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USA 2008

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.

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The Group outside LA Helicopters

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Phil, Jon and Clive at Heli Expo looking at the Agusta 109 Grand (we did not order one this year).

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Nick and Philip meet Mr Frank Robinson

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The Group at Houston Space Center

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Our Hotel at Long Beach was on board the Queen Mary

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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.

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One of the R44's at Big Bear

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Flying Down Town LA is really good fun.

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Flying past The Hollywood sign.

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If you fly along the coast at one point you must be below 150 feet for a shore line transition past LA Airport

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We hired some three weel bikes the one day, here Clive had chain problems.

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We had a night time flight over LA to Van Nuys Airport for a meal

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We visited the Robinson Factory for a VIP tour.

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New machines lined up ready for dispatch.

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A clown and Charlie Chaplin look a like

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View from Santa Monica pier.

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