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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2022, 14:14
Replies: 107
Views: 25,693
Posted By the_flying_cop

We managed fine at Manchester with our Islander.

We managed fine at Manchester with our Islander.
12th Aug 2022, 19:47
Replies: 144
Views: 50,502
Posted By the_flying_cop

Word is that one of them was poorly and elected...

Word is that one of them was poorly and elected not to fly.
30th Nov 2021, 09:52
Replies: 403
Views: 187,207
Posted By the_flying_cop

Absolutely believe this is a big part of the...

Absolutely believe this is a big part of the problem, based purely on my Joe Public's perspective.


One thing I have noticed and this is only from the original video clip posted on Twitter. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2021, 00:47
Replies: 174
Views: 50,278
Posted By the_flying_cop

The only thing that doesnít work is NPAS.

The only thing that doesnít work is NPAS.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2021, 23:57
Replies: 174
Views: 50,278
Posted By the_flying_cop

I didnít say GMP were the only ones to make it...

I didnít say GMP were the only ones to make it work.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2021, 23:20
Replies: 174
Views: 50,278
Posted By the_flying_cop

it was the crews that made it successful. I loved...

it was the crews that made it successful. I loved every minute of it. We had a blank canvas to start with and we made it work brilliantly. Using our experience from helicopters and adapting it...
10th Sep 2020, 18:54
Replies: 16
Views: 4,530
Posted By the_flying_cop

Itís made it as far as Manchester now.

Itís made it as far as Manchester now.
4th Apr 2018, 21:48
Replies: 372
Views: 304,448
Posted By the_flying_cop

you are too late Mr Peacock.

you are too late Mr Peacock.
4th Apr 2018, 14:31
Replies: 372
Views: 304,448
Posted By the_flying_cop

A few posts up, there was mention that Flt Lt...

A few posts up, there was mention that Flt Lt Stark has been substituted for this season.

Ignoring all the emotive discussion, could someone please tell me who is standing in? Is it one of last...
24th Mar 2018, 18:19
Replies: 31
Views: 6,617
Posted By the_flying_cop

I thought courage like that only existed in the...

I thought courage like that only existed in the movies, not in reality. A real hero.
23rd Mar 2018, 21:44
Replies: 19
Views: 13,632
Posted By the_flying_cop

Crew was probably on snapchat ;)

Crew was probably on snapchat ;)
13th Oct 2017, 00:55
Replies: 60
Views: 19,051
Posted By the_flying_cop

Firstly, I hope the poor chap makes a speedy...

Firstly, I hope the poor chap makes a speedy recovery.

About 29 years ago I did a gliding course at Sealand. I may have convinced myself of this having mulled this over on more than one evening...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2017, 22:18
Replies: 298
Views: 115,187
Posted By the_flying_cop

Well well well. No bugger rings for them anymore...

Well well well. No bugger rings for them anymore as they know that the job will be over before they get there. When they do turn out the job is mostly over before they get there. Pilots leaving,...
20th Apr 2017, 23:37
Replies: 31
Views: 7,075
Posted By the_flying_cop

I'm not dissing the capability of our favourite...

I'm not dissing the capability of our favourite service, I was just saying how quiet it has become. I've been coming up here for near on 37 years now and never seen it so quiet. Last year we had a...
20th Apr 2017, 20:05
Replies: 31
Views: 7,075
Posted By the_flying_cop

My apologies, yes the F-111, it was a long time...

My apologies, yes the F-111, it was a long time ago in my defence.
20th Apr 2017, 16:03
Replies: 31
Views: 7,075
Posted By the_flying_cop

No jets!

Having spent the last 10 days at my humble Scottish holiday home, I'm disappointed not to have seen/heard a single jet. A far cry from the F1-11's et al from the 80's who used to rattle my chimney...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2017, 23:12
Replies: 298
Views: 115,187
Posted By the_flying_cop

PA news, do you have the initials for the ex gmp...

PA news, do you have the initials for the ex gmp fw driver?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2017, 20:42
Replies: 298
Views: 115,187
Posted By the_flying_cop

What a load of pony. I stopped flying prior to...

What a load of pony. I stopped flying prior to NPAS being formed, and have vowed never to return until it is scrapped.

At this rate, there won't be anything left by the time I get to retirement...
4th Mar 2017, 18:47
Replies: 6
Views: 3,728
Posted By the_flying_cop

I saw it too, but I only saw the fuselage and...

