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Do You Still Look Up When a Helicopter Flies Overhead?


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#1 r22butters

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:58

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The only dream I have left is to live long enough to see the pilot shortage. Its been about fifteen years since they first told me it was coming, so,...

Aaaaaaaany day now! :D

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:19

Yes. And I stop and listen when i hear one.


Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:29

Always!

 

I noticed the ENG chopper out here in OKC is a 407 and thought that was pretty cool. Then I turn on the local news and see the dude chasing tornado's for the 5 o'clock news!

 

I guess that figures why they pay for a 407.



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:39

Lol yes! Want to know type, then company and finally who do I think could be flying it.

 

If traveling away from home - want to know if I could stay forever and work there. 



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:50

Do I look up? 

The question seeks to discover if we have maintained our erstwhile enthusiasm, I guess. Now I am retired, do I still give a d*mn, eh?

Lemme think. 

Well, put it this way. Ask my dogs. They'll tell you.

It kind of goes like this:

1. distant sound of choppy approaching.

2. (loud exclamation from Master, wakes up dogs)  (E.g. "Yippee...!")

3. Chair falls over.

4. Coffee goes flying. (that's a regular)

5. Master bolts out the door.  Possibly tripping over alarmed cat.

6. Spends several minutes oohing and aahing, and muttering excitedly to himself.

7. comes back in, humming and happy.

8. Dogs shake their heads, and go back to sleep.

9. cat tries hard to look unruffled and dignified. Gives Master a hard look. Moves back to favorite spot.

(rinse, wash & repeat later)

 

:)


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:47

Only if it is something specific:

 

This afternoon I heard the inimitable sound of Hubert, or as he is known to his friends, Huey.

 

That thump thump sound still rouses me, doesn't matter that it is 48 years since the first time I flew one or 10 years since I last flew one, it stirs the blood enough to make me go outside and look at it.

 

Other machines, not much any more.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:59

Is there an outfit anywhere in the country that offers rides in an original huey? Kinda like that b-17 that does tours for 2500 an hour?

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:43

$2500 an hour huh? I can one up that. A company once offered to let me pilot their Zepplin for $3000 bucks, for a half hour!
The only dream I have left is to live long enough to see the pilot shortage. Its been about fifteen years since they first told me it was coming, so,...

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 14:04

Is there an outfit anywhere in the country that offers rides in an original huey? Kinda like that b-17 that does tours for 2500 an hour?


There's an outfit at KHMP that offers rides at events. They're dedicated to information, memorializing helicopters in Vietnam. Always looking for volunteers to help out... I can't remember the name, last time I was there they were across the taxiway from the FBO.

P.S. They also do so in an AH1G, I've been told.

Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 13:20

Is there an outfit anywhere in the country that offers rides in an original huey? Kinda like that b-17 that does tours for 2500 an hour?

I work with a pilot involved with them. 

 

https://armyav.org






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