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History: The first ENG helicopter

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#1 helicodger pilot

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 21:08

In case you haven't seen it yet, the April/ May 2009 issue of Air & Space Smithsonian magazine has an entertaining article about how the ENG helicopter originated.

AND, if you don't get the magazine, the article is available on-line here:

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 13:04

Hi Helicodger

Thanks for the link and heads up on the article!

I remember sending this link to the station manager and news director of my station while not the first one...a first in another way!:
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 20:38

Looks just like the one Robert Downey jr flys in the begining of 'Ait America' when he flys down and starts yelling at the truck driver. I think he was in LA too

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 21:23

OK, since I am an aircraft crash nut, I thought I would throw in some Los Angeles trivia.

Horrible accident occurred when a LASD Bell 47 went down North of LA, killing both LA Sheriff Deputies. To the rescue came an LA City Fire Department helicopter....also a Bell 47. And the station covering the crash ? You guessed it, KTLA Channel 5, in a 3rd Bell 47.

BTW, I was over at the VNY Air Ops a few months ago and what do I see? The original old City Fire Bell 47 now sitting in a corner of the hangar....still looking pretty cool.


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