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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: Helitech 2005 Reply with quote

A few images from the three days of the show.



































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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As we were waiting for umm, "assistance" on Wednesday, I managed to take these pictures of a departing Bell 222 that I know Whirlyguy will appreciate.


Bell 222 departing, but who's flying? Cool



Could it be?? Shocked



Blimey! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great collection of photos, Alan. My favourites have got to be the Squirrel departing from the row of helis and the Air Ambulance transitioning.

It was also nice to see a couple of 222s at the show - I have fond memories of a trip in the back of one in the days when the Met used to operate them, including a buzz over Herne Bay in Kent, and waving to my mate at the scene of an incident in the depths of Southwark while we searched for the "man seen on the roof" (we found him - he was sunbathing Rolling Eyes ).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmph!!! Crying or Very sad

I'm not talking to any of you any more. A 222 and I didn't get to sit in it. Simply not fair.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan, were the photos of TAMC and LNAA ( air ambulance) their departures on the Thursday afternoon. We weren't sure if the static display would go or not and were quite annoyed to hear some request start up when we'd got back to the car.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hmmmph!!! Crying or Very sad

I'm not talking to any of you any more. A 222 and I didn't get to sit in it. Simply not fair.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but you got BLME to sit in it and not me Sad

Only kidding! I'm sure you and I will get to sit in one one day somehow or another. Maybe even fly one too!!!

I can but dream now can't I?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Alan, were the photos of TAMC and LNAA ( air ambulance) their departures on the Thursday afternoon. We weren't sure if the static display would go or not and were quite annoyed to hear some request start up when we'd got back to the car.

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Yes taken at around 1700 Thursday when the visitors had left. Most of the static helicopters were moved out to the grass and either departed before 1800 (S-92 lifted at 17:5Cool airfield closure.

Light was getting very low and hence the grey skies.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAMC is one of the 5 333's in the UK all of which are based in Sheffield in the hangar of TAMS - Total Air Management Services.

What an odd looking bird (glad no-one's ever said that to me!).

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is the name for G-TAMC and other helis like it the 333 but the actual make is 269D?

Is it just a name that was given to it by someone or just easier to remember.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well (I'm on standby to be shot doon in flames here) it's perhaps the generic name for the model..

I fly a Schweizer 300 CBi but in my logbook it goes down as a "Hu 269" and on r/t I describe it as such - sometimes.

The 333 has a Jet engine so it's another model beyond the piston 269 (300 - are you keeping up?) so one model up they chose to call it the 333..

BUT the range of what I fly, to me is a Hughes since Mr Hughes was the original designer or funding-stumper-upper! Since taken over by the Schweizer company of the USA. But is it a Hughes 300 and a Schweizer 269? (at the same time..)

I think the same applies to the MD range of 500's etc. This started with the original being an OH-6A called a Cayuse or one model was a Loach as it was LOH being Light Operations Helicopter. (Like the UH-1 became a Huey - the model 'sounds like..' so it got a nickname). Back to the MD's - they have various numbers which I think pertain to model variants viz the 500D and the 500E having a pointy nose and smooth nose etc.

It can get quite confusing as you see - I think I'm well confused! I saw a fast heli a few miles away this afternoon as I was flying out of Sheffield and decided it was a 222, yet higher up in this thread was the pic of an Agusta 109 - I think a very similar shape - WGuy as an expert in 222's you'll no doubt tell me ALL the differences. But similar shape, no?

May have got it all wrong but I'm willing to learn.

Did 1.7 hrs with foggles again today in awful wx - cloud at 12-1400' and real haze below but I did manage to get to Stoke Rochford (Lincs - 42 miles atcf) with a camera and took a minute of movie and 8 stills of the fire ravaged building which is now under restoration and I will be there entertaining the NUT for a weekend in December with fine voice and instrument as per the last 23 years! Perhaps outside on the lawn..
I've wanted to fly to the event for YEARS and maybe will now be able to - perhaps next year. The restoration will take 3 years they say, very sad. Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Foxy wrote:
It can get quite confusing as you see - I think I'm well confused! I saw a fast heli a few miles away this afternoon as I was flying out of Sheffield and decided it was a 222, yet higher up in this thread was the pic of an Agusta 109 - I think a very similar shape - WGuy as an expert in 222's you'll no doubt tell me ALL the differences. But similar shape, no?


Similar, but I think A109 and B222 are fairly easily distringuished. There aren't that many 222s around the UK, so chances are you probably saw something else. A109 maybe, S76s, although bigger, are also quite similar in shape. Also there's a plethora of similar looking Bell models that may confuse from a distance, too! Probably the easiest thing to look out for, B222 has two blades! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I did notice about the 333/ 269D, TAMC thingy, that engine exhaust seemed to be in an awkward place, what seemed to be just behind the right door.
Need to be careful getting into right seat rotors running. Could easily burn bits!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, its further back than I thought, but nevertheless most other turbines exhausts are either on top or at the back (like the MD500 or 369, thingy)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope this helps to clear things up:

The two-seat Model 269, (initial model number), first flew in 1956 with five pre-production examples going to the U.S. Army as the YHO-2. Eventually the US Army purchased almost 800 269s designated the TH-55 Osage for use as a basic helicopter trainer.

Civil production began in 1961 and the designation was later changed to the Model 200 for the two-seat version and the Model 300 for the three-seat version.

The rights were sold to Schweizer Aircraft in 1983 who carried the 300 range on to the 330.
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