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  1. I bought a book through a pilot named Leanne about a year and a half ago here in Ontario. She was working at a company in Holland Landing, but I'm not sure if she was flying-working.... Thanks for the book Leanne.
  2. I agree. I'll fly one any day which is fine because you don't have to look at it while you fly it.... but eventually someone's going to see you getting in or out of it. And doing a DI, OUCH... but it's gotta be done. ****, my sister even thinks that 44's are ugly! Gemini seems to do a good job of disguising the shape of their 44's with some cool graphics though. Mark and Daz, I'm just like you. I hear one and I look out the window too... around here it's usually a white EC120 with a red tailboom. GYRP
  3. I'm sorry you had to see that Mark. :shock: If you see it (or one) again, do yourself a favour... look away.
  4. Cole I don't know if I believe your most recent post on here, and I mean that in the most positive way possible. See you out there someday Murdoch
  5. Thanks Bullet Just did a quick wikipedia search, interesting.
  6. Well said Zazu.... one question though: What's MEK?
  7. Someone made a mention of toilet paper in the 'pilots tool kit' thread. That made me think of the exact same thing you suggested Bugman. Just make sure no one's around... and no bears.
  8. Where were you drinking? The Crown and Anchor? The Office? The Night Deposit? Fuzzy's? Shooters? No no no, don't tell me you were at Shooters... actually, the story would make sense if you had been to Shooters.
  9. Splitpin, I think WTF is referring to the fact that Astars are called Squirrels across the pond in Europe. I don't know what a hummingbird is over here though. Maybe WTF could fill us in? Maybe share a few more too? Just a guess as to the original question; maybe somone thought that North American drillers/jug hounds wouldn't ever get in a helicopter called a Squirrel, much less a Hummingbird (?) so they thought they would call it an Astar and a ________. Just throwin it out there... I don't know. Murdoch
  10. Thanks for the help splitpin. Turns out the internet connection that I normally use has been changed so that could have something to do with it but the image resizer certainly couldn't hurt either. Slightly off topic here but... heliben, what's the chord measurement for the M/R blades on those 500's? I Googled and searched the MD helicopters website and couldn't find anything. I've always been curious.
  11. heliben: I like them. Although a solid purple would have been perfect to keep the legacy going. The Eddie Bauer scheme is alright though. Goldmember: If only the whole fleet could have that paint job, eh? Speaking of purple. I've tried to add another photo of the EC120 that shows a lot more of the purple... The screen says adding attachment and the little flower/clock thing just keeps spinning.... file is only 2 or 3 mgb's. Anybody help?
  12. You beat me to it with the view/wing obstruction. Another factor (a factor-not an excuse) might be the sun. Judging by the shadow of the Bell, the Cessna was approaching from the direction of the sun.
  13. Thank you Skidz, Lunchbox, Screwdriver, TwistedSpar (the picture is a perfect example) and Cap. Since it was mentioned about different armament combinations of the Cayuse, if anyone may be curious about more vietnam gunships and how they came to be ou might want to pick up "Without Parachutes" by Jerry W. Childers. He was involved in implementing the first Cobras into action and trying out different attack tactics. All in all a good book with good stuf but *warning*, it's more of a biography than a book about helicopter ops.
  14. Well there you go. That clears things up. 412 rotor and drivetrain on a Cobra? Really? That'd look weird. I assume the blades could fold for better storage (the Cobra being so thin a profile it'd seem rediculous to limit it's ease of storage with four M/R blades).
  15. Was the 500 at that time actually known as the Hughes 369? No T tail on it either, just a 'horizontal' stabilizer jutting out at about a 40 deg. angle opposite the tail rotor? I think someone also mentioned earlier something about a 407 military variant. I've counted blades on some of those military Bells and thought they were 407's too but it would seem Bell put a four bladed main rotor system on a 206 airframe specific for military ops (which seems fitting as most of what a lot of manufacturers do is first done for military purposes) which many would know as the Kiowa Warrior.... althou
  16. We could guess and speculate. (not a dig at you Amphibious... just a little poke at some who may guess and throw out names)
  17. I don't know about you guys but I still struggle to tell the difference between a BK117 and an EC145. It's probably something easy like differentiating between a 204 and 205 (OMG :shock: There's only one window on the sliding door of a 204!) but I haven't caught on yet. I seem to think I'm perceptive too. I guess I'll just go find some pictures to compair side by side.... Nice 135 by the way VIH, I'm glad someone jumped at the opportunity to have the first commercially certified one in Canada, I would've guessed P.S. of a certain company based out of Fort McMurray would have bought th
  18. THANK GOD. Being a tall guy (6'4") I find most short guys just sneer at me because of their aformentioned Napolean complex... maybe they just think I'm going to be an arsehole to them because I'm tall and they're not as tall. To answer you original question (which has already been answered) I think you'll do fine in terms of size. It's a lot easier to stretch into a 22 than it is to shrink into a 22. To quote a certain CFI from out west refering to a really tall guy in a 22 "It was like seeing a dog trying to #### a football!" Cheers, Murdoch
  19. It's true. Drop by and have them show you around. (Maybe call first though) Nick, Chris and Gary are nice guys and they're more than willing to answer questions and explain things to you. I'd even suggest going for an intro flight in the 22, heaps of fun with the doors off but I doubt that'll happen these days as it's getting cold. Just don't ask Gary if he's Australian (not that he'd get mad about it... just one of those things). The Waterloo Airport is in a nice location because there's lots of relatively uninhabited areas around so you wouldn't just be flying above houses all day
  20. Fh1100? Never heard of it. Never seen it. Pretty cool to hear about it from all who've shared. Thanks. I look at that helicopter and I see the body of a Gazelle/BO-105, tail boom of a 205, M/R blades and mast of a 206 and skids from a 500 chopped off at the knee. All of this is shape only, not proportional.
  21. Like the posts above state.... What kind of climate/geography do you want to fly in as a career? Train in that same climate and/or geography. Just a suggestion though.
  22. You're kidding me, right? The bag was clearly intended for recycling? Maybe there are separate compartments in the truck for garbage and recycling... maybe? Rob, I'm not doubting you, I'm doubting the driver... What gets me is the guys at my work that throw their pop can in the garbage which is directly beside the recycling bin. Come on, if they make it that easy to recycle, you really have no excuse.
  23. I'm wonderig if that guy's the pilot.... 'right rudder RIIIIGHT RUDDERRRR" Cheers to his enthusiasm though.
  24. Ditto. And thank you to Twinstar and Cap. Always appreciated. Aggroeitch, I am sorry you didn't get more of what you were looking for. This site has a tendancy of threads to wander off in different (related) directions. We're good people and we mean well (most of us anyways). I hope you find what you're looking for though, if you don't though, just keep listening to that song by U2. Funny though, I always thought spam on websites was "Check out my site for hot girls who want to party ---> www.free boobies with tonnes of advertising.org"
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