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Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2020, 19:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,979
Posted By Thomas coupling

Thanks lads. Retirement is better than expected...

Thanks lads. Retirement is better than expected even during these torrid times.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2020, 21:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,979
Posted By Thomas coupling

Signing off

A BIG thank you to everyone on Pprune/rotorheads for all the discussions, debates, debacles and camaraderie over the last 20+ years on Pprune.
We've put the (rotary) world to rights several times...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2019, 20:46
Replies: 151
Views: 95,569
Posted By Thomas coupling

Wh is the boss of NPAS currently?

Wh is the boss of NPAS currently?
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2019, 20:43
Replies: 29
Views: 11,203
Posted By Thomas coupling

Great bit of marketing - works...

Great bit of marketing - works everytime.........always someone out there who will bite.
A fool and his money.................................
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2019, 19:45
Replies: 205
Views: 130,554
Posted By Thomas coupling

A tragic but inevitable outcome from the enquiry....

A tragic but inevitable outcome from the enquiry. A dark day for the industry.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2019, 19:37
Replies: 47
Views: 10,471
Posted By Thomas coupling

Max Altitude

Fascinating reading!

"...... Because of the ice and clouds, the test pilot had no outside visibility. Attitude instruments had been removed to lighten the helicopter. Boulet looked up through the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2019, 09:33
Replies: 151
Views: 95,569
Posted By Thomas coupling

Thanks PANews. Little to contribute these...

Thanks PANews.

Little to contribute these days, having been retired for over a year now!
But always interested in watching and listening re - NPAS, as I invested so much of my life into Police...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2019, 13:41
Replies: 151
Views: 95,569
Posted By Thomas coupling

Is that joke of a police officer still running...

Is that joke of a police officer still running NPAS, or has he been suitably removed and demoted in line with his pathetic misdemeanours?
Because if he is still running the show - who in their right...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2019, 16:40
Replies: 58
Views: 25,493
Posted By Thomas coupling

LTE Vs LTA

Ideal aircraft to discuss this as the Jetbox was notorious for tail rotor "issues" to be polite.
Grateful for corrections as I am getting long in the tooth now and much has happened since I flew...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Apr 2019, 16:02
Replies: 205
Views: 130,554
Posted By Thomas coupling

To emphasise: Remaining fuel was not...

To emphasise:

Remaining fuel was not available to the main tank. Engine(s) stopped as a consequence.
The Nr decayed below its recoverable limit. Pilot was therefore unable to control the landing.
4th Apr 2019, 22:41
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,487,557
Posted By Thomas coupling

So why has the CEO/President of Boeing, tonight,...

So why has the CEO/President of Boeing, tonight, said that he now own responsibility for what happened in that cockpit as a result of the MCAS debacle thrown up by the preliminary report?
He went on...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2019, 17:16
Replies: 77
Views: 28,888
Posted By Thomas coupling

What's the point if the damn ship is too far...

What's the point if the damn ship is too far away?
You can have the biggest 'basket' in the world.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 20:58
Replies: 77
Views: 28,888
Posted By Thomas coupling

SASless - the boat you refer to "only" has 571...

SASless - the boat you refer to "only" has 571 pax onboard - which is probably the equivalent of a dreamliner going in!
I'm talking "massive" .
Look at Harmony of the Seas, at 226,000 tonnes and...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2019, 16:45
Replies: 77
Views: 28,888
Posted By Thomas coupling

I know nothing about large cruise ship evacuation...

I know nothing about large cruise ship evacuation procedures but would love to have a peek!
I presume (assume) the real biggies that carry 3 or even 5k pax - stick to relatively safe routes which...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2019, 23:14
Replies: 77
Views: 28,888
Posted By Thomas coupling

1200 pax. 4 helos. 3 pax per winch. 1 winch...

1200 pax.
4 helos.
3 pax per winch.
1 winch per 20 mins.
36 pax/hr
33hours ????
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2019, 23:07
Replies: 151
Views: 95,569
Posted By Thomas coupling

Send the old git my warmest regards will you!

Send the old git my warmest regards will you!
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Mar 2019, 15:30
Replies: 97
Views: 52,292
Posted By Thomas coupling

A non-disclosure clause. But spelled...

A non-disclosure clause. But spelled wrongly:ouch:
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2019, 23:37
Replies: 19
Views: 2,700
Posted By Thomas coupling

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/300x368/andy_300_b200f61cd33948985735d0e20a51efe85f67025e.jpg

And even buy a quick round!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2019, 23:30
Replies: 97
Views: 52,292
Posted By Thomas coupling

DB - c'mon. We're talking additional freight and...

DB - c'mon. We're talking additional freight and pax to a third world county here. Most 'stuff' (pax and freight) gets there eventually by flat bottomed boat - easy, cheap and reliable. S92 - WTF? ...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2019, 15:45
Replies: 97
Views: 52,292
Posted By Thomas coupling

And what's wrong with using an Islander for...

And what's wrong with using an Islander for instance. A third the cost, less than half the running costs and can fly in much worse weather than the humble helicopter? Carries loads more too. Or for...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2019, 15:42
Replies: 19
Views: 2,700
Posted By Thomas coupling

Outrageous - one spends zillions flying to Royal...

Outrageous - one spends zillions flying to Royal Birkdale only to find that upon arrival, one has left one's golf clubs behind.
Note to PA: rent me a bigger chopper next time.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2019, 18:12
Replies: 19
Views: 2,700
Posted By Thomas coupling

Can you imagine any design bureau of any...

Can you imagine any design bureau of any respectable helicopter manufacturer, ever designing a helicopter to take golf clubs!!!! How financially suicidal would that be?

Thin end of the wedge if...
11th Mar 2019, 23:42
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,487,557
Posted By Thomas coupling

Phylosocopter. Correct, the statement is...

Phylosocopter.
Correct, the statement is incorrect - one cannot overide manually, the system stays in and you have to motor the trim fwd electronically using the system.

Happened with Lion Air.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2019, 23:17
Replies: 113
Views: 41,248
Posted By Thomas coupling

Hot and Hi. Smell the coffee sunshine: ...

Hot and Hi.

Smell the coffee sunshine:

All of these are the same price as a range of car prices most people with a reasonable salary can afford.
They see it as a route to getting airborne on...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2019, 16:50
Replies: 151
Views: 95,569
Posted By Thomas coupling

Peanuts apparently. Mind you they don't have much...

Peanuts apparently. Mind you they don't have much to do these days..........
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