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    The helicopter thread

    The helicopter thread

    I thought we could make us an own helicopter (spotting) thread....

    I start with this yellow-winged bird which landed at the coastal steamer dock a few days ago to pick up a patient for an ambulance flight to either Namsos or Trondheim.

    Others, feel free to spot, photograph and share your helicopters wherever they may be in the world.





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    #2
    On the 5th of March, the day prior to the previous post, this one came flying above our roof on the way north:

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      #3
      I visited Rome in 2007, the same day George W. Bush was in town.
      Carabinieri all over the place....


      In Lanciano on the italian coast of the Adriatic Ocean this Sikorsky SkyCrane came flying overhead.
      This particular one is a firefighter...


      Westland Wes*** from Royal Navy at Kvernberget in the 80's
      [IMG]http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h63/Sterkoder/Wes***.jpg[/IMG]

      Aerospatiale Aluette III at Kvernberget in...., 1980, I think it was

      All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
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        #4
        One of the offshore helios here at Kvernberget


        RNoAF visited Kvernberget with one of their Bell 414SP Arapahos


        Robinson R-44 on a private parkinglot

        All three: ©S. Ludvigsen
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          #5
          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
          In Lanciano on the italian coast of the Adriatic Ocean this Sikorsky SkyCrane came flying overhead.
          This particular one is a firefighter...
          This one just looks.... how should I say it nicely? Hideous.... is that polite... reminds me of an insect in the jungle.

          I would like to ask a bit silly, but that is not because of ignorance but rather because I have no idea whatsoever: if someone with a pilots license for aircrafts wants to go flying a helicopter, could he do it or do they need another licenses, year at school?

          Is flying helicopters vastly different from flying a plane (well, apart from the obvious difference in vertical propeller and horizontal propeller)?
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            #6
            You will need a different licence.
            You operate a helicopter with two different control columns; collective (controlling the rotorblade pitch) and the usual column (control the rotor disc).
            You also have pedals to control the tailrotor.
            A helicopter is fundamentaly unstable, whereas an aircraft is fundamenaly stable.
            When taking a licence, you will get some of you aircraft hours granted for your helio education.

            The helio on the picture, the SkyCrane, is specially designed for heavy duty lifting, such as containers.... (This is the cargo workhorse model of the Sikorsky S-61 passenger helio).
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              #7
              Excellent... thanks for the clarification: most appreciated!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                #8
                RNoAF SAR-helicopter, the Westland Sea King, seen here visiting Kvernberget last year.


                Last edited by Sterkoder; March 12th, 2009, 08:30.
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                  #9
                  This is not the police helicopter in Norway (as I belive we only got one of the real thing), but an Aerospatiale AS-350 Equreuil rented by the police dept.


                  And the two pictures that maight be my favourites from Kvernberget, an italian Augusta (yellow), a Sikorsky S-92 (blue/red) and Aerospatiale Super Puma (white and blue)


                  Last edited by Sterkoder; March 11th, 2009, 23:56.
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                    #10
                    One of the rotor blades of a Royal Navy NH-101 at RNoAF Ørland Main Air Station.
                    Note that the blade is anchored down due to the strong wind


                    This is how the helio looks like...

                    All pictures in this and the previous two postings: ©S. Ludvigsen

                    OT....: It's fun to see the rank insignias again. And yes, I will cover it with a dustbag and put my Vice Admiral uniform away...
                    Last edited by Sterkoder; March 18th, 2009, 00:10.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                      OT....: It's fun to see the rank insignias again. And yes, I will cover it with a dustbag and put my Vice Admiral uniform away...
                      Next point on the to-do & find-out list is inheritance of previous numbers of posts: once I have figured that out, many people will make a huge jump for sure!
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                        Next point on the to-do & find-out list is inheritance of previous numbers of posts: once I have figured that out, many people will make a huge jump for sure!
                        And then I go back down the food chain and become nothing special again.....
                        (Ok, everyone..in unison....one...two... three..."POOR E............." and once again, with heavier sarcasm....)

                        Actually, looking through the old member list...so few of us on the old one actually were active, comparitively.....I wonder if you could somehow manually add to the counter.....and then, when someone new signs up, since you have to approve them anyway, you could just check back on the old forum...maybe add to the sign up form a box to check if you were a member on the old forum???

                        (Help, Sterkoder, save me...save me...they're about to hit me with the "OT" comment again....)

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                          #13
                          I feel that it's time to get this tread on track again.

                          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                          This is not the police helicopter in Norway (as I belive we only got one of the real thing), but an Aerospatiale AS-350 Equreuil rented by the police dept.

                          This is the backup helicopter. Both the AS-350 and this one is rented by the police. I have had a number of tours in this one, visiting radio base stations on mountain tops.

                          I have (had?) some pictures of the AS-350 and this one, but some days ago my hard disc made sounds like a cat when you step on it's tail. The PC is no longer operative. I hope that I have backup, but need a new PC first.
                          Øistein

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                            RNoAF SAR-helicopter, the Westland Sea King, seen here visiting Kvernberget last year.
                            The SeaKing pictures you posted Sterkoder are absolutely brilliant!
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Oistein View Post
                              I hope that I have backup, but need a new PC first.
                              I hope and pray all turns out well...
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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