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Helicopter Flying in Greenland

Air Greenland Bell212 helicopter on route flight in Illorsuit, Greenland, 71*N (2013).

In most places around the world (so I imagine), helicopter flying is pretty rare as car, bus, or train transport has become the easiest/cheapest/fastest way to cover relatively short distances. 114 more words


Plans for helipad at Chip Wilson's Vancouver mansion are foolhardy

A sign posted outside billionaire Chip Wilson’s Point Grey mansion raised the ire of at least one of his neighbours.

On Monday afternoon, we received an email from a concerned Point Grey resident who told us Wilson, who made billions as founder of Lululemon athletic wear, was planning on building an 8,ooo-square-foot helipad that would float just off the shore of his $57-million house. 370 more words


Cutting Edge Russian Hardware Shown At IMDS 2015

The organizers of the 7th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) have just revealed the weapon systems to be exhibited at their event.

Specific aircraft, ships, artillery, and small arms are going to be on static display and used during live demonstrations. 420 more words


Full Speed Ahead

March 22nd, 2015

Total Hours: 161.9

Despite the delay with Charlie Mike, whose name comes from its N number 405CM, this last week ended up being quite busy. 1,013 more words


Heroes of the Sky

The Australian International Air Show theme this year is Heroes of the Sky. It was held last February 24 to March 1, and is the first major celebration to mark the centenary of Gallipoli landings (ANZAC). 81 more words


Z-10 Attack helicopter

Entered service 2009 Crew 2 men Dimensions and weight Length 14.1 m Main rotor diameter 12 m Height 3.85 Weight (empty) ? Weight (maximum take off) 5.5 t Engines and performance Engines 2 x Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67C turboshafts Engine power 2 x 1 531 hp Maximum speed 300 km/h Cruising speed 250 km/h Service ceiling 6 000 m Ferry range 800 km Combat radius ? 308 more words

Attack Helicopter

There's a Helipad With a Secret, Luxurious Speakeasy Under the FDR

From the outside, the rectangular, black building situated next to the East River under the roaring FDR looked, perhaps, like an infrequently-used maintenance shed. The driver of my black car—the one the company had sent to pick me up from my office on the other side of town—indicated the nondescript black door through which I was apparently supposed to walk. 798 more words