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Zibi
01-24-2008, 10:07 PM
My cousin is almost done his helicopter training and took me up for a ride a couple weeks back. I've got some videos too, but haven't uploaded em yet.

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822438_8756.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822443_112.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822447_1182.jpg
Town of Creston
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822457_3979.jpg
Crazy fucker landed on that...in two places. Thats what the videos are of...i'll get em up soon.
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822467_6841.jpg
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822468_7107.jpg
Landed on the saddle
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822470_7678.jpg
Right before he made me feel a few g-forces
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822465_6253.jpg
Landed on a lake
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822472_8222.jpg
My uncle standing down on the lake
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822476_9330.jpg
Kootenay lake looking north
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822479_301.jpg
Looking south
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822481_861.jpg
Creston valley
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v182/133/120/511751135/n511751135_822482_1149.jpg
Textured bits are where the elk slept...looked pretty cool, couple hundred follow only a few tracks in and then spread out.


I've never been in a small plane or even on a roller coaster, this was fucking awesome [36][36]

Zibi
01-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Other thing that was pretty cool was that my cousins actually sled up in there, and they've climbed up over that saddle that we landed on. Gives a pretty cool perspective of where they ride.

Taz Jeep
01-24-2008, 10:09 PM
Wow, cool pic's [cheers]

nfc
01-24-2008, 10:13 PM
looks like it would be cool to fly in a chopper.

DeeDee
01-24-2008, 10:17 PM
very cool pics [cheers]

Shera
01-25-2008, 05:54 AM
Those are awesome pictures ,thanks for sharing them with us

NickB
01-25-2008, 06:57 AM
Very cool. Would love to do that.

Caribourob
01-25-2008, 07:10 AM
Any way to post the pics without going through Facebook??? Some of us working folk don't have acess to FB at work.

Thanks

Zibi
01-25-2008, 08:02 AM
Yeah I'll rehost them when I get home from work tonight, it was just convenient because it hosted them and resized them in one step

stylus
01-25-2008, 08:15 AM
amazing pictures there, its a different perspective

lincoln locked
01-25-2008, 08:40 AM
awesome pics [36]talk about fibc [cheers][cheers]

MUD CHILD
01-25-2008, 09:30 AM
That's wicked, great way to check out the terrain

Jeepnut
01-25-2008, 09:32 AM
that brings back memories[36] ...I did my training at International Heliflight in langley back in the late 80's

Zibi
01-25-2008, 09:58 AM
Yeah it was pretty cool, got to see some aerial views of backroads i'd been on and where they'd actually end up. I was surprised how many logging roads are back there too....most of em are piled in snow right now but they crisscross the entire countryside.

brothergrimms
01-25-2008, 10:04 AM
there is a ride that would be whole lot of fun to do [36]

Caribourob
01-25-2008, 10:42 AM
Yeah I'll rehost them when I get home from work tonight, it was just convenient because it hosted them and resized them in one step

That would be great!!!
THANKS

runnin2wild
01-25-2008, 05:55 PM
looks like fun!

Lynx
01-25-2008, 08:38 PM
Looks like an awesome ride.

yummysweet350
01-25-2008, 09:30 PM
cool pics i have never been up in a helicopter ..always wanted to

kootenaycat
01-25-2008, 09:56 PM
Sweet! Rode in a helicopter once, was a hell of a ride! :happy0045:

Do you know the name of the mountian where the saddle is, the place they were sledding? Sort of looked like a spot we quadded to last summer, Mt. Wurtemburg, west of Kootenay lake. You must have flown right by Mt. McGregor too, it's on the west side and has an old firelookout on top. Pics here.

Trooper
01-25-2008, 10:47 PM
I work on those damn things for a living... Trust me that saddle he landed on was nothing. The heli loggers have huge balls. Jeepnut you fly for a living now? We are looking for good experianced well logged pilots. 100k plus a year...

Great pics I wish I still got that joy out of flying.

Zibi
01-25-2008, 11:55 PM
Not sure of the name, it was on the east side of the lake though. I'll ask my cousin.

My cousins instructor, Wendell Maki (http://www.heli-training.com/ - horribley out of date) is a senior air crane pilot somewhere on the Island during the summer months (teaches fall/winter). I've only met him a few time but the guy has stories.

How long you been flying for Trooper? I fell in love with it, if I had the money I'd love to do it.


And I'll get the pictures changed and videos up tommorow...went into the shop and time dissapeared.

harleyfatboy99ca
01-26-2008, 08:15 AM
That's wicked, great way to check out the terrain


[iagree] awesome pics.

Zukbuilder
01-26-2008, 08:56 AM
Cool Pics, What a great day for a chopper ride

goldie
01-26-2008, 11:00 AM
those are amazing pics! i would love to do that someday

swamp rat
01-26-2008, 11:56 AM
cool pics. did heli portable sismic spent one season riding around in one of those around sparwood

Wagz
01-26-2008, 12:02 PM
What kind of chopper is that? Shortranger?

Zibi
01-26-2008, 04:03 PM
It's a Jetranger...don't know a whole lot more about it than that :)

Trooper
01-26-2008, 07:21 PM
I dont fly Zibi I get flown heh. Thats a bell 206 basically the most common helicopter made in quebec. Rolls royce c-20 power turbine. Its not a work horse at all. Just a poeple mover. Not used for offshore due to the single powerturbine.

Zibi
02-08-2008, 08:39 PM
So my cousin was flying the other helicopter today, a something 300, and had an engine failure and had to crash land it. He was flying from Invermere back to Creston and got about 10 miles from the Cranbrook airport before it lost power, he managed to auto rotate it and land on a narrow logging road, did a bounce and then rolled it on its side. He got off a mayday and Bighorn sent out a helicopter to pick him up. He's alright, if not a bit sore. Apparently he handled it so well that the Cranbrook radio operator drove to the hospital to shake his hand. Kind of shitty considering there was a fatal helicopter crash up near Golden today, just glad my cousins alright though.

They're going to salvage the heli tomorrow (it's trashed, rotors are all curled) and I'll try to get some pics. I know I never actually got around to uploading the original pics or videos...I'll do that.

kootenaycat
02-08-2008, 08:51 PM
Holy shit! Glad your cousin is alright. That must have been quite the ride down! :eek:

dirka dave
02-08-2008, 09:59 PM
Sweet pictures....!

Taxidermy
02-08-2008, 11:12 PM
sweet pics

trencher
02-08-2008, 11:36 PM
Great pics man
Thats one thing i haven't done yet that i really want to do