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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2022, 19:16
Replies: 113
Views: 50,727
Posted By tu154

Iím not aware of any of the aberdeen operators...

Iím not aware of any of the aberdeen operators that permit use of a helmet other than for SAR. The excuse varies depending on the operator.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2021, 15:04
Replies: 26
Views: 6,530
Posted By tu154

I would say yes. I used Elite IFR to stay...

I would say yes. I used Elite IFR to stay current afterwards too as it took a while to get a job. Helped develop scan, the ability to join and fly holds, manual ILSs, DME arc procedures. If you...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2021, 19:35
Replies: 72
Views: 10,152
Posted By tu154

The Babcock machine is a declared SAR asset and...

The Babcock machine is a declared SAR asset and has been involved in non oil and gas SAR rescues down through the years so why not?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 07:15
Replies: 96
Views: 14,244
Posted By tu154

The S92 has a rolling takeoff technique for use...

The S92 has a rolling takeoff technique for use in low visibility, or departing from (snow or possibly sand) contaminated runways. Normally requires more distance than a class 1 takeoff profile, 1.5...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2021, 20:54
Replies: 166
Views: 51,012
Posted By tu154

Some offshore operators mandate procedures for...

Some offshore operators mandate procedures for night VGA approaches including the use of automation, based on hard won experience. This seems like a procedure that is crying out for the same.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2021, 20:01
Replies: 8
Views: 2,106
Posted By tu154

Not much to avoid these days. Enniskillen is a...

Not much to avoid these days. Enniskillen is a great little airfield, stunning scenery.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2021, 06:15
Replies: 7
Views: 3,028
Posted By tu154

The system is pretty good. As per company and...

The system is pretty good. As per company and AME guidance 48 hours off flying post jab I needed to change my original date, all very easy to do. Anecdotally, most have no reaction, a couple have...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 16:02
Replies: 286
Views: 118,888
Posted By tu154

Exactly. It seems to be down to one side or the...

Exactly. It seems to be down to one side or the other deciding whether to contest it or not, and paying the associated costs.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 14:57
Replies: 286
Views: 118,888
Posted By tu154

Does TUPE apply when you buy a company?

Does TUPE apply when you buy a company?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 14:56
Replies: 286
Views: 118,888
Posted By tu154

Babcock Onshore is unaffected so no change there....

Babcock Onshore is unaffected so no change there. Kinsale is moving to decommissioning so not long left for that anyway.
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Feb 2021, 14:31
Replies: 286
Views: 118,888
Posted By tu154

Not the only one to do that...

Not the only one to do that...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2021, 12:38
Replies: 226
Views: 204,890
Posted By tu154

Lots to like. However not sure about the pax...

Lots to like. However not sure about the pax arrangement. Getting in and out with the front door side pax seat occupied could be interesting. Also hard to see how a cabin/cockpit barrier might be...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2020, 06:12
Replies: 9
Views: 3,220
Posted By tu154

https://helihub.com/2020/08/03/babcock-wins-major-...

https://helihub.com/2020/08/03/babcock-wins-major-new-contracts-with-total-ep-uk/
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Aug 2020, 10:45
Replies: 34
Views: 9,443
Posted By tu154

I know one of coxwains of a Scottish lifeboat, he...

I know one of coxwains of a Scottish lifeboat, he would agree with your statement today Crab. Crews go where the coastguard tell them their part of the search area is.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2020, 10:15
Replies: 17
Views: 8,513
Posted By tu154

Possibly this link? ...

Possibly this link?

https://helihub.com/2020/08/03/babcock-wins-major-new-contracts-with-total-ep-uk/
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2020, 20:58
Replies: 39
Views: 22,947
Posted By tu154

You just have to wonder what’s on his mind, it’s...

You just have to wonder what’s on his mind, it’s almost Trump like in his comments. Does he want the offshore business to succeed?

Not sure about the accuracy of the article, refers to the winding...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2020, 06:20
Replies: 24
Views: 9,522
Posted By tu154

Bringing the owner to a hotel inside the London...

Bringing the owner to a hotel inside the London zone, land, disembark and have a pleasant coffee with him in the posh hotel. Jump back in, start up, try to get in contact with atc, I can hear them,...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2020, 08:58
Replies: 28
Views: 5,885
Posted By tu154

Not my experience of North Sea operations (one...

