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Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2013, 13:54
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,071,269
Posted By bast0n

"control Nr" and fly the bird I remember the...

"control Nr" and fly the bird

I remember the mantra "Thy rotor rpm are thy staff of life - without it thou will surely perish".

Always seemed to make sense to me, and further, worrying about a...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2013, 10:02
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,264,931
Posted By bast0n

As I was saying before the Pinger...

As I was saying before the Pinger interrupted................

I loved Speedys picture of the camels in flight chased by the helicopter and thought there may be more of a similar ilk.

Below is...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2013, 09:24
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,264,931
Posted By bast0n

Savoia - on my screen it is way too big - where...

Savoia - on my screen it is way too big - where am I going wrong? D
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2013, 08:50
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,264,931
Posted By bast0n

I love Speedy's last picture of the camels...

I love Speedy's last picture of the camels fleeing from the helicopter.

Below is a similar picture of fleeing animals taken in the Tsavo game reserve in the 60s. Flying with the left hand, camera...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2013, 14:40
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,264,931
Posted By bast0n

Savoia I am nervous abut questioning your...

Savoia

I am nervous abut questioning your great knowledge - but is that US ARMY painted under the side triangular window...............?

D
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2013, 09:09
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,264,931
Posted By bast0n

Savoia It looks remarkably similar to me -...

Savoia

It looks remarkably similar to me - but I don't have any photos of the Mk3 or Mk 7 Dashboards and cockpit controls. Do you?

Regarding the chaps who flew out of a WW3 still in their seats...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2013, 21:38
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,264,931
Posted By bast0n

Nigel Apocrypha are statements or claims...

Nigel

Apocrypha are statements or claims that are of dubious authenticity. :ok:

I think that this is one of them. I have never heard of it - does not mean it did not happen, but as I may have...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2013, 11:19
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,264,931
Posted By bast0n

Heli 1 I have just donned my anorak and beg...

Heli 1

I have just donned my anorak and beg to differ with your assessment of the Bristows SAR cab being and ex RN Whirlwind Mk 3 - and will probably get shot down by Savoia and...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2013, 13:02
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By bast0n

ST - It was put back at some time later as no...

ST - It was put back at some time later as no permission had been granted to alter the crest - but you are correct that Albion aircraft had no torpedo. D
...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2013, 13:59
Replies: 38
Views: 7,722
Posted By bast0n

Newcastle - the bridge that looks like the one in...

Newcastle - the bridge that looks like the one in Sidney (sic) went under it lots of times in WX 5 and then whizzed around the close by office blocks to wave to the lovely Newcastle'ers. Excuse -...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2013, 21:12
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By bast0n

Oh and another thing Pinger Chappy Eacott ...

Oh and another thing Pinger Chappy Eacott

Bet you don't have one of these..................:O

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll301/tallbronzedgod/ComptonFlyer012.jpg~original

Oh Bugg+er...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2013, 21:09
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By bast0n

Pinger Chappie Eacott I think my helmet...

Pinger Chappie Eacott

I think my helmet fitted better.............who ever he was............:rolleyes:

Regarding Lotii - mine is an S3SE with a BIG engine and goes all over Europe every year....
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2013, 22:03
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By bast0n

Eacott Pinger Chappy Can you reduce the size...

Eacott Pinger Chappy

Can you reduce the size of my Wessex above? I am doing things as always and everything seems to be getting larger - a rare event round here nowadays!

PS what is wrong with...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2013, 19:04
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By bast0n

Far east fellow I resemble that remark! ...

Far east fellow

I resemble that remark!

A few years ago tasting the finest wines
that Malta had to offer. The difference
between Marzovin and Marzovin special
Reserve was the they dragged...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2013, 11:10
Replies: 32
Views: 9,119
Posted By bast0n

Lovely CJ Here is the aircraft you portray...

Lovely CJ

Here is the aircraft you portray showing the nosedoor that was fitted in the earlyish 60's. Those with a keen eye will note the outstanding handsomeness of the pilot...........:O
...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2013, 21:27
Replies: 21
Views: 4,476
Posted By bast0n

SAS A blast from the past from boring old...

SAS

A blast from the past from boring old phart!!

When I did my first solo on type on the Whirlwind Mk 7 at Predannack airfield in Cornwall my instructor - who was wearing the latest and...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2013, 17:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By bast0n

Just for you SASless - just for...

Just for you SASless - just for you!!............................:ok:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll301/tallbronzedgod/Midair02.jpg~original
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2013, 12:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By bast0n

I would like to fib and say it was somewhere...

I would like to fib and say it was somewhere glamorous - but it is Snowdonia - North Wales.............D
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2013, 11:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By bast0n

Been there done that....................Oh...

Been there done that....................Oh dear...................boring old phart
appears once more:)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll301/tallbronzedgod/WessexMountains011.jpg~original
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2013, 20:22
Replies: 46
Views: 9,234
Posted By bast0n

SAS You have your moments and this is one of...

SAS
You have your moments and this is one of them. Absobleedinlootley correct old son!! Who gives a Sh1t what people think if you are able to ring the wife and tell her you may be a bit late for...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jun 2013, 07:55
Replies: 528
Views: 240,157
Posted By bast0n

A simulator for a Wessex..................? ...

A simulator for a Wessex..................?

Now that is something I would like to have seen.............:p




Lighten up Myra - this is all good fun and I am sure whoever you are mentioning...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2013, 17:32
Replies: 528
Views: 240,157
Posted By bast0n

Puts me in mind of a very well known Jungly pilot...

Puts me in mind of a very well known Jungly pilot who knocked the radio airiel of the wing - yes the fender for you SASless - in front of the windscreen of a moving car crossing Goonhilly Downs with...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jun 2013, 11:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,703
Posted By bast0n

John Remember that they are north of...

John



Remember that they are north of Hadrians Wall and Picts at that............:)
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2013, 22:09
Replies: 197
Views: 30,294
Posted By bast0n

Because the "Island" on an aircraft carrier is on...

Because the "Island" on an aircraft carrier is on the starboard side...........simples...................try doing it from the other seat, at night and in bad weather and you will know why we do it...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th May 2013, 12:46
Replies: 528
Views: 240,157
Posted By bast0n

31 years ago today we lost some fine men and...

31 years ago today we lost some fine men and ships. My handful of Wessex 5s also sank but good old Bravo November did not, and still is I believe doing a wonderful job.

Raise a glass tonight to...
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