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Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2022, 14:34
Replies: 204
Views: 17,574
Posted By tigerfish

The rule of Law was clearly ignored here and all...

The rule of Law was clearly ignored here and all elements of the Criminal Damage Act of 1961 were present. Damage was committed to the property of another without permission and by a deliberate and...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jan 2022, 11:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,798
Posted By tigerfish

The NPAS structure was wrong right from the...

The NPAS structure was wrong right from the start! Yes it is a NATIONAL Police Air Service, but the National bit should only have meant Policy and Central purchasing etc. Service Delivery should be...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2021, 16:39
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

15 years ago I might have done! TF

15 years ago I might have done!

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2021, 11:31
Replies: 165
Views: 40,386
Posted By tigerfish

Not the dreadful Mildcat - It can't carry fully...

Not the dreadful Mildcat - It can't carry fully equipped troops like the Puma can. The Blackhawk is far more suitable!

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2021, 16:45
Replies: 165
Views: 40,386
Posted By tigerfish

Buy only the best !

All of this buy X to save jobs ató- is a false logic. The primary role of the armed services is to protect the U.K. from those that will do it harm. Specific manufacturers viability must come second...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Dec 2021, 00:16
Replies: 165
Views: 40,386
Posted By tigerfish

Evalu8ter, Did you know that the Wildcat is...

Evalu8ter, Did you know that the Wildcat is almost universally called the "Mildcat" by the RAF who regard it with a certain amount of derision. I suspect there would be strong opposition if that...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2021, 00:40
Replies: 165
Views: 40,386
Posted By tigerfish

I understand that the PUMA remains the current...

I understand that the PUMA remains the current most efficient and reliable resource in the UK helicopter inventory. So why not extend its out of service relief until a decent replacement can be...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2021, 13:18
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

NPAS has proved to be an unmitigated disaster as...

NPAS has proved to be an unmitigated disaster as a tool for operational Police Air Support. Yes it is available for some pre planned operations, and some extended and ongoing major incidents, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2021, 15:33
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

Fully accept your comments Bryn. But the truth...

Fully accept your comments Bryn. But the truth is that it could have been so much better! The concept of a National Police Air Wing was exactly the way to go. The ability to standardise training,...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2021, 18:38
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

Its a bit Ironic that I lost my job in 2011 for...

Its a bit Ironic that I lost my job in 2011 for daring to predict the result of the NPAS cuts!

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2021, 00:59
Replies: 165
Views: 40,386
Posted By tigerfish

Far too many biased and company replies on this...

Far too many biased and company replies on this thread! The real answer must be in what the RAF` and the combined armed forces require!
Who gets the contract MUST be decided on that! Not political...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2021, 10:32
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

It all comes back to what is Police Air Support...

It all comes back to what is Police Air Support for? The prevention and detection of crime, and the prosecution of offenders against the peace. Prior to NPAS the 32 odd Police Helicopters were doing...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2021, 00:36
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

My Story "A long and Winding Beat" is available...

My Story "A long and Winding Beat" is available Through ISBN No 978-1-5272-8608-5 or via [email protected] it charts among other things the development of UK Police Aviation prior to the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2021, 15:56
Replies: 165
Views: 40,386
Posted By tigerfish

So it seems that we are back to people who have...

So it seems that we are back to people who have vested interests in promoting their own products, rubbishing everyone else's again are we?

Just let the MOD make up their own minds on this one!
...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2021, 21:20
Replies: 165
Views: 40,386
Posted By tigerfish

Sounds like the usual partizan comments coming...

Sounds like the usual partizan comments coming through already, with various vested interests trashing the oppositions machines. It always happens. The RAF/MOD will make its own decisions

TF
9th Jan 2021, 17:04
Replies: 74
Views: 26,263
Posted By tigerfish

I certainly don't have an issue with preventing...

I certainly don't have an issue with preventing nose art or comments that are unacceptable today. But I do feel uncomfortable with attempts to change History, - especially if that historical name or...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jan 2021, 19:10
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

Personally I blame Hogan Howe and Theresa May, ...

Personally I blame Hogan Howe and Theresa May,
From the moment they got involved it was ONLY about trying to save shed loads of money, and the Concept of operational Police Air Support went right...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2021, 16:46
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

The concept of a National Police Air Wing was...

The concept of a National Police Air Wing was sound. It could have standardised training, fuel purchases maintenance contracts and everything else. But it needed to be organised and delivered on a...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2021, 12:20
Replies: 174
Views: 47,269
Posted By tigerfish

I totally agree too. I even lost my job for...

