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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 11:15   #21 (permalink)
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10,000'amsl - 1,800' long






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Old 10th Jul 2011, 14:06   #22 (permalink)
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Seri village, Nepal. Landed due bad weather with PAX, had a lovely village lunch & of

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Old 10th Jul 2011, 14:09   #23 (permalink)
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Village children at Seri guarding the machine whilst we are off to lunch

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Tinje village from the air. Farming only 6 months a year, the rest of the time its all snow skiing country
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Getting fresh air @ Kalikot 11,000 Nepal

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Tinje, 14,100 Nepal in an AS350B2 with some sweet lovely Nepali ladies who were very shy to get photo with me. This spot is well above the snow line in winter
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Flying B2 over Mugu district far North/central Nepal; taking a short cut whilst the weather is good, the lower passes here are 19,000
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Lake Rara in Nepal 10,400 @ 26oC amazing crystal clear, blue green colour, 5 miles long, 3 miles wide & 180meters deep just amazing to see. Note the weather all around, monsoon time.


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Very good pictures!
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and informative too, i never imagined spaces of country there not indated with snow and ice, thankyou for the journey, would be a great place to visit during the warmer months me thinks.
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Thanks topendtorque, we are in the summer monsoons now, so many of those pics will be deeply buried in fresh snow in another 2 month
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I fly a B2 at sea level to 6000' where it has lots of power.

How is the helicopter's performance in Nepal? It looks like everywhere you land is a prepared helipad - I am sure that helps.
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 05:40   #33 (permalink)
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We land the B to about 10-11,000'amsl DA wow 15,000. the B2 15-17,000 DA over 20,K & the B3 well up to 23,000'amsl rescue up to 24,500'amsl so far for 1 climber.
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VF : thank you for the great pics. Do you use oxygen above 15000' ?
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Decredenza about 50-60% of landing are at prepared Helipads which makes for easier/safer run-ons & running take-offs when required. But the rest are whatever works, anywhere, SWAT & dive in, some are one way in, same way out.

JB-319 legal requirement is to use O2 continuously from 12,000' but we are generally start using from about 10-11,000' up
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the ole' B is usually red line on Nr, not Ng or T4 huh forget torque, fuel pump limited above about 8-9,000 so only Nr droops
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VF : I assume you lower the pitch as soon as you can count blades...
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normal ops, keep in the green
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I am very jealous of the Nepal flying you are doing. What a great experience. Please keep the photos coming.
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19,000' for Rescue of Mugu area, Nepal, AS350B3+

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