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Old 12-23-2004, 10:14 AM   #31
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Back on track.

When I was Chief Pilot, I would have canned his ass for this.

Great pictures, whata career choice
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:26 AM   #32
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Enough with the Hijack.
We want our own thread.
Rotorheads submit pictures "there I was" stories and the like.
Never even been in one, but my brother works for the manufacturer

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Old 12-23-2004, 11:10 AM   #33
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Working with the Navy near Hawaii in the late '80s, getting Deck Landing Qualifications (DLQs) on a single spot fast frigate. Lots of excitement in only 6-8' seas with non-dampened, fixed skids. Now I know why the Navy birds only have wheels and long stroke shocks.

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Old 12-23-2004, 11:13 AM   #34
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sheet.... landing on something thats moving i spent 4 years at sea. don't care for walking out there, landing a helikoopter? no fuckin way.
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:20 AM   #35
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Working with the Navy near Hawaii in the late '80s, getting Deck Landing Qualifications (DLQs) on a single spot fast frigate. Lots of excitement in only 6-8' seas with non-dampened, fixed skids. Now I know why the Navy birds only have wheels and long stroke shocks.

My brother flew the A4s' & A6s' back in the 60s' and early 70s' for the USN, he said night landings in high seas were also exciting. I think it also contributed to a five-way bypass early in life
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:28 AM   #36
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Hanging on a mountaintop, early AM in the "land of the morning calm".




Later that day, on top of another mountain, in the middle of no-where Korea, we spot this...

Quite a surprise given that most of the trees around the countryside aren't nearly that big.

Note: My gun (Cobra) sits in overwatch in case we encounter any "non-believers".
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:31 AM   #37
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My brother flew the A4s' & A6s' back in the 60s' and early 70s' for the USN, he said night landings in high seas were also exciting. I think it also contributed to a five-way bypass early in life
The latter could have also been due to all those Tail Hook parties!





(Hope he's OK now.)
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:33 AM   #38
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Cool pics guys - keep 'em comin'. Never been in a heli-chopper, but I sure would like to someday!

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Old 12-23-2004, 11:36 AM   #39
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One from the summer of 87, Cinq Cerf River, Newfoundland

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Old 12-23-2004, 11:37 AM   #40
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The latter could have also been due to all those Tail Hook parties!





(Hope he's OK now.)
Do tell, ya he's ok, put in his 20 and retired to the cascades
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:39 AM   #41
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This just in - sent by our man Rosco from his wrenching days with Abitibi. Looks coooooooooold :brrr

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Old 12-23-2004, 11:40 AM   #42
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In 1978 I worked for the forest service in Idaho and saw the remains of the helicopter being trucked away after the pilot decided to simulate an engine failure and try fluttering it down. He walked away. The helicopter never flew again, I wouldn't be surprised if the pilot didn't either. I worked at Hughes Helicopters in Culver City, CA in 1981. At that time they had built the first seven Apaches. One other thing I saw was a Bell 4-seater on its pad on top of a good sized motor yacht in the San Juan Islands, WA around 1983. The boat was called the Lucky Logger.
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:40 AM   #43
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One from the summer of 87, Cinq Cerf River, Newfoundland

Didn't you play T.C. on Magnum PI?
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:42 AM   #44
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Didn't you play T.C. on Magnum PI?
All I was missing was the Volks Van.

You and I share a love for that machine. My 3500 hours in the 500 were some of the best years of my life.
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:43 AM   #45
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What's the yellow tub underneath it? (Yes, I know nothing about helicopters.)
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