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Old 16th Apr 2003, 08:14   #21 (permalink)
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Thumbs up UNITED NATIONS Mi-26 in Sierra Leone

A fantastic helicopter ... 20 tons or 100 fully kitted troops at 135 kts. That is the Mi-26. Inside it even has it's own crane !

Here are a few I have taken in SL over the years.







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Old 17th Apr 2003, 04:48   #22 (permalink)
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SeaKing lifting Gazelle



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Old 21st Apr 2003, 02:12   #23 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Chinook, Rooivalk and Mi-8

Ok guys I know you guys are used to this beauty but I got a massive hard - on when I eventually heard and saw a Chinook. 10 Sept 2000 at Cockerill Military Base.
You might remember Ops Barras where rebels (West Side Boys) took 11 British (Irish) Soldiers captive when they went off the "normal route".





South Africa's pride ; The Rooivalk. Close sources told me if it was not for American pressure - the British would have taken the Rooivalk. This is from a Pilot's viewpoint .. and this is a rumour network



Bokkie is a very old Mi-8 that is argably THE helicopter that won the war against rebels in Sierra Leone. She was THE helicopter / Gunship / Transporter that did it all before the Mi-24's. The Name BOKKIE (antelope) was given to her by a very good friend Chris Louw who died of cancer a few years ago. Even after 5 years in the African sun, stripped and faded - the red words still stands out - have a look when you visit Lungi International next time ... oh and a salute to her will be in order
PS: Left rear is defunct "Diamond Airlines" Mi-8

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Old 22nd Apr 2003, 12:04   #24 (permalink)
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Someone left the water running

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Old 22nd Apr 2003, 14:29   #25 (permalink)
 
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........ Oook and item 15 on the checklist is drain the fuel... what the??! I've never seen so much water in a sample!....

nice pic
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Old 22nd Apr 2003, 17:58   #26 (permalink)
 
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I saw some good footage of your machine on Aussie T.V. back in August 2000. Did you ever get to see it?
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www.abc.net.au/foreign/stories

should be dated 29/8/2000
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Old 30th Apr 2003, 13:23   #27 (permalink)
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I'm unrelated to this one picture but I think its pretty cool so here, you can even see the dart in the midair!

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Old 7th May 2003, 16:24   #28 (permalink)
 
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Some wonderful pics.
Keep 'em coming guys.

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Old 7th May 2003, 17:02   #29 (permalink)
 
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Not recent, and I wasn't actually there working on Helicopters - I was trying to arrange a satellite launch that never happened. But, this was taken roundabout the end of the cold war somewhere rather East of Moscow.

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Old 7th May 2003, 19:22   #30 (permalink)
 
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Victoria Falls, Zambia-Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, with the statue of Dr. David Livingstone in the foreground on the Zimbabwe side
On the other side is Zambia with the 5 Star Royal Livingstone Hotel
The bridge can just be seen on the right.



Dauphin landing at Bukit Lanjan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Old 8th May 2003, 05:21   #31 (permalink)
 
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Not one of ours...



(I'm afraid that my slide scanner can't really cope with quite so many shades of off-white so doesn't do the picture justice).

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Is that the Tupolov equivalent of the Virgin Concorde???

Scrapped since the Paris air show 1988???
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Old 8th May 2003, 20:53   #33 (permalink)
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NASA is or was leasing a Concordski (TU-144) and using it for research.
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Old 9th May 2003, 06:10   #34 (permalink)
 
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Agusta-Bell 212 ASW before taking off for a rendezvous with frigate - Venezuelan Navy
Puerto Cabello - Venezuela

Nice kit - limited on power in hot humid days though.
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Thumbs up Rotorheads Around the World

Wonderful collection building up.
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Old 20th May 2003, 14:36   #36 (permalink)
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This guy parked in the wrooong place!

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Perhaps they should have parking restriction signs pointing skywards, too!!


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MD902 Explorer has replaced the AS365 Dauphin at London Air Ambulance.
The Dauphin flew over 5,000 hours and some 37,500 take offs and landings. It will spend a sunny retirement in the Caribbean as VIP and tourist transport.

The £4.2 million twin engined Explorer will be based at The Royal London Hospital's rooftop helipad. Sponsored by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin HEMS will be used to transport and treat severely injured patients on around 1,000 missions a year.
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Old 8th Jun 2003, 20:21   #39 (permalink)
 
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katherine gorge, northern territory, australia

At the 10th gorge camp



Smitt Rock, dropping off outboard



Jeda's Leap (crock spotting)



Edith repeater



6th gorge (dropped off canoe)
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Thanks for the memories Vort!
Good to see FAU is still going strong.
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