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Old 7th Nov 2011, 07:10
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I think that the Bell 47 looks like G-AZMB ?

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Old 7th Nov 2011, 07:45
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Mmmmm ....


......trying to aim the craft so as to arrive over the 'pad' at the same time that everything ran out! .....

Ahhhhh YEssssss .... a skill which has served me so well many times whilst trying to sling loads with a 212 at high DA's ..... often found myself 'nesting' atop the load atop the pad ... sometimes the only way to get a useful load where it has to go ....

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Yes....... chasing the signals from Anneka's chest mounted (sigh) radios (1xUHF and 1xVHF) as they squirted out from a hole in the roof of a Welsh slate cavern.

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Old 7th Nov 2011, 09:03
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Much of the Roger Moore 'Spy Who Loved Me' remote control scene was filmed with a full size mock-up. It later stood in the AMH hangar at Fairoaks for a few years gathering dust.

Here is the mock up:



Mock up of AgustaBell 206B JetRanger used by Pinewood Studios during the filming of 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (1977) now stored at the James Bond Museum in Cumbria.

EoR

Sorry to bump this one back up but I noticed a little error reading through this great thread.

EOR, the picture you show is not the Stromberg mock up used in filming, it's the hull of G-OBAY (note the low skids) that I sold to the owner of the now closed Cars of the Stars museum in Keswick, Cumbria a few years back....

G-OBAY met an interesting 'end'..worth a Google for those interested

Now I'll get my coat



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Old 7th Nov 2011, 23:58
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Airwork

Anybody know who was involved in Airwork (Ireland) Ltd who operated there in the late 70s?



EI-BCA Hiller UH-12E ex G-BDYY Crashed Tallaght, Co. Dublin, 31-Jul-77, repaired, cancelled 02-Mar-78, to G-BDYY, SX-HCD

EI-BES...Bell AB.206B 13-Jun-78...G-AZRU Cancelled Aug-80, to G-AZRU

EI-BEV...Bell AB.206B....8026.......12-May-78...G-AVVH, HP-644, G-AVVH Ltd..Crashed Kilruddery, Co. Wicklow, 24-May-79, cancelled 15-Jun-81

EI-BHE...Bell AB.206B....8405.......10-Jul-79...F-BVEM, OO-MHS Cancelled 24-Jul-80, to G-BHSM, D-HOCH

This possibly prompted Irish Helicopters to get in on the Ag game with..

EI-BIY ABell 47G-3B1 Soloy Irish Helicopters (became G-BEHG)

EI-BKG Westland Bell 47G-3B1 Irish Helicopters (became G-BEHN)

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Sav please tell you had oxygen for your high jinks.....
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No, big lungs.
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SA318B Alouette II Astazou G-AWAP (unknown location) in 1968

The Maestro Dennisimo wrote on page 46: ... just to say I surely worshipped the wonderful John Crewdson who in the 1970s after I left Royal Air Force planking ... showed me so much of the rotary world. As time allows, I'm putting together a story of his incredible career.
This being the case you will doubtless visit his exploits surrounding the production of the 1962 movie 'The War Lover'.

In 1959, novelist John Hersey’s "The War Lover" was published, creating the story of a volatile B-17 combat pilot who enjoyed his job just a bit too much. The setting was a fictional B-17 bomb group operating from England with the Eighth Air Force. Columbia Studios adapted the book for the silver screen in 1961. The film was shot in England, arrangements having been made to utilise Bovingdon airfield as the fictional bomb group’s base. A number of British war films, including 633 Squadron (1964) and Mosquito Squadron (1969), were also filmed at Bovingdon.

Nothing like a good buzz job to get the juices flowing! In this case one of the War Lover's ex-PB-1Ws being flown by John Crewdson for a key scene in the movie. Crewdson flew the airplane solo for the sequence (Photo: David Kay)

Sadly, no story covering the life of the late great John Crewdson would be complete without reference to the ill-fated Alouette topping this post and seen above in 1968 wearing 'Film Flight' titles.

Crewdson bought her in 1974 and operated her for a decade until that fateful day in 1984 when she met her demise. An image of the corroded bolt attributed to causing the detachment of AWAP's main rotor (as well as the link to the accident report) can be seen in post 518 on page 26.

Brilliant Stuff wrote: Sav please tell you had oxygen for your high jinks ..
For the benefit of our freshman flyers .. Absolutely! [cough] Yes!


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Gill Aldham on the Paravision Rig for the Tradex Exhibition opening ceremony.


P.s. First post so hope image works!
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G-AWAP presumably in it's Film Flight days so maybe Elstree.
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Here's a nice 206 for your nostalgia posts, Ex Air Logistics ship in its new Heli Hire colours.
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G-BGYF Air Logistics



Prior to painting in its new colours.
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Does any one have any pics of VH-FHF, Bell 206 used for Wales Rescue, Sydney, and subsequently used in the TV show Chopper Squad.

Thankyou

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Squirrel Grosso!

Check out post 804 on page 41.

I am also looking for an image of the same Surf Rescue craft - specifically a shot showing the word 'Ferguson' written on the nose. This would have been mid-70's!
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G-AWAP John Crewdson

Unfortunately I was working at Heli Hire at the time G-AWAP went down.

The loss of John marked the beginning of the end and I left about a year before it ceased trading after 8 happy years in the maintenance side.

AWAP was the workhorse of the fleet and rarely at SEN for long, with extended periods spent away with early Heli-Tele work for Marconi or electricity work.

Occasionally used as a pax ship for joy rides.

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G-BDKD And its demise




G-BDKD met its end while at Heli Hire and was put down to a MRH Damper Seal fault or something.

Just one of a number of Enstroms at HH included BCOT, BBRS and BALT for a time too.
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G-ANLW "The Eye of the Needle"

I thought these pictures of ANLW may be of interest.

The aircraft was made airworthy again, turned into a "Spoof" Dragonfly with a false nose and used in "The Eye of the Needle"



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Post 709 - G-EYRE

Not sure how this "Permalink" thing works but the unidentified B206 in the background behind G-EYRE 206L1 is G-CORC.

Belonged to Keiron Corcoran whose brother Paul owned G-PCOR.

Both aircraft were based in Kent.
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G-BRTB B206B2



G-BRTB Imported for a Martin Ridsdale who operated out of Blackpool I think as Northern Helicopters or something like that in the late 1980's.
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Icelandic Coastguard B47's



One of two Ex-Icelandic Coastguard Bell 47G's that Helicopter Maintenance Rebuilt.

G-WYTE and G-BJFI (Pictured) were rebuilt and certified as 47G2A-1 ships.

G-WTYE I think was laid to rest in Doncaster last time I heard but BJFI disappeared after flying for Harvest Air for a while.

Does anyone know where BJFI ended up?

Oh, excuse the silliness of my collegue with a wheel pole!!
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