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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2020, 08:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By Same again

The link provided by 212man states that Bristow...

The link provided by 212man states that Bristow have sacked 100 pilot and engineers. Striking appears to have backfired somewhat.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2020, 21:13
Replies: 3
Views: 2,353
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Wasn't that always the case at ADA? I worked...

Wasn't that always the case at ADA? I worked there in 1990's and pilots at age 60 were no longer required unless they had friends in high places (2nd floor) and even then they were generally only...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2020, 07:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
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Thanks for the input. I have been flying the 109E...

Thanks for the input. I have been flying the 109E and before that the 139 so there are many similarities in flying techniques. 230kgs at 83% seems like a good figure to plan on for the 109S. Much...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2020, 12:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
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Thanks very much.

Thanks very much.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2020, 11:17
Replies: 15
Views: 4,653
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Particularly as the same thing happened there a...

Particularly as the same thing happened there a few years ago and the pilot was criticised for flying back to base.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2020, 09:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By Same again

A109S

Can anyone tell me the average cruise fuel consumption for the AW109S Grand with PW207 engines? Thank you.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2020, 19:45
Replies: 38
Views: 23,854
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An IR can only be regarded as an an added safety...

An IR can only be regarded as an an added safety feature if the pilot has some IFR experience. Simply having an instrument rating, with minimal IFR experience operating Single Pilot, VFR at night...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2020, 17:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
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It did indeed. Thank you for reminding me - my...

It did indeed. Thank you for reminding me - my favourite helicopter. :-)
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2020, 15:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By Same again

I'm still using mine! The green cover wore...

I'm still using mine! The green cover wore through so I've changed that a few times but the cushion still works a treat. I still remember going to some RAF base to be measured up for it. As I have...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2020, 10:53
Replies: 38
Views: 23,854
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I know the NPAS thing has changed operational...

I know the NPAS thing has changed operational areas somewhat but PAS pilots used to know our own areas like the back of our hands and the local weather conditions. If your ops are VFR and you are...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2020, 07:15
Replies: 38
Views: 23,854
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I spent a few years flying for PAS in UK and I...

I spent a few years flying for PAS in UK and I don't understand the requirement for a police helicopter pilot IR which could only be realistically used in an inadvertent IMC situation.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2020, 08:30
Replies: 66
Views: 16,860
Posted By Same again

They have certainly achieved their aim of getting...

They have certainly achieved their aim of getting noticed then.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2020, 06:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,490
Posted By Same again

Also if the pilots have recently transitioned...

Also if the pilots have recently transitioned from skids and have never flown retractable gear before, then leaving it down for a short, busy sector (particularly if they fly SP) is one way of...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2020, 08:13
Replies: 62
Views: 18,096
Posted By Same again

So Australians cannot travel abroad?

So Australians cannot travel abroad?
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2020, 06:26
Replies: 6
Views: 2,704
Posted By Same again

Yes - 60 for single pilot commercial operations....

Yes - 60 for single pilot commercial operations. 65 for multi pilot commercial. It has been challenged by individuals but they lost.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2020, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,820
Posted By Same again

Bloody good effort from someone trying hard...

Bloody good effort from someone trying hard without the resources available in the first world. Igor Sikorsky would have been proud. Well done that man.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2020, 17:30
Replies: 36
Views: 4,982
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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/720x540/93788377_10222158523337192_1998427469417283584_n_87e24973b1c9496df4249559aa7560507c9c5df2.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2020, 15:21
Replies: 46
Views: 9,118
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In PNG a number of years ago we were using 400'...

In PNG a number of years ago we were using 400' longlines on logging operations as the downwash was breaking off branches creating a hazard to the ground crews. You don't realise how high 400' is...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2020, 06:59
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,961
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The DoT will have to cut costs and this must be...

The DoT will have to cut costs and this must be seen by a public mostly unemployed and on UC. So I see a 3 base solution with a 175 each in Aberdeen and Norwich and a 169 in Blackpool that will also...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2020, 18:26
Replies: 2,836
Views: 855,961
Posted By Same again

My bet is that it will return to the military as...

My bet is that it will return to the military as no civil helicopter company could ever afford it now. The past 6 weeks has proven that public coffers are evidently bottomless so perhaps Bristow will...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Apr 2020, 19:27
Replies: 24
Views: 3,022
Posted By Same again

If the man is already fully qualified what...

If the man is already fully qualified what investment would there be?
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2020, 19:45
Replies: 15
Views: 3,551
Posted By Same again

59! How dare you even contemplate slipping the...

59! How dare you even contemplate slipping the surly bonds of earth at the age? Turning up at interviews dribbling and wearing slippers can be distasteful to employers in Europe. Cast your net...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2020, 19:23
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By Same again

My instructor too on BRW at Wallop. Thank you for...

My instructor too on BRW at Wallop. Thank you for your patience and wise words. Happy days. RIP Gerry.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2020, 07:11
Replies: 115
Views: 18,133
Posted By Same again

It is more likely that you have been teaching...

It is more likely that you have been teaching CFSH stuff for 31 years.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2020, 17:48
Replies: 41
Views: 19,092
Posted By Same again

The Babcock tactic of threatening to leave the...

The Babcock tactic of threatening to leave the O&G market seems to have worked out very well. Oil companies want as much competition as possible to keep contract prices as marginal as possible.
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