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    Default RNZAF Helicopters

    From the quite old but loved Iroquois to the flash NH 90...

    Bell UH-1 Iroquois NZ3608
    A No. 3 SQN Bell UH-1 Iroquois NZ3608, entered service in 1966 and currently being replaced by the new NH90


    Kaman SH-2G Seasprite NZ3603
    Kaman SH-2G Seasprite NZ3603, entered service in 2001 with No.6 SQN


    Agusta A109LUH NZ3402
    Agusta A109LUH NZ3402, entered service in 2011, operated by No. 3 SQN to replace the aging Sioux


    NHI-NH90 NZ3302
    NHI-NH90 NZ3302, entered service in 2012, also operated by No. 3 SQN

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    I always made sure I got a window seat whenever we got a ride in the Iroquois - they fly with the door open! Awesome fun! Probably won't get a chance to fly in the new ones - I don't think we've even got the budget to by their promotional stickers
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    Brilliant shots here Paul. I love the motion blur you have achieved in these, something I have to work on. TFS them with us.
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    That shot of the Huey looks pretty cool.

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    Wonderful shots. TFS.
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    I really mis the Huey. I have over 3000hrs flying bell's; AH-1 (Cobra)/UH-1(Huey)/OH-58(Kiowa). The Huey was the best overall...that is one durable aircraft. (but the AH-1 was a bit more fun)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NgaiHill View Post
    I always made sure I got a window seat whenever we got a ride in the Iroquois - they fly with the door open! Awesome fun! Probably won't get a chance to fly in the new ones - I don't think we've even got the budget to by their promotional stickers
    Thanks Lisa, I've only been in one once and it was great, not a Huey nut a Puma and they also had the door open! When they bank sharply you feel like you are going to fall out!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keenlearner View Post
    Brilliant shots here Paul. I love the motion blur you have achieved in these, something I have to work on. TFS them with us.
    Thanks Pauline, I find it quite difficult as the shutter speed is very slow!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikoyan View Post
    That shot of the Huey looks pretty cool.
    Thanks mikoyan, it's taken a while to get a good one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heaterguy View Post
    Wonderful shots. TFS.
    Thanks Heatreguy, it was a great show.

    Quote Originally Posted by sk66 View Post
    I really mis the Huey. I have over 3000hrs flying bell's; AH-1 (Cobra)/UH-1(Huey)/OH-58(Kiowa). The Huey was the best overall...that is one durable aircraft. (but the AH-1 was a bit more fun)
    Now I envy you,one learns something new about people every day, and yes I'll miss it too - it's unique sound....lets hope they keep one flying for airshows and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minicooper View Post
    Now I envy you,one learns something new about people every day, and yes I'll miss it too - it's unique sound....lets hope they keep one flying for airshows and stuff.
    There's a group here that has a Huey. They have it painted up in Vietnam colors.

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    Nice set,number two is my favorite TFS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikoyan View Post
    There's a group here that has a Huey. They have it painted up in Vietnam colors.
    That's just not right....I'd love to see some shots of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by klit90 View Post
    Nice set,number two is my favorite TFS.
    Thanks klit90, I'd love to go for a flight in it and experience some of the sensations that that sort of flying creats.
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