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Old 3rd May 2016, 03:21
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Heading home - lucky guy.

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Old 3rd May 2016, 03:22
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Rub a dub scrub.

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Old 3rd May 2016, 03:24
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First day of spring - 2016

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Old 3rd May 2016, 03:37
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Time to replace the Hypalon - the white weather cover for the microwave dish

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Old 3rd May 2016, 11:45
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@Decredenza Feel free to submit any favourites to the Rotorheads Calendar as per the pinned thread.

You could avoid me intentionally making next month's calendar a picture of a center zero ammeter ....
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 10:29
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Images from the 32-aircraft OH-58D farewell formation flight performed by 1-17th CAV 82nd CAB over Fort Bragg on April 15th, now officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the "largest helicopter formation flight" (link c/o Alert 5). More images of the event on 82nd CAB's Flickr page here.









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Old 6th Jul 2016, 12:26
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Originally Posted by Ian Corrigible
Images from the 32-aircraft OH-58D farewell formation flight performed by 1-17th CAV 82nd CAB over Fort Bragg on April 15th, now officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the "largest helicopter formation flight" (link c/o Alert 5).
Kudos to them for a large formation, but the days of the balbo aren't that long off! RNAS Culdrose Air Day 1975 had ~50 helicopters plus a dozen or so FW, Singapore flypast of HMS Triumph (final Fleet Review) has 847, 826 plus various ships flights making up 40 or so, and I'm sure that the likes of SASless can recall many tactical formations with double the 'record' number!



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Old 6th Jul 2016, 12:31
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Ian,

Guinness may have given the record to this particular formation....but in the past I have been part of much larger formations.

Graduation Fly By's and Formation returns from Tac-X during Army Flight School exceeded this number during the heyday of Helicopter Training in Alabama and Georgia in the late 60's and early 70's.

The first few Days of the Cambodian Incursion during the insertion of lots of Troops by helicopter was one of them.

My Alcohol ravaged memory suggests I was in one formation of about 160+ aircraft....LOH's, Cobra's, Huey Gun Ships, Hueys, and Chinooks.....and darn near ran out of fuel when we returned to seven refueling points.

Going out was somewhat organized but per typical Army the return was pure Chaos.

Each Unit or Section of Aircraft had different LZ's and the Brief was pretty simple...."That bunch goes first...then you guys follow them....then you other guys follow that other bunch...then....etc.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 05:58
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Favorite view from our 429.

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Old 12th Sep 2016, 05:37
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Denver, CO, to Kalispell, WY - June 2016

This thread has been dead recently! Here's a few pics to breathe some life back into it:


KBDU - Boulder Municipal Airport


Inbound to Jackson, WY


Wind River Mountain Range


The Snake River with the Grand Tetons behind


Jackson Hole Airport Sunset - KJAC


Good morning Tetons!


Jackson Lake


Grand Prismatic Spring


Yellowstone Geysers


Grand Prismatic Spring


Kalispell, Montana


Kalispell, Montana
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 05:41
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My new full time gig


Sunrise on the ramp - KLAS, McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada.


"Green Four" route training over the Grand Canyon.


"The Swamp" landing zone


Signs of life in the desert...


"Maverick Base" at the Grand Canyon


Office with a view - West Rim of the Grand Canyon


Sunset over the Valley of Colors


Las Vegas summers... Spicy!


Hop on board the magic carpet ride.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 18:21
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 19:01
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Las Vegas summers... Spicy!

Just one "stupid" question...
Why different temperature formats? C and F?
Wouldn't it be easier to have one format?
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 20:16
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Because the pilot can choose C or F for the OAT, but the manufacturer chooses C for the rest?

But 4 hrs endurance with half fuel?? The engine is off but the fuel flow is 21 gal/hr?
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 23:29
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Ascend Charlie. That is 4 hrs endurance at idle.
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 03:58
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Think you'll find the T4 is showing residual temperature. The Ng is 0.0%. My guess the F/F figure is whaty the flow was just prior to shut-down. Don't have any time on the 130 though
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 04:37
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Well, my point is, that it might be better to stick to one format - saving mindcapacity to convert numbers (which shouldn´t be a problem if everything goes smooth, but can distract from important matters, if the going is rough)
Same with gallons, which is a volume figure only needed, when refuelling.
In flight the weight of the fuel is the more interesting figure - cause that is correlated to the limiting factors.
Making live easy for a pilot reduces the chance to **** up and enhances the spare capacity, which could be used for trouble analysis, in case of.....
m2cw
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 03:09
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A few pictures from this years spray season.

Spraying cotton amongst the windmills in Texas, west of Abilene.



Apparently it is one of the largest wind farms in the world.



93,000 pounds of stuck truck.....



Nothing to see here.....move along.

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Old 4th Dec 2016, 15:48
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Fantastic photos!! This is a great thread for a rainy day and a nice cup of coffee!
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Old 15th Jul 2017, 18:49
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Checking snow conditions in order to predict the likelihood of avalanches.



The slashers get to the helipad before it's too late. Check out growth under the machine - brush can grow a metre a year here.



Following Vertical Freedom's tail rotor placement protocols. Thank you Mr Bulldozer for the fresh helipad. (Takes about a day for the feller buncher timber harvesting machine to cut down that much forest)

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