involving Icarus' home-made aircrat.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2022, 07:05
Replies: 44
Views: 10,681
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Off the top of my head I know of one fatal 206...

Off the top of my head I know of one fatal 206 crash in the UK some years ago caused most likely by mast bumping in turbulence ( can't find an online reference), and another caused by fatigue / loss...
19th May 2022, 07:11
Replies: 35
Views: 8,352
Posted By The Nr Fairy

When I lived in Malmesbury, many years ago when...

When I lived in Malmesbury, many years ago when Lightnings, F4s and Buccaneers were the established RAF FW fleet, and Tornadoes were relatively new in service, I was walking along Abbey Row (...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Apr 2022, 07:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Too steep, perhaps? I'll get my coat...

Too steep, perhaps?

I'll get my coat...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2022, 12:01
Replies: 31
Views: 10,271
Posted By The Nr Fairy

And a minor correction - the jail sentence is...

And a minor correction - the jail sentence is suspended, so he won't be jailed unless he's convicted of further offences in the next two years.
24th Jan 2022, 07:48
Replies: 180
Views: 45,941
Posted By The Nr Fairy

And yet ......

And yet ... https://www.theregister.com/2022/01/19/5g_airliners_solved_by_japan/
19th Jan 2022, 15:36
Replies: 16,916
Views: 748,090
Posted By The Nr Fairy

This isn't the first time a man's lied to me...

This isn't the first time a man's lied to me about the size of his weapon.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 13:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By The Nr Fairy

There's a YouTube channel - Missionary Bush Pilot...

There's a YouTube channel - Missionary Bush Pilot ( https://www.youtube.com/c/MissionarybushPilot ) - and Ryan is off to get trained up to fly helicopters sometime in the near future... I guess this...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2021, 08:38
Replies: 174
Views: 50,962
Posted By The Nr Fairy

As someone who lives in Wiltshire, the loss of...

As someone who lives in Wiltshire, the loss of the joint air ambulance / police asset was a blow. We do have a good service from the Air Ambulance, but the only time I've heard NPAS in the skies...
25th Aug 2021, 08:22
Replies: 37
Views: 10,306
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Is that because the Army is harder?

Is that because the Army is harder?
11th Jul 2021, 10:45
Replies: 83
Views: 14,206
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Yet another article in praise of efficient...

Yet another article in praise of efficient communication - https://wavellroom.com/2021/02/12/it-is-time-to-kill-our-darlings-rhetoric/
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2021, 09:14
Replies: 49
Views: 14,106
Posted By The Nr Fairy

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation...

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1999/aair/aair199900645/ for the full report, the crash was in 1999. The pilot was ex-military with lots of low level flying experience, so...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2021, 13:48
Replies: 47
Views: 10,052
Posted By The Nr Fairy

I can't find a picture or any reference, but many...

I can't find a picture or any reference, but many years ago didn't a UK, west midlands area Police BO105 get pictured being used as a crowd control measure?
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jun 2021, 14:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By The Nr Fairy

I haven't been able to find a picture but I...

I haven't been able to find a picture but I remember from my last visit, some years ago, to the International Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare that they had both a rudimentary simulator (...
3rd May 2021, 08:53
Replies: 32
Views: 5,799
Posted By The Nr Fairy

In a diner in Portsmouth, NH, with an Australian...

In a diner in Portsmouth, NH, with an Australian mate, having flown with him from Sydney and arrived in BOS the night before...

Waitress: "Where you from?"

Us: "We've come from Australia."
...
9th Apr 2021, 09:01
Replies: 72
Views: 15,238
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Seeing as we've drifted away from aviation...

Seeing as we've drifted away from aviation related number plates... I was overtaken on the M4 once by a Porsche 911, V8 SUX.

And my Boxster (originally RX03 xyz) sports FLT 51X.
16th Mar 2021, 18:05
Replies: 62
Views: 16,166
Posted By The Nr Fairy

ex82watcher I don't have a Lightning print, I'm...

ex82watcher I don't have a Lightning print, I'm afraid. Hunter, Jags, Concorde and Gazelle. My brother has the Bruggen Jag landing in spray, with a streamed brake chute.
15th Mar 2021, 09:37
Replies: 62
Views: 16,166
Posted By The Nr Fairy

I have four Rondot prints on my wall. I think he...

I have four Rondot prints on my wall. I think he has a knack of capturing the movement of the aircraft in a way which really brings them to life. Unfortunately the lighting doesn't work out to get...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2021, 09:11
Replies: 1
Views: 1,155
Posted By The Nr Fairy

GPS jamming in the Eastern Med affecting commercial aviation

Interesting article about GPS jamming in the Eastern Med, and potential issues especially around Cyprus.

https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/05/gps_jamming_eurocontrol/
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2021, 20:32
Replies: 35
Views: 12,396
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Googling show there's an initial factual one -...

Googling show there's an initial factual one - http://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/102246/pdf

Nothing further.
20th Feb 2021, 10:20
Replies: 36
Views: 15,040
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Runaway drone infringes on Gatwick airspace

Interesting article in The Register about a 95kg drone, poorly designed and manufactured, which climbed out of control into the Gatwick TMA. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2021, 07:17
Replies: 90
Views: 15,201
Posted By The Nr Fairy

I seem to remember an accident report looking at...

I seem to remember an accident report looking at an AS350 (from memory) dynamic rollover outside a hangar at Fairoaks. One segment of TRB went through the hangar door (again from memory) and...
27th Jan 2021, 13:54
Replies: 10,020
Views: 747,683
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Well, your short field technique could do with a...

Well, your short field technique could do with a little improvement...
16th Dec 2020, 09:44
Replies: 9
Views: 3,222
Posted By The Nr Fairy

@etudiant - not entirely sure hat you're getting...

@etudiant - not entirely sure hat you're getting at here.
15th Dec 2020, 15:39
Replies: 9
Views: 3,222
Posted By The Nr Fairy

As someone with a toe quite deep in the cyber...

As someone with a toe quite deep in the cyber security industry, it's quite nice to see the whole industry pulling together and a) praising FireEye for their response and b) their cooperation with...
23rd Nov 2020, 08:50
Replies: 33
Views: 8,396
Posted By The Nr Fairy

What, too many visual references?

What, too many visual references?
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2020, 09:43
Replies: 49
Views: 10,584
Posted By The Nr Fairy

@Flying Bull - even for first responders, they're...

@Flying Bull - even for first responders, they're still dead or injured if the aircraft crashes and then no use to the patient irrespective of whether they're arriving or are departing. The risk...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 12:27
Replies: 49
Views: 10,584
Posted By The Nr Fairy

I dunno. Looking on Google Maps at...

I dunno. Looking on Google Maps at...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 13:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Indeed. I never saw a collective come up so far,...

Indeed. I never saw a collective come up so far, so quickly, as when I pulled has hard and quickly as I could to avoid hitting the ground some years ago...to be followed by lowering the lever when...
29th Sep 2020, 17:01
Replies: 23
Views: 11,304
Posted By The Nr Fairy

Thanks for posting this - I was one of the folks...

Thanks for posting this - I was one of the folks who rocked up to help, living as I was only a 25 minute drive away. And I'm in one of the pictures too. Such a long time ago!
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