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  1. Aggroeitch -----the Bell 210 and everything about it were aimed at securing a US Army contract to replace their present stock of 'moth-balled' Hueys. At one American Air Base near my location there are over 2,400 Hueys and none with A/F times exceeding 3000 hrs. That is but one location in the US and they are all secured for further use in 'skrinkwrap' and protected in other ways.


    Perhaps the MoT could explain how it is that over 13 of Canadian Registered 204's/05's are of military background and were only considered "Civilian' because they flew for a 'supposedly' large airline in the Far East of Vietnam War days. They came into their possession because their first acquistion was made possible by the USMC being ordered to give them to their new owners. Some of those a/c are flying in Canada now as you read this and have for eons.......ALL known about by our 'friends' in Ottawa and Bell Helicopter Textron. All are easily identified by 'miking' the forward bulkhead by the pedals and a difference in thickness of .060 with their civilian cousins will be duly noted.


    If Bell was going to stop production of the 214 because Iran or someone else was producing them, then they should have stopped producing the 205 and the 212. There are at present over 1,500 MORE 205's in the world than Bell Helicopter or Augusta Bell in Italy EVER produced and a large amount of SINGLE hydraulic 212's exist as well.


    Great reading in this thread, all of it. Cap, miking of the foreward bulkhead by the pedals? Could you expand on this? I'm not sure I know what this means.

    Also "There are at present over 1,500 MORE 205's in the world than Bell Helicopter or Augusta Bell in Italy EVER produced and a large amount of SINGLE hydraulic 212's exist as well." Is this to say that these 'extra' 205's were built from the ground up? Or they were converted from UH-1's into 205's (from something like a stockpiling of above mentioned mothballes shrinkwrapped Hueys)?

  2. John Moore


    I welcome and encourage the day that you make a positive post in regards to anything that is shared around here.

    We can all get along.




    I'd also like to ad that I appreciate seeing differences of opinion and different cases of refueling being discussed here constructively. I'm learning things from you guys/ladies and I thank you for it.

  3. I would love to see a picture if anyone got a machine registered "C-GPOS". :D


    Aircraft Information


    Mark: C-GPOS

    Common Name: Cessna Model Name: 525

    Serial No: 525-0129

    Basis for Eligibility for Registration: Type Certificate - CAR Standard 507.02 (1), 507.03 (3) - A190

    Category: Aeroplane Max take-off weight: 4762.72 kgs

    Engine: 2, Turbo Fan

    24-bit address: 110000000110110111000011

    Regional Office: Edmonton Year Imported: 2006

    Base of Operations: CANADA , Alberta, Calgary


    Manufacturer Information


    Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company

    Country of manufacture: U.S.A. Year of Manufacture: 1996


    Registration Information


    Type of Registration: Private

    Owner Registered Since: 2006-03-20

    Latest Certificate of Registration Issued: 2007-04-30


    Last Registered Owner Information


    Name: 1147967 Alberta Ltd

    Address: 24 Wolfwillow Lane S.W.

    City: Calgary Province/State: Alberta

    Postal Code: T3Z 1B5 Country: CANADA

    Region: Prairie and Northern

    Mail Recipient: Yes

  4. I almost forgot to ad that you can get someone with "The Phantom"


    The air contained in foam seating obviously is pushed out when you sit on it, right? Sooo, when you're just getting up out of a seat, you let one go and the foam which is expanding due to a sudden lack of weight on it, will suck your 'essence' into itself. Unsuspecting victim soon comes along and sits on this seat and the 'air' trapped in the foam is now pushed out releasing a pungent aroma... but no one's around. :blink: Hence the name: "The Phantom"

    It works pretty well too. A tech that I worked with at a car dealership used to do it to customers he didn't like: "Here are your keys, just sign here for the warranty work and you're on your way..." It can even last for up to 20 minutes I've heard. Try it out.



  5. Anyone who thinks that passengers intentionally vomit in a helicopter as a joke thinks very strangely indeed. If you think it has nothing to do with the way the pilot flies, you are mistaken. Although it is impossible to fly with no accelerations (turning is an acceleration) the pilot should do everything he can to minimize them. This means no tight turns, rapid climbs or descents or abrupt manouvers of any kind. Ask your passengers before the flight if anyone is prone to motion sickness. Advise them to keep their eyes on the horizon and keep the passenger compartment as cool and supplied with fresh air to the greatest possible extent. The comfort of passengers should be one of the pilot's primary concerns.


    Sometimes the decreased air pressure at higher altitudes creates sufficient pressure differential between the ambient air and internal body pressure to promote flatulence.


    John Moore


    I believe go coastal was refering only to farts and not vomit. The description of "drop their guts" is slightly missleading so I understand.

    I also believe that you read posts on here and immediately seek out 'pilot errors' in how you read the story/post. Agreed, one should not fly as to intentionally make a passenger ill, but one should also give someone the benefit of the doubt before jumping to point out 'errors' or 'irresponsible behaviour'.

    We can all get along.




    Oh and I should probably ad that farting gives me the giggles just about every time. It will be a sad sad day when I no longer laugh at the sound of a ketchup or mustard squeeze bottle that's almost empty.

    go coastal: If it's the same person everytime - agreed, this is not funny after maybe the third time. If they work with you, get them back.

    If they're a customer.... uh, I dunno, probably not.

