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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Weirdo, Dec 23, 2004.
nice job of flying ... err ... landing. That looks hard to do - P
This one is from the Bell days. We landed in Paducah, KY and found this sign that guy had who used to do pad rides with an old Bell 47. Second from the right is Guy Lafleur, the hockey player.
The story behind this helo is that it belonged to the dipshit saddam himself. It had been shipped back to Russia for repairs and updates right before the Gulf War broke out. Somehow it ended up on the black market in Russia and my friend bought it for $90,000 USD shipped it to Venezuela and put it to work with Mobile Oil.
I got to fly both the Mi17 and Mi26 back in '92 and '93. Very cool. I'll try to get some of those shots scanned too.
Bom Bom Bom.. Bom Bom
Bom Bom Bom.. Bom Bom
(a la Wagner style)
aaahh... Glory Days
I'll be up there in another month or so.
I'll let you know...
A much more benign parking job than BV
Cruising over St. Loueey in the snow
What have we here?
I don't know but I think it is giving birth.
call me on the way through. i think we can get tossed again.
Slinging materials on the North Warning System, 1994
Great pictures, whata career choice
Never even been in one, but my brother works for the manufacturer
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.
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.
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
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".
The latter could have also been due to all those Tail Hook parties!
(Hope he's OK now.)
Cool pics guys - keep 'em comin'. Never been in a heli-chopper, but I sure would like to someday!
One from the summer of 87, Cinq Cerf River, Newfoundland
Do tell, ya he's ok, put in his 20 and retired to the cascades