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Classic Helicopters Still Doing The Fandango!

Old 6th May 2022, 00:10
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Bell47 to Chinook.
Aah memories! My first two types. Talk about sublime to the ridiculous! But both remain firm favourites.
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Old 6th May 2022, 04:38
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Two of my Vietnam units crew chiefs, Geoff Carr and Peter Olesko, have breathed life into a UH-1H which they operate out of Redwood City, CA with the aim of,

1. To preserve the history of the Huey Helicopter.

2. To honor the memory of the men who served in the 135th Assault Helicopter Company and all Vietnam Veterans.

3. To serve our nationís Veterans impacted by PTSD and other invisible wounds of war through comradery and contact with EMU 309, our Huey Helicopter.

Don't know if they are still on the lookout, but were after a UH-1C to restore to gunship status. I'm sure they would welcome a heads up if anyone reading is in the know of a possible candidate.

Huey Vets | Official website of EMU, Inc
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Old 6th May 2022, 08:11
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Saunders-Roe Skeeter

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"Personally I would love to see a Saunders-Roe Skeeter back in the air someday."

Unfortunately, the CAA will not allow Skeeters to fly with their original blades - manufacturing new blades would be very expensive.....

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Old 6th May 2022, 14:22
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Originally Posted by Palma View Post
Unfortunately, the CAA will not allow Skeeters to fly with their original blades - manufacturing new blades would be very expensive.....
Thank you for the info Palma.
I was thinking it might have been possible after seeing the Bristol 171 as restored by redbull getting flight approval. According to an infographic on their site she first flew in 1957!
Perhaps if as much attention was devoted to a Skeeter it could similarly receive a potential exception ..with new blades of course.
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