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Old 31st Oct 2022, 03:00
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Chatting with Senior Pilot and thought it might be good to start posting a thread of some of my images from the various shoots I do, sort of add some eye candy to the Rotorheads.


Stunning looking 427 I shot the other day in Nashville, TN.
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This was from a shoot I did with the team at Starspeed in the UK - considering how many different helo types we had it actually went ok.
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Privately owned VIP Bell 429 I was lucky enough to shoot near Nashville, TN recently.

Always fun playing with the setting sun - Collier County Sheriffs brand new Bell 429 off the coast of Naples, FL.

Collier County Bell 429 and their Bell UH-1H which has a pretty cool Vietnam War history.
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This was from a shoot I did with the team at Starspeed in the UK - considering how many different helo types we had it actually went ok.
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Glad to see this thread....and your photos.....always enjoyed your photographic work!
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Thanks Sasless - I am privileged to get to shoot some amazing machines doing amazing things with some great crews around the world. Will try and regularly add to this thread - got a few images



This was a fun shoot with some VIP AW139s in Dubai. Took a couple of passes along the dunes to nail it but happy with the end result.

One of 3 Sqn RNZAF NH90s waiting to pick up some customers late one evening.

On one of my many visits to Afghanistan - I would always stand out on the ramp at sunset and capture images of the helos coming back to base or heading off on a mission. This was a USAF Pavehawk coming back from picking up an IED victim.
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From a shoot I did with ERA Helicopters in Alaska. They were doing some trials of the AW139 with sling loads. Was quite fun to see.
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Always like your images and recall the thread some years ago which was a "screen saver" and calendar. Still looking at the May 2019 one each day!
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On the way to work one morning with Jay in the Lama that used to be based up north in New Zealand.

Gulf Helicopters AW189 and S92 that I got to shoot out over the desert in Qatar.
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Fantastic Pics as always Ned
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Thanks Ned - great idea and brilliant pics - should have done it years ago!
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From a shoot in South Korea with the DustOff UH-60s that work around the DMZ with North Korea.

Back when Everett Aviation and Bristow were teamed up and operating to a drilling ship offshore of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.

Gulf Helicopters S-92 out in the desert towards the Saudi border. We played around in the sunset for a while to get some cool shots.
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Here is one that has some history to it. I am the one in the grey shirt - the guy beside me who was our interpreter in Afghanistan between 2006-2009 is Ahmad Shah Massood. His father was the Lion of Panjir and ran the Northern Alliance before being killed by the Taliban. Ahmad Shah went on to become a politician in Afghanistan and now runs the National Resistance Front in the Panjir Valley and is fighting the Taliban. From time to time I would keep in touch with him - amazing person.
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Friend operates this S-76 in NZ and we were recently doing some shots around NZ for their new VIP charter business. This one was up around some of the glaciers on the southern alps.

Ten days ago over in Colorado shooting Mountain Blade Runners K-Max. Cool looking machine this one.

Rod Lewis's Bell 429 alongside one of his many warbirds - a Bell AiraCobra.
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Couple of CT Officers from Nitra, Slovakia as we did a shoot with the Govt operated Bell 429.

Couple of Huey IIs from the US State Dept INL Air Wing. Did a bunch of trips over to Afghanistan to work with these crews.

On the ground in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Thys Potgieter out herding some Rhinos so they could dart them and put trackers in their horns and in turn help keep them away from poachers.
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A USAF crew about to leave Kandahar to go and pick up a medevac case from TK. This was a common sight on the ramp in Kandahar.

Another shot of Thys Potgieter and Doc about to dart a Rhino so they could put a transmitter into its horn and keep them away from poachers.

HH-60G coming back into Kandahar late one afternoon.
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From a shoot off the UK south coast a few years ago.

Michael Kadoories MD520N I shot over Hong Kong harbour back in the day.
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Always fun shooting with Air Zermatt. This day we took the Bell 429 out for some hoisting shots up on one of the crevasses.
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One of Erickson Air Cranes S-64s taking a powerline tower out to its site during the Sunrise Powerline Project near San Diego.

The Erickson S-64 approaching the bottom half of the pylon to attach its section to the top.
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What are the odds that the blades on the two Hueys in post 14 would come out with both sets of blades exactly fore and aft?
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More dumb luck than anything LOL
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