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Old 11th Dec 2018, 23:45
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Horizon7573 - May wish you read the original post.
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Old 12th Dec 2018, 07:56
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Thank you a lot for this generous offer Ned!

Calendar arrived and quality of pictures and print is outstanding.

Pleasure to look at every time!
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 07:41
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Hi Ned!

One of my most memorable moments was the first time i flew a full down auto rotation in a 22. Scary as hell but amazing fun at the smae time!

Have a great christmas!
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 23:29
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Got 20 left before they are completely out of stock until the 2020 one comes out. So if anyone else wants one, follow the rules, make a post and send me a PM so I can send one out before I head off overseas on the 4th.

Hope everyone had a good Christmas.

Ned
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 06:42
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I suppose one of my most memorable moments was upon encountering Ned and mistaking him for a Statesman of some sort.

It was a blessing in a left handed way in that I determined upon a few moments watching Ned that I decided my People Skills were not as impressive as Ned's.

Failing to pick up on his accent....I mistook him for an Australian Bogan of a pretty rough type.

I very much admire his photography and ability to turn a phrase when he gets a bit prickly.

We all know that is a facade and he is really just real cuddly bear inside.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 12:02
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Hi Ned, thanks for the generous offer.
My most memorable moment would have to be the first time I held a vaguely steady hover. After hours of poor old John going through the old "you have, WHOA!!! I have.... you have, WHOA!!! I have...." one day it suddenly clicked. I don't recall a steady progression from unstable to stable(ish), I just feel that one flight I was endangering anyone around the perimeter of Redhill, the next I was holding pretty much over the required spot, at around the height and sort-of pointed in the direction John had requested. It felt so good (and, tbh, I still think it is one of the coolest feelings, just hovering).
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 18:08
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My most memorable moment with helicopters would have to be one of my earliest flights with Keith Turner on our farm near Masterton !
He was spraying with the Sikorsky s55 he had at the time. My brother and I watched him working all day hoping for a ride and he obliged at the end of the day with a short hop back to our house !!
He took us on a couple more rides as I was growing up and I always remember him doing this for us when I get kids coming up and wanting to see the machine and maybe go for a quick ride in it !
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 15:55
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Last year I wrote my most commemerable flight would probably be my next flight as the offshore business was in a down turn and I was wondering if a next flight would even come!

Last August I was called out again for a day trip.
It was exactly 2 years from my last trip.
It was great flying in a CHC helicopter out onto the Dutch shelf.
CHC made it through the bad times, I and the company also endured and came out of it.
Signs are somewhat more positive now.

Everybody Best wishes!

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Old 29th Dec 2018, 13:41
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Hi Ned
once again thank you for the great offer.

My my experience would be back in Croatia/Bosnia ‘96.
As a young fresh faced technician I was tasked in doing a flight test post maintenance on a Gazelle.
So there I am sat up the front with my trusty Rotortune box all ready to go.
Flight test went perfect out over the Adriatic on a beautiful clear day then the fun begins.
The PIC (alas I don’t remember his name) showed me the more agile characteristics of a Gazelle which had the effect I think he intended.
Flight back to base involved me getting my first ‘hands on’ I was slowly introduced into straight and level then gentle turns with his expert guidance and amazing patience.
I was able to bring the aircraft all the way back to the refuel spot at which point he took over.
A memory that I still cherish to this day.
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