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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2017, 09:05
Replies: 2,038
Views: 1,254,411
Posted By inputshaft

Absolutely shocked by this. Rest In Peace guys. ...

Absolutely shocked by this. Rest In Peace guys.

Peter Bell

Ex RAF SAR, ex CHC, S92 Capt

And I agree with the comments above. "Perplexed" at the deployment of assets is hardly a relevant...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2017, 21:59
Replies: 868
Views: 776,711
Posted By inputshaft

A polished hummingturd is still a hummingturd.

A polished hummingturd is still a hummingturd.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2017, 08:55
Replies: 69
Views: 19,264
Posted By inputshaft

Lee, see your PMs

Lee, see your PMs
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2017, 05:47
Replies: 69
Views: 19,264
Posted By inputshaft

Did PhamousPhotographer's outstanding collection...

Did PhamousPhotographer's outstanding collection of Op Banner photographs end up in some public place (Ulster Aviation Museum perhaps) after his unfortunate passing a few years ago?

I guess Tom...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Dec 2016, 20:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,738
Posted By inputshaft

Fair question, but weird in the context that CHC...

Fair question, but weird in the context that CHC Global, the division that does the international work you talk about, has been laying off left, right and center for the last year. It now only has...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2016, 20:14
Replies: 868
Views: 776,711
Posted By inputshaft

EOIs for S92 Touring Pilots. So, so...

EOIs for S92 Touring Pilots.

So, so typically CHC. They've just effectively dumped half a dozen senior S92 Captains in their mismanagement of the situation at TAS.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2016, 03:11
Replies: 150
Views: 165,811
Posted By inputshaft

Probably not, to answer my own question about 84...

Probably not, to answer my own question about 84 Sqn above. The position requires an FAA license and US security clearance.

Still looking for any ideas as to what the job might be, though. It...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2016, 02:43
Replies: 150
Views: 165,811
Posted By inputshaft

AAR S61 Pilots, Cyprus

I just noticed an AAR job listing for pilots and instructors for S61 in Cyprus

Does anybody have any feedback on what that might be about, replacement for 84 Sqn 212s, maybe? (Sorry, ex RAF, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2016, 05:33
Replies: 150
Views: 165,811
Posted By inputshaft

Sorry, excuse my ignorance - A&H? I hate it...

Sorry, excuse my ignorance - A&H?

I hate it when I can't keep up.:O
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2016, 09:40
Replies: 43
Views: 13,121
Posted By inputshaft

Wouldn't it be smarter to ask " How to work after...

Wouldn't it be smarter to ask " How to work after age 60"

A couple of ideas above, multi crew or non- CAT single pilot utility work.

My vote would be to make sure you're qualified to enter the...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2016, 09:43
Replies: 5,672
Views: 4,455,641
Posted By inputshaft

Oh, come on, enough. The guy's in his teens,...

Oh, come on, enough.

The guy's in his teens, having a good time, with a lot going for him.

No need to be smug and pompous about everything.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2015, 20:14
Replies: 2,913
Views: 928,282
Posted By inputshaft

Hedski That wouldn't surprise me. My gut...

Hedski

That wouldn't surprise me. My gut feeling always told me that the marriage of one of the lowest paying British heavy helicopter companies and US big corporation cost cutting practices,...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2015, 01:53
Replies: 868
Views: 776,711
Posted By inputshaft

Share price this evening is only 17 cents, so...

Share price this evening is only 17 cents, so that 30/1 reverse split is barely going to achieve $5.00 per share.

Looks scarily close to $1 still, especially seeing that the present shares have...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2015, 07:41
Replies: 868
Views: 776,711
Posted By inputshaft

Interesting, well found sir. Obviously...

Interesting, well found sir.

Obviously someone has decided that the amount in my simple example above wouldn't quite provide enough of a buffer.

But haven't we been here before? CHC shares,...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2015, 06:37
Replies: 868
Views: 776,711
Posted By inputshaft

A reverse split can be any chosen ratio, so a...

A reverse split can be any chosen ratio, so a 10:1 would get them to $4.40

.......at least temporarily. Seems like the market often has a pretty poor view of such actions, they're not...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2015, 19:55
Replies: 1,141
Views: 328,455
Posted By inputshaft

OK I'll be the one to bite. How can anyone...

OK I'll be the one to bite.

How can anyone "hate" Sea State 6 floats? I can understand a discussion that statistically they may not be necessary, but to focus a level of emotion that I reserve...
29th May 2015, 08:30
Replies: 742
Views: 461,349
Posted By inputshaft

Having lived in San Diego for several years after...

Having lived in San Diego for several years after leaving the RAF, I am beyond jealous seeing that photograph.

I've been round Point Loma many times in a Cessna or Beech, but turning final over...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2015, 01:10
Replies: 868
Views: 776,711
Posted By inputshaft

helimutt You're being unfair to CHC with...

helimutt

You're being unfair to CHC with your 139 comment. Any Global 139 pilot who can (EASA license and right to work) be assigned to that contract, probably will be. You know fine well that...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2015, 10:49
Replies: 868
Views: 776,711
Posted By inputshaft

You know what's even worse for me. You,...

