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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2022, 11:21
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

FNW, the reference to Wiki was only so I did not...

FNW, the reference to Wiki was only so I did not have to give chapter and verse on the broader history of the company.

I note your comment on the rental value of NPAS and 2Excel but a letter has...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2022, 15:34
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

There are several stories in publication on this....

There are several stories in publication on this. Wikipedia gives a fair outline.

This may be a tactic.

In their dealings with other properties (they are after all simply property dealers and...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2022, 17:33
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

It is said that NPAS (or a person in NPAS) were...

It is said that NPAS (or a person in NPAS) were horrified how the Met made their maintenance work. This was an organisation that started up around 1980 and built up expertise focussed on the...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2022, 08:39
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

I we could all spend all day dismantling that...

I we could all spend all day dismantling that statement which appears not to have been written by Mayor Tracey.

But I have another one from a different mayor to marvel at. It appeared on line as...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2022, 07:43
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

Early in May an associate contacted the West...

Early in May an associate contacted the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for a comment on the position relating to the leadership of the National Police Air Service. The reply on progress was...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2022, 18:59
Replies: 87
Views: 16,845
Posted By PANews

As far as I am aware it was a similar story of...

As far as I am aware it was a similar story of 'not worth the effort' but they did dust it off. Most training was aimed at the fast roping. But if the wheel comes off the gear will not be fitted...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2022, 09:25
Replies: 87
Views: 16,845
Posted By PANews

Those HEMS units that decided to go for fitting...

Those HEMS units that decided to go for fitting hoists to their new airframes (Yorkshire and the H145 for example) simply found that the cost and training requirement to attain proficiency ~(albeit a...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2022, 20:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,012
Posted By PANews

On line you may get some clues from the archive...

On line you may get some clues from the archive of Flight but it will be a lot of reading.

Bearing in mind that a lot of the MRTs were police, groups I researched police use of helicopters way...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2022, 22:37
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Posted By PANews

It has been 'around' for some three years. It...

It has been 'around' for some three years. It was launched as a civil project at the Singapore Helicopter Show in 2019 as a mock up and at the Singapore Air Show in 2020 as the flying article. It...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2022, 10:42
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

Double Bogey the fixed wing (sorry I know this is...

Double Bogey the fixed wing (sorry I know this is Rotorheads) fixation with IFR was all about delivering the service from a clear air base (VFR) to a clear air area of need (VFR) through mucky...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Feb 2022, 16:54
Replies: 14
Views: 2,447
Posted By PANews

They launched an interim replacement for the two...

They launched an interim replacement for the two BO105 at that event on Monday and even had one of them in the background for the images taken [on Facebook and other Social media] and despite that...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2022, 09:23
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

This morning the Air Accidents Investigation...

This morning the Air Accidents Investigation Branch published a 24 page report into an investigation into a "serious incident involving an MBB-BK 117 helicopter which occurred on 12th March 2021 at...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2022, 16:03
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

Although I had one specific 'an inspector' in...

Although I had one specific 'an inspector' in mind I deliberately did not mention his name (although it was he that was called in to help) because the same applied in many ways to his immediate...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2022, 10:35
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

While the fixed wing airframe was predicted to be...

While the fixed wing airframe was predicted to be the wrong aircraft and was, it is still not a lost cause. They have four and they should be using all four for their service life [if not actually...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2022, 07:59
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

Having had a little time to read through the...

Having had a little time to read through the latest sets of minutes to be released by NPAS it is clear they continue the thread of "its only public money", and therefore of no account when seeking...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2022, 16:56
Replies: 73
Views: 17,631
Posted By PANews

Thank you Rotary I had not noticed them.... a...

Thank you Rotary I had not noticed them.... a month to study them now!

Initially though these minutes do not improve the situation one bit.So all the fixed wing are to go now – along with the 25...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2021, 23:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By PANews

no they would just fester in a corner! a...

no they would just fester in a corner!

a disfunctional organisation is just that… unable to function. Anyway Ned has all the addresses now so he has choices.

Merry Christmas everyone and...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2021, 14:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By PANews

I have hem, but when FortyOdd2 sent you a PM I...

