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Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2012, 20:43
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,251,828
Posted By DennisK

The Mentadent Meteor!

Hi all and to respond to Savoia,

Glad you enjoyed my piece on the G;oster Meteor in FLYER magazine and I'll be a regular contributor for the forseeable future ... although while occasionally...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2012, 20:12
Replies: 32
Views: 13,671
Posted By DennisK

Auto range

Hi again Jim ... I spent yesterday at Dunsfold doing nothing more than practice autos (hi speed-low speed and hi & lo rrpm) and must confess that even the humble Hughes 300C at 60 knots into wind...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2012, 16:52
Replies: 32
Views: 13,671
Posted By DennisK

Auto descent

Hi Jim ... are you sure we are right! Heli descent in auto circa 1800 to 2000 fpm so from 1000 feet we hit the ground in circa 35 secs, which at 60 mph auto speed gives a range of around 2500 feet! ...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2012, 23:33
Replies: 615
Views: 221,869
Posted By DennisK

Enstrom flying

Ref the current crop of Enstrom queries ... if it helps anyone, it was circa 1974/1975 that I undertook a comprehensive series of test flights to obtain the original CAA/UK public transport...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2012, 22:11
Replies: 14
Views: 2,993
Posted By DennisK

X2 - X3 - X4 etc

Hallo Andy ... I've just completed an article on 'Hi-speed helis in the future' for Flyer Aug issue out in July. You're more than welcome to use any items for quotes. Best wishes. DRK
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2012, 21:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By DennisK

Helipad

Sadly, the Sussex Pad closed down on 27th May after 400 years. New owners are the adjacent Lancing College. But try 01273-454647. Nearer Goodwood is the Avisford Park Hotel, on the A27 ... I think...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2012, 21:58
Replies: 43
Views: 8,134
Posted By DennisK

T/R Drift

As an FI, I've always found it simpler to explain a basic principle of engineering physics ... that it isn't possible to offset a couple (torque) with a force (T/R) without a residual force. This...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2012, 20:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By DennisK

Burgh Island

You'll like the place and as I'm sure you know they do have a heli pad slightly on the side of the hill NW side. I landed there a few years back but think the hotel may have changed hands now. Have a...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th May 2012, 20:00
Replies: 21
Views: 3,175
Posted By DennisK

Air Space

I've signed the petition to help my industry buddies.

But what worries me is that at some stage, I get a dig in the ribs ... he's holding a 44 S&W short and handing me a phone. "Want to chat to...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2012, 19:30
Replies: 26
Views: 4,754
Posted By DennisK

TPDR setting

Sounds similar to the NI Bertie Fisher Squirrel accident report, but perhaps someone out there has more details. Can't think of an easier way to assist distraction in an inadvertant IMC situation...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2012, 19:17
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,251,828
Posted By DennisK

Shoreham

Oh ... and incidentally that Enstrom pic must have been taken after 1980 as in the background, the last steep roof house on the horizon up Mill Hill was the home I built in 1979! Take care all and...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2012, 19:13
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,251,828
Posted By DennisK

Dear Old Shoreham

Sorry folks ... the moment I see dear old Shoreham Airport, I have to pipe up! Especially for an Enstrom. G-BBIN, Serial Number 157 I seem to recall was naturally nick-named 'Breadbin' locally. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2012, 19:52
Replies: 126
Views: 65,868
Posted By DennisK

Russia WHC

And while we are talking Russia ... any Enstrom 280 or 480, MD 500 series or Schweizer 300C owners out there who would join me participating in the 'freestyle' section of the WHC in August. I guess...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2012, 19:39
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,251,828
Posted By DennisK

B206s

Hi all ... and not having posted for some time, I'm getting withdrawal symptons so just thought I'd add a note to B206 G-FSDA pictured. Many will know that the FSA series were operated by Derek...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2012, 18:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By DennisK

300C

Good evening 'Fly' ... would you have any interest in seeing it displayed? (Air Shows & possible competition work) Regards. Dennis K.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2012, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,607
Posted By DennisK

Epsom

Try the Victoria Sporting Club ... three minutes walk from racecourse entrance. I've used it in the past. DRK
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2012, 21:49
Replies: 23
Views: 3,412
Posted By DennisK

For GF

If your colleague could be available for say two or three weeks and on a fairly continuous basis please PM me. Am fairly experienced training on Sikorsky 300, Enstrom 280 and 480 series, Bell...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2012, 19:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,896
Posted By DennisK

Sikorsky 300 PPL

If you can make yourself available for say ... two separate periods of two weeks, I would offer you an exclusive 'one to one' PPL(H) course on the Sikorsky 300C at Shoreham Airport. Extra to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2012, 21:48
Replies: 40
Views: 10,784
Posted By DennisK

For CS ... I don't understand it either. All I...

For CS ... I don't understand it either. All I can say is that having completed the licence conversion application, that is what I am being told by our CAA. Dennis K.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2012, 22:06
Replies: 40
Views: 10,784
Posted By DennisK

EASA Mad Land

As a 14,000 hours plus guy, I'm now being told that under EASA rules, my CAA/JAR ATPL(H) which I've held since 1976 can only be converted and re-issued as a CPL. (plus a couple of hundred pounds and...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2012, 20:24
Replies: 320
Views: 137,874
Posted By DennisK

RIP

Such a sad loss for our industry ... how well I remember the great Alan Mann greeting me in the early 1970s on the tarmac of Fairoaks Airport, with a warm, "Welcome to the industry Dennis" ... this...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2012, 21:48
Replies: 37
Views: 4,268
Posted By DennisK

Private licence.

Good to hear 'Rookie Captain' qualified for private licence in 41 hours. (just 2over the fixed wing min of 39) ... my last five 'ab initio' students completed the syllabus and passed their Skills...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2012, 20:23
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,251,828
Posted By DennisK

H 500 tattle

For 500 fan and 'S' ... when I owned G-HSKY for my company Skyline, circa 1983 ish, she was definitely the usual 'Left Hand Drive' and left collective start. Following the accident, I inspected her...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2012, 23:38
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,251,828
Posted By DennisK

Hallo lads and for 'S' ... I'm back in 'Blighty'...

Hallo lads and for 'S' ... I'm back in 'Blighty' after a PPL(H) spell at Minaya Airfield (known locally as Balas Aero) just west of Albacete. My error as the Balas place was not General Franco's...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Feb 2012, 22:29
Replies: 32
Views: 4,576
Posted By DennisK

VAT

Ahh Whirls ... some info if you can please. Just about to undertake a PPL(H) in Albacete. Is my service VAT rated, either UK or locally? Thanks Dennis K
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