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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2021, 09:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By SimonK

Very good point - a chat last week with a good...

Very good point - a chat last week with a good friend at another offshore operator leads me to believe there are good deals to be done (at his company at least) for anyone with a bit of experience....
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2021, 14:09
Replies: 140
Views: 39,735
Posted By SimonK

Ok I get the picture, cheers :)

Ok I get the picture, cheers :)
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2021, 10:41
Replies: 140
Views: 39,735
Posted By SimonK

I have no idea who you work for Crab...not to...

I have no idea who you work for Crab...not to worry was just curious anyway. I'm sure it will all come out in the wash soon enough.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2021, 08:36
Replies: 140
Views: 39,735
Posted By SimonK

Well it is a rumour network after all Crab - go...

Well it is a rumour network after all Crab - go for it ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 21:57
Replies: 140
Views: 39,735
Posted By SimonK

Thanks for posting the link guys - interesting...

Thanks for posting the link guys - interesting development indeed. Wonder why they pulled out in the end?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2021, 08:21
Replies: 168
Views: 45,512
Posted By SimonK

DrSM I don’t know you but that was a very humble...

DrSM I don’t know you but that was a very humble and honest post, thank you. Best of luck for the future….”there but for the grace of god, go I”
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2021, 08:16
Replies: 140
Views: 39,735
Posted By SimonK

I’m not disagreeing with you by the way, but a...

I’m not disagreeing with you by the way, but a quick look through Airbus tweets over last week and I couldn’t find anything. Have you got the link?
4th Oct 2021, 10:17
Replies: 175
Views: 107,151
Posted By SimonK

Maybe he flew one for a 'jolly'? I have a logbook...

Maybe he flew one for a 'jolly'? I have a logbook to a Cornell instructor who spent the whole war in Canada teaching pilots to fly exclusively them, although he once flew a Hurricane for a 30 minute...
1st Oct 2021, 07:37
Replies: 705
Views: 295,863
Posted By SimonK

The Radio 4 adaption (shown at the same time as...

The Radio 4 adaption (shown at the same time as the mission would have been flown) is on Youtube and bloody amazing it is too:

https://youtu.be/F6U0e5DUdNQ

Edit: link is disabled by PPRune for...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 13:48
Replies: 261
Views: 87,220
Posted By SimonK

£10m.....?

£10m.....?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2021, 13:06
Replies: 40
Views: 7,188
Posted By SimonK

It does look that way but until it hits the...

It does look that way but until it hits the ground I don't see anything untoward from the TR slowing down or moving unnaturally. Looking at his manoeuvre I wonder if he was heavy, hot n high and put...
9th Aug 2021, 08:01
Replies: 42
Views: 11,896
Posted By SimonK

Was given a couple of dusty old books that a...

Was given a couple of dusty old books that a civilian pilot was going to throw out and who thought he'd check with me (as a history nerd) if I wanted them first - turned out to be a pair of logbooks...
4th Jun 2021, 07:54
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By SimonK

You are kidding me! Binned mine not so long back,...

You are kidding me! Binned mine not so long back, mint condition etc...just took up heaps of room and never wore the damn thing. Ah well...
1st Jun 2021, 14:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,491
Posted By SimonK

I didn't know him but sounds like a hell of a...

I didn't know him but sounds like a hell of a guy. Condolences for your loss, RIP.
12th May 2021, 13:04
Replies: 160
Views: 28,235
Posted By SimonK

Thing is that even if they got all the military...

Thing is that even if they got all the military assets mentioned above, the costs of running them would be significantly higher than they are at present due to economies of scale.

Sturgeon was...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2021, 15:28
Replies: 33
Views: 14,633
Posted By SimonK

Did wonder if it was LTE rather than a failure...

Did wonder if it was LTE rather than a failure per se? Looked like they were turning and coming into the hover, likely heavy aswell, at the same time. No idea what the wind was, but likely a big...
17th Apr 2021, 19:01
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
Posted By SimonK

Hi Steve, I was on 2 RAF course and flew it...

Hi Steve,

I was on 2 RAF course and flew it in Bosnia and Iraq 2002-6, happy to help if you don’t mind an ex-Crab viewpoint.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 09:59
Replies: 261
Views: 87,220
Posted By SimonK

Wow. Never saw that one coming. Good luck to all.

Wow. Never saw that one coming. Good luck to all.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2020, 14:12
Replies: 16
Views: 5,569
Posted By SimonK

Very interesting book and one I’ve literally just...

Very interesting book and one I’ve literally just finished reading myself - as an aside fascinating reading in there about the paramilitary missions flown by the ‘Fenix’ squadron of Learjets, some...
13th Nov 2020, 17:49
Replies: 7
Views: 4,111
Posted By SimonK

Awful. But at least there’s some closure now and...

