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Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2021, 21:34
Replies: 311
Views: 65,695
Posted By Rigga

A prototype or concept development aircraft needs...

A prototype or concept development aircraft needs to be able to fly to prove its designed systems and concepts. If the CAA didn’t approve the build, no new designs would fly in UK at all. Much of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2021, 20:30
Replies: 12
Views: 4,308
Posted By Rigga

Thud, I would imagine even they would balk at...

Thud, I would imagine even they would balk at whatís left behind...and theyíd all be spending their money more wisely now - on Great Grandkids!
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2021, 21:59
Replies: 12
Views: 4,308
Posted By Rigga

Spot on! As soon as they opened the doors and...

Spot on! As soon as they opened the doors and walked into BAS you could smell the greed. Enough was never going to be enough, Standardisation and regularisation to the Group mantra...little baubles...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2021, 22:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By Rigga

Certified Parts? Scrap parts? Transformed into...

Certified Parts? Scrap parts? Transformed into furniture parts?
Different sites for different parts
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 11:06
Replies: 196
Views: 54,234
Posted By Rigga

As said quite some while ago - Oil & Gas is far...

As said quite some while ago - Oil & Gas is far too volatile an industry for Babcock. When crises happen, the oil industry generally plummets and AA, SAR, Police and MOD assets are at least stable...
25th Feb 2021, 14:53
Replies: 32
Views: 6,535
Posted By Rigga

I was privy to a condensation investigation for a...

I was privy to a condensation investigation for a v large charter airline where the subject 757 was producing an average of 8 gallons of water per holiday flight...from the cockpit.
In my humble...
23rd Feb 2021, 13:22
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By Rigga

Well, since disappearing into Prospect virtually...

Well, since disappearing into Prospect virtually nothing has happened - Id gladly move out of Prospect...too big for this shrinking industry. I completely agree about the protection of LAE’s.
23rd Feb 2021, 13:18
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By Rigga

This is not necessarily down to CAA being slow or...

This is not necessarily down to CAA being slow or inefficient. I believe this is down to the EU/EASA not declaring “equivalence” to their systems in a similar way to not declaring the same for UK’s...
11th Feb 2021, 12:37
Replies: 13
Views: 3,302
Posted By Rigga

You canít sell Ex-military spares for civil use...

You canít sell Ex-military spares for civil use (except for ex-military on the civil register):
a) Their history is often inaccurate/unknown
b) They donít have an OEM/MRO Form 1
10th Feb 2021, 20:08
Replies: 121
Views: 51,296
Posted By Rigga

Hunters were modified to use a Bucc Machmeter And...

Hunters were modified to use a Bucc Machmeter And used as a Bucc trainer (and as station hack) and during my time they were serviced by VASS (Penguin Airways) - they werenít allocated to a Sqn.
18th Dec 2020, 16:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Rigga

I've moved between aviation sectors quite a bit....

I've moved between aviation sectors quite a bit. But I've only had successes with recruiters finding jobs for me, one of which head-hunted me from the ether and successfully placed me in a position...
5th Dec 2020, 21:45
Replies: 9
Views: 3,178
Posted By Rigga

Another bit of SLOW to see whats going on - more...

Another bit of SLOW to see whats going on - more than 20 years ago, I’d have thought that when a Czech company (Skoda) was the nearest company capable of making the hub for the London Eye, that...
29th Nov 2020, 19:31
Replies: 5,179
Views: 1,488,314
Posted By Rigga

Chug said: “I just don't trust the MOD to want to...

Chug said: “I just don't trust the MOD to want to reform Air Safety.“

Shortly before the Nimrod Review was announced (2010?) I was hired by BAES to help introduce Mil Part M into a fleet in their...
24th Nov 2020, 22:08
Replies: 24
Views: 5,321
Posted By Rigga

I worked with many of your old mates too at...

I worked with many of your old mates too at Odiham, Gutersloh and even at Laarbruch. Great people.
24th Nov 2020, 21:56
Replies: 48
Views: 15,212
Posted By Rigga

The original design of MRCA / Tornado was for...

The original design of MRCA / Tornado was for twin vertical stabilisers but this proved too challenging and/or expensive - so that huge monolithic tail was built instead.
23rd Nov 2020, 22:52
Replies: 26
Views: 4,706
Posted By Rigga

After my meagre training, I started working on...

After my meagre training, I started working on Whirlwind Helicopters (S55T for A&Ps) on a Hangar “Rectification Team” and when found to be of sufficient standard, I was pushed out to do Line...
20th Nov 2020, 16:51
Replies: 126
Views: 35,851
Posted By Rigga

I'm sure I've heard of that sort of culture...

I'm sure I've heard of that sort of culture before...I wonder where?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2020, 19:18
Replies: 3
Views: 2,577
Posted By Rigga

Possibly 3x 8 hour shifts for 24 hour cover at...

Possibly 3x 8 hour shifts for 24 hour cover at more than one base....possibly.
25th Oct 2020, 20:15
Replies: 250
Views: 56,476
Posted By Rigga

Bucc...with new spars.

Bucc...with new spars.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 18:26
Replies: 49
Views: 9,718
Posted By Rigga

The flatbed is actually a purpose built trailer...

The flatbed is actually a purpose built trailer for transporting the Huey. The contract is over and he's going home, probably a long way away too. Far less engine hours and Blade time.

The both...
19th Oct 2020, 18:25
Replies: 459
Views: 301,946
Posted By Rigga

Isn't that a classic case of trying to do what...

Isn't that a classic case of trying to do what you did with a completely different aircraft without any respect to the aircraft you now have? I dont see any stories of Herc crews trying to do Beverly...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 09:46
Replies: 35
Views: 13,241
Posted By Rigga

FH1100, I still think you should drive this...

FH1100,

I still think you should drive this car for a few hundred miles (Ive found some out of date glue for the wings too) and it's relatively cheap. It's a '92 model but with a serial number for...
30th Sep 2020, 09:11
Replies: 267
Views: 113,506
Posted By Rigga

Outer Tank is no longer fitted....

Outer Tank is no longer fitted....
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2020, 19:30
Replies: 35
Views: 13,241
Posted By Rigga

So you don't care! - I think you need to buy this...

So you don't care! - I think you need to buy this wonderful car I've just taped together!
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2020, 19:23
Replies: 35
Views: 13,241
Posted By Rigga

I was a bit late to know the R&M guys and a...

I was a bit late to know the R&M guys and a little bit slow in making this connection (it took me seconds) but I was 'involved' with the successors to their workshop Xxxxx Xxxxxx in the early 2000's...
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