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Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2022, 08:47
Replies: 31
Views: 6,653
Posted By SimonK

Not my story, but passed on as legend on my first...

Not my story, but passed on as legend on my first Puma Squadron was the Flight Commander who managed to get a fairly heavy Puma into the single-engine hover one night at Bessbrook, when he was...
14th May 2022, 06:32
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By SimonK

I made the front page of a local rag in...

I made the front page of a local rag in Gloucestershire a few years back for a particularly exaggerated low flying complaint. The lady who called it in said I crossed in front of her car at “grass...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2022, 09:00
Replies: 196
Views: 14,701
Posted By SimonK

Same here - Puma demonstration of Incipient VRS...

Same here - Puma demonstration of Incipient VRS by the wonderful "Parts" (RIP). We entered at 6500' AGL backwards and down with 0 airspeed, got a bit mushy through 500' ROD but nothing outrageous...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2022, 08:23
Replies: 30
Views: 25,521
Posted By SimonK

Well said and agree 100%, he doesn't speak for me...

Well said and agree 100%, he doesn't speak for me either. NS is certainly not for everyone but neither is the airline world; my oldest friend was a widebody P1 for a ME airline and I have a lot of...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2022, 08:24
Replies: 286
Views: 119,845
Posted By SimonK

Well said....getting people in is going to be the...

Well said....getting people in is going to be the challenge imho, if it does pick up. For what it's worth, just my opinion, but I think we operators may see an improving situation very soon. Have...
17th Mar 2022, 09:41
Replies: 115
Views: 33,613
Posted By SimonK

That's a shame if true. Best of luck to you AT...

That's a shame if true. Best of luck to you AT for the future - can't keep a good man down and all that,
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Mar 2022, 20:35
Replies: 15
Views: 5,802
Posted By SimonK

CH149 Cormorant Accident March 2022

Just announced on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/rcaf_arc/status/1502018065877413896?s=21
14th Feb 2022, 08:17
Replies: 115
Views: 33,613
Posted By SimonK

Hope this blows over quickly for him - genuine...

Hope this blows over quickly for him - genuine good guy and a great Squadron Boss too.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Nov 2021, 09:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By SimonK

Very good point - a chat last week with a good...

Very good point - a chat last week with a good friend at another offshore operator leads me to believe there are good deals to be done (at his company at least) for anyone with a bit of experience....
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2021, 14:09
Replies: 175
Views: 57,470
Posted By SimonK

Ok I get the picture, cheers :)

Ok I get the picture, cheers :)
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2021, 10:41
Replies: 175
Views: 57,470
Posted By SimonK

I have no idea who you work for Crab...not to...

I have no idea who you work for Crab...not to worry was just curious anyway. I'm sure it will all come out in the wash soon enough.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Oct 2021, 08:36
Replies: 175
Views: 57,470
Posted By SimonK

Well it is a rumour network after all Crab - go...

Well it is a rumour network after all Crab - go for it ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 21:57
Replies: 175
Views: 57,470
Posted By SimonK

Thanks for posting the link guys - interesting...

Thanks for posting the link guys - interesting development indeed. Wonder why they pulled out in the end?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2021, 08:21
Replies: 166
Views: 51,581
Posted By SimonK

DrSM I don’t know you but that was a very humble...

DrSM I don’t know you but that was a very humble and honest post, thank you. Best of luck for the future….”there but for the grace of god, go I”
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2021, 08:16
Replies: 175
Views: 57,470
Posted By SimonK

I’m not disagreeing with you by the way, but a...

I’m not disagreeing with you by the way, but a quick look through Airbus tweets over last week and I couldn’t find anything. Have you got the link?
4th Oct 2021, 10:17
Replies: 175
Views: 110,604
Posted By SimonK

Maybe he flew one for a 'jolly'? I have a logbook...

Maybe he flew one for a 'jolly'? I have a logbook to a Cornell instructor who spent the whole war in Canada teaching pilots to fly exclusively them, although he once flew a Hurricane for a 30 minute...
1st Oct 2021, 07:37
Replies: 731
Views: 321,603
Posted By SimonK

The Radio 4 adaption (shown at the same time as...

The Radio 4 adaption (shown at the same time as the mission would have been flown) is on Youtube and bloody amazing it is too:

https://youtu.be/F6U0e5DUdNQ

Edit: link is disabled by PPRune for...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 13:48
Replies: 286
Views: 119,845
Posted By SimonK

£10m.....?

£10m.....?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2021, 13:06
Replies: 40
Views: 7,678
Posted By SimonK

It does look that way but until it hits the...

