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Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2022, 06:44
Replies: 25
Views: 5,577
Posted By John Eacott

An unfortunate but true dit: called out in a Sea...

An unfortunate but true dit: called out in a Sea King for a missing diver search off the Scilly Isles, and basically hover taxing around the harbour following a report of a sighting. Lots of mooring...
29th Aug 2022, 23:05
Replies: 166
Views: 30,330
Posted By John Eacott

A great buddy: RIP Gary.

A great buddy: RIP Gary.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2022, 03:37
Replies: 610
Views: 336,459
Posted By John Eacott

Thread revival time: this one has just surfaced...

Thread revival time: this one has just surfaced from Bristow, Nigeria :ok:

https://youtu.be/5UHedT2b0gI
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2022, 04:16
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By John Eacott

Or BYO? ...

Or BYO?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1120x2000/fullsizeoutput_70a5_9d7a4b95b027d3b5eb85a4f85d8b2e52b5f06f0a.jpeg
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2022, 01:52
Replies: 80
Views: 27,511
Posted By John Eacott

Helitreck are advertising...

Helitreck are advertising (https://www.helitreck.com.au/careers/b1-3-licensed-aircraft-maintenance-engineer-required/) for a LAME
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2022, 01:49
Replies: 80
Views: 27,511
Posted By John Eacott

Helitreck...

Helitreck (https://www.helitreck.com.au/2022/06/17/helicopter-line-pilot-positions-available/?fbclid=IwAR3QkjKR-hnHZosKLvygZe_0loU_HwFqt8QYCKoAJ5y3-17AcIu-B6NuxzA) are advertising for pilots :ok:
25th May 2022, 12:44
Replies: 280
Views: 123,131
Posted By John Eacott

Just home from watching at our local cinema:...

Just home from watching at our local cinema: brilliant film, thoroughly recommended. Flying, cinematography, soundtrack all first rate, and even the characters emulate those in the original. Close...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2022, 07:10
Replies: 31
Views: 6,652
Posted By John Eacott

Never heard of such a plan; drum refuelling on...

Never heard of such a plan; drum refuelling on Browse Island was so remote that even a 25% improvement wouldn't have made any difference!

However, for many, many years we were able to plan AOS as...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2022, 10:25
Replies: 31
Views: 6,652
Posted By John Eacott

Since there is a bit of lamp swinging going on,...

Since there is a bit of lamp swinging going on, here's my experience.

Brent Field, far north sea and rig shuttles/bus runs carried out with our Bell 212s in the mid 1970s. Coming in to land on...
16th May 2022, 10:34
Replies: 31
Views: 3,531
Posted By John Eacott

I'd have expected you to reference the 1956 'The...

I'd have expected you to reference the 1956 'The Man Who Never Was' . More your time, eh?

The invasion of Sicily, for which Mincemeat was an introductory operation, was Operation Husky. Dad was on...
10th May 2022, 23:12
Replies: 44
Views: 3,604
Posted By John Eacott

Nutty, I think that you are introducing thought...

Nutty, I think that you are introducing thought bubbles: no way would there be a third altimeter on a Wessie V. The Junglie drivers would be confused enough with two...




'Hovermeter', eh? ...
10th May 2022, 20:28
Replies: 44
Views: 3,604
Posted By John Eacott

More like a blank plate in these images, but I...

More like a blank plate in these images, but I can’t remember what it would be otherwise 🤔

...
10th May 2022, 00:23
Replies: 44
Views: 3,604
Posted By John Eacott

And two more :ok: ...

And two more :ok:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1380x2000/wessex_cockpits_01_small_65cf5fa4fd38f2d3dc5eeb261849cc85be1b2c15.jpg...
10th May 2022, 00:13
Replies: 44
Views: 3,604
Posted By John Eacott

These may help? ...

These may help?


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1439/wessex_v_cockpit_nigel_osborne_small_14df68d004f0027da4be4d05e3ebd0a0870d1e5f.jpg...
29th Apr 2022, 22:07
Replies: 97
Views: 32,545
Posted By John Eacott

Absolutely: and I will surmise that the Ukraine...

Absolutely: and I will surmise that the Ukraine conflict may well lead to a GPS issue before this year is out. Better dig out those 'old' charts and street maps if you want to get where you're going!...
29th Apr 2022, 00:52
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By John Eacott

I found the old Dalton in my tin trunk, but it...

I found the old Dalton in my tin trunk, but it doesn't have the Wessex low-speed option, so not much help I'm afraid!

...
28th Apr 2022, 04:17
Replies: 97
Views: 32,545
Posted By John Eacott

Is using the Kilmore Gap AWS phone number common...

Is using the Kilmore Gap AWS phone number common these days, or has it been 'lost' to the wonders of the Internet? 03 5783 2296 was almost a mandatory check call when planning north in all but the...
24th Apr 2022, 22:01
Replies: 41
Views: 5,698
Posted By John Eacott

The wearing of medal ribbons in various...

The wearing of medal ribbons in various occupations is currently quite common in Oz, and generally appreciated by the public. Many of our volunteer BloodBikes Australia riders have their ribbons on...
21st Apr 2022, 11:54
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By John Eacott

'Jump' in this case refers to flying between...

