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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Anyone been here? Reply with quote

http://www.multimap.com/maps/?zoom=15&countryCode=GB&lat=51.0340786142625&lon=-4.25479562158387&dp=904


It's Lomas Helicopters on the north devon coast

Thinking of flying down in a few weeks and wondered if anyone has been before?
I've visited by road and know it's right on the top of the hill and i'm hoping to fly along above the pebble ridge:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Personal Reply with quote

It looks really neat, but is there any special significance or history to this location?

I'm only used to "sand" beaches, not "pebble beaches".

Is the elevation sealevel? I think it is coastal.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will get a very good rare beef sandwhich for 6.50 with free landing fee if you visit The Saunton Sands hotel about 10 miles from the pix
Or if you are near Dunkeswell I will buy the tea/ coffee
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AB; it's a sandy beach - really nice.

The sharp slope a good way off the beach gives great breakers for some really nice surf too. Since the international tourist trade took a high the town seemed to get a bit run down, however my parents took us to the static caravan parks when we were kids and i used to walk up to to the pad and watch through the gate and hope i might get to fly a helicopter and land there one day.

Well i can fly a helicopter...

Not sure about the elevation i'll get back to you.

H500; i can hear the sandwich calling from here, Dunkeswell is a little out the way so i'll take a rain check Thanks.

Is anyone from Lomas a Helitorquer?
or should i say is anyone on Helitorque from Lomas?

Just out of interest for those who have been there what aircraft were you flying?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A109(s) several variants.

My records say 270ft AMSL.

I am sure you know,but make sure you speak to them about their local avoids, there is (or was) a nearby stables to the North.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks i'll check it out.

I'm going with an instructor anyway so i'll just blame them Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

109s and S76

About 200' AMSL from my scribbles Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google Earth says FW is closer with about 190-200' in the area of the landing site itself.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps you just stopped in the hover at 270' and dropped your passengers off? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now you are assuming I could maintain an accurate hover at 70' AGL.

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Your reputation precedes you, Sir. Cool

And I never said anything about an accurate hover. They may have been a pain in the a**e for the whole flight and been invited to leave quickly Wink
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Don't know whether to be shocked or touched that you checked my accuracy Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that this helps much at all, other than to highlight an error, maybe, but Lomas' website gives their elevation as 270ft AMSL.

Given their proximity to a sea/ocean, I wonder if they've measured their own elevation, based on a mean sea level at Bideford, rather than relating the UK mean sea level, as measured at Newlyn.... Laughing
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