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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 03:03
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Originally Posted by Decredenza View Post
Big Thank You (Dhan'yavāda) to VM for all his advice in getting me safely to (and back from) Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

10 day trek - drinking litres of water, eating garlic soup and spicing up things with TIMBUR. No altitude sickness problems for me (4130 m). You da man!

Epic air pollution in the valleys but fresh air up high. Clouds start to form at 12:30 local time and by 2 in the afternoon everything is clouded out above 3500 m.

The most amazing thing I saw (besides the Yeti) was an R44 landing (and taking off) at ABC! I didn't know they live at 13,500' lol

Thanks again. Safe flights!
Most welcome....happy You enjoyed! Yep there are folks (Sherpas) living as high as 18,000'
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 09:58
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Originally Posted by Decredenza View Post

Nepal saving money on traffic cops....
Yaaar it's a RoboCop.....AI yet to be installed
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 19:28
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You've been reset again! Only four posts, oh well!
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 20:37
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Still great pictures Vertical, most impressive. I do wonder, since most post are (still) old pictures, could we have an update to your adventures, any chance you might ever move back to Nepal (I understand you left some time ago)? Cheers
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 04:04
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It seems it is not necessary for wives to wear crash helmets.
G'day Fareastdriver.........Nepali road rules only require the Rider to be wearin' a Bonedone, pillions not? The Maoists repealed the law for PAX to be wearing as it increased crime....apparently

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Old 27th Nov 2018, 03:13
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This needs the technician


The other "wires" VM has to watch out for. Second longest suspension bridge in Nepal - 287 metres.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 04:23
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Namaste Captain, long time? Please post soon, we miss you
Om Mane Padme Hung
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 17:23
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You beat me to it Rotorbabe, missing the wit and the photographs.
come back soon....
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all,
safe flying.
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 07:41
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He's still around, just operating in more oxygen intense atmospheres.
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 08:13
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So he`s become an astronaut thenÉ
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 10:19
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The best PPRuNe thread is retired now?
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 09:02
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Namaste Mate... hey it's been a while since we got back, but we were overseas for another 5 weeks and didn't download the pics. Shame we missed you in KTM - Thanks to your missus' company for organising a truly amazing time - Fortunately due to the expert guide, we didn't need a medevac in the ~500km of trekking!

The kids are still on a high - The middle boy will always be able to say he turned 10 at Everest

What a place to fly!

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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 09:34
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What has happened to VF?
His new job obviously prevents him from posting.
But in regards this wonderful thread, it would be nice to know one way or the other if it has come to an end ??
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 09:05
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By his last post on 24th Nov he is labelled-

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With only one post he cannot publish pictures so he has probably concluded that he is wasting his time.




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Old 4th Feb 2019, 09:52
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
By his last post on 24th Nov he is labelled-

Vertical Freedom

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With only one post he cannot publish pictures so he has probably concluded that he is wasting his time.




Namaste, yes this is correct! Mr Steven has told me few days ago that he is blocked from posting as he posted pictures of family and food which is not helicopter related. He is happy to post and wants to but is blocked by this site.. It appears this rule applies only to him. I miss his pictures and humor.

Om mane padme hung
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 12:43
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Rules are rules, but with such a popular thread, the moderators should realize they are low life pieces of shit with an axe to grind for no other purpose than being class A dickheads. Change the rule.

I want VF back, I lived vicariously thru him.
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 13:42
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Originally Posted by GrayHorizonsHeli View Post
Rules are rules, but with such a popular thread, the moderators should realize they are low life pieces of shit with an axe to grind for no other purpose than being class A dickheads. Change the rule.

I want VF back, I lived vicariously thru him.
I'll Second that statement. VF is in an area that I will never make it too to see but am happy to see it thru his eyes. Although I do question some of his spicy food choices but then again all of us had cast iron stomachs at one time.

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Old 4th Feb 2019, 13:55
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If the occasional vegan post (no one is perfect) caused a problem, then just open a facebook page where those that appreciate it can view it.
Getting rid of content that generates traffic, and thus advertising revenue, isn't a great strategy, even if said traffic vaguely doesn't conform to the rules.
Pedantry has its place but is not always smart.
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 14:05
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Great post Gary, don't think it will stay up for long once the strong arm of the mods see it!!!
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 19:43
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I used to, with many others, post on the Gaining An R.A.F Pilots Brevet In WW II thread in the military section. My posts bore NO relation to the Second World War and I would describe my flying in China and Australia. This was accepted by the mods because the readers were interested in it.

There must be a different class of mods.
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