Awful. But at least there’s some closure now and the alternative posed in the press (abduction and murder) never happened. RIP.
10th Nov 2020, 16:37
Replies: 25
Views: 5,937
Posted By SimonK

“Super dull logbook question” this thread does...

“Super dull logbook question” this thread does not deliver :D

I collect WW2 aircrew logbooks and have about 30 RAF/Luftwaffe logbooks....guess I’m the only geek who finds them fascinating!
6th Nov 2020, 13:14
Replies: 3
Views: 2,033
Posted By SimonK

Sad days indeed, worked very closely with them...

Sad days indeed, worked very closely with them when I was at R&S Wg and they were a hugely impressive and talented bunch of guys and girls. All the best for whatever’s next...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 08:36
Replies: 2,609
Views: 822,061
Posted By SimonK

Yeah fair point about the “glorious”. I landed at...

Yeah fair point about the “glorious”. I landed at 1635 in Scatsta with Capt Jean on the 23rd and the 1620z Metar shows broken at 700’ and 5000m, however I distinctly remember it was lovely weather...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 20:59
Replies: 2,609
Views: 822,061
Posted By SimonK

Indeed.. I was flying that day into Scatsta and...

Indeed.. I was flying that day into Scatsta and have a photo somewhere at about the same time the 332 crashed, i seem to recall it was glorious weather and in my experience of 7 years of flying out...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 09:24
Replies: 2,609
Views: 822,061
Posted By SimonK

Were your friends or relatives in the back? No,...

Were your friends or relatives in the back? No, good and glad to hear it - so let’s take emotion out of the argument and discuss it like grown-ups. That’s why crime victims don’t get to set the...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 09:07
Replies: 2,609
Views: 822,061
Posted By SimonK

Well said. I think you hit the nail on the head,...

Well said. I think you hit the nail on the head, some of the ‘characters’ on here piling in on the pilots (I don’t know them, but I know both were highly thought of) need to take a long hard look in...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 16:22
Replies: 24
Views: 6,175
Posted By SimonK

Yes you’re right helicrazi - I was one of the 14...

Yes you’re right helicrazi - I was one of the 14 but jumped for another position for reasons I won’t go into on here, along with several others. I think the final numbers were 2 co-pilots and 7...
13th Jun 2020, 21:20
Replies: 6
Views: 2,530
Posted By SimonK

Wasn’t he the course coordinator? I remember a...

Wasn’t he the course coordinator? I remember a really lovely chap, iirc we did a skit at the end of course review about him (in the nicest possible way) that he took with very good grace. RIP.
12th Jun 2020, 12:49
Replies: 29
Views: 8,109
Posted By SimonK

Really enjoying this series even if the onshore...

Really enjoying this series even if the onshore subplot is a bit lame and superfluous. My own little random U-Boat story was when I used to go back to Austria as a child to see our extended family,...
8th Jun 2020, 18:55
Replies: 29
Views: 9,984
Posted By SimonK

I asked him this a few days ago.....he said...

I asked him this a few days ago.....he said ‘Tornado’!
26th Apr 2020, 12:50
Replies: 47
Views: 23,785
Posted By SimonK

Quick thread resurrection - I was researching a...

Quick thread resurrection - I was researching a logbook I own to a 183 Sqn Typhoon pilot and followed the comments above to Peter Brett's interviews on Youtube. There's hardly any views and they're...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2019, 13:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By SimonK

Probably Performance Class 2e restricted. I won’t...

Probably Performance Class 2e restricted. I won’t go into the boring details but I think this May have been the issue in the days in question. All valid points raised above though aswell.
17th Jan 2019, 10:27
Replies: 139
Views: 82,465
Posted By SimonK

Hats off to the Reds and the rest of the team,...

Hats off to the Reds and the rest of the team, they came across really well. Very sad to see the engineer who was killed at Valley in the programme last night, he came across as an exceptionally...
28th Sep 2018, 06:54
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,161,185
Posted By SimonK

Thanks again mate, fascinating....I think I can...

Thanks again mate, fascinating....I think I can help with the numbers you mention. SD250 etc is the bombload, eg SD 250kg bombs and the points are the totals towards medals. My mE109 ace also records...
27th Sep 2018, 16:46
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,161,185
Posted By SimonK

Thats absolutely superb, thank you sir! I do read...

Thats absolutely superb, thank you sir! I do read a little German (nowhere near enough for a half-austrian though ;) ) and I’ve managed to work out a lot, but I find the old fashioned writing...
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