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    Guess who came to visit?

    How often do you get to meet your friends when they fly into town in a Blackhawk Helicopter?

    Our own SS3 flew into the Opa Locka Airport today on a training run and we had lunch. I have to say t was pretty cool watching him land and take off...

    The bird:





    SS3 and his co-pilot




    They even let me look inside...





    And if you can stand the 1 minute and 46 seconds I even made a little video...

    http://vid1284.photobucket.com/album...psdlxlcqxz.mp4

    Thanks for coming to town Matt!

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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    At least he did not prang it on the tarmac!

    But, there was a gap in the video.
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    Having someone show up in one of those would be a neat experience. Glad you and Matt could get together for some vittles and face time. Matt is tall, but you make him look short!

    I hear from my friends that were in the Army that they had two favorite helicopters; the gunships and the medevac units. Most of my friends who were in the Army were VN vets, and said the favorite one to show up depended on whether you were or weren't wounded. Grunt humor is strange. Most of my friends are strange, anyway. Next door neighbor was a Marine in a rifle company in VN; he was the M-60 machine gunner. He's got some strange stories from over there.
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    It might not be more accurate, but why introduce accuracy to a discussion about inaccuracy?

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    Pretty cool job.

    Still bewilders me how they keep them Whirlybirds in the air and bring them back to Earth when they want to.
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    Too cool.

    I've flown on many a Blackhawk. I'd fly with SS3 anyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    I'd fly with SS3 anyday.
    Me too. I think he should just fly that into Jerrys. We will gladly clear a landing zone. Unless of course, he's too much of a wussy to steal a helicopter.
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Very cool. You got your own personal flyby!! Glad you all could get together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennmike View Post
    Having someone show up in one of those would be a neat experience. Glad you and Matt could get together for some vittles and face time. Matt is tall, but you make him look short!

    I hear from my friends that were in the Army that they had two favorite helicopters; the gunships and the medevac units. Most of my friends who were in the Army were VN vets, and said the favorite one to show up depended on whether you were or weren't wounded. Grunt humor is strange. Most of my friends are strange, anyway. Next door neighbor was a Marine in a rifle company in VN; he was the M-60 machine gunner. He's got some strange stories from over there.
    BigDanS is definitely a tall boy! Very cool pics and video. Learning to fly a helicopter is at the very top in my bucket list.
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Thats a spectacular entrance.
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    Me too. I think he should just fly that into Jerrys. We will gladly clear a landing zone. Unless of course, he's too much of a wussy to steal a helicopter.
    And take us up for some aerial shooting, but he would have to be a cool kid to do that.
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    I'll even chip in $5 for gas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermanator View Post
    And take us up for some aerial shooting, but he would have to be a cool kid to do that.
    He will need to swipe a mini gun also. I ain't riding in a helicopter just to shoot an AR out the door.
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Cool. Ss3 I have not seen a nose like that on a Blackhawk. It looks like it fits over the normal nose. Is that for aerodynamics, or electronics, or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubabucknut View Post
    Cool. Ss3 I have not seen a nose like that on a Blackhawk. It looks like it fits over the normal nose. Is that for aerodynamics, or electronics, or both?
    I realize after I tell you this, that those same helicopters will soon be hovering over my house. But it has to be told.
    The nose is where they keep the mind control machine.
    Now if you will excuse me, I have to buy some more tin foil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    I realize after I tell you this, that those same helicopters will soon be hovering over my house. But it has to be told.
    The nose is where they keep the mind control machine.
    Now if you will excuse me, I have to buy some more tin foil.
    I have no mind to control, so I am good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubabucknut View Post
    I have no mind to control, so I am good.
    They've already got to you. To late for tinfoil bro, you're already fried.
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    Wish I could have made it, but I was stuck at MIA
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    Guess who came to visit?

    Thanks for coming out Dan. As always it's great to meet with forum members and shoot the breeze a bit! It beats sitting in the office by a long shot.

    As a side note, I forgot how stark the contrast between general/corporate/military aviation is when compared to standard commercial aviation until Dan commented on how baffled he was to be able to walk right out to an aircraft without getting strip searched... Which also leads me to wonder why he gets strip searched.
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Hey Matt, I suspect there's enough cleared space on top of the hill, why bother riding with Eli?
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    Yep, I've got a nice LZ already prepared- - - - - -and he doesn't have to worry about incoming fire from the treeline!
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshooter3 View Post
    Thanks for coming out Dan. As always it's great to meet with forum members and shoot the breeze a bit! It beats sitting in the office by a long shot.

    As a side note, I forgot how stark the contrast between general/corporate/military aviation is when compared to standard commercial aviation until Dan commented on how baffled he was to be able to walk right out to an aircraft without getting strip searched... Which also leads me to wonder why he gets strip searched.
    WELL a guy needs a little excitement in his life... I am home alone a lot!
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    Re: Guess who came to visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshooter3 View Post
    As a side note, I forgot how stark the contrast between general/corporate/military aviation is when compared to standard commercial aviation until Dan commented on how baffled he was to be able to walk right out to an aircraft without getting strip searched... Which also leads me to wonder why he gets strip searched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varmintmist View Post
    He tips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshooter3 View Post
    Thanks for coming out Dan. As always it's great to meet with forum members and shoot the breeze a bit! It beats sitting in the office by a long shot.

    As a side note, I forgot how stark the contrast between general/corporate/military aviation is when compared to standard commercial aviation until Dan commented on how baffled he was to be able to walk right out to an aircraft without getting strip searched... Which also leads me to wonder why he gets strip searched.
    Dan is coming out??? I mean I always suspected it, but to have it confirmed is something else. Strip-searched??? Hmmmmm....
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    Very cool way to make and entrance!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six-Gun View Post
    Very cool way to make and entrance!
    Trade in the F-16 for a Harrier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver43 View Post
    Trade in the F-16 for a Harrier?
    F-35...... I'm sure the USAF hasvat least one operational by now...... or maybe not ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver43 View Post
    Trade in the F-16 for a Harrier?
    Eh, don't know about that.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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