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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 03:52   #61 (permalink)
 
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"Describe your MOST memorable moment in a helicopter and why it was so memorable".
It couldn't possibly be flying with that world renowned Kiwi photographer?

First solo in a helicopter
A few rescues here and there
Throwing water at the ground during the NSW fires, 2000-02
Taking Dad for a flight
First flight in Antarctica
Finding out the hard way the difference in relative wind calls from the USN: while drifting into a fire truck at night on the Forrestal flight deck
First flight in my first helicopter with my rego
The only landing on the Ansett building in Melbourne
The first landing in the MCG
First fog approach and landing for real to Ark Royal; nothing like the trials and theory!

Sorry, more than one: do I get more than one calendar
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 06:43   #62 (permalink)
 
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Throwing water at the ground during the NSW fires, 2000-02
Ah, you old Victorian, you probably missed the ground anyway!
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 18:06   #63 (permalink)
 
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Thanks so much KiwiNed - posted my ditty on 27th November and just back from flying today and there it was on the door mat - Awesome calendar and thanks so much - incredibly kind of you..god bless / blue skies and merry xmas

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Old 4th Dec 2017, 15:54   #64 (permalink)


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HI.. i remember best the first time i initiated an autorotation myself with a instructor.... i rolled off throttle before i lowered the collective.. , at the time it did not stand out as i was very green.. but a year later as a green CFI.. a student did the same.. this really scarred me.. and my own error have been stuck since..
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 20:13   #65 (permalink)
 
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Hi Ned, just wanted to say thanks for the calendar - absolutely amazing pics in it! Very much appreciated! Thank you
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 21:27   #66 (permalink)
 
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And thank you from me too, Ned. Fantastic photography - written as a photographer - and thanks to air mail the calendar is already gracing my office wall a month early.
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 21:39   #67 (permalink)
 
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The calendar arrived today! Thank you!
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 05:10   #68 (permalink)
 
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Mine has arrived also. Thank you very much, Ned!
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 10:55   #69 (permalink)
 
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To close for comfort

It would have to be during my CPL(h) checkride. Cruising along at 2000ft during part of the nav section. A Cessna appeared out of no where at the same altitude crossing from right to left, uncomfortably close ahead of us. I had to act as if I had known about it and was happy with it. I hadn't and wasn't!
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 19:15   #70 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the calendar - arrived in Texas this morning. Great photos as always.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 19:19   #71 (permalink)
 
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Ned, my calendar arrived today in Germany.
Same procedure as every year: Great pictures, many thanks to downunder

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Old 6th Dec 2017, 20:01   #72 (permalink)


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Has to be the one that took my father from a rural hospital to much more well known and leagues above hospital. His service connected disabilities made his treatments very tricky however the pilot had to try taking off 3 times to get the the thing airborne..My father was ok but the rest of the family watching was not during those few moments! The winds were very bad but so was my dads condition.. the Veteran pilot assured me at no time where they in trouble..as he had flown in much worse in the Vietnam conflict.

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Old 7th Dec 2017, 21:15   #73 (permalink)
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ATTN: EVERYONE

Last batch of calendars for this year is being airmailed off on Wed next week so we are closing this thread as of 10pm New Zealand time on Tuesday the 12th of December. So if you want a 2018 Calendar make your post and send me your info.

Cheers and have a good Xmas.

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Old 7th Dec 2017, 23:03   #74 (permalink)
 
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My most memorable helicopter flight will most probably be the next time I will be flying again as passenger in the back with one of you Offshore pilots.
It has now been more than 2 years that I have been offshore.

Luckily the company I am working for has found some non offshore work.
But I am really looking forward for the next offshore job.
I would really be saddened if my last memorable flight would show to be in the ditching simulator last year.

But hey, activity is up, oil price is somewhat steady at 60 and they are talking about $80 for a barrel end of next year. We will just hang in some more.
Just as you (pilots and engineers) have to do.

Keep up the spirit and I hope to actually meet some if you at work next year.
Best wishes,

Cheers SLB
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 06:28   #75 (permalink)


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Hi
My most memorable experience was a cross crountry from LAX to the dominical republic..
It was a delivery of a new R44 .. what a trip as a new pilot.
The high point was a can-refuling in a tiny island, as we could not fly diretly to the airport
Merry xmas
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 08:46   #76 (permalink)
 
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ATTN: EVERYONE

Last batch of calendars for this year is being airmailed off on Wed next week so we are closing this thread as of 10pm New Zealand time on Tuesday the 12th of December. So if you want a 2018 Calendar make your post and send me your info.

Cheers and have a good Xmas.

Ned
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 23:14   #77 (permalink)
 
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Life's A Beach

My most memorable flight was shuttling a Robinson from San Francisco to the factory at Torrance, Los Angeles. Started of flying over the beautiful Bay Area following by the stunning mountains and coast line of Northern California, terminating in a truly memorable LOW level flight over Santa Monica beach as instructed by LAX Approach. Brilliant, will never forget it.


Merry Christmas everyone.

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