Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby Master Cylinder » Sat Nov 30 2013, 14:32

This was pretty interesting in 40' seas in the Southern Ocean

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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby FerrariFlyer » Sat Nov 30 2013, 21:33

Years ago when working as a crewman on the NSW fires we were tasked to winch lunch packs to ground crews. First and last time we ever did that for that particular season. I'd hate to think how much each of those packs cost.
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby reducing_Nr » Sat Nov 30 2013, 22:45

I can relate to that one MC, perhaps you remember this occasion as well?
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby trgbox » Sat Nov 30 2013, 23:47

Second command IFR ME renewal in 70kt winds! Very interesting indeed. lol.
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby muppet » Sun Dec 1 2013, 03:46

Half way down an IFR approach on a really crappy down-to-minima dark night, rather windy and working hard, my co-pilot (other Captain) handed me a piece of paper with the following on it:

"Glass of water?"

That was quite interesting.
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby Skeeter » Sun Dec 1 2013, 04:13

High mountain flying in winter. Love that view!
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby BigHuey » Sun Dec 1 2013, 06:57

Winched a guy and his 5 dogs off a sinking catamaran north of Troughton Island in a Super Puma.
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby Hello Pilots » Tue Dec 3 2013, 20:42

Flown an R22
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby Skid Pump » Tue Dec 3 2013, 21:56

Sprayed out of a R22 :shock:
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby Eric Hunt » Tue Dec 3 2013, 22:52

Gave flying lessons in a B47 to Tom Cruise and Eddy McGuire. Tom was good, Eddy locked in "D" and lost.
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Re: Most Interesting thing you have done in a heli?

Postby Heli » Tue Dec 3 2013, 23:07

Lots of interesting stuff over the years, but taking Dad (91 and a WW2 Beaufighter pilot) for a fly last week and letting him have a drive was very rewarding 8)

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