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3rd Apr 2022, 14:23
Replies: 48
Views: 4,839
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

My ability drops with bladder fill level, to the...

My ability drops with bladder fill level, to the point Iím effectively a waterlogged brain trying to look like a pilot.

Never, ever fly an aircraft with and endurance greater than your bladder...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2021, 14:05
Replies: 4
Views: 2,048
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

And in two cases I've met offering to undercut...

And in two cases I've met offering to undercut the freelancers currently being used.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 07:46
Replies: 13
Views: 3,235
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Avoid the osprey nests at the north end of...

Avoid the osprey nests at the north end of Bassenthwaite.

Check the weather thoroughly and expect it to change in minutes.

Be very aware of your aircraft’s gust limits, especially if you’re...
5th Aug 2020, 10:51
Replies: 13
Views: 7,871
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Next of kin have been informed and there is quite...

Next of kin have been informed and there is quite a Facebook thread about the pilot. One of the finest gentlemen I’ve ever met, his aircraft was probably the highest time of its type in the world,...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2020, 12:05
Replies: 877
Views: 437,453
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Thank you; just got your PM too. The last thing...

Thank you; just got your PM too. The last thing this industry needs is tales of derring do. We're in enough trouble right now..

SND
16th Mar 2020, 21:33
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Pitts; Iím not the CAA. PM me. Iím happy to...

Pitts;

Iím not the CAA. PM me. Iím happy to discuss with you.

SND.
16th Mar 2020, 13:39
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Once again Pitts you hit your keyboard in...

Once again Pitts you hit your keyboard in ignorance. Iíve been fighting against illegal public transport for years. Well before this case I was subject to some serious threats from some dodgy...
14th Mar 2020, 14:23
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

I'm seriously outraged. The report actually said...

I'm seriously outraged. The report actually said little that wasn't already obvious, and is an AAIB masterclass in impartiality. (having been through the AAIB process I've had read to me the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2020, 13:30
Replies: 29
Views: 5,796
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Don't worry; Chopjock will be along in a minute...

Don't worry; Chopjock will be along in a minute to tell us how he does this all the time and that it's normal practise, can't damage the airframe or power train and that the rest of us know nothing....
24th Feb 2020, 11:01
Replies: 41
Views: 11,552
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Another one to check; every year I run a fly in...

Another one to check; every year I run a fly in at an unlicensed airfield. Four years ago a pilot in a PA28 came and asked if we thought he would be able to take-off with the load he had. He didn't...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2020, 09:20
Replies: 40
Views: 20,360
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Not just the shiny fields. Lots of fields in lots...

Not just the shiny fields. Lots of fields in lots of places as near to where the boss wants to be as possible. Getting sheep shit out of carpets is a skill a lot of helicopter pilots have🤬

SND
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2020, 21:47
Replies: 40
Views: 20,360
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Itís actually at an airfield inside the London...

Itís actually at an airfield inside the London Heathrow Zone, and a lot of us who fly kit like that spend a lot of time in farmers fields waiting for the boss to come back so we can fly him to his...
4th Feb 2020, 18:15
Replies: 32
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

If you are flying QFE or QNH why do you want to...

If you are flying QFE or QNH why do you want to know the elevation in metres? Runway thresholds are often a different height AMSL than ARP's as the world isn't flat, instrument approach plates show...
3rd Feb 2020, 11:59
Replies: 36
Views: 9,161
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

And from long experience of dealing with that man...

And from long experience of dealing with that man I must say he was always friendly, prompt and a good laugh, and more than once ran me to my hotel to save me waiting for a taxi. Oban is a regular...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 2,547
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

I flew an S61 with over 35000 hours on her. Due...

I flew an S61 with over 35000 hours on her. Due to the number of “G” checks she’d been through very little was original, but my back says the pilot’s seats were:{

SND
18th Jan 2020, 17:23
Replies: 41
Views: 7,426
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

:D:D:D:D Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! ...

:D:D:D:D Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/500x510/ppl_kit_71ebe1454e62c782317cbe0262efb8ef1270a367.jpg

SND
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2019, 13:32
Replies: 166
Views: 51,513
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

And WHOOPEE!! CAA SOC16 arrives in your in-box,...

And WHOOPEE!! CAA SOC16 arrives in your in-box, to be completed by 31 December detailing how you conduct night off-airfield landings.

SND
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2019, 19:45
Replies: 46
Views: 12,802
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

And don't forget the instructor/safety pilot...

