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

Old 5th Dec 2003, 04:04
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Some of my pictures!

Crashed killing 8 souls, tailboom separated due illegal parts used...


My taxi just arrived!


What a wonderful flight! (I will remember it forever)
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Old 5th Dec 2003, 04:08
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A view of technicians being hoisted at an off-shore wind turbine farm...




The turbines are equipped with a special platform for the task.




The size of the turbines can really dwarfen a EC135...




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Old 5th Dec 2003, 13:22
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Cool

Helicopters, Ned, helicopters......

RotorDompt

We're being foisted with wind generators here in Australia's Mexico, maybe we should get the helipads designed in for a bit of work
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Old 5th Dec 2003, 15:41
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Post Logging with the H-43

Idaho job this last summer. Just coming in on first day.


Logging near Glacier Park in Montana. This was prior to the big fires but we were there during them as well.


Just about to butt a turn down on the landing.
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Old 6th Dec 2003, 00:58
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Heli Pro's Bell 205 on the Canberra Fires.



Couple of shots of Ericksons Cranes working near Canberra.





These shots are of the Kmax working near Canberra and one more of the Crane.









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Old 6th Dec 2003, 01:17
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Super Puma on a VIP flight, taking off from a soccer field we use a lot as a heliport near downtown Mexico City, I took this yesterday as I was waiting for some passengers myself.

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Old 6th Dec 2003, 21:59
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Rotorheads Desktop Calendars (Archive Dec 03 - Dec 05)

A Christmas gift from Rotorheads .....

Here's our first effort at producing a desktop calendar for your PC. Many thanks to Blenderpilot for agreeing to create the calendar - and for not backing out when he discovered my request involved much more work than he (or I) expected.


Heli-skiing in Canada
B212HP on Caribou Peak in the Purcell Mountains west of Golden, BC.
Mount Sir Donald (10,600') is in the background.
[i]Photograph by 407 driver




To set as desktop wallpaper:
Right click on the photograph and select 'Set as Background.'

If members like the idea, we'll keep it going and change the photograph each month.
Please let us know what you think.


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Old 6th Dec 2003, 22:48
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Blenderpilot

Think you have done a great job - well done!

Look forward to the other 12 for 2004.
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 00:09
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All I can say is WOW! That really makes my computer much nicer. Thanks for all the hard work!
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 08:12
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Brilliant idea Heliport, and outstanding result Blenderpilot. What a fabulous Christmas gift!!
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 11:46
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Great Initiative!!
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 17:56
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Thumbs up

It has my vote of appreciation.
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 20:11
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An oldie but goodie.


Boeing Vertol 107 towing a 220 ton barge over ice, snow and water in Alaska.



In June 1982, Columbia Helicopters was hired by Sohio to participate in a test on Alaska's North Slope. The purpose of this test was to evaluate the ability of a helicopter - the Boeing Vertol 107-II - to tow a fully-loaded hover barge over water, snow and ice.
The test began in Prudhoe Bay on June 17. The Vertol's 600-foot long line was connected to hover barge ACT-100, jointly owned by Global Marine Development and VECO. Air blowers on the 170-ton barge forced a cushion of air under the barge, which was kept in place by rubberized skirt material. This first test was run around Prudhoe Bay with an empty barge, and was successful. During this and subsequent tests, the aircraft often flew with a nose-down angle approaching 25 degrees.
Next, ACT-100 was loaded with 40 tons of cargo for another close-in test run. Once more, the helicopter showed it could move the barge despite the additional weight.
The final aspect of the test was to tow the hover barge over a 50-mile course to a drill site named Alaska Island where Sohio had just completed an oil well.
During the tow to the island, headwinds over 30 knots were encountered, and snow and ice buildup were also factors. Regardless, the Vertol was able to bring the empty barge to the island successfully.
On the return trip to Prudhoe Bay, when this photo was taken, the barge carried 50 tons of cargo, bringing the total weight to 220 tons. As with the previous tests, this task was accomplished successfully.
This photograph is one of longtime Columbia Helicopters' photographer Ted Veal's most famous photographs. The use of a powerful telephoto lens makes it appear as though the helicopter is closer to the ice than is actually the case.

Extra detail provided by Blenderpilot
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 21:10
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It's resplendent upon my laptop screen as I type. Wouldn't 407 have appreciated some credit on-screen for his work? Very magnanimous of him if not.
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 22:20
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Ripper!
Installed ASAP,

Well done and another reason to get some good photos to you guys.
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 22:24
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We tried to include a 'Type, Location and Photographer' line but ran out of time and decided to run with this alpha version now to see whether there's enough demand to justify the work involved in producing it monthly.


So far, the feedback is all positive but there's not much of it given the number of views so it's difficult to make an overall assessment.

Still, it's early days yet.
We'll monitor the posts over the next week or so.

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Old 7th Dec 2003, 22:29
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Fantastic Keep'em comming
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Old 7th Dec 2003, 23:37
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RotorDompteur - did we fly together in 'Tango Charlie' for a few weeks? If so, good to see the final results. Can I come back and have a go?

Cheers

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Old 8th Dec 2003, 00:21
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TeeS,

Perhaps, but in TC I was only flying along as HLO...
But I know who you are thinking of...

And I am sure that you are welcome should you happen to drop by. Just give us a call and we'll start brewing some coffee...

RD
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Old 8th Dec 2003, 00:58
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I'm guessing that most people agree the calendar is STELLAR! However, if you don't type more than 15 characters in your response, it won't be allowed to post. Therefore, the simple "cool" or "awesome" statements aren't showing up.
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