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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2023, 22:51
Replies: 46
Views: 22,553
Posted By Hot_LZ

Sounds all too strangely familiar for a Leonardo...

Sounds all too strangely familiar for a Leonardo aircraft. The issues mentioned sound exactly the same as those on a larger member of the family.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2022, 14:26
Replies: 190
Views: 63,969
Posted By Hot_LZ

Downwash is a consideration of operating the 189,...

Downwash is a consideration of operating the 189, as it should be with every aircraft but it had absolutely no influence on the change of types in the South. As another poster has stated, the...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2022, 22:22
Replies: 190
Views: 63,969
Posted By Hot_LZ

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the AW189....

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the AW189. Although late to the party, it’s been a good aircraft since it’s arrival!

The reintroduction of the AW139 is perhaps realised by the fact that...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2022, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Hot_LZ

Airmanship considerations are very much applied...

Airmanship considerations are very much applied to jobs and training. Every base has the known paragliding sites on their patch and they are avoided as best as possible. The known sites are also...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2022, 16:35
Replies: 41
Views: 4,632
Posted By Hot_LZ

☝🏾Probably the worst option out of all the...

☝🏾Probably the worst option out of all the contenders, but again when has common sense ever prevailed with MOD procurement.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2022, 22:25
Replies: 14
Views: 4,180
Posted By Hot_LZ

The AW189 is no less serviceable than any other...

The AW189 is no less serviceable than any other aircraft I’ve flown.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Apr 2022, 21:27
Replies: 285
Views: 121,246
Posted By Hot_LZ

PHI are setting up a European operation. Weststar...

PHI are setting up a European operation. Weststar and HeliUnion have always been interested in the NS.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2022, 16:56
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Hot_LZ

Nice try but they have to be the same. There are...

Nice try but they have to be the same. There are no cheap shortcuts in aviation, especially where EASA are involved.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2022, 09:36
Replies: 113
Views: 51,045
Posted By Hot_LZ

Cost - they fear that pilots will want the...

Cost - they fear that pilots will want the company to pay for helmets.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2021, 12:16
Replies: 272
Views: 68,826
Posted By Hot_LZ

I completely empathise with your story of the...

I completely empathise with your story of the ‘scales Major’s’ ignorance towards your professional advice but I find it very rich that a crab is complaining about a few Army blokes having a BBQ and a...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2021, 21:41
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,261,493
Posted By Hot_LZ

Probably the same reasons most modern states tend...

Probably the same reasons most modern states tend to privatise vs nationalise.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 21:15
Replies: 285
Views: 121,246
Posted By Hot_LZ

The management is so weak that people are...

The management is so weak that people are continually leaving?

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2021, 20:57
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,261,493
Posted By Hot_LZ

Maritime Mapping. It’s relevance has been...

Maritime Mapping.

It’s relevance has been discussed above with some dismissing its importance for SAR operations. These are commonly used in UKSAR and have done since the beginning of the current...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2021, 17:07
Replies: 160
Views: 131,599
Posted By Hot_LZ

SAS have an ATO approval for AW169. Their initial...

SAS have an ATO approval for AW169. Their initial TR I believe are conducted by Leonardo. Recurrent checks are conducted by their own TRE but all in Sesto.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Oct 2021, 13:55
Replies: 55
Views: 6,561
Posted By Hot_LZ

You wouldn't be converting your licence. You...

You wouldn't be converting your licence. You would be using your U.K. licence to validate your experience for the issue of an EASA licence.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2021, 11:07
Replies: 55
Views: 6,561
Posted By Hot_LZ

There is no longer such a thing as a U.K. issued...

There is no longer such a thing as a U.K. issued EASA licence. Only a U.K. licence or an EASA licence.

Currently EASA licence holders can still fly G reg aircraft but the reverse sadly cannot be...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2021, 23:07
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By Hot_LZ

May one interject and point everyone in the...

May one interject and point everyone in the direction of practicality and pragmatism. Instead of searching around for a rule or regulation which in my experience leads people down the path of poor...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Sep 2021, 22:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By Hot_LZ

My best bit of advice just now is ‘network,...

