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Old 12-10-2006, 08:58 PM   #1531
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Widowmaker



Old joke in Germany:

How can you get your own 104 ?




Buy a farm and wait.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:59 PM   #1532
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Widowmaker

doesn't that thing fit the profile of a fixed wing aircraft?

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Old 12-10-2006, 09:11 PM   #1533
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DONT DO IT!!!
well if you do do it, just remember long term relationship = 2 dates




Weird I am in Rock Sprigs, the prospect is 3 miles S of RKS near the big cliffs... it sucks... Been here for almosts 4 months.. ( thank god for 2 and 2)...

Dave, if your get this wy PM me and give me a ring. I live in SLC now and have extra bike , ski's, and a bed for heli trash.... I know you fellas travel through occupied territory!
May not be 'till the spring, but thanks, that's kind of you. I've spent some dull nights in SLC over the last couple of seasons. Sweed 7000 and I went out for a couple. I had to buy a membership for the pub, crazy.
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May head your way for a tour this spring and i hope if your home you will show me where the all the trouble is...
Any time, you're welcome here, just don't tell LP. I don't think that he likes me anymore. I don't have an extra bike, but I do have skis, and the season goes well into the spring.

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I saw L.P. flying a 500 a few months back through here. We drank wine, and ate cheese in his hotel room one night... go figure... Typical whistlerite....

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Spent my time in Beluga last winter, don't want to go back any time soon Pinedale was better, by a longshot.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:59 PM   #1534
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A good video of setting a drill tower. Nothing fast or fancy, just good solid longline skills, complete with mosquitoes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwMU_mSepcY
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:50 PM   #1535
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A good video of setting a drill tower. Nothing fast or fancy, just good solid longline skills, complete with mosquitoes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwMU_mSepcY
Was that you?
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:53 PM   #1536
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How's your chopstick work?
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:05 PM   #1537
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Was that you?

No, you can tell by the way that everybody still has their fingers.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:10 PM   #1538
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No, you can tell by the way that everybody still has their fingers.
Shite, I was going to ride you for taking three minutes to set a tower on a Fly 38 with a guide rack I used to blame it on the ground crew.

Chopstick work coming along fine, Driffy. Won't be losing any weight on this trip
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:20 PM   #1539
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Hey, you two - if that was Weirdo, he did better than 99.9% of UH-60 pilots I flew with. I'm impressed.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:21 PM   #1540
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Shite, I was going to ride you for taking three minutes to set a tower on a Fly 38 with a guide rack I used to blame it on the ground crew.

Chopstick work coming along fine, Driffy. Won't be losing any weight on this trip
That pacman window can get pretty small sometimes... My arms were cramping up just watching.

I was yelling out loud... "Hurry the fuck up before I fall off the bubble"
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:51 PM   #1541
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Shite, I was going to ride you for taking three minutes to set a tower on a Fly 38 with a guide rack I used to blame it on the ground crew.

I've never done any diamond work, all my steel setting was for hydro. "Down an inch, up an inch." You've got to be kidding me. I'm a hundred feet away floating in a eggbeater and you want me to adjust an inch.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:44 PM   #1542
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Very impressive - I can remember too well trying to put a paint bucket in a tire with a 50 pendant!! Great flying, my neck was getting sore just watching!!!
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:35 PM   #1543
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Silver State Helicopters

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Any info on that school?? been trying to make it to helicopter adventures for half a year now, 50k is alot of cake for a poor white guy, my dream though.
............Hey Zulu, I'm a student at the school dagwood is referring to. I started back in April. It's been great so far but has slowed down quite a bit because of weather. PM me if you want some more info or you can go to their website....Gary
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:41 AM   #1544
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Shite, I was going to ride you for taking three minutes to set a tower on a Fly 38 with a guide rack I used to blame it on the ground crew.

Chopstick work coming along fine, Driffy. Won't be losing any weight on this trip
Buying knock-off xmas gifts while you're there?
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:36 AM   #1545
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Ahh drilling.... I miss it ( well maybe when I am buzzed and forget about some of the camps!)

I never set a tower vertical like that. Almost all the drills I moved were Longyear ones and the tower was set at an angle .. Almost always butting up against the slope with me cussing.

There is nothing like setting a tower with the wind whipping, watching the driller try to slam the flange bolt in and wonder if the the low fue light in the 500 is going to come on as the fuel gauge goes below 100lbs!

I love moving drills in the Astar. I thought it was goign to be harder, but if you take your time it is way easier. Your not on the edge like you are in the 500. Couple of little tricks like taping your shirt tight to your arm, so it wont obstruct your vision, and taping the seat belt to its self for the same reason. I auctally find slinging in the window very comfortable. I am short so I can naturally look down with out leaning. The biggest thing is your not always goign to see the load , and that can take a little getting used to.
The big window rocks.


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A drill up north: Drillers can be heavy


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