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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2021, 21:09
Replies: 14
Views: 3,049
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Not qualified on type, but the 'green' PCR bolts...

Not qualified on type, but the 'green' PCR bolts certainly don't look to be in the secure configuration I've seen on other aircraft
21st Jul 2021, 15:14
Replies: 11
Views: 4,292
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Only flew with AVM Goodall once - an AOCs visit...

Only flew with AVM Goodall once - an AOCs visit to the Squadron at Laarbruch (March 1995) became a day of tasking, with him in the RHS, on exercise with 3 Armd Fd Ambulance at Soltau(?). It was...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2021, 22:13
Replies: 32
Views: 8,806
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

We used to get quite a few of the US forces...

We used to get quite a few of the US forces flight-safety publications shared around the RAF units on which I served - I particularly remember one article from an OV1 Mohawk pilot who clearly agreed...
16th Jul 2021, 21:13
Replies: 82
Views: 22,277
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Interesting read, O-D. The problem with being...

Interesting read, O-D. The problem with being 'minded' to say anything on such a subject is that it will necessarily be subjective. Saying that there are 2 sides to the Inconvenient Truth 'coin' is...
16th Jul 2021, 15:58
Replies: 82
Views: 22,277
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Hi SAS - I certainly was aware of the incident...

Hi SAS - I certainly was aware of the incident and referred to it in the previous thread (I'd read the original article while still serving - it should be required reading for EVERY Chinook...
16th Jul 2021, 14:18
Replies: 29
Views: 8,987
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

My turn :}. Left the Army as L/Cpl Jun 76,...

My turn :}. Left the Army as L/Cpl Jun 76, commissioned RAF Sep 76 (OCTU), joined first Sqn (via JP3a, Whirlwind HAR10 and Wessex HU5/HC2) as substantive Plt Off Jul 78 - and that included a 2-week...
16th Jul 2021, 14:14
Replies: 82
Views: 22,277
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Tinribs, at the risk of provoking further...

Tinribs, at the risk of provoking further outpourings from erstwhile contributors, may I point out that your last 3 'questions' assume that the aircraft was under control by the pilots at the time. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2021, 18:28
Replies: 164
Views: 43,226
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Memory isn't great - I believe it was around 16...

Memory isn't great - I believe it was around 16 rotary/3 fixed-wing in England, 3 in Wales and 1 in Scotland, plus the 3 in London. Stand by for corrections...

Very sound observation - thanks
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 13:06
Replies: 164
Views: 43,226
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

What an interesting read that tender makes. Down...

What an interesting read that tender makes. Down to 7 aircraft outside London? Wow.... just, ...wow.
:yuk:
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2021, 11:41
Replies: 47
Views: 8,970
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Not W Mids - I think you're referring to the...

Not W Mids - I think you're referring to the early days of PAS when one of their Wiltshire crews was censured for excess enthusiasm in dealing with some hunt protesters.
22nd May 2021, 16:29
Replies: 29
Views: 8,987
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

A good result. Nice one J - and no, I don't miss...

A good result. Nice one J - and no, I don't miss the thing that became BMCS(Onshore), either ;)
21st May 2021, 13:52
Replies: 29
Views: 8,987
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Easy, I followed your link to the end of the...

Easy, I followed your link to the end of the thread and found that the OP - having not received an answer to his question, posed the same (polite) request on 31 December last year and still had no...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2021, 14:12
Replies: 20
Views: 8,934
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

From the linked article: (My emphasis, in...

From the linked article:
(My emphasis, in italics)

I'm pleased they thought to add the qualifier/rider at the end; Wiltshire and Sussex were both operating to unsurveyed HEMS sites at night back...
4th May 2021, 17:23
Replies: 40
Views: 6,620
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Good marketing by the individual concerned - a...

Good marketing by the individual concerned - a quick look at the BBC link shows that he's done it dressed as a paramedic and even a postie. Practical? At least after descending a rope you just have...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2021, 00:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,927
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

DLRAA bird strike 22 April 2021

news link from the Leicester Mercury (https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/air-ambulance-forced-emergency-landing-5332239)

...a reminder of why visors down is always a good idea in...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2021, 00:16
Replies: 20
Views: 8,934
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Ah, Rigga - I wondered what that aroma was! ...

Ah, Rigga - I wondered what that aroma was! Can't imagine that the sons of the founder of the pre-Avicii (sorry... Avin_whatever) company are waiting in the wings to carry out a 2nd re-purchase,...
7th Apr 2021, 14:31
Replies: 21
Views: 8,896
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Shy, your PC (like mine) probably has defences...

Shy, your PC (like mine) probably has defences and blockers to prevent the myriad of 'services' that try to climb on board any page you try to open - this one has at least 15 detected by my primary...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2021, 18:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,936
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

ISTR the P2e version of the EC135 (or whatever...

