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Old 22nd Jun 2008, 14:42
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Phil Kemp is right about FH...definitely looking a bit sad at the Helicopter Museum but has its engine and plenty of spares ,including a straight tail boom (to replace the one lost when it was roaded from Gt Yarmouth to Redhill...lorry ended up in a ditch.)

I know the museum is keen to restore but it needs reskinning and the manpower to carry out the work.Good project for Bristow engineers /DARA apprentices in their spare time .What spare time I hear you ask !!!
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Old 23rd Jun 2008, 16:17
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Not quite photos but definately Bristow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP_GJOLQoBc
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Old 23rd Jun 2008, 18:25
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As is this one: Last Bell 212 in Nigeria
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Old 4th Jul 2008, 16:04
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Hiller 12E EP-HAH



Bandar Abbas January 1971 with Bill Barnett, two French geologists and good old 'Can't remember'!!! During a geo survey in that Southern part of Iran.

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Old 4th Jul 2008, 16:08
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EP-HAH again!



Just to show that take off areas were sometimes a bit tight! Southern Iran Jan 1971.
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Old 4th Jul 2008, 16:20
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Alouette III EP-HBF



EP-HBF was pieced together at Redhill from two crashed a/c from Iran and became Serial no. 003. She was then ferry flown back to Iran in October 1970 via Marignane (for some mods), Italy, Greece, Turkey and into Iran. There was an ADF but didn't know how to use it!! Andre (?) Brilhault was the French engineer in the picture but not sure which airfield is shown.
Thought it might be of interest after all these pics of important looking modern machines!!!

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Old 5th Jul 2008, 00:06
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I took the first AB206A in Iran, (EP-HAO), into a place called Bahregan, north of Bushier, on 7th April 1968 to replace the Hiller on the Agip operation and flew it there for a month before I moved on to Indonesia. At that time the Allouette IIIs were based on Lavan Island supporting a French operation.
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Old 5th Jul 2008, 14:51
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Parabellum! Was that the one that jumped off the platform all by itself when JG went below for some reason and left the rotors running???

On 7 Feb '79 I brought back Bell 206 EP-HBT from Bandar Pahlavi to Tehran, probably one of the last 206 flights for IHAC before 'Sandstorm' !!
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Old 5th Jul 2008, 19:55
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EP-HBF

It was interesting to see EP-HBF once again.I was part of the team that rebuilt it at Redhill.Little more than a ser.No. plate and a cabin floor when we started it,it was quite satisfying when it flew off to Iran.
Jean Dennel gave me the chance to go with it but I declined ,(I cannot remember why now)
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Old 5th Jul 2008, 20:49
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Hiller 12e nostalgia trip



Here's another Hiller 12e offshore Eket on the Mobil contract,1970
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Old 6th Jul 2008, 01:12
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phive - Yes, sadly that was the same aircraft, brand spanking new and about three months late in delivery, AGIP were thrilled I hear!!!

However, in fairness to JG he didn't go below. A heavy radio had been loaded in the cargo hold at the rear, on arrival at the rig, (very shallow water, very high leg with helipad on top), all pax got out and disappeared down the ladder leaving JG well out of balance. No response to his repeated radio calls at all. JG frictioned down the controls and got out to unload the radio himself but the helipad was steel with no grip of any sort and almost immediately the aircraft started to move, JG just got out of the way in time to see it go over the side! There was a sort of rule/convention that if there was only room for one helicopter on a pad then one shouldn't shut down for fear of a subsequent failed start but when I was in AUH on a WS55/3 contract the company insisted we shut down for three or four hours at a time during well testing etc.
JG was a great guy and every one felt sorry for him, the good news was that he kept his job.
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Could the unknown person be Frank Brimelow?
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Old 6th Jul 2008, 09:54
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Bristow:




BEAS:


I'm surprised how few BEAS pictures have been posted her. I know speachlesstwo has posted some. Even after 30+ since they were bought by BHL somebody must have some

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Old 18th Jul 2008, 11:34
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From another thread:

Bristow Tiger on Beatrice A, summer 2005.

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Thanks tail. I was going to get around to posting some photos on this thread soon. So here is the first.

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Tiger on short finals for the Britannia platform, 5th July 2006.
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 21:02
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Great picture Bondu.

Sorry if I jumped the gun with your previous picture. If you have anymore I'm sure we would all love to see them.
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Some things don't change. The Beatrice platforms must be the biggest sources of fertiliser in the UK.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 22:28
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Dubai '72 or '73

I was working on contract to Dubai Petroleum

This was my favourite 'chariot' back to Town






Yes that is a Victor in the background, and NO the kid's didn't have 'ACCESS ALL AREAS PASSES'

Believe it or not the 'outer pair' are Twins

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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:28
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More Bristows Dubai

Whirlwind DL landing at DPC's Production 1



DL after a paint job




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This is not just a thread this is just about the best helicopter history lesson ever to appear on the web.The guys that come out of the woodwork simply amazes me. Keep it coming!
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