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7th May 2022, 09:47
Replies: 68
Views: 64,821
Posted By OvertHawk

Brief it - Fly it. Limits are there for...

Brief it - Fly it.

Limits are there for reasons, especially in display / formation / aerobatics.

History is full of examples of what goes wrong when you break those limits and many people have...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2022, 11:12
Replies: 28
Views: 4,193
Posted By OvertHawk

I'm not saying it was the right thing to do - It...

I'm not saying it was the right thing to do - It categorically was not as was explained at length (and volume) by the chief pilot - but i was young and stupid.

(Now I'm old and probably the same...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2022, 08:16
Replies: 28
Views: 4,193
Posted By OvertHawk

The major issue in my opinion is that the pilots...

The major issue in my opinion is that the pilots that have been entering the industry over the last twenty plus years have come overwhelmingly from the ranks of those who want to be pilots and have...
27th Apr 2022, 17:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By OvertHawk

Hope the car is insured for airside risk,...

Hope the car is insured for airside risk, otherwise someone could be seriously out of pocket.

Always worries me when people drive cars on airfields in uk - Most people are not aware that the small...
14th Apr 2022, 11:05
Replies: 24
Views: 7,056
Posted By OvertHawk

For my last renewal i tried multiple times to...

For my last renewal i tried multiple times to fill in the application on CELLMA.

Contacted the helpline and they still could not make it work. They told me to get my AME to manually force it into...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2022, 22:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,995
Posted By OvertHawk

I'm sure that as he enters his hugely comfortable...

I'm sure that as he enters his hugely comfortable retirement after a long and successful ($$$) career he will take note of your opinion.

Edited to reflect that as he is suffering from Aphasia then...
31st Mar 2022, 10:59
Replies: 21
Views: 7,294
Posted By OvertHawk

I worked for a UK AOC company 25 years ago which...

I worked for a UK AOC company 25 years ago which had a random drug and alcohol testing programme then for all of its staff including pilots, engineers and Ops staff.

A tester would show up...
31st Mar 2022, 07:44
Replies: 84
Views: 25,939
Posted By OvertHawk

Supposing that someone chose to paint an inert...

Supposing that someone chose to paint an inert training device to look like a live weapon rather than it actually being a live weapon?

Either way - it's still a pretty big "[email protected]& You" to the Swedes.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2022, 10:25
Replies: 26
Views: 5,523
Posted By OvertHawk

And you would have used up all that extra fuel...

And you would have used up all that extra fuel dragging the gear around.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2022, 10:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By OvertHawk

I've always found that a very effective way of...

I've always found that a very effective way of getting hold of companies.

I give them five minutes of holding on the phone then if they don't answer i cancel the DD.
18th Mar 2022, 10:12
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By OvertHawk

That is indeed interesting - thank you for...

That is indeed interesting - thank you for sharing it!

OH
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2022, 08:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By OvertHawk

I'm pretty sure that the Eiffel Tower is not in...

I'm pretty sure that the Eiffel Tower is not in Switzerland?
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2022, 08:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,905
Posted By OvertHawk

Pure speculation but there have been a number of...

Pure speculation but there have been a number of instances where people involved in ditching / accidents have survived the immediate accident and then succumbed to heart attacks afterwards due to...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2022, 09:39
Replies: 55
Views: 23,615
Posted By OvertHawk

I am generally someone who takes the view that...

I am generally someone who takes the view that individual responsibility should be at the fore and that common sense should be applied. I particularly don't like the way that the phrase "victim...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2022, 08:44
Replies: 65
Views: 9,912
Posted By OvertHawk

I once flew with a chap who was a pilot and an...

I once flew with a chap who was a pilot and an engineer - learned a great deal from him.

His best line:

Q: How do you tell the difference between an engineer and a pilot?

A: the engineer...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2022, 08:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By OvertHawk

Plus you are providing maintenance personnel on a...

Plus you are providing maintenance personnel on a 24hr basis at SAR bases which is a necessity but they may not be getting as much work done as they would if they were in a hangar in Aberdeen. They...
7th Mar 2022, 11:13
Replies: 21
Views: 4,124
Posted By OvertHawk

The quote in the OP does not seem to tie in with...

The quote in the OP does not seem to tie in with any single location in every specific so i think that the suggestion that several locations are being conflated is reasonable. What draws me to...
7th Mar 2022, 08:43
Replies: 21
Views: 4,124
Posted By OvertHawk

I am fully aware that they are different places -...

I am fully aware that they are different places - having flown into both of them in helicopters . :ugh:

The OP asked if Dounrey might be the

"Northern Scotland former RAF base that turned over...
6th Mar 2022, 08:27
Replies: 21
Views: 4,124
Posted By OvertHawk

Suspect you are thinking of RAF Peterhead...

