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Old 11-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #5626
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Ouch. I'm just reading up on the Collins boat mess... seems your government runs procurement about as well as our does

Though we really shouldn't derail this fine thread with such nonsense...
Humph!

You should see our Governments' little effort; I think were just as "world class" as you guys and don't have to stand back for anyone when it comes to fluffing up procurement.

We bought a whole navy and airforce that has tainted corruption stains all over it and elements that are either way over specced or priced.

We 2 submarines that are in dry dock for a few years - one was driven into the pier and the other had its battery pack fried when they plugged it into the wrong mains.

Sorry, back to the whirlybirds
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:37 AM   #5627
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Interesting 'copter story...

I just found out that a local media outlet is not renewing the lease on a Jet Ranger they have been using for aerial filming.

The interesting part is that for the past fifteen years or so, every owner of this particular bird has gone bankrupt trying to make money from using it as a flying camera platform. The trend has always been paying to much up front, spending way to much on various costs, something major going wrong that needs to be fixed asap and then work drying up just when the break even point got close.

Apparently there are camera guys that believe its cursed. They won't refuse to fly in it, but if they get the call they are always already booked for another job.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:45 PM   #5628
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Interesting 'copter story...

The interesting part is that for the past fifteen years or so, every owner of this particular bird has gone bankrupt trying to make money from using it as a flying camera platform. The trend has always been paying to much up front, spending way to much on various costs, something major going wrong that needs to be fixed asap and then work drying up just when the break even point got close.
Remember if you want to make a $million in aviation - Start with $2 million!
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:06 PM   #5629
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Remember if you want to make a $million in aviation - Start with $2 million!
And stay the hell away from helicopters!

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:45 PM   #5630
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I got to try this yesterday. As a fixed wing pilot it was different to say the least having never flown one. Not for me.
Brand new with 27hr TT.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #5631
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I got to try this yesterday. As a fixed wing pilot it was different to say the least having never flown one. Not for me.
Brand new with 27hr TT.
Its alright many rotorcraft pilots feel the same about those...fact, fiction or myth they generate opinions.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:57 AM   #5632
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Some more 2011 Miramar Airshow





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Old 11-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #5633
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:00 AM   #5634
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Quantum Helicopters?

I am headed off to AZ to learn to fly the whirlybirds at Quantum Helicopters. Does anyone have any thoughts on this school, or advice in general? Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:46 AM   #5635
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It's a great school, your going to love it. Neal, the owner, is a no nonsense, very honest guy. His equipment is exceptionally well maintained, and the facilities are great.
They have a really good program there, and the mountain flying to the east and the north are invaluable training assets. I got my ratings there in 92, just after the demise of Arizona Wing and Rotor.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #5636
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It's a great school, your going to love it. Neal, the owner, is a no nonsense, very honest guy. His equipment is exceptionally well maintained, and the facilities are great.
They have a really good program there, and the mountain flying to the east and the north are invaluable training assets. I got my ratings there in 92, just after the demise of Arizona Wing and Rotor.
Hey, thanks a lot, I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #5637
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Glad I found this thread.
This was me doing my second solo when I was doing my license....
I do love helicopters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlAJbPtC8mY
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:42 AM   #5638
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Glad I found this thread.
This was me doing my second solo when I was doing my license....
I do love helicopters.

Allow me to embed that for you.

Where did you do your training? Is that Buttonville?

Are you woking now?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #5639
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It's been a month since someone posted here. So here are some more pictures of the 2011 Miramar Airshow





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Old 01-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #5640
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