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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2018, 16:44
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

B73

No I didnít. That came later.

As as I stated at the beginning, it was an honest question from a FW pilot to increase my knowledge about whirly death machines.

You lot are just too easy to...
16th Nov 2018, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By Bob Viking

TR

Chinook vs Hawk is not classed as DACT. It is fighter affilí Training. Different rules regarding manoeuvre limits. For the jet certainly.

BV
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2018, 14:51
Replies: 45
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bob Viking

wiggy

Since nobody has actually decided anything yet and in view of the fact that the concession I have already highlighted has been made maybe we could all just wait and see?

No amount of teeth...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 17:08
Replies: 45
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bob Viking

Project fear

Are we still worried?

Brexit: Britons 'won't need visas for EU visits' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46198478

BV
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2018, 10:58
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

AC

Thats more like it. Your post made me smile.

As an aside, I have had one hands on experience with flying a helicopter (Jetranger). It was from Old Sarum to Sywell and back via the heli lanes in...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2018, 10:17
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

Birds vs helicopters

I think your criteria for lumping birds in with helicopters is a little tenuous to say the least.

I have yet to see a bird with a giant spinning feather arrangement on his bonce. They have wings...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2018, 17:22
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

sycamore

That is a very kind offer. I shall give it some thought.

For now though I have a joke for you. Itís not exactly politically correct but itíll serve a purpose.

Whats the worst thing about...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2018, 13:21
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

SASless

I would like to state, for the record, that is was not me who said that.

At least, not out loud.

BV
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2018, 05:24
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

Thanks for your inputs

Thankyou ladies and gentlemen for your insights. I guess I hadnít really thought about it too much but I understand the role of the gear box on helicopters now.

So a tail rotor should keep...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2018, 05:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By Bob Viking

Art imitating science

Have you seen the movie ĎKingsman: The Secret Serviceí?

Iím not here to recommend it as a film (I very much enjoyed it but it may not be everyoneís cup of tea) but if you have seen it the plot...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2018, 18:08
Replies: 116
Views: 3,800
Posted By Bob Viking

obgraham

I think you could argue that one either way.

How often have you honestly thought to yourself ĎI need to write something down. Hmm. 12Ēx9Ē would just be too much paper for me. And, dang it, 10Ēx7Ē...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2018, 16:10
Replies: 45
Views: 2,302
Posted By Bob Viking

PDR

That last post does make you sound like a bit of a 🔔. I expect better from you.

As I said in a post on another thread earlier this week. I will not lose a wink of sleep about anything Brexit...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Nov 2018, 15:46
Replies: 36
Views: 1,898
Posted By Bob Viking

Boarding school

My children donít board (though they do attend a private school). However, I would not criticise anyone who does send their children to boarding school.

Quality of education is everything.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Nov 2018, 06:24
Replies: 36
Views: 1,898
Posted By Bob Viking

BBE

Would this not just be another example of the Ďpolitics of envyí? Itís easy to look at it from the outside and claim itís not fair that military personnel get this good deal. The military, as a...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2018, 16:39
Replies: 116
Views: 3,800
Posted By Bob Viking

Racedo

Fair enough. Not as many deaths as might be expected from over 300 mass shootings. But 158 is still more than 117.

Both statistics are scandalous.

I for one respect Americans right to own...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2018, 13:58
Replies: 116
Views: 3,800
Posted By Bob Viking

Racedo

I do not wish to wade into the argument on either side but may I please challenge your facts?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-many-mass-shootings-in-america-this-year-2018-2
...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2018, 18:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By Bob Viking

GtW

​​​​​Iím willing to bet the solo student didnít have over 14,000 flying hours.

BV
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2018, 16:01
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

Hmmmmm.

I think we can agree that the Swan is an incredibly graceful bird. A fine example of the genus. Have you ever watched one land on water? They donít stop first.

Helicopters. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2018, 14:54
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

Sycamore

Thanks for the information.

Boscombe has a very long runway as well!

BV
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2018, 14:10
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

Itís good to learn new stuff but I, for one, am...

Itís good to learn new stuff but I, for one, am glad I havenít needed to stray into rotary theory. Besides, you need to be a member of the Magic Circle to truly understand them. Voodoo, Witchcraft...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2018, 13:20
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

Thankyou

Iím learning. So, money aside, should all helicopters be twin rotor?

BV
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2018, 10:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By Bob Viking

Having read the AAIB summary I donít think the...

Having read the AAIB summary I donít think the headline is that sensationalist at all really. I disagree with the use of the word plummeted but other than that Iíd say itís a fair cop.

I find it...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2018, 10:35
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

Fareastdriver

Thankyou for the explanation. Are there any sort of accident rate figures to support which has proven to be the more reliable?

43 years rotary?! That must be some sort of record. Any TR failures...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2018, 10:32
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Bob Viking

Nem

So, what youíre saying is that the average (wo)man on the street (ie you and I) doesnít need to worry about it because someone else will sort the issue. Problem solved.

My wife regularly asks me...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2018, 09:37
Replies: 89
Views: 5,046
Posted By Bob Viking

As if to prove I do have a sense of humour I have...

As if to prove I do have a sense of humour I have seen that many times and I agree that it is funny and well made.

I was also a Jaguar pilot. There were many songs about that too. I also laughed...
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