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Old 13th Jan 2014, 11:15
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The montage pic looks like a 204 nearest to camera?
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Durban Ops

I started that op in 1971 I think it was with an Alouette318c Astazou,the 316B from the Cape Town operation having crashed in Wellington on the way to De Aar due to a tail rotor piano wire failure.
The aircraft that crashed off Durban was a Whirlwind with Grant and Jonny Cler as crew as far as I remember. It sucked a gopher into the intake while hovering over the ship.
Brian Mangen and I started the Durban ship servicing.
Poor old Lappies died a few years ago. Dropped dead on an exercise run I seem to remember
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Old 13th Jan 2014, 11:58
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Is it not Bell 212 G-BIXV?
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Old 13th Jan 2014, 12:31
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I think Griffo is referring to the aircraft on the right outside the Trinidad hangar which does indeed look like a 204.
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Nope.....tis a 205......a 204 only had a single window in the door....and not the small window in the short door. The camera lens must be distorting the image a bit to "shorten" the aircraft. It also has a round nose (no radome). Compare it to the 212 behind it.


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Old 13th Jan 2014, 13:20
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Was the 205 available in different sizes then? This one looks smaller than some of the othersv(204 size). I've no idea, they were before my time.
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Tail,

The progression was 204, 205, 212,214, 412.

The 204 had a single window in the cabin door.....due to the much smaller cabin size and layout.

The others have two windows in the cabin door and a window in a Short Door.
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Old 13th Jan 2014, 13:59
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Trinidad

I was at Galeota for the first 3 months of 1975, with the late Dick Davisson and Ernie, 9Y-TEI is definitely a 205, the image is distorted by the photo montage join. Graham Conway was with the two 204's awaiting John Snow. I well remember the drive to Port 0f Spain with Nobby Clarke every few days drinking beer and throwing out the empty bottles.

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Old 13th Jan 2014, 16:04
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G-AYNP - Alistair Macleans Hostage Tower

Any guys flew and supported G-AYNP on the production set of this movie and got autographs from the lovely Maud Adams and Bitt Ekland?







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Old 13th Jan 2014, 16:40
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B204 recognition.

Apart from The single[big] sliding door window,the 204 had the TR on the LH.
Most[iirc] 205's had the TR on the RH[as per pic].
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Old 13th Jan 2014, 18:48
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204

I didn't realise it was several pics mashed up
I have flown the 205 but couldn't work out the windows...
Thanks Sas, at least I never got shot at in one
Back to my rock and the 139.....
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Old 13th Jan 2014, 20:14
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BTC.....if you flew later model aircraft they did.
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204

Also a flat bulkhead at the face of the main pylon. Very clear when you look at the mast.
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I cannot believe you call yourselves helicopter pilots and don't know the difference between a Bell 204 a205 and a 212
Try reading up or ask SASless!!!
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Old 18th Jan 2014, 15:54
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Just to clear up any confusion!







.......and this is a.............?








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Old 18th Jan 2014, 17:01
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Thumbs up

S76B205
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Old 18th Jan 2014, 18:00
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Why didn't somebody make that? It would have taken over the world.
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Old 18th Jan 2014, 20:58
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They are. Bell is already marketing it.

Isn't it going to be called the 525 Relentless?
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Terminus mos....you beat me to it! A stretched 414ST.
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If you cannot recognize a Bell 204/205/212 or an S-76 Stretch......well....it does make one wonder where you got your training!
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