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23rd Jan 2019, 14:58
Replies: 2,131
Views: 2,631,330
Posted By mbriscoe

I have a feeling that "cost sharing" on the road...

I have a feeling that "cost sharing" on the road in that way might be frowned upon by the authorities.
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2018, 20:26
Replies: 80
Views: 14,947
Posted By mbriscoe

I just looked here after reading this news item. ...

I just looked here after reading this news item.

Hial proposes centralising air traffic control (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42608945)
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2017, 10:11
Replies: 4
Views: 3,025
Posted By mbriscoe

Gwinnett police helicopter crashes at Briscoe Field, two officers injured

I happened to notice this whilst looking for something else, I don't see it mentioned here so posting a link.

Gwinnett police helicopter crashes at Briscoe Field, two officers injured...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2016, 08:04
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,900
Posted By mbriscoe

Farewell flypast by the Junglie SEAKINGs...

Farewell flypast by the Junglie SEAKINGs yesteerday.

The Sea King helicopters make their final flight over Bristol...
1st Mar 2016, 14:03
Replies: 26
Views: 8,114
Posted By mbriscoe

Looks as if they might have moved forward the...

Looks as if they might have moved forward the closure of the ARCC at Kinloss.

KINLOSS RESCUE was apparently heard to sign off on HF on Sunday and yesterday the call UK RESCUE was being used on HF...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2016, 08:46
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,900
Posted By mbriscoe

Part of RN SAR Prestwick's farewell tour...

Part of RN SAR Prestwick's farewell tour (https://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/albums/72157663392243191) of the Highlands last month.
31st Oct 2015, 19:28
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,308,897
Posted By mbriscoe

But the time on the data is that added when it...

But the time on the data is that added when it was transmitted, not when it was received or sent by the server.

COAA also calculate position by triangulation when they do have the positionless...
31st Oct 2015, 17:38
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,308,897
Posted By mbriscoe

Do they extrapolate? A line showing heading is...

Do they extrapolate? A line showing heading is displayed but the data used is of two types. The data actually transmitted by the aircraft and a position triangulated from several receiving points...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2015, 23:36
Replies: 617
Views: 141,948
Posted By mbriscoe

I presume the relatives were not given copies of...

I presume the relatives were not given copies of the report so the reporters might be relying on what non-technical people can remember of what they were told.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2015, 21:34
Replies: 617
Views: 141,948
Posted By mbriscoe

The families had a briefing tonight, those who...

The families had a briefing tonight, those who could not attend will be briefed tomorrow.

BBC News

Clutha crash: AAIB say onboard switches turned off before tragedy...
25th Aug 2015, 21:32
Replies: 1,087
Views: 961,577
Posted By mbriscoe

Carnage? The UK has some of the lowest Road...

Carnage?

The UK has some of the lowest Road Traffic Accident figures in Europe so perhaps they are doing something right.
24th Aug 2015, 21:15
Replies: 1,087
Views: 961,577
Posted By mbriscoe

Some here are very quick to attack anyone who...

Some here are very quick to attack anyone who dares to speculate on the cause of an accident. The same should perhaps apply to those criticising the CAA, they could have picked up some clues to the...
24th Aug 2015, 17:38
Replies: 1,087
Views: 961,577
Posted By mbriscoe

Would you like to be the person responsible at...

Would you like to be the person responsible at the CAA if he imposed no restrictions and there was another similar accident next weekend?

It seems quite reasonable to bring in temporary...
24th Aug 2015, 07:56
Replies: 1,087
Views: 961,577
Posted By mbriscoe

Police now say the death toll could reach twenty...

Police now say the death toll could reach twenty - presume they are going from reports of people missing.
23rd Aug 2015, 09:51
Replies: 1,087
Views: 961,577
Posted By mbriscoe

Wasn't there some mutterings in the Scottish...

Wasn't there some mutterings in the Scottish media or from SNP politicians after the Glasgow police helicopter crash about who would have overall responsibility i.e. a UK organisation (AAIB) or...
23rd Aug 2015, 09:44
Replies: 1,087
Views: 961,577
Posted By mbriscoe

I don't think it suggests that the police are...

I don't think it suggests that the police are 'investigating' it, just assisting with collecting evidence as will always happen. I doubt whether the AAIB have the resources to collect all the...
4th Apr 2015, 23:26
Replies: 44
Views: 15,128
Posted By mbriscoe

I heard a helicopter around this afternoon then...

I heard a helicopter around this afternoon then saw the Oban lifeboat at the top of Loch Etive on AIS.
6th Apr 2014, 15:20
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,521,256
Posted By mbriscoe

How many other locations had they tried...

How many other locations had they tried previously?

The news organisations are suggesting they might have information from the military which has not been disclosed but that probably applies to...
6th Apr 2014, 12:32
Replies: 565
Views: 265,821
Posted By mbriscoe

This news story might be of interest. ...

This news story might be of interest.

Coastal Connection Smith brothers in reverse sea-air rescue (http://forargyll.com/2014/04/coastal-connection-smith-brothers-in-reverse-sea-air-rescue/)


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18th Mar 2014, 16:55
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,521,256
Posted By mbriscoe

The ship tracking websites work in the same way...

The ship tracking websites work in the same way as the aircraft tracking ones, i.e. using volunteers. But it seems unlikely that there are any volunteers in the middle of the Indian Ocean so those...
18th Mar 2014, 11:48
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,521,256
Posted By mbriscoe

Also unusual of a merchant vessel not to have an...

Also unusual of a merchant vessel not to have an IMO.
18th Mar 2014, 11:16
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,521,256
Posted By mbriscoe

It could result in the Malaysians being reluctant...

It could result in the Malaysians being reluctant to involve the Americans much because they know many things passed in confidence will be then given to the press.

I would rather the various...
16th Mar 2014, 12:44
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,521,256
Posted By mbriscoe

Is it not just that most countries do not see...

Is it not just that most countries do not see much of a threat from an aircraft at that altitude so quite possibly 'muted' them on their display to avoid clutter, leave them for the civil ATC people...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2014, 12:54
Replies: 668
Views: 1,040,014
Posted By mbriscoe

I know NPAS is an organisation for England and...

I know NPAS is an organisation for England and Wales police forces, but was there ever any consideration of including the Scottish helicopter (originally Strathclyde). As an outsider it would seem...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2014, 18:40
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,080,834
Posted By mbriscoe

With talk of 'hurried landing' in various ways, I...

With talk of 'hurried landing' in various ways, I can't remember seeing any comments on how busy the roads in the area were at that time of night. I would have thought there would still be quite a...
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