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by bolkow
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 53978

I think the EI-BDI shot in Middle Abbey Street might have been flown by a Donegal man still living in Cork. Could be wrong on that but great shots. I first saw that same picture in Rotor&Wing magazine years ago, cant remember if it was Fergus O Connor or Gay Lyons? I do recall it was lifting an...
by bolkow
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 53978

Hugo, no problem. Hopefully Pontious de Pilot will post a few more photos soon. At the risk of hijacking this thread, if any can help with this; m it would be greatly appreciated. I have come across a couple of photos since I first posted this appeal but any additional photos of any of the IHL flee...
by bolkow
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 53978

Those pics above were interesting, but I thought that Bell 212 shed a main rotor blade in Nigeria which resulted in the crash. I saw it not too long before it departed and they had just changed the main blades as it had completed 100000 hours. I know that bolkow BDI ditched off donegal after an erro...
by bolkow
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Private Helicopter Owners.
Replies: 1
Views: 2386

I fly a graupner bolkow, venture 30 and raptors 30v2 and 50se. Total cost per year? About 7 gallons of nitro at £18 a gallon. Fixed costs are my shed, which is a workstation, fully insulated, with a thermostat heater, have'nt a clue what the heating cost is as my son probably uses more with the celi...
by bolkow
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 53978

Re: Irish Lights EC135.

As far as I know the heli is due to arrive next month. As soon as it does I hope to visit Westpoint to get some photos. Bolkow, I'll send them on to you when I get them, hopefully sometime before Christmas. I heard somewhere as well that EI-BLD is going to be retained as a back-up machine for the E...
by bolkow
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 53978

New EC135

Thansk 500fan, I will look forward to yuor photos, and those others of bam/bfh and bdi were great. oaksie was certainly flying back then so I guess it was him or Fo'C perhaps?
by bolkow
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 53978

Irish Lights new EC135

As has been mentioned elsewhere, both the bolkows will be retired at the end of the year or November to be replaced by an ec135 to service the lighthouses. Has anybody any idea if this will be a new build machine or sourced from somewhere else. And does anybody have any idea what its colour scheme i...
by bolkow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: From zero to pilot...
Replies: 18
Views: 9701

MuddyRunaways wrote:Don't do a trial lesson, whatever you do.

I did one yesterday and the damn things are addictive.

Can anyone loan me a ski mask and a sawn-off shotgun?
I would but the police are still checking the DNA on mine.
by bolkow
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Celtic Helicopters
Replies: 13
Views: 6211

Celtic have always posted modest profits, maybe I am too cynical but for soem reason I always assumed it was creative accounting?
by bolkow
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Ya'll be careful with Flight Sim X!!
Replies: 30
Views: 12313

I just bought a new Box only from pc world, ?1300 worth, latest dual core thing ys etc but when I read about other folks experiences runnign simx I have held off from buying it. The shots look great of that bell 407, but then they always do, unless I can run it in all weathers I'd end up getting fru...
by bolkow
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: the new aircorps heli
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

Why are the dauphins being retired? I had heard there is problems supporting the compouters etc because they were almost one off types, and some issues around loads they can or cannot carry, but those machines are not nearly as elderly as the A3's.
by bolkow
Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airfields with AVGAS open Christmas to New Year
Replies: 8
Views: 3173

Ireland

I was fleeced at Galway with the esteemed owner of this site. Despite two articles in "Flying in Ireland" promises of refunds and emails from myself (all unanswered) not a Euro has been seen. My plans look like being scuppered by the forecast of fog and very low cloud on Friday - could be...
by bolkow
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish helicopters Bolkow crash in rosslare??
Replies: 0
Views: 1689

Irish helicopters Bolkow crash in rosslare??

I heard from my sister that one of Irish Helicopters two bolkows came down in Rosslare last week whilst servicing tuskar riock lighthouse. I dont know if it was EI-BLD or the Newer EI-LIT. So far all I have heard is that it came down on land, possibly the helipad in rosslare, allegedly caught by a h...
by bolkow
Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Pressure...
Replies: 7
Views: 3657

no comment, except to say I would never fly in marginal weather, nor admit to same to a probable caa inspector?
by bolkow
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: bell 407
Replies: 11
Views: 4803

no idea but

a eurocopter bo105 can be had hourly from irish helicopters for 1800 euro.