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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2015, 12:17
Replies: 227
Views: 74,180
Posted By Bladecrack

TC, NPAS 47 will still be based in S. Wales....

TC,

NPAS 47 will still be based in S. Wales.



It seems very clear from the press release above that the FW aircraft will be all weather 24/7. Should it turn out not to be the case then...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2015, 20:11
Replies: 227
Views: 74,180
Posted By Bladecrack

:D :rolleyes:

:D :rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2015, 16:18
Replies: 227
Views: 74,180
Posted By Bladecrack

Question NPAS

Does anyone know what the min RVR a Vulcanair P68R can take off or land in?

BC
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2014, 07:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By Bladecrack

Smile Merry Christmas all... Especially to all...

Merry Christmas all...

Especially to all the other emergency services pilots & crews on duty today, wherever you may be in the world!! :ok:

Regards,
BC
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2014, 22:23
Replies: 8
Views: 4,767
Posted By Bladecrack

Catherine

Shocking and very sad news, Catherine was a lovely lady and always very helpful to me any time I visited Cardiff. Deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues at BIH.

BC.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2014, 00:19
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

TR - as you are persisting with the above...

TR - as you are persisting with the above assertion please clearly show some recent evidence of a police officer who has become a QUALIFIED (by virtue of the fact that they MUST PASS AIRCREW Line...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2014, 22:36
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Tandem - I didn't say they would be held...

Tandem - I didn't say they would be held responsible. We all know that ultimately the aircraft commander is always held responsible for whatever happens, but that said the other people on board are...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2014, 20:04
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

DB - I think for you to simply blame the pilot...

DB - I think for you to simply blame the pilot based on the limited facts available to date is premature and unfair. By doing so you also infer the police observers ignored all emergency & CRM...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2014, 16:16
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

I have done this test several times and each time...

I have done this test several times and each time with the main tank contents starting in and around 150kg, and the XFER pumps deselected the main tank contents decrease by approx. 20-30kg before the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2014, 21:33
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

DB - Yes, maybe after 5 years of doing the job...

DB - Yes, maybe after 5 years of doing the job and manipulating the XFER pump switches on every flight he simply forgot how to do it...

And maybe the pilot and the front seat observer just felt...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2014, 10:49
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Yes, maybe if your wearing ski gloves...:rolleyes:

Yes, maybe if your wearing ski gloves...:rolleyes:
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2014, 21:05
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Completely agree Sid... It seems to me the same...

Completely agree Sid... It seems to me the same non helicopter pilots ask a specific 135 technical question, are given an answer, ignore the answer then ask the same crap over and over... :ugh:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2014, 15:52
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

GOULI - You think we take LESS notice of...

GOULI -


You think we take LESS notice of fuel at night, even though we know from earlier discussion there are LESS places to refuel at night in the UK? :confused:
I NEVER assume the XFER pumps...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2014, 21:49
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Indeed sir! :E

Indeed sir! :E
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2014, 21:30
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Tandem - a lot of people seem to opine on here...

Tandem - a lot of people seem to opine on here that twin pilots fly along scratching their ass daydreaming about their next holiday...

IMHO that is certainly not the case for UK HEMS pilots, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2014, 20:59
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Tandem - LOW FUEL 2 comes on first, followed a...

Tandem - LOW FUEL 2 comes on first, followed a few minutes later by LOW FUEL 1.

Any experienced 135 pilot would notice IMHO if the fuel level looked significantly wrong after 1.6hrs airborne.

...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2014, 20:13
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Skadi - thanks for the link :ok:

Skadi - thanks for the link :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2014, 19:54
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

PieChaser, Mechta, & MaxTakeoff - good...

PieChaser, Mechta, & MaxTakeoff - good informative posts there guys :D



That is the statement that concerns me most...:hmm:

Dipping the tanks.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2014, 17:04
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

JT - I have not seen this described, do you have...

JT - I have not seen this described, do you have a reference?

Falcon900



I agree with you about the amber FUEL caution fault, but can you explain your reference for a defective fuel...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2014, 15:15
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Falcon900 - where do you get this from? The...

Falcon900 - where do you get this from? The defect with the fuel system found on several EC135s was that an amber FUEL caution didn't illuminate on the CAD when the fuel reached a certain level, i.e....
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2014, 17:09
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Lonewolf - that is one possibility, but I...

Lonewolf - that is one possibility, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility that the engines were intentionally shut down, but if so the reasons why remain a mystery.

BC
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2014, 08:56
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

PeteGillies - really? I'm not even going to reply...

PeteGillies - really? I'm not even going to reply to that.



FYI we carry out different profile autos, day/night etc in the sim every six months, and we also do them in the aircraft at least...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2014, 20:14
Replies: 1,107
Views: 359,678
Posted By Bladecrack

Robin400 - Much as I would relish the...

Robin400 - Much as I would relish the opportunity, unfortunately commercial practicalities would never allow it...

There seems to be a lot of concern about pilot familiarity and understanding of...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2014, 18:53
Replies: 1,107
Views: 359,678
Posted By Bladecrack

Robin400 - I'm sure if I ask nicely my CP wont...

Robin400 - I'm sure if I ask nicely my CP wont mind if I and the other 70 odd pilots nip over to Germany for a few days at the company's expense for a bit of fuel system training and sightseeing. God...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2014, 20:13
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,081,432
Posted By Bladecrack

Conversions

Performing conversion calculations is nothing new to any commercial helicopter pilot. How many hours did we spend doing conversions like litres to kg, gallons to lbs, lbs to kg, sm to nm, mph to kts...
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