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Huey’s In My Life

I was working on my log book last week and noticed I’d just gone over 6,000 hours of Huey time…in celebration here are “some” of the Huey’s I’ve flown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UFSoGOgag   Advertisements

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Things you can see only in Alaska

I was on a fire the other day and the Incident Commander came over to my parked helicopter to discussion employment of the helicopter on the fire. “Reb” was wearing and very nice Elk Skin Jacket with Moose horn buttons.  … Continue reading

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Down At Copper River

I thought I let everyone know how things are going in Alaska.  First of all I have a new mechanic, Al, another Marine NCO, like Jack.  Both are self motivated, and very knowledgeable about the 212, but Jack was one … Continue reading

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Mountain flying in Alaska

So you want to fly in Alaska?  Well, a lot of flying on fires occurs at 500 feet above sea level to 2,000 feet.  Not very high and certainly the Bell 212 can fly at maximum gross weight at these … Continue reading

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Mountain flying in Alaska (Picture 2)

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The Bell Hotel

Ken Carlton slept here, yes he did.  I am a happy, frequent sleeper in the Bell Hotel. I first started using helicopters to sleep, in 1969.  At night one of the RLO’s (Real Live Officers) a derisive term coined by … Continue reading

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Chicken Plate (Picture)

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