Tag Archives: Helicopter Pilot

Some things you never forget

Why more of us didn’t die in crashes I’ll never know. Some did. I had been looking through my old pilot logbooks. All six of them. Another pilot had asked me online about my experience with helicopters other than the … Continue reading

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And,now,for my next trick

Those of us who choose to write about our flying misadventures run the risk that their audience no matter how few they are, may decide, that you are in fact ,a moron. By way of a very limited defense, I … Continue reading

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Dog Sitter

My passenger was not barking anymore. He never liked it when I hovered down wind. Too much exhaust blowing into the cockpit through my open door. Long lining drill support equipment with my little Bell47T meant that I sometimes had … Continue reading

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Watch This

The Hiller 12E had been delivered to the job. Literally. It was sitting on a trailer in the customers business yard all by its lonesome. The truck driver had, after driving all night in the rain, gone to the Motel … Continue reading

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Back and Forth

Not always blogs, sometimes stories of past adventures. I write about travel,personal observations that expose my sometimes unusual thinking but mostly helicopter flying stories past and current Continue reading

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Greener Pastures

I was talking to a pilot friend online today. He was bemoaning the fact that those of us who fly utility type helicopters seldom get to fly new state of the art helicopters. The fact that he is on a … Continue reading

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Flying Floats

We had an airshow at our little Albenga airport here in Italy over the weekend. To be accurate, the airshow was flown at towns to the east and west of us on the Liguria coast. Albenga is the only airport … Continue reading

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When things go wrong

This was bad. I could see the sickening conclusion in my mind and I knew what had to be done to save the mans life. What I couldn’t do ,was communicate with the diver who was only a minute from … Continue reading

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Career Paths

What makes a person jump from a perfectly good airplane? If you skydive you know the answer. The question is of course, an attempt at humor on the part of a person who would never likely understand your reasons to … Continue reading

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Holding the Line

Summertime and the living isn’t always easy, here in Greece. My assignment is firefighting with a SkyCrane based in Athens. The flying we do with this impressive aircraft is called I.A. or initial attack. It is a simple program, get … Continue reading

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