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18th Oct 2020, 22:19
Replies: 27
Views: 7,723
Posted By John Eacott

A life after the Mil: 50ft probably doesn't sound...

A life after the Mil: 50ft probably doesn't sound much, but it was in a JetRanger filming a Ferrari down LaTrobe Street in Melbourne :p I couldn't go lower as the street lamps and tram wires were in...
18th Oct 2020, 09:54
Replies: 75
Views: 14,960
Posted By John Eacott

In the early 70s the howl was a daily occurrence...

In the early 70s the howl was a daily occurrence at Prestwick, where maintenance was carried out on these 1950's winged missiles. Fascinating to watch with takeoffs well over 200kts, and landings at...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2020, 06:00
Replies: 20
Views: 5,195
Posted By John Eacott

A couple of news items: ...

A couple of news items:

https://youtu.be/4kiqlA7QEUI

https://youtu.be/jg-RZtnYX-Q

This is full of ads, which you can skip, but has a bit more detail of the wreck. Amazing that they all...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 05:37
Replies: 11
Views: 2,198
Posted By John Eacott

Indeed, Mitch Vernon was doing the dirty dash in...

Indeed, Mitch Vernon was doing the dirty dash in the 206 to lift the plant pots at 07:00 on a Saturday when no-one was around :p

He also did a splendid job in the BK117 down in Cradle Mountain,...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2020, 08:22
Replies: 11
Views: 2,198
Posted By John Eacott

BK117 lifts? Unusual may be: An owner of a...

BK117 lifts? Unusual may be:

An owner of a property in Toorak who had a pool bench made, over a tonne in weight, to be used on rails along either side of the pool. Came the installation and no...
5th Oct 2020, 11:13
Replies: 20
Views: 2,567
Posted By John Eacott

Declan275 that’s a great offer, but Amazon have...

Declan275 that’s a great offer, but Amazon have rejected my order as it’s for UK accounts only? :{
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2020, 04:07
Replies: 744
Views: 68,949
Posted By John Eacott

Minor issue: find the settlements in the GAFA 🤔😇 ...

Minor issue: find the settlements in the GAFA 🤔😇


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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Sep 2020, 02:03
Replies: 44
Views: 7,488
Posted By John Eacott

I forgot to add the conversion of litres to...

I forgot to add the conversion of litres to kilos, depending on the SG of the JetA1. Usually 0.78, a very easy number to use for multiplication :p
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Sep 2020, 05:49
Replies: 44
Views: 7,488
Posted By John Eacott

Ooh, there’s one I do know; 26usg or 100lt per...

Ooh, there’s one I do know; 26usg or 100lt per hour :ok:

Essential as the fuel gauge is in US gallons, delivered in litres and aircraft weight calculated in kilos. Great system in Oz :p
25th Sep 2020, 17:22
Replies: 90
Views: 18,355
Posted By John Eacott

Technically there were two hangars on four decks,...

Technically there were two hangars on four decks, as each hangar took two deck spaces ;)

...
25th Sep 2020, 04:40
Replies: 90
Views: 18,355
Posted By John Eacott

One of a series of photos I took, so here's the...

One of a series of photos I took, so here's the dit :cool:

We were operating in the Med and cross-decked with USS Forrestal, but like all good things it came to an end and we brought our toys home...
25th Sep 2020, 04:20
Replies: 90
Views: 18,355
Posted By John Eacott

Here you are :ok: ...

Here you are :ok:

...
21st Sep 2020, 09:22
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By John Eacott

Al E. Vator thanks for the comment, but I don't...

Al E. Vator thanks for the comment, but I don't claim to be completely up-to-date as I've already demonstrated!

A couple of points; the troops at the frontline were expressing concerns about...
20th Sep 2020, 06:52
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By John Eacott

Although I was referencing helicopter ops, you...

Although I was referencing helicopter ops, you are quite right as there's a similar instrument for rotary drivers. Nonetheless, the requirement for the low level segment of the ag (or mustering)...
20th Sep 2020, 04:05
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By John Eacott

Quite incorrect; no helicopter pilot is allowed...

Quite incorrect; no helicopter pilot is allowed on any Australian fire operation without ag/low level endorsement and minimum hours on type and on fireops.

There is no such thing as a firefighting...
20th Sep 2020, 04:00
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By John Eacott

Iíve had about 20 years of fire ops in east coast...

Iíve had about 20 years of fire ops in east coast states, starting back in the late 80s when we learned On The Job, so thereís a little bit of experience to refer to.

We all have to start...
19th Sep 2020, 09:00
Replies: 57
Views: 7,096
Posted By John Eacott

After breaking a femur and a small (!) operation...

After breaking a femur and a small (!) operation to insert a pin, seven weeks later I went back to the North Sea flying 212s based on the Treasure Finder in the Brent Field. Fairly intensive flying,...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2020, 08:55
Replies: 20
Views: 4,171
Posted By John Eacott

Blimey! Well found, Modtro thanks. ...

Blimey! Well found, Modtro thanks.


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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2020, 05:50
Replies: 20
Views: 4,171
Posted By John Eacott

Squirrel vs Bambi, La Reunion.

This has popped up on YouTube, undated, so guessing it was recent and guessing it was a Bambi too? There must be some info out there, but does anyone else get the desire to clip the 'cameraman'...
16th Sep 2020, 00:22
Replies: 96
Views: 9,985
Posted By John Eacott

Those familiar with TeeEm and P/O Prune may...

Those familiar with TeeEm and P/O Prune may recall a series of cartoons, these may whet your appetite :cool:
...
13th Sep 2020, 12:10
Replies: 96
Views: 9,985
Posted By John Eacott

I, too, have all my payslips from 1967 to 1975...

I, too, have all my payslips from 1967 to 1975 but no service number on any of them. Even my final ID Card has only a card number, nothing to do with a Service Number. There was much conjecture that...
13th Sep 2020, 11:59
Replies: 66
Views: 7,040
Posted By John Eacott

Goodness, that induced me to check my original...

Goodness, that induced me to check my original logbook: Aircoupe G-AROP on 19th September 1965 from Stapleford Tawney, on an RAF Flying Scholarship.

55 years, where have they gone?

...
11th Sep 2020, 08:34
Replies: 96
Views: 9,985
Posted By John Eacott

Royal Navy officers in the 60s and 70s (&...

Royal Navy officers in the 60s and 70s (& probably earlier) didn’t have ‘service numbers’. We were advised they would only be issued in times of war.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 10:52
Replies: 187
Views: 9,821
Posted By John Eacott

Thirty something years ago, pre-PC & wokeness, we...

Thirty something years ago, pre-PC & wokeness, we were actually allowed to laugh about this sort of thing :rolleyes:

https://youtu.be/4MPRKpZH6hs
25th Aug 2020, 21:48
Replies: 62
Views: 14,885
Posted By John Eacott

Indeed, many was the lunchtime beer before PM...

Indeed, many was the lunchtime beer before PM sorties in the late 60s/early 70s; not by me, of course.

I recall a few trips where someone wasn’t feeling the sharpest after a night on the tiles,...
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