It does look that way but until it hits the ground I don't see anything untoward from the TR slowing down or moving unnaturally. Looking at his manoeuvre I wonder if he was heavy, hot n high and put...
9th Aug 2021, 08:01
Replies: 42
Views: 12,755
Posted By SimonK

Was given a couple of dusty old books that a...

Was given a couple of dusty old books that a civilian pilot was going to throw out and who thought he'd check with me (as a history nerd) if I wanted them first - turned out to be a pair of logbooks...
4th Jun 2021, 07:54
Replies: 14
Views: 3,123
Posted By SimonK

You are kidding me! Binned mine not so long back,...

You are kidding me! Binned mine not so long back, mint condition etc...just took up heaps of room and never wore the damn thing. Ah well...
1st Jun 2021, 14:57
Replies: 8
Views: 3,587
Posted By SimonK

I didn't know him but sounds like a hell of a...

I didn't know him but sounds like a hell of a guy. Condolences for your loss, RIP.
12th May 2021, 13:04
Replies: 160
Views: 31,060
Posted By SimonK

Thing is that even if they got all the military...

Thing is that even if they got all the military assets mentioned above, the costs of running them would be significantly higher than they are at present due to economies of scale.

Sturgeon was...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2021, 15:28
Replies: 33
Views: 15,444
Posted By SimonK

Did wonder if it was LTE rather than a failure...

Did wonder if it was LTE rather than a failure per se? Looked like they were turning and coming into the hover, likely heavy aswell, at the same time. No idea what the wind was, but likely a big...
17th Apr 2021, 19:01
Replies: 8
Views: 3,389
Posted By SimonK

Hi Steve, I was on 2 RAF course and flew it...

Hi Steve,

I was on 2 RAF course and flew it in Bosnia and Iraq 2002-6, happy to help if you don’t mind an ex-Crab viewpoint.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 09:59
Replies: 286
Views: 119,845
Posted By SimonK

Wow. Never saw that one coming. Good luck to all.

Wow. Never saw that one coming. Good luck to all.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2020, 14:12
Replies: 16
Views: 6,150
Posted By SimonK

Very interesting book and one I’ve literally just...

Very interesting book and one I’ve literally just finished reading myself - as an aside fascinating reading in there about the paramilitary missions flown by the ‘Fenix’ squadron of Learjets, some...
13th Nov 2020, 17:49
Replies: 7
Views: 4,258
Posted By SimonK

Awful. But at least there’s some closure now and...

Awful. But at least there’s some closure now and the alternative posed in the press (abduction and murder) never happened. RIP.
10th Nov 2020, 16:37
Replies: 25
Views: 6,452
Posted By SimonK

“Super dull logbook question” this thread does...

“Super dull logbook question” this thread does not deliver :D

I collect WW2 aircrew logbooks and have about 30 RAF/Luftwaffe logbooks....guess I’m the only geek who finds them fascinating!
6th Nov 2020, 13:14
Replies: 3
Views: 2,185
Posted By SimonK

Sad days indeed, worked very closely with them...

Sad days indeed, worked very closely with them when I was at R&S Wg and they were a hugely impressive and talented bunch of guys and girls. All the best for whatever’s next...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 08:36
Replies: 2,609
Views: 841,026
Posted By SimonK

Yeah fair point about the “glorious”. I landed at...

Yeah fair point about the “glorious”. I landed at 1635 in Scatsta with Capt Jean on the 23rd and the 1620z Metar shows broken at 700’ and 5000m, however I distinctly remember it was lovely weather...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 20:59
Replies: 2,609
Views: 841,026
Posted By SimonK

Indeed.. I was flying that day into Scatsta and...

Indeed.. I was flying that day into Scatsta and have a photo somewhere at about the same time the 332 crashed, i seem to recall it was glorious weather and in my experience of 7 years of flying out...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 09:24
Replies: 2,609
Views: 841,026
Posted By SimonK

Were your friends or relatives in the back? No,...

Were your friends or relatives in the back? No, good and glad to hear it - so let’s take emotion out of the argument and discuss it like grown-ups. That’s why crime victims don’t get to set the...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 09:07
Replies: 2,609
Views: 841,026
Posted By SimonK

Well said. I think you hit the nail on the head,...

Well said. I think you hit the nail on the head, some of the ‘characters’ on here piling in on the pilots (I don’t know them, but I know both were highly thought of) need to take a long hard look in...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 16:22
Replies: 23
Views: 8,186
Posted By SimonK

Yes you’re right helicrazi - I was one of the 14...

Yes you’re right helicrazi - I was one of the 14 but jumped for another position for reasons I won’t go into on here, along with several others. I think the final numbers were 2 co-pilots and 7...
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