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Helicopters impounded at WRC

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:59 pm
by oldvolvotincan
I heard from very very reliable sources that two bold boys/girls who were at the WRC over the weekend got there toys impounded anyone know why ?

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:36 am
by pensive
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 to the one in use by circuit traffic all in front of the inspectors watchful gaze and subsequent horror..........!!!

Then there was the white R44 that lifted out of B10 during Saturday's Tempo 2 stage in low cloud and went IMC at about 2-300ft but didn't learn the lesson and returned 10 mins later orbiting in cloud just south of the same site eventually breaking out VMC again at about 2-300ft before landing!!!
And the SVFR minima are.........

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:27 am
by Davy
oooo naughty, these private owners think they own the sky :lol:

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:45 am
by Jimbo
Why was it crazy? Better having 65 registered helis flying around than a free for all, flying and landing wherever they want?? :?:

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:18 am
by K Byrne
site selection is what needs to be questioned..... not a good idea using sites with overhead wires or a 9 degree slope on the ground!


Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:36 pm
by Jimbo
From what I understand no one was forced to land at these sites. If your the pilot in command of an aircraft and your not happy with a landing site......dont land there?

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:19 pm
by K Byrne
what are we paying ?1500 for then...

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:32 pm
by pensive
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.