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Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:39 am
by Sooty25
With only around 10 chambers around the UK set up for medical treatment, it probably ins't top of Doctors treatment options.

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:48 am
by Sooty25
I think that if we are all just a little more aware of CO now, then this episode may just prevent a few more deaths in the future.

Carrying oxygen is probably impractical and probably pointless for most, whereas a detector and a plan in mind is probably sufficient. It has made me think about it and a detector will go in before next flight. Stay safe folks.

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:53 am
by G-JWTP
gasman wrote:Thread drift:

I transferred a ventilated CO poisoned patient to the police diving hyperbaric chamber at Preston police HQ for HBOT.
I left the power leads for the four syringe pumps keeping the patient stable/anaesthetised behind at base in error :oops:

Learning points :
1: electric kettle power leads fit syringe pumps
2: police HQs have plenty of kettles :lol:

The patient made a full recovery :thumleft:


Well Done!

You've got a slightly ironic name though!!

G-JWTP

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:56 am
by Flyin'Dutch'
Nom de plume for the gasmen and women.

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:35 am
by kanga
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:Nom de plume for the gasmen and women.


When showing visitors the Trident cockpit at JAM, and talking about the Flight Engineer role, I have sometimes used the analogy

"the pilots get the glamour, but the engineer may be more important. It's like the operating theatre: the surgeon thinks he's God and tells everyone; the anaesthetist knows she's God but does not talk about it"

:roll:

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:42 am
by Flyin'Dutch'
The difference between a surgeon and God?






God knows he is not a surgeon!

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:04 am
by eltonioni
Ahem. ;)

"Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man."

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:15 am
by Dave W
eltonioni wrote:"... He made into a woman..."


So, an engineer then. 8)

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:33 am
by defcribed
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:The difference between a surgeon and God?



The difference between Bono and God?




God doesn't strut around Dublin pretending he's Bono.

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:31 pm
by chrisbl
eltonioni wrote:Ahem. ;)

"Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man."


Exactly!

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:46 pm
by Flying_john
The spec for this gadget appears to need 220v AC? so not a practical thing unless has a batt that would last long enough.


They do 12volt and battery powered models. I wondered whether:
a) any use for high altitude flying instead of bottled oxygen
b) any use if CO in cabin is detected, while the pilot finds a nearby aerdrome to land at.

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:14 pm
by ChrisRowland
The syringe pump my late wife had ran off a PP9 battery, changed every couple of days.

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:23 pm
by IMCR
COPD

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:20 am
by Flyin'Dutch'
Even small oxygen bottles hold enough oxygen for several hours at typical flow rates.

Re: Aircraft missing off Alderney

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:33 pm
by Oldfart
kanga wrote:
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:Nom de plume for the gasmen and women.


When showing visitors the Trident cockpit at JAM, and talking about the Flight Engineer role, I have sometimes used the analogy

"the pilots get the glamour, but the engineer may be more important. It's like the operating theatre: the surgeon thinks he's God and tells everyone; the anaesthetist knows she's God but does not talk about it"

:roll:


kanga

I never had the pleasure of the “Ground Gripper” , the VC10 was more to my liking!
My ex Trident mates tell me there were no Flight Engineers in BEA , it was crewed by three pilots, one of whom sat at the System’s Panel.