My best bit of advice just now is ‘network, network, network’. A flight to Aberdeen to get your face into the companies for a tour and brew is a lot cheaper than the IR with no job at the end. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Sep 2021, 18:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By Hot_LZ

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained”. LZ

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained”.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jul 2021, 22:48
Replies: 72
Views: 10,506
Posted By Hot_LZ

I think the SAR aircraft inclusion is a good...

I think the SAR aircraft inclusion is a good idea.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2021, 20:37
Replies: 33
Views: 8,435
Posted By Hot_LZ

For SAR training the crews are still allowed to...

For SAR training the crews are still allowed to land at their discretion. The landing site is always dynamically assessed by the crew and full briefing is conducted before carrying out the landing. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2021, 00:06
Replies: 20
Views: 9,491
Posted By Hot_LZ

Bond were only running their NVG intro trials for...

Bond were only running their NVG intro trials for EAAA in Spring 2013.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2021, 13:30
Replies: 277
Views: 258,785
Posted By Hot_LZ

I believe the winning bidder has been informed...

I believe the winning bidder has been informed but it has not yet been publicly announced as it is in a period where other bidders can lodge disputes. There may have been a dispute from the incumbent...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2021, 09:00
Replies: 284
Views: 147,664
Posted By Hot_LZ

And there are some that don’t even make it that...

And there are some that don’t even make it that far...

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2021, 21:15
Replies: 20
Views: 9,491
Posted By Hot_LZ

I’m sure their legal dispute with Sikorsky is...

I’m sure their legal dispute with Sikorsky is costing a tidy penny or two.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2021, 18:22
Replies: 33
Views: 8,551
Posted By Hot_LZ

Pilot holds position under the con of the winch...

Pilot holds position under the con of the winch op. He’s got LoS with the winchman who normally hand signals when he’s ready for lift. Cable tension taken up slowly and then off they come. If more...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2021, 16:26
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,261,493
Posted By Hot_LZ

I believe they have nothing more than a...

I believe they have nothing more than a threadbare NVG capability. By this I mean a few of the aircrew at 1 base. It may have expanded since I was last informed.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2021, 21:52
Replies: 285
Views: 121,246
Posted By Hot_LZ

CHC & Babcock numbers may be where they are for...

CHC & Babcock numbers may be where they are for incumbent contracts at the moment but watch the oil companies squirm and bail to rebalance the table like they have done so many times before over...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2021, 20:30
Replies: 277
Views: 258,785
Posted By Hot_LZ

I believe they had no further need for it....

I believe they had no further need for it. Probably thrown in as part of the deal while flogging the idle 225s they had collecting dust.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2021, 21:14
Replies: 272
Views: 68,826
Posted By Hot_LZ

☝🏽 The obvious choice would be Blackhawk. Watch...

☝🏽 The obvious choice would be Blackhawk. Watch Leonardo dangle a carrot and say they’ll build any 149 order at Yeovil.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2021, 10:59
Replies: 272
Views: 68,826
Posted By Hot_LZ

NH90 would be a disaster. The best thing the U.K....

NH90 would be a disaster. The best thing the U.K. could do is select a proven reliable airframe to fit this purpose.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2021, 13:59
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By Hot_LZ

The AW189 does have a 19 pax fit. For a distance...

The AW189 does have a 19 pax fit. For a distance of 60 miles I’d happily trade off that comfort for what is a relatively quick flight. That then considerably changes thought process Vs a heavy.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2021, 20:28
Replies: 26
Views: 6,744
Posted By Hot_LZ

If I were a betting man I think you’ll see...

If I were a betting man I think you’ll see Bristow change allegiance shortly.

Babcock have just advertised for a number
of new co pilots.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2021, 14:30
Replies: 18
Views: 6,705
Posted By Hot_LZ

I’m sure they can afford the 6% in extra fuel...

I’m sure they can afford the 6% in extra fuel consumption 😬.

LZ
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2021, 08:19
Replies: 10
Views: 3,459
Posted By Hot_LZ

I don’t think phase 8 has even been released on...

I don’t think phase 8 has even been released on AW189 yet.

LZ
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