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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2022, 08:55
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

I guess at some point people will stop placing...

I guess at some point people will stop placing orders, unless they see a realistic timeframe for delivery?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2022, 12:22
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

It's a shame this doesn't apply to pilot...

It's a shame this doesn't apply to pilot wages/rates, they seem to be immune to any inflation since about 1998
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2022, 11:19
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

Mmmm.. I will admit this recently pricing scheme...

Mmmm.. I will admit this recently pricing scheme does look a little odd, then again I am not a businessman

I don't think they have a working engine yet, but they hope to "by early next year"
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2022, 07:18
Replies: 215
Views: 59,961
Posted By hargreaves99

Maybe in the USA, but not in the UK And...

Maybe in the USA, but not in the UK

And don't forget most employers want a valid IR, ie you need to get a job within a year of getting your IR (unless you want to spent thousands renewing each...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2022, 21:37
Replies: 215
Views: 59,961
Posted By hargreaves99

Not a hope in hell I'm afraid. For co-pilot roles...

Not a hope in hell I'm afraid. For co-pilot roles all employers want people under 35. By the time you get an IR you will be 46.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2022, 17:46
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

planning decision on new factory expected Dec...

planning decision on new factory expected Dec 15th...

192 public comments, vast majority are objections

Planning Applications - Staffordshire Moorlands District Council...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 18:52
Replies: 71
Views: 11,221
Posted By hargreaves99

I remember doing GPS approaches in the USA 17...

I remember doing GPS approaches in the USA 17 years ago.

I can't believe the CAA haven't sorted this out yet. The technology exists, and has done for years.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 11:51
Replies: 71
Views: 11,221
Posted By hargreaves99

Prices are 300+ for a return. How does that...

Prices are 300+ for a return.

How does that compare with prices in the past?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Nov 2022, 10:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,320
Posted By hargreaves99

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/853x1465/s_l1600_8aadfcf7ccd097ec01104d2c94444f5540811f5e.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2022, 17:01
Replies: 71
Views: 11,221
Posted By hargreaves99

So when it's marginal VFR...is single pilot a...

So when it's marginal VFR...is single pilot a good idea?
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2022, 16:18
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/900x298/1_9254762a453e0369f7fb954452919c20199a1ef6.jpg

"Special Conditions"?
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2022, 14:40
Replies: 71
Views: 11,221
Posted By hargreaves99

no, but the sea and ground are still pretty hard...

no, but the sea and ground are still pretty hard if you fly into them
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2022, 09:31
Replies: 71
Views: 11,221
Posted By hargreaves99

Same operator ...

Same operator

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-sikorsky-s-92a-g-lawx

https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/627996-g-lawx-s92-incident-aaib.html...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2022, 12:50
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,992,492
Posted By hargreaves99

Does anyone know anything about the Bristow...

Does anyone know anything about the Bristow Chevron contract in Escravos, using EC135s?
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2022, 16:05
Replies: 1,231
Views: 650,311
Posted By hargreaves99

mmm. yeah, good luck with that, especially at...

mmm. yeah, good luck with that, especially at night

I imagine most pilots with a tail rotor failure in a hover, at height, would not be able to deal with it. after two rotations it's game over
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2022, 22:30
Replies: 71
Views: 11,221
Posted By hargreaves99

Single pilot IMC over water? With 8 pax? I...

Single pilot IMC over water? With 8 pax?

I wouldn't want to be in the back.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2022, 18:19
Replies: 71
Views: 11,221
Posted By hargreaves99

I can't see this being profitable, and using an...

I can't see this being profitable, and using an S76? Cramped, very low disc etc
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2022, 13:21
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
Posted By hargreaves99

One does wonder why the pilot didn't elect to use...

One does wonder why the pilot didn't elect to use the full length of the field (ie depart to the North-West)
...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2022, 09:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By hargreaves99

Ah yes, I see some of the NATS website NOTAM...

Ah yes, I see some of the NATS website NOTAM searches offer the "map" option (but not all), although it's rather clunky and of course the login doesn't always work.

I think I will continue with...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2022, 18:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By hargreaves99

UK Notam Question

I have used SkyDemon and https://notaminfo.com/ukmap to get NOTAMS for a few years..I thought I would try to go back to the official NATS website to get NOTAMS.

The NATS website STILL seems to...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2022, 17:26
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

The AAIB (and other countries') archive are...

The AAIB (and other countries') archive are littered with reports of helicopter pilots getting disoriented and crashing, or hitting objects/trees when landing/taking off. That's the bulk of all...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2022, 11:56
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

Agreed, CAA regs and fees are strangling the...

Agreed, CAA regs and fees are strangling the industry.

eg

96 fee to add an expired type rating back onto to your licence, why?

9 fee to book a CAA medical appointment with your AME. why?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 15:15
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

In the onshore world it's ALL about money....

In the onshore world it's ALL about money. Operators will do anything to get the work and anything to try to shave every penny off a job

At a well known onshore IFR operator.. I have witnessed the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 12:40
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP659.PDF ...

https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP659.PDF

51% Rule

The 51% rule as related to a Permit to Fly issued for the purpose of operating an amateur built aircraft means that when the aircraft is...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 12:31
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

I guess it depends how you calculate the 51% ...

I guess it depends how you calculate the 51%

Is it based on time spent? or by volume? or by number of parts? or by weight? etc

And what is meant by the term "build"?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 11:20
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/hill-heli...

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/hill-helicopters-already-studying-twin-engined-hc50-successor/150454.article

Hill Helicopters is already working on early stage concepts for its next...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 23:01
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

it may have been a "private" (ie non AOC)...

it may have been a "private" (ie non AOC) flight
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 14:42
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

this was the engine design in Late 2020 ...

this was the engine design in Late 2020

https://www.airframer.com/news_story.html?release=76549
...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 14:36
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

NVGs for onshore ops? Will never happen, the...

NVGs for onshore ops? Will never happen, the training and currency requirements alone would kibosh it, let alone the cost. Even the police in the UK struggle to maintain currency.

I also don't...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 11:06
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

woman in news video says it caught the tree upon...

woman in news video says it caught the tree upon takeoff
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 10:08
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

update.. engine is not running yet, ...

update..

engine is not running yet,

engine supposed to be running July 2023,

prototype flying Sept 2023,

Production starts Sept 2024...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 09:47
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

of course we don't know what's inside the engine,...

of course we don't know what's inside the engine, does it run? is it a CGI image etc
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2022, 09:40
Replies: 664
Views: 157,353
Posted By hargreaves99

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x560/4_2a0b24008b6a9da7c4251efcb99ce6abf12be780.jpg...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2022, 22:53
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

no, but it was another onshore accident with an...

no, but it was another onshore accident with an experienced pilot, where weather/decision making as the cause.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2022, 17:43
Replies: 77
Views: 17,235
Posted By hargreaves99

>It's either 2-crew or its not. There is no grey...

>It's either 2-crew or its not. There is no grey area or 'pretend' 2-crew ops

there is plenty of "pretend" 2 crew ops still going on in the onshore world, and plenty of people poling around using...
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