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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2021, 09:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By PANews

The Robinson is being added to a fleet that has...

The Robinson is being added to a fleet that has MD500s and OH-58s in it so those 1100 hours are not being thrust upon the one airframe. I was guess that the acquisition is to replace the OH-58s...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2021, 22:59
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

Cabby, Getting an answer on costs is...

Cabby,

Getting an answer on costs is probably a forlorn expectation.

For recent figures there is no point approaching Police Scotland for instance.... their December 2020 FOI reply to another...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2021, 15:21
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

If I am not being wildly mislead I think it may...

If I am not being wildly mislead I think it may be nearly all over.

After scrambling through the mud and brambles alongside Lippitts Hill this morning I was able to see a several work crews on...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2021, 20:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By PANews

Jandarma? The news report spefically refers...

Jandarma?

The news report spefically refers to civil police attack helicopters and Jandarma versions.

It is thought that the T129 ATAK helicopters owned by the General Directorate of Security...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2021, 07:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By PANews

What were they thinking? Only two weeks ago...

What were they thinking?

Only two weeks ago they were blowing the trumpets and banging the drums about how they were going to run Heli-Expo this year come hell or high water. It has been obvious...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2021, 11:24
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

I accept all you say. Taking police air...

I accept all you say.

Taking police air support overall you could easily write it off with such observations.

Policing is a 24/7/365 requirement and, except in some rare circumstances, police...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jan 2021, 21:53
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

So, it appears that NPAS are moving the single...

So, it appears that NPAS are moving the single EC145 from Exeter to London permanently leaving the western parts of Cornwall without long range air support [which is why the BK117C1 and then the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2021, 07:34
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

Hello Ruffles, Its a timescale thing. The...

Hello Ruffles,

Its a timescale thing. The original move from Lippitts Hill to North Weald was precipitated by NPAS and may arguably be placed at the feet of the COO. That was the several years...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2021, 08:33
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

I heard the Carr Gate thing slightly differently...

I heard the Carr Gate thing slightly differently in that they were planned for downsizing a while back. Someone found an 'old' report on line [on the internal system] that mentioned a Carr Gate...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2021, 13:58
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

I do 'worry' when people invent a new identity...

I do 'worry' when people invent a new identity for themselves to pose a question. But, that aside....

You are quite right. We were always aware that, particularly under Home Secretary Teresa May,...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2021, 23:16
Replies: 72
Views: 13,921
Posted By PANews

Unless you have heard that it is permanent it may...

Unless you have heard that it is permanent it may not be an issue. This has happened several times before.

There are insufficient airframes for Oxford to keep three on-line at the two locations...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2020, 16:56
Replies: 18
Views: 5,277
Posted By PANews

Both Bell and MD fell into the trap of not fully...

Both Bell and MD fell into the trap of not fully reading the spec. MD faced the problem with the 900 but got around it by creating the 902 and Bell created the 427 which was an abortion that placed...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2020, 07:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By PANews

Although many of the US newspaper and TV feeds...

Although many of the US newspaper and TV feeds are blocked to Europe several are available.

A 1971 Bell 206A/B so likely far beyond rebuild. North Carolina Highway Patrol use Bell 407s so this was...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2020, 20:02
Replies: 16
Views: 4,452
Posted By PANews

TLC have been struggling for a long time. The...

TLC have been struggling for a long time. The product has been available for two decades now and was set at a keen price point that competitors did not care to match. Unfortunately the machines...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2020, 19:05
Replies: 64
Views: 10,461
Posted By PANews

Grab and Go

Well if you manage to put such a device in service ..... the drone that autonomously grabs the casualty in a device like those fluffy toy slot machines ... let me know and I will self isolate...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2020, 14:26
Replies: 64
Views: 10,461
Posted By PANews

Forgive me for being an old cynic but that...

Forgive me for being an old cynic but that statement by the Chief of Air Staff about the Tempest next Gen Fighter and it being manned or unmanned... Wow, the Chief of the Air Staff has said it will...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2020, 21:00
Replies: 64
Views: 10,461
Posted By PANews

Wow and I thought the Israelis had it all covered...

Wow and I thought the Israelis had it all covered by sending in drones to pick up the injured parties!

Gives the term flying doctor a whole new meaning.

Great publicity for someone..... and a...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2020, 22:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By PANews

Yes but one really big customer may not have done...

Yes but one really big customer may not have done so.... and they have recently favoured the ESG fit for an older fleet upgrade.

Certainly worth the effort.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2020, 09:16
Replies: 41
Views: 7,794
Posted By PANews

I reckon that for the Elbit PR Department this...

I reckon that for the Elbit PR Department this has been a very good day at the office.If nothing else this press release by NPAS and Elbit have caught the imagination of the media. The story, in many...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2020, 09:28
Replies: 41
Views: 7,794
Posted By PANews

The Elbit is clearly going to be cheaper in terms...

The Elbit is clearly going to be cheaper in terms of a DOC.... it only has one engine. But one engine is deemed not to be enough when operating over people in a town or city.

What the Elbit...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2020, 09:11
Replies: 35
Views: 11,865
Posted By PANews

In case anyone has the slightest interest any...

In case anyone has the slightest interest any more I rattled the cage on my 2019 request earlier this week and had a reply.

My FOI of 2019 returned the Strategic Board minutes to the NPAS website...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2020, 09:46
Replies: 5
Views: 3,334
Posted By PANews

Some of the many images floating about include a...

Some of the many images floating about include a line of standard looking Kamov machines apparently sitting outside the factory in Moldova.

It may be that they are simply refurbishing existing...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2020, 09:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,823
Posted By PANews

We tend to blame the failure of Helitech on not...

We tend to blame the failure of Helitech on not being at Duxford. I think we should see that the success of Helitech at Duxford as the success of the location rather than the event. Duxford is...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2020, 15:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,930
Posted By PANews

I picked up a news story that states it is a 2006...

I picked up a news story that states it is a 2006 Bell 412 helicopter VH-XCI out of Queensland.

It arrived in Hobart on April 20.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2020, 10:52
Replies: 35
Views: 11,865
Posted By PANews

It was not so very long ago that the aeronautical...

It was not so very long ago that the aeronautical media were warning of the dire consequences of a lack of pilots would have on operationalcapability [down] and the wage bill [up].

Oh how so much...
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