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Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2021, 05:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537

Arrived home yesterday from a five day break in...

Arrived home yesterday from a five day break in Bavaria. To summarise:

Pre register with the German Federal Government prior to departure.
Book PCR tests to be done 72 hours prior to return...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2021, 15:23
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

I bet not that much ! ;) NEO

I bet not that much ! ;)

NEO
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2021, 13:06
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

No offence 212man, but their departure will be no...

No offence 212man, but their departure will be no loss to the contractor "grunts". I could list the issues but it would take too much of my time. Although it's a distant memory, having experienced...
29th Jul 2021, 12:24
Replies: 62
Views: 9,619

Totally agree. Deplorable conduct (literally, not...

Totally agree. Deplorable conduct (literally, not by appointment).

NEO
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2021, 14:59
Replies: 34
Views: 2,409

I refused to have a smart meter until the "Gen 2"...

I refused to have a smart meter until the "Gen 2" roll out started as it was the issue of readings following change of supplier that precipiated their inception. It's been proved as I switched three...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2021, 14:21
Replies: 13
Views: 2,986

Don't Get Me Started.......

Post redundancy and illness I retrained as an operations auditor. Registered with several well known agencies. Their communications were rare and generic, totally irrelevant to my situation. Without...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2021, 06:42
Replies: 242
Views: 81,078

How the mighty have fallen. Bristow Aberdeen soon...

How the mighty have fallen. Bristow Aberdeen soon down to 6 or 7 aircraft from what used to be the busiest heliport in the world, Nigeria slowly dying, Australia dead in the water. Surely the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2021, 07:26
Replies: 242
Views: 81,078

212man may be able to cast some informed light ?...

212man may be able to cast some informed light ? My old friends there tell me BHNL are down to half the Eket contract (shared with ADA/OAS) and the odd charter. Just about everything else is with...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2021, 06:38
Replies: 61
Views: 2,720

Been a Telegraph cryptic addict since the mid...

Been a Telegraph cryptic addict since the mid 80s. Some time ago they switched from human compilers to a computer which really threw me. Previously each day had a theme (anagrams, religion, classics...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2021, 07:22
Replies: 11
Views: 3,960

Video not available in UK. NEO

Video not available in UK.

NEO
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2021, 08:42
Replies: 40
Views: 4,583

Similarly, supplemented my door lock with a Nuki...

Similarly, supplemented my door lock with a Nuki lock. Does everything a Yale Smart Lock can but leaves the existing keyhole on the outside so if it fails I can use the old key. One feature I've...
Forum: Night Stop
9th May 2021, 19:13
Replies: 16
Views: 2,791

Postponed (yet again) until March 2022. Took your...

Postponed (yet again) until March 2022. Took your advice Noel ! :ok: Planning to invite my partner's son and daughter in law (they live in NE Germany) and give Dutch beer a good seeing to ;)

NEO
2nd May 2021, 07:27
Replies: 8
Views: 3,024

I can always count on a fellow Ppruner to correct...

I can always count on a fellow Ppruner to correct my fading memory ! Chipmunk it was. :ok: Fuel on, brakes on, throttle closed, switches off.

Ah, the Choppers Arms; crap beer served by surly staff...
1st May 2021, 20:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3,024

I did the Army pilot course in 1985. After...

I did the Army pilot course in 1985. After selection at Biggin Hill we went through Beaver training with the option to get a PPL on the side, then Basic and Advanced Rotary, a year at Wallop in...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Apr 2021, 17:08
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

Did they take the redundant aircraft out of Oz ?...

Did they take the redundant aircraft out of Oz ? GOM and Alaska along with the UK SAR contract (which is out to tender soon I think), are all that's left of what was a truly global entity.

It's...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2021, 07:19
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

BHNL never managed to get the AGIP contract....

BHNL never managed to get the AGIP contract. They've been operating on various work orders for years. It was a right b**lache, trying to get hold of people in the Management block at AGIP Base for...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2021, 04:53
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

Are you aware of any sharing there ? I heard OAS...

Are you aware of any sharing there ? I heard OAS have their finger in the Eket pie ?

NEO
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Mar 2021, 09:06
Replies: 347
Views: 29,820

Right on the nail. "It's been tough" in their 11...

Right on the nail. "It's been tough" in their 11 million mansion spending Princess Di's money while "normal" people cry as their nearest and dearest suffocate to death alone. This whole sorry affair...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2021, 15:37
Replies: 138
Views: 7,875

Many times in the latter part of my career I was...

Many times in the latter part of my career I was encouraged to "drill down into it" or if it was something my bosses in Houston thought was really s*%t, I'd be asked/told to "have a deep dive". If a...
26th Jan 2021, 13:55
Replies: 450
Views: 110,660

This thread is a great read ! I came across so...

This thread is a great read ! I came across so many pompous buffoons (despite being somewhat outdated it's still the best term for them), I think I had a form of PTSD for about 18 months after...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2021, 15:35
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

Ah, the most racist, finnicky client I ever had...

Ah, the most racist, finnicky client I ever had the displeasure of servicing ! They REALLY hate anyone who isn't French, and non French aircraft. The AS332L2s were an absolute disaster, imported at...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 15:28
Replies: 86
Views: 5,121

The Dawn Chorus Ride Of The Valkyries...

The Dawn Chorus

Ride Of The Valkyries performed by the LSO

Thwock thhwock of a Bell 212 on short finals

Barber's Adagio for Strings in B Majorperformed by the NZSO

The turbos of an F10...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2021, 15:03
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

Can anyone is still in BHNL tell us what long...

Can anyone is still in BHNL tell us what long term contracts they have apart from Eket ? An old friend tells me NAF Base has nothing but charter work going on. What FW work do they have ?

NEO
Forum: Night Stop
23rd Dec 2020, 14:46
Replies: 16
Views: 2,791

Thanks guys, I'll be running all suggestions by...

Thanks guys, I'll be running all suggestions by SWMBO for decisions !

NEO
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Dec 2020, 14:43
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,904,949

So Caverton have become the numero uno helicopter...

So Caverton have become the numero uno helicopter operator. Who would have thought a decade ago that BHNL and ACN would be laid so low ? Being ex BHNL I can testify to the pitifully poor remote...
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