By now, you will all know that another Super Puma, this one operated by CHC, has ditched just west of Sumburgh near the Shetland Islands. This tragic accident claimed 4 lives of the 18 souls on board the aircraft. I’m sure everyone will join me in extending best wishes and condolences to the family and friends of those that perished.
This accident is tragic enough but the fact that the flight was apparently just 2 miles short of its destination makes the tragedy somewhat crueller, added to this is the consideration that the impact was probably not the cause of the terrible loss of life, but some other factor which I believe to be related to difficulties experienced in exiting the wreckage. It’s a horrific thought to contemplate that the passengers survived the crash but died trying to free themselves. Read More→
After a prolonged absence, for no other reason than I’ve been busy and because some weird stuff happened to the site (thanks to Guy and Dave at returnondigital for getting it back on line) i’ve returned and hope to return to my frequent blogging.
My aviating has remained consistent throughout my absence and I’m racking up hours each week as usual. I’ve recently returned from Las Vegas, where temperatures reached 48f, forcing me to take out a 44 on a trip around the place at 07:30 to remain within temperature limits. Read More→
Ever since my machine returned from its expensive 300hr maintenance last year I’ve kept it hangared at Barton. Unfortunately, the hangar I was in, is the former fixed wing maintenance hangar, which was at the time vacant. I’d been told that I could use it on a week by week basis, but that Barton were actively seeking a new maintenance company to re-occupy it, and provide engineering services to the fixed wing aircraft. Recently, and regrettably I was notified that a new maintainer had been found and that they would be looking to occupy the hangar. I was being evicted ! Read More→