Search found 43 matches

by pensive
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Magazine Back Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

Magazine Back Issues

Over the last 25 years or more I've accumulated a large collection of Air Forces Monthly, Air International, Combat Aircraft, Airliners, Airplane, Take-Off, Aircraft Illustrated, Flypast, Flyer, Pilot, Air Power International etc. etc. There are too many to list individually. About 4 full space save...
by pensive
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Aviation Policy Conference.
Replies: 8
Views: 5244

Re: IAA Aviation Policy Conference.

Not been on the forum for a long time but seeing the IAA thread caused me to remember a recent comment by a work colleague. The IAA have more rotary flight ops inspectors than the UK CAA. Now consider the number of AOC's rotary in Ireland vs UK, include the fact that several in the North Sea are mas...
by pensive
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics
Replies: 13
Views: 3474

Re: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics

I guess the G-Reg Hunter (Ex Mil so CAA Permit To Fly Aircraft) for the Bray airshow may be in doubt then....
by pensive
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Kinsale Gas Field
Replies: 10
Views: 6101

But why the winch?
CHC never had one on their 365, IHL before never had one on the old 212.
And if it was needed I would say NHV have more winching experience with the 365 than Bond have with the 135........
P
by pensive
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to the Isle of Man!!
Replies: 48
Views: 8584

Good thread this.
My suggestion would be to have a How To section to the forum so that we can continue to add relevant tips and experiences as we come across them via threads in a similar way to Pprune's How To Become A Heli Pilot sticky on the Rotorheads forum.
by pensive
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: New RTF
Replies: 12
Views: 3440

No diggin', merely an observation.
Anyways, best of luck, the busy season should kick off soon.
Are you based at Galway airport?
by pensive
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: New RTF
Replies: 12
Views: 3440

Are they using the N-reg 407 pictured on the website to do their advertised charters..........?? :!:
by pensive
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: C'mon, own up then........
Replies: 12
Views: 5981

C'mon, own up then........

Who the f*cking hell was this?
What an absolute retard. Licence, knife.....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vCuUIoxD2kg

Discussion here also: http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=303798
by pensive
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Helicopters impounded at WRC
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

Jimbo, you had to land at these sites and no others as per normal WRC HAMSS operations. This was the reason for the nominated sites existing.
Hence, if they were unsuitable the purpose of their selection for the aircraft concerned the whole effort was pointless.....
Just to clear it up.
:D
by pensive
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Helicopters impounded at WRC
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

Ooo dat den? Surely not some of the N-reg heli's that did a runner instead of popping into Enniskillen at lunch on Saturday as planned because they heard the IAA and CAA were there? Or the EI- reg 206 that flew through the overhead at less than 500ft and then proceeded to land on the opposite runway...
by pensive
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Where and what do you fly?
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Sikorsky 92 to oil platforms in the North Sea. A fine chariot.
by pensive
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish heli pilots abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

Thought he was still doing time on the children's hospital 76 in LA....
Maybe that's departedthe stable too??
by pensive
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish heli pilots abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

Also working the north sea, from Shetland. Flying to rigs every day now, have spent nearly 2 years on SAR up here too. Little stint in Africa before I got this job just to add some spice.... :twisted:

The chief pilot at Helinet in LA is a Wicklow man.
by pensive
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: New R44
Replies: 29
Views: 8769

Try 18 months wait on a new Eurocopter EC225!!!
That meant Shell bought Sikorsky 92's for the contract I'm starting on next week as they only take 6 months.
Worst bit is we had to attend Flight Safety in Palm Beach for 5 weeks as a result..... only place you can do the rating!!! :roll:
by pensive
Mon May 21, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Celtic Helicopters
Replies: 13
Views: 5497

Past the big 60 so no Public Transport single pilot, thats for sure. Have been told that several pirvate machines maintained there have departed for other JAR-145 bases. I await correction if wrong. Are they running something for the WRC in November? This does slightly concern me as the Punchestown ...