ISTR the P2e version of the EC135 (or whatever AirbusH call it this week) separated the static source for aircraft instrumentation (fuselage sides) from the source for ADCs (probes under the nose,...
1st Apr 2021, 11:10
Replies: 6
Views: 2,605
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Thank you CG - I had absolutely no idea Phil was...

Thank you CG - I had absolutely no idea Phil was no longer with us, and fully agree with the comments you and the other fellas have made about him. Definitely one of The Good Guys :sad:
29th Mar 2021, 00:12
Replies: 49
Views: 10,243
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

The only advice I was expecting from some of the...

The only advice I was expecting from some of the older PPRuNe hands was: "don't grow a beard". Fortunately the general consensus appears to be spot-on, for once :ok:
15th Mar 2021, 14:35
Replies: 35
Views: 3,890
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

212man, I know - I was one of them :sad:,...

212man,

I know - I was one of them :sad:, Oman too :ok:. CFS(H) visits were good value in both locations, I think their examiners found the visits educational as well, so mutually beneficial.
14th Mar 2021, 16:34
Replies: 62
Views: 14,123
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

BEagle, That's a wonderful picture, and an...

BEagle,

That's a wonderful picture, and an equally good story about Arthur Gibson to go with it.

I also took a lot of photos in GW1; the Regiment we were supporting asked if they could borrow...
14th Mar 2021, 16:23
Replies: 35
Views: 3,890
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Widening the thread creep: you can add the Royal...

Widening the thread creep: you can add the Royal Brunei Air Force to WIDN62's list
13th Mar 2021, 13:24
Replies: 226
Views: 61,918
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Delighted to hear that John (still 'sir' to...

Delighted to hear that John (still 'sir' to me...) is thriving, and that he has the prospect of 2/3 of his time in Aotearoa to get over the exigencies of life in Lincolnshire. He was certainly...
11th Mar 2021, 21:53
Replies: 226
Views: 61,918
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

aeroid, Yes, he conducted my JP3A FHT on 25...

aeroid,

Yes, he conducted my JP3A FHT on 25 Jul 77; he also expressed amusement on hearing that my future course-mate on 2FTS was to be one David H-R, with whom he'd served on Canberras...
8th Mar 2021, 14:02
Replies: 226
Views: 61,918
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

staircase, As a recipient of the training...

staircase,

As a recipient of the training under the Systems Approach I am inclined to agree. I found the Ground School in particular to be a box-ticking exercise; very little of the stuff I'd not...
7th Mar 2021, 23:53
Replies: 226
Views: 61,918
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Thanks, Shy - I have a pic in my album of the...

Thanks, Shy - I have a pic in my album of the gerbils enjoying the sunshine on the grass outside the 1 Sqn studes crewroom during one of those glorious, endless summer '77 afternoons. Did NOT,...
7th Mar 2021, 21:15
Replies: 226
Views: 61,918
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Have really enjoyed this thread - and seeing the...

Have really enjoyed this thread - and seeing the pics in #191 had me scurrying for my logbook; only flew XN589 once, on 19 July 1977 (Ex 85, Nav 10, solo around LFA11 for 1h00m). I then retraced a...
19th Feb 2021, 15:53
Replies: 32
Views: 7,172
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

In a Lynx? My instructor described it as sitting...

In a Lynx? My instructor described it as sitting inside the hallway of a bungalow and looking out through the letterbox.:sad:
6th Feb 2021, 16:48
Replies: 58
Views: 13,764
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Please accept my apologies. My post #7 should...

Please accept my apologies. My post #7 should have read "...at one time, 3 of us: a moustachio'd individual (who became known for screen-time during the First Gulf Unpleasantness), Chris and I used...
5th Feb 2021, 14:07
Replies: 58
Views: 13,764
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

I wish there was a "like" button for posts here,...

I wish there was a "like" button for posts here, Shy and lsh - Chris, a moustachio'd individual (who became known for screen-time during the First Gulf Unpleasantness) and I used to make up an...
4th Feb 2021, 17:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Ah - I have most of my page permissions set to...

Ah - I have most of my page permissions set to 'off' in NoScript, hence being blind to Twatter and similar parasitical click-followers. Thanks :ok:
4th Feb 2021, 14:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

er - I think you forgot to include the link, ORAC...

er - I think you forgot to include the link, ORAC - hence morton's comment :)
27th Jan 2021, 11:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,479
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

...I wish this forum had a "like" button or...

...I wish this forum had a "like" button or equivalent; couldn't agree more.
25th Jan 2021, 14:37
Replies: 32
Views: 10,114
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Nope - that was a completely different...

Nope - that was a completely different goat-cluster. I was Chinooks from 1989 to 1997, which included the period of the Mid Life Update; definitely just the change from Mark 1 to Mark 2.
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