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SOL 412 - happy ending.

Old 29th Nov 2021, 14:20
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SOL 412 - happy ending.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...pter-1.6266092

After the shrill cacophony of "if only NVG" on the Irish S-92, I expect the same here.

The crew certainly pushed themselves into a "now we're really fuxxed" corner with no way to back out. Saved by the "little" people with common sense.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 14:26
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The world can use more nice stories like that.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 14:32
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Seems to me that they made a very sensible decision not to push on into more dangerous conditions.

Nice to see support!
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 15:54
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darkness had rolled in quickly
I hate it when that happens - it can be so unpredictable sometimes…..

Good to see though, on all fronts.

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Old 29th Nov 2021, 16:20
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I'm with Sikpilot, nice to see a feel good story and the appreciation from the people in BC to the help they are getting. They had enough shite tossed at them with fires this summer, now this... and good show to the griffon crew for not letting "get-home-itis" occur and landing...
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 21:24
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Good decision to land and great support from the locals - what's not to like about that story
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 21:46
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Good desicision.

After the shrill cacophony of "if only NVG" on the Irish S-92, I expect the same here.
No. NVGs don't lower your weather limits.
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 21:57
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Many, many years ago after a lift job, we landed an S58T at a McDonalds restaurant near interstate 5 in central CA to have lunch. A convenient vacant lot next door. I'm well aware it wasn't a smart thing to do. After tipping over sone outdoir furniture and moving more dust than we expected, we were cringing when we saw several people, customers, the manager and 2 CHP officers who were having lunch, stride over as the rotors wound down. As things were being shut down a mechanic in the passenger compartment said " uh, oh this can't be good".
All of them including the cops wanted a tour of the ship. Nobody brought us grilled cheese and soup, we still had to buy lunch but people sat in the outdoor chairs when we left and waived.
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