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This cold morning capture of N669KB, the first picture of this Bell Iroquois to be posted into FA's gallery, shows the 50 year old helicopter six days ago while it was performing a heavy-lift assignment in the mountains of the western United States. N669KB (c/n 7305) began its career a half-century ago (in 1966 as 66-1229) as a USAF training helicopter.
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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
To FA friends ... Howdy, guys. We had a fantastic photo-spotting trip!! Extended it to nine days instead of seven and we wrapped it up yesterday. Here is one click taken during the trip.
Also, for the rest of this month, my calendar is clear. It has been a tremendously busy ten weeks; almost nonstop. But finally, I'll now have time to start sending some outstanding aviation-related shots to you all. I'll start later today. Only one or two each day so as not to overfill your emailbox. Hopefully, you'll enjoy the pics, but if, for any reason, any of you decide you want me to stop sharing / sending, just let me know, OK? (And PS ... Please acknowledge receiving the first one at least, just so I know our "email connection" is operational. If you do not receive a picture by tomorrow morning, let me know via a comment here in FA and I'll check to be sure I did send to you. Thumbs Up and a Wave)
sam kuminecz
Excellent shot Gary. 5 stars
Greg Byington
The more I look at this shot the more I like it. In fact, the first time I saw it I did not look at the full size shot, and I quickly gave it a 4*. So, I apologize, Gary. I should have given it a 5*. Anyway, thanks for posting it. And, OBTW, where were you when you took it? That is a pretty nice angle you've got there!
Roy Hunte
Excellent shot!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Sam, Roy, and Greg ... TYVM, guys.
Cliff, Greg, Dave, Roy, Mark S., Mark T., and Chris L. .. You each should now have received 4 photos ("September Fury," DHL landing, F-15 launching missile, and five USMC Harriers at RNO). Please continue to watch for either 1 or 2 every day. If a day goes by that you do not receive a photo, please contact me because it means I inadvertently overlooked you that day. Thanx.
Sam, Sam, Dwight, and Uwe. Based on no reply, I discontinued after sending the DHL snap. If any of you wish to receive, just contact me and I'll include you in the next day's mailing. Thanx.
Ryan J. >> I'd like to share these with you but I only have your FA addy and I don't know if it is permissible to send to it. Are you interested in receiving pics and, if so, what addy should I use? I can be contacted at OldeCarl@gmail.com
Roy Hunte
Got 'em all chum, keep 'em coming, they're great shots.
Dave Sheehy
You know you really have your camera dialed in when you can see the exhaust plasma...fantastic shot Gary!
Beautiful shot of a great helicopter.
Steven H Wilcox
Nice, Gary!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Roy and Dave ... TYVM, guys.
Steven, thanks again. NCPilot, great to hear from you again. (Thumbs up)
I'm currently in the process of sending out fairly neat snaps to several FA friends via private email. Pics are of a wide variety of a/c (military, commercial, helicopters, some GA, etc.) If either of you are perhaps interested, let me know at the email addy shown in my previous comment (above), OK? (Wave)
Chris Hicks
Great photo and story to go with it. Thanks!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
26-Oct-2020 UnknownAshland Muni-Sumner Parker Field ()Rogue Valley Intl () 09:30AM PDT 09:40AM PDT 0:09
21-Oct-2020 UnknownAshland Muni-Sumner Parker Field ()Ashland Muni-Sumner Parker Field () 03:17PM PDT 05:32PM PDT 2:15
21-Oct-2020 UnknownAshland Muni-Sumner Parker Field ()Ashland Muni-Sumner Parker Field () 12:23PM PDT 02:45PM PDT 2:21
20-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Medford, ORAshland Muni-Sumner Parker Field () First seen 01:21PM PDT 01:47PM PDT 0:25
20-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Medford, ORNear Medford, OR First seen 12:17PM PDT 12:25PM PDT 0:08
20-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Medford, ORNear Medford, OR First seen 09:57AM PDT 10:19AM PDT 0:21
19-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Medford, ORAshland Muni-Sumner Parker Field () First seen 03:04PM PDT 03:12PM PDT 0:07
19-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Medford, ORNear Medford, OR First seen 01:56PM PDT Last seen 03:04PM PDT 1:07
19-Oct-2020 UnknownRogue Valley Intl ()Near Medford, OR 12:52PM PDT 12:55PM PDT 0:02
19-Oct-2020 UnknownAshland Muni-Sumner Parker Field ()Rogue Valley Intl () 12:19PM PDT 12:29PM PDT 0:09
19-Oct-2020 UnknownRogue Valley Intl ()Ashland Muni-Sumner Parker Field () 11:42AM PDT 11:54AM PDT 0:12
19-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Medford, ORRogue Valley Intl () First seen 09:52AM PDT 10:00AM PDT 0:07
16-Oct-2020 UnknownRogue Valley Intl ()Ashland Muni-Sumner Parker Field () 01:59PM PDT 02:10PM PDT 0:11
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