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Old 21st Dec 2003, 11:44
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Just got back from a trip to Dubai and Oman. Here are a few shots from the days spent with the DPA of the Royal Oman Police.





















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Wonderful pictures!!! specially the 214 shots , it's very hard to see one of those lovely big-helicopters.
Whos is the operator of EC-IIJ B3 ?
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Aser - It is Coyotair's newest B3 and was my camera ship when shooting the Madrid Fire Depts AS355N.

Here are some more from my travels.
















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Some great pics taken by Guido Lepore










When not too busy with CHC International, Guido works part time teaching with Chinook Helicopters who still operate three beautiful Bell 47G2's.








http://www.lepore.ca/chopper/
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Canadian Rotorhead,

Your pictures are great!

Thanks for posting them!
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Gospel of Steve Chapt 79 Verse 92:
....and the heavens opened and God's love did shine on 7792. With great mercy he guided them to a place of unsurpassed bounty and made abundant affordable ribeye steaks.
And the pilots rejoiced......
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Old 28th Dec 2003, 12:44
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Spent the day with the Yuma branch of the Border patrol. This person was a suspected “Coyote” who was looking for a back road track into the US while “bypassing” the border checkpoints.



This SA365N2 is operated out of Vigo, Spain doing maritime fisheries patrol as well as SAR. This helo and crew was also the first helo on scene when the big oil tanker Prestige ran aground and all the crew had to be rescued.



The AS350B3 is the latest addition to the Sth African Police Air Wing. Shot this over downtown Pretoria in the first air to air shoot of this new type. Camera ship was a BO-105.



The Huntington Beach PD ASU has been a strong support of the MD products and their helicopters are kept in immaculate condition. This was the end of a three ship fly by for the first anniversary of the 911 attacks.



This is Art Bradbury from Sth California Edison inspecting the damage caused by bark bettles near Lake Arrowhead. This photo shoot was done about one month prior to the major wildfires which basically got rid of everything you see here.



Spent a week in the jungles of PNG with Columbia Helicopters doing a drill rig move. Camera ship was a Heli Niugini Bell 206L and also the place where I had picked up the worst stomach bug I have ever had. Not a place to go for a vacation. Took two and a half hours on a twin otter just to get there.



Seaworld Aviation in Australia traded in their Bell 206Ls for AS350B2s so we did a photo shoot late one afternoon and their paint scheme is gorgeous as you can see here. Aircraft is being flown by John Menzies, Seaworld CEO. Camera ship was an EC120 they were using at the time til their second B2 arrived.

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Here are a few pics of my recent commision to southern Mexico.

The story on this picture is were informed somebody had just called the airport and said a plane
was sitting abandoned on the highway since early morning, we were asked to fly
down there and look for it thinking it was an accident or something,
when we got there we found this Cessna that had just flown more than
1200 NM from COLOMBIA! It had a temporary fuel system inside to extend
the range, it was fully equipped, beautifully maintained (had been
stolen from Nicaragua about a week before), and it had a awsome
handheld GPS with color moving map taped to the dashboard, (which was
later sent to our hotel as a present for helping locating the plane
:/, just the GPS OK!), a very nice set of NVG's and . . . . . . . . and they had left a
bag of pure cocaine inside, it is estimated that that the load was more than 300 kilograms of the stuff, which by now probably being consumed by some stockbroker in New York



They landed at dawn while it was still dark using the NVG's, the plane
was later abandoned, none of the US radar planes, detected them in the
Carribean on their way down here.



Our temporary pad had a great view of the river, and the alligators in it.



This Puma was here to take reporters around to cover the inaguration
of a bridge.



This is one of my favorite canyons to fly thru, its about 30 NM, and
its walls are 1,000 feet high average, lots of Mayan ruins in the
edges.



No wires here (better not be any)



The new bridge, had to say chase some of the people happy to use it for the
first time to say hello, you can barely see people waving! Tempting to fly underneath it you know . . . .
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Since Blender is uploading more - then will have to do the same





This is the OH-6 pilot checking the ID of the suspected “Coyote” that we found stuck in the desert.



Brevard County Mosquito Control now have a B3 for spraying. The below two shots show it at work in the Everglades. About fifty feet from where they put me down to shoot the images a couple of nice big long alligators were sunbathing on the bank. Amazing how your peripheral vision kicks in when needed.





