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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Apr 2016, 11:22
Replies: 40
Views: 20,045
Posted By Upland Goose

There has been thread drift indeed! Funny how it...

There has been thread drift indeed! Funny how it often returns to pay

It is interesting that, in my experience, few offshore pilots wish to leave the cockpit and help manage a company. Despite the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2016, 12:23
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By Upland Goose

Steve 76 - you may not have a choice, but the...

Steve 76 - you may not have a choice, but the S76C+ and S76C++ will usually give you a better disposable load and similar Ground Level Cat A Vertical helipad MTOW (11,00lbs) subject to WAT limit...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2016, 22:59
Replies: 862
Views: 738,848
Posted By Upland Goose

As a young First Officer in 1978, about to get my...

As a young First Officer in 1978, about to get my command, I was fortunate to attend a dinner where Alan Bristow presided. He look down the large table at me and said "If I was a young man now I...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2016, 11:31
Replies: 17
Views: 3,650
Posted By Upland Goose

When I listened to any of his talks he was...

When I listened to any of his talks he was totally inspiring

For those who may not have heard this Desert Island Discs programme, it really sums up Captain Brown's remarkable and full life.

BBC...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2016, 10:30
Replies: 84
Views: 28,724
Posted By Upland Goose

Gyrodyne XJ 389 was on display outside my ATC...

Gyrodyne XJ 389 was on display outside my ATC Squadron (424) Southampton for many years. Few of us realised the importance of it. We were more interested in English Electric Lightnings in the early...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2015, 19:16
Replies: 17
Views: 4,743
Posted By Upland Goose

Angel Ken Bradley featured so much in my career and all...

Ken Bradley featured so much in my career and all of it so fondly remembered. As one of his junior Gas Pipeline and Charter pilots Ken gave me every opportunity to fly the Whirlwind, Bell 206 and...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2015, 19:10
Replies: 25
Views: 5,624
Posted By Upland Goose

Oh come on Shy - I cut my teeth in VIP Corporate...

Oh come on Shy - I cut my teeth in VIP Corporate flying with an AS355F1 at 450 hrs a year.

I do take your point though

I much preferred your gorgeous A109S.

Why not a Bell 214ST on skids?
...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2014, 18:19
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,275,619
Posted By Upland Goose

Buitenzorg. I really appreciate your notes...

Buitenzorg.

I really appreciate your notes on the Whisper S-55. I always thought there would be limiting factors, but as a 'dreamer' there was always the hope that the S-55 airframe would endure...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2014, 11:03
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,275,619
Posted By Upland Goose

Notes by Steve Hogarth (AKA Upland Goose) to the...

Notes by Steve Hogarth (AKA Upland Goose) to the Friends of the Helicopter Museum.

"Delta Alpha goes to War !"

The Westland WS55 Series 3 Whirlwind G-AODA

"Delta Alpha, the "Duchess",...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2014, 20:19
Replies: 6
Views: 4,661
Posted By Upland Goose

I remember the first rotary steps into Takoradi....

I remember the first rotary steps into Takoradi. Sad day for the Ghana Oil industry and the burgeoning helicopter trade.

Summary

At least four people died when a Volta River Aviation Ltd....
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2014, 15:23
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,275,619
Posted By Upland Goose

The pilot with Santa and the kids was Capt....

The pilot with Santa and the kids was Capt. Alistair Gordon.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2014, 22:35
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,275,619
Posted By Upland Goose

The story by Bob Roffe is so important to the...

The story by Bob Roffe is so important to the history of the North Sea operations.

I do recall, upon receiving my wings from Alistair Gordon in 1976, he said "you boys are going to the North Sea...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2012, 07:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,999
Posted By Upland Goose

There may just be a possibility that the solution...

There may just be a possibility that the solution to long offshore flights, with an ability to hold a "hover" at the business end, could come in a completely novel way - HAV?

Loads of of problems...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2012, 18:31
Replies: 12
Views: 4,032
Posted By Upland Goose

Jim B - if that's the case then all the "cloth...

Jim B - if that's the case then all the "cloth cap guys ooop north" will be teed off. There is more land mass to the north of EGLW than south. But I suppose that's why the SNP are working on...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2012, 18:19
Replies: 54
Views: 12,942
Posted By Upland Goose

ShyTorque - despite being a dyed in the wool twin...

ShyTorque - despite being a dyed in the wool twin engined guy myself, you say that an autopilot can sometimes be better than a second engine rings true for me. PHI practice EOL's to the water and are...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2012, 18:26
Replies: 406
Views: 140,771
Posted By Upland Goose

They used to say "the Shell contract can be the...

They used to say "the Shell contract can be the kiss of death".

Demanding, unforgiving and merciless.

Nothing has changed it would seem. UG:bored:
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2012, 18:42
Replies: 38
Views: 11,808
Posted By Upland Goose

Looks like the autorotation to the ground...

Looks like the autorotation to the ground "conspiracy theory" was duff. Nevertheless, it was all good stuff.

Could we have the dynamic rollover protagonists come forward please. Not my forte. UG:O
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Mar 2012, 19:06
Replies: 38
Views: 11,808
Posted By Upland Goose

In the Bristow of old we never carried out...

In the Bristow of old we never carried out touchdown autorotations on high skid gear equipped B206's (AB206's). We never carried them out to a paved surface although I do remember doing them out in...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2012, 10:23
Replies: 109
Views: 24,891
Posted By Upland Goose

AS355F1 Cat A Clear Area 2400kg Cat A Helipad...

AS355F1 Cat A Clear Area 2400kg Cat A Helipad 2200kg

AS355F2 Cat A Clear Area 2400kg Cat A Helipad 2200kg

The Max T/O Mass of 2540 for F2 is unscheduled for Cat A i.e the extra 140kgs -...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2011, 18:13
Replies: 603
Views: 271,744
Posted By Upland Goose

Baston. A rotary heaven or haven. What a picture...

Baston. A rotary heaven or haven. What a picture ! UG:ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2011, 18:07
Replies: 9
Views: 3,626
Posted By Upland Goose

I have been keen as mustard on the...

I have been keen as mustard on the airship/hybrid for over 30 yrs. My interest has involved the theory of their flight and the best way to use them where helicopters may be ineffectual because of...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2011, 18:21
Replies: 238
Views: 126,784
Posted By Upland Goose

Nationalisation - a euphemism for bottom drawer. ...

Nationalisation - a euphemism for bottom drawer.

Only the mediocre are at their best - just like British Rail.

UG:p
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2011, 18:35
Replies: 51
Views: 8,405
Posted By Upland Goose

Tip Cap Ah the level segment - Cat...

Tip Cap

Ah the level segment - Cat II(abbreviated) - 1970's ! Heck, we were made of stearner stuff.
Recommend everybody try to get a copy of "Ernest K Gann's Flying Circus" and read the chapter...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2011, 20:50
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,275,619
Posted By Upland Goose

Hey Rosh I notice on the night take-off that...

Hey Rosh

I notice on the night take-off that the co-pilot's ASI was unlit - was that in the ADD's list?

Nice pictures, especially the Avanti undercarriage legs - and you guys said it was a...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2011, 20:42
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,275,619
Posted By Upland Goose

Early 1980's MSV Tharos - bolted alongside the...

Early 1980's MSV Tharos - bolted alongside the original Piper Alpha.

SP-IFR with SFENA Ministab and Dixie Newton as Engineer. Graeme Moir took the picture - both of them excellent engineers.
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