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Old 16th Feb 2017, 17:00   #1 (permalink)
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Lost russian military heli

Helicopter pilot lands to ask for directions in Kazakhstan - BBC News
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 18:12   #2 (permalink)
 
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Why Russian?
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 18:21   #3 (permalink)
 
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Why Russian?
I'd say if he was russian and landed in Kazakstan to ask for directions..... he was a bit lost..
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Russian as in manufacture perhaps rather than operator.

Don't they have google maps over there?
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
 
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"The crewmember" surely ?
And, in light of the weather, looks like a good decision to land on a contrasting surface (the road) and wait for the blizzard to move through.
Anyone dispute that ?

No story, move on there nothing to see.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 21:30   #6 (permalink)
 
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So What!

Good plan. Big Deal!
How many times did we all read the village names on the road signs back when we were flying CH-34's in the German ADIZ!
Better safe than sorry.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 21:53   #7 (permalink)
 
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Sorry, just had to say it...

Seems to be a textbook IFR flight as my instructor used to call it... (I Follow Roads)!
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Reminds me of when I was a pax. in a pair of Wessex flying from Odium to Biggin Hill for the Battle of Britain Air show in 1964.

It was quite foggy and flying over the Hogs Back, the Wessex I was in went down to a roundabout to read the road signs to help in direction to BH.!!!

We made it ok, and for the record it was one of the best Air shows I have attended.

3 airworthy Mosquitos on the ground, from the filming of 633 Sqn.
All 3 V Bombers and the RAF Yellowjacks , to name just a few.

OPF
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 00:09   #9 (permalink)
 
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Last time, the ATC say :i will help you : "follow the highway and give me the first village name road exit sign you read ".

Me : OK : "ausgang"
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Fixed-wing, but ....

I was looking for a bush strip on a very hazy day in the middle of nowhere, Nigeria, pre-GPS, when I finally had to give up and go to Makurdi, the nearest place I knew how to find, hard to miss because it's sited right on the Benue River.

When I got there I found a Nigeria Air Force fighter pilot wearing a spiffy grey leather flight jacket, even though it was 30º in the shade. He told me to follow the road south and to look for a hill that "sticks out like a dog's balls" and then to hang a right to follow the road that led to the Benue Cement airstrip at Gboko.

By God that hill did stick out "like a dog's balls," too!
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 14:05   #11 (permalink)
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By God that hill did stick out "like a dog's balls," too!
Well we think that GPS navigation is the mutt's nuts these days, but you prove it was done by those nuts
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standard operating procedures in the Himalayas especially monsoon
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