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Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2021, 05:03
Replies: 1,565
Views: 1,674,260
Posted By SpindleBob

Have you tried G-Info online? Helicentre...

Have you tried G-Info online?

Helicentre Aviation in Leicester look like the largest user of Cabri aircraft in the UK
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2021, 20:32
Replies: 80
Views: 20,271
Posted By SpindleBob

OK, so if we accept that this may well be the...

OK, so if we accept that this may well be the cause. Certainly taking out the nose wheel lock with full left pedal, can go very wrong very quickly.

What is the learning? Pilot training? Lift into...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2021, 07:40
Replies: 80
Views: 20,271
Posted By SpindleBob

As said above - That comment about the Italian...

As said above - That comment about the Italian authorities was just sarcasm - A joke!!

Fair play to the second ground crew - The one furthest from the camera - He was actually running towards the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2021, 13:42
Replies: 250
Views: 100,276
Posted By SpindleBob

Good clip of Helicopter fire fighting in Southern...

Good clip of Helicopter fire fighting in Southern Spain 2020

https://youtu.be/XNVQTV9KrOk
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Feb 2021, 17:19
Replies: 15
Views: 5,058
Posted By SpindleBob

What is the icing clearance for an H175? There...

What is the icing clearance for an H175? There was quite a lot of holding going on offshore today, aircraft going out at 1,000ft with others trying to come in at the same altitude. Clearly it...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jan 2021, 18:14
Replies: 20
Views: 3,491
Posted By SpindleBob

Is your hope to stay on your IR type? ...

Is your hope to stay on your IR type?

Bristow like to get their IR pilots from Castle Air with the AW109 and sim does match the aircraft

Babcock as several have pointed out have EC135 which is...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2020, 06:32
Replies: 15
Views: 5,058
Posted By SpindleBob

Don't think there is any 14/14. There is one...

Don't think there is any 14/14. There is one that had a kind of 14/14 but you have to have local days off which don't get paid for - Well, I should say the salary is reduced.

I don't know the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2020, 13:43
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By SpindleBob

Personally, I quite liked SimonK's post. Was...

Personally, I quite liked SimonK's post. Was nice to see some balance for a change

I've done onshore an offshore. Onshore was more fun generally, but also more stressful with weather closing...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2020, 14:37
Replies: 20
Views: 7,836
Posted By SpindleBob

Haven't logged in for a few days - Surprised to...

Haven't logged in for a few days - Surprised to see so much criticism.

OK, when I said new base to set up, I mean that the IAC has run out of Scatsta for many years - It will now have to run out...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2020, 15:29
Replies: 20
Views: 7,836
Posted By SpindleBob

Sounds about right. It is fairly clear that...

Sounds about right. It is fairly clear that Babcock bid on and were awarded the IAC contract in Shetland, and seemed to have no idea what they had won. They clearly bid cheap on a speculative...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2020, 09:09
Replies: 63
Views: 19,936
Posted By SpindleBob

I am not actually referring to your post. More...

I am not actually referring to your post. More to the continual messaging being sent out by Babcock to its own staff, Pilots and Engineers. The statements and continual job threats have generally...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2020, 21:17
Replies: 63
Views: 19,936
Posted By SpindleBob

Oh, I love the way there are so many legal...

Oh, I love the way there are so many legal experts here. Why did you all become pilots rather than lawyers. Wasn't it this same legal arrogance that got Babcock management into this mess in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2019, 14:37
Replies: 76
Views: 19,910
Posted By SpindleBob

Vantage Aviation in the UK operate a Longranger...

Vantage Aviation in the UK operate a Longranger G-OSAR for single engine Instrument Ratings. It is certified to provide SE IR training but not sure what permissions / limitations it actually has to...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2019, 18:19
Replies: 32
Views: 8,621
Posted By SpindleBob

Bristow have hired a few pilots from Helicentre...

Bristow have hired a few pilots from Helicentre in Leicester. They also narrowed down to half the candidates for the IR Sponsorship also came from Helicentre, so the big operators obviously like...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2019, 18:21
Replies: 69
Views: 45,336
Posted By SpindleBob

In respect of the full sponsorship scheme, I know...

In respect of the full sponsorship scheme, I know that they have selected four cadets for the advertised Integrated CPL(H)/IR course. They start later this month.

Amazing to see these starting...
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