Saturday, December 16, 2006

Elvis On the Field (Or a Helo that Looked Like Him)

One of the Ericson Skycrain helicopters landed at Horsham Aerodrome this afternoon and stayed over night to be mid way between South Australia and the fires in Victoria. While a few members were out the front of the tug hangar (having a quiet beer) before the meeting, 'Elvis' (although it wasn't actually the one named Elvis, but everyone calls them Elvis) thundered over the hangars and landed in front of Rob Boschen's old hanger in a vast cloud of dust. There is a lot of power in those rotors. People started appearing almost as soon as the engines were shut down. Michael Sudholz reckons he was almost blown off the road as the helo tracked over him as it approached. You can get an idea of the size of this monster when you look at the people who are having a sticky beak. Horsham Flying Club members were right in the thick of it.

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