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Old 20th Jun 2003, 15:47   #61 (permalink)
 
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An old shot from the cockpit of a Sea King on the deck of RFA Tidepool. I had forgotten how close the clearances were; to think the blades are out there somewhere, day & night




We (826NAS) operated from Albion for a while, to help remove Brit expats from Bangladesh when they had a squabble with India. Trogging across the Indian Ocean we painted Union Flags all around, to avoid being mistaken for Vikrant or other similar vessels. Midshipmen "surplus to requirements" were taken by Wessex V to Arethusa, here...

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Old 21st Jun 2003, 08:19   #62 (permalink)
 
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Yosemite National Park

A few shots my Flight Nurse took while we were inbound to the Ahwahnee Meadow LZ to pick up a patient that had fallen while climbing.
Our BK is down for Maintenance so we're in our backup B3.

Dropping into the valley



Bridal Veil Falls



Holding over El capitan Meadow, @ or below 500' due to the Peregrin Falcons roosting above.



Ahwahnee Meadows LZ



California Highway Patrol did the hoist/rescue with Yosemite SAR
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Old 22nd Jun 2003, 01:52   #63 (permalink)
 
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Fantastic shots RotorCaptain,
Bridal Veil Falls just look magnificent....very envious!
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Old 22nd Jun 2003, 02:23   #64 (permalink)
 
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Here are a few at random:

S-92 in Alaska, USCG pilot at the controls:


My AH-1G Cobra on the ramp at Chu Lai, Vietnam 1970:


Flying Comanche Prototype #1 over Florida, 1998:
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Old 22nd Jun 2003, 18:44   #65 (permalink)
 
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this is my latest girlfriend ive put her in the harem with the md 600 and the hiller 12c
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Old 23rd Jun 2003, 15:08   #66 (permalink)
 
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More superb pictures.
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Old 2nd Jul 2003, 17:00   #67 (permalink)
 
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Norwegian pilot winched to safety

A pilot and his young son were winched to safety after their seaplane somersaulted and crashed on take-off. The aircraft wound up floating on its back after hitting a rock on Lessjavri Lake in the north of Norway.



Pilot Julius Eriksen and his six-year-old son escaped and clung to one of the plane’s floats.
Watchers on the shore raised the alarm and a Royal Norwegian Air Force rescue helicopter raced to the scene from the nearby Banak air base.



A winchman was lowered and the lucky pair were hauled aboard unhurt. The plane sank shortly after their escape.
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Old 2nd Jul 2003, 17:33   #68 (permalink)
 
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Amazing pictures

Keep them coming.
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Old 6th Jul 2003, 18:25   #69 (permalink)
 
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Lots of superb pics.

Never thought of going to Mexico for a holiday but,
after seeing Blender's pics ....... Hmmm, worth a thought.



Keep the pics coming guys.
We're building a great collection here.
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For those of you who think that West africa is all just jungle and mangrove swamps, here are a few shots of our 365N3 (which I think is the first in Africa) which is operating in Cameroun in support of moperations on the Tchad-Cameroun pipeline project. Most of our flying in Cameroun is in the mountains, which are really beautiful.

At Limbe, on the coast at the foot of Mount Cameroun:


The landing site is at 9500 feet, but the N3 is a very good hot/high machine. The temperature was around 12 centigrade on the day.


The summit was making one of its rare appearances. At 13435 feet, it's West Africa's highest:
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Old 8th Jul 2003, 07:54   #71 (permalink)
 
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Rotorheads regulars .....


Flying Lawyer (Tudor Owen) and Nick Lappos at Sikorsky




And in the great man's office,
preserved as it was on his last day.





No, not Nick - the other great man!
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Old 9th Jul 2003, 03:27   #72 (permalink)
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I thought the 4077th flew the 47 D.
Great looking aircraft .
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Lovely shots Soggyb! Also wouldn't mind knowing what are min. experience requirements for F/O's on Schreiner 365's etc. in Africa? I need hours from somewhere!!!!!
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IHL: Yep, thats true. Still seems to be a popular paint scheme for 47's in general though.
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Old 11th Jul 2003, 08:03   #75 (permalink)
 
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Here is pilot JK.Bjornson coming in for refueling. Thougt this picture were nice because of the powerline there about meter above his rotordisc.


and here he landed.

I'll try to find another picture of him doing some stunt.

Fly safe!!!
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Old 12th Jul 2003, 15:14   #76 (permalink)
 
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Six Scouts, a Wasp and a Gazelle at Lake Vyrnwy, North Wales for two days of intensive mountain flying guidance from ex-army men who used to fly them when they were but boys.

A fabulous couple of days away from the daily grind for all who participated.

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Old 14th Jul 2003, 05:20   #77 (permalink)
 
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What is the meaning of the number 2 on your tailnumber (XC-SCT)? Is that a heli of the secretaria de comunicaciones y transportes? Not to long ago, I ferried on of their King Airs from MEX to MFE (also XC registered) ...
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Old 14th Jul 2003, 05:36   #78 (permalink)
 
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MD 600 - XX382 - I'm sure I've bounced that one around Ternhill a few times doing EOLs with student QHIs. I hate you for owning your own Gazelle (lucky bast**d) almost as much as I hate Rotor Captain for getting to fly around Yosemite!!!
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Old 14th Jul 2003, 10:27   #79 (permalink)
 
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Just a normal day at the office!!

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Old 14th Jul 2003, 11:53   #80 (permalink)
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Yes SCT means Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes and the #2 means the main SCT is the Falcon Jet they also have, along with about 25 other aircraft, SCT does the same thing the DOT in the U.S.

We mostly fly around the country scouting for good places for new roads, airports, bridges and such, but when the hurricanes strike we usually spend about a month doing disaster relief carrying sick, food, water, medicine, looking for improvised runways for the IAI Aravas to take over. It never fails and we have usually been out every year since 1996.

You say you got a ride in one of the KingAirs, I love going around in the red Cessna Citations the ones that do the verification of navaids and procedures, those flights are soo much fun, in one day they will fly to 5 different airports do the app a couple of times and do the most awsome manuvers I have seen a private jet do, (except the acrobatic lear 23 I saw in Acapulco a few months ago, an american fellow who does amazing things!) If you ever get a chance hop into one of their flights!
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