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Official Helicopter Enthusiasts Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by HBGIBBY, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Oct 6, 2015 at 8:28 AM
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    HBGIBBY

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    So, my dad is a helicopter pilot and works on airborne video surveillance systems all over the world.

    I wanted to start a thread for helicopter enthusiasts to post some photos and stories about helicopters you might work with or have seen around.

    They are great machines and I'm lucky to be around them when with my dad. I hope to see some cool photos!
     
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  2. Oct 6, 2015 at 8:29 AM
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    My dad is in the Phoenix area this week working with the Mesa Police Department.

    MD500 aircraft.

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  3. Oct 6, 2015 at 11:18 AM
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    we use helicopters all the time. spent about a month in montana this summer tied in with a helitak crew working as a crew member. always a good time. worked with a nice little bell 407

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  4. Oct 6, 2015 at 11:22 AM
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    Pretty cool, I always wondered if Police Pilots were uniformed as regular police men haha
     
  5. Oct 6, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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  6. Oct 6, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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    negative. they wear flight suits
     
  7. Oct 6, 2015 at 4:39 PM
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    well, you gotta love flying a $50m aircraft at 180 mph with Helfire missiles and Hydra rocket pods !!!
     
  8. Oct 6, 2015 at 9:46 PM
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    ^^ yea whats not to love haha
     
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    Our local pilot is not LEO. He is, however, a heli pilot.


    Bell 407

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg AS350B3 on a trauma flight in Northern AZ
     
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    I'm a flight paramedic. Here's some pictures of helicopters that I've worked on around the world.

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  12. Oct 6, 2015 at 10:53 PM
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    Subbed! LVMPD's "arsenal", 22 total aircraft, not including new drones :) My father has been with Metro for 18 years, hasn't been in Air Unit itself, but they have proved helpful every time someone went missing. I have 40 hours myself, still trying at private licence.
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    Ill get more photos this week.
     
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  13. Oct 7, 2015 at 9:48 AM
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    I was actually looking into taking some courses a few month back, prices for the courses were outrageous haha.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2015 at 7:24 PM
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    What was your highest price? Im still paying, 12k in total...
     
  15. Oct 8, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    another photo of Mesa Police AZ MD500 my dad sent me today.

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    That spotlight though.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2015 at 5:04 PM
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    brand new helicopter and repurposed spotlight & video/IR camera.

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    my dad said the searchlight has mechanical stops that keep it from pointing at the skids or the camera so it doesn't burn them up!....wow!....that's bright & hot!
     
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    Winning.
     
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