Not my experience of North Sea operations (one operator but aware at least one other also qualifies crew in both seats from day one), or an OGP audit. Ops manual is also written in this way....
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Apr 2020, 05:20
Replies: 15
Views: 4,497
Posted By tu154

No, that is some particularly choice swearing!!

No, that is some particularly choice swearing!!
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2020, 20:26
Replies: 113
Views: 50,727
Posted By tu154

Agree on the Bose A20. Compared the A20 to the...

Agree on the Bose A20. Compared the A20 to the Peltor CH5 and went back to the CH5. Much better protection I felt with the CH5, though obviously subjective.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2020, 21:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,874
Posted By tu154

Who is flying recreationally? Helicopter...

Who is flying recreationally? Helicopter businesses are closing their doors, removing aircraft insurance to keep critical payments going, pilots are scrambling for work to pay the bills. Things are...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2020, 14:11
Replies: 13
Views: 3,465
Posted By tu154

The CAA were responsible for adding some pretty...

The CAA were responsible for adding some pretty onerous paperwork on top of EASAís own not so long ago. Here we go again for Ďthe good ideas clubí.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2020, 09:12
Replies: 39
Views: 22,947
Posted By tu154

The timing of the article is curious. Couple of...

The timing of the article is curious. Couple of big contracts close to award time. Misrepresent what was said. Sow the seeds of doubt in some minds. Surely not.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2020, 17:55
Replies: 54
Views: 10,640
Posted By tu154

When workload is high, attention tends to narrow...

When workload is high, attention tends to narrow and many things just donít break through. People do or donít do things and just arenít aware.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2019, 19:40
Replies: 19
Views: 5,361
Posted By tu154

The fixed wing training industry is good at...

The fixed wing training industry is good at marketing, and there is a well defined path forward for your buck in fixed wing. You only have to look at the slick ads and career progression programs. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2019, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 4,056
Posted By tu154

Blame? That’s a bit old testament.

Blame? That’s a bit old testament.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2019, 09:58
Replies: 55
Views: 23,494
Posted By tu154

Wrong deck landings still happen at a decent...

Wrong deck landings still happen at a decent rate, Iíd guess at least one per year. Some make the headlines, many donít. The AAIB get involved as itís normally classed as a serious incident in...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2019, 11:01
Replies: 13
Views: 2,604
Posted By tu154

Companies lose contracts, they let pilots go. ...

Companies lose contracts, they let pilots go. Companies win contracts, they hire pilots. Thatís the industry. There is no security.

Think of events like these like a preliminary job interview...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2018, 07:43
Replies: 72
Views: 14,517
Posted By tu154

If you don’t eat in flight flying offshore, you...

If you don’t eat in flight flying offshore, you won’t eat! Generally done in the cruise so regularly 2000 feet inbound. Other pilot manages aircraft and radios. Once one done, swap around! No...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2018, 13:40
Replies: 4
Views: 2,748
Posted By tu154

I believe there was a full Ďlanding gear unsafeí...

I believe there was a full Ďlanding gear unsafeí exercise planned for around now in Aberdeen, not sure if this is related or not.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jun 2018, 21:13
Replies: 15
Views: 2,950
Posted By tu154

This would be so much easier if people would link...

This would be so much easier if people would link a reference to their bold statement of fact. Or am I being naive?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2018, 20:04
Replies: 16
Views: 3,335
Posted By tu154

35 knots is an ops manual planned offshore...

35 knots is an ops manual planned offshore shutdown 'limit'. The RFM obviously allows start and stop at higher speeds with the appropriate procedure. But you don't plan to shutdown offshore at more...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2018, 10:54
Replies: 31
Views: 10,976
Posted By tu154

Go fixed wing. If I had to do it again, that's...

Go fixed wing. If I had to do it again, that's what I would do. And I'm a current North Sea pilot. I love it. And I've loved the path I took, but the industry is still struggling to recover from...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2018, 05:07
Replies: 24
Views: 6,933
Posted By tu154

The industry will want whatever is cheap. And by...

The industry will want whatever is cheap. And by industry I mean the oil industry. Hence the rise of the H175. Don't know how a tilt rotor will compare in terms of cost, but that will be the key.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2018, 15:41
Replies: 16
Views: 5,056
Posted By tu154

Ok I'll bite, I think you are missing the entire...

Ok I'll bite, I think you are missing the entire point of the gauge here. Of course you can pull more power than the limit, and the gauge does not always tell you when you are about to run out of...
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