Helicopters R Us

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

  1. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Don't sell yorself short either. There are some "hour building" deals out there that have guys flying for free. I know getting those hours is so important, but I can't stand to see people being used like that.

    The oil patch is hot these days. Pilot operators make good cash and get some decent flying in too. Look to Airborne Energy Solutions out of Whitecourt. Aerial Recon out of Calgary. Ridge Rotors out in Tumbler. Shunda in Rocky Mountain House. Anybody the operates R22 or 44's around Fort Mac.

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  2. canuckAME

    canuckAME Been here awhile

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    Seen near Timmins. :huh Can't be to efficient hauling around a 400 lb belly tank with your bucket.
  3. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    bucket for spot fires, belly tank with AFF for larger spread areas?
  4. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    I've seen that a few times, and the last time it was a Wildkitty machine.

    I bet the tank is busted and they're onto the good old back up Bambi.
  5. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Nah. Refill the Bambi with the belly tank, cuts down on turnaround :lol3
  6. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Not me, but a cool enough shot to share.


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  7. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    ^^^ Eh Eh!...the old Provo Wallis. Gone now. I may just have been there when that chopper was flying above.:wink: Looks like a fueling trip for the lighthouses, the fuel barge is aboard. Also means a garbage disposal run re:the chopper.:wink:

    At the Victoria base just last week:

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    How about a pic from under ???

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  8. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Yeah, 901 was here on Saturday. I gave them some fuel and they were on thier way to Masett.
  9. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    How about a pic from under ???




    Where and when was this taken?

    That's 308!! She's my bird!! (Well I guess she's Canada's bird, we we're tight)
  10. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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  11. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Wound up with a new gopro camera. Soooo I stuck it to my head and gave it a try.

    Bit of an test run, but came up with this:

    Some loads off the CCGS Bartlett to Trutch repeater



    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qK_n-BNZ95E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  12. Daz-o-matic

    Daz-o-matic HOT POOP

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    Awesome!

    I like the footage of the last run - the ship was framed perfectly by the hole in the door bubble, and I could see enough of your collective hand (nice Breitling, btw :D) to watch you load the disc on your approach.

    More, please!

    - Darren
  13. Offblnz

    Offblnz Long timer

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    Neat, Weirdo! Thanks for posting:thumb Next time, take us with you while you skedaddle over the treetops without the fast forward. So damn beautiful in BC that at least I don't mind the trip:D
  14. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Darn Bartlett and slow Internet at Sea, can't watch it.:wink: Maybe tomorrow night in Rupert.:D
  15. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    I'll see what I can come up with. I moved the camera to the other side of my helmet so that it will give a better view of the hook and what's going on with the crew. It's too bad that its not every day that we pull loads off the ships.

    H96669

    We'll see you when you come along side. Thanks for the hooks that other day, that job was a pleasure...as usual...
  16. Barike

    Barike Spindly Adventurer

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    If I can ask a bit of a noob question... What line length were you using? I'd think it'd be more than 100' with the trees and all. Thanks :D Great video!!!!
  17. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    It's 125'.

    We have 75' extentions if we need it, but we never seem to. All the places that we sling to for CCG are fairly prepaired, repeaters and lighthouses. I wouldn't want to pull anyting off the well deck of a ship with anything too long. I figure banging a load off the bridge is not a good way to make friends with the Captain. The 125 is perfect.
  18. Barike

    Barike Spindly Adventurer

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    Aww, come on!!!! That sounds fun! :rofl NOT

    Alright, thanks for the answer :D I'm mostly a lurker but have an interest in whirlybirds so time'll tell. :lol3
  19. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I don't hook, just make sure they have fuel in their bellies.:pot Would have been the "White" crew, "Red" just got on this Wednesday. Won't be there until later tonight, then leave for Juneau at 06.00 AM. But back to pickup the Navaids after Juneau.

    But yeah, you should sent the Video here, we can put it on the LAN and then everyone can see it.:clap
  20. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    Your job looks like too much fun Weirdo. If I didn't have a wife and kids, and roots where I am I would love to get into long lining.