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#2497668 Heli sightseeing NYC
Posted Cactus on 06 April 2013 - 12:38 AM
Robinson R44 N441EK inside the hangar.
Several Bell news choppers
A look at our ride for today, Robinson R22 Beta II N778MR. This machine is powered by a four-cylinder Lycoming OV-360, delivering a whopping total of 145 horsepower. Which isn’t that much more than a lawnmower, when you think about it. Is it too late to kiss the ground?
Now that we’ve squeezed inside and strapped in, let’s get comfortable! The bubble canopy on the R22 offers excellent all-around vision. If you’re used to flying in a traditional fixed-wing airplane like a Cessna 172, one of the first things you notice is the absolute bare minimum of instrumentation. This is truly a VFR machine.
A few minutes later and we’re off! One unmistakable feature of the landscape around Linden is the huge number of distinct white storage tanks. These tanks are part of the Bayway Refinery, which is the second largest oil refinery on the east coast producing approximately 230,000 barrels of oil every day.
Overhead the New Jersey Turnpike. Flying any lower and you could recreate the opening credits of The Sopranos.
As we fly towards Manhattan, we cross a number of major waterways including the Kill Van Kull, a major shipping channel which separates New York and New Jersey. Looking north offers a view of the Port of Bayonne.
The ‘Teardrop Memorial’ in Bayonne, New Jersey. This ten storey sculpture was a gift from Russia to the United States following the September 11 attacks.
Lady Liberty in the early morning hours. The first boatload of tourists doesn’t depart the mainland until 08:30 AM and we’ve managed to sneak into the air just in time to beat them.
The Staten Island Ferry passes in the opposite direction. Did you know that riding on the ferry is free? Now you’ve ran out of excuses for not visiting your friend Eric Long!
Lower Manhattan. The rather-bizarre reddish-brown water was the result of sediment run-off from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, aka Wall Street Heliport.
Pier 11 / Wall St, a seaport which is used by four different ferry companies. Plenty of commuters heading to work on this particular Monday morning.
The South Street Seaport, looking a little more intact than depicted in a Crysis 2 multiplayer map.
Passing over the Brooklyn Bridge
A little farther up the East River, past the Williamsburg Bridge
#1 United Stations Plaza
The iconic art-deco styled Chrysler Building
Wall to wall skyscrapers.
Cleopatra’s Needle, a granite Egyptian obelisk which dates to 1450 BC. It was first installed in Central Park in 1881.
More to follow?
#2511877 Hey guys...some recent pics
Posted higgi1fc on 28 September 2013 - 10:03 AM
Impressive thunderstorm throwing out some crazy lightning
Landing and taxiing in Germany
F-16 receivers taking off in front of us
Playing around with the radar and painting other airplanes around us...737 4 miles ahead
A bunch of cargo
A shot out the back of the boom operators window while flying over Atlantic City
F-18s on the wing
Middle East sunsets are some of the best in the world
Me taking the runway for departure
Off the coast of New York
Got sent this from a spotter at Prestwick...us landing for a fuel stop. (I did not take this)
Another one from the spotter
Hope you enjoy & hope everybody is doing well!
#2494646 Western US 2013
Posted Heeshung on 19 January 2013 - 11:39 PM
#2492807 Merry Christmas!
Posted Brad on 20 December 2012 - 11:34 AM
#2487868 You can own jet engine at home
Posted Cactus on 09 October 2012 - 09:07 PM
#2484748 My Daughter
Posted flare on 30 August 2012 - 06:11 AM
Lilly Alice born Friday 24th August - 6lb 13
#2484668 Two American Heavies
Posted Pierre. on 29 August 2012 - 01:12 PM
Delta with a special sticker:
The flying mirror:
Taken with my D700 / 70-300VR
btw: 767 with winglets looks gorgeous!
#2493071 Share your Christmas gifts!
Posted flare on 25 December 2012 - 06:49 AM
Hugo Boss & Armani T-Shirts
Asked the girlfriend to marry me, she said yes - so All in all a good Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone!
