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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2021, 15:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By RMK

...so the US Army uses a French helicopter and...

...so the US Army uses a French helicopter and the US Navy uses an Italian helicopter? 'Murica
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Oct 2021, 15:26
Replies: 30
Views: 6,003
Posted By RMK

Per the OP's request, we should keep this...

Per the OP's request, we should keep this scientific.

Would anyone have data of a RadAlt overflying a location with a Sasquatch below the aircraft; then a second flight (over same area) without...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2021, 17:54
Replies: 30
Views: 6,003
Posted By RMK

Could also be Angels ...or Ghosts. Americans see...

Could also be Angels ...or Ghosts. Americans see a lot of both.

I've ruled out Yetis, due to the altitude involved.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2021, 17:06
Replies: 30
Views: 6,003
Posted By RMK

I'd get that dodgy RadAlt sorted. In mapping...

I'd get that dodgy RadAlt sorted.

In mapping UFO sightings, you’ll see a positive correlation between low levels of education/IQs and higher levels of UFO sightings.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2021, 16:09
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By RMK

Here's a a view of stepping out of an MI8 ...

Here's a a view of stepping out of an MI8

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/480x270/giphy_b4a4331fdbfc383b3c7ae98ff957c65e4666c6e3.gif
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2021, 09:13
Replies: 18
Views: 5,103
Posted By RMK

I’ve been skydiving for 20 years and have only...

I’ve been skydiving for 20 years and have only ever seen “ripcords” or spring-loaded main pilot chutes in old photographs – this doesn’t exist in civilian jumping.

I don’t know about the military;...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2021, 18:12
Replies: 18
Views: 5,103
Posted By RMK

I've done quite a bit of jumping from...

I've done quite a bit of jumping from helicopters; it's nearly always with some slow forward speed (circa 60kts).

However, 2000ft is really too low for safe jumping with a skydiving rig; so they...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2021, 19:19
Replies: 34
Views: 10,512
Posted By RMK

Bellringer, I assume your interaction with UHNW's...

Bellringer, I assume your interaction with UHNW's is limited to flying them around "Driving Miss Daisy" style". Do you actually get a chance to sit and speak with them? I don't work in aviation; I...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2021, 13:13
Replies: 34
Views: 10,512
Posted By RMK

You have won the prize for most dumbass comment...

You have won the prize for most dumbass comment on this thread.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2020, 12:48
Replies: 146
Views: 18,029
Posted By RMK

If you actually understand what Coriolis Affect...

If you actually understand what Coriolis Affect is, you will also understand that it has no affect in a reference space as small as the diameter of a helicopter rotor system.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2020, 21:17
Replies: 34
Views: 9,083
Posted By RMK

Landing in fields with animals

I’m looking at some UK get-aways with the family in more unique accommodation and inquiring about landing permissions.

Odd query, but what animals are safe around a helicopters? I’ve found a...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2020, 12:22
Replies: 137
Views: 45,018
Posted By RMK

The paragraphs above only look at the effect to...

The paragraphs above only look at the effect to AUS weather by either El Nino or La Nina. Both are just catch-all terms for the average surface temperature of a large area of the Southern Pacific...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 11:59
Replies: 81
Views: 18,466
Posted By RMK

After four pages of moaning and hearing “B2N2”...

After four pages of moaning and hearing “B2N2” cry about rich folk going to lunch via helicopter, I picked up the phone and called them myself. My result, was:

ME “I’ll be in the area next...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 11:16
Replies: 81
Views: 18,466
Posted By RMK

I would ask the forum/thread to please stop using...

I would ask the forum/thread to please stop using “football players” as some vaunted income or social bracket. Among the business and finance sector, this socio-economic group is a pariah and not...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 16:32
Replies: 81
Views: 18,466
Posted By RMK

Your logic and reasoning seems limited at best. ...

Your logic and reasoning seems limited at best. A school doesn't want a flow of visitors; Gatwick sure as hell doesn't want a bunch of small private aircraft; but if you're willing to pay a...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 15:44
Replies: 81
Views: 18,466
Posted By RMK

Here in London, I can pick up the phone right now...

Here in London, I can pick up the phone right now and hire an R44 at about 6 different locations all a short drive from my home. That doesn't exist anywhere in the US, not even near a wealth centre...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2020, 11:14
Replies: 81
Views: 18,466
Posted By RMK

MD600Driver, thanks for the note on Grantley...

MD600Driver, thanks for the note on Grantley Hall, I will avoid them no matter what type of transport I’m using on the day. Also, good to list these locations on the HCGB blacklist and the ongoing...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 11:38
Replies: 21
Views: 4,594
Posted By RMK

ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and SkyDemon can all do...

ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and SkyDemon can all do that.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2020, 10:12
Replies: 41
Views: 8,564
Posted By RMK

Must agree with Riga above. In general, if the...

Must agree with Riga above. In general, if the helicopter flight does not reed/require the pilot/crew then that type of flying will be UAV in the future.

Example: looking at a pipeline – UAV;...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2020, 16:43
Replies: 13
Views: 3,150
Posted By RMK

Thanks for the replies above and private...

Thanks for the replies above and private messages. It was great flying and here are a few heli-friendly places, should others be interested:

Armathwaite Hall www.armathwaite-hall.com...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2020, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 10,230
Posted By RMK

It was noted on the news that one of these fires...

It was noted on the news that one of these fires started from pyrotechnics used at a "Gender Reveal" Party. Such as dumbass American idea/concept and not the first time a large fire has resulted...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2020, 08:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,150
Posted By RMK

Stringfellow, Thank you for the kind offer;...

Stringfellow, Thank you for the kind offer; heading up there in the next days. I’m flying an R44, so Avgas not JetA.

I’m going to top up the tanks at Blackpool before landing at our hotel at the...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 14:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,150
Posted By RMK

Thanks to all for the above feedback. All is...

Thanks to all for the above feedback. All is correct; military does indeed fly down to 250ft and the only fuel north of Blackpool is the man-and-a-bowser at Kirkbride.

For information on military...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2020, 10:45
Replies: 13
Views: 3,150
Posted By RMK

Lake District (UK) Local Knowledge

I’m spending a few days visiting and flying around the Lake District and interested in any local knowledge such as particular must-see locations (for photos) or commercial heli-tour routes to be...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2020, 17:16
Replies: 27
Views: 17,045
Posted By RMK

If helicopters are not for you, WTF are you on...

If helicopters are not for you, WTF are you on the Rotorheads Section of this forum?
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2020, 15:16
Replies: 501
Views: 147,530
Posted By RMK

With private flying opened back up in the UK...

With private flying opened back up in the UK (solo or with family re COVID), would anyone have any suggestions on possible landing sites for a family picnic – 30 to 60 minutes flying from London?
...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2020, 11:41
Replies: 51
Views: 14,603
Posted By RMK

Here's a graphic to add to Paco's description: ...

Here's a graphic to add to Paco's description:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/720x720/windowsmac1_cd134267318ed3a105650a1fc5f6741f5b37dfa7.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2020, 21:21
Replies: 51
Views: 14,603
Posted By RMK

Nearly every name above has an "end-point"...

Nearly every name above has an "end-point" offering. Kasperky's is: https://www.softwareadvice.com/security/kaspersky-endpoint-security-select-profile/

With a fuller understanding, you'd know it...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2020, 16:30
Replies: 51
Views: 14,603
Posted By RMK

Crab, I’ve used Kaspersky since 1998 (the company...

Crab, I’ve used Kaspersky since 1998 (the company started in 1997); I’ve never had a problem with it.

For a “full blown” clean (if I think I may potentially have a problem) my routine is to run:...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2020, 12:23
Replies: 51
Views: 14,603
Posted By RMK

Either Kaspersky www.kaspersky.co.uk...

Either Kaspersky www.kaspersky.co.uk (http://www.kaspersky.co.uk) or ESET www.eset.com (http://www.eset.com).

I concur with Paco’s anecdote on Norton, I’ve been similarly told by the corporate...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2020, 15:06
Replies: 30
Views: 4,129
Posted By RMK

Have a look at the FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook...

Have a look at the FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook (free download)

Helicopter Flying Handbook...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2020, 00:02
Replies: 50
Views: 8,108
Posted By RMK

Yes, mostly hotels/pubs/restaurants for an...

Yes, mostly hotels/pubs/restaurants for an afternoon or day out, but also overnights in some locations and even landing in a few friends gardens (bigger homes outside of London of course).

The...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2020, 14:57
Replies: 50
Views: 8,108
Posted By RMK

Beyond being more fun to fly, helicopters as just...

Beyond being more fun to fly, helicopters as just far more useful and enjoyable for flying in the UK or Europe.

It went straight to RW 15 years ago as a PPL(H) and have no desire for a FW license....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2020, 15:37
Replies: 51
Views: 14,603
Posted By RMK

Hotmail, Yahoo or AOL accounts are particular red...

Hotmail, Yahoo or AOL accounts are particular red flags to scammers. This is exacerbated if they know you to be elderly.

Without getting into specifics, compromised accounts, hacking and “SMTP...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2020, 17:16
Replies: 36
Views: 10,280
Posted By RMK

Yes, that's the place.

Yes, that's the place.
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