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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2021, 12:58
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

Its not so much about shifting liability risk its...

Its not so much about shifting liability risk its about shifting financial risk. A privatised service will always work out cheaper. Not necessarily the best. That depends on oversight of the operator.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2021, 16:31
Replies: 68
Views: 11,155
Posted By roundwego

Im sure if you had been tasked with that work in...

Im sure if you had been tasked with that work in the military you would have jumped at it.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2021, 20:28
Replies: 68
Views: 11,155
Posted By roundwego

An excellent piece of video which shows the...

An excellent piece of video which shows the skills required for this sort of work. He recognises when he is beginning to overcontrol which is a sign of tensing up and a need to relax a bit. I am...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2021, 11:16
Replies: 16
Views: 5,561
Posted By roundwego

Military Reg XZ597. Now registered as G SKNG....

Military Reg XZ597. Now registered as G SKNG. Full details can be found at CAA GINFO website.

More info here Historic Helicopters - Welcome To Historic Helicopters...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 17:57
Replies: 27
Views: 7,003
Posted By roundwego

Has an obituary been published? i’d like to read...

Has an obituary been published? i’d like to read it.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2021, 13:50
Replies: 261
Views: 87,183
Posted By roundwego

Why would CHC sell the only part of their...

Why would CHC sell the only part of their operation which generates a significant amount of cash flow? Much of what CHCUK makes is syphoned off to pay for “Corporate”. CHCUK will never make a taxable...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2020, 11:54
Replies: 33
Views: 12,242
Posted By roundwego

Too many holes in the brain.

Too many holes in the brain.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 22:31
Replies: 2,609
Views: 822,042
Posted By roundwego

It is interesting that no one has mentioned the...

It is interesting that no one has mentioned the different ability to recognise changing parameters using vertical strip indicators rather than clock style ones. On a clock style indicator one just...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2020, 22:13
Replies: 2,609
Views: 822,042
Posted By roundwego

“Nuff said” demonstrates a completely closed mind...

“Nuff said” demonstrates a completely closed mind and inability to think about the issue from a wider angle.

The word “negligent” is a subjective, opinionated and emotive word which does little to...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2020, 21:05
Replies: 2,609
Views: 822,042
Posted By roundwego

It’s not just about having good SOPs, it’s about...

It’s not just about having good SOPs, it’s about compliance and the cultural acceptance of non compliance. It’s all very well for the company to produce perfect Ops Manuals and perfect training in...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2019, 23:32
Replies: 90
Views: 90,458
Posted By roundwego

One would think that CHC had learnt from its past...

One would think that CHC had learnt from its past mistakes. When it was being dragged under by the losses that it’s previous purchase of British International helicopters was making and no one would...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2019, 19:51
Replies: 11
Views: 5,207
Posted By roundwego

Takes me back to the Biggin Hill mid-air in 1977...

Takes me back to the Biggin Hill mid-air in 1977 when a JetRanger climbed into a Tiger Moth. Five in the JR were killed but the TM managed to land safely with no undercarriage.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2019, 16:54
Replies: 11
Views: 2,458
Posted By roundwego

Well said HC.

Well said HC.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2019, 23:22
Replies: 39
Views: 22,146
Posted By roundwego

Sorry, I had assumed from reading the initial...

Sorry, I had assumed from reading the initial report that they had landed. From the anecdotal account of what happened in more detail, you are right. If they had gone around from the approach, albeit...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2019, 22:04
Replies: 39
Views: 22,146
Posted By roundwego

.....and they flew the machine home with...

.....and they flew the machine home with passengers ???? !!!!!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 18:26
Replies: 39
Views: 22,146
Posted By roundwego

Totally different circumstances.

Totally different circumstances.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2019, 09:12
Replies: 39
Views: 22,146
Posted By roundwego

S92s grounded by Canadian Helicopters Offshore

https://www.offshoreenergytoday.com/unexplained-altitude-drop-forces-offshore-helicopter-to-return-to-airport/?utm_source=emark&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-update-offshore-energy-today-2019-07...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2019, 08:53
Replies: 90
Views: 90,458
Posted By roundwego

Okanagan was very successful long before Dobbin...

