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  • The Robinson R 44 Revisited

    Saturday 30 September 2006
    Barossa Helicopters
    Barossa Helicopters Helipad
    Robinson R 44
    VH-HBK

    Went to the home base of Barossa Helicopters to see their new R 44 VH-BHV.
    Once we were there my self and my two companions, Simon and Steve we would go for a flight. The flight cost A$69 for 10 minutes. However only Simon and my self went up.

    I was hoping to fly in the new helicopter, but VH-HBK I had already flown in. Oh well never mind, so it was not an issue as I will most probably fly in the new one soon anyway. This flight was uneventful, so there will be more pictures than text.


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    This is theor newest helicopter.

    The first time I flew in this aircraft was at Goolwa. I was sitting in the front. That was easy to get in and out of, however this time I was sat in the back and this was much harder to get in. Getting out was not much of a problem. For those who are not an agile gymnast and find themselves boarding a R 44 go for the front seat.


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    The Back seat.

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    The flight took us over the Barossa Valley and the vineyards.


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    On the way back we flew along a small valley at low level and I for a split second imagined we in a police chopper chasing a car down the valley.


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    Approach and landing.


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    Another helicopter in the shed.


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    I would like to than k Barossa Helicopters for a great flight.

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  • #2
    Nice pics. Pretty expensive though!

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    • #3
      Robinson

      Price used to be A$55, but with the price of oil etc they had to put prices up recently.

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      • #4
        Great report Helicopters sure are a strange feeling when you ride on them for the first time
        You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes-Finger Eleven


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        • #5
          Nice report and gallery, even with the surcharge, still sounds a good deal.

          Alain
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          • #6
            The company I work for just ordered a brand new R44 Raven I. It was fun getting the invoice for $320k... . Nice helicopters.
            Ryan Davis
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