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Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2022, 18:27
Replies: 5,726
Views: 1,979,381
Posted By soggyboxers

Shock Horror

:) Oh dear, finally karma catches up with Caverscam
27th Sep 2019, 12:53
Replies: 0
Views: 843
Posted By soggyboxers

Post ATCL A223 Engine Failure Mwanza

Yesterday one of Air Tanzania’s A223s suffered an engine failure after departure from Mwanza shortly after passing through 7,500 feet altitude. The aircraft was turned back to Mwanza and landed...
23rd Sep 2019, 08:13
Replies: 0
Views: 1,417
Posted By soggyboxers

Auric Air Crash Tanzania

An Auric Air Cessna 208, 5H-AAM has crashed at Seronera airport. There were no passengers on board, but it’s reported that both pilots were killed
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2019, 22:52
Replies: 13
Views: 6,067
Posted By soggyboxers

Sad news. I last worked with Rick in Port Said in...

Sad news. I last worked with Rick in Port Said in 1981. He was a really nice, professional but laid back guy. RIP
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2019, 00:06
Replies: 39
Views: 18,093
Posted By soggyboxers

Crab, by UK standards Kabba would be a moderate...

Crab, by UK standards Kabba would be a moderate town - about the size of Andover.

Nigeria has been a difficult place for expats for quite a while, which is sad because it has a lot of beautiful...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2018, 03:08
Replies: 2,713
Views: 2,516,026
Posted By soggyboxers

The bulge in the tail boom of the Prakla Seismos...

The bulge in the tail boom of the Prakla Seismos seismic survey 212s in Iran was not a counterweight to the MAD boom; it was a ground wave radiation detector. We had a sky wave radiation detector...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2018, 10:49
Replies: 68
Views: 9,304
Posted By soggyboxers

Many thanks for the calendar Ned - I love it....

Many thanks for the calendar Ned - I love it. Anyone who wants a really nice 2019 calendar with lots of beautiful photos would be crazy to miss out on your kind offer.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2018, 16:07
Replies: 20
Views: 4,038
Posted By soggyboxers

I was very sorry to hear the sad news of John’s...

I was very sorry to hear the sad news of John’s passing Sandy. He was just a couple of courses ahead of me in training and then I next met him in Aberdeen when I joined Bristow in 1975.
He always...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2018, 22:34
Replies: 24
Views: 5,945
Posted By soggyboxers

Red Bull Sycamore at Cosford Air Day 10 June 18

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/d2f1113e_97b4_4fad_a7b3_28ee06471363_32b207d5166703418f7690b6e11c8c25309bb19d.jpeg...
11th Jun 2018, 13:55
Replies: 40
Views: 20,447
Posted By soggyboxers

Well said kibz2005. One of the things...

Well said kibz2005.

One of the things that’s as unreliable as the weather in many parts of Africa (and many other continents) is the press and too many people jump on any morsel of...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2018, 07:42
Replies: 149
Views: 37,448
Posted By soggyboxers

What a great thread Ned. I love all the photos so...

What a great thread Ned. I love all the photos so far, especially the ones in Tanzania and South Africa. I’m looking forward to all your new posts
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2018, 15:26
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,497,697
Posted By soggyboxers

I do hope you’ll stay VF. For me, this has been...

I do hope you’ll stay VF. For me, this has been the most enjoyable thread on prune for some considerable time and is the only reason I visit this site (and then look at some other threads, most of...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2018, 13:53
Replies: 19
Views: 6,055
Posted By soggyboxers

The new logo is even more unfortunate when you...

The new logo is even more unfortunate when you consider that the original Dragonfly helicopter was the Sikorsky H5 which first flew in the 1940’s
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2018, 12:08
Replies: 29
Views: 6,478
Posted By soggyboxers

The AS355N was, and is, an IFR machine which in...

The AS355N was, and is, an IFR machine which in addition to having a working FLIR was also NVG capable
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2018, 12:20
Replies: 29
Views: 6,478
Posted By soggyboxers

The contract specifically called for AW139. ...

The contract specifically called for AW139. Everett has always had a preference for Eurocopter types (yes, I know they're called Airbus now!).
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2018, 10:37
Replies: 29
Views: 6,478
Posted By soggyboxers

Everett had the contract with Statoil. Bristow...

Everett had the contract with Statoil. Bristow had 2 contracts with Everett, 1 for personnel, the other for aircraft. Everett provided one of the fines helicopter hangars in Africa and its own...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2018, 22:50
Replies: 29
Views: 6,478
Posted By soggyboxers

It's owned, flown and maintained by Everett. ...

It's owned, flown and maintained by Everett.

The previous contract with Statoil was ended when Statoil decided to finish drilling 1 year early because of the falling oil price. The contract...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2018, 09:15
Replies: 29
Views: 6,478
Posted By soggyboxers

Everett Aviation currently have the BATUK...

