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Title: You don't see this every day
Post by: linesrg on March 28, 2019, 09:51:20 AM
Good Morning All,

On our way down to a sunny Aberdeen, minding our own business when Rescue 11 calls up wanting to play.......

Apologies for there being absolutely no RE content whatsoever....

Regards

Richard


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: WillieG on March 28, 2019, 10:44:47 AM
Hmmmm.......MAGNE VIKING?

Is that one of the oil industry rescue helos? - doesn't look like a CG one?

Looks a grand day for it anyway!
Cheers
Willie


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: dan_b on March 28, 2019, 11:17:41 AM
Awesome photo!
One of my school mates is now a helicopter pilot flying out of Aberdeen to the rigs.  I wonder if in a few years time he'll be flying out to the offshore wind farms instead...


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: andrewellis on March 28, 2019, 12:08:49 PM
That's the Jigsaw AW139 operated by Babcock. Which company is your mate working for Dan_b?


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: camillitech on March 28, 2019, 12:11:13 PM
Cracking picture, reminds me of my trip in 'Beady Eyes' (BD119). To the recompression chamber  :genuflect Can't remember if it was a Sea King or Sikorsky, I was full of morphine at the time  ;D


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: linesrg on March 28, 2019, 12:29:24 PM
WillieG,

Yes the Magne Viking.

Regards

Richard


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: andrewellis on March 28, 2019, 12:53:20 PM
How do you recognise the ship from just that photo? I struggled to remember naval vessels when in the navy. They were all grey which didnít help.


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: linesrg on March 28, 2019, 01:03:13 PM
Andrew,

They're aren't too many vessel's painted yellow for a start..........

I've now attached a photo to bring the thread marginally within the R.E. topic - a picture of Mr. Trump's favourite wind farm....... (taken while waiting to berth)

Regards

Richard


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: biff on March 28, 2019, 02:53:42 PM
It's  a he'll of a risky place for a JCB. ??? ???
      Biff


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: nowty on March 28, 2019, 04:39:41 PM
Funny enough I got caught up in a Helicopter incident on Sunday just gone.

I was participating in my pastime of paragliding when another pilot crashed into the hillside.

Helicopter arrived and I had to lend my tow rope in order for several of us to help pull the stretcher up the hillside.

Luckily I don't think the pilot was too badly injured.

(https://i.postimg.cc/XY1Cp1zB/Helecopter.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: linesrg on March 28, 2019, 05:45:32 PM
It's  a he'll of a risky place for a JCB. ??? ???
      Biff
Biff,

The rail cranes are remotely operated......

Regards

Richard


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: biff on March 28, 2019, 06:29:26 PM
 freeeze freeeze surrender: surrender:
       Biff


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: Mike McMillan on March 28, 2019, 07:20:44 PM
Funny enough I got caught up in a Helicopter incident on Sunday just gone.

I was participating in my pastime of paragliding when another pilot crashed into the hillside.

Helicopter arrived and I had to lend my tow rope in order for several of us to help pull the stretcher up the hillside.

Luckily I don't think the pilot was too badly injured.

(https://i.postimg.cc/XY1Cp1zB/Helecopter.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Another pilot! I flew Hang Gliders and Paragliders for years. Miss thermalling up to cloud base, with just the sound of the wind in the rigging..

Mike

Osborne Bay


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: dan_b on March 28, 2019, 07:45:00 PM
That's the Jigsaw AW139 operated by Babcock. Which company is your mate working for Dan_b?

CHC Helicopters I think.  Nick Ledger.


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: andrewellis on March 29, 2019, 08:18:24 AM
CHC Helicopters I think.  Nick Ledger.

I work with the opposition :P


Re paragliding I'm sure you've heard the phrase 'If you could see what the air was doing you wouldn't be flying in it'. Hehe.  Still good fun though.  I hope that other paraglider was ok.


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: dan_b on March 29, 2019, 09:12:32 AM
Ha ha, small world!

CHC Helicopters I think.  Nick Ledger.

I work with the opposition :P


Re paragliding I'm sure you've heard the phrase 'If you could see what the air was doing you wouldn't be flying in it'. Hehe.  Still good fun though.  I hope that other paraglider was ok.


Title: Re: You don't see this every day
Post by: mr_magicfingers on March 30, 2019, 05:23:54 AM
Spent some time working offshore many years ago, helo's were our regular taxi to work. Once had a memorable early morning flight from Aberdeen to Stornoway, mostly low level through the hills. No cameras in the pockets back then which was a shame, some epic views.

Also, another lapsed PPL pilot here, been pondering paragliding or paramotoring as a budget way to get back in the skies these days. Nice to see some other flyboys here.