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Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2017, 21:54
Replies: 71
Views: 16,142
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Will do, we're coming to Gozo just before the Air...

Will do, we're coming to Gozo just before the Air Show and renting a farmhouse for two weeks so see you then.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2017, 21:30
Replies: 71
Views: 16,142
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Hi DB, thoroughly enjoying your posts. I first...

Hi DB, thoroughly enjoying your posts. I first went to Malta in 1954 as a Navy brat flying out in a Viking belonging to Hunting Clan, 8 hours + refuel at Nice and returning 2 years later in a Short...
29th Mar 2017, 19:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,950
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Neither the Mk3 or 3A HF aerials are attached to...

Neither the Mk3 or 3A HF aerials are attached to the fin, there is a mast on the port side just forward of the tail fold, the aerial then goes to a mast high up on the fuselage and just below the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2017, 16:24
Replies: 1,805
Views: 1,064,397
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Sad loss

SAR crews are a widespread but still a family community and the tragic loss of this crew will be felt by all. I was lucky in seeing out my 25 years on SAR with only minor incidents to look back on...
21st Mar 2016, 19:02
Replies: 47
Views: 11,854
Posted By Oldsarbouy

As a Whirlwind Winchman at Chiv in the 70's...

As a Whirlwind Winchman at Chiv in the 70's Mountbatten Wets were a regular occurence and the source of some splendid sponges until the squippers started cutting them in half!
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2016, 13:15
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Catch up Jim, already been posted on another...

Catch up Jim, already been posted on another thread. ;)
14th Jan 2016, 22:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,955
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Let's not forget that Morayvia have XZ592 at...

Let's not forget that Morayvia have XZ592 at their HQ at Kinloss.
14th Jan 2016, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,955
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Sea King Farewell in style

Great coverage tonight of the final flight around half of Scotland by two Sea Kings of the HMS Gannet SAR Flight saying farewell to other rescue agencies and the public. Done in style and typical of...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2015, 21:21
Replies: 21
Views: 5,428
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Sorry Crab but after we ditched Wessex Foxtrot in...

Sorry Crab but after we ditched Wessex Foxtrot in the South China Sea off Hong Kong in a Typhoon the flot gear worked as advertised, she remained upright, and not a drop of water entered the cabin....
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2015, 17:08
Replies: 20
Views: 6,334
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Quite correct Crab it was a tech failure. We all...

Quite correct Crab it was a tech failure. We all escaped virtually uninjured thanks to a robust airframe, let's hope the S92 and AW189 never have to prove that they are as crash worthy.
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2015, 13:10
Replies: 1
Views: 2,414
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Sea Kings to Norway

I see from the tinternet that two ex-Chivenor Sea King HAR3A's are en route to Norway with, possibly, more to follow. At least someone will get some more use out of them, just a shame they will be...
16th Oct 2015, 22:08
Replies: 79
Views: 21,479
Posted By Oldsarbouy

XZ585, the RAF Sea King destined for the RAF...

XZ585, the RAF Sea King destined for the RAF Museum, was the aircraft that crashed in Creag Meagaidh in 1988 during the filming of the Rescue series after suffering an engine failure at a critical...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2015, 20:46
Replies: 2,797
Views: 826,775
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Be interesting to see the breakdown of the...

Be interesting to see the breakdown of the callouts and how many persons were lifted etc. Also if callouts were generated on the slightest pretext to justify the new service as it seems rather...
8th Oct 2015, 16:34
Replies: 12
Views: 2,925
Posted By Oldsarbouy

During my time on Whirlwinds at Chivenor we used...

During my time on Whirlwinds at Chivenor we used the flown "flags" as volley ball nets but I don't seem to recall any bullet holes in them. ;)
16th Sep 2015, 16:07
Replies: 33
Views: 8,288
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Steve was a near neighbour of ours and this news...

Steve was a near neighbour of ours and this news has come as a complete shock. We knew he was ill and he was very upbeat about it but we didn't realise just how serious it was. Our sincere...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2015, 17:33
Replies: 62
Views: 13,946
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Heli1, Best of luck with your efforts to...

Heli1,
Best of luck with your efforts to acquire a yellow Sea King for your establishment and if Morayvia can help in any way you know how to get in touch. Judging by the usual inter service rivalry...
1st Sep 2015, 18:03
Replies: 25
Views: 7,766
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Yes, Huget, I was indeed the Winchop when we...

Yes, Huget, I was indeed the Winchop when we ditched Foxtrot in the South China Sea. We were heading out during a typhoon to go to the aid of a vessel, which turned out to be a hoax, when we lost an...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2015, 16:45
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By Oldsarbouy

XZ592

Heli1 and Torque, thanks very much for info which will be useful. I did get some operational details of one job which entailed the rescue of crew members from a Greek ship and for which the crew...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2015, 18:16
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Morayvia success

Sea King XZ592 was successfully transported by road from Gosport to Spey Bay overnight on the 14th/15th by Limehillock Quarries transport and with massive help from all at HMS Sultan, Gary,his team...
13th Jul 2015, 12:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Nutloose, I take it that was meant for me,...

Nutloose, I take it that was meant for me, oldsarbouy, and if so I assume it's about the Gnome exhausts which I have bought on Ebay. All I want now are two Gnomes to go with them!
Regards
Bob
22nd Jun 2015, 11:45
Replies: 29
Views: 5,064
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Well done to Gary Spoors and all the team at GJD...

Well done to Gary Spoors and all the team at GJD at Bruntingthorpe for a fantastic and painstaking job in taking 808 apart and moving her to Cosford. I hope it features in a Monster Move episode in...
10th Jun 2015, 14:19
Replies: 14
Views: 3,394
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Thanks Nutloose, a lot of that stuff looks past...

Thanks Nutloose, a lot of that stuff looks past it's sell by date. Trouble with acquiring Gnomes is that they are still very much in use and it appears that suicidal Yanks use them on dragsters and...
9th Jun 2015, 19:00
Replies: 14
Views: 3,394
Posted By Oldsarbouy

PN Yes, we'll start with the 540/541 but there's...

PN Yes, we'll start with the 540/541 but there's nothing like those involved getting in touch, as one has already, with a tale of daring do rescuing the crew of a Greek ship.

Anyone know of any...
9th Jun 2015, 10:03
Replies: 14
Views: 3,394
Posted By Oldsarbouy

XZ592 Request for history

Plans to move 592 to Kinloss are well in hand probably the second week in July. If anyone has any history on this aircraft, jobs, incidents etc please PM me as we would like to compile as...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jun 2015, 21:33
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By Oldsarbouy

Sea King to Morayvia

Very pleased to announce that Morayvia has been successful in it's bid to secure Sea King HAR3 XZ592 for it's Science and Technology Centre at Kinloss.
The aircraft is currently at HMS Sultan in...
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