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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2020, 13:19
Replies: 28
Views: 7,046
Posted By El_Presidente

Thanks for your contributions - all very useful...

Thanks for your contributions - all very useful food for thought. Please feel free to continue to add to the discussion.

Not a fan of tilt rotors. Direct experience of Osprey has left me quite...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2020, 22:00
Replies: 28
Views: 7,046
Posted By El_Presidente

Kinda salty smelling with a nice rubber floor...

Kinda salty smelling with a nice rubber floor liner... ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2020, 20:57
Replies: 28
Views: 7,046
Posted By El_Presidente

Too big mate - didn't Bristows have these up in...

Too big mate - didn't Bristows have these up in Stornoway on SAR back in the day?
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2020, 20:38
Replies: 28
Views: 7,046
Posted By El_Presidente

:) I had a few flights in an MI-8 a few...

:)

I had a few flights in an MI-8 a few years back... Nice aircraft.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2020, 16:31
Replies: 28
Views: 7,046
Posted By El_Presidente

It's very early days - very much broad scoping...

It's very early days - very much broad scoping work at this stage.

High-speed cruise and range are high on the tick list; as is comfort. Needs to comfortably accommodate 8.

The Airbus 160...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2020, 15:46
Replies: 28
Views: 7,046
Posted By El_Presidente

Which Exec Egg Beater

Ok, sorry to type cast. I like egg beaters. Honest.

Anyhow, I get that the question is quite broad and without wishing to get too deep in the weeds, I'm keen on either the AW139 or the EC175. ...
18th Dec 2019, 09:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By El_Presidente

Spot on, cheers. Part ORO and Part NCC.

Spot on, cheers. Part ORO and Part NCC.
18th Dec 2019, 09:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By El_Presidente

Question: Non-Commerical Biz Jet Ops

Scratching my head here: So you need an AOC for commercial operations (UK).

What approval/certificates, if anything, is required for a private biz jet operation (several ac, mixed types)?
16th May 2016, 10:20
Replies: 15
Views: 6,089
Posted By El_Presidente

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9K38_Igla#Turkey ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9K38_Igla#Turkey

SA-24 Grinch 9K338 Igla-s portable air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications UK | Russia Russian army light heavy weapons UK |...
16th May 2016, 10:10
Replies: 3
Views: 2,982
Posted By El_Presidente

Heard similar...believe it may be a Thomas Cook...

Heard similar...believe it may be a Thomas Cook liveried frame, hence the possible AirTanker link.
2nd Apr 2015, 23:42
Replies: 3
Views: 6,648
Posted By El_Presidente

Good advice from both posters - key being, there...

Good advice from both posters - key being, there is no rush; which gives YOU time to seriously evaluate what type of flying YOU want to do.

I always find it helpful to look not just where you want...
12th Feb 2014, 19:31
Replies: 1,030
Views: 417,891
Posted By El_Presidente

The vicious rumour mill at BZN was 11000 ft/min -...

The vicious rumour mill at BZN was 11000 ft/min - lost 8000ft over 45 seconds before the handling pilot pulled himself off the cockpit ceiling and managed to regain control.

It's a rumour, but is...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2013, 22:58
Replies: 2,479
Views: 746,256
Posted By El_Presidente

Here's hoping for a good outcome for all... ...

Here's hoping for a good outcome for all...

GREDL suffered cat gearbox failure, leading to detachment of main rotor. Hell to pay if this is a repeat.
27th May 2012, 12:20
Replies: 134
Views: 19,848
Posted By El_Presidente

Removing Assad and stabilising Syria would...

Removing Assad and stabilising Syria would certainly be a cause I'd be more than willing to sign back up for. I know life is not as simple as this. But in my relatively short time on this planet I...
26th May 2012, 19:52
Replies: 134
Views: 19,848
Posted By El_Presidente

Procrastination on Syria

Well, seems like the world is still content to sit on their arses as Assad continues to murder his people.

Confirmation now that civilians and children are being deliberately targetted. This...
25th May 2012, 14:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By El_Presidente

This was painfully obvious 5 years ago when I...

This was painfully obvious 5 years ago when I threw myself overboard...4 operational tours in the badlands within the last 8 years of Service, the note on file from my Desk read along the lines of...
16th May 2012, 20:18
Replies: 81
Views: 45,654
Posted By El_Presidente

Biggus, you said many holes but only state two,...

Biggus, you said many holes but only state two, of which both pertain to the point I made re-fixed term parliaments; the remainder being your point of view on the situation in Europe, and party...
16th May 2012, 18:47
Replies: 81
Views: 45,654
Posted By El_Presidente

It's frustrating at how the ConDems have stitched...

It's frustrating at how the ConDems have stitched everything up ...

The first thing on their agenda was 5 Yr fixed term parliaments - so joe soap can't kick them out early. Then they pillage the...
15th May 2012, 19:30
Replies: 123
Views: 30,454
Posted By El_Presidente

Diging, I think its a combination of many...

Diging, I think its a combination of many things...sounds like I'm copping out. But...Why have adminers always lived in 'handbrake house'...scuffers always been eyed with deep suspicion...flight ops...
15th May 2012, 19:00
Replies: 123
Views: 30,454
Posted By El_Presidente

diginagain - might have to ask MGD to give Kai a...

diginagain - might have to ask MGD to give Kai a bell to check the diary first...

Anyhow, has anyone else thought about the wider aspects of this thread? Perhaps the perceived poor performance of...
15th May 2012, 18:49
Replies: 81
Views: 45,654
Posted By El_Presidente

MLC, I hear you... Cameron has similar...

MLC, I hear you...

Cameron has similar intent with the armed forces also...hence why I cautioned about what the future holds post Afghanistan. I doubt Labour would cut so deep either the police...
14th May 2012, 20:32
Replies: 75
Views: 13,270
Posted By El_Presidente

AA Now that, I wholeheartedly agree...

AA



Now that, I wholeheartedly agree with...actually I'd add certain military leaders too...

:suspect:
14th May 2012, 19:21
Replies: 81
Views: 45,654
Posted By El_Presidente

Al-R, I know, I have one...and still felt well...

Al-R, I know, I have one...and still felt well renumerated after I had a couple of years service under my belt.

Don't get me wrong here, I'm not knocking anyone...I'm just saying understand what...
14th May 2012, 19:06
Replies: 71
Views: 20,386
Posted By El_Presidente

Beags was a SWO...!? Oh bless! :E

Beags was a SWO...!? Oh bless!

:E
14th May 2012, 18:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By El_Presidente

Like the Jags, there will probably be lots and...

Like the Jags, there will probably be lots and lots of noise about this but by the time it gets going we'll all be retired.

Still, good excuse for another hangar party...!!

:}
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