I have hem, but when FortyOdd2 sent you a PM I stopped sending them!

Will send them as a PM now in case its not too late.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Dec 2021, 14:12
Replies: 2
Views: 1,750
Posted By PANews

Another report states that one of them used a...

Another report states that one of them used a seat cushion as a swim aid. But even treading water for that long is no mean feat for a 57 years old.

Two survivors said to be a police officer and a...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2021, 16:17
Replies: 22
Views: 7,484
Posted By PANews

Only rumour from a good source I am afraid. ...

Only rumour from a good source I am afraid.

I understand they are restarting under the management of Tony's daughter, Karen Papa, any time now, probably at the same premises I have not traced...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2021, 22:35
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

it would not have ended well! The...

it would not have ended well!

The opportunity for those with knowledge to use free will for the common good is sadly absent from the organisation and support from on high is also a missing...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2021, 22:06
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

The attractiveness of the new post of Head of...

The attractiveness of the new post of Head of Futures and Innovation is apparently not going too well.

First announced in November it had a closing date of December 5.

On December 7 an NPAS...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2021, 18:51
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

Firing range? Now there is a thought! ...

Firing range? Now there is a thought!

Several people we could line up for firing.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2021, 07:31
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

Unfortunately the people who might be able to...

Unfortunately the people who might be able to remedy the situation in NPAS are difficult to address. Places like Rotorheads, published books and PAN are not really in the public domain - they are...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2021, 10:35
Replies: 6
Views: 3,222
Posted By PANews

It may be assumed that the 'losing' crew from the...

It may be assumed that the 'losing' crew from the larger EH-101 based VH-71 version of the Presidential helicopter replacement 2008 may be quietly sniggering in the background.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 20:57
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

They ignored every dissenting voice and Tigerfish...

They ignored every dissenting voice and Tigerfish was just one of many. The other dissenting voices, also people with years of aviation experience, were simply sent back to division, to pound the...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2021, 11:37
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

There are many times, far too many times, when it...

There are many times, far too many times, when it seems NPAS bring the world crashing down on its multiple heads through not thinking.

A few days ago The Guardian ran a story on how NPAS were...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2021, 08:11
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

Didn't they do well.... but it was £5,000 towards...

Didn't they do well.... but it was £5,000 towards a trip to Italy [dunno when though!].
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2021, 16:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By PANews

Planning to go but there are 'difficulties' in...

Planning to go but there are 'difficulties' in the logistics for foreign [non-EU] visitors that may work against the event. They may yet get in my way.

There is a significant charge to enter, to...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Oct 2021, 14:31
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

I do not understand the question Cabby. ...

I do not understand the question Cabby.

Civil Air Support operates using civil aircraft of various types offered in support of the emergency services. The crews are PPL and CPL with observers they...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2021, 22:20
Replies: 29
Views: 6,031
Posted By PANews

Well it is done, over. It is so easy to...

Well it is done, over.
It is so easy to criticise the whole thing.
A couple of halls in ExCel, in truth two thirds of the floor space was drones not Helitech.
The 300 exhibitors, 100 speakers a...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2021, 19:08
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

Congratulations due to the two-man NPAS team...

Congratulations due to the two-man NPAS team [Paul Watts and Pete Botchett] who presented the 'Future of police aviation in the UK' to a full house audience at Helitech this morning. They managed to...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2021, 14:12
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

This could run and run. Well for a few days at...

This could run and run. Well for a few days at least.

It seems that in this world of controlled news this one slipped through the net and the authorities are not too happy. The Kent Press...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2021, 10:23
Replies: 174
Views: 49,159
Posted By PANews

Well done Cabby. No sign of that yet as a...

Well done Cabby.

No sign of that yet as a standard Kent Police Press Release.... I will have to ask them. It seems though that Acting Supt Wenlock is the man who makes certain things happen.......
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2021, 15:18
Replies: 29
Views: 6,031
Posted By PANews

perhaps the 300 exhibitors are the people booked...

perhaps the 300 exhibitors are the people booked in to look after the stands!

As per my last post on DSEi the event was a little quieter, no doubt the covid factor, but no one was noticeably...
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