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First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby sam 34 » Sun Nov 27 2016, 12:17

Anyone know the history of the first helo in Oz? Google didn't give me much...
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby flyboy111111 » Sun Nov 27 2016, 21:40

I believe it was Lindsay Rose.
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby Oneplaneboy » Sun Nov 27 2016, 22:40

//www.atsb.gov.au/publications/1989/aust-helicopter-accidents/
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby Yankee » Mon Nov 28 2016, 03:26

found on the RAAF website:

The RAAF purchased a Sikorsky helicopter under Order USA No. R5F S5-5127. This was the first helicopter ordered for the RAAF, although experiments had been carried out during World War II with a Cierva C30A Autogiro, VH-USR, at RAAF Base Laverton.

The Sikorsky S51, as it became known in RAAF service, was received at No 1 Aircraft Depot (1AD) on 3 October 1947
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby Twistgrip » Mon Nov 28 2016, 07:31

As Yankees said, delivered to RAAF 1947-50

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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby sam 34 » Mon Nov 28 2016, 11:27

Yeh I seen the RAFF stuff & wonderd if some crazy coined up person had brought one in themselves, thanks.....
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby godfather007 » Wed Nov 30 2016, 10:34

Hi Sam.
Private/commercial
Possibly Bob Ansett? (Legend)
Bristol 171 Sycamore. (Happy to be corrected)
I had the pleasure of flying his old jetbox a few times years ago that I still believe is AW.
The 171 is far from sexy, but is still a revolutionary bit of gear.
Love the history of what we get to do.
I may have to hook the old VHS up one day and watch some old videos from the past and re-live the dream all over again.

GF
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby tinman » Wed Nov 30 2016, 21:04

AFAIK the only Sycamore still airworthy is this one:

http://www.flyingbulls.at/en/events-sto ... -sycamore/
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby Twistgrip » Wed Nov 30 2016, 22:45

AFAIK the only Sycamore still airworthy is this one:


That Sycamore is just stunning....wow :D
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Re: First helicopter to fly in Australia history

Postby sam 34 » Thu Dec 1 2016, 01:56

godfather007 wrote:Hi Sam.
Private/commercial
Possibly Bob Ansett? (Legend)
Bristol 171 Sycamore. (Happy to be corrected)
I had the pleasure of flying his old jetbox a few times years ago that I still believe is AW.
The 171 is far from sexy, but is still a revolutionary bit of gear.
Love the history of what we get to do.
I may have to hook the old VHS up one day and watch some old videos from the past and re-live the dream all over again.

GF



Should load thoes VHSs on to YouTube, keep the history form getting lost......

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