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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2017, 17:33
Replies: 66
Views: 9,813
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Not often on here anymore. 65 came along. Still...

Not often on here anymore. 65 came along. Still managing to get paid to go flying, though and happily maintaining a Class 1 med.

272 APC. 1980.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2015, 12:50
Replies: 31
Views: 7,050
Posted By Bertie Thruster

By age 23 I had completed my training as a...

By age 23 I had completed my training as a graduate microbiologist.

Could not bring myself to apply for any related jobs.

I signed up as a private soldier in the British Army.

5 years later...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2014, 21:06
Replies: 1
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Have you asked the Charity? Helimedix...

Have you asked the Charity?

Helimedix Training (http://www.magpas.org.uk/helimedix/helimedix-training)
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Sep 2014, 13:16
Replies: 228
Views: 43,828
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Would it make any difference to this discussion...

Would it make any difference to this discussion if there were links to a video and still photos showing a pilot flying reasonably but breaking regulations for HEMS flying, on 2 different jobs?
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2014, 21:37
Replies: 10
Views: 3,442
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Been using Helilifts with 902's since 2001. No...

Been using Helilifts with 902's since 2001. No damage seen.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2014, 16:28
Replies: 44
Views: 8,187
Posted By Bertie Thruster

EASA 'state' flying (including police flying) is...

EASA 'state' flying (including police flying) is not 'public transport' It's the UK CAA that are preventing 60-65 UK single pilot police flying, within UK national boundaries.

My company...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2014, 16:02
Replies: 209
Views: 51,777
Posted By Bertie Thruster

and they are going 2 pilot.

and they are going 2 pilot.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2014, 17:01
Replies: 209
Views: 51,777
Posted By Bertie Thruster

I can't fault his career path, RAF SAR to HEMS....

I can't fault his career path, RAF SAR to HEMS. He obviously loves rotary.

Having worked with RAF winchmen, he's bound to be able to put up with HEMS paramedics. I wonder if his crews will be...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2014, 18:49
Replies: 209
Views: 51,777
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Actually I rather suspect any Air Ambo Charity...

Actually I rather suspect any Air Ambo Charity would be quaking at the thought of this. Imagine the locals response......."Donate to the charity? You must be joking! Let your new pilot pay."
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2014, 08:23
Replies: 499
Views: 67,319
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Good man, Handy! Also note.....the CAA is...

Good man, Handy!

Also note.....the CAA is able, by law, to issue exemptions for AOC holders, from the law of the ANO.

(that's how air ambos get away with what they do)

The CAA can issue...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2014, 08:12
Replies: 209
Views: 51,777
Posted By Bertie Thruster

In that case I still think his LHS 'co' should be...

In that case I still think his LHS 'co' should be a combined QHI, Ex 22 Sqn RAFSAR, Ex-HEMS pilot, current HEMS crewmember and NVG tech crewman...and licenced security officer! :)
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2014, 08:04
Replies: 499
Views: 67,319
Posted By Bertie Thruster

The 'good' thing to note now is that it is 'only'...

The 'good' thing to note now is that it is 'only' the UK CAA stopping age 60+ single pilot police flying in the UK, rather that the 'might' of EASA regs.

Police AOC holders could apply for...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2014, 07:53
Replies: 499
Views: 67,319
Posted By Bertie Thruster

The old 'catch 22' Typical. But why are they...

The old 'catch 22' Typical.

But why are they booting the medics off the police aircraft? Is that regulatory or.....just 'npas' efficiency related?

And are you guys still able to still fly...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2014, 16:48
Replies: 499
Views: 67,319
Posted By Bertie Thruster

I say again, the ANO age 60 single pilot age...

I say again, the ANO age 60 single pilot age limit is only for public transport. Police flying, now EASA is here, is no longer considered public transport.

On what grounds are the CAA still...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2014, 09:14
Replies: 499
Views: 67,319
Posted By Bertie Thruster

SL: PM'd! :)

SL: PM'd! :)
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2014, 18:17
Replies: 499
Views: 67,319
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Renewed my class one again last week. (62 now and...

Renewed my class one again last week. (62 now and quite pleased with my non medicated BP of 120/70.)

I enjoyed the aerial work in S Georgia last year. Now I'm a HEMS crewmember (LHS, non flying)...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2014, 16:19
Replies: 209
Views: 51,777
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Perhaps he could fly with an ex 22 Sqn colleague,...

Perhaps he could fly with an ex 22 Sqn colleague, who happens to be a HEMS crew member, co-pilot and SIA licenced security officer? :cool:
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2014, 11:57
Replies: 24
Views: 7,473
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Great photo. Beautiful, in a brick sh*t house...

Great photo. Beautiful, in a brick sh*t house way. I feel all nostalgic. :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Feb 2014, 10:06
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,063,340
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Shy........looking up back and left for load...

Shy........looking up back and left for load shed, 2nd eng runs down .............

that certainly 'fits'.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2014, 11:34
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Don't forget the BO 105's!

Don't forget the BO 105's!
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2014, 08:28
Replies: 17
Views: 2,778
Posted By Bertie Thruster

About 5 years ago, waiting outside an A+E after...

About 5 years ago, waiting outside an A+E after delivering a casualty by air, I was talking to a 'First Responder' (a volunteer) who was there. He had been sent by ambulance control, in his car, to...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2014, 09:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Silsoe, I've been lucky enough to see what...

Silsoe, I've been lucky enough to see what Shackleton had to traverse on South Georgia to get to the relative safety of that whaling station.

'Trek' doesn't do it justice.

Happily I was in a...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2014, 13:41
Replies: 12
Views: 4,529
Posted By Bertie Thruster

I always used to sell the 'force multiplier'...

I always used to sell the 'force multiplier' aspect of our helicopter! --A 15 minute flight in our helicopter could result in a road ambulance and crew remaining available in a rural location for...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2014, 09:27
Replies: 12
Views: 4,529
Posted By Bertie Thruster

A Happy New Years day from a rather windswept UK...

A Happy New Years day from a rather windswept UK HEMS unit.

Thanks for the reminder of the old dispatch terms, Geoff, not used since about 2002 and the advent of JAROPS.

With the advent of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2013, 20:06
Replies: 12
Views: 4,529
Posted By Bertie Thruster

Sorry; "HEMS or Air Ambulance?", my perennial...

Sorry; "HEMS or Air Ambulance?", my perennial question as we launched, was in regard to possible use of HEMS exemptions and permissions.

The exemptions and permissions were granted for 'HEMS'...
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