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Old Apr 1st 2009, 3:55 pm
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apparently 10 dead 6 missing.


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Saw that on news. 6 missing means, by the minute, their chances get less. I feel for the families.
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There was about a month ago...it's going to cause more anguish amongst all oil production personnel who travel this way, which is most of them, as well as their families and friends

I know that 'knot in the stomach feeling' well when I visited 188 platforms off the coast of Saudi Arabia using helicopters for about 40 of them...the rest I visited by tender vessel.
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There was about a month ago...it's going to cause more anguish amongst all oil production personnel who travel this way, which is most of them, as well as their families and friends

I know that 'knot in the stomach feeling' well when I visited 188 platforms off the coast of Saudi Arabia using helicopters for about 40 of them...the rest I visited by tender vessel.
i know that feeling well also..having worked offshore in the north sea,

i hate the helo trip out/back to beach.

poor buggers
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i know that feeling well also..having worked offshore in the north sea,

i hate the helo trip out/back to beach.

poor buggers
I used to make the crewlists for the helicopters to go out to the North Sea platforms from Den Helder airport ages ago, and have been out a few times myself as well, thankfully there was never an accident during the time I did that job...but whenever I read about these things I can imagine all to well what it must be like...
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I used to make the crewlists for the helicopters to go out to the North Sea platforms from Den Helder airport ages ago, and have been out a few times myself as well, thankfully there was never an accident during the time I did that job...but whenever I read about these things I can imagine all to well what it must be like...
yea agree, i imagine when the guys get the 'brace brace brace' or 'standby for ditching'

terifying.

ps ive been to den helder many a times..loads of dodgy strip clubs there near the navy base
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What makes a heli ride out to a rig scarier than normal?
Helicopters are great fun.
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I used to make the crewlists for the helicopters to go out to the North Sea platforms from Den Helder airport ages ago, and have been out a few times myself as well, thankfully there was never an accident during the time I did that job...but whenever I read about these things I can imagine all to well what it must be like...
You used to hold down a regular job, MH???? You never cease to surprise me.......

I designed an underwater helicopter escape trainer once for the MOD - wierd, they train their guys to try and get out of an upside down replica of the cockpit.... Didn't look like much fun.....
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yea agree, i imagine when the guys get the 'brace brace brace' or 'standby for ditching'

terifying.

ps ive been to den helder many a times..loads of dodgy strip clubs there near the navy base

Oh. Is that where MH was working??????
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You used to hold down a regular job, MH???? You never cease to surprise me.......
yeah...I worked for oilcompanies for years, surrounded by rough guys...what more can a girl like me want...and it gave me a good knowledge of English...
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Helicopters are great fun.
Colin McRae and his son thought so, as did that Chelsea owner...

travelling on a helicopter in the north sea is not fun Jeeper, trust me.

heavy rain, heavy winds, getting buffeted really badly by crosswinds when attempting to land on a helo pad.

its not a nice experience
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yeah...I worked for oilcompanies for years, surrounded by rough guys...what more can a girl like me want...and it gave me a good knowledge of English...
Ah yes, you show great experience of the english tongue, my dear....
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You used to hold down a regular job, MH???? You never cease to surprise me.......

I designed an underwater helicopter escape trainer once for the MOD - wierd, they train their guys to try and get out of an upside down replica of the cockpit.... Didn't look like much fun.....
been on one of these at the dunker training at RNAS yeovilton.

getting out with the lights off, when the thing has spun around 5-6 times is a wierd experience. and that is when you know their is an air pocket at the top and safety divers around. for real, it doesnt bear thinking.
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Ah yes, you show great experience of the english tongue, my dear....
that as well...
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Colin McRae and his son thought so, as did that Chelsea owner...

travelling on a helicopter in the north sea is not fun Jeeper, trust me.

heavy rain, heavy winds, getting buffeted really badly by crosswinds when attempting to land on a helo pad.

its not a nice experience
so the weather then.
Surely that's not such a big issue from saudi?
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