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20th Jan 2023, 14:20
Replies: 77
Views: 14,528
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Looks better than mine used to.

Looks better than mine used to.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2022, 10:36
Replies: 23
Views: 5,652
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

I’m sure a CHC S-92 from a few years ago had one....

I’m sure a CHC S-92 from a few years ago had one. The path of the current from point of entry through the blade, right through the MGB, down the TR drive train, through those GBs to the point of exit...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2022, 08:35
Replies: 48
Views: 8,695
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Junior pilot, few months into first tour, get...

Junior pilot, few months into first tour, get given a ground run. It’s right outside the ops room so think “better give this a really good
walkround”. Spot what looks like a bit of a crack in the...
24th Nov 2022, 08:27
Replies: 164
Views: 89,928
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

…followed inevitably by someone getting agitated...

…followed inevitably by someone getting agitated because Canada has been forgotten, followed by a Canadian voice bellowing “who the bloody hell do you think our head of state is you *********!”
23rd Nov 2022, 17:48
Replies: 164
Views: 89,928
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

At a ladies guest night I attended many years ago...

At a ladies guest night I attended many years ago (I forget where) a holding officer Mr Vice, somewhat in his cups, began his post-top-table-leaving entertaining duties with “does anyone mind if I...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 08:15
Replies: 1,231
Views: 654,117
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Certainly remember feeling a bit ropey at times...

Certainly remember feeling a bit ropey at times in the Puma sim in Stavanger…..
13th Nov 2022, 17:08
Replies: 42
Views: 8,711
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Sorry, I wasn’t too clear. I’m already out, been...

Sorry, I wasn’t too clear. I’m already out, been in receipt of AFPS 75 pension for some years. I’m short finals to the age 55 point, when it uncommutes and index links. I thought that was what...
13th Nov 2022, 09:24
Replies: 42
Views: 8,711
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Are you taking about the age 55 point on AFPS 75...

Are you taking about the age 55 point on AFPS 75 or a different pension version? I rang SPVA a couple of months ago to ask exactly that question: whether there was anything I needed to do...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2022, 10:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Definitely. There are a couple of airfield...

Definitely. There are a couple of airfield notams at Aberdeen that don’t appear.



Notaminfo is actually not bad at that. There is a UAV notam near Dundee and a fast jet notam around Lossie...
19th Oct 2022, 20:26
Replies: 51
Views: 7,124
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Sounds like the S-92. Pumas and 175 don’t do it.

Sounds like the S-92. Pumas and 175 don’t do it.
6th Oct 2022, 07:15
Replies: 49
Views: 5,880
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Still persisted into the 90’s. The Sgts’ Mess at...

Still persisted into the 90’s. The Sgts’ Mess at Aldergrove would organise “ex-Cpls nights” to exclude the direct entry Sgt aircrew.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2022, 08:38
Replies: 610
Views: 341,218
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

How long has there been a Like button?

How long has there been a Like button?
28th Sep 2022, 17:28
Replies: 291
Views: 81,847
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

To digress slightly, why are there what look to...

To digress slightly, why are there what look to be “non-cadet” officers in the ranks? There’s a Flt Lt in the front rank for instance.
20th Sep 2022, 06:27
Replies: 118
Views: 23,208
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

And yet despite all the pomp and splendour, it...

And yet despite all the pomp and splendour, it was the Queen’s horse and the two grooms curtseying on the way up to Windsor that set me off.
6th Sep 2022, 21:35
Replies: 137
Views: 28,101
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Didn’t seem to enter the hold but they went round...

Didn’t seem to enter the hold but they went round in circles for half an hour or so. There were about half a dozen helicopters holding too, plus at least 4 diverted to Inverness.
5th Sep 2022, 20:28
Replies: 101
Views: 20,367
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Sounds like Sumburgh in the Shetlands. Divert in...

Sounds like Sumburgh in the Shetlands. Divert in tech, pax unloaded to terminal. Aircraft is shutdown, but unknowingly INSIDE THE RED LINE OF DEATH, where company base is outside. I walk up to base...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2022, 19:42
Replies: 10
Views: 3,210
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

1. Always try to fly in the middle of the air. ...

1. Always try to fly in the middle of the air.
2. Do not go near the edges of it.
3. The edges of the air can be recognised by such things as the ground, buildings, trees, and interstellar space....
24th Aug 2022, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 4,249
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

I’m glad it wasn’t just me!

I’m glad it wasn’t just me!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2022, 08:40
Replies: 86
Views: 23,808
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Aircraft like a 175 is 4-axis pretty much all the...

