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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2023, 03:00
Replies: 5
Views: 3,447
Posted By jimf671

There are some video clips circulating of the...

There are some video clips circulating of the immediate aftermath showing foggy conditions. Maybe about 50 to 60m visibility at ground level amongst contrasting structures.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2022, 15:38
Replies: 23
Views: 5,671
Posted By jimf671

Sometimes that means the "Before we knew what we...

Sometimes that means the "Before we knew what we were doing generation."?

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I have been following the triggered lightning story because it affects availability for SAR...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2022, 17:51
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

I wonder what is being bid for the Irish contract...

I wonder what is being bid for the Irish contract bearing in mind the number of spare SAR-fit S-92A there will be?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2022, 05:37
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

SK and Whirlwind are out of service I'm afraid,...

SK and Whirlwind are out of service I'm afraid, so all 6, 8, 12 tonne helicopters in the 2020s are going to have sh1tloads of downwash and we're all safer in the air because of it. Realistically, not...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2022, 02:36
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By jimf671

Scout picture from Wikipedia page....

Scout picture from Wikipedia page. (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Westland_Scout_62.jpg/1024px-Westland_Scout_62.jpg)
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2022, 05:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By jimf671

A broadly similar subject was covered at the ICAR...

A broadly similar subject was covered at the ICAR Air Commission a couple of weeks ago in Montreux. It mainly concerned re-inflation risk for canopies already on the ground and awaiting rescue....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2022, 13:16
Replies: 873
Views: 784,445
Posted By jimf671

Maybe two reasons. The offences of the departing...

Maybe two reasons. The offences of the departing or the perverse mentality of the management.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2022, 00:11
Replies: 88
Views: 12,905
Posted By jimf671

ORS4 Nos 1070 & 1081 apply for UK SAR. These are...

ORS4 Nos 1070 & 1081 apply for UK SAR. These are exemptions and not specific so, yes, the actual limits, and associated mitigations, will be in the contractor's Ops Manual.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2022, 19:29
Replies: 272
Views: 68,813
Posted By jimf671

USAF 56 Rescue used to share our hangar on visits...

USAF 56 Rescue used to share our hangar on visits so I got many chances to look at their Pavehawks. The gunner works from a seat inside the aircraft. The aircraft has a two-part sliding door that...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 21:57
Replies: 171
Views: 53,671
Posted By jimf671

As has already been alluded to, different...

As has already been alluded to, different jurisdiction deal with such accidents in different ways.

Many of us could probably name a few jurisdictions where we would expect an accident like this to...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 13:19
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

Iroquois mythology- Da-jo-ji, the mighty...

Iroquois mythology- Da-jo-ji, the mighty panther spirit of the west wind.
- Ga-oh, spirit of the wind.
- Ne-o-gah, the gentle fawn spirit of the south wind.
- O-yan-do-ne, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2022, 15:25
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

By 2027, three regions of the UK will be relieved...

By 2027, three regions of the UK will be relieved of their chore of worshipping the teflon helicopter company's great motherf#cking S-92 wind god.

At the same time, some SAR stakeholders may miss...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2022, 15:13
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

Correct. And this contract means a significant...

Correct. And this contract means a significant step up in resources at Inverness, and some at Prestwick. The part-time elements at FtWm and Carlisle take workload pressure off both Inverness and...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jul 2022, 03:46
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

They are building a synthetic training facility...

They are building a synthetic training facility at Lee. A stakeholder engagement phase is expected so perhaps that is when the planned balance of online, synthetic and live training will emerge.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2022, 15:29
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

On Thursday, with no alternative competitors...

On Thursday, with no alternative competitors left, and knee-deep in political chaos that made any thought of a Government Assurance process ridiculous, the DfT/MCA abandoned the timetabled September...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2022, 15:30
Replies: 17
Views: 3,022
Posted By jimf671

You would have thought they would have kept the...

You would have thought they would have kept the water boiler. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2022, 20:22
Replies: 30
Views: 5,978
Posted By jimf671

UK viewers use American VPN location!

UK viewers use American VPN location!
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2022, 15:56
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

"What is the Black Spot, Captain?" ...

"What is the Black Spot, Captain?"


