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19th Apr 2018, 08:54
Replies: 460
Views: 435,009
Posted By thelearner

Also SLF - flew more in Helicopters than...

Also SLF - flew more in Helicopters than airliners, and experience working with aero engines driving compressors and power turbines. Couple of links below that may help you.
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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2017, 19:37
Replies: 172
Views: 68,726
Posted By thelearner

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t362/georgemck...

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t362/georgemck/225%20photo_zpsljfii1s9.jpg (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/georgemck/media/225%20photo_zpsljfii1s9.jpg.html)

I passed 3 x 225's on the back...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2016, 10:48
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,458,259
Posted By thelearner

The UK is one of the highest production cost...

The UK is one of the highest production cost areas in the world, and when you talk about cost per bbl, obviously mature fields with low production, this rate increases. There are huge differences in...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2014, 22:29
Replies: 47
Views: 18,043
Posted By thelearner

I flew in this British Caledonian helicopter...

I flew in this British Caledonian helicopter between LGW and LHR in January or February 1984. In the chopper with me were Canon and Ball, their wife's and kids.
It was not my first helicopter...
10th Mar 2014, 13:30
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,334,513
Posted By thelearner

Port Vale - those co-ordinates are only just over...

Port Vale - those co-ordinates are only just over 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 50 km offshore, in what I would imagine would be very busy shipping waters. Also would suspect radar coverage there,...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2014, 17:02
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

They just missed out a bit. Except if you...

They just missed out a bit.

Except if you end up in the water in the dark - escape from the helicopter and rescue from the sea becomes much more difficult and chances of survival are much lower. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2014, 11:31
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

I don't think that's what he was saying at all....

I don't think that's what he was saying at all. He was saying most fixed wing crashes are not survivable - and I think statistics back him up - although some do have survivors and the controlled...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jan 2014, 09:08
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

I agree with this - edited to add apart from the...

I agree with this - edited to add apart from the thrid scenario which I consider a crash - not a slightly uncontrolled ditching - offshore pax have to accept there is some risk - I always have, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2014, 18:44
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

This is the only press article...

This is the only press article (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-25905636) I can find so far regarding the transport committee "gathering evidence" in Aberdeen. But...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jan 2014, 09:41
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

agree 100% with this statement. If you cannot...

agree 100% with this statement.
If you cannot deploy and prepare before you enter the water, chances are it will not be used. If you do not pop the valve before the valve and bypass on the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2014, 17:15
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

HC - you know I think I wholeheartedly agree with...

HC - you know I think I wholeheartedly agree with your post above.

TM - it increases comfort a little in the back where it's most cramped - if you are not squashed in there with some other big...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2014, 16:44
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

TM - some companies are already restricting pax...

TM - some companies are already restricting pax numbers to 16/17 in the EC225 and have been doing for some time - to improve comfort - although I agree they still have 19 seats.

I agree the oil...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2014, 16:39
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

Rebreather - UK LAP I posted about this...

Rebreather - UK LAP

I posted about this earlier in the thread and still don't know the answer. I am fully aware through my survival training, and the flight safety briefing (I think) that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2014, 07:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,882
Posted By thelearner

Wander00 found this on google about Jigsaw. 65...

Wander00 found this on google about Jigsaw. 65 page PDF and possibly not up to date
...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2014, 13:11
Replies: 12
Views: 2,882
Posted By thelearner

The BBC News website for North East Scotland does...

The BBC News website for North East Scotland does indeed show a Jigsaw chopper there. See this link. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-25796323)

Although the STV...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2014, 20:11
Replies: 23
Views: 9,297
Posted By thelearner

Glad you got an explanation. I also think a quick...

Glad you got an explanation. I also think a quick bing bong from the crew explaining would have been nice, if they were too busy then once taxiing would have been ok.

In all my years flying...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2013, 10:07
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

Helicomparitor If this turns out to be...

Helicomparitor


If this turns out to be true, then the Captain should never have left the ground. If a Captain does not have 100% faith in the co-pilots ability to do his job there is no point in...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2013, 20:20
Replies: 95
Views: 12,056
Posted By thelearner

While the exits are important, let it not...

While the exits are important, let it not distract everyone from the primary objective of stopping the helicopter ending up in the water in the first place.
The position of the door jettison handles...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2013, 19:31
Replies: 95
Views: 12,056
Posted By thelearner

Agreed, but the same is true for the UK - we...

Agreed, but the same is true for the UK - we cannot add these in to the UK statistics either - or the UK could be even worse?

There is some really great information on both threads which needs to...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2013, 11:00
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

Screw Driver - thanks - I have read your post...

Screw Driver - thanks - I have read your post 1598 which must not have registered in my mind - I have read every post. Interesting post from you.



Industry Insider

The poster stated it was...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2013, 08:23
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

Only 2 possible sources? AAIB from CVR and would...

Only 2 possible sources? AAIB from CVR and would be highly unprofessional so unlikely? Or CP himself, speaking to colleagues, more likely, but even if true the real question is did the Pilot hear...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2013, 20:35
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

keithl - yes thanks for answering- explains it...

keithl - yes thanks for answering- explains it perfectly. I had searched and found a caa localiser approach chart for sumburgh r/w 09...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2013, 15:47
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

OK DB Thanks, I was not aware of ILS on r/w 27 at...

OK DB Thanks, I was not aware of ILS on r/w 27 at Sumburgh. Does Scatsta have ILS?

From what you say crew have the choice of runway in situations like this, and I realise wind direction is...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2013, 15:12
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

Some people have also asked if this accident...

Some people have also asked if this accident would have been prevented if Sumburgh had a full ILS system. This question has never really been answered?

I know weather delays frustrate the bears,...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2013, 15:03
Replies: 2,479
Views: 739,476
Posted By thelearner

More thoughts from an ex Pax From DB I...

More thoughts from an ex Pax

From DB

I want you guys, the biggest contributors to this thread, to try and bring the learned outcomes to the enquiry, or the HSSG, I worry that it won't find it's...
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