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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Nov 2018, 19:20
Replies: 18
Views: 3,259
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Helideck H

The crossbar of the H bisects the OFS, which means the parallel bars of the H point away from any obsticle on the Helideck. All information can be found online in CAP437.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2018, 21:14
Replies: 102
Views: 22,334
Posted By check

Back in the days of KLM Helicopters engineers...

Back in the days of KLM Helicopters engineers carried out ground runs on the S61 and also had recurrent sim training. A trained engineer is as good as any pilot on the ground, a pilot begins to earn...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2017, 19:21
Replies: 66
Views: 9,927
Posted By check

Course 207 1968

Course 207 1968
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2016, 14:42
Replies: 38
Views: 7,492
Posted By check

212 man, I am not sure "what I don't get" but...

212 man,
I am not sure "what I don't get" but what I do know after many years in Flight Safety and investigating accidents/incidents is that knowing and using the deck markings is an integral part...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2016, 13:55
Replies: 38
Views: 7,492
Posted By check

Just to confirm the use of the "bum line" ...

Just to confirm the use of the "bum line"

The pilot reported that she was making a normal approach to the oil platform. Both cranes were shut down on the oil platform, and she received a green...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2016, 19:36
Replies: 38
Views: 7,492
Posted By check

GKaplan, Who is talking about ignorant, you,...

GKaplan,
Who is talking about ignorant, you, not me? Being unaware is not the same as being ignorant. When you are on the road road signs give information and by observing them you are less likely...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Sep 2016, 22:27
Replies: 38
Views: 7,492
Posted By check

212 has a point, if the helicopter turned 90 to...

212 has a point, if the helicopter turned 90 to the left and maintained the deck position in relation to the aiming circle, the tail would be compromised in the 150 sector. By landing correctly...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Dec 2015, 17:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By check

The fixed monitors are for spraying the helideck...

The fixed monitors are for spraying the helideck not the helicopter, the hand controlled monitors can be used on the helicopter. The following is taken from the Helideck Manual.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th May 2015, 19:58
Replies: 50
Views: 12,137
Posted By check

UH1 missing

I have just received a message from Nepal that an American Military Helicopter UH1 is missing while on a rescue mission.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2014, 16:34
Replies: 2,797
Views: 832,035
Posted By check

I would have thought the contract was issued on...

I would have thought the contract was issued on behalf of UK LTD. If one part of that group leaves I would imagine that their part of the contract would be annulled, or the said party would be...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2014, 20:01
Replies: 124
Views: 29,096
Posted By check

A number of years ago in the Dutch sector an oil...

A number of years ago in the Dutch sector an oil company put reflective signs on the side of the platforms. The signs were floodlit and along with the landing light day or night they were perfectly...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2014, 15:27
Replies: 13
Views: 4,006
Posted By check

How sad, we were both in 657 AAC squadron in...

How sad, we were both in 657 AAC squadron in Northern Ireland, once I left the army we were like ships in the night, never met up again although his name came up in various conversations.
RIP Mal.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2013, 15:43
Replies: 541
Views: 59,466
Posted By check

There seem to be a number of posters here who...

There seem to be a number of posters here who read, then analyze, and somehow come up with hidden meanings from within the text. What a load of tosh! A prime example, the word "simultaneously",...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Dec 2013, 18:38
Replies: 541
Views: 59,466
Posted By check

We have pages of theories and counter theories,...

We have pages of theories and counter theories, but no one has mentioned the basics. There is no argument about lowering the collective in the event of engine failure but plenty about the subsequent...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2013, 22:51
Replies: 541
Views: 59,466
Posted By check

Back in the 70's I experiences 3 engine failures...

Back in the 70's I experiences 3 engine failures in single engine helicopters, 2 in a Bell 47 and 1 in a Bell 205. I have tried reliving those incidents but all I can confirm is lowering the...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Dec 2013, 22:38
Replies: 5
Views: 2,292
Posted By check

Steve, sorry to hear your news. I worked with...

Steve, sorry to hear your news. I worked with your father in Soltau and Long Kesh.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2013, 08:37
Replies: 2,479
Views: 744,330
Posted By check

Diginagain I sincerely hope you are correct...

Diginagain

I sincerely hope you are correct with your assumption that extra cash would be made available, but from my experience with some major oil majors it would come (perhaps) with much hand...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2013, 21:09
Replies: 2,479
Views: 744,330
Posted By check

Airwave45 Your comment regarding the door while...

Airwave45
Your comment regarding the door while correct does raise a point or two. Now things may have changed since I left the UK North Sea, but in my day it was writen that the pilots would go aft...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2013, 19:54
Replies: 2,479
Views: 744,330
Posted By check

I believe that we have a situation where the tail...

I believe that we have a situation where the tail is wagging the dog. The SLF are attacking the wrong thing, they should be attacking their employers not the aircraft.
The Oil Companies put out a...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2013, 19:15
Replies: 2,479
Views: 744,330
Posted By check

Yes those statistics look bad, but statistics can...

Yes those statistics look bad, but statistics can be adjusted to suit an individuals leanings. The Puma family has been around for more than 45 years, I first flew them more than 35 years ago.

I...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2013, 15:48
Replies: 11
Views: 5,279
Posted By check

"go love" sounds exciting!!

"go love" sounds exciting!!
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2013, 17:50
Replies: 2,797
Views: 832,035
Posted By check

I managed to open it and wished I hadn't, what a...

I managed to open it and wished I hadn't, what a load of gobssh*t! Sorry for the language but it had more twists than Chubby Checker, controlled ditching becomes a crash for instance.

This drivel...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Apr 2013, 07:26
Replies: 16
Views: 3,871
Posted By check

Hi Geoff, My logbook had a column for...

Hi Geoff,

My logbook had a column for instrument flying, that's all that went in there. My IFR hours therefore were different to my instrument hours.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2013, 15:18
Replies: 39
Views: 7,337
Posted By check

I joined 26 flight AAC in 1968 and was with it...

I joined 26 flight AAC in 1968 and was with it when it became ? interim squadron (forgotten the title) and then 651. Some time in 1971 I think it was, the Sioux were sent to Minden and Soltau and...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jan 2013, 16:42
Replies: 21
Views: 9,427
Posted By check

Perhaps it's not "pilots taking more chances" but...

Perhaps it's not "pilots taking more chances" but different interpretations of flight in iceing conditions. On a number of occasions in Den Helder both Bristow and CHC were on the ground and...
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