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Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 21:41
Replies: 266
Views: 89,527
Posted By ericferret

Thanks for the correction. To be truly accurate I...

Thanks for the correction. To be truly accurate I would have to trawl back through endless copies of Helicopter International.

Remarkable how long we have been doing this now. A pal of mine...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 21:37
Replies: 266
Views: 89,527
Posted By ericferret

The clock stops for no man and the zimmer frame...

The clock stops for no man and the zimmer frame parking is limited.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 16:54
Replies: 266
Views: 89,527
Posted By ericferret

Taking a longer look there have been three...

Taking a longer look there have been three operators consistantly from from the early 70's except for a short period betwwen approx 1999-2001. This gap was filled smartish by the resurrection of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 16:34
Replies: 266
Views: 89,527
Posted By ericferret

More likely to be the O&G companies complaining. ...

More likely to be the O&G companies complaining.

They have tried to maintain four operators since the late 70's hence the following additions since Bristow bought B.E.A.S.
British Caledonian, KLM...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2021, 00:02
Replies: 266
Views: 89,527
Posted By ericferret

Exactly and obvious. I wonder if the CMA actually...

Exactly and obvious. I wonder if the CMA actually has a clue what is going on.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2021, 12:11
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By ericferret

Nice to see a sensible paint job for once....

Nice to see a sensible paint job for once. Somebody actually looking after tax payer money.
The current paint we use on our 139's is admittedly high spec and costs around $500 a gallon.
A three...
19th Oct 2021, 16:58
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By ericferret

Chipmunk in the cold war BRIXMIS Chipmunk...

Chipmunk in the cold war

BRIXMIS Chipmunk Over East Berlin | BRIXMIS | AJ (http://www.brixmis.co.uk/photos/brixmis-chipmunk-over-east.html)
18th Oct 2021, 18:40
Replies: 68
Views: 11,254
Posted By ericferret

I read Low Level Hell recently. I was left...

I read Low Level Hell recently.

I was left with a question.

How on earth did they survive?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2021, 18:58
Replies: 30
Views: 5,659
Posted By ericferret

Ask an avionics engineer. He will confirm alien...

Ask an avionics engineer. He will confirm alien interference as there is nothing wrong with the equipment.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2021, 09:49
Replies: 30
Views: 5,937
Posted By ericferret

I speculate UH-1D (Dornier)

I speculate UH-1D (Dornier)
3rd Oct 2021, 20:38
Replies: 54
Views: 12,346
Posted By ericferret

If you can pin down the accident the AAIB are...

If you can pin down the accident the AAIB are very helpful. Supplied me with the accident report for the crash of a Hughes 300, American registered, from 1964.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2021, 11:04
Replies: 152
Views: 35,681
Posted By ericferret

Me too, the other offerings are civil helicopters...

Me too, the other offerings are civil helicopters in green paint. Same as the 330 Puma so no change.
Surely we should be buying a military aircraft!!
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2021, 13:12
Replies: 56
Views: 11,978
Posted By ericferret

https://www.caa.co.uk/Data-and-analysis/Approved-p...

https://www.caa.co.uk/Data-and-analysis/Approved-persons-and-organisations/Datasets/Lists-of-approved-persons-and-organisations/Holders-of-air-operator-certificates/
Forum: Rotorheads
18th May 2021, 15:18
Replies: 134
Views: 12,330
Posted By ericferret

[QUOTE=ShyTorque;11043376]Sycamore - how do you...

[QUOTE=ShyTorque;11043376]Sycamore - how do you get a Gazelle into "manual"? There's no fuel computer.....

According to the flight manual Section 3 Emergency Procedures.

"Move the fuel flow...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2021, 21:04
Replies: 134
Views: 12,330
Posted By ericferret

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/815x447/scout_nell_17dfb64881ef2c94fa56ba9318c1da0dae4f8041.jpg
Autos on to grass, two for the price of one.
9th May 2021, 18:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By ericferret

I believe the elevator on the 737 is extremely...

I believe the elevator on the 737 is extremely sensitive and rigging set up with a DTI.
One uk carrier had a serious loss of control incident post maintenance.
One test is hydraulics off and only...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2021, 21:33
Replies: 5,661
Views: 1,914,591
Posted By ericferret

There's always the Iran option!!!

There's always the Iran option!!!
6th Apr 2021, 10:45
Replies: 33
Views: 6,380
Posted By ericferret

Can't speak for all airports but one major U.K...

