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R44 on the M25 today!

Old 28th Aug 2013, 19:34
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R44 on the M25 today!

Have never seen a helicopter on a trailer attached to a 4x4 on a motorway, well did today on the M25 near Chertsey! Any more info?
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 19:45
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Hello,

Are you sure it was not flying very very low ?!

On a trailer, maybe the best way to travel 100% safe with an helicopter ...
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 20:09
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Maybe been on a trailer is the safer way to travel! It was painted orange and black if that helps with ID?
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 00:47
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I've seen it a few times, well not R44 but R22.
might be cheaper to transport it like that instead of flying it to the new owner.
or might be a registration thing..?
I know about a german guy (close to berlin) who came to London by car and drove back to berlin with the R22 on a trailer.
So there must be a good reason why people do that.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 12:50
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Did it all across southern africa while doing game capture...
Cheaper and you get to keep your kit and fuel with you on the back of a pick up.
Was only with a 22 - never seen a 44 on a trailer, besides crashed ones. We were advised against it due to the stress on the trail boom while traveling.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 17:03
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UK got there first! 1956
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 20:36
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Once transported an R22 on a trailer for a friend that had an over speed to a maintenance facility behind my 4x4. Even though it was only a little R22 I still felt a bit cool towing a helicopter down the motorway
UNTIL a HGV with a seaking on its trailer overtook me !
Absoloutley true story.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 20:47
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Still no id

Despite the orange and black colours?
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 20:51
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Yep, the most common reason to see a machine on the back of a lorry is when it's en-route to maintenance following an overspeed/tech failure. Strange sight to see, it's not natural...
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 20:56
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It looked in great shape and had blades on?
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 21:36
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Still not natural....
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 16:18
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My guess is that it's likely to be G-CBYY, it's out of CofA & has recently been purchased by Startrade in Germany. Take a look on G-INFO, there is a pic on the record.

See quite a few types on trailer coming in & out of local airport with paintshop based, H369 was the last one I saw on trailer with 4x4 towing, albeit minus blades & engine etc...
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 08:15
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Looks like the photo is at Weston-Super-Mare; one of the old Helidays events.
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