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About red750

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  • Birthday 22/10/1944


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    Former Pilot - PA-28, B23, B35
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    Vermont Victoria
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  1. red750

    MBB Bo 105

    It was the first light twin-engine helicopter in the world, and the first rotorcraft that could perform aerobatic maneuvers such as inverted loops. The Bo 105 features a revolutionary hingeless rotor system, at that time a pioneering innovation in helicopters when it was introduced into service in 1970. Production of the Bo 105 began at the then-recently merged Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB). MBB became a part of Eurocopter in 1991, who continued production of the type until 2001. The Bo 105 was formally replaced in Eurocopter's product range by the newer Eurocopter EC135. The Bo
  2. red750

    Sikorsky S-62

    It was used by the United States Coast Guard as the HH-52A Seaguard primarily for air-sea rescue. The HH-52A used a boat hulled shaped fuselage, smaller but similar to the US Navy's SH-3 (Sikorsky S-61), and was employed aboard the larger Coast Guard cutters and icebreakers. The S-62 used a single 1,250 hp (930 kW) General Electric T58-GE-8 turboshaft engine, the same powerplant used on the larger twin-engined SH-3; and a 1,050 hp T58-GE-6 derated to 670 hp, moving the same main and tail rotor as S-55 Model, in the prototype. The turbine powered S-62 could carry more we
  3. red750

    Mitsubishi MH2000

    The MH2000 is Japan's first indigenous helicopter with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) having sole responsibility for developing and manufacturing the fuselage and engines. In the development of the MH2000, MHI aimed for safety, economy and low noise levels. The program was launched in 1995 to fulfill a variety of missions, include passenger and business transport, law enforcement, search and rescue and emergency medical services. The first of four developmental aircraft first flew on 29 July 1996, the second flying later that year and the remaining two used for groun
  4. It is marketed at several different roles, including VIP/corporate transport, offshore transport, fire fighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical service, disaster relief, and maritime patrol. In addition to AgustaWestland's manufacturing facilities in Italy and the United States, the AW139 is produced in Russia by HeliVert, a joint venture between AgustaWestland and Russian Helicopters. The AW139 was originally designed and developed jointly by Agusta and Bell Helicopters and marketed as the Agusta-Bell AB139, being redesignated AW139 when Bell withdrew from t
  5. I heard today that if Trump loses to Biden, he will stand again in 2024.
  6. Just using (that much maligned) Wikipedia to search for unknown (to me) aircraft to add to the Aircraft section of this site. It has lists by country/genre/decade - eg. Utility aircraft from Romania in the 1990's. It turns up some for this quiz.
  7. Here is less than half of the quote forwarded to me as referred to above, in reply to a common reference to Trump as The Buffoon in the White House. THE BUFFOON IN THE WHITE HOUSE. The buffoon in the White House just brokered two Middle East Peace Accords, something that 71 years of political intervention and endless war failed to produce. The buffoon in the White House is the first president who has not engaged us in a foreign war since Eisenhower. The buffoon in the White House has had the greatest impact on the economy, bringing jobs, and lowering unemployment
  8. Following a protracted development, the PZL SW-4 Puszczyk entered service in 2002, the primary operator of the type has been the Polish Armed Forces. The SW-4 was further developed by PZL-Świdnik and corporate parent AgustaWestland into an optionally piloted vehicle, the SW-4 Solo. From 2016 onwards, the type has been marketed to civil operators as the AW009, while the SW-4 designation shall be continue to be used for the military market. The SW-4 is powered by a single 335 kW (450 shp) (283 kW/380 shp max continuous rated) Rolls-Royce Model 250C20R/2 turboshaft engine, which drive
  9. I've seen a report, by a strong Trump supporter, claiming that "They weren't sure they were the parents of those kids, and took them because the believed the kids were being sold into the pedo sex trade." He also made lots of claims of miraculous, incredible, wonderful achievements since Trump took office.
  10. Firstly, the word is "choice". Sometimes, you have to amputate or remove the organ to get rid of the cancer. If the terrorists and jihadis who kill innocent civilians didn't hide amongst the civilian population there would be less collateral damage. '
  11. National Ultralight Inc Challenger. aka Quad City Challenger. Aircraft section entry.
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