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2024 HeliOps/Air Attack Calendar Giveaway

Old 27th Oct 2023, 21:02
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Devil 2024 HeliOps/Air Attack Calendar Giveaway

Well folks - its that time. We have a few calendars for anyone that might like one. Read on with how to get yours.

1. Make a post onto this thread about what you enjoy about the job you have now. Obviously must be helicopter related.

2. Send me a Private Message here with name and postal address and also send me a name and postal address of a colleague that you think might like one.

Its that simple. Below are the images in this years edition.

Have a great day everyone.

Ned













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Old 27th Oct 2023, 23:17
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Retired and miss my helicopters.
Especially enjoyed fighting fire with a bellytank.
Fun Daze!
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 01:49
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Same Olde, still getting up close with Atlanta Police helicopters hovering around where I work Downtown looking for bad boys and girls, no flying this year(plans in place to change that)

The closest I’ve actually got to a helicopter this year is in my friends warehouse which is home to 5 x135’s, mostly ex HEMS and one ex PNSI…… now that’s a long way from home.

Ned, as always thank you once again for your generous offer, always look forward to finding your Calendar in the post!
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 01:55
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Started on Huey's and Chinooks in 1982 , 41 years later on S-92's still love it , helicopters have taken me all round the world , old days (pre 2000) probably a bit more fun.
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 02:46
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Thumbs up Helo Career

Started working with Bell as structural engineer July 1978. 31 years with Bell as Rotor Structural engineer, Flight Test Engineer on the 214ST, back to Rotor Stress working on LHX, M430, and AH-1Z - UH-1Y. Back to Flight Test with four years at PAX River and H-1 Upgrades. Retired in 2008. Loved it all. Ott.
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Old 29th Oct 2023, 13:54
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Currently flying offshore on two great machines: the AW139 and the AW189. The 139 is the industry workhorse that everyone likes. The 189 is a superb aircraft with the same handling characteristics but increased payload. Operating this two in south-west Africa, on a nice country and half a year at home for my own, is my dream job.
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Old 29th Oct 2023, 16:20
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Best thing about my job is the variety of work. Get to fly all around Canada flying fires, mining camps, geology work, pipeline and more!
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Old 29th Oct 2023, 17:05
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I enjoy helping other pilots with their medical issues. Like flying itself I am always learning from these interactions and realise what a privilege it is to be flying
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I have a job - which after some time we would be allowed to work from home. My place is under the path of most helicopters moving from Northeast of the town to the sea at a low attitude below airline traffic. Judging from the number of flights and type flown I try to make / think a story about where they go.
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 23:31
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What I like the most about my job is that I get to do what always wanted/dreamt to do when I was a little boy.

If ever I feel a bit fed up with something at work, what happens only once in a blue moon, I remind myself how privileged I am making my boyhood dream come true.

Thank you for your generous offer KiwiNedNZ, as in previous years I'm looking forward to all the fantastic pictures for each month!
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 23:35
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Still plugging away in the safety world, writing programs, updating manuals, keeping the promotion of aviation and helicopters alive wherever I can... Lungs and heart won't let me fly anymore, but I turned 66 2 weeks ago and am still on the right side of the ground...
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Old 1st Nov 2023, 00:43
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Just like in any job, there are days I just dont want to be at work. But there are a lot more days I say out loud: I get PAID to do this?!

I believe there was Devine intervention at work that ordered my steps and brought me into Aviation Maintenance almost 22 years ago as an Apprentice Mechanic.

Now Ive been in the Test Flight section as a crewman on various advanced helicopters for almost 17 of those 22 years(And close to 2500 flight hours). What an experience, one that most civilians wont ever have! Truly blessed.

Anyway, thank for sharing your awesome photography with us all!

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Old 1st Nov 2023, 12:32
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Currently flying heslo operations, mainy sawing, I like it a lot ! It’s demanding, so time flies litterally, also rewarding when you get things going your way. The rotation and pay is allright, I’m happy !
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 12:43
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I enjoyed 40+ years flying helicopters and claim to have not "worked" a single day in my life, but being paid for my hobby. What a privilege.
Now living on the boat is another great way of spending one's life.
All active crews fly safe and enjoy, it's more than a job.

River cruising in Germany
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 13:07
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I enjoy the people I meet. Tours, photos, survey, whatever, flying in helicopters makes people happy and their happiness is infectious.
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Smile

Best office view.....money can't buy! Unless of course You can afford Your own 35yrs into this game & still humping that lever

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A while ago wings presentation cancelled no jobs. A few months later posted to an out of season holiday resort in winter. Wings presentation was a guy in uniform stores tossing the brevet across the counter from a stash in a cardboard box. Went out for my first trip strapped in and looked down at the pedals which said HUEY. I started grinning shamelessly.
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Old 3rd Nov 2023, 13:44
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Ned, thanks for the invite.
Flew Helicopters in the Navy, currently working in the maintenance aspect of rotary wing aviation.
What do I like about it? It keeps helicopters flying! That's a good thing all by itself.

There are a some new materials and processes which reduce the environmental impact of helicopter maintenance - new sealants and coatings that dispense with hexavalent chrome, and of course the lower VOC paints - so it's nice to see a slightly more "earth friendly" flavor to the maintenance effort.

The mailing address is the same as in the PM I sent you a few years ago for a previous calendar, which decorated the office for a year and got a lot of nice compliments.
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Old 4th Nov 2023, 17:32
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Ned, thank you for this offer. It is so generous, and the pictures are always breathtaking! Looking forward to working with you in the new year!

What do I enjoy about my current job? I am blessed to lead a fantastic team of people who are passionate about building and supporting an iconic helicopter brand. The people we are able to meet and work with in this unique industry amazes me every day. There is never a dull moment!
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Anyone else before this batch gets sent off on friday.
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