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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2013, 08:03
Replies: 6
Views: 2,371
Posted By JimBall

UK: twins AOC (CAT) over water

Some confusion.

ANO says 15 mins unless floats are fitted; and

JAR-OPS 3 says 10 mins unless:
1. Lifejackets; and
2. Liferaft with a survival Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT(S)).
...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2013, 17:16
Replies: 7
Views: 4,034
Posted By JimBall

Atinas - your "pink bits". The big one is EGR 160...

Atinas - your "pink bits". The big one is EGR 160 inside which any helicopter having an engine failure must be able to either glide clear or be able to ditch in the river. There is no law saying that...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2013, 17:07
Replies: 1
Views: 1,120
Posted By JimBall

London Met Police appeal on Twitter

@mpsinthesky
An Appeal- If any of you out there have possession or knowledge of video of our old Bell 222 helicopters, could they let us know!
Thank you.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2013, 12:23
Replies: 14
Views: 2,305
Posted By JimBall

So pilots working for "re-invigorated" PremiAir...

So pilots working for "re-invigorated" PremiAir will no doubt be issued with new, exclusive charts that show North Hampshire to be a part of West London.
White Waltham has more of a claim to "West...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2013, 18:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,668
Posted By JimBall

"No problem flying downwind..." We all know that....

"No problem flying downwind..." We all know that. We all do it. But ask yourself, given the status of this flight and the weight involved with a high DA, would you?

Or even, "is it absolutely...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2013, 09:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,668
Posted By JimBall

3pm New Mexico, shadow indicates a downwind track...

3pm New Mexico, shadow indicates a downwind track in the 160-170 degree wind.

Downwind, high DA - 3 pax and camera gear.

Numbnuts.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2013, 11:54
Replies: 21
Views: 7,821
Posted By JimBall

Stood in Ken's hangar a few years ago as we...

Stood in Ken's hangar a few years ago as we introduced him to Frank Robinson. The 2 went into an engineering huddle with much displaying of hands - they had never met before, but admired each other...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2013, 16:03
Replies: 8
Views: 3,087
Posted By JimBall

UK got there first! 1956...

UK got there first! 1956 (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/new-helicopter-aka-mobile-helicopter-and-heliport/query/helicopter+trailer)
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2013, 12:56
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By JimBall

And all simonh wanted was to lease an R44 in the...

And all simonh wanted was to lease an R44 in the UK!
There's a whole load of difference in heat accumulation between parking in direct sunlight and flying at 105kts. It's plain physics.
The point...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2013, 11:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By JimBall

Nomorehelosforme: What problem? The limited...

Nomorehelosforme: What problem? The limited number of post-crash fires probably have more to do with high ambient temps and fuel vapourisation than just spillage.

AVGAS is extremely volatile and...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2013, 06:23
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By JimBall

I wouldn't call them "fuel tank upgrades". They...

I wouldn't call them "fuel tank upgrades". They aren't mandatory in the UK. It's a bag tank and it reduces endurance by some 0.2-0.3 hrs - so if you're not used to them, they can catch you out.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2013, 11:18
Replies: 421
Views: 158,736
Posted By JimBall

Interesting about Heli Air. There is a rule,...

Interesting about Heli Air. There is a rule, however, that any aerial work flight conducted by an AOC holder must be conducted to AOC rules.

So, we must only assume that Heli Air per se is not...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2013, 14:20
Replies: 39
Views: 8,812
Posted By JimBall

"The most deadly way to see Australia" says the...

"The most deadly way to see Australia" says the promo. I'm sure RHC's lawyers will enjoy tackling that one. This isn't news - it's sensationalism and is about getting ratings. How fitting that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2013, 12:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By JimBall

"Just for info it appears not to be available for...

"Just for info it appears not to be available for I pad?"

But the iphone version works on the ipad.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2013, 17:12
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By JimBall

GAR online & app

At last, the UKBF has permitted the dreaded GAR (General Aviation Report) form to be an online application. You can use PC or Mac at this address (http://aopa.co.uk/Gar6/) or you can download the app...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2013, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By JimBall

Battersea's quota

They must be running under 12,000 movements pa if they can let this start Amazing Helicopter Flights & Rides Over London | The London Helicopter (http://www.thelondonhelicopter.com/about/)

Hurrah!...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2013, 10:03
Replies: 30
Views: 4,964
Posted By JimBall

The lengths some people will go to get tax...

The lengths some people will go to get tax inspector-approved deductions....
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2013, 10:43
Replies: 17
Views: 5,487
Posted By JimBall

I can't ever see this getting an EASA STC. (1)...

I can't ever see this getting an EASA STC.
(1) The cost of proving it
(2) One of the reasons that RHC didn't put a V14 onto the nose of an R44 is because the V14 (when powered down) drops its...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2013, 15:16
Replies: 278
Views: 137,890
Posted By JimBall

HEMS moved to Northolt 2 months ago.

HEMS moved to Northolt 2 months ago.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2013, 10:40
Replies: 92
Views: 25,338
Posted By JimBall

BBC: Emergency services are attending a...

BBC: Emergency services are attending a helicopter crash near Berlin's Olympic Stadium, in which several people are said to have been injured or killed.
According to an unconfirmed...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2013, 10:25
Replies: 9
Views: 2,869
Posted By JimBall

Hmmm. The strap line at Vimeo states: "the...

Hmmm. The strap line at Vimeo states: "the ability to operate higher then any other camera ship makes it THE Ultimate Camera Ship."

As someone who spends a lot of life sub-1500ft, a bit sub-500ft...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2013, 22:32
Replies: 41
Views: 6,606
Posted By JimBall

London Tuesday morning. VFR on top - see "O2"...

London Tuesday morning. VFR on top - see "O2" shot (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2281157/London-mist-Thick-fog-blankets-east-Britain-wakes-frosty-beautiful-morning.html).
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2013, 14:16
Replies: 25
Views: 3,280
Posted By JimBall

MJB : Battersea serves one small part of London....

MJB : Battersea serves one small part of London. It would hardly be your "go to" destination if you were more than a mile from it - given the safe alt we have available for an auto (worst case...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2013, 14:55
Replies: 846
Views: 234,311
Posted By JimBall

Puntosaurus, you are correct. The reality is that...

Puntosaurus, you are correct. The reality is that if you operate on H4 through City's Class D (east of VB), you are exempt from the 1000ft rule. However, going off-route, you aren't.

Trying to go...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2013, 23:02
Replies: 846
Views: 234,311
Posted By JimBall

As FL has stated, be careful what you wish for......

As FL has stated, be careful what you wish for...

First,one ATC. With international airports at both E & W ends of the heli route structure, one ATC will never happen.

Nothing, in my humble...
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