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Old 6th Nov 2004, 11:18
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Ah ..... I didn't know that.

Looks like my French title line was on the wrong track after all.

Isn't Rotorheads great? Learn something new every day.
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Old 6th Nov 2004, 14:55
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Hi All

Just picked up on this thread

Yep - flew XW895 on a few occasions in 1979- including May 2 with "donny O", June 14 with DH and also solo, passed my IHT in her, took part in AirDay Balbo in her with DH again, and lastly strapped into her for my Captaincy Check with "Barry B" July 31 st.

Seem to recall we had to collect "4 Star General" from HMS Raleigh Helipad, then find a tactical landing site near Bodmin, then "expanding square" search over Lizard before hurtling around Zennor needing to twitch the collective a tad to clear the dry stone walls ! Awesome.

MD600 ?

I now live just down the road from Tadcaster - what I wouldn't give to have another "go" in this fabulous machine.
I do however promise to fly her in a more sedate manner !!

Here's hopefully !

FS

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Old 6th Nov 2004, 17:59
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Wondering about international things. How come all English (and now French or Spanish) calendars start with Sunday? In Sweden our calendars weeks starts with monday.

Is there a good reason for this except long tradition?

Cheers!
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Old 7th Nov 2004, 17:12
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Tradition is mostly the reason, but there is some data to consider. The bible declares the sabbath to be the last day of the week. From other sources, it appears that at the time of Christ the sabbath corresponds with our Saturday. The Russian word for Tuesday (вторник) means second, indicating a history of starting the week with Monday. Other languages follow this as well.

To set things straight, ISO created the standard, ISO-8601, that among other things, set the first day of the week to be Monday.
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Old 7th Nov 2004, 20:09
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Now I know why I am a helicopter pilot and not an astronaut!

Damn! I knew there was something wrong with that calendar, it comes from doing it at 0300 after a days work, sorry.

Domingo
Lunes
Martes
Miercoles
Jueves
Viernes
Sabado
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Old 8th Nov 2004, 19:00
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Grrr

Second That!!!
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Old 1st Dec 2004, 09:02
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Arrow December Calendar is here!

The Winner of our December Calendar Competition is 407 Driver one of our regular Canadian contributors who provided this stunning shot.

Many thanks to BlenderPilot in Mexico for creating the calendar, and to John Eacott in Australia for hosting it.


Click the link to download and then save as your desktop background.


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Old 1st Dec 2004, 14:46
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OUTSTANDING...

I'm having a hard time deciding if May, July, or December is the best one of the year. Well done!
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Old 1st Dec 2004, 19:52
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Awesome picture!
Congratulations 407 Driver.

Photograph by a Canadian, chosen by a Brit, calendar produced by a Mexican and hosted by an Australian, what an amazing international forum Rotorheads is!

A big THANK YOU to Heliport and Blenderpilot for giving us wonderful calendars every month.
Please keep doing it. I look for forward to the new one every month.

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Old 1st Dec 2004, 23:26
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Calendar

Heart warming International cooperation example.
Indeed a great job.

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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 01:23
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Thumbs up Here is looking at you kid.

How many faces can you see in the rock formations. I counted at least six.

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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 01:52
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Couldn't see faces, but isn't that the sasquatch with a case of kokanee on the right?
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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 02:28
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The picture was taken on June 24, 2003 at Abbott Pass elev 9,500'. The Pass is just a few miles west of Lake Louise Alberta, and is on the Rockies Continental Divide. The surrounding peaks are around 11,000'.

We fly in to the pass several times a year to service an old stone mountian climbers Hut built around the turn of the century.

Another less dramatic picture of the pass...


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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 16:45
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Well done

407 Driver

Well done on winning the December Calender Competition. It has been a pleasure to see your photographic input on the forum, and also an honour to have met you too.

I look forward to seeing more of your quality photographs in the forthcoming year. Safe Flying.

A truly international effort and i am kinda proud to be a part of a pretty decent forum on PPRuNe.

Regards

MD
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Old 3rd Dec 2004, 12:13
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Thumbs up

Fantastic job chaps, allways look forward to the callender, keep it up !!!
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Old 1st Jan 2005, 09:14
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Question January Calendar

Any sign of a calendar for January
looking forward to another excellent picture from somwhere nice
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Old 1st Jan 2005, 23:59
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BlenderPilot is very busy at the moment but it will be here soon.
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Old 2nd Jan 2005, 21:45
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Cool ereitis

Blender has sent the calendar to me to host, it is at this link.

A fairly large image, but worth the download. Wish we had snow like that down here

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Old 2nd Jan 2005, 22:15
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Thought we'd use another of our stunning snow scenes for January.

Thanks to Squirrel in Canada for the picture, to BlenderPilot in Mexico for creating the calendar and to John Eacott in Australia for hosting.

It's quite a big file so you may want to right-click on the link and Save target as ..... - especially if you're on a dial-up connection.

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Old 3rd Jan 2005, 02:30
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Many thanks to all involved in the release of this. As usual a brilliant shot that makes us all want to be there...
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