Everett Aviation currently have the BATUK (British Army Training Unit Kenya) contract in Nanyuki, but they also have bases in Bamburi and Dar es Salaam. They have AB139, and BK117s available and...
22nd Sep 2017, 21:41
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By soggyboxers

As already mentioned, try Simon Everett, of...

As already mentioned, try Simon Everett, of Everett Aviation.
His fleet of helicopters are all Eurocopter/Airbus twins, they operated for the UN in Somalia and presently also fly for the British...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2017, 11:17
Replies: 32
Views: 9,287
Posted By soggyboxers

Another great photo Ned

Another great photo Ned
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2017, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By soggyboxers

Bristow flew their AW139 from Dar es Salaam to...

Bristow flew their AW139 from Dar es Salaam to Lagos about 18 months ago. I can find from my friends out which route they took if it's of interest to you. I also have a friend who ferried a Dauphin...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2017, 23:52
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,254,593
Posted By soggyboxers

I do wish so many idiots would stop posting utter...

I do wish so many idiots would stop posting utter rubbish on this thread until we know what really happened. Even in the 1970s the weather radar we had would have picked up something like Blackrock...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2017, 00:20
Replies: 17
Views: 3,320
Posted By soggyboxers

Same again, Don't bother reading...

Same again,

Don't bother reading 'Whirlwind'; it bears little or no resemblance to operation Sandstorm despite Clavell having interviewed many of the people involved. The best account is in Alan...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2017, 10:26
Replies: 15
Views: 3,081
Posted By soggyboxers

Oh dear, Mr Revolutionary is touchy at being...

Oh dear, Mr Revolutionary is touchy at being caught out spouting nonsense! Why should I ask you about the timeframe you were talking, when you just quote something as a fact?

I used to live in...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2017, 10:08
Replies: 15
Views: 3,081
Posted By soggyboxers

Revolutionary, What utter nonsense. It...

Revolutionary,



What utter nonsense. It wasn't a brave chap who landed there. Everett have flown their Dauphin and BK117s there many times as it's a licensed helipad and well able to handle a...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2017, 21:07
Replies: 32
Views: 6,839
Posted By soggyboxers

That's really good. I'm still sad that having...

That's really good. I'm still sad that having neither American licences i had to stop flying at 65 with a bit more than 20,000. I was lucky to be able to continue working in aviation until I was 70,...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2017, 15:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By soggyboxers

I used the Jeppesen CR3 shirt pocket computer for...

I used the Jeppesen CR3 shirt pocket computer for the last 38 years of my flying career. I liked it because it was compact and easy to use.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2017, 14:05
Replies: 46
Views: 15,852
Posted By soggyboxers

crab, The Wessex 2,4,5 and 60 all had a full...

crab,
The Wessex 2,4,5 and 60 all had a full authority analogue computer, with a double-datum over speed protection, which as you say froze not infrequently but could be reset. I think it was the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2016, 12:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By soggyboxers

If you have a Linkedin account you should be able...

If you have a Linkedin account you should be able to contact Dave through that. The last I heard he was trying to start up an offbeat tour company based in UAE specialising in tours in Afghanistan,...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2016, 11:02
Replies: 5,726
Views: 1,979,381
Posted By soggyboxers

They used to do a great rat pie :}

They used to do a great rat pie :}
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2016, 08:58
Replies: 5,726
Views: 1,979,381
Posted By soggyboxers

nowhere special, Think of the first book of the...

nowhere special,
Think of the first book of the Old Testament
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2016, 11:51
Replies: 172
Views: 73,266
Posted By soggyboxers

2 of my 3 all-time favourite helicopters are...

2 of my 3 all-time favourite helicopters are French, but no matter how many times they change the name, Sud Aviation/Aérospatiale/Eurocopter/AH have always had an arrogant 'we know better than you'...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2016, 20:28
Replies: 69
Views: 11,236
Posted By soggyboxers

Using the logic of Mr Flexible Disc coupling, it...

Using the logic of Mr Flexible Disc coupling, it appears that I had some kind of airborne seat fabric under the underwear of my perspiring derrière for 3.19 years. This left me plenty of time for...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2016, 01:19
Replies: 29
Views: 8,392
Posted By soggyboxers

It does to me. It'll really appeal to the base...

It does to me. It'll really appeal to the base jumping and wing suit crowd a lot of whom have a lot of money and are already really keen to get in on projects like Jetman
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2016, 01:05
Replies: 162
Views: 40,050
Posted By soggyboxers

At one time around 20 years ago, working for...

At one time around 20 years ago, working for Aero, I was based in Port Harcourt, married-accompanied. Henrietta's Bar (now a church car park) used to be a good place to eat out in the garden...
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