Pics of interesting places you have landed at

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby papillons » Fri Jan 20 2012, 17:31

I didn't have a camera with me when I flew UNDER the harbour bridge.


Ain't that the way. The instructor who sent me solo had two pieces of advice: 1. Try not to crash, and 2. FFS buy a cheap camera to hook over the map light, and never lift skids without it - coz no-one's gunna believe some of the really cool sh*t you'll get to do in these things. Wish I'd followed it more closely. Most of the landing piccies I've got are dull as dishwater or involve nudity/lewdity in pleasingly inaccessible locales. (Bit worrying actually to cast an eye back over my flying journals...)

Anyway, this one isn't technically a landing (yet), but it was blowing about 50 kts and a bit teeter-heady for happy-snaps at the business end. Pity the poor SAS candidates who had to get to each such pinnacle check-point on foot, btw; most of that gig was lifting them off the tops exhausted, as they bailed out of the Endurance phase.

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Why any twit would want to climb to the top of a mountain, post-Igor, is frankly a mystery.
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby wardy » Sat Feb 25 2012, 10:53

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Some of you would be aware that I dabble in both fixed wing and heli's so hope you don't hold that against me. I was lucky enough recently to do a trip in a round the world (fw of cause) and these were taken St johns Canada and over the north Atlantic sea. Never done the pic post before hope I got it right.

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Desertflyer » Sat Feb 25 2012, 12:41

Middle. Of. Nowhere.
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Eric Hunt » Sat Feb 25 2012, 21:06

Desertflyer,

That is a perfect shot of the GAFA*














*GAFA = Great Australian Fkuc-All
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Pegs » Sun Feb 26 2012, 20:44

I thought this was just a fantastic photo so decided share it again, courtesy of the Herald Sun this pic is from the 2011 QLD Floods.

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A good idea needs landing gear as well as wings to get off the ground.
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby AS350FX2 » Tue Feb 28 2012, 11:35

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby occy_007 » Thu Mar 1 2012, 06:34

Simpson Desert
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Finny » Fri Mar 2 2012, 06:05

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Pegs » Fri Mar 2 2012, 06:09

top Pic Finny, :D brings back memories, that is some storm cell building behind you!
A good idea needs landing gear as well as wings to get off the ground.
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Tony Carmody » Wed May 16 2012, 01:19

Having a tidy up today of the pics saved on the computer.

Not so much pics about a particular landing pad but rather a snapshot of a short period of time during a Spray contract in India.

When the link opens - use the thumbnail tab on the Rh top of the page to view photos.

Enjoy.

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Nawty » Wed May 16 2012, 03:40

Some nice pics there TC....where is the pic of you with the target ??
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Pegs » Wed May 16 2012, 08:54

looks like the B47 was pretty popular over there Tony. I guess they wouldn't see a lot of helicopters out that way.
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Nawty » Wed May 16 2012, 14:56

Curry Kenny Group should apply for some contracts over there..
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Nawty » Wed May 16 2012, 14:59

Don't know if I ever posted this....saw it on highway 2 which is a death trap in itself here in Thailand.....not sure what it is, but when they stopped later I was talking to the driver and he said he learnt to fly in Oz.....I said i was australian and a pilot and he said...'so you know peter then"

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Skid Marks » Wed May 16 2012, 20:52

Nawty wrote:not sure what it is,


It looks like it might be an Ultrasport of some sort http://www.ultrasporthelicopters.com. Ask Peter, he might be able to confirm it :D
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Nawty » Thu May 17 2012, 11:44

Skid Marks wrote:
Nawty wrote:not sure what it is,


It looks like it might be an Ultrasport of some sort http://www.ultrasporthelicopters.com. Ask Peter, he might be able to confirm it :D


Think you right...I got a side on pic out of my window and it had a turbine engine....got the guys number, should give him a call and see if he crashed yet....if they fly like they drive....crikey.
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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Heli » Fri May 18 2012, 09:24

Snow was early and the lifts weren't running:

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Heli » Fri May 18 2012, 09:34

And since we're going OT from landing sites :wink:

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Old Melbourne Gaol

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Back in a previous life:

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Justwanttofly » Fri May 18 2012, 19:43

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Re: Pics of interesting places you have landed at

Postby Fling Wing » Fri Sep 6 2013, 08:53

Nearest obstacle was 4 ft from disc!
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