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Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2019, 09:52
Replies: 53
Views: 17,927
Posted By S92PAX

The Hutton and North West Hutton were often mixed...

The Hutton and North West Hutton were often mixed up. I landed on the wrong one a couple of times in the late eighties and we received a few errent landings too in that period. Most of the time there...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Aug 2018, 13:55
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,449,221
Posted By S92PAX

Could you explain this please in case I have...

Could you explain this please in case I have misunderstood your meaning?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2018, 16:37
Replies: 180
Views: 124,384
Posted By S92PAX

Of course you are completely correct ShyTorque...

Of course you are completely correct ShyTorque but I would prefer to travel to my demise in reasonable comfort than squashed like a sardine in a tin.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2018, 11:25
Replies: 180
Views: 124,384
Posted By S92PAX

I haven't really noticed a vibration problem on...

I haven't really noticed a vibration problem on the S92 - I remember the early Pumas before the pitch reduction shook that much you couldn't read but the S92 cabin is spacious and comfortable.
You...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2018, 07:58
Replies: 180
Views: 124,384
Posted By S92PAX

Who for? certainly not for the poor souls...

Who for? certainly not for the poor souls squeezed in the back. In some of the seat there is so little leg room that it is virtually impossible to walk after a 2 hour flight.
Even before the fatal...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2017, 08:37
Replies: 355
Views: 189,649
Posted By S92PAX

Oh yes there are. The biggest proportion offshore...

Oh yes there are. The biggest proportion offshore is 50, 60, and some 70 year olds with long memories
15th Dec 2017, 15:37
Replies: 434
Views: 336,797
Posted By S92PAX

I can't see Eastern surviving in any form. Too...

I can't see Eastern surviving in any form. Too many cancellations often at very short notice on their old established routes are forcing us to use alternative modes and routes. Their customer service...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2017, 14:44
Replies: 212
Views: 100,804
Posted By S92PAX

I think this could be challenged. ERA stated in...

I think this could be challenged. ERA stated in their briefing about they court claim against Airbus that they inspected the gearbox on their aircraft and found similar spalling on both types of...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2017, 06:06
Replies: 212
Views: 100,804
Posted By S92PAX

Of course they will try. They are tied into multi...

Of course they will try. They are tied into multi million pound leases/purchases and can't afford to abandon these aircraft.
What they obviously don't realise is the strength of feeling against...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2017, 08:46
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,449,221
Posted By S92PAX

I meant the 225 has been replaced and even if was...

I meant the 225 has been replaced and even if was introduced again the strength of feeling against flying in it is too great to overcome.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2017, 08:34
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,449,221
Posted By S92PAX

There was a couple of low key press releases by ...

There was a couple of low key press releases by Airbus claiming the 225 will be returning to service soon....
8th Jun 2017, 00:10
Replies: 1,676
Views: 865,307
Posted By S92PAX

A low cost airline having an alliance with...

A low cost airline having an alliance with probably the worlds most expensive airline? It will be interesting watching how this pans out. Will the islanders be fleeced by Eastern? Flybe had a poor...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2017, 23:29
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,449,221
Posted By S92PAX

I think you are missing the point completely...

I think you are missing the point completely Riffraff. There shouldn't be debris of this magnitude anyway to warrant any change of filter design. The root cause needs addressing, not the consequences
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2017, 18:08
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,449,221
Posted By S92PAX

I know it may be slightly irrational but it is...

I know it may be slightly irrational but it is definitely not hysteria.
The complete lack of confidence comes from the multiple failures of the same components. I accept we don't live in an ideal...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2017, 13:12
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,449,221
Posted By S92PAX

I think you have hit the nail on the head there...

I think you have hit the nail on the head there Impress.
I used to accept the risks of travelling to and working offshore. However the events of the last few years have given me the impression that...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2017, 21:43
Replies: 172
Views: 68,211
Posted By S92PAX

But HC - ignorance is bliss. The current choice...

But HC - ignorance is bliss. The current choice being a heli that definitely loses its rotor blades to one that might. I will take the might option every time.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2016, 12:11
Replies: 172
Views: 68,211
Posted By S92PAX

I think calling the passengers "jibbering...

I think calling the passengers "jibbering ballast" and " outrageous views of the ignorant" is really going too far. If you don't agree with a point, that's fine but don't start insulting those you...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2016, 08:54
Replies: 21
Views: 4,523
Posted By S92PAX

DB, I am a NPPL of a few years and a very keen...

DB,
I am a NPPL of a few years and a very keen model aircraft flyer so am fully aware of the points you raise.
These damned drones are causing legislation that would virtually ban model flying as...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2016, 13:12
Replies: 21
Views: 4,523
Posted By S92PAX

But airprox it as what? Make a case against...

But airprox it as what? Make a case against drones by all means but at least have the decency to be factual.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2016, 11:56
Replies: 172
Views: 68,211
Posted By S92PAX

They can return them to service but I know most...

They can return them to service but I know most of the UK offshore workforce are committed to not flying in them again. Pressure is being applied to the UK operators to follow Statoils lead....
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2016, 11:51
Replies: 21
Views: 4,523
Posted By S92PAX

I would happily see all drone banned but "what...

I would happily see all drone banned but "what could only be a drone" is stretching things quite a lot. Why could it only be a drone? More likely a bird but its obvious you had no idea what it was.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2016, 09:59
Replies: 355
Views: 189,649
Posted By S92PAX

The 225 seems well liked by those upfront but if...

The 225 seems well liked by those upfront but if you spent more time cramped in the back I think you might have a different opinion.
It will be the unpopularity with the workforce that kills it and...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2009, 15:02
Replies: 1,998
Views: 542,583
Posted By S92PAX

Hi,I know it was 2 weeks ago because I was on the...

Hi,I know it was 2 weeks ago because I was on the flight (Thursday 5th March)It is standard practice with our company to get the Captain to brief you after any incident. This he did soon after when...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2009, 13:24
Replies: 1,998
Views: 542,583
Posted By S92PAX

Should we be worried

Hi GentsPlease forgive my intrusion into you domain, but offshore we have been watching this thread with interest.Two weeks ago leaving Scatsta for offshore we made a very rapid landing just after...
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