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Old 12th Sep 2018, 13:41
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12 grand is my limit in a 206, and it's not a comfortable place to be. 12 grand is also my limit in a 212, and whilst the ride is even less comfortable than 206, I'd never swap the 2 donks for a more comfortable ride. You really need to be totally squared away at those altitudes and above, whatever the comfort level or number of donks. More-so than me.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:20
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Your 12,000' in a Bell206 was probably similar to mine - 12,000' above ground level. Mine was with 4 parachutists and the doors off. After they had jumped out the change of C of G plus the airflow through the cabin when I tried to descend made for a very uncomfortable and lonely descent which seemed to take forever. Never again :-)
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:25
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
12 grand is my limit in a 206, and it's not a comfortable place to be. 12 grand is also my limit in a 212, and whilst the ride is even less comfortable than 206, I'd never swap the 2 donks for a more comfortable ride. You really need to be totally squared away at those altitudes and above, whatever the comfort level or number of donks. More-so than me.
Hey VF

I'm with GulliBell on this one, over 12500 fixed wing and two engines minimum
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:27
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Originally Posted by Same again View Post
Your 12,000' in a Bell206 was probably similar to mine - 12,000' above ground level. Mine was with 4 parachutists and the doors off. After they had jumped out the change of C of G plus the airflow through the cabin when I tried to descend made for a very uncomfortable and lonely descent which seemed to take forever. Never again :-)
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Having followed VF Thread for a while now I think he thrives at the higher altitudes. Get him down to sea level and he's an unhappy camper.

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Old 12th Sep 2018, 18:18
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Lack of O2 makes everyone happy for a wee bit
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 23:56
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....'tis indeedly a JetBanger & yep still climbing, inbound to Camp 1 for a film shoot with nose mounted camera
Way outside my pay grade to take on a job like that. I'd want to find a cloud to hide in so I couldn't see outside. Can I just stay home and eat crumpet for breakfast instead?
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 05:23
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
12 grand is my limit in a 206, and it's not a comfortable place to be. 12 grand is also my limit in a 212, and whilst the ride is even less comfortable than 206, I'd never swap the 2 donks for a more comfortable ride. You really need to be totally squared away at those altitudes and above, whatever the comfort level or number of donks. More-so than me.
I hear ya Brother G.........................yip yer bang on again
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 05:29
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Thumbs down is that, smog or........................

Originally Posted by Same again View Post
Your 12,000' in a Bell206 was probably similar to mine - 12,000' above ground level. Mine was with 4 parachutists and the doors off. After they had jumped out the change of C of G plus the airflow through the cabin when I tried to descend made for a very uncomfortable and lonely descent which seemed to take forever. Never again :-)
G'day Same Again.........yip Parachutists are never fun, especially with 2 blades spinning overhead. not to mention when they give a big push-off to launch
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 05:32
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Hey there RoyBert .....my dream is roasting under a Hot Sun on Beach loaded with eye Kandy Cold = no fun Lack of o2 = abri abri abri whaz up Doc
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 05:45
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GB, the money is Peanuts but ya gotta do what You gotta do, to put a Red on the table.............................
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 08:26
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...the money is Peanuts.....
And I suppose peanuts 'aint enough to buy crumpet....so I'd better keep doing what I'm doing and leave the oxygen deprived tough stuff to VF.
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#5333...……I that a "Yak Bar", or a place for eagles to hitch a ride on when they get tired up so high? #
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#5333...I that a "Yak Bar", or a place for eagles to hitch a ride on when they get tired up so high? #
Hey there OF........& I thought a Yak Bar was a watering hole when Beer O'clock hits
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 12:59
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Danger Ow Dear Ow Dear Ow Dearie me


Outstanding arrival, besides being waaaaaay too high & then Pilot thought he had TR failure thanks to the wind effect, so he closed the throttle & forgot to pull pitch at the bottom
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