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28th Sep 2019, 06:40
Replies: 23
Views: 5,437
Posted By Oldlae

When one of the "talking heads" mentioned fitting...

When one of the "talking heads" mentioned fitting a blower to the back of the engine was he talking about the 1st stage supercharger or the 2nd stage?
15th Sep 2019, 06:15
Replies: 121
Views: 37,406
Posted By Oldlae

Karl Marx must be the biggest con-man ever!

Karl Marx must be the biggest con-man ever!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2019, 06:45
Replies: 33
Views: 17,426
Posted By Oldlae

I believe that this incident on G-BDII initiated...

I believe that this incident on G-BDII initiated the CRM courses.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2019, 06:34
Replies: 67
Views: 13,450
Posted By Oldlae

IIRC the Jet Ranger (B206) can only undersling...

IIRC the Jet Ranger (B206) can only undersling 1200 lbs, the 350 is probably similar. I understand the Chinook can carry 28,000 lbs. Each bag is, I believe circa 2,000 lbs.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2019, 09:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By Oldlae

Anippe, I think I may have got mixed up with...

Anippe, I think I may have got mixed up with Peter Heard, a senior moment. Regards.
13th Jun 2019, 06:36
Replies: 17
Views: 3,674
Posted By Oldlae

RAF Halton Aircraft Apprentices Association...

RAF Halton Aircraft Apprentices Association (RAFHAAA) RAFHAAA Page (http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk) will find him.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2019, 06:36
Replies: 19
Views: 3,535
Posted By Oldlae

212man, to be pedantic, it was 5 mm, not 7, I...

212man, to be pedantic, it was 5 mm, not 7, I talked to the C/E about it. The CAA wrote an Airworthiness Notice on the subject.
20th Mar 2019, 07:26
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By Oldlae

I joined 88 Sqdn in November 1961 as a J/T Engine...

I joined 88 Sqdn in November 1961 as a J/T Engine fitter. I remember 486 as it was so different to the other Canberra B(I)8's, it had a single cartridge starter instead of the triple starters of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2019, 06:26
Replies: 31
Views: 3,902
Posted By Oldlae

N2 is Power Turbine speed, I once witnessed a PT...

N2 is Power Turbine speed, I once witnessed a PT Governor on test, at around 38,000 rpm it was continually being corrected up and down, it was amazing to watch.
16th Dec 2018, 06:07
Replies: 8
Views: 2,765
Posted By Oldlae

I was with Dave on 88/14 Sqdn at Wildenrath 1962...

I was with Dave on 88/14 Sqdn at Wildenrath 1962 ish. Really nice chap, I contacted him through the Halton site, he was in the 86th Entry, a few years ago but lost contact. Sad news indeed.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Nov 2018, 16:00
Replies: 1,173
Views: 532,214
Posted By Oldlae

Bristow lost a 212 in the Sumatran jungle when...

Bristow lost a 212 in the Sumatran jungle when the T/R departed in the cruise with half of the 90 box. The T/R was not found within a few hundred yards of the crash site. It later found by some...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 11:28
Replies: 1,173
Views: 532,214
Posted By Oldlae

The helicopter is at Farnborough.

The helicopter is at Farnborough.
27th Aug 2018, 05:59
Replies: 41
Views: 7,840
Posted By Oldlae

Dragartist, the engine covers on the Canberras...

Dragartist, the engine covers on the Canberras had asbestos linings.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2018, 06:12
Replies: 9
Views: 3,084
Posted By Oldlae

I can't make it, but I wish all you guys the best...

I can't make it, but I wish all you guys the best of luck and have a tremendous time.
FC (Trengganu, Masalembo and Duri)
25th May 2018, 06:05
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By Oldlae

Isn't this where the line crosses the intake of...

Isn't this where the line crosses the intake of cold air?
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2017, 07:50
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,163,874
Posted By Oldlae

Graham Wood has passed (RIP) but George Arnold is...

Graham Wood has passed (RIP) but George Arnold is still around.
18th Aug 2017, 07:58
Replies: 50
Views: 21,348
Posted By Oldlae

Moderator. Surely this should be merged with...

Moderator.

Surely this should be merged with BBMF Grounded in Military Aviation.
17th Aug 2017, 07:50
Replies: 50
Views: 21,348
Posted By Oldlae

During my apprenticeship at Halton we covered the...

During my apprenticeship at Halton we covered the Merlin engine. All the examples we practised on were Packard engines, built under licence. This begs the question, are the Merlins in the BBMF...
20th Apr 2017, 07:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By Oldlae

Are you entitled to a pre-release course, if so...

Are you entitled to a pre-release course, if so choose a company and write to them and spend some time with them which may help when you actually leave as they will know you.
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2017, 07:54
Replies: 33
Views: 9,685
Posted By Oldlae

Cargolux carried all the Bristow Bell 212's...

Cargolux carried all the Bristow Bell 212's rescued from Iran in 1979.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2017, 06:58
Replies: 8
Views: 2,243
Posted By Oldlae

Andrew, Sorry to hear about your father, a...

Andrew,
Sorry to hear about your father, a legend in Bristow's. I last spoke to him at the Helicopter Museum at Alan Bristow's book signing, he seemed fine then.
15th Dec 2016, 07:29
Replies: 68
Views: 29,903
Posted By Oldlae

I went to RAF Halton in September 1955 as a an...

I went to RAF Halton in September 1955 as a an Apprentice Engine Fitter in the 81st Entry and left after graduation in July 1958. What incredible training, which did me no harm in civvy street as a...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2016, 07:44
Replies: 3
Views: 2,007
Posted By Oldlae

VeeAny. That looks good, all air ambulances...

VeeAny.
That looks good, all air ambulances hereabouts are mainly red.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2016, 14:16
Replies: 3
Views: 2,007
Posted By Oldlae

Helicopter in Hatherleigh, Devon.

A yellow helicopter appeared to land in Hatherleigh a short time ago. I thought yellow rescue helicopters were a thing of the past, any news anyone.
18th Aug 2016, 07:57
Replies: 109
Views: 34,614
Posted By Oldlae

Most impressed with the SAR hangar, just thinking...

Most impressed with the SAR hangar, just thinking back to the Lee-on-Solent hangar when the rats were eating the seat belts.
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