Helicopters R Us

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Weirdo, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns

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    Damn, Weirdo....you sure know how to make an old rotor head cry:cry

    I miss the 212 / 412 days big time!!!


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  2. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Wierdo, will you be doing any flying at the Olympics site? I hear they are short of snow on the ski hills and are hauling some in with helicopters. :huh
  3. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

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    Watching one of these guys work is what made me sign up and get my private fixed wing license, my plan was to then go for my Heli license but the cost is just too high. Oh well, just happy to get up in the air once in a while. Anyone build one of those rotorway kits or am I just asking to kill myself?:eek1
  4. Cirrus

    Cirrus Adventurer

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    Work.. Hehe Someone's gotta do it. :rofl

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  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    What are the FARs/Regs for landing at restaurants, etc?
  6. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    Beware of city restrictions, no undo hazard (this is up to interpretation so I would check with the local FSDO), and of course property owners permission. Did I miss anything?
  7. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I don't know? Did you? :D I think you're right, from what I've heard in the past, but didn't know what's changed. I could always ask my flight school for area regs, past experience, etc.
  8. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    A friend of mine drives the crane and apparently is going to be slinging snow up onto Cypress tomorrow. That is going to be some spendy snow!

    I'll be heading back up to the ski lodge on Friday. Getting out of Dodge before it gets too crazy.
  9. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Tim Horton's should be a hint that there will be no FSDO to check with, that and Onterrable as a location.

    City restrictions would be a good start. Permission is another. Lastly not breaking any of the CARS (low flight over built up areas)
  10. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    Never heard of Tim Horton's, didn't look where he was from, but he asked about the FAR's so that threw me. Why would a canookie ask about FAR's.

    What do you call America's largest national park? Canada.
  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I saw that he we from Ontario, but asked about the U.S. because that's where I'm from and don't plan on flying helicopters in Canuckistan anytime soon :D

    The pic just made me think of asking.
  12. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    When I was down in Pennsylvania doing some training with Haverfield, those guys would land the 500 almost anywhere. At the hotel, restaurant, wherever.
    I suppose if there is noting that says you can't, then you can.
  13. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns

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    The Mid-Atlantic Helicopter Assoc. Newsletter used to list a new "helo-friendly" restaurant each month - so for the next few days there would be several helos at those sites for lunch.:clap

    Permission and Fly Friendly were the basic rules. Skirt checks optional!


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  14. Sikorsky

    Sikorsky The Man.

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    Just poking around on here and admiring some of the extremely fine photography.

    After 10 years and over 7000 hrs of wrenching on S/N 61704 I packed it in last year. Another 4000+ hrs of keeping BO-105CDN's flying was included in there. Prior to that was far too many years on Beavers, Otters, Cessna's and Beeches ..... Beechus? Beechie? Let's just say Beech 18's. All bouncing around on floats from one side of Canada to the other. The best thing about my aviation career was that at the end of it on all my aircraft, landings equaled takeoffs.

    I managed to meet the famous Kaumajet during his stint with the evil empire (aka Transport Canada) and he has some photo's of my Big Red Pig on page 155 of this thread.

    It was with mixed feelings when I left the industry. :wings :huh Sure, the chief base pilot and the company chief pilot were weasels you couldn't trust as far as you could throw them. The higher ups in the maintenance section weren't any better. But most of the front line people were great to work with and be around. Vardy always came across as a straight and honest guy ...... something that company sorely needed and was welcomed.:clap

    I made some terrific friendships at that organization and those are the people I miss. What I realized as I flew out of Prince Rupert to begin training for my new job was that all the knowledge of troubleshooting accumulated over the previous decade was slowly going to fade away....that was a tough one to swallow.:cry

    Luckily my new company has quite a selection of stiff and fling wing hardware so I'll be swinging by the hangar to check it out. :thumbup And there are 3 airports in my new neighborhood flying a mixture of vintage, trainer and high performance metal. I figure it may be time to go back and start working with them again just for the fun of it, like it was back in my younger days.:freaky
  15. Cirrus

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    Keeping the controversy goin... :evil
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    The small bird. I can't believe I used to wear shorts flying. :eek1
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    I got to take this little birdy for a quick drive one day.. Pretty sweet.
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  16. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    That a 427? Those are as rare as rocking horse shit.

  17. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    I'm on time off right now, but the boys in Terrace are dealing with some strange weather on the job. Funny how skiing will give you good and bad weather at the same time.

    Beautiful day.

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    But how do you get home?

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  18. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    very carefully....
  19. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    Surface Taxi?

  20. Cirrus

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    Got ILS? :1drink

    Seriously though.. whadda ya do? Squeak down a hole? Follow a hillside? :ear