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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 14:55
Replies: 53
Views: 12,488
Posted By Squat switch

As to the original question; You'll find most of...

As to the original question; You'll find most of their locations here Demobbed - Out of Service British Military Aircraft (http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php) - a few are spread across SPTA,...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2020, 14:54
Replies: 53
Views: 12,488
Posted By Squat switch

As to the original question; You'll find most of...

As to the original question; You'll find most of their locations here Demobbed - Out of Service British Military Aircraft (http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php) - a few are spread across SPTA,...
21st Oct 2020, 16:27
Replies: 459
Views: 309,607
Posted By Squat switch

Smile AOC 22 isn't what I would call the brightest bulb...

AOC 22 isn't what I would call the brightest bulb on the tree.

Good reads; Losing Small Wars, and Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs. Both cover many of the issues we had to work with throughout our...
19th Oct 2020, 16:25
Replies: 459
Views: 309,607
Posted By Squat switch

Crab. Sometimes you just have to let them find...

Crab.
Sometimes you just have to let them find out by making the mistakes for themselves, I take it you have offered your advice?
Mind you with the current debacle we will have moved on to a total...
4th Jul 2020, 13:56
Replies: 20
Views: 3,646
Posted By Squat switch

Sounds like some heads need banging together....

Sounds like some heads need banging together. This really can't be difficult to resolve.

Is there an adult involved anywhere?

Who is driving this and who is the connection at Shawbury.
If risk...
3rd Jul 2020, 14:44
Replies: 20
Views: 3,646
Posted By Squat switch

So the simple, and perhaps obvious, solution...

So the simple, and perhaps obvious, solution would be to place the controller in a position where they can observe correctly/fully.

Anyone got a mobile ATC van?? Seems to work quite nicely for...
1st Jul 2020, 11:00
Replies: 20
Views: 3,646
Posted By Squat switch

Gliding at Cosford moving?

After hearing a rumour, I checked the Wrekin Gliding Club website and it appears they are moving from Cosford to Shawbury?

Anyone got any ideas as to why?

Cosford fits very nicely with gliding.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 15:39
Replies: 3
Views: 2,174
Posted By Squat switch

Army Aviation .co.uk

Anyone know what has happened to this site.

I keep getting a '403 prohibited' page when I search.

I've tried various ISP, search engines, computers and operating systems, Mobile and fixed line...
12th Aug 2019, 15:29
Replies: 459
Views: 309,607
Posted By Squat switch

Progress and technological advances are well and...

Progress and technological advances are well and good, but we must avoid the situation in the fixed wing world especially the civil side where pilots become mere systems managers.
The basic hands on...
7th Mar 2019, 15:42
Replies: 459
Views: 309,607
Posted By Squat switch

Unhappy Crab, Exactly, and who wrote the requirement...

Crab,

Exactly, and who wrote the requirement document and who decided which bid fitted the requirements.
Ascent appear to have played a bit of a blinder in making a proposal that significantly...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2018, 14:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,462
Posted By Squat switch

Crab, MFTS - agreed These appear to...

Crab,

MFTS - agreed

These appear to have been transferred/sold to MOD.
246, 248 and 252 although an anomaly is that 252 is also showing as being re-registered 246
They are all HT2 so NVG...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2018, 16:47
Replies: 4
Views: 2,462
Posted By Squat switch

DHFS Squirrels

I note that 3 of the ex- DHFS Squirrels have had their military registrations restored and are currently at Newquay.

Is MFTS-H that bad??
Or is something else afoot?
16th Aug 2017, 13:49
Replies: 24
Views: 13,342
Posted By Squat switch

A fine gentleman, admirable aviator, superb boss...

A fine gentleman, admirable aviator, superb boss and a willing mentor.

Very sad loss.

Farewell uncle Sam.
28th Apr 2017, 16:14
Replies: 76
Views: 27,823
Posted By Squat switch

With all the discussion in mind, I understand...

With all the discussion in mind, I understand that there is a 135 flying around Shawbury and may have been there for a couple of weeks.

As the contract doesn't start for another year would this...
26th Apr 2017, 12:13
Replies: 76
Views: 27,823
Posted By Squat switch

If the 135 is deemed unsuitable, who wrote the...

If the 135 is deemed unsuitable, who wrote the requirements for the RFP?
Who then decided that the 135 met those requirements?

It appears that someone has decided that training ab-initio pilots...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2017, 14:25
Replies: 27
Views: 8,439
Posted By Squat switch

Gazelle 50th

So..... pictures????:ok:
23rd Feb 2017, 16:07
Replies: 49
Views: 15,591
Posted By Squat switch

Re the Gazelle The prototype Sa340-001 flew...

Re the Gazelle

The prototype Sa340-001 flew with a tail rotor from the Alouette 2 and a rigid rotorhead, the fenestron didn't fly until 1968 on -002. 002 is in a museum at Toulouse.
Search for...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2013, 16:54
Replies: 46
Views: 19,514
Posted By Squat switch

AW 119 - Good? Bad?

Any one out there got experience of this beast?

I'm interested to know what you think of it, how it performs against AW brochure info.

Failures?

Support both engine and airframe?

Good...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2013, 13:33
Replies: 887
Views: 282,564
Posted By Squat switch

As has already been said, they are good but make...

As has already been said, they are good but make sure you get a good and comprehensive conversion.

Make sure the outfit that is going to service it is experienced with the Gazelle.

It is...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2012, 10:05
Replies: 20
Views: 5,563
Posted By Squat switch

Don't think I want to operate an 135 for 20 hours...

Don't think I want to operate an 135 for 20 hours per day 7 days a week (description of role).
Makes a bit of a mockery of essential criteria 4 and 5 and probably 8.

Coat on leaving the house now.
2nd May 2012, 13:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Squat switch

Travel Insurance

If you are with BALPA there is a scheme through Clarke Roxburgh
:)
26th Apr 2012, 16:11
Replies: 88
Views: 13,885
Posted By Squat switch

Why should fling-wing silly people be allowed to...

Why should fling-wing silly people be allowed to post here?


Because we have more fun!!!

I fly both:ok::ok:
27th Sep 2011, 10:13
Replies: 170
Views: 104,350
Posted By Squat switch

Who was onboard?

Seems to me the relatively simple way to find out who was on board is to contact either the immigration authorities at point of departure/arrival
or the rescue service that collected the crew/pax...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2011, 13:36
Replies: 160
Views: 86,445
Posted By Squat switch

As E-T points out it sounds like the FCU. ...

As E-T points out it sounds like the FCU.

If you have more then one machine swap an FCU from a known good setup and try it.

Sounds like you have had an expensive diagnosis so far.

Best of...
12th Aug 2011, 13:03
Replies: 6
Views: 2,007
Posted By Squat switch

Check JAR FCL 3 appendix 11 it will give you the...

Check JAR FCL 3 appendix 11 it will give you the guidance.

If you are dealing directly with CAA at Gatwick then they will be only too glad to help you, contrary to popular belief they do try to...
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