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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:47 pm    Post subject: How did you become hooked ? Reply with quote

If you read your way through the posts on this site, it soon becomes apparent that everybody here is completely hooked. I just wanted to share with you my reasons for falling in love with all things rotary and wondered if anyone else would care to do the same Very Happy

I cant pinpoint it exactly, I spent many happy hours as a child watching aircraft land and take off with my father at what was then termed "Ringway" now know as Manchester international airport. There was a demolished birckworks where you could park which was next to the perimiter fence. Spent hours there with an aircraft registration book and a pair of binoculars, as well as a cheap transistor radio with airband Very Happy This was in the days of Sir Freddie Laker. The rather limited choice of three television channels that we had were showing things like MASH

and if you got up on Saturday mornings you could watch Whirlybirds

Very Happy. As time moved on along came Magnum PI with that now iconic Hughes 500

Then into the eighties with everyones favorite AirWolf

But i cant just blame my love of all things rotary on all of the above with a large part of the blame going to "Mad Murdock" of the A-Team who could fly anything and who of course was a complete nutter Laughing
The news reports that i remember from my childhood consist of war. They are the things that seem to stick in my mind and no news report that came from korea did not have a Huey soundtrack, or footage taken from a Huey as it banked across a stretch of jungle or evac/deployed troops. So do I blame the media ? Im not sure. The films I watched were "Blue thunder"

and Apocolypse now


I still dont know how it started, was it a family with an interest in aviation ? A media, entertainment and film industry that made me a helicopter wannabe ? I am beginning to believe its genetic, I have the heli gene.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much the same for me too.

Blue Thunder film (Anyone remember JAFA and what it meant? No looking it up now), Airwolf of course Wink (My favourite helicopter 222), The A Team and Magnum PI although I used to class that type of helicopter as the baddie helicopter!! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pretty much the same for me too.

Blue Thunder film (Anyone remember JAFA and what it meant? No looking it up now), Airwolf of course Wink (My favourite helicopter 222), The A Team and Magnum PI although I used to class that type of helicopter as the baddie helicopter!! Smile

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Blue thunder what a legend of a film!

and ive got JAFA (Just-Another-F'in-Observer) Twisted Evil

ive seen the film too many times hehe..

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the idea of a Heli - gene - like X-men, we're all genetically advanced somehow - or mutants! Shocked

i remember playing 'A-team' with my brothers and sister and i was always murdoch, and i'd pretend i was in Airwolf when walking and riding down my street. Wasn't allowed to watch blue thunder or mash as my mom didn't really like them. Got to see Magnum though as dad watched it. that helicopter seemed so quick against the backdrop. Airwolf was too but then it had turbo boost...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Love the idea of a Heli - gene - like X-men


It's a genetic disorder called an H-addiction! Us helicopter pilots are of a specific breed...!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this make American pilots a sub-species or a seperate species all together ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not entirely sure where my obsession came from. All those TV shows, certainly, a few airshows I was taken to when I was younger... I used to draw detailed diagrams of apaches in my maths exercise book. My teachers must have thought I was rather odd for a 12 year old girl... Laughing

But then it all went away for years. It was a silly dream. I got on with my life. Then in August for some reason I booked the 30 min trial lesson. I had the lesson and enjoyed it at the time. Got out the helicopter still kind of undecided about it.

And then I spent the rest of the week thinking about it constantly Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Blue thunder what a legend of a film!

and ive got JAFA (Just-Another-F'in-Observer) Twisted Evil

ive seen the film too many times hehe..

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I'll bet you don't remember "Tales Of The Golden Monkey" though Wink

No-one I've ever asked remembers it. I think I possibly watched too much television when I was a kid in the 80's Wink Smile Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: Im older than you Reply with quote

WhirlyGuy wrote:
Walker wrote:
Blue thunder what a legend of a film!

and ive got JAFA (Just-Another-F'in-Observer) Twisted Evil

ive seen the film too many times hehe..

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I'll bet you don't remember "Tales Of The Golden Monkey" though Wink

No-one I've ever asked remembers it. I think I possibly watched too much television when I was a kid in the 80's Wink Smile Wink

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What a miss spent youth you have had, and unfortunalty as i am just a tiny bit older than you WGuy I do remember it. It was forgotten until you mentioned it Surprised what was that dog called ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dog's name was Leo.

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Dog's name was Leo.

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The things you know scare me some times Shocked I did not think it was shown in the uk, I seem to remember watching it with spanish subtitles and i was watching it as it was the only thing in english Very Happy
Just in case you have not got the DVD and i suspect you might have here is a treat for you Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember that!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a confession - one of my favourite films is Air America, i know very 80's and in parts inaccurate however i love it !!!

There are some great 1 liners...
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Well, either he's dead, Rob, or he's really, really calm...


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I often listen to that song on my ipod on the way to my flying lessons.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: How did you become hooked? Reply with quote

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Whatever you do, don't play the theme from Airwolf while flying! The "intense flying" that results, usually makes the instructor quit. hahahaha Laughing Laughing

I still think that for my generation, SKYKING was the forerunner of air adventures for fixed wing, and WHIRLYBIRDS for helos.

Great time....great shows. Glad to see that some are coming back in one form or another.
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