Always a great day, its awesome to see some familar faces there albeit with a few more wrinkles ;)
Poor old little tugs, no one really gives and any attention but they are expected to work every day, every time and pull silly amounts of weights.
There is something magical about flying boats, maybe its just the fact that it takes me back to old books about the development of aircraft during the Schneider Trophy days.
this is a big flying boat.. ;) and a young one manufactured in 1981…
Are we tired of seascapes yet?
Born out of a need to replace the venerable Bell 212/412 which has served for so long, the AW139 steps the bar up in regard to a machine of this size and target audience. Once you have flown a AW139 you will never want to go back to a BK117, Bell412 or EC145.
Admittingly there have been a few teething issues, tail rooters letting go, tail boom strength and some bizarre anomalies with landing gear however all things considered, for what is essentially a first of type its doing ok I reckon.
ha G+ i have thwarted your black borders!
Sydney Harbour Bridge Panorama view – Looking from Blues Point, very blue ;)
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