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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2016, 14:44
Replies: 43
Views: 13,125
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

'RAF helicopter on fire'

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

'RAF helicopter fire' on Snowdonia mountain peak

A fire, believed to involve an RAF helicopter, is burning at the top of a...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2016, 04:37
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Moment Snowdonia climbers rescued 3,260ft up

MCA are on Twitter and Facebook, not to mention BBC news feeds.


Well done the Coastguard!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2016, 04:17
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

771

The Final Duty

04/01/2016
After over 40 years of providing Search and Rescue' operations from RNAS Culdrose, the four duty crew of 771 Naval Air Squadron have completed their last 24 hour shift....
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2015, 23:48
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Goodbye "AgustaWestland," hello "Finmeccanica-Helicopters."

Finmeccanica launches One Company | Vertical Magazine - The Pulse of the Helicopter Industry (http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article/Finmeccanica-launches-One-Company)


Sent from my iPhone
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2015, 18:12
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Media

Perhaps MCA need to invest in a media ops team - or perhaps they should just carry on the good work and spend our money wisely and not bother the busy reporters.

Here is a link that may delight -...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2015, 03:05
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

SAR picture

Thought some would appreciate this link:


http://fourfiveart.co.uk/gallery/current-work/
There is a SAR dinner on the 29th at which the artist will be present
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2015, 19:24
Replies: 878
Views: 397,257
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Harmful speculation

Why doesn't everyone just stop this speculation and shut up for a couple of hours. Disgraceful behaviour - especially with all the negative
Vibes
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2015, 13:40
Replies: 62
Views: 13,892
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

There are two things you can do then - one sees...

There are two things you can do then - one sees you with a Sea King and the other doesn't.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2015, 12:38
Replies: 62
Views: 13,892
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Contact for buying a Sea King is...

Trevor Smith 01869 256827
DSA MST2,
Room 8,
Building 9, H Site
JSC Services
Bicester,
Lower Arncott
OX25 2LD

Email – [email protected]
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2015, 12:53
Replies: 62
Views: 13,892
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Here is the link for the Westland helicopter museum

The Helicopter Museum. (http://helicoptermuseum.co.uk/westland.htm)
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Sep 2015, 12:57
Replies: 62
Views: 13,892
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Current maintenance and upkeep of Yellow Sea Kings and Grey Sea Kings

Current maintenance and upkeep of Yellow Sea Kings and Grey Sea Kings at Gannet SAR is carried out by AgustaWestland under the provisions of the SKIOS contract. SKIOS is Mil 145 accredited. Please...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2015, 07:37
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Burgers is free

Unfortunately you will never get an answer to how much things like training cost from folks that have worked most of their lives in a burgers is free fiscal environment
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2015, 10:46
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

If things dont stay the same they will change and vice versa

..........apparently things have changed for the better this week wrt RCS status of the MCA aircraft. All three sites now declaring a PM and only Inverness without NVG.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2015, 10:59
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Family stability

Norfolk - I was generalising on the ex-mil theme, but if indeed most RAF SARF personnel do not rotate to the front line then I would agree that would have some bearing with respect to HMG looking...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2015, 08:33
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

x factor

Have any of the complaints about a percieved lack of remuneration taken into account the extra military reward of the 14.5% x factor in the previous salaries? Also - work life balance issues should...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2015, 07:41
Replies: 2,797
Views: 824,861
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Wait and see

I believe there has for some time been a transition period of three months for the new SAR bases to stand up, and when all is well the redundant RAF SAR base to cease operations. Perhaps folk should...
26th Mar 2010, 17:04
Replies: 44
Views: 7,042
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

you mean hangars

you mean hangars
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2010, 09:41
Replies: 25
Views: 3,429
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

BBC - Cult - Gerry Anderson - Thunderbirds...

BBC - Cult - Gerry Anderson - Thunderbirds (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/anderson/thunderbirds/)
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jan 2010, 08:11
Replies: 1,407
Views: 231,739
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Surely it would be relatively simple to train up...

Surely it would be relatively simple to train up anyone on the mysteries of the SN500 and the HF - which I believe are the significant differences twixt 3 and 3A? Accepting that is doable - what is...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2010, 19:25
Replies: 1,407
Views: 231,739
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

'However, it makes sense to convert the Mk 3...

'However, it makes sense to convert the Mk 3 flights first becaause the aircraft are older and more knackered - the 3As have better avionics/autopilot and are more serviceable.'

Sound familiar? ...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jan 2010, 17:34
Replies: 1,407
Views: 231,739
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Another facet to the SAR(H) programme to consider...

Another facet to the SAR(H) programme to consider is what real estate improvements will need to be made at some of the flights.

Is there any reason why 3As could not be relocated? Why are they...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2010, 17:33
Replies: 1,407
Views: 231,739
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Don't hold your breath!

Don't hold your breath!
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2009, 15:50
Replies: 8
Views: 3,111
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

new rescue hoist cable wash kit

http://www.zephyrintl.com/groundsupportequip.htm
20th Oct 2009, 21:28
Replies: 574
Views: 150,421
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

QRs is probably more relevant (to the biblical...

QRs is probably more relevant (to the biblical reference)
18th Aug 2009, 20:18
Replies: 59
Views: 8,047
Posted By Bucaneer Bill

Under the traditional 24 hr shift regime there...

Under the traditional 24 hr shift regime there must be occasions where the crew are not fit for purpose when a job comes up in the small hours.
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