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Old 11th Jan 2019, 20:20
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Helicopter pilots are different...

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:19
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I think that pilot is Pontius. It's been around long enough.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 22:27
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I still have the framed version given to me in 1979 (by someone who swore they'd never fly in one again).
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I love the wireless collective
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 10:35
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I love the wireless collective
It's the Nintendo Wii version
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 10:52
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Yep, we rotorheads are "different" ;-)
By the way: Are there any collections of pics, comic strips, proverbs, sayings etc. concerning helicopter humour?
Any links?

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Old 12th Jan 2019, 11:17
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Here's a colour version.

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Old 12th Jan 2019, 11:57
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Here's a colour version.

The varied skills helicopter pilots possess. Colouring in being one of them
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Hi homonculus,

I was going to try and track down an image of an MD902 collective - sorry, 'thrust' - lever but my favoured non-tracking search site DuckDuckGo sadly let me down. Suffice to say that it is like the one in the cartoon (which I remember from the late 70s), going down into the cockpit floor at the front rather than taking up the space required for the driver's sandwiches like a conventional collective.

AL1 - doh! Despite 9 years on type I'd forgotten that the Chinook has one too:



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Old 12th Jan 2019, 12:17
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The varied skills helicopter pilots possess. Colouring in being one of them
FED obviously had crayons for Christmas
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 13:32
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I worked at American Airlines Training Corporation instructing on the then brand new S-76A with Jerry Crupper (USAF/LtCol Retired) who had been a "Jolly Green" H-3 and H-53 Pilot during the Vietnam War.

Jerry and his Wife, Fran, were killed in a vehicle collision involving an illegal immigrant who was intoxicated.

Jerry's Daughters gave me a hand drawn version of this now famous drawing and it has since been a treasure to me.

Jerry's Flight Engineer drew the the thing for a going away gift when Jerry finished his tour of duty with the Jolly Greens.

In time I will pass it down to an appropriate person or museum.

The kindness the Crupper Girls showed me during a very trying time for them....speaks so well of their Mom and Dad.

If I could figure out how to post a photo of it here.....I would.

It is roughly framed, has lots of dents, dings, and scratches on it....the plastic sheet protecting it is marred in places....but every time I look at it......or discuss everything it has to say with someone.....the more I value it.

Flying helicopters is not all about the machine, the rules and laws, the pay or perks or even what we do with them...it is all about people and that special bond we share as we go about our daily business.

Some one wrote a short blurb about us....someone else drew up a cartoon....it got published....and a Flight Engineer gave a gift to a friend...his Daughters gave it to me.

There is one example of what I am talking about.

At some point we all begin to look back and ponder our life's travels and question how we got to where we are and try to figure out what the good bits were.

This was one of mine.

Will you be a part of someone's collection of memories?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 14:59
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Originally Posted by Thracian View Post
Yep, we rotorheads are "different" ;-)
By the way: Are there any collections of pics, comic strips, proverbs, sayings etc. concerning helicopter humour?
Any links?

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You could add a Wikipost to this thread
If everyone still posts their submissions and discussions in the normal thread you can transfer the really humorous to the Wiki post from time

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Old 12th Jan 2019, 21:36
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Here's a colour version.
That's the one that I did, I believe.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 09:53
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That's the one that I did, I believe.
It could well be; it's certainly wasn't done by me! It was loaded, with everything else, into my present computer in July 2017.
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It does look better in colour
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 22:43
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It could well be
I coloured one in during down time at work, and the copy I have on my wall has exactly the same colours.
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 07:42
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And you didn't even go over the lines MG

In the finest AAC tradition, I trust you ate the crayons afterwards
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And you didn't even go over the lines MG
Good training in the use of colour at Shawbury.

I trust you ate the crayons afterward
Of course. Sauteed, with a glass of Chianti.
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