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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2018, 22:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By firebird_uk

As Bravo73 says register the flight on the NATS...

As Bravo73 says register the flight on the NATS site. Doesn't guarantee they'll speak to you, but it helps.

If you can hear they're stacking inbound aircraft and you get told to standby then start...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2018, 17:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,664
Posted By firebird_uk

Having spoken to a couple of ATC bods they seem...

Having spoken to a couple of ATC bods they seem to believe that if the airfield publishes hours saying 8 till 8 then that is when the ATZ exists, even if they NOTAM a closure. However, CAA docs refer...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2018, 15:22
Replies: 15
Views: 2,664
Posted By firebird_uk

OK. So the general consensus seems to be that...

OK. So the general consensus seems to be that even with an ATZ (which there isn't) making blind calls is an acceptable method of announcing your intentions.

If it transpires that the piece of...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2018, 17:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,664
Posted By firebird_uk

Question When is an ATZ and ATZ?

From the CAA


So if an airfield has published hours of 8am to 8pm but NOTAMs a closure between 1pm and 2pm can you land at a private site within the area of the ATZ without ATC permission...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2017, 01:45
Replies: 51
Views: 6,261
Posted By firebird_uk

Documentation online seems to imply that the 8.33...

Documentation online seems to imply that the 8.33 frequencies will be substantially cheaper for ground stations. Airfields looking to save money will move to these thus ensuring enforced compliance...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2017, 14:33
Replies: 51
Views: 6,261
Posted By firebird_uk

Question Is everyone in EASAland fitting 8.33 radios and disabling their 25Khz kit??

It's law in the EASA world to have 8.33 compliant kit from 01/01/18 (excluding the feds and mil (of course)).

Lots of people I speak to don't seem to be bothering. Are you?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2016, 15:23
Replies: 17
Views: 4,584
Posted By firebird_uk

It would be possible to sell A to A Introductory...

It would be possible to sell A to A Introductory Flights on a per seat basis and have no AOC / FTO. If Holland is the same as the UK then any organisation that promotes aviation can offer A to A...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2016, 14:15
Replies: 16
Views: 3,158
Posted By firebird_uk

I've depreciated my 44 by 10% of the original...

I've depreciated my 44 by 10% of the original purchase price per year for 10 years (so you get 100% depreciation) and believe this is the norm.

Unlike IT equipment and other such items you can...
14th Jul 2015, 10:33
Replies: 7
Views: 2,295
Posted By firebird_uk

A Day In The Life Of Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport

All squeezed into 10 minutes....

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Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2015, 17:12
Replies: 31
Views: 7,771
Posted By firebird_uk

Hi Dennis, A friend of mine got her first...

Hi Dennis,

A friend of mine got her first book published using Britain's Next Bestseller (https://britainsnextbestseller.co.uk). This is a crowd sourcing model. You submit your book and if you can...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jan 2015, 00:46
Replies: 13
Views: 3,069
Posted By firebird_uk

Closest I've come to piling a 44 into the ground...

Closest I've come to piling a 44 into the ground was on a trial lesson.

We're at the end of Ex 3 and the female trial lesson recipient is having a go at hovering. Her boyfriend, who had bought her...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2014, 21:15
Replies: 602
Views: 1,016,390
Posted By firebird_uk

There was certainly an Ex FAST machine or 3 that...

There was certainly an Ex FAST machine or 3 that ended up owned by a close relative of BBC.

I'm told that in one of those stunning coincidences of timing this family member presented an invoice...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2014, 15:59
Replies: 602
Views: 1,016,390
Posted By firebird_uk

Sadly I think they are all still at liberty, but...

Sadly I think they are all still at liberty, but they have had to downsize from the mansion at Isfield to a mansion in Newick.

This may be, in part, due to Juliet Bellis losing a case [Adelle...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2014, 21:44
Replies: 1
Views: 2,004
Posted By firebird_uk

If they started with "upgrading" the staff, menu...

If they started with "upgrading" the staff, menu & kitchen at the cafe that would be no bad thing!

Get them to take a look at the Hummingbird at Shoreham. It probably makes more money than all the...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2014, 01:05
Replies: 22
Views: 8,652
Posted By firebird_uk

They say a picture says a thousand words, well...

They say a picture says a thousand words, well this takes it one step further!

Excellent work.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2014, 00:41
Replies: 34
Views: 4,762
Posted By firebird_uk

I stand to be corrected, but I think the change...

I stand to be corrected, but I think the change to EASA regs will make it much harder for the self funded pilot to break into the ME IR markets unless they are willing to ply there trade anywhere in...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Feb 2014, 12:42
Replies: 37
Views: 10,205
Posted By firebird_uk

Option A is a cert (assuming you have the 50-70K...

Option A is a cert (assuming you have the 50-70K arranged), option B is a gamble.

So as Clint once said "Do you feel lucky punk?"

I'm someone that believes that there's no such thing as a free...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2013, 18:03
Replies: 0
Views: 718
Posted By firebird_uk

The instructors at Advance Helicopters have been...

The instructors at Advance Helicopters have been getting in the mood and raising some money for a worthy charity.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2013, 11:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,945
Posted By firebird_uk

And get someone to proof read your CV before you...

And get someone to proof read your CV before you send it off if it contains as many spelling and grammatical errors as your post!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2013, 16:53
Replies: 21
Views: 3,939
Posted By firebird_uk

I would not have thought the 39 / 42 issue is the...

I would not have thought the 39 / 42 issue is the one to worry about, it is the other candidates, their experience and their age / required remuneration that you need to consider.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2013, 10:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By firebird_uk

I completed the consultation document (linked to...

I completed the consultation document (linked to in previous post) and commented about the requirement for 8.33KHz radios only being needed for 9 months. A pro-active chap from NATS spoke to the CAA...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2013, 12:27
Replies: 126
Views: 185,462
Posted By firebird_uk

Sounds like the fake franchise ploy. You pay us...

Sounds like the fake franchise ploy. You pay us to train you how to wash a helicopter and supply you with "special equipment" to do the work.

A few K lighter we then sell you a region where we...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2013, 12:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By firebird_uk

Thwok: From what I can read here...

Thwok: From what I can read here (http://www.nats.aero/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/London_CTR_Consultation_Doc_v1.0-2.pdf) the answer is September 14!

So, it looks like a 8.33KHz radio is required...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2013, 00:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By firebird_uk

8.33KHz Channel Spacing Required in Class A from 01/01/14

Reading through some NOTAMs and came across this.



Does the fact that you'd be SVFR negate this requirement? Otherwise I'd have thought there'd be plenty of non compliant machines landing at...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2013, 11:04
Replies: 126
Views: 185,462
Posted By firebird_uk

I think we're moving off the point here. Mo Ali...

I think we're moving off the point here. Mo Ali had lost his money whether he turned up of not, because he unwittingly got himself involved in a scam. By not turning up he has ended up (probably)...
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