Okanagan was very successful long before Dobbin (CHC) bought it. Things went downhill from then on.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2019, 09:57
Replies: 90
Views: 90,458
Posted By roundwego

TWO very successful companies ??

TWO very successful companies ??
13th Jan 2019, 23:54
Replies: 80
Views: 24,493
Posted By roundwego

For F*cks sake all you PC objectors, get a life...

For F*cks sake all you PC objectors, get a life and grow some balls. The crew used their initiative and got the pax home safely and legally. The sad thing is that the SLF which in this case didn’t...
10th Jul 2018, 12:23
Replies: 259
Views: 58,260
Posted By roundwego

Some aircrafts parts are scrapped when they are...

Some aircrafts parts are scrapped when they are “timex”, others are “on condition”. As long as there are GOOD inspection routines (OPC, medicals etc) there is no reason why pilots shouldn’t be “on...
10th Jul 2018, 10:48
Replies: 259
Views: 58,260
Posted By roundwego

I appreciate your views today at age 31 but you...

I appreciate your views today at age 31 but you won’t be saying this at age 60+ when you realise you can’t afford to retire because your pension is nothing like you hoped it would be.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2017, 08:30
Replies: 4
Views: 3,283
Posted By roundwego

The hero rescuer who was swept to his death

Twenty Years ago Exactly.

The hero rescuer who was swept to his death - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42010480)
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2017, 04:46
Replies: 212
Views: 109,090
Posted By roundwego

The 234 remained operating for many years (9 if I...

The 234 remained operating for many years (9 if I remember correctly) in the North Sea after the Sumburgh crash. Helikopter Service in Norway operated them very successfully. It was economics and...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2017, 10:25
Replies: 156
Views: 92,567
Posted By roundwego

Single engine over the North Sea. That's brave. I...

Single engine over the North Sea. That's brave. I wonder what survival gear they had. I assume it must have been non CAT.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2017, 14:54
Replies: 3
Views: 2,421
Posted By roundwego

Thanks v much GKaplan.

Thanks v much GKaplan.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2017, 13:38
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

The Primus 701 is nearly 30 years old

The Primus 701 is nearly 30 years old
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2017, 18:38
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

Any helicopter weather radar I have used...

Any helicopter weather radar I have used (excluding that fitted to civilian AW machines) have been good down to half a mile for obstacle avoidance as long as it is in the correct mode. It's no good...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2017, 17:50
Replies: 78
Views: 42,861
Posted By roundwego

A few measurements will establish if a smaller...

A few measurements will establish if a smaller helicopter can land alongside the stricken S92 with a couple of engineers, toolkit to remove the blades and a lifting kit. Blades will be removed and...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2017, 16:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,421
Posted By roundwego

Honeywell Primus 701 weather radar

Has anyone got an electronic copy of, or a link to, the Pilot User Manual for the above weather radar? It is purely for a short term research task and will not be used for any third party or...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2017, 18:36
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

Alphanumeric wrote;- Yet another...

Alphanumeric wrote;-



Yet another uneducated conclusion. How do you know there was not a proper two crew approach brief? They both acknowledged they were unfamiliar with the area. The report...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2017, 18:00
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

That's what I thought. I read your statement as...

That's what I thought. I read your statement as the operator having the ability to add data directly to the aircraft database without having to involve Honeywell.

I think the discussion about...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2017, 17:34
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

SASless, you said Are you sure you are...

SASless, you said



Are you sure you are correct in your statement about user data being able to be added to the EGPWS database? My understanding is that any new obstacles etc has to be notified...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2017, 15:52
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

Any thoughts on why the defined track goes over...

Any thoughts on why the defined track goes over the top of Black Rock? Would it not have been more sensible for the inbound track to have been more from the south west passing half way between Black...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2017, 10:37
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,216,982
Posted By roundwego

I don't think we can comment on the design of the...

I don't think we can comment on the design of the approach without seeing the accompanying text which is briefly referred to in the report section 3.5.8. The red highlighted numerics on the chart...
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