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19th Feb 2021, 20:53
Replies: 530
Views: 151,796
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

along with the Ego of Pilots and the Whinge of...

along with the Ego of Pilots and the Whinge of Crewmen?
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2020, 21:32
Replies: 15
Views: 4,780
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

There is definitely one 14/14 as JulieAndrews...

There is definitely one 14/14 as JulieAndrews said. The weekend in the middle is what they call Local Rest. Company are paying for those days so reserve the right to use them if required, it’s...
23rd Jul 2020, 17:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

When you go out of the gate for the last time, no...

When you go out of the gate for the last time, no one cares whether you turn left or right.

Get paid for your new job, but keep some back for the taxman when he eventually catches up.
14th Mar 2020, 11:20
Replies: 384
Views: 200,810
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

I went through SARTU mid-90s, it had a number of...

I went through SARTU mid-90s, it had a number of problems (from a stude PoV anyway) but one not of its making was exactly what Crab said, most of the students just didn’t want to be there. There were...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2020, 15:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,707
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

without going round the Mk2 buoy again, the whole...

without going round the Mk2 buoy again, the whole point of the process was to life extend, not upgrade, so anything like larger sponsons would not have fallen into that category.

and yes, very...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2020, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,707
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Leasing EC725s was looked at as an early option...

Leasing EC725s was looked at as an early option in the process that ended up with the Puma Mk2.

The sums were eye-watering.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2020, 22:37
Replies: 43
Views: 12,396
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

In his defence, it was 13 years ago!

In his defence, it was 13 years ago!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2020, 19:03
Replies: 63
Views: 19,425
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

don’t know about winning the IAC, but NHV are...

don’t know about winning the IAC, but NHV are advertising for a 169 TRE at Blackpool so perhaps they’ve lost that one.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2020, 16:49
Replies: 115
Views: 34,999
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Similar on a 330. One of the clips securing the...

Similar on a 330. One of the clips securing the GPS antenna wire had failed and the wire sagged just enough to touch the top of the TRDS. No idea how long it had been like that but it had already...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2020, 15:39
Replies: 28
Views: 10,633
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

In the North Sea, yes. The rest of the...

In the North Sea, yes.

The rest of the world doesn’t seem so reticent though
29th Feb 2020, 08:30
Replies: 384
Views: 200,810
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

so did they graduate yesterday or not?

so did they graduate yesterday or not?
25th Feb 2020, 14:42
Replies: 102
Views: 39,350
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

1563 was the Puma flight in Belize (amongst other...

1563 was the Puma flight in Belize (amongst other places), did you mean 1435?
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2020, 08:37
Replies: 20
Views: 4,790
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Aberdeen is going to be fun...

Aberdeen is going to be fun...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2020, 19:47
Replies: 24
Views: 7,128
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Prove maybe not but we hear the 189 out and about...

Prove maybe not but we hear the 189 out and about to the Forties a lot. The background noise over the R/T is unmistakeable.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2020, 09:08
Replies: 115
Views: 34,999
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

By the mid 90s we were sent down to Culdrose to...

By the mid 90s we were sent down to Culdrose to do TR failures in the Sea King sim. Nothing like a Wessex inside of course, but the blades went round the right way so it at least responded in the...
1st Feb 2020, 16:09
Replies: 24
Views: 6,587
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

that would probably be boycotted by the unionist...

that would probably be boycotted by the unionist parties and therefore pointless.
15th Nov 2019, 18:16
Replies: 61
Views: 15,017
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

230 Sqn has an entry in their wartime F540 about...

230 Sqn has an entry in their wartime F540 about one of their Sunderlands being attacked by some Italian fighters in the Med. They certainly shot at least one down, and one was listed as "flew into...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2019, 10:15
Replies: 27
Views: 7,629
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Hughes, your post of last night says: ...

Hughes, your post of last night says:

”...the 3 airports had been investigated by RAF police...”

I suspect autocorrect from “airproxs”?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2019, 16:36
Replies: 18
Views: 5,125
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

1000 Super Pumas, not 1000 225s! 1000 225s...

1000 Super Pumas, not 1000 225s!

1000 225s would be an awesome achievement!
7th Sep 2019, 22:12
Replies: 459
Views: 297,262
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

No need to actually be Above Average, just...

No need to actually be Above Average, just written up as Above Average. Big difference.
7th Sep 2019, 20:46
Replies: 128
Views: 97,033
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Completely true! They used to line them up at...

Completely true! They used to line them up at Cranwell (with often only the first few actually serviceable (we knew this because they used to get us studes to help out as line controllers...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2019, 12:17
Replies: 33
Views: 5,622
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Oh come on! The North Sea is nothing like that...

Oh come on! The North Sea is nothing like that at all!

We have to take our own coffee to the aircraft.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2019, 21:09
Replies: 69
Views: 44,753
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

This website: ...

This website:

https://www.pilotcareernews.com/helicentre-announces-bristow-cplh-scholarship/

says:



but it’s not a Helicentre or Bristow website so not entirely unlikely that it’s...
9th Aug 2019, 20:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,281
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

As did my Dad, Piston Provosts at Ternhill,...

As did my Dad, Piston Provosts at Ternhill, (fascinated to find out years later that we had both flown circuits at both Ternhill and Chetwynd) , Vampires at Oakington & Chivenor, then into the...
9th Aug 2019, 20:20
Replies: 24
Views: 5,328
Posted By PlasticCabDriver

Takes a lot of time and effort to ensure that no...

Takes a lot of time and effort to ensure that no two crew members are dressed alike.
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