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I finally found a helicopter.......

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  1. 1Alpha1

    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    .......that I think I can afford. The current owner said he'd give me free flying lessons if I bought it.

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    Leave me in your will. Or maybe I can take out a life insurance policy in your name. You have more sense than that!
     
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    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    Many years ago when Nam was winding down almost bought a surplus Hughy to do some logging. I knew that they had some limits, but a near new one for 25 grand seemed like a winner. Wish I would have thrown caution to the wind and bought it. Pretty sure it would have been fun, probably not got that much logging done though. Thanks
     
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    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    Come to find out, he also builds RV's. Maybe I can snag both and get a deal?

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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Looks like vehicles in the movie Mad Max, only not quite as good. :)
     
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    Cool. You would have been the original Pioneer of Heli logging.
    Just invented then. Wonder what model
    of Bell that was?
    Military designation was originally Bell HU-1 Iroquois. ."Huey" (Hui) was the nickname. That would have been a name that stuck before Vietnam.
    The HU-1 ,HU-1B and 'C were
    designated to UH-1 B then 'C. Equal to the commercial Bell 204 versions ) The bell 205 is the military UH-1 D
    Then the Bell 212 is the twin set
    which would be the military UH-1N
     
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    I would imagine they would have got rid of many
    204's and maybe so 205 since they got the Huey Cobra in 67-68 and the 212 twin in 70-71
    Reliable old girls, all of them.
    They probably bill for $2,000 to 2,400 an hour CND
     
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    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    All of those Nam birds seemed very reliable to this day real work horses. I grew up on an air force base where as the biggest money maker was flying Grumman Ag Cats. My eyes started going south when I was sixteen. My father had numerous eye issues although he flew until he was fifty something. Who would have thought that at sixty six I can still pass the FAA physical and have a current certificate. And I have a background as an A & E mechanic. Flying wirly birds was always fun. Thanks
     

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