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30th Apr 2021, 13:51
Replies: 57
Views: 22,247
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Nutloose, I believe one of those cutaways is in...

Nutloose, I believe one of those cutaways is in the Brooklands museum now.

Best wishes to the crew for a speedy recovery.

Poor old Jock will be lamenting the loss of a beautiful aircraft but...
25th Mar 2021, 15:16
Replies: 104
Views: 43,800
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Not in my time they didn't (thank god!). Not sure...

Not in my time they didn't (thank god!). Not sure about now but I, personally, wouldn't think so. ^^^^^^ I accede to greater wisdom above! ^^^^^^

IIRC Thursday war 'let's be a missile' jaunts...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Odd? Most of my colleagues and compatriots have...

Odd? Most of my colleagues and compatriots have taken pay reductions to cover the devastation that COVID has caused with agreement that these reductions will diminish as the industry recovers. You...
16th Nov 2020, 10:00
Replies: 113
Views: 33,673
Posted By Wirbelsturm

I believe Martin Lewis of finance fame suggested...

I believe Martin Lewis of finance fame suggested the best analogy for the UK system.

"Don't consider it a debt, consider it a personal investment into your future earnings potential"

It's very...
13th Nov 2020, 11:04
Replies: 113
Views: 33,673
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Flew with one of these 'sociaaaal Meeedyah' guys...

Flew with one of these 'sociaaaal Meeedyah' guys once to the US. He was a friend of one of the flight crew along for the trip, at the time I believe he was a co-pilot on the A320.

Really nice...
13th Nov 2020, 10:51
Replies: 96
Views: 56,703
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Makes the bi-annual 'engine failure after...

Makes the bi-annual 'engine failure after take-off' in the sim seem a little mundane!!!

Good job getting it safely back on the deck, I'm sure the dents will buff out and a bit of speed tape over...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Nov 2020, 18:07
Replies: 34
Views: 7,773
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Absolutely true, have to fly northern hemisphere...

Absolutely true, have to fly northern hemisphere choppers in the southern hemisphere for half their life and vice versa otherwise the MRGB gets tangled up......so I woz told! :}

Frighteningly half...
6th Nov 2020, 14:33
Replies: 100
Views: 18,339
Posted By Wirbelsturm

I've seen this in the helicopter industry. Let...

I've seen this in the helicopter industry. Let me fly your shiny gas turbine choppers for free please Mr/Mrs AOC holder!

Once they had some experience they would then say, oh, I've got experience...
3rd Nov 2020, 16:02
Replies: 100
Views: 18,339
Posted By Wirbelsturm

At what point do you want to stop working for...

At what point do you want to stop working for free and actually start earning to pay off that debt?

At what point do the companies then start paying for their pilots when there is a steady stream...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 12:51
Replies: 53
Views: 11,870
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The Mk 3 was great fun, the MK 3S Gulf Mod (cut...

The Mk 3 was great fun, the MK 3S Gulf Mod (cut holes and stuff fans in them) worked pretty well in hot areas but the Mk 8 was a bit of a whale in comparison. :E

Still the best chopper for wild...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 10:26
Replies: 53
Views: 11,870
Posted By Wirbelsturm

When landing at an airfield that had a very nice,...

When landing at an airfield that had a very nice, new, white concrete dispersal I was asked if the aircraft 'dripped' as I was merrily shoving drip pans under the aircraft and hanging coke cans on...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 08:42
Replies: 53
Views: 11,870
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Crab, Is that oil consumption or just the...

Crab,

Is that oil consumption or just the oil that pisses pours out of the labyrinth 'seal'? :}
Replies: 54
Views: 10,356
Posted By Wirbelsturm

I have to agree with you but, unfortunately,...

I have to agree with you but, unfortunately, airlines are run by accountants who are beholden to the board who are beholden to the investors to make money. As they have seen a revenue stream from...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 18:00
Replies: 53
Views: 11,870
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Surprised there was anything left serviceable on...

Surprised there was anything left serviceable on any of them given the many, many years of 'inter flight' robberies that went on! :E:}
Replies: 54
Views: 10,356
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Nothing that is said is going to change the OP's...

Nothing that is said is going to change the OP's mind anyway. Personally I would just offer a word of caution. Sadly there are many, many pilots who, just a couple of years ago, were looking at the...
Replies: 54
Views: 10,356
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Just a note of caution. In a 'normal' downturn...

Just a note of caution. In a 'normal' downturn airlines might park up a hull or two but often they will just alter rotations and utilise aircraft less thus reducing the need for flight crew as the...
Replies: 54
Views: 10,356
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Optimistic to be sure. I'm sure the...

Optimistic to be sure.

I'm sure the remaining, slimmed down and streamlined airlines will be crying out for newly minted, inexperienced pilots when there is a vast raft of highly experienced laid...
17th Oct 2020, 14:49
Replies: 24
Views: 8,084
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Don't ya love it when the T'internet gets their...

Don't ya love it when the T'internet gets their basic facts straight!!! Perhaps it could come under a PPL SEP rating? (SEJ rating????)

:E
26th Sep 2020, 10:45
Replies: 39
Views: 7,859
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Been supporting this place for years, flying in...

Been supporting this place for years, flying in to Fairoaks in helicopters, fixed wing and cycling in as a 'Lycra Lout' :rolleyes:
Ironically I, and many of my friends, have spent a fortune with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 07:48
Replies: 46
Views: 9,246
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The well known 'Labyrinth Seal' on the Gem. As...

The well known 'Labyrinth Seal' on the Gem. As my SMR used to say, 'if it ain't leaking it's empty boss'. I seem to remember they even welded a flange with a small hole the right diameter for a...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 15:14
Replies: 46
Views: 9,246
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Only ever happened the once and then I,...

Only ever happened the once and then I, understandably, modified the display routine. We were never allowed to do the 'backflip', or indeed a barrel roll as our aircraft were never fitted with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 12:02
Replies: 46
Views: 9,246
Posted By Wirbelsturm

I think one of the issues we had in the early...

I think one of the issues we had in the early days of the MK 8 was the absence of any ODM's! The aircraft came with a MTOW of 5300Kg IIRC and the performance data we had was from the Lynx Mk 3 S...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 11:12
Replies: 46
Views: 9,246
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Hi Crab, nope, was a Lynx HMA Mk 8 with a bolted...

Hi Crab, nope, was a Lynx HMA Mk 8 with a bolted head! The warning was for Hydraulics which, after consultation with ETPS, we came to the conclusion that one of the primary jacks had briefly bottomed...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 08:23
Replies: 46
Views: 9,246
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Sorry to say but definitely 'jack stall'. The...

Sorry to say but definitely 'jack stall'. The manoeuvre was run low level toward the crowd line, 150kts to 90 degree nose up, wait for zero climb, 180 pitch down to vertical with a rapid 360 roll...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 17:13
Replies: 46
Views: 9,246
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The Lynx with the original metal straight blades...

The Lynx with the original metal straight blades would suffer from RBS IIRC. When we moved over to the composite BERP blades the AOB was restricted from 90 down to 60 as the blades were far more...
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