Category Archives: helicopter tours

He could have been….

A Chief Pilot I worked for many years ago had developed an obvious problem with alcohol consumption. In those days the stereo typical bush pilot and helicopter pilot was a hard flying,drinking,living, rugged individual or so the myth was sold.I … Continue reading

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Done that

More than a few of the jobs I have flown with a helicopter I don’t care to do again. I don’t think they make a long line long enough when you have to sling out the contents of port a … Continue reading

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We can do better than this

The likelihood that you will make a poor landing is directly proportional to the number and significance of the people witnessing the event.Helicopters can be landed and should be landed smoothly on the exact spot intended. We have all made … Continue reading

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Too Risky?

I have a high risk occupation. My everyday job consists of flying a 9000 horse power helicopter down flaming hillsides dropping enough water or retardant in one load to injure or kill anyone accidentally struck with that volume of liquid. … Continue reading

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“A danger foreseen is half avoided”- Proverbs

In light rain with a ceiling of about 1800′ it was obvious we were not going to quite see the top of thousand foot falls .The waterfall sits at about 2100′ above sea level before it plummets about 1500 or … Continue reading

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Flyin’ to the Mayan (ruins)

We were going into the turn a lot faster than I was expecting, but our guide appeared comfortable negotiating the river with his powerboat. Todays adventure was a river and lagoon boat ride to the Mayan ruins of Lamanai. The … Continue reading

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Belize in a Day

Twilight had given up on the low clouds to my back and the sea beyond the light of the marina was a black featureless space except for a faint set of lights. I was sitting on the slowly rolling stern … Continue reading

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