Can't speak for all airports but one major U.K will defuel into a bowser and will pump it back into an aircraft owned by same company.
Depends on having a free bowser and the fuel passing the normal...
6th Apr 2021, 10:38
Replies: 33
Views: 6,380
Posted By ericferret

Turbine helicopter pilot reported that the engine...

Turbine helicopter pilot reported that the engine flamed out after start and now would not start.
Investigation revealed that the tank was full of water.
Locals had put a water hose into the tank...
5th Apr 2021, 19:17
Replies: 33
Views: 6,380
Posted By ericferret

Pilot of a Cessna 172 RG reported a lack of...

Pilot of a Cessna 172 RG reported a lack of power. Initial investigation revealed nothing. Then he mentioned that he was getting strange globules from the right tank water drain. So we sampled and...
5th Apr 2021, 19:02
Replies: 33
Views: 6,380
Posted By ericferret

Having a coffee with the KLM station engineer in...

Having a coffee with the KLM station engineer in Dar Es Salaam, I was bemoaning the loss of about 30 gallons of Jet A when defueling. He went on to tell me about a spillage he was involved in at...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2021, 00:54
Replies: 79
Views: 23,305
Posted By ericferret

and new ways to kill the ground crew.

and new ways to kill the ground crew.
22nd Mar 2021, 21:51
Replies: 5
Views: 2,350
Posted By ericferret

They kindly provided me with a report for a...

They kindly provided me with a report for a helicopter crash in 1963.
Excellent service.
19th Mar 2021, 10:36
Replies: 23
Views: 5,917
Posted By ericferret

Goes back to the WW1 when an RE8 landed with both...

Goes back to the WW1 when an RE8 landed with both of the crew dead.
18th Mar 2021, 21:08
Replies: 23
Views: 5,917
Posted By ericferret

SP-1XXX registrations were issued to Polish...

SP-1XXX registrations were issued to Polish gliders.
17th Mar 2021, 17:20
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By ericferret

Thanks for the info, very useful. My problem is...

Thanks for the info, very useful.
My problem is that although I have passed all the modules it is just impossible to get the full range of jobs together.
So I thought this route might get things in...
14th Mar 2021, 22:07
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By ericferret

B2L LICENCE

Does anyone have experience in applying for a B2L?

It appears to me that you have to apply for one of the subgroups i.e COM /NAV with the initial application is this correct?
Does anyone have...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Feb 2021, 08:57
Replies: 27
Views: 20,206
Posted By ericferret

3M make blade tape ...

3M make blade tape

https://www.3m.co.uk/3M/en_GB/company-uk/3m-products/~/3M-Polyurethane-Protective-Tape-8681HS/?N=5002385+3292668410&rt=rud

Bell used to specify one long length on 206 main...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Feb 2021, 10:31
Replies: 27
Views: 20,206
Posted By ericferret

Is there a blade tape requirement?

Is there a blade tape requirement?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2020, 21:26
Replies: 86
Views: 15,465
Posted By ericferret

On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as...

On a scale of nastiness I always rated OM15 as worst with Avtur next.
Mind you at that point I had not discovered Skydrol, gods punishment for taking up aircraft enginering.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2020, 13:14
Replies: 86
Views: 15,465
Posted By ericferret

I still smell of OX 38

I still smell of OX 38
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2020, 10:18
Replies: 34
Views: 8,961
Posted By ericferret

Sheep love to nibble R22 HT leads, had to change...

Sheep love to nibble R22 HT leads, had to change a set in the field literally due to a rather large mag drop!!!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2020, 11:20
Replies: 38
Views: 13,175
Posted By ericferret

I remember a shift supervisor (A.S.) at Air...

I remember a shift supervisor (A.S.) at Air Hanson who said

" I won't hear a bad word said about the S76, the overtime is paying my mortgage."!!!!


As for heavy maintenance it depends exactly...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2020, 21:13
Replies: 16
Views: 5,585
Posted By ericferret

Wonder if that was the same guy I worked with in...

Wonder if that was the same guy I worked with in Rotterdam late 90's for Schreiner.
We had a computer game in the crew room and my high score handle was "The Falklands are British".
He spent ages...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 23:20
Replies: 34
Views: 8,497
Posted By ericferret

Sud Aviation of course came from the amalgamation...

Sud Aviation of course came from the amalgamation of Sud Est and Sud Ouest hence the early Alouettes are SE3130 and the Djinn SO 1221.
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