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Well I got a few. Here's one.

 

Working for the UN in Cambodia in 92 on a 212. I sadly flew the body of a dead soldier killed in a firefight with the Khmer Rouge back to Phnom Pehn. He had been packed in ice for the trip in a large crate.

 

It being hot out of course there was water all over the floor by the time we arrived.

 

One of the engineers sees the water running out of a drain and before I can stop him gives it a sniff and then a lick and declares it to be just water.

 

He was not overjoyed to find out the truth to say the least.

 

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Well I got a few. Here's one.

 

Working for the UN in Cambodia in 92 on a 212. I sadly flew the body of a dead soldier killed in a firefight with the Khmer Rouge back to Phnom Pehn. He had been packed in ice for the trip in a large crate.

 

It being hot out of course there was water all over the floor by the time we arrived.

 

One of the engineers sees the water running out of a drain and before I can stop him gives it a sniff and then a lick and declares it to be just water.

 

He was not overjoyed to find out the truth to say the least.

 

I know the story 'cause I saw the engineer doing it! I was sitting in the hangar on the other side of the ramp, and wondering what was leaking from that machine.

I was just about to walk there to see for myself, when he did it.Good thing he was there first.LOL

OLD_Astar

 

 

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Here's another one, from way back when, when the AStars were new, and if you were there, you remember what a disaster they were regarding the LTS101 M1 Hand Grenade. Changing an engine was almost part of the DI, and operators had engines coming and going like junk mail. This is also when helmets were not as nearly as common as they are today. I just got a new one, and was walking across the hanger with it, beside an engine in a big wood box, and one of the guys asked me where I got it. Without missing a beat, I quipped back that they come in the box with the engine. Chief engineer heard me and had a stroke. (He was a big believer in ASTars, regardless of their nicknames) Never saw a guy get so mad and red in the face. I laughed.

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Stories,

 

There are lots of them, so much to see out there. We get to see a lot of things, the big fires with 300ft of flame riding across the tree tops. The pod of Baluga wales who come by to investigate after you land. Chase a pissed off Grizly from a sysmic crew. What a way to make a living! :punk:

 

My favorite story was a cook, Fred,in a PUP tent camp on Knee Lake Manitoba.

 

The provincial goverment set us up in 2 man tents, and a canvis kitchen. They didn't want to burn the garbage, nor spend the money to fly it to an island until the Otter flew in with supplies, so the garbage is pilling up behind the kitchen.

 

We come back from a day of soil sampling, and the cook is out in the zodiak, I guessed he was fishing. Go in to the kitchen and breakfast dishes are still on the table. So Fred pulls up on shore by now, and says " there was a bear"! :shock: No Shiit, garbage in the bush and a bear shows up, who would have thunk it. :wacko: And he was in the boat for 4 hours waiting for us to get back. :lol::lol: SO the guys feeding us canned stew every time the bear show up to eat the garbage. Three days of that, and amazingly the bear disapeared. :rolleyes:

 

This guy was unstable when he showed up, so now the guys a bit of a mess, he had a TV, VCR and movies delived with the supplies, lost his teeth somewhere is the kitchen for a week, and walked up to me one day and ask if he can come for a ride when I go to refuel, looks me in the eyes and says "I gota get off this rock"!

 

This is a two month contract so in the middle, a pilot engineer comes out to relieve me for a week, the dude running the job says they dont like the guy so he will have to stay at the knee lake lodge. So I'm like "you don't like him so he's at a five star resort eating prime rib with hot showers, but apparently you like me so I can sleep in a pup tent, bath in that cold deep lake and eat Puritan stew from a cook who's teeth fall out and get lost in the kitchen"!

 

When I got back, Fred was gone, made his escape from the ROCK. I got hooked up at the lodge, Prime Rib twice a week, cold beer and a 5 ft blond beaver pilot! I guess it's the extreems that make all fun! :D

 

Rob

 

 

 

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AH1, I didn't think anything would top your first story... untill I read the second one!

 

Keep em coming guys!

Cole.

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