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Kick The Tires And Light The Fires!


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Well done!!

 

Bet you feel like a million bucks!

 

 

 

I hope to be making a similar post in about a year or so....

 

 

Cheers,

 

Darren

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Hey thanks everyone! After I fly the last 12 hours Ill be headed north, hopefully the weather takes a turn for the better as I sat grounded all day today.

 

All the PM's regarding work couldn't be more appreciated!

 

Cole :punk:

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Have a feeling that this might be why people were concerned about your safety:

Aviation Safety Letter Issue 1/2008 page 33

 

On June 16, 2007, a Bell 206B helicopter was being used for water bucket operations on a fire near a railroad track. While hovering over the water, 20ft from shore, visual references were lost and the helicopter moved too far forward in reference to the submerged water bucket. The aft corrective action resulted in the tail rotor hitting the surface of the water, breaking the tail rotor shaft. Tail rotor control was lost and the aircraft did a 360º turn, at which time the pilot shut off the fuel valve. The aircraft descended upright and ditched right upon contacting the water. The main rotor blades hit the roof of the aircraft, which injured the pilot, who was not wearing a helmet. The pilot exited the aicraft and held on to the tail boom before swimming to shore. The aicraft sank inverted in shallow water.

TSB File A07Q0108

 

Congrats on passing your flight test. Fly safe.

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Thanks for that one dimwit, havent read that one since it came out.

Any word on if he was wearing PFD or not? Is there any more info on the accident then that?

 

Just one more reason to wear a helmet aswell.

 

Thanks for the congrats to, I guess the easy part is over.

Now to get a job.

12 hours to go!

Cole

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