This is Ontario PD’s latest toy, a nicely equipped B2. They are also planning on getting another one as well. Paint scheme looks great in the sun.



As you can see by this image the “Coyote” wasn’t going anywhere in a hurry. We looked for him for hours and the OH-6 found him. They reckon another four hours or so and he was a goner.



This is Childflight’s AS365-N2 based in Sydney. We shot this thing all up and down the Sydney beaches and then back to Westmead. They have had a few problems with it but from what I understand its now in service.



This is a nice scenic shot of Omega Helicopters Vancouver based Jetranger. Got some awesome images of this aircraft along the beautiful BC coastline.

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Ned,

As a suggestion I think adding a little history of each photo would make your pictures much more interesting, and enjoyable.

Your pictures are usually beautiful but knowing a little about the circumstances and type of work being performed is half the fun, and also what's made this thread so intersting IMHO.

Other opinions requested please.
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Agreed.
It would make your pics even more enjoyable Ned.

If you've got the time, perhaps you could edit your posts to add type and location at least, and a few words about the operation would be even better.

Thanks

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Old 28th Dec 2003, 21:47
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For the collection

North Atlantic Sunrise



BO105 Steep Turn



Morning flight over clouds



Thanks Heliport for your help.

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Old 29th Dec 2003, 09:29
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Talking

Ok, I had to put my two bobs worth in.
these photos are not of me but clearly illistrates the work I do.
Credit for the photos goes to Simon Grosset from the UK.















Good little yarn that goes with these pictures. If anyone wants the addy Msg me and I will forward it to you.

Looks like I can't put them all up so I will supply links to the piccy's.




Got them working eventually.

Some of the above photos appeared in a cattle mustering thread.
Click here to link to the thread.
Interesting reading.

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Fantastic Pictures fellas'. Really neat to see so much diversification. Blender having some troubles loading images. Any thoughts? Cheers in advance BD6.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 11:13
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Blender,

Great pics, I had no idea Mexico was so picturesque. Must put it on the "to visit" list

While we're in the holiday mode, here's a few shots from way back when, trip down memory lane:

A Gannet ASW ready to launch from Ark Royal's bow cat, with the SAR flight Wessex 1 in planeguard:



We would get tasked with odd jobs when not flying: painting the flight deck on Eagle on a sunny day



Not the best shot, but a combined flypast taken from a Sea King: Wessex HAS1, HAS3 and a Wasp



I had a compressor failed (only 230 hrs TT) on short finals, and had to get a lift home:



Many years ago, the NSCA had a huge fleet of Bells: some of them here at an Emergency Services show:



The tie downs needed to hold a Sea King on a flight deck:



This Sea Sprite visited Ark in 1973: probably one of the airframes that the RAN have just bought

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Read this thread: How to post Photographs.
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Cool More of the same

Steve 76,

Like the parable, but wasn't that Verse 76

We (the VicPol Air Wing) spent a week or so looking for some escapees around the Victorian countryside in 1981: after a few days, helicopter delivery of lunches seemed a good idea: by the way, all the characters in the photo are coppers !!!





819NAS were tasked from Prestwick to sanitise vast areas for the Polaris boats to leave for patrol: we'd refuel from RFA's:



Much of the Vertrep'ing was done by either ourselves (Sea Kings) or ships flight's Wessex V's:



I was lucky enough to score most of the jolly's in my time on 826NAS: this was our last flight from Eagle into Kai Tak:



Water landings in the S61N are always good, so much hull area to absorb the touch down. Dave Whyte in the LH seat, now boss of Alpine Helicopters, Kelowna BC



We had a spell in Eire, for some reason we finished up one day at Shannon (Peter Manktelow in the other seat, IIRC)



Kerry Packer set up a nice little area for his S76's, this is looking down from the pilot's house to the hangar

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christmas eve test flight, from myself and the crew of eagle 1, merry christmas, happy new year and fly safe.
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After lunch at Borrego Valley in the Borrego Desert near Palm Springs, California.


For all you fancy pants pilots who keep showing off how high you can go - beat this!! How low can you go??


Un millon de gracias BlenderPilot.
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