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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2015, 12:49
Replies: 107
Views: 54,148
Posted By No Vote Joe

I seem to remember the OG contact was for initial...

I seem to remember the OG contact was for initial 10 months with an option to extend to 2 yrs. That doesn't seem very likely in the current financial climate!
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2015, 18:12
Replies: 107
Views: 54,148
Posted By No Vote Joe

Good news, I'm glad I wasn't given a bum steer...

Good news, I'm glad I wasn't given a bum steer before Christmas!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Dec 2014, 10:16
Replies: 107
Views: 54,148
Posted By No Vote Joe

Apparently using Carsonised S61s for SH and 189s...

Apparently using Carsonised S61s for SH and 189s for SAR.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2014, 16:42
Replies: 107
Views: 54,148
Posted By No Vote Joe

I know a chap who works on the current Brintel...

I know a chap who works on the current Brintel contract, who has just told me they've been informed that they are the preferred bidder and are now in a 30 day cooling off period.

Not sure of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2014, 16:38
Replies: 2,797
Views: 820,791
Posted By No Vote Joe

"Bristow UK are still struggling it seems to...

"Bristow UK are still struggling it seems to locate bodies for the SAR UK contract as far a rear crew go, and now with whispers they will need more to cover a 24/7 SAR Oil & Gas commitment in FI...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2014, 09:52
Replies: 2,797
Views: 820,791
Posted By No Vote Joe

I've heard that BHL are looking to recruit...

I've heard that BHL are looking to recruit another 25 crews. What's all that about?

Did they not get enough bums on seats through the initial trawl or have they decided that they need more than 5...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2013, 07:56
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

2 bidder solution?

The main thing against a 2 bidder solution, Jim, is cost. 2 seperate contracts, 2 companies, 2 sets of HQ/mangement/training etc would more than likely cost more than a single bidder solution. This...
18th Mar 2013, 15:28
Replies: 20
Views: 4,935
Posted By No Vote Joe

HF and V/UHF aerials are different on the 3A as...

HF and V/UHF aerials are different on the 3A as previously posted, as well as the removal of the ADF towel rail found below the cabin door on the 3. Also, I don't think there's a Decca aerial bulge...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2013, 09:15
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

"Why then did the Air Force choose the Red Arrows...

"Why then did the Air Force choose the Red Arrows over the SAR fleet?"

Even if the new CAS is a helicopter mate (but a dedicated SAR basher!"), the RAF is still run for fast and pointy things!
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2013, 19:04
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

Great piece by The Guardian - Not! Surely...

Great piece by The Guardian - Not!

Surely the MP concerned doesn't seriously think that he can make any impact on a contract that's been ongoing for this amount time and with only a few weeks left...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2013, 09:18
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

As I understand it, the issue with the searching...

As I understand it, the issue with the searching is not that you cannot point the radar where you want it to search, because you can, but the thoroughness of the search.

To carry out a thorough...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Feb 2013, 09:29
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

Downwash?

Jim,

Didn't a lot of civvy teams say the same thing about downwash when the RAF went from a SK/Wessex mix to a full SK fleet? I seem to remember a lot of gum bashing going on around Leuchars...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2013, 08:18
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

RAF trg hrs

I believe the RAF guys can fly between 3 & 4 hrs per shift training, which equates to about 90-120 hrs per month.

I don't think they always do (although I did hear a quote of "2hrs day, 2hrs...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2013, 19:58
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

The points being raised about CHC being undercut...

The points being raised about CHC being undercut by it's rivals, therefore they are doing it on the cheap, are a bit wide of the mark.

OK, it appears that there were only 2 bids for Lots 1+3, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Aug 2012, 12:05
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

"Methinks you might be one of them too" Not...

"Methinks you might be one of them too"

Not me, but I know a man who can!! :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2012, 16:51
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

Ah, I get it now. So when you say "with the sort...

Ah, I get it now. So when you say "with the sort of over the top MOD dream plan" and the DfT say "No loss of capability, No lesser service than now", it actually means we'll get what we can afford,...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2012, 15:56
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

TC: Surely the DfT does know what it wants - no...

TC: Surely the DfT does know what it wants - no less of a service or capability than is provided by the Mil/Civ mix at the moment?

So if a company claims it can be done by a certain airframe, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2012, 15:46
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

JimF : Are you inferring that if a chap is picked...

JimF : Are you inferring that if a chap is picked up in Bridlington Bay then it will be paid for by a different body than if he were on the top of Flamborough Head, and hence different...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2012, 13:54
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

I'm sorry, I didn't realise that Mil SAR and Civ...

I'm sorry, I didn't realise that Mil SAR and Civ SAR were different? Surely picking up some poor chap from the bottom of a cliff is virtually the same whoever does the rescue?

Several of the gents...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2012, 09:53
Replies: 1,310
Views: 322,307
Posted By No Vote Joe

Sorry, but I don't know how to quote! However,...

Sorry, but I don't know how to quote! However, back in July, Thomas Coupling commented

"......but the juicy bit, the pointy endy bit, the product end is always and will always be decidied by...
20th Mar 2011, 21:51
Replies: 17
Views: 4,341
Posted By No Vote Joe

I used Shades of Green a few years ago and they...

I used Shades of Green a few years ago and they were so helpful it was embarrassing! They asked me what we wanted to do, and they worked out the most cost effective way to do it. It probably saved us...
10th Jan 2011, 13:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,431
Posted By No Vote Joe

Just heard back from PSF, who reckon that any pay...

Just heard back from PSF, who reckon that any pay related query should be forwarded to SPVA at Gosport.

So, there you go, lets hope it's correct!!
9th Jan 2011, 15:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,431
Posted By No Vote Joe

Blunty type admin question!

What address do you use for your employer when asked on an application, ie for a mortgage?

PSF at your unit? (An SAC at mine had no idea!)

HQ Air, High Wycombe?

SPVA Gosport? (As stated on...
12th Sep 2010, 08:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,893
Posted By No Vote Joe

Gary Tucker - aka Jimmy Spankie

Has anyone any idea where Gary is these days? I lost touch with him after he left the RAF and I understand he remarried and settled close to his last Station (people who knew him will know where I...
26th May 2010, 15:49
Replies: 84
Views: 42,655
Posted By No Vote Joe

In 26 years of flying as a Knocker, there have...

In 26 years of flying as a Knocker, there have been only a few officers that I have truely respected. Mark, you are one of them. The world is a poorer place today. Rest peacefully, Big Man.
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