The Ever Growing Photo Thread

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The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Sun Mar 14 2010, 23:13

Thought it might be a good time to get a thread going that everyone can add their pics of helos onto. Lets keep adding to this one thread. I will get it started with some of mine.

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Sun Mar 14 2010, 23:15

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Sun Mar 14 2010, 23:16

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Billy Hill » Mon Mar 15 2010, 09:51

Can't compete with you Ned though here is a couple I dug up and scanned the other day.
Dropping buffel grass seed after pulling and burning heavy timbered country between Blackall and Tambo Qld. I was loader, not pilot.


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Postby Doctor Spock » Mon Mar 15 2010, 11:01

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 17:36

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 17:37

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby whome » Mon Mar 15 2010, 19:09

i'm not sure if its ok to comment on photos or just post in here but this one

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has so much going for it, This is a great photo!! ) even though theres not much heli in the pic :)
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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 19:29

Comments are always welcome. I shot that in the Helmand Valley in Afghanistan. We were providing air support for the guys cutting the poppy fields. You can see their convoy on the way from the poppy fields on the road below.

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Eric Hunt » Mon Mar 15 2010, 22:42

"Cutting the poppy fields".......

...for legitimate medicinal purposes?

To destroy them?

To keep the heroin trade running?

Help us out here, Ned!
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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 23:12

EH - They were cutting them down so that the poppies would die and couldnt be harvested. The poppy trade accounts for about 60% of all the heroin in Europe which is about 8000 tons out of Afghanistan each year. They were fighting a losing battle but did their best.

On the days I was there I was able to get out on the ground and shoot photos, but at the same time we had taliban taking pot shots at the cutters and also mortars being lobbed in there. Then the following day we had an RPG fired at the Huey so they do get pissed off at the cutters destroying their crops.

Here are some pics from in the fields. All the coloured flowers are poppies.

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 23:14

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Yours truly with one of the local Mullahs and his bodyguards

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 23:17

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 23:20

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Our minders with me in the poppy fields. Was tempted to stuff bunch of the poppies in my pocket and bring them home but thought Customs might get a bit pissed :)

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Heli-Ops » Mon Mar 15 2010, 23:23

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Now back to the helicopter images :) :)

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Nathan Covey » Tue Mar 16 2010, 06:57

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby chopperdavo » Tue Mar 16 2010, 07:36

Ned.

You have one of the best jobs getting around. If you ever need anyone to hold the camera bag or pas you a cold beer at the end of a tough day behind the lens i the man for the job.

Big fan of your mag, and the images you keep posting here.

Kep up the excellent work.

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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby chopperdavo » Tue Mar 16 2010, 07:38

looks as though my spelling could do with some work though....
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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Jimmy » Tue Mar 16 2010, 09:15

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The dry season
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Looking for lost people!
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The Wet Season

Just a bit of a test! This should be some piccies of NE Arnhemland, I hope

Nathan, my piccies were like your one. I opened a photobucket account, it's free and now mine appear to be working ok
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Re: The Ever Growing Photo Thread

Postby Jabberwocky » Tue Mar 16 2010, 09:39

Great shots, few questions though regarding the s-70.. (blackhawk looking machine).

Why would it have the chalk markings on the tail?

And I assume those pods are aux fuel, why are they so far away from the airframe laterally? Is it to allow clearance into the machine itself?
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