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Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2019, 16:28
Replies: 19
Views: 3,849
Posted By spencer17

Don't worry, it's not so easy to kill yourself...

Don't worry, it's not so easy to kill yourself with a helicopter.
I managed 46 years and about 23k hours with only one crash and a few near misses and now the bloody cancer got me:(.
I really would...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Dec 2018, 07:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By spencer17

Same from up North. Merry X-mas and many Happy...

Same from up North.
Merry X-mas and many Happy Landings for 2019 !

Karl
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2018, 08:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By spencer17

Already done ! Not by me. Not 3.5 tons but mid...

Already done ! Not by me.
Not 3.5 tons but mid air catch of a spacecraft dummy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LhBG-J7PDU
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2018, 20:15
Replies: 201
Views: 26,020
Posted By spencer17

Not him for sure! :=

Not him for sure! :=
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2018, 07:54
Replies: 235
Views: 83,948
Posted By spencer17

They send me down on Tuesday and I could only do...

They send me down on Tuesday and I could only do about a hundred loads. It was like fighting a house fire with a tablespoon.
Tueseday the fire line was about 4 miles long.
It is a shame that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2018, 06:48
Replies: 14
Views: 5,304
Posted By spencer17

Well done boys :D you're absolutely on topic....

Well done boys :D you're absolutely on topic. :ugh::ugh::ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2018, 07:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

NOT ONLY LOAD LIFTING! All kinds of aerial work....

NOT ONLY LOAD LIFTING! All kinds of aerial work.
Did about 20 years 800 - 850 hours AG, photo and fertilizing.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2018, 18:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

@Ascent Charlie: that doesn't work for me....

@Ascent Charlie: that doesn't work for me. Spraying, fertilizing and external loads don't go fast. Maybe half the distance.
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2018, 18:46
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

Hello again TC, since 1983/4. Army before. I...

Hello again TC, since 1983/4. Army before.
I have about 19.000 aerial work, from spraying, lifting, survey etc.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2018, 06:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

Hello TC, everything you can hook to it (fish,...

Hello TC, everything you can hook to it (fish, concrete, fertilizer), spraying, power-line, line stringing, you name it.
Many moons ago also pax (but I didn't need that):}

Not to forget the...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2018, 06:17
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

4 big logbooks before I started to record in...

4 big logbooks before I started to record in Excel.
The Excel spreadsheet now has 3.504 lines.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2018, 21:03
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

Some say so, but as long as I enjoy it (not...

Some say so, but as long as I enjoy it (not especially the power-line thing).
Up here in the north we have a good variety of jobs, so it doesn't get boring.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2018, 16:02
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

Thanks VF, don't expect to many tips, just 2: ...

Thanks VF,
don't expect to many tips, just 2:
1. Use common sense when flying (rules can't cover everything)
2. If you don't feel comfortable with the task just don't do it, even if someone has...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Mar 2018, 14:49
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By spencer17

23 k

Just got 23,000 hours during power-line patrolling.
Not tired yet.:}
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2018, 10:05
Replies: 35
Views: 4,928
Posted By spencer17

Strange, never had that kind of dreams. Maybe...

Strange, never had that kind of dreams. Maybe it's because I did a lot of crop spraying under wires (not in the UK) and it never bothered me.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jan 2018, 16:33
Replies: 24
Views: 6,893
Posted By spencer17

@Vertical Freedom Maybe I'm to old.:}

@Vertical Freedom

Maybe I'm to old.:}
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2018, 06:51
Replies: 24
Views: 6,893
Posted By spencer17

@ feathering tickles NO !!!!!!!

@ feathering tickles NO !!!!!!!
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2017, 07:14
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By spencer17

Very professional comments from the...

Very professional comments from the professionals.
Agree with "sherpa" that it could be a bit smoother.
I personally prefer to fly the bambi short on grass- and bush fires.
Forest fires require...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2017, 09:47
Replies: 30
Views: 7,979
Posted By spencer17

22.500 helicopter and counting.

22.500 helicopter and counting.
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2017, 06:25
Replies: 9
Views: 2,804
Posted By spencer17

Pulled a couple of cows out of ravines in...

Pulled a couple of cows out of ravines in Austria.
They are fine as long as you're high enough, but low level the get very agitated.
That makes some unusual movements.
Maybe the driver was a bit...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2017, 07:09
Replies: 32
Views: 6,172
Posted By spencer17

22.500 and still flying :E @Thomas: Yep, only...

22.500 and still flying :E
@Thomas: Yep, only 100 hrs plank and 90% of the rest is aerial work.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jan 2017, 07:12
Replies: 27
Views: 3,766
Posted By spencer17

I always thought it's the same for commercial...

I always thought it's the same for commercial pilots too.:\
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2016, 07:14
Replies: 69
Views: 9,356
Posted By spencer17

44 and to young to retire :E

44 and to young to retire :E
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2016, 11:07
Replies: 31
Views: 7,562
Posted By spencer17

#1 done #2 done #3 all financially viable...

#1 done
#2 done
#3 all financially viable done
#4 way to risky for small to medium companies
#5 why fly out with "real" a/c and then take UAVs for most jobs real chopper can do.

There are...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2016, 10:20
Replies: 11
Views: 3,301
Posted By spencer17

Hansi O. ???

Hansi O. ???
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