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Old 10-12-2008, 10:22 PM   #3286
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A few more

A couple more of our other ships doing interesting stuff...

Our MD530F doing some platform work


Our MD500E doing tower transfers
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:19 PM   #3287
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Oh no....Sounds like you're hooked already.

Remember... left had goes down and houses get bigger, left hand goes up and houses get smaller.

The rest is simple.

(honestly, good luck, have fun and keep us posted)

Been hooked for years, Dave! Started my fixed wing and did three semesters, got 30 hours of sim, 10 hours of real. But helicopters may be where it$$$$ at

I have a few books, flight manuals, etc. Now I am going to go play for real!

I will keep you all updated.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #3288
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That's cause Brad called him.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:20 AM   #3289
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stopping for lunch at a local restaurant

Where do you live? One of the things I want to do is fly to a restaurant in a helicopter. I'll have to check into it. I know Rotors Of The Rockies flies charter to a restaurant on the other side of town.

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Old 10-14-2008, 02:27 PM   #3290
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Where do you live? One of the things I want to do is fly to a restaurant in a helicopter. I'll have to check into it. I know Rotors Of The Rockies flies charter to a restaurant on the other side of town.

Cool!
Originally Posted by ThomasRizzo
stopping for lunch at a local restaurant




That looks like the Picadilly Pub in Marlborough, near the reservior.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:47 PM   #3291
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...... One of the things I want to do is fly to a restaurant in a helicopter. ...Cool!
I used to fly a Bell 206 L-III in the DC, VA, MD, WV area and we had a Mid- Atlantic Helicopter Assoc. newsletter that published a new restaurant each month with coordinates so we could fly to eat... First week of each month was always busy at the new listing.


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Old 10-14-2008, 03:13 PM   #3292
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Is this legal to do everywhere or does it depend where you live? Obviously one would want some space to land safely!
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #3293
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Back in those days, if the land owner gave his permission and the airspace didn't prohibit it, we just tried to "Fly Friendly" in and out.

Also gave lots of kids "cockpit tours" before we left.


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Old 10-14-2008, 11:17 PM   #3294
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:04 AM   #3295
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PackRat, et al: izzat a 205 or a 212?

On the subject of fly-ins to eat: where you park is the key. If you land on a private property owner's land, you need his permission, AND you have to make your approach and departure so as not to bust FARs related to safe operations over congested areas... and, depending on ordinances in that particular area, you might still be screwed.

Discussion on VerticalReference regarding the same issue.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:28 AM   #3296
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Question for those in the business.

How hard would it be to get into a summer contract fighting fires, or flying medical service if you have been out of the game for a while.

I haven't flown Helicopters for 20 years. Been flying big airplanes. Getting ready to take early retirement at the end of the year, and I thought it would be fun to do it one more time.

I have a few seasons fighting fires in Ak, Ca, Nv, and Az. Also have a little time flying medical helicopters and airplanes.

The big problem I see is age. I'm a Vietnam vet that's 58 years old, and I know a lot of the folks my age are ready to retire and that the age thing might be a problem with some employers. Physically, no issues, just the time away from the business and the age. Flight time; 5000 hours helicopters and about 15000 in airplanes.

What do you guys that are still in the business think? Maybe, no way?

Thanks

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Old 10-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #3297
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How hard would it be to get into a summer contract fighting fires, or flying medical service if you have been out of the game for a while.....I haven't flown Helicopters for 20 years. Been flying big airplanes..... The big problem I see is age. I'm a Vietnam vet that's 58 years old, ......; 5000 hours helicopters and about 15000 in airplanes.? ..Thanks,
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Actually, Lee, I get approached by a helo outfit about every 6 months because they tell me they want an older pilot who will stay, who will tell the flight nurse "No, the weather is too low or bad", who will not chase the nurses, who will be reliable & on time, and who will not exceed his limitations.

My former employer still hires my friends I flew with in the Marines in 1968-73. They are 62 now and very professional. They are repeatedly offered contracts with all the major overseas operators. So age isn't really a factor for most of these operators, IF you are a professional pilot with good air sense and a smooth stick who respects the aircraft and the customer.

I was fortunate to quit flying (2002) when I noticed I was getting slower in the "mental area" before anyone had to tell me. It is hard to accept that your hands are faster than your brain and you have to give up something that was a big part of your life.

Not whining - just accepting life as it is!!! I'm very lucky and I'm not complaining!!!

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:23 PM   #3298
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Thanks Packrat

Thanks for the input. I will keep my eyes open for possible positions.

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #3299
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How hard would it be to get into a summer contract fighting fires, or flying medical service if you have been out of the game for a while.

I haven't flown Helicopters for 20 years. Been flying big airplanes. Getting ready to take early retirement at the end of the year, and I thought it would be fun to do it one more time.

I have a few seasons fighting fires in Ak, Ca, Nv, and Az. Also have a little time flying medical helicopters and airplanes.

The big problem I see is age. I'm a Vietnam vet that's 58 years old, and I know a lot of the folks my age are ready to retire and that the age thing might be a problem with some employers. Physically, no issues, just the time away from the business and the age. Flight time; 5000 hours helicopters and about 15000 in airplanes.

What do you guys that are still in the business think? Maybe, no way?

Thanks

Lee
Go on justhelicopters.com and apply for any of the medical jobs you see on there. Most will hire you in a heartbeat if you still have one. Age is no problem. I fly medical now and everyone needs pilots like a frog needs lilly pads.

Welcome back.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:29 PM   #3300
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PackRat, et al: izzat a 205 or a 212?
Neither; Its a CDF ( sorry cal fire), UH1H, that has been heavily altered. 703, 212 running gear, blades, T/R, etc..... Can never been run in the civilan world, even as restricted.. Many of those mods dont even have stc's, cuase she is public use no rules apply.... must be nice to be the gov!

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