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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2019, 21:35
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By vaqueroaero

I was one of the first people to fly a civilian...

I was one of the first people to fly a civilian helicopter in Armenia, a Bell 429. We flew up in the mountains and saw nomadic shepherds, flew over ancient temples, had to land next to surface to air...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2019, 12:25
Replies: 13,114
Views: 10,348,212
Posted By vaqueroaero

What did the drummer call his twin girls? ...

What did the drummer call his twin girls?

Anna one.....Anna two......
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2019, 03:26
Replies: 246
Views: 40,651
Posted By vaqueroaero

I read somewhere that a crew of two had to be...

I read somewhere that a crew of two had to be flown from Europe to bring the boat back.......
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2019, 11:46
Replies: 39
Views: 4,491
Posted By vaqueroaero

We're inland from Cape Canaveral sitting and...

We're inland from Cape Canaveral sitting and waiting. Dorian is supposed (!!!) to stay about 50 miles offshore. The wind forecast to reach a maximum of 70mph. The house is shuttered up, plenty of...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2019, 10:24
Replies: 27
Views: 2,834
Posted By vaqueroaero

Ask to follow them on Instagram. I assume that...

Ask to follow them on Instagram. I assume that said model has a name, so Google is your friend.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jul 2019, 02:10
Replies: 36
Views: 3,470
Posted By vaqueroaero

Of that I'm not sure, but I do remember a sign...

Of that I'm not sure, but I do remember a sign stating that if you were standing 800 feet from a shuttle launch the heat wouldn't kill you but the sound waves would. So it's pretty probable that...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2019, 03:33
Replies: 36
Views: 3,470
Posted By vaqueroaero

On a recent trip to Kennedy Space Centre one of...

On a recent trip to Kennedy Space Centre one of the guides told us that for every gallon of fuel used in Saturn V's lift off it travelled 4.75 inches.
Once ignited the shuttle solid rocket boosters...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jun 2019, 11:13
Replies: 48
Views: 26,666
Posted By vaqueroaero

AW 139 Hard Landing in Spain.

Surprised this isn't here already. It appears that a Babcock SAR 139 in Spain had an engine failure due to turbulence. An auto rotation was carried out resulting in a hard landing........

Incident...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 02:20
Replies: 43
Views: 6,025
Posted By vaqueroaero

As is usual with this type of thread the...

As is usual with this type of thread the dinosaurs appear to bash technology. Ooohhhh....buy and run a smart phone. Not like it was back in my day with with my slate and chalk. You're the type of...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2019, 14:09
Replies: 807
Views: 529,780
Posted By vaqueroaero

It seems a 505 has crashed in the country of...

It seems a 505 has crashed in the country of Georgia. 3 fatalities.

http://www.interpressnews.ge/en/article/102415-two-pilots-and-one-passenger-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in-kazbegi/
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2019, 09:55
Replies: 111
Views: 12,508
Posted By vaqueroaero

Words spoken were..... a little 'bluer' than that!

Words spoken were..... a little 'bluer' than that!
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2019, 13:18
Replies: 111
Views: 12,508
Posted By vaqueroaero

A friend of mine bought a spanking new top of the...

A friend of mine bought a spanking new top of the line SUV thing that has all the aforementioned driver assist technology. Cameras for everything, alarms, bells, whistles. The second day of owning it...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2019, 01:44
Replies: 40
Views: 5,324
Posted By vaqueroaero

Big Boy Runs

I know there was a thread here somewhere concerning steam trains, but I can't find it.

Anyway Union Pacific ran Big Boy 4014 for the first time on May 2nd. For anyone interested!
...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2019, 10:37
Replies: 13,114
Views: 10,348,212
Posted By vaqueroaero

I asked my wife if I was the only one for her. ...

I asked my wife if I was the only one for her.
She replied "yes, all the others were nines and tens."

I asked my wife the other day what was the one thing she really wanted to do with my body....
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2019, 15:51
Replies: 31
Views: 3,913
Posted By vaqueroaero

Sorry, I can't answer your questions. This was at...

Sorry, I can't answer your questions. This was at a 'mom & pop' maintenance facility in Mississippi.
The mechanic, who started working on Bell aircraft early in the Vietnam war, did give me a...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2019, 21:29
Replies: 31
Views: 3,913
Posted By vaqueroaero

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/20180123_131516_a428a4138cdf0776f6d24ce1f8d1414558291603.jpg
Here's one in pieces......if you're interested.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 20:42
Replies: 68
Views: 6,423
Posted By vaqueroaero

Calendar made it to east central Florida. Thanks...

Calendar made it to east central Florida. Thanks Ned!
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2018, 02:48
Replies: 47
Views: 4,544
Posted By vaqueroaero

If you are wise you purchase a membership from...

If you are wise you purchase a membership from the HEMS company, if it's available. For the high price of $49 a year my entire household is covered by both helicopters (two Bell 429's and I believe 3...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2018, 00:26
Replies: 68
Views: 6,423
Posted By vaqueroaero

I've only just seen this post! Hope I'm not too...

I've only just seen this post! Hope I'm not too late.....

I was the first person to fly a civilian helicopter in Armenia, a Bell 429. After a few days flying with crappy weather, the weather...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2018, 09:08
Replies: 99
Views: 6,083
Posted By vaqueroaero

Simple Things Made Stupidly Complicated.

Just enjoyed the delightful experience of eating breakfast at Orlando International Airport. Take my trash to the trash can and discover that I have to wave my hand over a sensor that in turn will...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2018, 07:55
Replies: 44
Views: 4,392
Posted By vaqueroaero

Last year we had a creeping failure on our 206....

Last year we had a creeping failure on our 206. You could feel it starting to fail. If you moved the controls fast you would feel resistance. If you moved them slowly you maintained pressure. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2018, 22:54
Replies: 60
Views: 5,086
Posted By vaqueroaero

This will be worth travelling to see once they...

This will be worth travelling to see once they have finished the project:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/where-can-i-see-big-boy-steam-locomotive

Talking of railroad crossings I remember...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2018, 01:59
Replies: 205
Views: 34,135
Posted By vaqueroaero

Yup, I moved to the US 20 years ago with...

Yup, I moved to the US 20 years ago with virtually nothing, worked bloody hard, had some good luck & help along the way and now enjoy working 6 months of the year and taking 6 months off. Nice house,...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2018, 20:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By vaqueroaero

Bell Training Academy, Fort Worth, Texas would...

Bell Training Academy, Fort Worth, Texas would probably be a good place to start.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Aug 2018, 10:45
Replies: 60
Views: 5,774
Posted By vaqueroaero

And if you're and idiot a 'blockhead'?

And if you're and idiot a 'blockhead'?
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