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Old 11th May 2018, 22:15
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Devil Helos Around the World - Ned's Collection

As most of you know I have been travelling the world shooting these rotary winged marvels for a number of decades. Well after chatting with Senior Pilot am starting this thread which I will keep adding to during my world travels, showing the men/women and machines of this industry. Its a great industry to be a part of whether you are flying Robbies/Cabris at one end or the S92 and H225s at the other end. Each machine has its place and thats why we capture images from all parts of the spectrum. Thanks Senior Pilot and hope everyone enjoys the threads as I keep adding to it from both past and present images.

These first ones are from a shoot I did with Everett Aviation and Bristow in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. They were operating AW139s out to a drill ship off the coast of Tanzania down towards Mozambique.
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Once we got back from the offshore stuff managed to grab a few air to air shots of my camera ship (The H145) and Everetts AS355N. The helipad is in the middle of Dar Es Salaam and on top of the Holiday Inn I think. We managed to find a taller building nearby and got permission to shoot from its roof as the H145 did some approaches and take offs below.
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Old 11th May 2018, 22:27
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These few were from a shoot with Helisud Maroc in Marrakech, Morocco. Owned by some very good friends Auerlie and Daniel it went on to become Heliconia and they now operate a number of AW139s as well as a lot of light singles. This EC130 ended up with HeliFrance at their base in Paris for a while where I shot it again but not sure where it is now. Great country for backdrops to shoot against, especially up in the Atlas Mountains.
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Old 11th May 2018, 22:35
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This was one of the more unique paint schemes I shot - a B3 in South Africa. I think it was Mike Bissit or Bissict that was flying it. Looked great over green backdrops.
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Old 12th May 2018, 01:03
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Great photos Ned! I especially like the one of the 139 on the drill ship
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Old 12th May 2018, 05:36
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These few images are from one of my trips to Afghanistan with the US State Dept - INL Air Wing crews and their Huey IIs. These specific images are from a few days in Kabul. Some amazing scenery.
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Old 12th May 2018, 06:07
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This was a seriously awesome shoot. We were south of Bloemfontein in South Africa. Thys Potgieter was flying the 300 and the R44 over a couple of days doing dart work for a private game reserve. They were darting Rhinos, Giraffe, Kudu and some other animals. The Rhinos had trackers put into their horns which enabled the game farm to keep track of where they were at all times - essential when protecting them from the poachers. Bring up beside these amazing creatures when they were sedated was a pretty cool experience. Mind you one did wake up a lot quicker than they thought and I have never run so fast in my life
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Old 12th May 2018, 07:01
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Awsome pictures Ned !!! Keeep them coming
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Old 12th May 2018, 07:42
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What a great thread Ned. I love all the photos so far, especially the ones in Tanzania and South Africa. Iím looking forward to all your new posts
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Spent a week with the team at OnAir Tours in Livingstone, Zambia a while ago. They had a couple of EC130B4s and an EC120. Such an amazing place to shoot over Victoria Falls. The flights at dawn and sunset were something pretty special. Sitting in the open doorway of the EC120 over the top of Vic Falls you had to pinch yourself to make sure you were awake. We shot both in the Upper Zambezi river and also did some low level stuff in the lower Zambezi. The tiger fishing is awesome there.
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A few years ago here in New Zealand OutGro Aviation (MK1) had a couple of R66s on ag work. Spent a couple of days with the guys shooting down near Port Waikato. Was impressed with the R66 as an ag machine, there are a few of them here in NZ. Here they are spraying liquid Fert.
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Old 12th May 2018, 19:04
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Have had the privilege to shoot this private owners helicopters in Dubai for many years now. These ones are from back in 06 when we shot the first AW139 they got. You can see the Palm still being built in the background.
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Few years ago Columbia Helicopters had a Vertol 107 based in NZ doing utility work. I got to shoot them putting in some ski lift towers near Queenstown.
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Lloyd Ferguson has a uniquely coloured MD500D here in New Zealand. We did an impromptu shoot of it along with a C model that was locally based back then.
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If there is anything specific you would like to see from my shoots let me know and will see what I can dig out.
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Old 13th May 2018, 22:15
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Brilliant photos Ned ... Thanks for taking the time to share. More please, as and when you have time!
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what a great incentive! i'll be joining you one day in the next 2-5 years!
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Few from the south of France.
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Going forward just going to upload batches of 5 images from my travels - they could be from anywhere, could be artistic ones, could be anything. Better to post small batches rather than you having to wait for ages for 20 or 30 photos to load.

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Few artistic images.
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