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#1 Goldy

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:01

IMG_4516_web.jpg So, I spent my Saturday hiking thru the brush, getting my butt kicked, keeping an eye open for 4 outstanding armed bad dudes, but hey I digress.

With our task completed, we await our ride out. No room for a landing, so this one is going to be on the hoist. Here she comes, oh crap, looks like she's 100 feet in the air, this is going to be one long ride!

I watch as all my compadres go up the line, then its my turn. Does anyone else ever think.....maybe I'll just do the 3 hour hike out instead? Then suddenly the hook is in your face, you grab it, and before you know it, you're in the loudest, most vibrating, coolest ship in town...the H3 !!

I took this pix just before I got knocked on my butt from the rotor wash.

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Edited by Goldy, 24 September 2009 - 01:08.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:32

Must be something wrong with me. Looks like alot of fun to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 13:27

Goldy, I'll quote my almost 2 year old little boy for this, "sweet DUDE!" That looks like a blast...

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 18:18

And you wanted to ride in my little B2.........

Did ya get the dirtbags?

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 18:49

And you wanted to ride in my little B2.........




Ooo Ooo Ooo!! Take me take me!!!! (can you see my arm way up in the air?!?!?)

Your AStar looks purdy. Me likey.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 19:31

Goldy, that's kind of like sky diving in reverse, and still better than jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft.

Kudos for getting armed criminals off the street!!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 20:11

And you wanted to ride in my little B2.........

Did ya get the dirtbags?


Previous team got 1 of em, but we got most of the operation closed down. Difference is, I like to FLY the B2, as opposed to RIDE in the H3!!

Honestly, it was a lot of fun, I just recognized a few seconds of oh crap in my gut as the ship approached!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 21:54

Well Goldy, most helicopter pilots would rather fly than ride so I can't blame you.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:06

One hundred feet?

Pussycat.

Try the full length of 275 feet, the most the old Huey's hoist could hold.

You really start to wonder if your arms might pull out of their sockets and let you slip through the horse collar.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 19:39

One hundred feet?

Pussycat.

Try the full length of 275 feet, the most the old Huey's hoist could hold.

You really start to wonder if your arms might pull out of their sockets and let you slip through the horse collar.



No NO NO, no way I'm hanging onto a horse collar. As it was I had a 40 pound pack dangling in one hand, and 40 pounds of crap stuffed into a bag in the other hand!. Harness is the way to go.

Edited by Goldy, 26 September 2009 - 19:40.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:06

Ok so I am actually bringing back the dead here for this post, but I have to ask... Goldy what in the world do you do? you are here searching for the bad guys and yet I also see your posts about heading up a HVAC lift and flying R22 and R44 and several others that seem to be like a charter type gigs or recreational. You seem to be the mystery man.

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I've got it now, your a super secret government agent B)
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#12 Goldy

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 17:18

You seem to be the mystery man.


Geez, I almost missed this one. Where in the world did you dig this post up?

Let's just say I have a lot of hobbies, most that involve helicopters in one way or another. In fact, most of the hobbies are so cool, that I have to take pictures or people I know would never believe half this stuff. Usually when I come home, the wife says "You did WHAT today?"

Just for the record, stepping out and hoisting down never bothers me, but looking up still gives me a pit now and then.

Edited by Goldy, 18 December 2010 - 17:20.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 16:26

I will step in and say that Goldy is very talented and seems to find himself in the right place at the right time and his luck is outstanding. With that said, I think more happens then he lets on to the rest of us.

But since he can't toot his own horn, I will step out and do a little for him. He is associated with LA County S.O. on his off time and gets official rides every now and again to fulfill his some of his requirements with the department. He also has some associations with a local flight school and then somehow he found a gig writing for a helicopter rag or two as well. The luck of some......... sheesh lol
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 19:01

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:38

I know this is an old post, but Goldy those LASD H3's are fricking death trap flying coffins. Ill stick to the Bureau's B2's. Thank God the board of stupidvisors approved the Super Pumas to replace those hazardous H3's.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:29

I know this is an old post, but Goldy those LASD H3's are fricking death trap flying coffins. Ill stick to the Bureau's B2's. Thank God the board of stupidvisors approved the Super Pumas to replace those hazardous H3's.

Wow, how I hate missing a response to a post only to find it 2 years later! I agree the old H3's were a bit scary...tail rotor boom cracks and all. The new Super Pumas are pretty awesome, however, they have one hell of a tornado under them about 40 feet down the line, and without a static discharge line touching the ground will knock the socks off your feet. Other than that, pretty damn cool ship....and fast as hell.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 17:34

In Afghanistan, I got the feeling while hoisting some SAS guys off a mountain in a CH-46.  At that altitude and temperature, we were in "topping power" MGT for like 10 minutes, when you're only supposed to be there for a few seconds.  I kept waiting for an engine to fail while I'm in a hover next to a cliff.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:32

We'll yeah..... But if you had started in an R22 flying at a school with high DA that would have been easy peasy ;). I think hoisting SAS guys off of a mountain is an endorsement covered by the VA now.




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