Actually, the decisions should have been made by now for all the lots. Lot 1 - quick response helicopter, lot 2 - long range helicopter, lot 3 - FW and UAV, or...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2022, 17:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By jimf671

Jumping ahead a bit, The IET's "6G for Policy...

Jumping ahead a bit, The IET's "6G for Policy Makers" (https://www.theiet.org/impact-society/factfiles/communications-factfiles/6g-for-policy-makers/) states
"The traditional approach to a next...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2022, 15:55
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,261,479
Posted By jimf671

I notice that the Coastguard had been unaware...

I notice that the Coastguard had been unaware that during the previous seven years the neighbouring SRR (UK) had the same problem regarding top cover as Ireland (due to be fixed in both jurisdictions...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2022, 20:44
Replies: 18
Views: 6,407
Posted By jimf671

CHC and Bristow will be in the competition. In...

CHC and Bristow will be in the competition. In all probability, that's all we need to know. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2022, 15:00
Replies: 87
Views: 17,091
Posted By jimf671

I think you'll probably find that the Norwegian...

I think you'll probably find that the Norwegian approach of longlining the air ambulance paramedic into difficult incident locations and then using the SAR fleet for extraction is safer, cheaper and...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2022, 22:29
Replies: 10
Views: 2,086
Posted By jimf671

There were hundreds of civilian rescues on what...

There were hundreds of civilian rescues on what should have been land (!) by 705 Sqn FAA on 31st January 1953 and the days following. The 1953 floods were the event that seared the helicopter as a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 20:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,747
Posted By jimf671

Ever wanted evidence for the need for a...

Ever wanted evidence for the need for a deployable trained rescuer on the wire?
... or the need for regular HHO training?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2022, 19:52
Replies: 285
Views: 121,240
Posted By jimf671

Get the red paint out.

Get the red paint out.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2022, 03:27
Replies: 55
Views: 24,539
Posted By jimf671

Even in a territory where the NHS runs the air...

Even in a territory where the NHS runs the air ambulance fleet there are persisting problems with HLS for HEMS and SAR at some key locations. :ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2022, 22:01
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

It was clear from the Bristow Group numbers...

It was clear from the Bristow Group numbers during the early period of the contract that UK SAR was bringing in an important slice of reliable revenue without which the entire group may have had a...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2022, 14:29
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

BHL do SAR in the UK, northern Norway,...

BHL do SAR in the UK, northern Norway, Netherlands and elsewhere. Incumbent contractor. Bristow SAR (https://www.bristowgroup.com/services/search-and-rescue)

CHC do SAR in Ireland, contracts...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2022, 20:37
Replies: 190
Views: 63,966
Posted By jimf671

I am expecting an Invitation to Submit Final...

I am expecting an Invitation to Submit Final Tender is being issued this month. That sort of timing would mean that by the end of May it is more or less all over. At that point, an internal review...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2022, 15:41
Replies: 28
Views: 7,350
Posted By jimf671

The emerging picture for Russian aviation has...

The emerging picture for Russian aviation has been examined by Mentour on youtube. He examines principally the situation for FW airlines but there may be similar implications for helicopter...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2022, 15:24
Replies: 7
Views: 2,008
Posted By jimf671

Tasks requiring a sustained hover a few feet from...

Tasks requiring a sustained hover a few feet from a random obstacle, whether that be a stationary cliff or a moving mast, generate a different risk profile.

All about different tasks, different...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2022, 18:38
Replies: 55
Views: 24,539
Posted By jimf671

Since then the walls of the silos have been...

Since then the walls of the silos have been elevated and reinforced by a hundred million pages of risk assessments and gdpr policy. :ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2022, 19:09
Replies: 55
Views: 24,539
Posted By jimf671

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1211x1479/plymouth_hospital_helipad_445f0d13d8cb3e7708df95e6bf746319959bb8e2.jpg

Or this might work better....
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2022, 19:05
Replies: 55
Views: 24,539
Posted By jimf671

If TallSAR were here I expect he could enlighten...

If TallSAR were here I expect he could enlighten us on that matter.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2022, 14:58
Replies: 55
Views: 24,539
Posted By jimf671

The ITV online report currently gives the most...

The ITV online report currently gives the most detail about this sad event.
ITV - Derriford accident....
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