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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2019, 00:42
Replies: 256
Views: 284,689
Posted By Phone Wind

RMK, Back in the good old days of having a...

RMK,

Back in the good old days of having a beer with Alan Bristow, profit was what counted, not earnings and yes, I’m well aware of what the E in EBITDA stands for, having been sent on courses by...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2019, 01:44
Replies: 256
Views: 284,689
Posted By Phone Wind

NEO, You’re correct, it’s sank, the past...

NEO,

You’re correct, it’s sank, the past tense. Sunk is an adjective or a past participle.

i thoroughly agree that it’s very sad to see a once-great company fall so far. It seems to happen to...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2019, 09:25
Replies: 37
Views: 16,546
Posted By Phone Wind

It’s 5Y-KDL, which is definitely a B505.

It’s 5Y-KDL, which is definitely a B505.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2019, 01:08
Replies: 37
Views: 16,546
Posted By Phone Wind

I wouldn’t put too much faith in anything I read...

I wouldn’t put too much faith in anything I read in a Kenyan newspaper (or those from most countries, as reporting standards are very low these days). According to that report in the Daily Nation,...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Mar 2019, 22:52
Replies: 37
Views: 16,546
Posted By Phone Wind

He was formerly in the KDF, but that doesn’t mean...

He was formerly in the KDF, but that doesn’t mean he’s instrument rated even if at some time he did instrument flying. He was flying a civilian aircraft on a commercial contract. I doubt that he had...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2019, 22:00
Replies: 37
Views: 16,546
Posted By Phone Wind

Thumbs down I think both the helicopters were from KIDL (but...

I think both the helicopters were from KIDL (but not 100% certain).

From what I hear, one of the passengers in the crashed aircraft was a Californian entrepreneur who had actually bought a stake...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2019, 21:31
Replies: 8
Views: 3,618
Posted By Phone Wind

Thumbs up The S92A has been leased through Lobo leasing and...

The S92A has been leased through Lobo leasing and according to a statement by CEO, Simon Everett at HAI, it will initially be based in Dar es Salaam. Everett built its own private passenger terminal...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2019, 10:33
Replies: 37
Views: 16,546
Posted By Phone Wind

The fact still remains that KCAA bans night...

The fact still remains that KCAA bans night flying in helicopters unless the crew and aircraft are certified for IFR flight.

I think Everett are the only commercial company using NVG in Kenya and...
4th Mar 2019, 08:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By Phone Wind

As far as I remember, helicopter night operations...

As far as I remember, helicopter night operations in Kenya are banned unless the pilot and aircraft are both licensed for IFR operations. The KCAA issued a warning to operators about flouting this...
4th Mar 2019, 07:37
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By Phone Wind

Were they really flying single engine helicopters...

Were they really flying single engine helicopters in the bush at night!
RIP to all the deceased
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2019, 10:39
Replies: 256
Views: 284,689
Posted By Phone Wind

I guess the CEO and CFO are going to find out the...

I guess the CEO and CFO are going to find out the true meaning of accountable manager now?
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2019, 21:41
Replies: 39
Views: 16,484
Posted By Phone Wind

Not that it’s anything to be proud of, but...

Not that it’s anything to be proud of, but according to the last Transparency International report Nigeria is only equal 144/180 (along with Kenya). Somalia is the world’s most corrupt country.(and...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2019, 19:51
Replies: 39
Views: 16,484
Posted By Phone Wind

Oh dear, crab is now an expert on Nigeria after 5...

Oh dear, crab is now an expert on Nigeria after 5 minutes using Google maps and Wikipedia. Kabba is a small town in an agricultural area. Even in much larger towns in Nigeria you’d find it difficult...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2019, 00:44
Replies: 39
Views: 16,484
Posted By Phone Wind

All perfectly normal. The CVR and FDR on modern...

All perfectly normal. The CVR and FDR on modern helicopters frequently simultaneously fail before crashes, leading to crew simultaneously having memory loss below 20 feet. As a fine, upstanding...
8th Feb 2019, 11:29
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Phone Wind

Fastjet Tanzania will be required to apply for a...

Fastjet Tanzania will be required to apply for a new Air Services Permit (ASP) after its original one expired on January 3, the head of the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has said.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2019, 18:38
Replies: 39
Views: 16,484
Posted By Phone Wind

..... and your proof for that is?

..... and your proof for that is?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2019, 11:55
Replies: 39
Views: 16,484
Posted By Phone Wind

As usual, people like to jump on reports in the...

As usual, people like to jump on reports in the tabloid press, which is exactly what this is - a Kenyan newspaper report from 2016. The popular press is the same the world over, sensationalist and...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2019, 23:50
Replies: 39
Views: 16,484
Posted By Phone Wind

It was 2 national pilots. AW 139 5N-CML, SN 31389...

It was 2 national pilots. AW 139 5N-CML, SN 31389 of Caverton Helicopters. No more to say
28th Jan 2019, 21:33
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Phone Wind

Thumbs down Fastjet Tanzania Loses ASL

It seems likely that Fastjet Tanzania is on the verge of disappearing as the TCAA are putting a mountain of obstacles in the way of renewal of the Air Service Licence, due to expire on 31 January,...
16th Jan 2019, 22:34
Replies: 1
Views: 1,940
Posted By Phone Wind

Zimbabwe Unrest Causes Flight Cancellations

Fastjet Zimbabwe has temporarily cancelled all local flights within Zimbabwe and flights between Zimbabwe and South Africa, citing security concerns with widespread insecurity after the Zimbabwean...
12th Jan 2019, 23:54
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Phone Wind

The second ATCL A223 has now arrived, so present...

The second ATCL A223 has now arrived, so present order book complete.

i hear rumours that ATCL is now short of staff and looking at recruiting from the military for some pilot and Ops posts. Has...
2nd Jan 2019, 21:20
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Phone Wind

https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/oped/1840568-4917146-...

https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/oped/1840568-4917146-c1x4nlz/index.html
23rd Dec 2018, 00:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,176
Posted By Phone Wind

Post ATCL A223 Due DAR Today

Air Tanzania’s first A220-300 is due to arrive in Dar today. It departed Montreal on Friday and flew to the Portuguese island of Santa Maria, whence yesterday it flew to Accra.
This will be the...
22nd Dec 2018, 22:56
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By Phone Wind

Post Green Africa Airways Orders 50 B737 max

New private Lagos-based Nigerian start-up, Green Africa Airways has put in an order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX8s with options for another 50!
The CEO is Babawande Afolabi, formerly a senior Morgan...
18th Dec 2018, 21:06
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Phone Wind

Well, what a complete coincidence - Fastjet...

Well, what a complete coincidence - Fastjet grounded, Air Tanzania announces extra flights to Mwanza, Mbeya and Kilimanjaro ..... and the first ATCL Airbus A330-200;arriving this weekend. If anyone...
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