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

Old 26th Feb 2004, 10:31
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Cool

Imabell,

20 year old copy of People: now why would you have kept hold of that, especially on the Sunshine Coast
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 10:43
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your right john,

20 years ago at the darling harbour heliport.

makes me feel younger again.

i wonder what she looks like now?? she was pretty nice then.

overpitched, the helicopter on the rooftop helipad is in chicago and is a 47 but what model?? there is a prize.

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Old 26th Feb 2004, 11:01
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No. Sorry. No idea. And I've spoken to your students. I'm not sure I want one of your prizes
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 07:42
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Moving it back to the top...

Seems to have come unstuck. Moving it back up!
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Old 28th Feb 2004, 06:49
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home base at sunshine coast airport.



mooloolaba, sunshine coast.

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Old 28th Feb 2004, 09:04
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Some fantastic images, supplied by Squirrel one of our Canadian contributors. They were submitted for the desktop calendar. The only reason they couldn't be used is the resolution isn't suitable for expanding to full screen.



Vancouver Island Helicopters Bell 206II on Mount Campagnola, northeast coast of British Columbia




Dave Ferguson (training pilot) and Jeff Brown were on an annual mountain training course.


Photos by Grant Ferguson.
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Old 28th Feb 2004, 13:33
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Is that G-OAMG on the top of the hills there ? Do tell . . .
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Old 28th Feb 2004, 18:42
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Another superb photograph by 407 driver



We used another snow shot by 407 driver for our December 2003 desktop calendar.
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Old 28th Feb 2004, 22:47
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BO-105 Fun

A little fun in the Cape a few years ago..

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Old 29th Feb 2004, 12:36
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Is that a Bell 47 H-1?
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Old 1st Mar 2004, 14:26
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another day in paradise,

noosa sound and laguna bay,



coolum, looking north,

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Old 1st Mar 2004, 14:50
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I'd say it's a Bell 47 H-1, circa 1955?
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Old 2nd Mar 2004, 00:57
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March Desktop Calendar

March 1st is here - Happy Saint David's Day to our Welsh contributors and readers!

Thanks to Voodoo2 who provided the photograph we've used this month.

Another superb production by BlenderPilot who, in between hosting photos for us and producing the monthly calendar, manages to find time to fly helicopters around Mexico for a living.


For those who haven't downloaded previous Rotorheads calendars:


Windows Users
To preview, left-click on the link.

To set as your desktop background:

Right-click on This Link

Select Save Target As .....
Save the file to your own computer - all Blender's files are virus-checked
Pull up the image (File name = PpruneMarch)
Right-click on the photograph
Select Set as Desktop Background/Wallpaper

You may need to adjust it to fit your screen, depending upon your settings.
If so:
Right-click on the photo.
Select Properties
Then Desktop
Then Stretch
Then OK
(For reasons computer experts will no doubt understand, but I don't, Stretch includes reducing in size to fit the screen as well as expanding.
The above is from memory, but it won't be far out.

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I don't know but, if you have a problem, ask and someone will be able to help.



Please keep the photographs coming!

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Old 2nd Mar 2004, 05:15
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hi flying lawyer and nucleus33.

i was told by the pasenger (a pilot) who gave me the photo that the aircraft was a bell 47k. about 1953.?
i am trying to ascertain this with bell.

i will let you know.

graeme

tail rotor strike when the crew forgot to lower the rear support when loading a bulldozer.

that's a tailrotor blade in the air over the top of the machine.

in png a few years back.



they had to build a jig on the sister ship in india to repair it.

i don't know what happened to the crew??? (russian)
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Old 2nd Mar 2004, 06:01
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Junglie photos

Not sure how to do this but here goes:

VS (Not VG) 846 NAS at San Carlos in '82. A 'Wessy Flare' wrote off the tail rotor during a sortie. The airframe was chinooked back to the Eagle Base and rebuilt using 826 bits IIRC.

During test flights on the return journey the a/c crabbed due to a twisted fuse and thus went straight to Fleetlands.




965
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Regarding shot of the Mi-26, the same a/c (tail # 06029) was later contracted to provide logistical support to the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia. ("92/93)
As a radio operator/base manager, I flew 100-120 hrs a month on same a/c (callsign UN 251) to practically every corner of Cambodia.
It still amazes me as to the variety of work the machine was capable of doing. To name just a few of the items that were carried; 18t of 20L water bottles, 17t of mortars, 80 fully armed Dutch marines, 16t military forklift, 20t sections of an iron bridge slung on a 70 footer, 2 x snowcats (16 man) for Dutch marines..just driven straight in, 3 x Toyota Landcruisers, 20t of Jet A to resupply bladders used by millitary pumas, some weatherhaven camps with a coupla hundred bicycles thrown in for upcoming elections, shipping containers etc..etc..

Most of the flying was either at treetop or above 3000agl with a spiral descent to avoid small arms fire.
Suprisingly, in 12 months of flying the closest we came to becoming grounded in the field was due to a weak battery which was required to start the APU which in turn provided bleed air for main engine start. That was it!
From Cambodia, we took 7 days to ferry the a/c back to northern Russia.
Oh..and from a flying point of view..it likes to have at least 5 ton onboard..otherwise it gets a little figgety on the mains when landing. (must be a ground effect thing)
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Old 2nd Mar 2004, 15:02
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That's an awesome picture and another great desktop.

Thank you Voodoo2 and the Anglo-Mexican production team.
Appreciate it.

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Old 2nd Mar 2004, 15:55
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ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very nice. I might even keep that one all year. Except they get better and better.
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Old 2nd Mar 2004, 16:03
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To everyone who downloaded yesterday, March 1st:

The quality of the picture is now even better. The link remains the same.

Sorry about that.

My fault, not BlenderPilot or Voodoo2 - I sent Blender the wrong photo file.

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Old 2nd Mar 2004, 21:27
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Dear Heliport:

You said . . . .

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Us "AppleMac Users" NEVER have a problem! Our computers are closer to perfection than anything else.
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