And don't forget the instructor/safety pilot required for the first trip who must be Battersea current and the tower visit you have to make to be approved for Battersea ops...................

SND
29th Nov 2019, 20:05
Replies: 27
Views: 5,112
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

A fascinating biography, I Just Wanted to Fly by...

A fascinating biography, I Just Wanted to Fly by Bernard Osborn. He flew in the Sicily landings Where he was wounded, and on Market Garden. His description of being in the shrinking perimeter is...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2019, 08:41
Replies: 31
Views: 8,785
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Brilliant! After 30 years and more hours than I'd...

Brilliant! After 30 years and more hours than I'd care to remember I ve still never understood so many things from the exams:E

SND
20th Nov 2019, 09:26
Replies: 59
Views: 11,593
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

This chap raised the flaps to help a bit...

This chap raised the flaps to help a bit https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f3dbe5274a1314000495/1-2010_G-YMMM.pdf
Page 5 is the relevant part to this thread.
Only time I've done a...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2019, 08:48
Replies: 31
Views: 8,785
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

You can motor it to lower the EGT, but a UH1 has...

You can motor it to lower the EGT, but a UH1 has a lot of weight up top that will turn and that canes the battery, in an area where the natives are a bit inhospitable the idea of an unnecessary shut...
18th Nov 2019, 09:37
Replies: 413
Views: 218,227
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Knowing Poulton I would personaly far rather have...

Knowing Poulton I would personaly far rather have HMP as an address:E
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2019, 09:09
Replies: 47
Views: 12,400
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Over 40 000' you need pressure oxygen, a demand...

Over 40 000' you need pressure oxygen, a demand system won't cope. On the jet at FL420 we are required to keep our masks strung round our necks.

SND
29th Oct 2019, 19:42
Replies: 20
Views: 7,467
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

There is also the other scenario. I was booked...

There is also the other scenario. I was booked and paid Club World by my employer for an East Coast USA-London overnight trip.. A "celebrity" was up-graded from WT+ to the next seat to me, I get...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2019, 11:59
Replies: 17
Views: 4,259
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

And may not be quite the dollie you expect! ...

And may not be quite the dollie you expect!

SND
21st Aug 2019, 09:11
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Thanks PDR. Some googling on my part comes up...

Thanks PDR. Some googling on my part comes up with similar explanations. Apparently CO suicides often change their minds, but then find its too late to escape from the stuff.

SND
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2019, 09:02
Replies: 66
Views: 25,495
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Not just me then? SND

Not just me then?

SND
20th Aug 2019, 21:02
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

But, does it make the outbound flight any more...

But, does it make the outbound flight any more legal? Although CO has apparently been found in Sala DI was way outside his qualifications for both outbound and inbound flights. CO poisoning is...
19th Aug 2019, 21:36
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Mike & Runway30; thank you both, and...

Mike & Runway30;

thank you both, and Runway30 if I seemed aggressive it definitely was not meant against you��

SND
19th Aug 2019, 20:46
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

CO poisoning is almost impossible to detect until...

CO poisoning is almost impossible to detect until itís nearly too late. However, there is no excuse, CO poisoning or not for an unqualified pilot carrying out this flight. Ibbotson knew he was...
15th Aug 2019, 23:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,427
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Or in airspace that busy plan for the unexpected,...

Or in airspace that busy plan for the unexpected, get all the VRPís into your plan, and study the routes between them, and mark the tracks/distances on your chart. Youíre unlikely to be given...
15th Aug 2019, 23:08
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,820,374
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

No it doesnít. The whole flight was illegal, CO...

No it doesnít. The whole flight was illegal, CO poisoning doesnít let anybody off the hook, from the statement by the engineer/airfield owner things may be even worse. An illegal flight in an...
15th Aug 2019, 22:45
Replies: 11
Views: 2,190
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

i remember the first one in the UK was at Biggin...

i remember the first one in the UK was at Biggin and caused much confusion. It was around the mid eighties. How many on here remember QDM approaches? I flew my last QDM approach in 1989, the...
15th Aug 2019, 22:34
Replies: 7
Views: 2,427
Posted By Sir Niall Dementia

Amanda is a great mate of mine and regularly...

Amanda is a great mate of mine and regularly reduces me to fits of giggles when sheís ďcontrollingĒ me. Theyíre all good there and Iím lucky in my job to get to meet them when weíve put our headsets...
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