Category Archives: World Travel

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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The Shot

I have taken a lot of aerial photographs from helicopters. My photographs, which would number in the thousands, have produced maybe a dozen or so decent photographs. I am not discouraged. I have flown dozens of photographers and cameramen, doing … Continue reading

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Helping Out

The helicopter I fly is the best initial attack  firefighting  helicopter in the world. I have flown at least 46 other models of  helicopters and yes, there are several other good helicopters out there but none better. My point is … Continue reading

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The attack rabbit

I was talking to another company pilot about some ideas our company may have about acquiring some S-61 helicopters.I enjoy flying the S-61 and it would supplement some of the work we do with our S-64’s. The company has operated … 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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Helicopter Pilot,does travel

I am going to end 2008 in a foreign country. We started 2008 in a foreign country, so that seems right. New Years 2008 was down in Belize and we spent a very enjoyable evening with new friends watching fireworks … Continue reading

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History comes around

He was shot and died after a long agonizing fight for his life. What would this President of the United States have done for the country? We will never know. President James Garfield had been gunned down at the start … Continue reading

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