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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:54 pm

Thought maybe to start a thread dedicated to the whirly birds.

Bell 212 ZS-HRP Rand Airport 2 Dec 2012. She looked a bit ragged on the outside but the cockpit was nice and shinny. I suppose she was a bit ragged seeing she was a '74 model  :). She's off to Antarctica for a few months.
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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:02 pm

Was fortunate enough to pilot Romeo Inverted Bravo last week Thursday. Vereeniging 28 Nov 2012.

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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:04 pm

She looks quite good, especially for a 1974 model :thumbs: What is she going to do in Antarctica? Supply runs?


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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:13 pm

[quote="Moertoe Pilut"]
She looks quite good, especially for a 1974 model :thumbs: What is she going to do in Antarctica? Supply runs?
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Yip  :thumbs:



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Post by Raffles » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:49 pm

Thanks for the great pics Bell 407! The 212 is a dream machine. Looks like she had a cockpit makeover?


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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:31 pm

[quote="Raffles"]
Thanks for the great pics Bell 407! The 212 is a dream machine. Looks like she had a cockpit makeover?
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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:27 pm

What's with the Romeo "Inverted" Bravo? Why Inverted?


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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:33 pm

I'm surprised you don't know the story. Many years ago she did a barrel roll and loop at the Virginia Airshow. A big no-no.

Took a good few years to get her cleared and certified again.

It's just really quite fortuitous that she has the registration RIB for what she did. Sometimes when you are out flying her the radio chirps up with other piloots asking how is Romeo Inverted Bravo.



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Post by Raffles » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:48 pm

I have the video. Will email if anyone wants to see it.


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:45 am

Thanks Bell 407! I have heard of that chopper that did a loop and barrel roll, but I wasn't aware that is was your qıɹ.


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Post by Captain Kirk » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:54 pm

[quote="Bell 407"]
... the radio chirps up with other piloots asking how is Romeo Inverted Bravo.
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Now now, who would be so immature...  :funny:


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:16 pm

[quote="Raffles"]
I have the video. Will email if anyone wants to see it.
[/quote]How big is it Raffles? Can you upload it to youtube?

:welcome: Welcome onboard Captain Kirk :thumbs:


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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:50 pm

Moertoe, try a search on YouTube as I think it might already be there.



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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:55 pm

One of my first chopper pictures taken way back in Feb 2003. This is of B407 ZS-RLM (Version 1) at Sterkfontein Dam taken with a Mik-en-Druk Sanyo camera that saved pictures at a whopping 1600 x 1200 pixels. My but how technology has changed  :) :)

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Post by Raffles » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:06 pm

A beauty. Thanks for sharing. Will make a nice wallpaper!


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:52 pm

Nice bird Bell 407 :thumbs:

Indeed the video is on youtube and Raffles emailed it to me.

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Post by four engine jock » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:43 am

[quote="Moertoe Pilut"]
Nice bird Bell 407 :thumbs:

Indeed the video is on youtube and Raffles emailed it to me.

Bell 407 Loop
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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:40 pm

This is a beauts Bell 407 ZS-RHT having some fun at the high ground of the Heli GF (April 2007). It is a wonderful teal colour with a pearl (not silver) accent.

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Post by Raffles » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:37 am

:thumbs: Great pics!


Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Post by Pine » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:04 pm

[quote="Moertoe Pilut"]
Nice bird Bell 407 :thumbs:

Indeed the video is on youtube and Raffles emailed it to me.

Bell 407 Loop
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Thanks a lot Raffles and Moertoe. 

Awesome!!  :thumbs:  :cheers:


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