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    Aha. I stand corrected. But no less correct. And...

    Aha. I stand corrected. But no less correct. And I'd bet the photos would love ex hots lapper.
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    Apologies, heligun beat me to it. Failed to read...

    Apologies, heligun beat me to it.
    Failed to read all responses. Ain't been here in a while.

    But in fairness Dev, thought you might have been better informed.
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    1. It has been done. 2. It has been done. ...

    1. It has been done.

    2. It has been done.

    3. It was ready and DoD said no. No 3 were prepared for EX HOTBIRD for at least 2 consecutive years with full plans and logistics support and the...
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    Posting this shite degrades the entire site. What...

    Posting this shite degrades the entire site. What this resembles is the comments section of the Journal.

    The general quality of discussion here has dropped off the charts. I wonder is it because...
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    Yeah, the poor bugger isn't let out without the...

    Yeah, the poor bugger isn't let out without the helmet in case he scares the locals on the islands. Which says a lot. The vests are Dutch I believe. Or same as the Dutch ones. Don't know. Couldn't...
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    Cos the Lowe was made from polyester and nylon...

    Cos the Lowe was made from polyester and nylon and was not approved for flight equipment by anyone and the new vest is. Simples.
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    New crewman face masks

    Check out the latest addition to the Alpha crew helmets. Badass!

    http://instagram.com/p/y8C_AnIlrs/

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    So what happened to A211?

    Well, she was last seen for sale in France looking a little unloved and somewhat the worse for wear having spent much of her life outdoors after leaving the hangars in Baldonnel.

    Here she is now....
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    Gusting 51 could put the heli out of limits for...

    Gusting 51 could put the heli out of limits for startup and shutdown. That windspeed could also stop a fixed wing taking off out of the Don if the direction is such that it exceeds the crosswind...
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    Why does it need different tanks to the ones it...

    Why does it need different tanks to the ones it has? They already operate to ships in the civvy world without a harpoon and I believe the pitch and roll limits are better than the 365. But sadly it...
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    Who says you can't do static drops from a heli?

    Who says you can't do static drops from a heli?
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    50 Years of helicopter operations

    Today marks 50 years since the first delivery of the first Alouette 3 helicopters to Baldonnel. Having been involved in 14 years of the operations there, I would like to congratulate all of those who...
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    Oh apod. That story is a saga all in its own...

    Oh apod. That story is a saga all in its own right. The aircrew jerkin variant of the standard vest and was designed to be worn over CBA designed for cavalry crews. Unfortunately it was deemed...
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    Yeah. The guys usually piggy back on the PC9...

    Yeah. The guys usually piggy back on the PC9 sessions. It's administratively and logistically easier. They can also assist with range clearance and SAR at a pinch. Having said that, any floating...
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    Yeah. There are stops on all 4 arcs, up, down,...

    Yeah. There are stops on all 4 arcs, up, down, left and right. The most restrictive in terms of gunnery is the upper stop. I can't remember the exact angle, but it was a little less than 90 degrees...
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    Sorry for the misplaced quote. Phones. What...

    Sorry for the misplaced quote. Phones.

    What about the loss of instructors? Many of the potential retirees are the only guys who can train their line replacements and once gone it takes serious...
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    Hey, we're all good again.... sometimes external...

    Hey, we're all good again.... sometimes external pressures get to all of us. I suppose I was a bit hasty to state that there are no commercial pressures, but the 'can do' attitude that existed a good...
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    I have absolutely nothing to do with the IAC now,...

    I have absolutely nothing to do with the IAC now, no involvement with their training or operations and I know nothing of their current state of play. Everything I comment on is from previous...
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    Bear in mind, those criteria that you refer to...

    Bear in mind, those criteria that you refer to are for an IFR operation. No VFR operation under any civil AOC requires pilots to have an IR unless they operate in airspace that requires it. The HEMS...
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    Tadpole, you are selectively, and as a result,...

    Tadpole, you are selectively, and as a result, misquoting me. I did not suggest that the AC were guilty of eroding flight safety due to operational exigencies. I was suggesting that external military...
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    No, I agree, EASA legislation is, after all,...

    No, I agree, EASA legislation is, after all, legislation. In any court of law, the terms of reference will be made to EASA as the legislating power and any derivation or exemption from them will have...
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    *Ahem..... sorry to drag the thread BACK on...

    *Ahem..... sorry to drag the thread BACK on course like a wayward horse minus rider
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    Even without Tetra, most modern helicopters have...

    Even without Tetra, most modern helicopters have the ability to have a Sim card fitted in the comms suite, turning them into the most expensive mobile phones in existence. They can also support...
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    The pilot did hold a current IR in a higher...

    The pilot did hold a current IR in a higher performance aircraft. It's not like he was not instrument trained and was sent out into the wild grey yonder. SPIFR requirements actually preclude many Air...
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    Aha...working now. Must take time to circulate...

    Aha...working now. Must take time to circulate the globe through all the NSA filters before it finally makes its way to us norms. You must be on some watch lists meat!
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