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Old 5th Aug 2013, 08:42
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Grand Pacific Drive, Clifton NSW Australia: A tank of avgas & a road to follow, what more could siblings from the 1950s ask for? Well cabin service for one thing, pass the chips please Bro!

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How's the ipad mounted - is it a RAM suction cup?
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Old 6th Aug 2013, 01:13
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nature abhors a vacuum

Not a fan of suction caps John, it's attached to my old GPS mount which does not rely on atmospheric pressure.
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Old 6th Aug 2013, 05:33
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My first picture post
Republic of Singapore AF CH-47SD, flying the flag for National Day preparation
(reposted on Imageshack.. )

RSAF CH-47SD Carrying the Flag









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Old 9th Aug 2013, 06:54
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CAAS Warning (not exactly Helicopters .. but .. )









Not only are your photos 'not exactly Helicopters', but they are not Rotorheads Around The World!
Please only post photos of your flying, this is not a spotters thread.

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Old 10th Aug 2013, 02:50
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Been doing some pasture and mesquite spraying on the Texas/Oklahoma border.



Getting refilled



Before...............



After................



Red dirt of Oklahoma



Frack pumps at work



Texan yard art



Abandoned homestead



Crossing the Red River from Oklahoma back into Texas

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Old 10th Aug 2013, 03:15
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PS: Senior Pilot: Noted !!!

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Old 27th Aug 2013, 23:22
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Low level training sortie with 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron RCAF, Vancouver Island 6 August 2013Judge Tudor Owen



Judge Tudor Owen

443 Sqn RCAF, based at Patricia Bay British Columbia, is an affilited unit of the Guild of Air Pilots.


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Old 28th Aug 2013, 01:44
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Him not get prettier with time!
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 07:40
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You're right. The deterioration is not quite as severe as the safety visor makes it appear but I should have followed the Brig Gen's example and left my sun visor down.

It was wonderful experience - an hour admiring the spectacular BC scenery from the rear door while the crew completed their training sortie and then an hour flying left seat under the close supervision of the QFI captain.

The RCAF were superb hosts.


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Old 29th Aug 2013, 12:35
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Well Done That Man! My Hand Salute to the crew that treated you so well too!

Which you prefer the Huey or the Sea King?

Both are historic aircraft.
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Old 30th Aug 2013, 00:00
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i guess i must have missed it, but i thought all of the RCAF's sea kings were grounded. when did that change?
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Old 30th Aug 2013, 18:01
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You probably did. It was very short.
The RCAF suspended Sea King ops as a precaution following a ground incident on the night of 15 July 2013. Normal ops resumed on 18 July.



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Huey or the Sea King?
That’s a very tricky one to answer. I had more time to get used to flying the Huey, thanks to your great kindness on that very enjoyable day, but I thoroughly enjoyed flying both and, for me, each was an experience of a lifetime.

I had to present a certificate and make a short speech literally minutes after landing, was very aware that I was grinning but just couldn’t stop. I decided it was best to explain why - in the hope the Squadron wouldn’t think I was a complete buffoon.

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I can fully understand the "All Knowing Grin" one can get from such experiences......and please cease your worry....as I have never heard you called a "complete" buffoon. Most folks reckon you have a bit to go yet to earn that title.

Now you have to add some other Icons to your list.....Hughes LOH (think where one of them is....), a Cobra, a Wessex, a Whirlwind, a Skeeter, a Sky Crane.....and of course the Ultimate.....a Chinook.
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Caught fishing without a permit

Salmon caught with the bambi bucket while scooping water out of the Fraser River. Hope fire, BC, Canada.

JD

(never mind the call sign!)





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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 21:01
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Found myself back in Armenia a couple of weeks ago.

Garni temple, built in the first century by King Tiridates.





Heading up the gorge.



Geghard Monastry, where the lance used to spear Jesus on the cross was kept for centuries, apparently. Most of the place is carved into solid rock.



Two guys living in a bus in the middle of nowhere. About 7500 msl.



Collision avoidance Armenian style. On the ground in a field so we didn't hit the jet in the distance as it came into land.



Yerevan International Airport. The old Russian terminal is on the left, the new one, a couple of years old on the right.



Some kind of Communist monument.



The highest peak in the Aragats Mountains, 13,419 msl.



Shepherd camp, about 11,000 msl.



Relics of an industrial giant.





Another centuries old monastry.



A cross. Made up of 1070 crosses if I understood correctly.


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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 21:02
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Back in the US.....a ferry flight from Delaware to Shreveport. It looked like this for the whole trip. About 8 hours.



Crossing the Missippippi River.



Back in Texas, heading out early on a feral hog hunt.



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Old 11th Oct 2013, 16:46
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Rotorheads Around the World (incl 'Views from the Cockpit')

Northern Lights, Canadian Arctic

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Old 12th Oct 2013, 10:10
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A couple from a recent job...



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Miss the formula I girls

BigBlue is lookin' good though. Shouldn't that super expensive camera auto fold up like Lexus wing mirrors or something when you land? The proximity of that Roma gravel to the lens is makin' me nervous.
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