18th Apr 2012, 09:47
The report of an Italian registered Lama, I-EFLY, 'roading' up the M6 North brought tears to the eyes of one of our local engineers......he's an ex Dollar man & wonders if PDG have finally realised the error of their ways & returned to the ultimate lifting heli ? just kidding........
any info on this Lama greatly appreciated.
18th Apr 2012, 10:11
Assuming it's the same one I had a discussion with one of the Oban airport staff a couple of weeks ago (and it was a twenty-questions-guess-the-helicopter conversation while trying to arrange landing times... "it's like a Sioux and sounds like a girls name" he said....) its a Lama doing geophysical surveys around Oban, and has a large geophys boom system attached to it for the work, and was shipped in and assembled on site rather than being flown in.
Personally I though Sioux 'sounded' like a girls name and have never met a girl called Lama but am happy to be introduced.
18th Apr 2012, 11:12
I am reminded of the old limerick:
A lusty young goucho named Bruno
Said "Of sex, there's one thing I do know.
A woman is fine
A sheep is devine
But a Llama is numero uno!
Ok that's taken the conversation down a level or two. I'll get my hat and go.
18th Apr 2012, 14:18
And there I was believing it was the Aussies and Kiwis with an affection for the sheep! ;)
SA315B Lama I-EFLY at La Ferrere on 29th June 2005 (Photo: Pierre Gillard)
18th Apr 2012, 14:34
Brilliant ! I will pass it on to the engineer, hopefully tears of laughter this time....
18th Apr 2012, 15:57
I-EFL Lama is currently based in Greencastle Co.Tyrone Ireland. It is carrying out a ground survey in the Sperrin Mountains for Dalradian Gold.
See pic I took earlier today, 18th April 2012...
IEFLY_Lama | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77364370@<hidden>/6944636988/in/photostream)
19th Apr 2012, 11:10
The rumours relating to sheep are really appropriate for our eastern neighbors. Haven't you ever seen a Haka before a football match etc.? All their sheep are called Arte. Listen to the words from their own mouths... Kum Arte, Kum Arte.
OK I'll leave the hat this time.
Great capture TKH:ok:
For how long more will I-EFLY be operating in Tyrone for?