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    I think I recall a blurb in a paper early this summer saying the owner of the heli Sam flew just lost BC court of appeal to avoid extradition to the US for charges related to that incident 8yrs ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I seen a really good pilot fly a Candig mini excavator a hammer drill and a whole bunch of other shit in a cargo net out of Burnie with the B ... quite the load capacity

    WAY on the other end of the spectrum the flight school in PG was gona fly us using an R44 only carries 3 but really cheap
    Greg’s an unreal pilot. He can do things with that R-44 that are tough to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    ..... R44 only carries 3 but really cheap
    Never really consider a piston driven heli.... operating costs are lower and so is overhaul. the R44 is atleast as fast as a 206.... hmm.

    But three seats... hmm... I mean, I probably only have 2 real friends. the others are just around for the free vert.
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    don't fret y'all - this here thread is beginning to auto rotate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gepeto View Post
    don't fret y'all - this here thread is beginning to auto rotate
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    I just worry about the maintenance costs with an older model.
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    Sounds like you need either an R22 or a CH47. Could go either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    Sounds like you need either an R22 or a CH47. Could go either way.
    I feel like you're not taking this seriously.

    But the Chinook would be sweet for the BBI.... think we could fit a fuel cash and the CH47 in Lot 4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Dude next to the ship looks like a candidate for decapitation.
    You better embrace the toe-in if you want the access to gnar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    I feel like you're not taking this seriously.

    But the Chinook would be sweet for the BBI.... think we could fit a fuel cash and the CH47 in Lot 4?
    Then why ask? Just get the B3 and be done with it. A 206L, R66, R44, or anything will not meet your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Ya I wondered too but who cares if a thread is a joke I mean if you had something better to do you probably would be doing it instead of wondering WTF
    shit I should get back to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
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    such a fine line between skilled experience and risk taking fool
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    a fuel cash
    will they accept major credit cards?
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    I've loaded and unloaded slings for a local pilot who had been pilot of the year and his skills were awesume

    he would put a load of lumber down right there and I would realize the load was too heavy for him to hover and cuz he had burned fuel on the way up the 206 had been even heavier when he took off

    he was always taking off or landing loads that he couldn't hover with
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    Just hurry up and make up your mind already. That new corner office is really cutting into your productivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gepeto View Post
    such a fine line between skilled experience and risk taking fool
    “With Great Risk Comes Great Reward” – T. Jefferson

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    Have your pilot train with this guy:
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    I've got an extra AS-350B2 I'm looking to sell for under $1M.

    PM me.
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    350B will run $600K - $1.7M depending on TTSN and TSMOH. New - forget about it. An older 206B can be had for <$500k, but is likely too much in maintenance. Go for a new, light single turbine - either a R66 (US$900k) or the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X (US$1.1M). The Bell has better performance characteristics for mountain flying, but the R66 will get you there if your operating in lower altitudes (eg. coastal ranges). Pretty good for DIY heliski machines.

    I'd stay away from a piston machine, it likely won't get you where you want to be - and certainly not with 5 people on board.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    time to get a new heli, this season isn't shaping up the way I had hoped and as you all know, the best way to the goods is by air.

    Been looking at some used Eurocopter AS350's (now Airbus125). Its hard to find a AS350B domestically for under under 2.5 million. Realistically I don't need the heavier lift capacity of the B series. the only real "must have" is 5 passenger seats.

    So, what heli now?
    Just get the AS350. Anything else is just ghetto and sends the message to your peers that you're having financial issues. How could you ever live that down? It's bad enough that you still think skiing is more important than money and image. Don't compound the problem by appearing weak and cheap. That could cost you in the long run.

    Edit: Get the B series for the extra fuel capacity/range. You might think you don't need more than 350 mile range but that illusion will be shattered the first time you need to leave the goods early due to low fuel supply. It would be foolish to limit yourself over a couple $100K.

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