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Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2019, 16:16
Replies: 9,535
Views: 958,576
Posted By VintageEngineer

When faced with questions such as how much should...

When faced with questions such as how much should we pay then I always try to look from other perspectives, for example what the French and Germans think and do?

We are where we are partly because...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2019, 09:22
Replies: 9,535
Views: 958,576
Posted By VintageEngineer

Alas, the government can give the EU whatever it...

Alas, the government can give the EU whatever it likes. After all, it's not their money, just a few numbers to throw on top of our debt pile (now over £60,000 per taxpayer in headline debt and...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2019, 09:13
Replies: 9,535
Views: 958,576
Posted By VintageEngineer

in truth, the Islamic attacks and bad eggs...

in truth, the Islamic attacks and bad eggs amongst immigrants are relatively unimportant. Our population grows by well over 1,000 a day, so, ignoring NI, we replaced all terrorist deaths of the last...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2019, 09:03
Replies: 9,535
Views: 958,576
Posted By VintageEngineer

@andrewn It is a complex topic and IMO, like...

@andrewn It is a complex topic and IMO, like dieting, the workable answers can be summed up by 'consume less, exercise/work more'. Whether our best bet is to stay attached to the EU aiming to turn...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2019, 08:07
Replies: 9,535
Views: 958,576
Posted By VintageEngineer

My biggest bugbear is that we haven't had any...

My biggest bugbear is that we haven't had any discussion on the issue that really matters, our dire financial position and how best to get out of it. Out in the Real World rather than the images spun...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2018, 19:53
Replies: 19
Views: 2,353
Posted By VintageEngineer

Back in April 2014 I was working with the Met...

Back in April 2014 I was working with the Met when they tweeted their new helicopter. . ....
19th Nov 2018, 19:36
Replies: 50
Views: 12,379
Posted By VintageEngineer

Gosh, are there enough WOs & SNCOs to fill THOM? ...

Gosh, are there enough WOs & SNCOs to fill THOM?

I suspect that they must come from 674 sqn AAC.
8th Nov 2018, 21:07
Replies: 50
Views: 12,379
Posted By VintageEngineer

That was pretty standard on many of the stations...

That was pretty standard on many of the stations that I was on, for both officers and airmen. I was in surplus MQs on several occasions and loved it as a change from mess accomodation: all the joys...
8th Nov 2018, 18:46
Replies: 57
Views: 12,068
Posted By VintageEngineer

[QUOTE=It's only Me;10304808] Yep, that's him....

[QUOTE=It's only Me;10304808]
Yep, that's him. He certainly didn't spend his winnings buying rounds.
7th Nov 2018, 17:43
Replies: 30
Views: 5,636
Posted By VintageEngineer

Over my years I ended up in front of an AFPRB...

Over my years I ended up in front of an AFPRB several times. Each time I was impressed by the quality of the members, many of whom seem to have been tame appointees that went rogue when given the...
7th Nov 2018, 17:39
Replies: 57
Views: 12,068
Posted By VintageEngineer

I have fantastic memories of GUT in the late...

I have fantastic memories of GUT in the late 80's, with all those paid camping holidays.

Two anecdotes on Christmas Draws:
1. In the Officers Mess, with a massive sum of money as the first prize,...
7th Nov 2018, 17:10
Replies: 50
Views: 12,379
Posted By VintageEngineer

One of the first things I bought was a fan...

One of the first things I bought was a fan heater. It came in very useful year after year when heating was switched off at the official season change dates regardless of how cold it was. With...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2018, 07:49
Replies: 1,173
Views: 523,759
Posted By VintageEngineer

To help the discussion on the pitch of the TR...

To help the discussion on the pitch of the TR blades, I attach again a close-up of the TR at the crash site, plus the original it was taken from (as pdfs, I can't post images yet). The blades seem to...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 15:27
Replies: 1,173
Views: 523,759
Posted By VintageEngineer

@magplug. Thank you. You’re right. I agree that...

@magplug. Thank you. You’re right. I agree that we should be careful being definitive, particularly based on one such image, which is why I included IMO. The AAIB will have access to far more than I...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 09:44
Replies: 1,173
Views: 523,759
Posted By VintageEngineer

I have some experience of crash investigations,...

I have some experience of crash investigations, helicopter engineering and statistics.

Let me shed some light in response to previous comments on the TR:
@ The pdf file below has a blown-up...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Nov 2018, 13:53
Replies: 9
Views: 1,615
Posted By VintageEngineer

To add to the tongue-in-cheek ‘new physics’, I’m...

To add to the tongue-in-cheek ‘new physics’, I’m glad Newton got there first. Imagine force’s being measured in Aviationluvers or Infrequentflyer789s
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 16:50
Replies: 1,173
Views: 523,759
Posted By VintageEngineer

As a former helicopter maintenance engineer, I...

As a former helicopter maintenance engineer, I can confidently say that if an AW169 lost a tail rotor blade then the gearbox will rapidly break free and depart from the airframe.
Helicopters with...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 07:50
Replies: 1,173
Views: 523,759
Posted By VintageEngineer

I was an RAF Engineer Officer involved at the...

I was an RAF Engineer Officer involved at the periphery of the Wessex crash.

Attached below is the summary of the accident report.

There are several Youtube videos, just search 'llyn padarn...
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