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Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2015, 23:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Thanks T and B - now realise I didn't read ...

Thanks T and B - now realise I didn't read Geoffer's post properly, sorry about that!
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2015, 12:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Try Robin Tutcher, the Chief Pilot at the WPD...

Try Robin Tutcher, the Chief Pilot at the WPD Helicopter Unit at Lulsgate. Tel: 01275 472713. They must have stacks of videos/DVD's after over 50 years of operation - although in my time there even...
2nd Sep 2015, 18:09
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

I remember the Bomber Brown incident. I was a...

I remember the Bomber Brown incident. I was a sprog student having started on 705 a few months before and unfortunately we were too far away from the runway to see anything.

A great runner, he...
2nd Sep 2015, 14:53
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

That may have been David Rees, but he was...

That may have been David Rees, but he was possibly the Observer and the pilot was Eric Bryson. Before my time but there seems confusion in various reports concerning the name of the pilot. From the...
2nd Sep 2015, 14:27
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Mike - I first met Pete Frame on a DO's course in...

Mike - I first met Pete Frame on a DO's course in Portsmouth in '64 when this photo was taken...
2nd Sep 2015, 10:33
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

I was only told this story third hand and many...

I was only told this story third hand and many years later so maybe Gannet Driver will know more about it. It stems from the time after 849 left Culdrose for Brawdy.

Apparently during night...
1st Sep 2015, 21:59
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

David Waghorn (below) and I were on the same HSP...

David Waghorn (below) and I were on the same HSP course. I tried to find him a few years back but none of the survivors of our course know where he is. The name Alan Weetman is not familiar to me...
1st Sep 2015, 16:59
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Their names were Mike Jermy(P) and the (O's) were...

Their names were Mike Jermy(P) and the (O's) were Martin Rotherham and Miles Cullen.
1st Sep 2015, 07:22
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Yes that was an interesting time for me as I was...

Yes that was an interesting time for me as I was scrambled earlier in the day whilst AT was unsuccessfully trying to hook up to the Scimitar tanker after the fuel loss due to the engine problems. The...
31st Aug 2015, 22:54
Replies: 127
Views: 47,729
Posted By CharlieOneSix

I was part of the Wessex night planeguard crew on...

I was part of the Wessex night planeguard crew on the Ark when this Gannet landed on and went down the deck in a shower of sparks and straight over the front of the angled deck into the sea - he'd...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2015, 13:09
Replies: 44
Views: 5,820
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Windows 10 Privacy Issues

I use a couple of O&O Software's retail products on my Windows 7 and 8.1 computers and am very happy with them. O&O emailed me a couple of days ago with details of their free antispy tool for...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2015, 16:04
Replies: 2,913
Views: 893,984
Posted By CharlieOneSix

So you think I meant you, Crab!! Predictable...

So you think I meant you, Crab!! Predictable though - highlight the invisible text at the end of my post.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2015, 14:00
Replies: 2,913
Views: 893,984
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Iíve just been reading of the organ grinders of...

Iíve just been reading of the organ grinders of years gone by. They moved from place to place to avoid being chased by persons who would not appreciate hearing their single tune over and over again. ...
3rd Aug 2015, 07:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,884
Posted By CharlieOneSix

I do appreciate the emphasis of Old Duffer's post...

I do appreciate the emphasis of Old Duffer's post is to remember those lost in RAF helicopter accidents in the Borneo confrontation but sadly the Fleet Air Arm also had its share of fatal accidents...
9th Jul 2015, 09:18
Replies: 303
Views: 97,429
Posted By CharlieOneSix

LR - go back into G-INFO for G-AXGE and click on...

LR - go back into G-INFO for G-AXGE and click on 'Full Registration History' near the top of the page. Then scroll to the bottom of that page. Now click on 'Register Entry 1 - (opens as new pdf)'...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jul 2015, 09:17
Replies: 2,913
Views: 893,984
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Well said WW - some time ago this Harry Enfield's...

Well said WW - some time ago this Harry Enfield's dinosaur of a character came to mind when I read one individual's posts on this thread and you obviously feel the same way....
...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Jul 2015, 22:55
Replies: 13
Views: 3,884
Posted By CharlieOneSix

The Fringe - the Edinburgh Festival - is on from...

The Fringe - the Edinburgh Festival - is on from 7-31 August this year. If you need hotel rooms and haven't booked them already you will probably find there is limited availability.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2015, 22:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,979
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Only this afternoon as I tried to decide which...

Only this afternoon as I tried to decide which tie to wear for an upcoming wedding we are going to - such a nice change from funerals at my age - my wife said she could make a dress like this out of...
12th Jun 2015, 17:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By CharlieOneSix

A similar thing happened to my wife's Thunderbird...

A similar thing happened to my wife's Thunderbird emails recently. There are quite a few MozillaZine suggestions if you google 'Thunderbird emails missing'. The one that sorted it for us was:


...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2015, 23:15
Replies: 101
Views: 7,145
Posted By CharlieOneSix

It's a 100% NO from me and a 100% NO from Mrs C16.

It's a 100% NO from me and a 100% NO from Mrs C16.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th May 2015, 18:56
Replies: 18
Views: 4,910
Posted By CharlieOneSix

It's not where it was when I was there in...

It's not where it was when I was there in 1976.......
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Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2015, 10:07
Replies: 2,585
Views: 2,417,297
Posted By CharlieOneSix

...and the following year it was this Wessex 1...

...and the following year it was this Wessex 1 that continued the trend of rolling down Cornish hillsides. XM868 at Maenporth, Falmouth, after the engine failed during a night navex on 13/2/62....
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2015, 15:35
Replies: 19
Views: 5,461
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Even earlier - it was first fitted to the Wessex...

Even earlier - it was first fitted to the Wessex HAS3's of 700(H) Intensive Flying Trials Unit when we commissioned back in January 1967 although I don't recall it ever being used whilst on that...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th May 2015, 15:38
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,097,849
Posted By CharlieOneSix

You must be joking! In every twin I ever flew in...

You must be joking! In every twin I ever flew in nearly 40 years of flying helicopters, training covered double engine failure. It was then practiced/examined every six months on a VMC base check,...
12th May 2015, 13:10
Replies: 24
Views: 11,775
Posted By CharlieOneSix

Sea Vixen accidents

Taken from the excellent seavixen.org website:

55 Major Accidents involving loss of airframe. Out of these, 30 were fatal and of these 21 were fatal to both operating aircrew. In other words 51...
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