Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hunter

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Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hunter

Post by Jim Hatt » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:22 pm

2 hr. Helicopter flight over the Superstitions with silent hunter 3/21/2010

Our ride - Before the Flight
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silent hunter
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Silent Hunter again
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Air speed in route
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Willow Canyon
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Superstition Mountain
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Marsh Valley from above Squaw Box
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Squaw Box - from above Marsh Valley
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Weaver's Needle (at eye level)
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Tortilla Flat
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Triangle Cave where Ely and Bark found the Mexican Sandals
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On the way back we circled the Renaissance fair a couple times
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Great trip sh, A Million Thanks for making it happen!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by gollum » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:25 am

Looks like a great ride. Wish I could have been along!

He might call himself silent, but that whirlybird isn't likely to sneak up on anybody! HAHAHA

Best-Mike

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by silent hunter » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:47 am

Jim that was just the first of many trips for me and you. And the best part is it didn't cost a dime lol!!!!! All the photos are all good. Damn how did you make me look so cool!!!! lol again.

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by silent hunter » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:52 am

Gollum this helicopter we were flying in is quiet. Its trade mark is in the tail. There is no rotor blade making all that slapping noise.
Notice the tail section no tail rotor.

Here is a short video, with audio of what it sounds like without the tail rotor.

http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc73 ... t=Heli.flv

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by Jim Hatt » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:56 am

silent hunter wrote: Damn how did you make me look so cool!!!!
I "Photoshopped" ya sh, :D



I have a question about that "Bird" while we are doing Q&A's here. I see something in the first photo, that I did not notice when I took it. What are those two things sticking out the front of the helicopter under the front windows, that look like rifle barrels?

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by Vulture » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:39 am

Very cool. I along with others are pretty darn envious. Great pictures of the Supersttitions that most of us will never see from that perspective. Sure beats Google Earth.

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by javaone » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:45 pm

I saw a chopper when I was hiking out - Around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. I wonder if it was you guys.
Everytime I see one around there I think of SH. What a cool job!!! :)

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by silent hunter » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:03 pm

Jim you see nothing!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by somehiker » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:24 pm

Nice.....MD Explorer with FLIR,looks like,and full dual IFR instrumentation?
The tubes at the front are heated pitot tubes,one for each set of flight instruments.
With this baby,you could lift a 3000 pound skid of gold bars per trip. ;) ;) ;)
Might bug you for a tour of the plant next time that I am down..sh. :)

Regards:SH.

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Re: Helicopter Flight over the Superstitions with silent hun

Post by gollum » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:00 pm

SH,

You think too small!

Silent Hunter,

Think you could get your hands on an SH64 Skycrane? I will have a good bit more than a 2.5ton pallet! I figure we could drop in a container and fly it back out full. HAHAHA

I should have noticed the NOTAR. I think one of my favorite videos was the McDonnell Douglas NOTAR. A cabin front porch with the dog sleeping. Then you see the Helo touch down and take back off not waking up the dog. HAHAHA

Best-Mike

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