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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2021, 21:20
Replies: 33
Views: 5,977
Posted By tigerfish

Sounds like the usual partizan comments coming...

Sounds like the usual partizan comments coming through already, with various vested interests trashing the oppositions machines. It always happens. The RAF/MOD will make its own decisions

TF
9th Jan 2021, 17:04
Replies: 74
Views: 23,317
Posted By tigerfish

I certainly don't have an issue with preventing...

I certainly don't have an issue with preventing nose art or comments that are unacceptable today. But I do feel uncomfortable with attempts to change History, - especially if that historical name or...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2021, 19:10
Replies: 39
Views: 8,301
Posted By tigerfish

Personally I blame Hogan Howe and Theresa May, ...

Personally I blame Hogan Howe and Theresa May,
From the moment they got involved it was ONLY about trying to save shed loads of money, and the Concept of operational Police Air Support went right...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2021, 16:46
Replies: 39
Views: 8,301
Posted By tigerfish

The concept of a National Police Air Wing was...

The concept of a National Police Air Wing was sound. It could have standardised training, fuel purchases maintenance contracts and everything else. But it needed to be organised and delivered on a...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2021, 12:20
Replies: 39
Views: 8,301
Posted By tigerfish

I totally agree too. I even lost my job for...

I totally agree too. I even lost my job for predicting this.

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 15:23
Replies: 34
Views: 7,401
Posted By tigerfish

Thanks VL Had forgotten that. I worked for EC...

Thanks VL Had forgotten that. I worked for EC 1999 -2011.

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 11:17
Replies: 34
Views: 7,401
Posted By tigerfish

212, You were very nearly correct regarding the...

212, You were very nearly correct regarding the AH (Previously Eurocopter) brand of Helicopters. Eurocopter was born out of an amalgamation of the German Manufacturer Messershmit Bolkow Blohm and...
28th Oct 2020, 21:23
Replies: 250
Views: 54,810
Posted By tigerfish

For me it would have to be a Hawker Hunter TMk8....

For me it would have to be a Hawker Hunter TMk8. The first aircraft of any type that I ever flew in. From RNAS Yeovilton in 1977. Pilot Brian Grant. From Yeovilton over Devon and Cornwall and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2020, 20:24
Replies: 16
Views: 4,221
Posted By tigerfish

I am sure that the receivers will be glad to...

I am sure that the receivers will be glad to assist!

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2020, 00:37
Replies: 16
Views: 4,221
Posted By tigerfish

That is really sad. TLC were undoubtedly the very...

That is really sad. TLC were undoubtedly the very best Heli - lifters and spotters that ever existed. Tony Hancock was inspirational as the designer. I am far too old and wrinkly now to have any...
17th Jul 2020, 00:36
Replies: 220
Views: 37,644
Posted By tigerfish

You simply cannot and should not attempt to...

You simply cannot and should not attempt to change History! It was acceptable then, in the context of those times, and to try and change it today is an insult to the memory of those brave men who...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2020, 00:28
Replies: 756
Views: 821,894
Posted By tigerfish

Totally support the mods on this one. Whilst I...

Totally support the mods on this one. Whilst I agree that PPrune is a rumour network, there simply has to be an element of experienced professional helicopter pilot input. Recent posts have not...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 15:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,229
Posted By tigerfish

UK Pumas were totally rebuilt about 8-10 years...

UK Pumas were totally rebuilt about 8-10 years ago. New engines new transmission and re engineered flight panels. Effectively re life'd I believe. They were renamed Puma 2. Not aware of current...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2019, 00:13
Replies: 151
Views: 98,198
Posted By tigerfish

NPAS has been the the greatest disaster since the...

NPAS has been the the greatest disaster since the flood! By 2008 UK Police Aviation was the best and most advanced in the world. Then came along the Chief of Liverpool, Hogan How, who suggested that...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2019, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,933
Posted By tigerfish

I have been out of touch for a while, with other...

I have been out of touch for a while, with other issues, so might have missed it, but has the report into the Crash of the Leicester City FC owners A169 been published yet? Obviously the direct...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2019, 11:13
Replies: 151
Views: 98,198
Posted By tigerfish

Consider this! In 2008 the UK had one of the...

Consider this! In 2008 the UK had one of the best Police Air support systems in the World. From memory 33 Helicopters operating from 27 bases provided excellent and efficient coverage over most of...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2019, 10:02
Replies: 205
Views: 133,049
Posted By tigerfish

GC47G Sadly I cannot remember the detail now....

GC47G Sadly I cannot remember the detail now. Its over 20 years since I retired. Our practise re overnight refuelling was this. We had a large capacity mobile bowser at the unit. It was powered by...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 16:52
Replies: 205
Views: 133,049
Posted By tigerfish

DB, HC has quite properly corrected me, and I...

DB,
HC has quite properly corrected me, and I am sorry for having doubted you. I only saw an abridged version of the report and that key bit of information was missing. Nevertheless I remain...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 11:27
Replies: 205
Views: 133,049
Posted By tigerfish

DB, I think that you mis understand me! Firstly...

DB, I think that you mis understand me! Firstly I was in direct control of a Police Air Unit for quite some time, so I do understand Police Air Ops. My comments fall under two main area's firstly...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 00:47
Replies: 205
Views: 133,049
Posted By tigerfish

That is the bit that I really want to hear. What...

That is the bit that I really want to hear. What were my colleagues saying their control room in the last minutes of that flight? Why had that flight been stretched to such a last few gasps of their...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2019, 00:50
Replies: 151
Views: 98,198
Posted By tigerfish

This is and always was going to be a Disaster! ...

This is and always was going to be a Disaster!

Like several others, I was a middle ranking Police Officer, totally convinced and devoted to the proper development of Police Air support. The star...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2019, 00:48
Replies: 151
Views: 98,198
Posted By tigerfish

It was always going to be thus! You simply cannot...

It was always going to be thus! You simply cannot reduce both the fleet and the bases by over a third, AND get rid of all the enthusiastic and dedicated crews that formed the basic framework of UK...
21st Jan 2019, 00:46
Replies: 19
Views: 3,608
Posted By tigerfish

A really great actor of his day , and actually...

A really great actor of his day , and actually quite perceptive in his portrayal. I fear that the dreadful PC brigade will never understand what they have destroyed! Windsor, You will never be...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2019, 00:34
Replies: 65
Views: 42,246
Posted By tigerfish

Hedski, You raise number of issues that do need...

Hedski,
You raise number of issues that do need to be examined !

TF
6th Jan 2019, 00:40
Replies: 39
Views: 6,452
Posted By tigerfish

Just going back to basic impressions, Tora Tora...

Just going back to basic impressions, Tora Tora Tora was light years in front of Pearl Harbour!

TTT at least tried to stick with the truth, using whatever hardware that was available to them at...
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