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Old 9th Mar 2019, 18:29
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hobe Sound, Florida
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Several of the posts noted Wx but without specifics and I haven’t looked it up. If they were really going from Campbell to ATL, the alternate requirements may have preculded IFR. The UH-60 flies fine in clouds and ice, but without the wings and (2) 230 gallon aux tanks, IFR cross country is laborious. ( probably there’s a better word, but also probably one that isn’t polite ).

Too many unknowns here. Might have been one of those helicopter vs weather situations that changed enroute, and a little luck was needed, which wasn’t forthcoming. I know, I know-don’t ever get yourself in that position, but there is another side to the story, and that hasn’t surfaced yet.
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