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Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2020, 11:16
Replies: 48
Views: 14,213
Posted By 76fan

Thanks for that Crab, however one of the IFTU...

Thanks for that Crab, however one of the IFTU Gazelles in 1973 was an HT2 for the RN, and I delivered and did the conversion of some of the 705 Sqdn instructors onto the Gazelle in 1974. None,...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2020, 09:37
Replies: 48
Views: 14,213
Posted By 76fan

Thread drift. I was on the Gazelle IFTU at...

Thread drift.
I was on the Gazelle IFTU at Middle Wallop and as far as I know nobody had any flying problems with the fenestron despite performing prolonged max speed spot turns in either...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 10:09
Replies: 756
Views: 778,928
Posted By 76fan

Exec helicopter flying......commercial/owner...

Exec helicopter flying......commercial/owner pressure .... from my experience the biggest flight safety problem for any pilot by far
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2020, 10:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By 76fan

Thank you for letting us know Julie. ...

Thank you for letting us know Julie.

Farewell Al ...... from another RN contemporary
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2020, 08:42
Replies: 29
Views: 8,635
Posted By 76fan

Downwind transition gone wrong?

Downwind transition gone wrong?
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2019, 14:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,451
Posted By 76fan

There can't be many RN helicopter pilots from the...

There can't be many RN helicopter pilots from the 1960's and 70's who didn't know Dave Tink from his times as an instructor on 705 Squadron, Culdrose.

I first flew with Dave in 1965 on 705...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2019, 09:44
Replies: 53
Views: 18,458
Posted By 76fan

Ah those were the days ...... my first Bristow...

Ah those were the days ...... my first Bristow sortie as a three ring (i.e. not IFR rated) PiC in a S61N early February 1977 ..... early first Aberdeen-Forties flight of the day, dark, weather...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2018, 13:41
Replies: 34
Views: 4,563
Posted By 76fan

Accepted bront. No harpoon or negative pitch on...

Accepted bront. No harpoon or negative pitch on the Wessex, only the lashings to hold the aircraft down on a moving deck.

Crab. It was dark, the FDO saw the lashing number at the furthest point...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2018, 08:09
Replies: 34
Views: 4,563
Posted By 76fan

John, thanks for explaining that to bront. Sadly...

John, thanks for explaining that to bront. Sadly another case on pprune of a stupid comment made by someone with no experience of the subject.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2018, 19:46
Replies: 34
Views: 4,563
Posted By 76fan

Earlier,1971, returning from the Med we got...

Earlier,1971, returning from the Med we got airborne in a Wessex 3 and circled and photographed a Sverdlov cruiser from the permitted height and range (which we had to estimate by eye). Every one of...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2018, 16:13
Replies: 201
Views: 26,363
Posted By 76fan

Crab quotes: "I am looking at it from a...

Crab quotes:

"I am looking at it from a career of 35 years of military flying that includes a great deal of low flying, fighter evasion, air combat manoeuvring and other similar disciplines so in...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2018, 08:41
Replies: 201
Views: 26,363
Posted By 76fan

Totally agree with homonculus...

Totally agree with homonculus (https://www.pprune.org/members/194099-homonculus) #70.
Helicopters performing aerobatics never look pretty and do nothing to help the civil aviation helicopter scene...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2018, 09:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4,742
Posted By 76fan

"You also checked the freewheel because if that...

"You also checked the freewheel because if that didn't and the engine stopped you were dead."

Sorry for the thread drift but a little story ..... I had the freewheel re-engage in a Hiller when...
27th May 2018, 08:17
Replies: 24
Views: 3,466
Posted By 76fan

Airframe and engines ? de Havilland ........

Airframe and engines ?

de Havilland ..... airframes, engines, propellers, and the Blue Streak rocket ....
Forum: Cabin Crew
25th May 2018, 09:12
Replies: 50
Views: 31,234
Posted By 76fan

Not just you PA. I cannot understand the wish...

Not just you PA. I cannot understand the wish for tattoos (or piercings), especially on women. If good looking why do they disfigure themselves and if ugly why do they want to draw attention to...
13th May 2018, 08:35
Replies: 47
Views: 12,076
Posted By 76fan

Herod. If you think that's mad how about being...

Herod. If you think that's mad how about being told to take up a single engined Wessex with a photographer slung underneath (in a cargo net) so that he could use a fisheye lens to take an...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Apr 2018, 09:07
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,199,294
Posted By 76fan

Have to agree with that

Have to agree with that
31st Mar 2018, 09:21
Replies: 71
Views: 10,169
Posted By 76fan

One or two have mentioned the price per flying...

One or two have mentioned the price per flying hour on this thread.

I tried to keep my ATC PPL valid but in 1963 at 6 15s for the Chipmunk and 5 5s for an Auster I just couldn't afford it on my...
29th Mar 2018, 21:22
Replies: 71
Views: 10,169
Posted By 76fan

My 30 hours ATC Flying Scholarship was over all...

My 30 hours ATC Flying Scholarship was over all too quickly in twenty-three days in August 1962 at the London School of Flying, Elstree.

First solo was in Chipmunk G-AOSO after 4hrs 30mins but my...
30th Jan 2018, 08:48
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,226,314
Posted By 76fan

Jay, Agree. As an ex RN'er that #4030 picture...

Jay,
Agree. As an ex RN'er that #4030 picture of her in RN uniform with her scruffy hair makes me cringe.
30th Jan 2018, 08:34
Replies: 14
Views: 3,353
Posted By 76fan

Bottles/FCS/Camouflage

The earlier 3's without the shield also had two HP air bottles for internal starts; they were situated inside the intake grill.

As sycamore said, the AFCS 30 system was a dream compared to the...
28th Jan 2018, 07:35
Replies: 14
Views: 3,353
Posted By 76fan

I guess the engine intake shield was to prevent...

I guess the engine intake shield was to prevent FOD/snow/salt spray? The earlier Mk 3's (certainly prior to 1972) didn't have the shield, just as the SeaKing Mk 1's didn't have an intake shield for...
14th Jan 2018, 08:57
Replies: 25
Views: 9,908
Posted By 76fan

Ditto. A really nice bloke.

Ditto. A really nice bloke.
13th Sep 2017, 10:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By 76fan

FromFrom PPRuNe Aircrew Forums. Military Aviation section

Thread starter .... cynicalint.

The People's Spitfire Pilot
The RAF Museum has started a poll to find the People's Spitfire pilot. However, the pilot must have flown MkV spits and can be any...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2017, 17:23
Replies: 0
Views: 1,311
Posted By 76fan

Aussie showmanship

www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0SN3tG4Atk
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