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Old 20th Aug 2003, 04:02
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Link kindly provided by John Eacott.

S61 on a rescue in the Scottish Highlands.

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Old 22nd Aug 2003, 09:10
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A 'catenary' landing-pad on Alcan's Kemano pipeline, Canada.



The pad is 1/2 mile from the mountains on each side, and 700 feet in the air above an avalanche zone.
It's supported on three inch cables, a mile long, attached to the mountain by 15-21 rock anchors each.

Any Canadian Rotorheads landed there?
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Old 24th Aug 2003, 00:07
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The catenary at Powerline Pass, between Kemano and Kitimat, British Columbia is owned and maintained by Alcan aluminum of Canada. Myself and two other pilots (Dave Newman and Clint Sarver) were the only pilots trained to do so until I left the VFR side and pursued a less stressful life. Since that time, another pilot did a few lifts there using an Astar, not fun or very smart if you look at the size of the pad.



The Catenary system holds the powerline conductor above the valley floor below, replacing six towers previously wiped out by avalanches. The only way to inspect and service the insulators is to be dropped off by helicopter on the pad you see below and to the left of the machine.



When I get a bit of time, I will post some more pics of that job. Very busy at home and work these days.

Bob Garnhum


Thanks for the prompt response Bob - and welcome to Rotorheads.
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Old 24th Aug 2003, 20:15
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 16:03
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More China......

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Old 26th Aug 2003, 00:54
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rotorcaptain: Seriously interesting task you have there. Not many folks have to watch out "due to the Peregrin Falcons roosting above" in their daily job.

I note that the photos were: "A few shots my Flight Nurse took while we were inbound to the Ahwahnee Meadow" Why can't we all have a nurse with us every day? I think that many people (of both gender's) could benefit from this simple practise of having someone there who's job it is to look after the flight. Just think how much more you pilot people could relax, knowing that you were going to be nursed at any time?

Well, you did say 'Flight Nurse'?
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 01:27
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Heliport this is Lowlevldevl. Do you copy? Over.

Heliport,
Tried to respond to your offer of help with posting pics. Don't know if you can help or not. Tried to follow your instructions re: posting but no joy.

Working on it. Is this yours?




Yessir thats my Baby!
Thanks.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 10:01
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Yep! Thats her alright. A standard '63 model UH-1B. Never saw action in Vietnam. Spent some time with the military in one of the scandinavian countries. Bought back by Summit helicopters eventually. Prior to this one had the worst cream, orange and mission brown paint scheme ever seen on an aircraft.
The company that owns it has 3 JR's and a LongRanger. All the same basic scheme but different colours. They stand out.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 23:58
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Here's couple from my collection.

1) Our 204B as a CB is getting ready to pounce, late one afternoon.



2) While supporting tree planting, the AME and I found a great place to spend the afternoon.



3) A sunset in the barrens of the N.W.T. Didn't have to rush out to take it, as these can be long and drawn out affairs lasting a couple of hours.





Cheers

A few more.

The rough life of an Initial attack crew. A bit of a break from the 35C heat (okay nothing like African, or Aussie heat) after a loaded smoke patrol.



To the other extreme. A student doing some slinging training at -30C.



For the Robbie fans out there, this is from the time I was doing seismic with a 44 and a 100' line.



Cheers
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Old 28th Aug 2003, 08:17
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SK61N









This one is not Halifax, but a few friends at work in Peace River, Alberta...

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Old 28th Aug 2003, 15:39
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Randy G what is a CB? Fantastic scenery - sounds like you've got a good job there.
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Old 28th Aug 2003, 17:24
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This is what happens when you turn your back and let the kids loose with a felt tip pen

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Old 28th Aug 2003, 22:49
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Thanks TC I've gotten to see a lot of this great country.

For those who don't know what a CB is; over here it's sometimes called a BBMMC. Big Black Money Making Cloud, or what the met guys call a cumulonimbus (doesn't do some of them justice).

Cheers

p.s. you should keep the markers, and spray cans away from those youths !!

Now let's see a plank driver do this. Needed a coffee really badly, so we stopped for one.



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Old 30th Aug 2003, 10:17
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Here's what happens when you spend too much time in a jungle camp in Venezuela with time to use Photoshop...



(Image created by Gary Deveau, Capure, VZ)
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Old 30th Aug 2003, 20:11
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I would get the rockie that rigged that load in class before those cables snap! Remember the 90 rule! LOL
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Old 30th Aug 2003, 20:37
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Guess we know how the pyramids got built now!
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Here's a couple of 407 shots...

Our Base 407 C-FALM sitting at a radio-repeater site at 9,000 ASL in Glacier National Park on a cold October day a few years ago.



ALM conducting a Class D fixed line sling rescue. There were 3 climbers overdue on Mt Patterson in Banff National Park. We searched for them, and found them in a small cave at 9,500' ASL, I slung the wardens to the cave entrance on a 100' line, they scrambled inside as I reduced altitude to give them some slack. They rappelled the injured party down to a suitable pick-up spot a few meters below the cave entrance.



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Old 31st Aug 2003, 21:10
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Beautiful shots, where do you find the time to post these with all that flying there this month.

Have a safe one.

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Old 1st Sep 2003, 01:15
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Hey C-RH -- Thanks,
You're pics are very unique and interesting also. Those Alcan Pad shots blow me away, Well done....
I find it fascinating to see pics of all of the different helicopter uses around the world, we're sure an adaptable bunch to find jobs for these aircraft, where ever we may live.

I've been sitting on Red Alert - Initial Attack for the past week, no flying, just $$$$$. After 150 hours in 30, the break is nice, and the profit is more than flying the old Gal.

D

PS..We have Chris G in town, fresh from your location.....He's flying a LH drive BA, slightly smaller than the 61.
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