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Re: Helicopter fuel tanks
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 10:31:07 »
Thanks now I will remember this everytime I fly in one of those which is fairly often.

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Re: Helicopter fuel tanks
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 11:23:23 »
Then fly military, George.

Most military helicopters have the fire-retardant/fire-limitation fuel tanks.

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Re: Helicopter fuel tanks
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 11:51:33 »
When I was doing the review of the Galore mine (175 man camp run by helicopter) the helicopter I was in got stranded on a mountain top and we had to wait for an hour for weather to clear so we could get back to camp, that same copter crashed a week later. Next time I went up, stayed overnight, as the copter that was supposed to pick me up had crashed the day before near Alice Arm, killing 3. A good day flying there was a not great day everywhere else. Now I refuse to fly in helicopter in the Pacific NW between November to the beginning of April. 85% of the time you get up to the helipad and it will be to crappy to fly and if you do get off, you will quickly wish you hadn't.