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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:08 am    Post subject: What did you get for Christmas? Reply with quote

A trial lesson in a helicopter? Wink

Just thought it would be fun to know what kind of presents the other rotorheads out there have received for Christmas...

Sadly the JetRanger I asked Santa for did not arrive Crying or Very sad

lol!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have opened them... WhirlyGuy got me the Jeppesen Student Airways Manual! Looks like I'm going to be busy for the next couple of months!! Yikes!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was good to myself last week and changed my 2002 Golf GTI (6 speed 180 BHP) to a 2005 Golf GTI, (tornado red, 6 speed, 200 BHP). FANTASTIC! Think I need to go for a spin while the roads are quiet Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Cap't blme got me a new Golf for Christmas Smile Smile Not quite the GTi version. Quite a story behind the buying of this new Golf Confused Confused Should have collected it on 23 Dec - wrong spec, so now have to wait until 29 Dec Rolling Eyes In the meantime, I do have a super dooper courtesy car - a top of the range sporty Golf Wink

Other than that, the most important present is that I have a happy and healthy family, with a brand new edition Very Happy

Have fun everyone

And a happy, healthy and propserous New Year to one and all Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was given a fantastic book "Hurricane Tim, the story of Sir Tim Wallis" Anyone with an interest in flying, especialy helicopters, will find this a fantastic, and very inspiring book. It is a truely remakable story of a very remakable man.

http://nzfpm.marketeer.co.nz/product.pasp?categoryid=52&productid=229

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Sir Tim's fitting tribute
by Barry Cardno
23/11/2005


A fitting tribute has been paid to deer industry pioneer and aviation legend Sir Tim Wallis - a book has been written about his life.Hurricane Tim, written by Dunedin author Neville Peat, is the first book to chronicle the life of this extraordinary New Zealander. It details his years pioneering deer recovery using helicopters, and tells of the adventures Sir Tim embarked on both in the air and on the ground, the risks taken, those highly publicised close-calls, the adversities he has overcome and goals achieved.

Sir Tim, now 67, has always been an innovator. His companies were at the forefront of developments in New Zealand with helicopter venison hunting, then live-deer recovery, and ultimately deer farming.

Despite suffering a broken back in a 1968 helicopter crash - resulting in his left leg becoming paralysed - with the use of a calliper brace and dogged determination he taught himself to walk and fly again.In the hands of Sir Tim and his contemporaries, helicopters became deadly birds of prey. He rose to become well-known and respected among airborne deer hunters as a giant amongst the helicopter pilots.

The sky was his element. Like many of his companions he felt at home there.He became passionately addicted to this life, the intense joy of flying in the mountains and thrill of the chase.

Throughout his life he has been hugely generous to many causes - in both time and with money.

But it was not until he began collecting, restoring and flying classic piston-powered fighter aircraft, and staging the internationally acclaimed biennial Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow (the first in 1988), that the media took an interest in him and he became a household name.In 1993 he was knighted in recognition of his services to the deer industry and to the community.

However, a crash in his Mark14 Spitfire at Wanaka airport in 1996 has slowed the hurricane-like pace at which he lived his life. The serious brain injury suffered is undoubtedly the greatest burden he has ever had.

True to the nature of the man and his never-say-die attitude, the vital personality that has made him a larger than life character is still there despite his crippling injuries.Although he now speaks with slow, concentrated effort, there is no trace of desperation in his voice.???Once a reporter asked me how my business was going,??? Sir Tim says. ???I told him it???s not a business; it???s a game and that???s the way I want to keep it.???Sir Tim???s life is more circumspect now than in earlier days. He enjoys reminiscing with hunting cronies about their youthful exploits, and looking at what was achieved in transforming an erstwhile noxious animal into a multimillion-dollar industry. .

With 250 photos and 120,000 words, Hurricane Tim is a fitting tribute to Sir Tim Wallis???s remarkable life to date.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey WW,

You and Mrs WW really know how to spoil each other, don't you Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

I bought blme a dvd of Lawrence of Arabia - fantastic film!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my "oil changed"!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a Led-Lenser V6 by Zweibrueder for my Check A's.
Tom Lehrer Monster compilation
Dennis Kenyion's DVD
And a couple of Books.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a standing order with my Aunt for a new Pooley's every year - always gets augmented with a couple of other helicoptery things - helicopter mouse mat this year.

Miss Helen's new automatic dishwasher arrives on Friday - the present dishwasher (me) has given up. Wink

Oh, and a nice new shiney DAB radio... (so I can listen to the cricket in the car - would you believe that Saab don't fit long wave radios any more?)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mother, bless her, after an idle comment I made one day, tracked down the new, reprinted, one-volume set of Ray Prouty's Helicopter Aerodynamics.

Well worth getting!

Cheers

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Whirls!

Long time no hear! Did you have a nice Christmas?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whirlygig wrote:
My mother, bless her, after an idle comment I made one day, tracked down the new, reprinted, one-volume set of Ray Prouty's Helicopter Aerodynamics.

Well worth getting!

Cheers

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As I'm a sucker for everything heli aerodynamic, where wound one pick up a copy of same? I've tried a (feeble drunken) internet search and can't see it on the regular sites. Would it be this tome?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1575242095/qid=1135736654/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1_1/026-7686998-5415632
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.mojavebooks.com/pages/1/index.htm

Mojave Books / HeloBooks are the publishers. Follow the links to the bookstore. If you haven't already got them, I would also recommend Shawn Coyle's books.

You can only get them from the publishers apparently and I know that my mother had to ring them up (in the US!!) to arrange payment. She spoke directly with the editor so they're not a large business!

Thanks WhirlyGirl - chaotic Christmas having just moved house but slowly getting myself sorted - have just unearthed study manuals!

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, amongst other things I managed to get the Denis Kenyon DVD in time for Chrimbo thanks to Sarah going beyond the call of duty.
Much Appreciated Ta,
Also received the Helicopter Calendar Yesterday,
no shiny new helicopter this year tho - maybe next year when I've sold my aeroplane.

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