Suspect you are thinking of RAF Peterhead (Longside Heliport)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Peterhead

Extensively used in the past by Helicopters supporting the North-Sea

OH
3rd Mar 2022, 17:30
Replies: 54
Views: 4,349
Posted By OvertHawk

I don't think anyone is saying he was "too fast" ...

I don't think anyone is saying he was "too fast"

I think people have observed that he kept a lot of speed to the threshold which gave him options if he felt he was dropping short and he had plenty...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2022, 17:24
Replies: 36
Views: 3,986
Posted By OvertHawk

I don't think you can use an N-reg for training...

I don't think you can use an N-reg for training in EASA-land.

You might be able to use if for training for N-rated pilots (but not if it is on a commercial basis - i.e they are paying for the...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2022, 15:06
Replies: 16
Views: 4,265
Posted By OvertHawk

(my bolds above) The owner of the aircraft...

(my bolds above)

The owner of the aircraft gave control to someone who was not qualified as a pilot (a fairly specific policy condition of any aviation insurance i've ever seen) after failing to...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2022, 08:26
Replies: 16
Views: 4,265
Posted By OvertHawk

Why would the insurance company sue the...

Why would the insurance company sue the pretender? They will just walk away and leave the owner to try and sue whoever he thinks he can.

I feel sorry for the owner in this situation but he is...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2022, 08:09
Replies: 16
Views: 4,265
Posted By OvertHawk

Every insurance policy i've ever seen specifies...

Every insurance policy i've ever seen specifies minimum requirements.

It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that those requirements are met.

Does the policy specify how the owner should...
22nd Feb 2022, 09:04
Replies: 329
Views: 144,425
Posted By OvertHawk

The real problem at the moment as regards...

The real problem at the moment as regards airmanship stems form the fact that regulators, operators and training organisations are less interested in improving and restoring airmanship than they are...
22nd Feb 2022, 08:55
Replies: 31
Views: 22,330
Posted By OvertHawk

Presumably the point of the case is that one...

Presumably the point of the case is that one party is claiming that the clauses have not been respected. In such a case it would not be uncommon for that party to ask the court to place a restriction...
22nd Feb 2022, 08:20
Replies: 6
Views: 7,002
Posted By OvertHawk

I'm not. Correct use of the autopilot would...

I'm not.

Correct use of the autopilot would require proper training and understanding of the system and regular practice. It would require, on the part of the pilot, the will to learn and...
21st Feb 2022, 10:12
Replies: 14
Views: 4,727
Posted By OvertHawk

I have utmost sympathy for anyone who faces that...

I have utmost sympathy for anyone who faces that kind of medical condition - having lost both my parents to cancer, I know what it looks like.

I can also understand why someone might chose to end...
17th Feb 2022, 17:04
Replies: 26
Views: 5,172
Posted By OvertHawk

You have to wonder if the actual situation is not...

You have to wonder if the actual situation is not that the meters interfere with Fylingdales but rather the other way around - that the radar signals from Fylingdales would block the meters.

That...
17th Feb 2022, 13:26
Replies: 92
Views: 29,793
Posted By OvertHawk

me too - i suspect it depends on which browser...

me too - i suspect it depends on which browser you use and what your cookie blocking settings and such things are (not that i really have any idea about those things)
16th Feb 2022, 16:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,787
Posted By OvertHawk

Looks like it could be a screen grab from CCTV

Looks like it could be a screen grab from CCTV
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2022, 15:45
Replies: 23
Views: 4,154
Posted By OvertHawk

Can you have criminal charges after a public...

Can you have criminal charges after a public enquiry? (Such as the one currently underway).

I thought things like inquests and public enquiries only took place after criminal cases (if there were...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2022, 09:04
Replies: 105
Views: 8,796
Posted By OvertHawk

And of course there is no way at all for someone...

And of course there is no way at all for someone to pretend that their computer is not in the US and access the live streams anyway!!!
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2022, 15:26
Replies: 60
Views: 13,685
Posted By OvertHawk

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/aaib-report-g-m...

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/aaib-report-g-mpsb-heavy-landing-during-simulated-single-engine-training-north-weald-airfield-essex
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2022, 12:30
Replies: 115
Views: 11,396
Posted By OvertHawk

My feelings exactly. I used to be a PC man...

My feelings exactly.

I used to be a PC man and knew all the ways to tweak, customise and mollycoddle my PC.

Then 12 years ago I bough a Mac and now I don't need to know all the nonsense - I...
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