#2518559 Any Old School guys still here? 2004-2009
#2499226 Now an ATP and CL-65 Type Rated
Posted 89-LX on 19 May 2013 - 04:11 PM
#2494122 First shots 2013
Posted BlackShark on 09 January 2013 - 10:21 AM
i share now my first fs2004 screens in 2013 almost 10 years with this sim(christmas 2003)..
#2490906 17-year-old fast food manager arrested for "bathroom cameras"
Posted HighFlyin on 25 November 2012 - 07:50 PM
Ya well there's your problem.
#2489710 FLYTAMPA DUBAI REBOOTED!
Posted Mr. Schutte on 07 November 2012 - 10:52 AM
"It's done, and will be out this week."
#2483354 Ethiopian Airlines' First 787 at Washington Dulles [KIAD] 8-15-12
#2479498 Passed my MEI Checkride!
Posted AmericanAirFan on 28 June 2012 - 07:49 AM
Just another forum topic for another flight certificate. I did my Airplane Multi-Engine Instructor as my Initial Instructor checkride. About 3 hours of oral, and 1.4 on the Hobbs. This morning I'm flying the trusty Skyhawk hoping to get my Single Engine Instructor certificate within the next week here. A lot has changed around these forums since I joined, but I hope you guys are glad to see another Flight Simmer move up the ranks from being a 13 year old punk to a professional pilot.
#2518463 Malaysia 777: contact lost
#2499585 Duxford Spring Air Show (pic-heavy)
Posted PrivateCustard on 27 May 2013 - 05:52 AM
It was a day blessed with glorious sunshine, un-clouded for the entire day and pretty nasty for distance photography as a result. But this years new toys, the 7D, 100-400 L, Tamron 10-24 and Canon 17-40 f4 L performed admirably, and I'm really pleased I decided to blow £3000+ to change systems!
Here are a few tasters....
Princess Elizabeth & Snafu/War Eagle
Harvards - The Fighter Collection/Aircraft Restoration Company
One from the BBMF
You can see all shots if you click through to the set on flickr
#2498190 A very dusty RAF Lossiemouth for JW13-1
Posted Jonay on 19 April 2013 - 01:39 AM
At first it was like
then a little bit worse...
Here's my proper shots.
I made the right decision to head straight for 202Sqn as soon as I arrived
Pair of Budgies by JRuxton, on Flickr
RAF Sea King HAR3 by JRuxton, on Flickr
Finally got to see the Pave Hawks I've been dying to witness for what seems like ever
USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk JW13-1 Crewman by JRuxton, on Flickr
USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk JW13-1 by JRuxton, on Flickr
I then headed round to 23
Maritime Patrol Lineup JW13-1 by JRuxton, on Flickr
German PC-9 JW13-1 by JRuxton, on Flickr
RCAF CP-140 Aurora JW13-1 by JRuxton, on Flickr
FAB P-3AM Orion JW13-1 Landing by JRuxton, on Flickr
FAB P-3AM Orion JW13-1 by JRuxton, on Flickr
#2497677 Heli sightseeing NYC
Posted Cactus on 06 April 2013 - 11:04 AM
Back on solid ground, alive and without having dropped any cameras!
#2496766 London Heathorw - RWY 09L
Posted Davey99 on 06 March 2013 - 05:09 PM
Thought i'd throw up a few shots i had taken this week at London Heathrow. All are on final to RWY 09L.
AG-EDX by daveygurm10, on Flickr
A6-ETM by daveygurm10, on Flickr
5B-DCK-NOSE by daveygurm10, on Flickr
5B-DCK by daveygurm10, on Flickr
PH-BGO by daveygurm10, on Flickr
SU-GDU by daveygurm10, on Flickr
HB-IJL by daveygurm10, on Flickr
G-STBD by daveygurm10, on Flickr
G-EUPV by daveygurm10, on Flickr
D-AKNV by daveygurm10, on Flickr
EI-DVF by daveygurm10, on Flickr
G-BNLJ by daveygurm10, on Flickr
G-CIVB by daveygurm10, on Flickr
G-VLUV by daveygurm10, on Flickr
Thanks for viewing
P.S Still learning photography so these are not perfect but i'm trying...........
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