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Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2020, 11:55
Replies: 103
Views: 6,738
Posted By ShyTorque

Despite what you think in your great...

Despite what you think in your great arrogance..Already done, thanks. I also thanked the consultant verbally in person by telephone and with a personal note.
Sounds like you are someone who knows...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2020, 21:56
Replies: 103
Views: 6,738
Posted By ShyTorque

But this certainly can't be done right now. ...

But this certainly can't be done right now.



Do you not show appreciation where it's due? There were undoubtedly service personnel in the World Wars who were perhaps undeserving of being given...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 21:30
Replies: 587
Views: 256,214
Posted By ShyTorque

Press the button and don't cross the road except...

Press the button and don't cross the road except on a green?
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 21:25
Replies: 19
Views: 4,862
Posted By ShyTorque

Aah, Thanks, SP - got it now!

Aah, Thanks, SP - got it now!
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 21:12
Replies: 19
Views: 4,862
Posted By ShyTorque

It's not often I can't understand the gist of a...

It's not often I can't understand the gist of a post, but in this case..... sorry, not a clue. :confused:
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 19:25
Replies: 19
Views: 4,862
Posted By ShyTorque

Been there, done that, when checking out an N...

Been there, done that, when checking out an N reg. Used all the right letters and numbers, but not necessarily in the right order!

But not as embarrassing as an RAF colleague of mine who set off...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2020, 19:20
Replies: 103
Views: 6,738
Posted By ShyTorque

Curmudgeons, the lot of you "antis". Politics...

Curmudgeons, the lot of you "antis". Politics have nothing to do with this. The NHS have quite literally and very recently saved my life. I've continued to clap promptly, loudly and sincerely and so...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 12:23
Replies: 587
Views: 256,214
Posted By ShyTorque

Yes, if you looked down the fuselage sides in the...

Yes, if you looked down the fuselage sides in the correct light you could still see the profile of the words "Royal Navy" under the RAF paint. They were obviously a bit short of sand paper when they...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2020, 11:33
Replies: 29
Views: 3,330
Posted By ShyTorque

The problem with diesel is the possibility of low...

The problem with diesel is the possibility of low temperature fuel waxing in the airframe fuel filters; so even though the engine can safely burn it, it might not be approved.

It may be that an...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2020, 18:31
Replies: 29
Views: 3,330
Posted By ShyTorque

Strangely enough, the only "emergency fuel" not...

Strangely enough, the only "emergency fuel" not specified in the Puma HC1 manuals and FRCs was Diesel. I think the limit for anything else was 10 flying hours.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2020, 07:07
Replies: 29
Views: 3,330
Posted By ShyTorque

Helicopters have flight manuals The only reliable...

Helicopters have flight manuals The only reliable answer is to comply with it.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2020, 09:30
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By ShyTorque

I donít fly the SP but Iíve got around 3,000...

I donít fly the SP but Iíve got around 3,000 hours on the 109S. As already stated, parking brake ďunreliabilityĒ does vary from airframe to airframe on the 109 series. It's one of this aircraftís...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2020, 20:15
Replies: 32
Views: 2,492
Posted By ShyTorque

I suspect that some make it difficult because...

I suspect that some make it difficult because they don’t want UK workers who would require at least the minimum wage and be more aware of UK employment and health and safety laws.
19th May 2020, 20:06
Replies: 15
Views: 4,960
Posted By ShyTorque

Iím sure she is but it was well before her time...

Iím sure she is but it was well before her time and over 6,000 miles away from Scotland.
19th May 2020, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 4,960
Posted By ShyTorque

This is a difficult and sensitive situation and I...

This is a difficult and sensitive situation and I can see both sides of it. Some years ago I flew for a foreign government in what was known to be a risky environment (to the extent that it proved...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 18:48
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By ShyTorque

Were storks stalked?

Were storks stalked?
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 17:09
Replies: 61
Views: 4,074
Posted By ShyTorque

Aluminium to aluminium? It can sometimes almost...

Aluminium to aluminium? It can sometimes almost weld itself together, especially if corrosion is involved. Iíd say heating the cap and freezing the body is the most likely way to succeed.

Iím...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 09:45
Replies: 102
Views: 5,383
Posted By ShyTorque

Arenít they illegal to use on public land?

Arenít they illegal to use on public land?
15th May 2020, 08:13
Replies: 146
Views: 59,370
Posted By ShyTorque

I was invited to return to the RAF as a high...

I was invited to return to the RAF as a high readiness reserve pilot. I was working overseas at the time, flying for a foreign government. The RAF wanted me to attend every month and offered me a...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 23:32
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By ShyTorque

I use a dentist via the NHS; the same one since...

I use a dentist via the NHS; the same one since 2006. I get excellent service from them and have no complaints whatsoever.

A contrast to my childhood. Iím convinced many of the fillings I had were...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th May 2020, 10:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,989
Posted By ShyTorque

Seems like a reasonable question to me. Sounds...

Seems like a reasonable question to me. Sounds like the lockdown is getting to some....
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 15:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By ShyTorque

Sorry John, as you say, itís all supposition so...

Sorry John, as you say, itís all supposition so chill out a little. As far as I can see, the system was never adopted by any operator. There would have been good reasons for that.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 10:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By ShyTorque

I have difficulty believing that a Whirlwind...

I have difficulty believing that a Whirlwind would be flown half a tonne overweight. I never flew the piston engined version but I did fly the HAR10; My notes tell me the MAUM of that version was...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2020, 09:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By ShyTorque

The figures quoted were that a fully installed...

The figures quoted were that a fully installed and fuelled rig weighed almost 400lbs. Extra payload 200lbs?
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2020, 21:36
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By ShyTorque

You’d need to ask the CAA.

You’d need to ask the CAA.
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