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13th Nov 2022, 12:25
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By luckyrat

He clearly should have been disqualified! How...

He clearly should have been disqualified!
How many horses does a Merlin have………. 😾
...
11th Nov 2022, 20:31
Replies: 30
Views: 3,779
Posted By luckyrat

I started filling it in, then decided against...

I started filling it in, then decided against doing so when it mentioned it was being linked to my census return. All getting a bit to big brother for me!
As a PTI before my flying career, I must...
11th Nov 2022, 16:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By luckyrat

A small remembrance I created using a picture...

A small remembrance I created using a picture taken in my local park of a recently restored Boer war statue ……..
...
7th Nov 2022, 13:07
Replies: 22
Views: 7,892
Posted By luckyrat

possibly what actually happened that day ? ...

possibly what actually happened that day ?


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7th Nov 2022, 08:29
Replies: 22
Views: 7,892
Posted By luckyrat

I managed to find the information from the...

I managed to find the information from the caravan incident to which I referred in my previous post.
It was actually the instructor flying it as a demonstration flight with a student on board….. 🙀...
6th Nov 2022, 16:07
Replies: 22
Views: 7,892
Posted By luckyrat

To be fair that mast was probably difficult to...

To be fair that mast was probably difficult to see, unlike the big red and white control caravan hit by a fellow Chipmunk student on landing at Middle Wallop in 1983 during an Army Air Corps pilot’s...
5th Nov 2022, 09:34
Replies: 159
Views: 25,414
Posted By luckyrat

I too agree with most about the inappropriate use...

I too agree with most about the inappropriate use of modern music, I’m sure something more in period could have been used ? However I did think it was maybe for the younger generations benefit !
I...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2022, 15:43
Replies: 25
Views: 5,755
Posted By luckyrat

As a CSRO who according to my certificate...

As a CSRO who according to my certificate underwent with great fortitude and dexterity the rigours of the survival instructors course. Can I point you to my other posts re this matter.
You can’t...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2022, 17:21
Replies: 25
Views: 5,755
Posted By luckyrat

So! My hands were removed during my violent...

So!
My hands were removed during my violent exit from the aircraft, my dayglo glove’s are pointless, and trying to remember protection location water food, is the last thing on your mind from your...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2022, 14:52
Replies: 25
Views: 5,755
Posted By luckyrat

Had a similar experience in the Falklands, tasked...

Had a similar experience in the Falklands, tasked to pick up a 6 man patrol who were naturally wearing ‘you can’t see me camouflage suits’. Working on a grid reference that maybe taken from the blue...
14th Sep 2022, 21:18
Replies: 31
Views: 10,554
Posted By luckyrat

After over 18,000 flight hours, some times...

After over 18,000 flight hours, some times arriving home with less aircraft than I took off with, I assure you if all I had was a knotted handkerchief, and my arse was on fire 🔥 I would have...
14th Sep 2022, 20:42
Replies: 31
Views: 10,554
Posted By luckyrat

Speaking of chits to leave or not leave an...

Speaking of chits to leave or not leave an aircraft you have just signed for!
Those in charge in the UK at the start of WW1, forbid RFC pilots from wearing parachutes in case they decided to leave a...
13th Sep 2022, 16:31
Replies: 20
Views: 5,223
Posted By luckyrat

Maybe it wasn’t removed pre-flight, and was a...

Maybe it wasn’t removed pre-flight, and was a contributing factor to the incident ?
9th Sep 2022, 09:03
Replies: 11
Views: 2,985
Posted By luckyrat

Flying straight ahead was ok, it was the split in...

Flying straight ahead was ok, it was the split in the centre with left and right fly away that got my bottom going “Half Crown Sixpence!”! 🙀…….
9th Sep 2022, 08:04
Replies: 11
Views: 2,985
Posted By luckyrat

I agree with LJ, these are some of the bit’s...

I agree with LJ, these are some of the bit’s given to me in the last century 😼
...
8th Sep 2022, 16:44
Replies: 11
Views: 2,985
Posted By luckyrat

So it was his fault for the state of Stonehenge...

So it was his fault for the state of Stonehenge now !

I read a very good book years ago called “FIRST OF THE FEW’’. All about the early training and exploits of the RFC/RAF, well worth a read if...
6th Sep 2022, 21:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,940
Posted By luckyrat

I’m really sorry that my fellow professional...

I’m really sorry that my fellow professional aviators where as equally helpful……😾
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2022, 20:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,211
Posted By luckyrat

Been done before I know, but some of the...