I saw it too, but I only saw the fuselage and tail fin. XV markings on the tail. It made me sad seeing such a majestic beast reduced to pieces.

It always gets me how large they seem when on the...
16th Aug 2016, 19:18
Replies: 53
Views: 15,180
Posted By the_flying_cop

Wobbly - that brings back memories, plus a good...

Wobbly - that brings back memories, plus a good fry up in Snoopy's

Happy days.
10th Aug 2016, 13:16
Replies: 8
Views: 3,356
Posted By the_flying_cop

My message must have got through, another...

My message must have got through, another delightful pair today of gr4's doing a hard left turn round the village.

Keep it coming chaps!
10th Aug 2016, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 3,356
Posted By the_flying_cop

Clarification: It didn't look like low level to...

Clarification: It didn't look like low level to me, and it could have just been a steep turn.

Fortunately we are well away from Auchenlaire.

I've been coming up here for 35 years and have seen...
9th Aug 2016, 11:57
Replies: 8
Views: 3,356
Posted By the_flying_cop

Pair of Tonka's-SW Scotland"Thank you!"

To the four chaps that just flew over my caravan in South West Scotland (just on the coast by Gatehouse of Fleet)

Thank you so much. You have made not only my day, but also my kid's day, and the...
9th Jun 2016, 22:50
Replies: 48
Views: 33,401
Posted By the_flying_cop

I did my RAF Gliding Scholarship there when i was...

I did my RAF Gliding Scholarship there when i was 16. Me and a pal got a travel warrant to take us straight from annual camp at RAF Coltishall to Sealand, and we sat on the grass everyday getting...
9th Jun 2016, 22:42
Replies: 20
Views: 6,086
Posted By the_flying_cop

We used to wash our fixed wing and helicopter...

We used to wash our fixed wing and helicopter ourselves (by hand) every Sunday. In fact, when the fixed wing was new (2002) and during the Commonwealth Games, we washed her twice a week.
23rd May 2016, 22:35
Replies: 13
Views: 6,089
Posted By the_flying_cop

to my untrained eye it looks like the brakes...

to my untrained eye it looks like the brakes jammed on. just prior to deflation, it appears the nose drops slightly which would tie in with application of brakes. the fact that the tyres are then...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2016, 19:20
Replies: 115
Views: 51,298
Posted By the_flying_cop

The Bishop.

The Bishop.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th May 2016, 23:14
Replies: 227
Views: 79,182
Posted By the_flying_cop

Fohnwind, don't be that guy.

Fohnwind, don't be that guy.
13th May 2016, 17:05
Replies: 108
Views: 25,398
Posted By the_flying_cop

A group of us sneaked into the cinema in central...

A group of us sneaked into the cinema in central manchester (now a wetherspoons pub) aged 13. We picked out the oldest looking one of us to go and pay as it was rated 15. We had all given said boy...
9th Apr 2016, 19:16
Replies: 102
Views: 150,590
Posted By the_flying_cop

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/enid_b/smal...

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/enid_b/small%20pic.jpg (http://s79.photobucket.com/user/enid_b/media/small%20pic.jpg.html)
24th Feb 2016, 11:35
Replies: 33
Views: 6,715
Posted By the_flying_cop

excuse the potentially ignorant question, but...

excuse the potentially ignorant question, but isn't car deicer corrosive? is it ok to use on wings?
21st Feb 2016, 17:15
Replies: 24
Views: 10,467
Posted By the_flying_cop

the approach over the cliffs certainly focussed...

the approach over the cliffs certainly focussed the mind too!
20th Feb 2016, 01:35
Replies: 24
Views: 10,467
Posted By the_flying_cop

Step Turn, in case you were not having a good...

Step Turn, in case you were not having a good wheeze, the defender was the 'posh' stretched turbine version of the islander.

Made the same racket as a Land Rover mind ;)
18th Feb 2016, 16:59
Replies: 24
Views: 10,467
Posted By the_flying_cop

Our defender got in there on many occasions...

Our defender got in there on many occasions without issue. Getting out was more of a challenge!
18th Feb 2016, 11:19
Replies: 24
Views: 4,467
Posted By the_flying_cop

Arabian Rolos, I remember those!

Arabian Rolos, I remember those!
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