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Rotorheads Around the World (incl 'Views from the Cockpit')

Old 13th Dec 2005, 13:51
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Went to pick up a new Bell 407 built by Geneva Aviation/Helinet, interesting machine, and fun 2,600 mile flight home, got the helicopter with 34.5 hours and now after the ferry flight and the Microwave testing it has almost 80 hours on it. Here are some pictures.

The first fully capable High Definition ENG helicopter in outside the United States, and the 5th in the world!




I wonder if they heard I was coming?
Picked up the helicopter at Boeing Field, had to do the acceptance flights by flying up and down the Boeing Field runway since the field was less than VFR min.




Just before long flight home began, getting out of Seattle was difficult due to all the airspaces in the area and WX, had to depart under SVFR which is never nice if you are unfamiliar with the area.




I like this view because I will be able to tell right away if the boom falls off.




Still only a few miles from the Seattle area




Landed for fuel in Napa, and then went by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.




Refuelling in the middle of nowhere, Blythe California, not to far from here the controller had us vectored to give some room for a U2 spyplane to launch near Edwards AF, it went right in front of us like a rocket.




Ever seen these radar blimps? They are held to the ground by cables and they just sit there at 12,000 feet!




Sand dunes in Chihuahua Mexico.




Showing it off to the girls at the hangar, Cinthya and Liliana.




Finally at its home pad at 8,100 FT
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Old 13th Dec 2005, 14:03
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Hi BlenderPilot,

I have to admit, I'm very jealous but can't tell if it's 'cause of the girls or cause of the 407

What kind of camera are you using?? A Sony Z1E or a JVC or anything else?
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Old 13th Dec 2005, 14:37
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Nice pics Blenderpilot!!
Gissa job in your hangar
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Old 13th Dec 2005, 14:39
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I certainly have been working in the wrong hangars!

To think BP gets paid too!
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Old 13th Dec 2005, 18:20
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Hi

Last picture I can see is the 500 in the fog to burn off.
Canīt see the 407, neither in Firefox nor in the Explorer.

Why is that ?

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Old 14th Dec 2005, 04:36
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Blender,

I have done an unofficial poll of some Rotorheads....we admire your helicopter photos....really we do. However, we as a group would like to see more photos of the hangar staff....really! We would love to see an equal number of photos of the hangar staff as we do helicopters....really! Please?
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 07:15
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Tell me what do the girls look like, I havent quite got my gaze higher than the white shirt so far
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 08:28
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Ok. How does one get a job in Mexico. I have some spanish, quite a bit of Bell time, and are ready to go now!
You hiring BP?
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 14:48
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Sasless,
I will have to start pointing my camera elsewhere then in order to make fans happy, try to keep rotor blades and skids in the background, and focus on the hangar personnel then, that will be a little difficult because . . . . no it won't!

BigMike,
You have the Spanish, Bell time, all you need then is a LOT OF ENERGY!

I'm really glad you all liked the pictures of the helicopter!
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 19:31
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Helicopter? What helicopter? Oh... the 407.... red wasn't it?

Who do I address the CV to?
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 21:12
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Que Envidia!!!!

Did you made a stop in Monterrey?

You should have done it!
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Old 19th Dec 2005, 08:35
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Could come in handy when the 18 wheeler breaks down...








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Old 19th Dec 2005, 15:57
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blender, nice pictures, even nicer office staff.
how are the mounts working for you, both you nose and belly mounts are supplied by us to geneva.
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Old 19th Dec 2005, 19:29
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HUMOR: Pax standard briefing

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Old 19th Dec 2005, 21:05
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no argurment on the ground clearance, when you get a snout, the isolation ring stacked up its getting close. we went as high as possible, doing our best to keep the gpu plug and pitot operational. always a tradeoff.
pm me, have some great shots of UMHD and MX-15's installed on same mount. i'd post them, just never figured out how.
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Old 20th Dec 2005, 00:09
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Do the groundstaff always come in pears......?

oops, sorry was I thinking out loud

Nice 407.
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Old 20th Dec 2005, 02:14
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DC wrote, "Do the groundstaff always come in pears......?"

No, sometimes they come in melons too.
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Old 20th Dec 2005, 20:35
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fish Forum

Forum admin - ignore.
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Old 21st Dec 2005, 01:28
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Camera

Blender,

Great pics.

Love that desert sand country.


cheers

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From the sublime




to the ridiculous?

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