Aircraft like a 175 is 4-axis pretty much all the time, but failures like collective trim fail etc will lead to a 3 axis approach (often happens in the sim, wonder why…?), so we try to mitigate in...
3rd Aug 2022, 08:25
Replies: 46
Views: 14,510
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Interestingly, following a string of Italians...

Interestingly, following a string of Italians commanding KFOR, it is now Hungarian-led. Given that Viktor Orban is not exactly one of Putins staunchest critics, might there be any significance in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 11:36
Replies: 86
Views: 23,808
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

The RAF Shawbury Gazelles had a SAS light but it...

The RAF Shawbury Gazelles had a SAS light but it didn’t really do anything. It was just a confidence light….
8th Jul 2022, 22:11
Replies: 91
Views: 24,934
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Happily very much still alive!

Happily very much still alive!
8th Jul 2022, 10:46
Replies: 91
Views: 24,934
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Rotary mate gets FJ crossover and gets picked up...

Rotary mate gets FJ crossover and gets picked up for promotion at the same time.

PMA: “We advise you turn down your promotion, get a tour in as a Flt Lt on FJ, then go for promotion again when...
5th Jul 2022, 08:39
Replies: 91
Views: 24,934
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

The SH site at Basra airport, about 2004. ...

The SH site at Basra airport, about 2004.

“In the event of a suspected intruder on the site, all personnel to assemble at the mess tent in order to more easily identify unauthorised persons. “
...
29th Jun 2022, 11:34
Replies: 20
Views: 5,971
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

And a certain 230 Sqn Flt Cdr of some renown,...

And a certain 230 Sqn Flt Cdr of some renown, when HM the Queen boards his Puma in NI because the Royal Flight Wessex failed to start, “I hope this one is going to work?l, “eeeer, yes Sir!”…
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2022, 20:32
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

My apologies, that’s what I thought you meant as...

My apologies, that’s what I thought you meant as well. Regrettably I see this on a frequent basis too.
21st Jun 2022, 15:26
Replies: 173
Views: 33,768
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Ah, good old THOM! Had to stay there for the...

Ah, good old THOM! Had to stay there for the first bit of BFT before rooms became available in York House. Returning there after YHOM happy hour one Friday evening, met by some crusty old Sqn Ldr...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2022, 06:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Absolutely. Sometimes an out of wind approach,...

Absolutely. Sometimes an out of wind approach, even by only 10 or 20° allows for a far better go around track should you suffer an eng fail late on in the approach.

And not always 50’ above...
18th Jun 2022, 09:24
Replies: 173
Views: 33,768
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

And the Lincolnshire 6 legged chickens that...

And the Lincolnshire 6 legged chickens that graced the Cadets’ messes at Cranwell.
16th Apr 2022, 11:16
Replies: 444
Views: 166,432
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

A couple of the RN members on Arrse none too...

A couple of the RN members on Arrse none too complimentary about the state of the Russian ships either. Either not fitted/missing equipment as described above, or what was there was in rag order. ...
4th Apr 2022, 09:24
Replies: 34
Views: 9,359
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Took part in the flying display at Yeovilton one...

Took part in the flying display at Yeovilton one year. The first rehearsal there was no hack, everyone to use clock in their GPS for the timings. Second rehearsal we hacked, because somehow not...
23rd Mar 2022, 14:46
Replies: 18
Views: 4,118
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

A long time ago: “Flt Lt PCD, under QR????...

A long time ago:

“Flt Lt PCD, under QR???? you are ordered to go and {do something you don’t want to do}”
“Sir, that QR refers to ‘airmen’ not ‘officers’ “
”In this context it means everyone”...
16th Feb 2022, 09:47
Replies: 115
Views: 33,851
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

1400 pages of Emperor Mong stories on Arsse… ...

1400 pages of Emperor Mong stories on Arsse…

The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements (https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/the-emperor-mongs-pronouncements.72507/)
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2022, 09:51
Replies: 64
Views: 13,259
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

EC225 looping: https://youtu.be/61BgeQG0Fjc ...

EC225 looping:

https://youtu.be/61BgeQG0Fjc

that absolutely wasn’t flown by the Test Pilot on his last ever flight before retirement, as part of a fly past, in front of the customer whose...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2022, 09:45
Replies: 64
Views: 13,259
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

…and absolutely not scoring the tail boom with...

…and absolutely not scoring the tail boom with the tail rotor blades….
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