08 March 2008
A group of pilots from Heliflight decided to go to the 2008 Heli Expo Exhibition which this year was at Houston, Texas, USA . (Our trip was 23rd Feb to 4th March 2008)
They were:- Jon Lane, Philip Price, Nick Dale, Sarah Moore, Carl & Alison Cooper, Clive Jessup and Ken Rutter.
The Group outside LA Helicopters
Phil, Jon and Clive at Heli Expo looking at the Agusta 109 Grand (we did not order one this year).
Nick and Philip meet Mr Frank Robinson
The Group at Houston Space Center
Our Hotel at Long Beach was on board the Queen Mary
Our first flight was to Big Bear Airport which is 7000 + feet up in the hills, as you can see they still have snow on the ground.
One of the R44's at Big Bear
Flying Down Town LA is really good fun.
Flying past The Hollywood sign.
If you fly along the coast at one point you must be below 150 feet for a shore line transition past LA Airport
We hired some three weel bikes the one day, here Clive had chain problems.
We had a night time flight over LA to Van Nuys Airport for a meal
We visited the Robinson Factory for a VIP tour.
New machines lined up ready for dispatch.
A clown and Charlie Chaplin look a like
View from Santa Monica pier.
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