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helicopterjim

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  1. Was watching the ballet tonite and realized that strippers are not much different from engineers. They sleep in til late then when everyone is done work they kind of go dance around a bit while everyone watches. Then they try and get the pilots to buy them drinks and usually end getting the pilots to make a fool of themselves. Then its off to another northern town and do it all again!
  2. I thought you used those 2 pedals on the floor to control yaw!
  3. Lots of changes happening down there. I have heard that McDermott has lost their contracts as well as Erickson and another operator I don't know. The rumour is that Helicopter transport scooped the crane contracts but I don't know who got the 214 contracts. Maybe Coulson is going after them with the 61's?
  4. They don't tell you they are absolute records in their weight category. Otherwise why would the Federation Aeronautique International list these records? Altitude in horizontal flight : 9 010 m Date of flight: 29/04/1975 Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran) Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran) Rotorcraft: Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 hp) Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 1 min 58 sec Date of flight: 29/04/1975 Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran) Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran) Rotorcraft: Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 shp) Time to climb to a height of 6 000 m : 5 min 14 sec Date of flight: 29/04/1975 Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran) Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran) Rotorcraft: Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 shp) Time to climb to a height of 9 000 m : 15 min 05 sec Date of flight: 29/04/1975 Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran) Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran) Rotorcraft: Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 shp) It is all in how you present the facts!! Also that is for a 214A wich has an engine rated at 280 SHP less than the 214B. I wonder what the B could do?
  5. I reckon the girls won't like the tents so they won't last long. Just my thoughtd!
  6. Don't forget that driving to work is more dangerous than flying and neither one should be illegal! Alcohol is a drug and I'm a drug addict! Someone arrest me!
  7. Uhh, wasn't that the "Run, Shoot, Fly" marathon? I know one of the guards there and he told me how many rounds were expended and Fred told me how many connected. The ratio is about 23:1 so the skies are still relatively safe here in Canada.
  8. Was I there? Oh yeah! I still have a copy of my bar tab to remind me!
  9. Really? I guess you havn't had much experience with accident investigation then! Or do I not understand the semantics of your response.
  10. Yeah that's about right for us! I can't say as I am high time or experienced though...
  11. Just curious but what's it like if you are not heli-logging?
  12. Met him on fires in the NWT about ten years ago. Unforgetable man!
  13. Firehawk is an overrated piece of junk that can't do what they say it can. All you have to do is read through the flight manual and you will find that to do what they say it can do it will be 18 percent overgross - at sealevel and 15 degrees. But it sure looks pretty.......
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