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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2010, 02:19
Replies: 32
Views: 6,018
Posted By ifsknt

Mr. Blake's hands are probably tied by Houston...

Mr. Blake's hands are probably tied by Houston and Redhill, BHA has operated this way for years, most GMs in Australia have little autonomy to get things done.

In the old days, Redhill always...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2010, 04:18
Replies: 64
Views: 20,233
Posted By ifsknt

500e. I have not heard of those costs being...

500e. I have not heard of those costs being reimbursed to our company. However, all recent product improvements have been free, not just the MGB related ones. We never got that from EC with the 332L...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2010, 13:50
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

G-BJVZ had an MGB chip and had to be brought back...

G-BJVZ had an MGB chip and had to be brought back by boat. That was an unusual S-76 in the Bristow fleet and it had Fuel Pressure gauges not Fuel Flow gauges like the rest of the fleet. S/N 84 if I...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2010, 01:23
Replies: 17
Views: 4,394
Posted By ifsknt

The WG-30 G-KATE was leased to British Airways...

The WG-30 G-KATE was leased to British Airways Helicopters and spent many years flying the SNS from Beccles, still in its Helicopetr Hire livery.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2010, 04:10
Replies: 83
Views: 26,391
Posted By ifsknt

Burkhard Good pictures but its not an S-92 ...

Burkhard

Good pictures but its not an S-92 Cyclone, its just an S-92A.

The Cyclone nomenclature is for the Canadian MHP program and has auto folding main blades and tail section.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2010, 08:28
Replies: 273
Views: 101,677
Posted By ifsknt

Shell Management isn't although he would probably...

Shell Management isn't although he would probably like to be. He is funny though, I always enjoy his tongue in cheek postings!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2010, 15:20
Replies: 273
Views: 101,677
Posted By ifsknt

Like Heli Aviator, I can't see a birdsrike in a...

Like Heli Aviator, I can't see a birdsrike in a FAR/JAR 29 latest amendment aircraft causing quite that much damage. Forward speed would have been relatively low (just through Vtoss).

I once...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2010, 11:46
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

I was talking with someone today whose instructor...

I was talking with someone today whose instructor in the 70s was D E Eddie Ford. Uncle Eddie was always a great flying companion in the early days of the Bristow 332Ls and before that I sometimes...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2010, 01:32
Replies: 19
Views: 3,579
Posted By ifsknt

Fragnasty The electric thronomisters were...

Fragnasty

The electric thronomisters were going to be installed fleet wide so that in the event of a downlock failure, as this must surely be, the co -pilot would not have to go down to the lower...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2010, 23:19
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

Ah yes, the N registered 412 SP ended up as...

Ah yes, the N registered 412 SP ended up as G-SPBA in 1989 and went to Great Yarmouth.

It spent some time on trial to Conoco working the V fields, then Amoco to the Leman and Inde. It never...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2010, 22:23
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

Dave EJ was a Yarmouth based aircraft in...

Dave

EJ was a Yarmouth based aircraft in 1992 when the John and Norma Major picture was taken. It was Bob Goddard's team who prepared it. You are right though, it was old Paddy ? who blew the...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2010, 05:33
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

He had hair then too! Even Maggie looks young.

He had hair then too! Even Maggie looks young.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2010, 02:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,827
Posted By ifsknt

Ken Thanks for generously giving your...

Ken

Thanks for generously giving your experience to others
Thanks for being a great crew mate in the cockpit when we flew together.
Thanks for being so good humoured, laid back and a gentle...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2010, 10:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By ifsknt

Invited OEMs were sent tender documentation via...

Invited OEMs were sent tender documentation via an on line system in December 2009. Submissions closed in February 2010. The tenders are currently being evaluated by Esso Australia. Required...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2010, 21:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,827
Posted By ifsknt

That's very sad, Ken is one of life's gentlemen.

That's very sad, Ken is one of life's gentlemen.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2010, 07:11
Replies: 86
Views: 53,514
Posted By ifsknt

Fleebag It wasn't a quote. I thought...

Fleebag

It wasn't a quote.

I thought Australia was always going to go for the MRH 90 (for Army and 6 Navy to replace Sea Kings) followed by the NFH 90 for the Navy.

The German report on the...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2010, 00:47
Replies: 86
Views: 53,514
Posted By ifsknt

Looks like Australia will not be buying the...

Looks like Australia will not be buying the NFH-90 without a competition from the MH-60R. Press release below from 25th February 2010

New Naval Combat Helicopter

The Minister for...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2010, 11:43
Replies: 1,998
Views: 547,184
Posted By ifsknt

The 130kt speed restriction is an advisory from...

The 130kt speed restriction is an advisory from Sikorsky based on cruise torque settings. All the foot cracks have occurred either in Canada or the North Sea. PHI in the GOM, who has 50k hours on...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2010, 20:16
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

I remember the Tiger Toilet, they didn't last...

I remember the Tiger Toilet, they didn't last long. I never used it though. It was always a sit down or an on the knees job because the cabin was / is so low that one was always stooped over and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2010, 04:29
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

John I also wish you a happy and long...

John

I also wish you a happy and long retirement. We had manycockpit hours together in the S61 and the early (1982) days of the 332L before I went 76 ing. I also remember trying to use the old S61...
23rd Dec 2009, 10:37
Replies: 72
Views: 20,423
Posted By ifsknt

Pegasus I happily stand corrected on the...

Pegasus

I happily stand corrected on the disembarkation. Must have been one of those Tom Bradley days. I can now remove that "dislike" from my list, thank you.

Regarding the configuration, I...
21st Dec 2009, 12:17
Replies: 72
Views: 20,423
Posted By ifsknt

I have only flown on the QF Dugong and from a...

I have only flown on the QF Dugong and from a pax perspective in J Class upstairs I was not particulary impressed....its a very open "barn" up there whereas the old 744 has smaller sections which...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2009, 01:20
Replies: 245
Views: 103,138
Posted By ifsknt

Hullaballoo Its an airframe, fuel system and...

Hullaballoo

Its an airframe, fuel system and component issue.

The S-92 is heavier than the EC225 because of the additional "beef" built into components to satisfy 100% FAR JAR 29. Likewise, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2009, 09:09
Replies: 6
Views: 3,017
Posted By ifsknt

That's sad. thanks for letting us know. I used to...

That's sad. thanks for letting us know. I used to fly with
"Ken Maxworthy" on the NS in the early 80s on 332Ls and always enjoyed being rostered with him. He was a good hand.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2009, 01:45
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,170,998
Posted By ifsknt

Old Jack Westwell as the Senior Operations...

Old Jack Westwell as the Senior Operations Coordinator...bless his heart

BBHN (ditched by Lee Smith) on the front cover but the bloke in the Captain's seat looks like he is wearing just a vest
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