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Old 13th Apr 2012, 19:54
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Is that a sand bag at the bottom of the flag?
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 20:00
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Is that a sand bag at the bottom of the flag?
Yep basically, a bit more sophisticated than that as in it has a whole breakaway safety system built for safety in case I need to jettison the thing, it will disperse and float gently to the ground.
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 20:19
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It sounds like the system which is used in the UK as well. Clever stuff.
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Old 18th Apr 2012, 13:51
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One of the boys up in papua, 14,000 feet, ISA + 20. he is too lazy to post this and i figure its worth sharing.

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Old 19th Apr 2012, 17:28
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Angel Top of the World

WoW whatsarunway

Great pix. WoW that's serious high DA highest I've had is 17,388' @ 22oC + NIL wind

Happy landings

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Old 25th Apr 2012, 21:56
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SAR S76 - Top View

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Old 26th Apr 2012, 02:31
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Gordy,
what company in LA were you flying the banners for? What airport was that?
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 03:08
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what company in LA were you flying the banners for? What airport was that?
Company was Branding By Air from Australia--they just opened an office in LA. These pics were from the FAA demonstration and certification at Lancaster's Fox Field, (KWJF). I then went onto fly at the Coachella Music Festival.

Here is another picture with people in it to give you an idea of the banner size---and this is the small one....!

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Old 26th Apr 2012, 09:47
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Very cool indeed. What type of help was that and which heli company in LA was it you flew for?
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 14:09
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The "help" were from "Branding by Air" and were just there as part of the inspection. They were just checking the tension on the "emergency release line" as this the first flying of this banner and it tends to stretch.

I fly for Redding Air Service out of Northern California, we had numerous obligations in the LA basin and flew the helicopter down for them. (Our helicopters do very little work in Redding--we tend to be all over the country, Redding is just our home base)I am now in Salt Lake City with that helicopter.
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 03:36
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Fort Collins to Granby Colorado, 04/22/2012


Enstrom 480B




Estes Park & Long's Peak, 14,259 ft.




Milner Pass, 12,183 ft. Trail Ridge Road, highest continuous highway in the US.


Spring cleaning.


Lake Granbv, 8284 ft. 2nd largest body of water in Colorado.


Lake Granby looking south.


Grand Lake, Colorado's largest and deepest natural lake. 8367 ft.




Colorado National Guard Black Hawk practicing at KEIK...

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Old 29th Apr 2012, 03:57
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POTUS Arrives in Boulder, CO.









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Old 8th May 2012, 00:57
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Well, I'm gone over to the dark side and started flying "eurocopter" for a living about a month ago, first assignment: heli-skiing in the north coast of Iceland






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Old 8th May 2012, 02:46
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One of those Chinooks look like it may have gotten a bit close to mothers washing line!

CO280fx.

The 480, an underated machine if ever there was, great for everything i reckon and magic to fly. Like the calsign, must have been a bit difficult to organise?
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Old 8th May 2012, 10:07
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@rotorrookie

Welcome in the "eurocopter" world....!
Sounds good for your first assignement a Heli-Skiing ops!

Nice one. If, at your company, are looking for a JAA ecureuil pilot you know I'm here! Ahah

Nice flying your new "office"
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Old 8th May 2012, 16:43
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Wescam filming. About 12000 ft (Alps)" Sometimes you have to land and....change cassette.
Question from SLF:
With that mounting, do you have a counterbalance at the back - or just compensate for the nose weight?

Also, what is the weight of the Wescam unit and, presumebly, it's control unit in the cabin?
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Old 8th May 2012, 21:23
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To counterbalance tha front mounting you have both a rear mounting that goes under the tail plus some weights inside the last part of the tail.

About the weight of the wescam plus the mounting onestly i didn't remember, but more or less about 30-40 kg. The strumentation inside the cabin is quite simple, and light. There are just 2 operators, one sitting close to the pilot, with the steering control and zoom control of the camera, and one sitting back, that set the color balance and other stuff.

With the correct mounting and weights, you don't feel great difference on the helicopter, you just have to fly slower during ferry flights, and you can't do steep turns and other "aerobatic manouvers".
I can say that is a bit boring, cineflex is better and simplier for the pilot point of view.

Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
Matteolo

Question from SLF:
With that mounting, do you have a counterbalance at the back - or just compensate for the nose weight?

Also, what is the weight of the Wescam unit and, presumebly, it's control unit in the cabin?
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Old 9th May 2012, 02:46
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With that mounting, do you have a counterbalance at the back - or just compensate for the nose weight?
From a few years ago, this is a "spacecam" but basically the same thing--See here:







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Old 10th May 2012, 17:21
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Operation in the Golf of Guinea.
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Old 11th May 2012, 05:40
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Sikorsky that is a nice picture of the helideck of the Bonga.

Are there any more FPSO's in that field now, was told when the Bonga first came on location that the plan was to have quite a few more because of the size of that find?
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