'Jump' in this case refers to flying between hover ('Dip') positions when on ASW sorties. I don't recall the Whiz Wheel exactly, and it is squirreled away somewhere along with other rabbits, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2022, 05:51
Replies: 55
Views: 24,374
Posted By John Eacott

A bit more on the issue here...

A bit more on the issue here (http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/hems-hls-downwash-aw139/?fbclid=IwAR07wYBo0PMQNnk1zlwOeuhP6siCt575Th0kz4yZ3os1C5JWyll9KarwXac). Apparently they currently have a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 12:01
Replies: 33
Views: 4,853
Posted By John Eacott

Agree 110%. My kids can remember flights when...

Agree 110%. My kids can remember flights when they were very young, but as I said with the help of photos at the time. Basic common sense seems to have slipped by some of those posting here, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 00:09
Replies: 33
Views: 4,853
Posted By John Eacott

Our daughter first flew in a helicopter when she...

Our daughter first flew in a helicopter when she was just one year old, in a Bell 212. She was already used to fixed wing and a suitable set of ear defenders was not a problem, following a bit of...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2022, 23:32
Replies: 54
Views: 12,916
Posted By John Eacott

C'mon, don't spoil the dit :p

C'mon, don't spoil the dit :p
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Apr 2022, 09:55
Replies: 54
Views: 12,916
Posted By John Eacott

Without going too far OT, the BK117 managed...

Without going too far OT, the BK117 managed 4,000fpm RoC back in the last century, passenger jets way more than that. RoD for most helicopters would be >2,000fpm in an auto although some come down...
4th Apr 2022, 08:17
Replies: 33
Views: 18,541
Posted By John Eacott

Somewhere I have a few photos, probably of Ascend...

Somewhere I have a few photos, probably of Ascend Charlie , faffing around under the Sydney Harbour bridge a few years back. Scuttlebutt was that the change of Harbour Master resulted in a flying ban...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2022, 09:45
Replies: 1
Views: 1,114
Posted By John Eacott

Where did you get your figures of $A4.5b mjb and...

Where did you get your figures of $A4.5b mjb and are you referring to the Federal Government? The last report available here...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2022, 03:26
Replies: 55
Views: 24,374
Posted By John Eacott

Melbourne's The Alfred helipad had three...

Melbourne's The Alfred helipad had three pedestrian incidents, and following this one (https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/occurrence-briefs/2021/aviation/ab-2021-028/) a further two were identified...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2022, 03:16
Replies: 14
Views: 2,505
Posted By John Eacott

There has been an EC135 at Carrara for the past...

There has been an EC135 at Carrara for the past 6-8 weeks, and it is significantly quieter than the Bo105 which will upset many of the scroats who can tell the CopperChopper at night, even with the...
19th Feb 2022, 03:25
Replies: 150
Views: 47,012
Posted By John Eacott

Easy-peasy.... ...

Easy-peasy....

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1791x1208/eagle_from_aft_facing_landing_140_3_spot_4db78ab88eac447984e1d501a7a4c4a200ae185d.jpg
17th Feb 2022, 03:48
Replies: 19
Views: 5,188
Posted By John Eacott

Total legend, will be sorely missed in the High...

Total legend, will be sorely missed in the High Country.

His 'air displays' at the annual Hotham Easter gathering at Dinner Plain airstrip, the first flight under the Westgate Bridge, non-stop...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2022, 00:27
Replies: 119
Views: 15,782
Posted By John Eacott

Indeed, the NVFR rating used to be a Grade 4...

Indeed, the NVFR rating used to be a Grade 4 Instrument Rating way back when. Not that it's a foolproof system, but the vast areas of Oz without much ground lighting or references mandates such a...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2022, 22:54
Replies: 32
Views: 9,948
Posted By John Eacott

The absurdity of the 'half life' requirement saw...

The absurdity of the 'half life' requirement saw our Sea Kings which were all relatively new and less than a few years old, relegated to the flight deck in May 1973 whilst HRH Lt Chuck was brought...
8th Dec 2021, 20:49
Replies: 48
Views: 9,155
Posted By John Eacott

But this isn't the UK, hence the Forum Title and...

But this isn't the UK, hence the Forum Title and thread about CASA.

There also tends to be a bit of fixedwing-centricity about many of these changes (and responses here) which overlooks the...
1st Dec 2021, 06:38
Replies: 1,137
Views: 222,460
Posted By John Eacott

Port Phillip Bay has been off-limits to nuclear...

Port Phillip Bay has been off-limits to nuclear (power or weapons) since either the 80s or 90s: maybe even earlier. The maritime unions won't deal with them and the State Gummints have not changed...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2021, 11:34
Replies: 17
Views: 5,494
Posted By John Eacott

The OP seems to think it unusual: the QPol Bo105s...

The OP seems to think it unusual: the QPol Bo105s fly at night lights out all the time, I've never seen them with the lights on. Everyone on the Goldie know about it and I've never heard it as an...
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