I totally agree too. I even lost my job for predicting this.

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 15:23
Replies: 34
Views: 8,672
Posted By tigerfish

Thanks VL Had forgotten that. I worked for EC...

Thanks VL Had forgotten that. I worked for EC 1999 -2011.

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 11:17
Replies: 34
Views: 8,672
Posted By tigerfish

212, You were very nearly correct regarding the...

212, You were very nearly correct regarding the AH (Previously Eurocopter) brand of Helicopters. Eurocopter was born out of an amalgamation of the German Manufacturer Messershmit Bolkow Blohm and...
28th Oct 2020, 21:23
Replies: 250
Views: 62,462
Posted By tigerfish

For me it would have to be a Hawker Hunter TMk8....

For me it would have to be a Hawker Hunter TMk8. The first aircraft of any type that I ever flew in. From RNAS Yeovilton in 1977. Pilot Brian Grant. From Yeovilton over Devon and Cornwall and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2020, 20:24
Replies: 22
Views: 6,469
Posted By tigerfish

I am sure that the receivers will be glad to...

I am sure that the receivers will be glad to assist!

TF
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Oct 2020, 00:37
Replies: 22
Views: 6,469
Posted By tigerfish

That is really sad. TLC were undoubtedly the very...

That is really sad. TLC were undoubtedly the very best Heli - lifters and spotters that ever existed. Tony Hancock was inspirational as the designer. I am far too old and wrinkly now to have any...
17th Jul 2020, 00:36
Replies: 220
Views: 42,557
Posted By tigerfish

You simply cannot and should not attempt to...

You simply cannot and should not attempt to change History! It was acceptable then, in the context of those times, and to try and change it today is an insult to the memory of those brave men who...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Feb 2020, 00:28
Replies: 756
Views: 850,783
Posted By tigerfish

Totally support the mods on this one. Whilst I...

Totally support the mods on this one. Whilst I agree that PPrune is a rumour network, there simply has to be an element of experienced professional helicopter pilot input. Recent posts have not...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 15:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By tigerfish

UK Pumas were totally rebuilt about 8-10 years...

UK Pumas were totally rebuilt about 8-10 years ago. New engines new transmission and re engineered flight panels. Effectively re life'd I believe. They were renamed Puma 2. Not aware of current...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2019, 00:13
Replies: 151
Views: 101,947
Posted By tigerfish

NPAS has been the the greatest disaster since the...

NPAS has been the the greatest disaster since the flood! By 2008 UK Police Aviation was the best and most advanced in the world. Then came along the Chief of Liverpool, Hogan How, who suggested that...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2019, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By tigerfish

I have been out of touch for a while, with other...

I have been out of touch for a while, with other issues, so might have missed it, but has the report into the Crash of the Leicester City FC owners A169 been published yet? Obviously the direct...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jul 2019, 11:13
Replies: 151
Views: 101,947
Posted By tigerfish

Consider this! In 2008 the UK had one of the...

Consider this! In 2008 the UK had one of the best Police Air support systems in the World. From memory 33 Helicopters operating from 27 bases provided excellent and efficient coverage over most of...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st May 2019, 10:02
Replies: 205
Views: 136,602
Posted By tigerfish

GC47G Sadly I cannot remember the detail now....

GC47G Sadly I cannot remember the detail now. Its over 20 years since I retired. Our practise re overnight refuelling was this. We had a large capacity mobile bowser at the unit. It was powered by...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 16:52
Replies: 205
Views: 136,602
Posted By tigerfish

DB, HC has quite properly corrected me, and I...

DB,
HC has quite properly corrected me, and I am sorry for having doubted you. I only saw an abridged version of the report and that key bit of information was missing. Nevertheless I remain...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 11:27
Replies: 205
Views: 136,602
Posted By tigerfish

DB, I think that you mis understand me! Firstly...

DB, I think that you mis understand me! Firstly I was in direct control of a Police Air Unit for quite some time, so I do understand Police Air Ops. My comments fall under two main area's firstly...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2019, 00:47
Replies: 205
Views: 136,602
Posted By tigerfish

That is the bit that I really want to hear. What...

That is the bit that I really want to hear. What were my colleagues saying their control room in the last minutes of that flight? Why had that flight been stretched to such a last few gasps of their...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2019, 00:50
Replies: 151
Views: 101,947
Posted By tigerfish

This is and always was going to be a Disaster! ...

This is and always was going to be a Disaster!

Like several others, I was a middle ranking Police Officer, totally convinced and devoted to the proper development of Police Air support. The star...
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