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

Old 11th Dec 2003, 20:56
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Greenland.

Took these while working in Greenland.

Air Alpha operates 6 Bell222 and a B206L. Most work is scheduled routes. There are no roads connecting the towns and villages. We also fly tourist, ambulance and geologist, mostly in the summertime.


Landed on Gullfjell mountain range with french tourist. This is close to the edge of the world, the closest town is 1400 km away.



Two of Air Alphas B222 at Queqertarsuaq heliport in the Discobay.



Enroute to Asiaat. Passing an iceberg.



Landed to refuel south of Constable point, on a ferry trip from Angmassalik. Great weather that day, witch felt good since you wont pass a single building for 6 hours.



Thanks Eacott for hosting!

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Old 12th Dec 2003, 01:21
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Your pictures evoked happy memories of an overnight stop at Narsarsuaq some years ago. Took the opportunity to do some aerial sight-seeing around the coastline, and up over the ice-cap, before setting off for Goose Bay on the next leg. Amazing scenery.

It's remains the only place I've been where the landing clearance (s/e fixed-wing) included a warning that there was a large iceberg on the centre-line on the final stage of approach.
It was small enough for the airport to allow it to float away in its own time rather than towing it, but big enough to be given as a hazard warning to landing aircraft.

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Old 13th Dec 2003, 18:37
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Arriving at Heathrow at the height of this years amazing summer…


Visiting the neighbours’


Winter in Whitechapel..


Merry Christmas to you all


Thanks to John Eacott for hosting
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Old 14th Dec 2003, 00:09
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Here are a couple more that John Eacott has again graciously hosted. Many thanks:



This is the airport in Bata, Equatorial Guinea as approached from onshore.



This is Mongomo,Eq. Guinea, just on the eastern border with Gabon and south of the three way border with Cameroon. Incidentally, the president's (locally) home town, I'm told.
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Snoop Rotorheads Around the World

If anyone has any areas of interest let me know and will see if I have any images in my files.




















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Old 16th Dec 2003, 20:51
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This picture was originally posted in one of the fire-fighting threads but I thought it should be included here.

It shows John Eacott - Helicopter Service Australia using an Erickson Sling Tank during the Hydro Majestic fire in the Blue Mountains last December. The white tank suspended in the cables holds the foam concentrate.




Erickson use the picture as a promotional shot for their Sling Tank.
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Where I work

Not as glamourous as some, but I love it!


Aberdeen at sunrise!


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AN old favourite of mine, scanned from an old copy.

Type: Mil 26 (Russian) helicopter.
Location: PNG
Cause: Heavy equipment being loaded too far aft.


1. Four ground crew are running from the load ramp area and one is crouching behind the forklift at RH side of picture.
2. Piece of tail rotor blade going up (above main rotor) after contacting the ground. Apparently it was 3 months before the repairs were completed, and the main gearbox (driving the main rotor) had to be long lined in by Chinook, since there was no 8-9 tonne crane available to do the job


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Old 18th Dec 2003, 08:13
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A little off the 'Rotorheads' topic, so feel free to delete the post mods, but a nice shot I thought!

I took this last year when the aircraft pictured came through Ayers Rock, Central Australia. Note the pilot waving! In case you missed the wheels, just visible before retracting completely, he has just become airborne and I was standing on a sand dune next to the runway.

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Helicopters lined up for the first of 10 days of Rugby world cup transfers from Sydney to the Hunter valley on Pub-Tours. We were transporting English rugby supporters all week in 7 Helo's and all us guys were giving the Poms Stick about how they would loose, I should have kept quiet!!......notice the trusty Ducati in the picture





One of our landing sites on the Pub tours is a litttle place called St Albans which is the oldest country pub in Oz. the landing site is the dried up river bed in front of the Pub, As you can see it doesnt flow much!!




Our 206 doing ops for a Air Base Fire managers training day at Narrabri
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Two piccies from Salisbury Plain - for those in the know, just the Everleigh side of the Tidworth to Burbage road.





The area is used a lot by local aircraft from Middle Wallop, the AAC training centre.

Thanks to John Eacott for hosting the piccies.
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Wink

Nr: Why on earth would anyone want a sign that demonstrates helicopters overpitching for the next three miles?
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It looks like negative pitch to me!
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Looks like a Brantly to me...


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They could have put a decent picture of a helicopter on the sign up there!!!
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One year old

What an amazing collection we've built in just a year.

Thanks to everyone who's contributed.
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Few More from the travels. Enjoy.













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