  6. Explain this for me,


    R-22's go for 450 cdn and my G4 ( I can lift an R-22 ) has a higher useful load than a R44, fuel burn 17 gallons an hour ( thats dam close to $100 an hour ) goes out at only 50 bucks an hour more.




    And for that extra $50 you even get a cool little DVD that's so useful to learn from.


    Not to mention the view out of a 47 is way better than an R22

  7. ...he is doing very well , still in hospital but still cracking jokes



    Great to hear he's bouncing back, sneek him in a beer for me and a get well soon from rob in pitt meadows.


    AH HA! That's just what I was thinking! If he's in hospital, doing well, and cracking jokes.... he probably wants a beer!


    Here's hoping for a full recovery (soon)!



  8. Hey picky, I think you are getting the two stories mixed up. the guy that got fired part of the thread, happened a long time ago when a pilot picked up a Bambi bucket full of sewage and dropped it on someone else's pad near Campbell River. a totally unrelated event without any video, which is to bad. :clue:


    I hope said pilot at least dipped his bucket in some clean water after the stinky drop.

  9. Previous military pilot???

    I wouldn't mind to fly the Cormorant or the Cyclone either, as long as it spinns and makes a lot of noise!!!!


    Nope, not a military pilot.

    I was in St-Jean practising four things: Drinking, smoking, speaking french... and, well, I can't say what the fourth was. Oh, I was doing volunteer work during the day too.



  10. Congratulations A-Star Leader. I think you're lucky because you might end up flying Griffons (412's to us civilians).

    St-Jean's a good little city. If you need a few bar suggestions just let me know... but you'll likely only get one weekend free a month.



  11. Hope it's not just a stretched R44 with 2 more seats.


    I'll second that



    It will look much like the present R44 four-passenger helicopter and have a dedicated baggage compartment.


    Oh poop, looks like we spoke too soon.

  12. These are the people worth rescueing. Really sucks to watch reports on people wasting 3 days looking for a snowboarder who went way off track to find better powder or anything like that.


    Well done both pilot and SAR ground crew.


    I'm guessing Cole that you're talking about snowboarders who venture into out of bounds areas on resort mountains with indicated/cut runs and fenced or staked boundaires?

  13. I think this is pretty interesting because I'm certain that I've seen the same video but maybe cut into two parts and edited with different music. At the end of each there was a Eurocopter banner that was displayed across the screen. I'm nearly certain those videos even made it onto this site through a link. People watched them and said things similar to "Oh, those test pilots sure are good" or "Yep, this video was made to sell helicopters". This video is then displayed without the Eurocopter banner (using the exact same footage I am quite sure) and people think it's unsafe and/or dumb. Interesting.. and that's all I mean by that, I find that interesting.

    I don't intend to fly this way. I don't want to try it. Aviation is dangerous enough as it is, I want to fly safe. (Yes Splitpin, I am one of those that you might call young dumb and full of ***... but I will learn how to fly properly)



  14. It is many "moons" ago in a place called James Bay, "Jimmy's Lagoon" or La Baie James..........take your pick as you know it.


    Myself and three others (both pilots and engineers) are living in a 16' X 24' tent with plywood floors, door, and walls with a canvas "fly" for a roof. In the center of this tent is s space heater that provides more than ample heat, even though the temps outside are greater than -40F. There's a bed for each of us in each corner of the tent. We are warm and comfortable and since no flying is being done because of the temps, we are heavily into our latest card game rage........Euchre. Thsi game requires rapt attention and amongst it's experts there is little tolerance for slowness in playing each hand.


    We are all sitting there at a table, wrapped-up in the game, when one of the the camp cooks knocks on our door and walks in holding a long rectangular box. He enquires as to whether we might have an air pump of some sort. We had a float-equipped 206 in the camp in the past and we advised "yes we did and it's just over there under that bed". We continue with our game until my opposite partner's eyes begin to grow very large and we all turned around to see what he was looking at. The cook had the contents of the box laying on a bed and was inflating it. As we watched a totally naked and very well endowed female was emerging on that bed. We were stuck for words and he finished his project and we all noticed that she was stiff as a board. He picked her up, stuck her under his arm like a board, thanked us very much and left the tent and did so as though he had just fixed a tire flat. :lol: :lol:


    Cap, please try to warn us when you post stories like this. The cleaning staff here at work just got very mad at me because I spit coffee all over the desk and wall. I spent the rest of my break cleaning when.... ah well, could've been worse. At least I missed the keyboard and monitor.

    Good story.

  15. You guys want real sounds? Watch a Michael Mann film. Heat is still one of my favourite movies out there. There's a gun battle on the streets of LA that sounds crazy in suround sound.


    There's also a scene where Al Pacino's character is in one of LAPD's AS350's which later lands near the highway to let him off and I'm willing to bet that they used live sound in the shot. (Though anyone is welcome to prove me wrong)


    I've also read that in Apocalypse Now, they used actual sounds for the Hughes helicopters (Low rotor rpm horn is one that stands out as a 'fact' that I read) possibly others too.


    Speaking of movies and helicopters, anyone care to share their favourite scene/stunt involving a helicopter in a movie? Personally I like True Lies where Jamie Lee Curtis gets plucked from the limo by a 212 or Terminator 2 where a Jet Ranger flies under and overpass :shock:



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