You know what's even worse for me.

You, Outwest, and I, from the first time we saw their slimy videos, from the first Business 101 level emails, from the first time we met them, could pretty much...
2nd May 2015, 02:29
Replies: 739
Views: 432,710
Posted By inputshaft

72 Sqn NVG video

Does anybody have access to the NVG video that was done by a pilot and nav on 72 in the mid-nineties? Mainly Wessex ops from Y453, with a bit of Puma stuff as well, if I remember correctly.

I...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2015, 14:21
Replies: 107
Views: 57,292
Posted By inputshaft

alfasprite, AFAIK, the FI government does...

alfasprite,

AFAIK, the FI government does not tax the crews working for BIH in the MOD contracts, therefore nothing for BIH to pay. Unfortunately, that means you will get no tax credit towards...
11th Mar 2015, 12:08
Replies: 15
Views: 3,415
Posted By inputshaft

Surplus If I were you, I would be very wary...

Surplus

If I were you, I would be very wary about opening your door to any small Asian men in green uniforms with very large hats for the next, well...decade or two
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2015, 12:52
Replies: 22
Views: 3,861
Posted By inputshaft

What a sad level of pettiness, deiseldo. I'm...

What a sad level of pettiness, deiseldo. I'm surprised you even noticed the thread. I'd have thought you'd be out at dawn, queuing up for the latest edition of the Big Issue.

If even only for a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2015, 22:06
Replies: 18
Views: 7,015
Posted By inputshaft

terminus mos Your post practically begs the...

terminus mos

Your post practically begs the question on my favorite subject.

Has the Bristow Falklands contract been considered for cancellation? That would have to be a prime candidate for...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2015, 23:07
Replies: 22
Views: 6,088
Posted By inputshaft

Also, while we're talking academically,...

Also, while we're talking academically, floatplanes cannot conduct an IFR or night operation, due to approach and landing area requirements.

In an area that is absolutely packed with floatplane...
1st Jan 2015, 20:16
Replies: 145
Views: 64,036
Posted By inputshaft

No problem. There's an ongoing confusion...

No problem.

There's an ongoing confusion about this because there actually IS a Bristow SAR cab heading down there at this very time. But it's part of a short-term oil exploration contract that...
1st Jan 2015, 20:03
Replies: 145
Views: 64,036
Posted By inputshaft

Sorry Sun You've got that completely wrong. ...

Sorry Sun

You've got that completely wrong. The FI SAR requirement will be nothing to do with MCA/Bristow. The contract to replace the MPA SAR Sea Kings was recently won by BIH, due to start in...
Forum: Canada
18th Dec 2014, 11:52
Replies: 11
Views: 8,041
Posted By inputshaft

clunkdriver, Fair comments, I'm just...

clunkdriver,

Fair comments, I'm just interested in the politics of it all, certainly not interested in working in Canada myself.

It's just a dramatic change from the practices of the "other"...
Forum: Canada
18th Dec 2014, 09:14
Replies: 11
Views: 8,041
Posted By inputshaft

This thread caught my eye, because my company has...

This thread caught my eye, because my company has recently started an offshore contract in NE Canada and pilots were very clearly told that only Canadians need apply for slots in that contract. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2014, 02:03
Replies: 107
Views: 57,292
Posted By inputshaft

Fair question Jim, and I really don't know the...

Fair question Jim, and I really don't know the answer. That's why I keep coming here to infill with whatever snippets of gossip are out there.

Obviously we're already at that point in time. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2014, 21:47
Replies: 107
Views: 57,292
Posted By inputshaft

Thank you Crab, I don't know how many times that...

Thank you Crab, I don't know how many times that has to be said.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2014, 18:07
Replies: 87
Views: 15,654
Posted By inputshaft

Really Helilog56? So being able to get into...

Really Helilog56?

So being able to get into an inlet in a rocky coastline, at night, in an onshore "50kt fog", or establishing a stable night hover 50 miles offshore with rapidly changing sea...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2014, 13:17
Replies: 87
Views: 15,654
Posted By inputshaft

Not really sure what you mean there Helilog, or...

Not really sure what you mean there Helilog, or what exactly you comment on, so I hope I'm responding appropriately.

Actually, a lot of them were very bright and experienced individuals, but good...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2014, 13:07
Replies: 95
Views: 33,970
Posted By inputshaft

Chopperguy, The benefits are probably the...

Chopperguy,

The benefits are probably the best you'll find in North America.

Without going into the grubby details of pay in a public forum, your take home income would be close to double...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2014, 12:52
Replies: 87
Views: 15,654
Posted By inputshaft

I did an exchange tour with the USCG, not long...

I did an exchange tour with the USCG, not long after the two accidents in the mid 90s, a couple of Air Stations north from Humboldt Bay.

I agree with Crab 100% on this one. SAR is only dangerous...
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