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Old 3rd Apr 2008, 19:32   #1 (permalink)
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Did you fly Bell 412 Serial Number 33-001?

Looking for information from ERA guys (or others) who might have flown the number one Bell 412. Drop me a reply here or PM me.Ivan

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 01:00   #2 (permalink)
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Never flew it but I worked on it quite a bit years ago.Max

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 10:19   #3 (permalink)
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33004

Does s/n 33004 any good ?cheers.

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Old 4th Apr 2008, 11:00   #4 (permalink)
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isn’t that now on the Australian Helicopters EMS contract on Horn Island?
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Old 4th Apr 2008, 14:37   #5 (permalink)
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Spot on LHS. Its been there since Jan 08, operated by Aust Heli for EMQ. Rego VH-EMZ.
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Old 4th Apr 2008, 16:55   #6 (permalink)
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Did Arrow Aviation overhaul that one before it went to Oz?
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 01:20   #7 (permalink)
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I have a couple of pics of VH-EMZ in action. PM me if your interested.
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 06:23   #8 (permalink)
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Ascend Charlie is flying it now and is for want of a better term unimpressed! It is the Horn Island based Torres EMS machine.
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 10:39   #9 (permalink)
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Perhaps Ascend Charlie should make his own comments!From what I understand it is a well fitted out and refurbished machine. You can’t expect too much from an old classic, I hope you are comparing apples with apples and not classics with EPs!

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Old 2nd Nov 2008, 12:35   #10 (permalink)
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Are you looking for info on what it is now, or what it was before?Hey, Twotbags, (what was wrong with IHD, anyway?) when I said I was unimpressed, it was compared to my previous chariot, of which you have some experience!


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Old 2nd Nov 2008, 15:55   #11 (permalink)
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ERA thru & thru

This bus was owned by ERA from new until they sold/leased it to AH in late 2007. It spent its whole life in the Gulf.Sounds like it is in pretty good shape for an old bus, AH did a lot of work bringing it up to spec I believe.

The ERA ex-chief pilot came out of hibernation to ferry it from the gulf for transport to OZ. I think he had a lot of history with the machine so it was fitting that he flew it on its final run in the states.

Maybe some ERA chaps could jump on and shed some light on its history prior to its reinvention on Horn.

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Old 2nd Nov 2008, 20:21   #12 (permalink)
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Perhaps Ascend Charlie should make his own comments

Perhaps he could
Perhaps he has
Perhaps he’s correct
Perhaps his previous chariot was brilliant

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Old 18th Jun 2013, 00:33   #13 (permalink)
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Did you fly Bell 412 Serial Number 33-001?

No I didn’t, wasn’t me! Why?
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Old 18th Jun 2013, 07:47   #14 (permalink)
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Because it had a little whoopsie the other day.It wasn’t me.
Nobody saw me.
You can’t prove a thing.

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Old 18th Jun 2013, 15:41   #15 (permalink)
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Ummmm a bit more than a woopsey me thinks.

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Old 18th Jun 2013, 19:42   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah, looks pretty much like the last time I flew it – lots of gaffer tape, but a bit more of a 4:1 today.
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