TwoFeathersATL
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March 15th, 2016 at 12:39:07 PM permalink
Quote: Asswhoopermcdaddy

I was thinking about the helicopter, but it was pretty expensive. I'm doing the Hot Air Balloon Ride instead.

I am afraid of heights, think it's called 'up in the air aphobia'. I'm going to wait for the release of the video, then watch it from my couch, with my seatbelt securely fastened ;-)
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coilman
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March 15th, 2016 at 2:15:33 PM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL

I am afraid of heights, think it's called 'up in the air aphobia'. I'm going to wait for the release of the video, then watch it from my couch, with my seatbelt securely fastened ;-)



Yeah me too....never flew till I was 44 years old.... had to for work ,flying us to job in Northern British Columbia (Fort Nelson)from Calgary few hours flying compared to 16 hrs driving time ..... small small plane big big mountains

http://www.flynca.com/fleet/king-air-200

They didn't tell me in advance we needed to copter in the last 20 minutes to camp.... 20 in the copter or three hours in the pickup on some pretty bad roads.... the red retired med evac copter that comes up

http://www.qwesthelicopters.com/aircraft.html

Trip back was a piece of cake, been in copters about a dozen times up there pretty smooth sailing except when the pilot puts it on its side so we could see his moose he was going to get the next week when hunting season opened LOL....

YOU get a chance to take a helicopter flight jump in its a blast....only part where it feels odd is at liftoff rest of time its
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March 15th, 2016 at 3:52:32 PM permalink
Flew with qwest in Juneau to the top of several mountains on a wind mitigation project. They were terrific. They were also charging 1000 per hour, but it was very hazardous, so they probably earned it.

The best part was landing on the Mendenhall glacier. Blue and beautiful.

I've also gotten to fly in the ESPN helicopter over the Daytona 500. The Juneau flight was the only one to top it, helicopter wise.

Haven't done the gc via copter, but got to fly 200 miles of it at 2000 ft in the jump seat of a 757. So I kinda checked that off the bucket list. However, I do need to see it from below, as Mike recommended.
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Ayecarumba
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March 15th, 2016 at 4:16:44 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

Yeah me too....never flew till I was 44 years old.... had to for work ,flying us to job in Northern British Columbia (Fort Nelson)from Calgary few hours flying compared to 16 hrs driving time ..... small small plane big big mountains

http://www.flynca.com/fleet/king-air-200

They didn't tell me in advance we needed to copter in the last 20 minutes to camp.... 20 in the copter or three hours in the pickup on some pretty bad roads.... the red retired med evac copter that comes up

http://www.qwesthelicopters.com/aircraft.html

Trip back was a piece of cake, been in copters about a dozen times up there pretty smooth sailing except when the pilot puts it on its side so we could see his moose he was going to get the next week when hunting season opened LOL....

YOU get a chance to take a helicopter flight jump in its a blast....only part where it feels odd is at liftoff rest of time its



When the copter is moving, it is great. However, when the thing "hovers" it is like being trapped in a bouncing elevator. I don't know why the hovering part is so upsetting, and the moving part not a problem. Nevertheless, I do recommend the experience, with air-sickness bag caveat, to everyone who asks.
America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed. - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936
coilman
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March 15th, 2016 at 5:53:02 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

When the copter is moving, it is great. However, when the thing "hovers" it is like being trapped in a bouncing elevator. I don't know why the hovering part is so upsetting, and the moving part not a problem. Nevertheless, I do recommend the experience, with air-sickness bag caveat, to everyone who asks.



The only time we felt like anything was hovering was this blue helicopter we passed heading to the same camp... as we passed him he looked like he was sitting still .....other photo the pilot seems pretty relaxed with his cruise control on for the long 20 minute flight



Ayecarumba
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March 15th, 2016 at 6:08:38 PM permalink
Cool pix. Seeing the Huey with the greenery below makes me think there's Napalm fireballs, or a chain gun out of an open side door in the near future.

The pilot on my ride had a sponge taped to the stick. I suppose that was to provide some cushion against the nerve killing vibration. Flying a helicopter appears to be a really hard thing to do. It's like playing a huge organ because both hands and both feet are involved in different tasks.
America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed. - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936

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