Been done before I know, but some of the commandments may be found in my poor attempt at plagiarism!...
6th Sep 2022, 20:25
Replies: 23
Views: 2,940
Posted By luckyrat

N udist area N uclear submarines only N o...

N udist area
N uclear submarines only
N o helicopters
N o idea

I’m sure some cartographer who is more sensible and less bored than me will be along soon……😹
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2022, 20:59
Replies: 88
Views: 12,905
Posted By luckyrat

Or a good name for keep doing it and eventually...

Or a good name for keep doing it and eventually you will be DAMMED ☠️
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2022, 19:18
Replies: 88
Views: 12,905
Posted By luckyrat

Nothing intended to be negative either. Facts...

Nothing intended to be negative either.
Facts remain the same in any form of aviation, poor judgment in poor weather will result in a poor outcome !
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2022, 17:22
Replies: 88
Views: 12,905
Posted By luckyrat

ok… I’ll bite…… “I’m at the other end of the...

ok… I’ll bite…… “I’m at the other end of the spectrum “……😾
I was taught to fly fixed wing first because it was simpler, and required much less skill than flying a helicopter. So the weakest pilots...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2022, 13:14
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By luckyrat

The port weapons pylon passes behind her, just....

The port weapons pylon passes behind her, just. However she definitely appears to be under the rotor disk!
The last thing to go through her mind may be the leading edge next time 🙀...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2022, 23:43
Replies: 88
Views: 12,905
Posted By luckyrat

Been there various times in that green and rainy...

Been there various times in that green and rainy land between 1976-1986, got the T shirt and replacement underwear a few times!
However in the civil aviation world the only real pressure to complete...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2022, 06:57
Replies: 88
Views: 12,905
Posted By luckyrat

In my old military days VMC was simply “clear of...

In my old military days VMC was simply “clear of cloud and in sight of the surface “
Afterwards flying military helicopter support as a civilian, we originally had limitations of a minimum 100 foot...
12th Aug 2022, 19:37
Replies: 47
Views: 14,869
Posted By luckyrat

No offence taken or imagined. To what I was...

No offence taken or imagined. To what I was referring to was a quote from my Chipmunk fixed wing instructor, ex Battle of Britain chap. After another “brilliant” landing when the wings now resembled...
10th Aug 2022, 23:11
Replies: 47
Views: 14,869
Posted By luckyrat

Langly #11 As I’m from Hartlepool can I ask...

Langly #11

As I’m from Hartlepool can I ask just what you are implying?
As a qualified fixed wing and rotary wing pilot they clearly did have enough fruit in leu of money to train me!

With...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2022, 16:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,043
Posted By luckyrat

That’s a shame 😿 However, I was once qualified...

That’s a shame 😿
However, I was once qualified as a pilot on the Scout, Gazelle, Lynx and more recently the S61n. So if anyone will lend me any of those, or all! Im sure I could put on a show 😻
I...
6th Aug 2022, 19:39
Replies: 7
Views: 2,636
Posted By luckyrat

I find the title of this thread very misleading!...

I find the title of this thread very misleading! I was expecting a review of a poor play or movie…….. 😳
31st Jul 2022, 20:28
Replies: 19
Views: 5,946
Posted By luckyrat

Maybe if it was 80 years earlier and the...

Maybe if it was 80 years earlier and the Luftwaffe did the fly past it might have been more noticeable?
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2022, 14:22
Replies: 27
Views: 6,644
Posted By luckyrat

I had to rtb with this one because the release...

I had to rtb with this one because the release mechanism failed. Luckily the fire was out by then !
...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2022, 14:17
Replies: 27
Views: 6,644
Posted By luckyrat

or……..🧐 because the manufacturer wrote it on the...

or……..🧐 because the manufacturer wrote it on the side…..😹
...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2022, 14:05
Replies: 79
Views: 28,528
Posted By luckyrat

I have just checked the job specific, can’t see...

I have just checked the job specific, can’t see anything about age maximum? Having just been forced to retire at 65 after 45 years in aviation and 18,000 helicopter flying hours, it would be nice to...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 07:05
Replies: 86
Views: 23,875
Posted By luckyrat

You lot don’t know you are born. As an Army Air...

You lot don’t know you are born. As an Army Air Corps Gazelle pilot in the 1980’s the only thing that SAS meant was Special Air Service! It was just the pilot versus the helicopter in our poor Army....
25th Jul 2022, 08:12
Replies: 54
Views: 9,476
Posted By luckyrat

You don’t need a Herc, anything with wings will...

You don’t need a Herc, anything with wings will do!

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