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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 12:51
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The Mk 3 was great fun, the MK 3S Gulf Mod (cut...

The Mk 3 was great fun, the MK 3S Gulf Mod (cut holes and stuff fans in them) worked pretty well in hot areas but the Mk 8 was a bit of a whale in comparison. :E

Still the best chopper for wild...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 10:26
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By Wirbelsturm

When landing at an airfield that had a very nice,...

When landing at an airfield that had a very nice, new, white concrete dispersal I was asked if the aircraft 'dripped' as I was merrily shoving drip pans under the aircraft and hanging coke cans on...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 08:42
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Crab, Is that oil consumption or just the...

Crab,

Is that oil consumption or just the oil that pisses pours out of the labyrinth 'seal'? :}
Replies: 41
Views: 5,043
Posted By Wirbelsturm

I have to agree with you but, unfortunately,...

I have to agree with you but, unfortunately, airlines are run by accountants who are beholden to the board who are beholden to the investors to make money. As they have seen a revenue stream from...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 18:00
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Surprised there was anything left serviceable on...

Surprised there was anything left serviceable on any of them given the many, many years of 'inter flight' robberies that went on! :E:}
Replies: 41
Views: 5,043
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Nothing that is said is going to change the OP's...

Nothing that is said is going to change the OP's mind anyway. Personally I would just offer a word of caution. Sadly there are many, many pilots who, just a couple of years ago, were looking at the...
Replies: 41
Views: 5,043
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Just a note of caution. In a 'normal' downturn...

Just a note of caution. In a 'normal' downturn airlines might park up a hull or two but often they will just alter rotations and utilise aircraft less thus reducing the need for flight crew as the...
Replies: 41
Views: 5,043
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Optimistic to be sure. I'm sure the...

Optimistic to be sure.

I'm sure the remaining, slimmed down and streamlined airlines will be crying out for newly minted, inexperienced pilots when there is a vast raft of highly experienced laid...
17th Oct 2020, 14:49
Replies: 15
Views: 4,917
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Don't ya love it when the T'internet gets their...

Don't ya love it when the T'internet gets their basic facts straight!!! Perhaps it could come under a PPL SEP rating? (SEJ rating????)

:E
26th Sep 2020, 10:45
Replies: 38
Views: 6,178
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Been supporting this place for years, flying in...

Been supporting this place for years, flying in to Fairoaks in helicopters, fixed wing and cycling in as a 'Lycra Lout' :rolleyes:
Ironically I, and many of my friends, have spent a fortune with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 07:48
Replies: 46
Views: 7,579
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The well known 'Labyrinth Seal' on the Gem. As...

The well known 'Labyrinth Seal' on the Gem. As my SMR used to say, 'if it ain't leaking it's empty boss'. I seem to remember they even welded a flange with a small hole the right diameter for a...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 15:14
Replies: 46
Views: 7,579
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Only ever happened the once and then I,...

Only ever happened the once and then I, understandably, modified the display routine. We were never allowed to do the 'backflip', or indeed a barrel roll as our aircraft were never fitted with the...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 12:02
Replies: 46
Views: 7,579
Posted By Wirbelsturm

I think one of the issues we had in the early...

I think one of the issues we had in the early days of the MK 8 was the absence of any ODM's! The aircraft came with a MTOW of 5300Kg IIRC and the performance data we had was from the Lynx Mk 3 S...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 11:12
Replies: 46
Views: 7,579
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Hi Crab, nope, was a Lynx HMA Mk 8 with a bolted...

Hi Crab, nope, was a Lynx HMA Mk 8 with a bolted head! The warning was for Hydraulics which, after consultation with ETPS, we came to the conclusion that one of the primary jacks had briefly bottomed...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 08:23
Replies: 46
Views: 7,579
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Sorry to say but definitely 'jack stall'. The...

Sorry to say but definitely 'jack stall'. The manoeuvre was run low level toward the crowd line, 150kts to 90 degree nose up, wait for zero climb, 180 pitch down to vertical with a rapid 360 roll...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 17:13
Replies: 46
Views: 7,579
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The Lynx with the original metal straight blades...

The Lynx with the original metal straight blades would suffer from RBS IIRC. When we moved over to the composite BERP blades the AOB was restricted from 90 down to 60 as the blades were far more...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 14:54
Replies: 34
Views: 5,230
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Worst vibration I have ever encountered was a...

Worst vibration I have ever encountered was a five bladed rotor with a stuck/sticky dragging hinge and a jammed battery balance tray!

Made my nose itch like buggery! Not really an issue in a...
18th Sep 2020, 14:00
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,540,110
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Sorry to say that age has little to do with it....

Sorry to say that age has little to do with it. BA recruit a selection of ages as it recruits Ab-Initio pilots, Direct entry pilots from other airlines and ex military pilots. So you will find a...
15th Sep 2020, 13:34
Replies: 26
Views: 10,315
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Very true. DT would have had the main thrust as...

Very true. DT would have had the main thrust as 'Support our Suckers'. :rolleyes:
15th Sep 2020, 08:46
Replies: 26
Views: 10,315
Posted By Wirbelsturm

It does seem fitting given the current Commander...

It does seem fitting given the current Commander in Chiefs total disregard/ignorance for the military. :rolleyes:

(At least he can guarantee a vote from those guys. :E:E:E)
1st Sep 2020, 09:52
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,540,110
Posted By Wirbelsturm

When it comes to profits the profit is all IAG,...

When it comes to profits the profit is all IAG, when it comes to costs, the costs are all the OpCo's.

Guess where job costs will lie.
31st Aug 2020, 10:22
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,540,110
Posted By Wirbelsturm

I assume that from your position, way up high on...

I assume that from your position, way up high on your moral high horse, you can clearly ascertain with abject certainty the financial position of all these people who you assume are so much better...
30th Aug 2020, 10:10
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,540,110
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Shaman, I feel you're right, things will...

Shaman,

I feel you're right, things will return quickly. What will drag will be administrations paperwork handwringing as they try to politically 'backside' cover all eventualities.

I just...
29th Aug 2020, 20:04
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,540,110
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Slast, I believe you have missed my meaning....

Slast,

I believe you have missed my meaning. The pension you received was that which you were contracted to receive and thus paid the contributions necessary, as in that which the details were...
29th Aug 2020, 13:20
Replies: 1,935
Views: 1,540,110
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Except they are merely in receipt of those...

Except they are merely in receipt of those benefits that were given as a consequence of the contracts that they signed when they joined many years ago. Is that really avarice? Or merely your...
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