Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby Splitpin » Fri Dec 09, 2022 5:19 pm

Young Nick ...great post.
Those rock formations could be in Alaska.....
I love this stuff mate...keep it coming when you can.
Next time your down this way, I won't be unwell...and will have a bed space for you. Not sure if I have enough space for a 500 on the drive, but there is a nice sized park down the street.

Anyway, appreciate the updates and insights, stay and fly safe.
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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby chopper_nut » Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:34 pm

We're one for three on catching up mate :lol: Try again next time
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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby K5054NZ » Fri Dec 16, 2022 3:29 pm

Loving these photos, almost like being there! I'll have to share them with Dad next time I see him.
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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby chopper_nut » Mon Mar 20, 2023 3:38 pm

Probably time for an update, it's been a couple of tours.

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Did just over a month of geophysical survey in Borneo. Based out of Kotabaru.

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Part of survey package

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Flying out to the job

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Back in Wamena where classic 737s are king...

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... and some 300 series

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I need to get a proper camera

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Extracting people from a repeater tower as the weather closes in

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More early morning tower work

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Weather at the tower was garbage so I was an enthusiast for the day

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Got up to the tower the next day. 11000ft. My highest landing to date.

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They just cut down the old tower and built a new one...

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Between two helicopters, we shifted 20 people and probably 3000kg of cargo.

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Gassing up to head home.
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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby deeknow » Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:24 pm

Awesome stuff CN !!! Damn you tho, you make my office job look a little less exciting :lol:

Any chance of some rego's for those 737-200s?
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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby chopper_nut » Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:09 pm

The Jayawijaya Dirgantara 737s are PK-JRA, PK-JRB and PK-JRW. The My Indo Airlines -200 is PK-MYR
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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby Charl » Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:08 pm

Aviation at work, these are good snippets...
Matter of interest, what kind of load could you manage at 11,000 ft?
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Re: Chopper Nut - featured March 2019

Postby chopper_nut » Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:35 pm

Charl wrote:Aviation at work, these are good snippets...
Matter of interest, what kind of load could you manage at 11,000 ft?


When I got over there, I had 300lbs of fuel on board and I took two guys with their gear up there... about 250kg. As the fuel burned off, I ended up being able to take a little over 300kg of gear
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