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Go West – A Helicopter Tour with Carthage Tours

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What can you do on a lazy Sunday afternoon in SL? – You can, for example, do a helicopter tour with Carthage Tours. They offer round flights from their airfield in Jenner. Kees, a very experienced pilot calms me down, when we approach the helicopter.

Taking off from the airfield

[05:16] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Added annaceepla to the authorized crew list.
[05:16] Anna (annaceepla): the tank is full?
[05:16] Kees Carthage: No, but full enough
[05:16] Anna (annaceepla): did you check the engine?
[05:17] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Kees Carthage carefully inspects the #2 Engine and finds it free of damage.
[05:17] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Kees Carthage carefully inspects the #2 Generator and finds it free of damage.
[05:17] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Kees Carthage carefully inspects the Main Transmission and finds it free of damage.
[05:17] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Kees Carthage carefully inspects the #2 Hydraulic Pump and finds it free of damage.
[05:17] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Kees Carthage carefully inspects the #1 Hydraulic Pump and finds it free of damage.
[05:18] Anna (annaceepla): cleaned inside and outside?
[05:18] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Kees Carthage carefully inspects the DC Buses/Breaker Panel and finds it free of damage.
[05:18] Kees Carthage: I always keep it clean
[05:18] Anna (annaceepla): did you fly it through the car wash?
[05:18] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): annaceepla sat on Seat 1A
[05:18] Kees Carthage: I regulary fly it into the ocean
[05:18] Anna (annaceepla): 🙂
[05:19] Anna (annaceepla): yeah stupid me
[05:19] Anna (annaceepla): I should have known
[05:19] Kees Carthage: You can ride upfront with me, if you like
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): annaceepla stands from Seat 1A
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): unparking aircraft. ready for flight.
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Kees Carthage is in the pilot seat. Gross weight is 10316 lb
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): searching for pilot HUD… (type ‘hud’ in chat to get a HUD)
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Anna is in the copilot seat. Gross weight is 10479 lb
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): batt2 on
[05:19] Anna (annaceepla): wait wait wait
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): gen2 on
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): batt1 on
[05:19] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): gen1 on
[05:19] Kees Carthage: wait on what?
[05:20] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): connecting to pilot HUD owned by Kees Carthage.
[05:20] Anna (annaceepla): 162 lb additionally because of me?? are they crazy???
[05:20] Kees Carthage: It’s a rough estimate
[05:20] Anna (annaceepla): its an affront! thats what it is
[05:20] Anna (annaceepla): sighs
[05:20] Kees Carthage: I don’t know how much stuff you carry in your bag
[05:21] Anna (annaceepla): your scale is broken
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): anticol knob to RED
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): anticol knob to WHT
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): anticol knob to BOTH
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): nav knob to ON
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): instLts knob to NIGHT1
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Engine #1 control to IDLE
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): engine #1 started.
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): eng1-g on
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Engine #2 control to IDLE
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): engine #2 started.
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): eng2-g on
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): ra2 on
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): ra1 on
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): fms1 on
[05:21] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): fms2 on

On our way


[05:25] Kees Carthage: Below us is the mansion of Parunville’s star singer, Nonah Reeves
[05:25] Anna (annaceepla): something broken, captain?
[05:25] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Fine control on [1/2 step].
[05:26] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Fine control off.
[05:29] Kees Carthage: it’s safest to fly over water
[05:29] Kees Carthage: No ban lines
[05:32] Anna (annaceepla): this is a lovely landscape, Kees.
[05:36] Anna (annaceepla): do you check the engines each time before you fly?
[05:36] Kees Carthage: almost every time
[05:37] Anna (annaceepla): like a built in rp feature?
[05:37] Anna (annaceepla): I would assume that if you don’t, you might experience technical difficulties once in a while?

When the trouble begins

[05:41] Anna (annaceepla): moment
[05:42] Anna (annaceepla): I lost Kees from the helicopter
[05:42] Anna (annaceepla): and I am sitting alone here
[05:42] Anna (annaceepla): and I seem to have pushed the wrong button
[05:43] Kees Carthage is offline.
[05:44] Kees Carthage is online.

Playing with the buttons

[05:41] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): eng2-g off
[05:41] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Engine #2 control to IDLE
[05:41] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Engine #2 control to OFF
[05:41] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): engine #2 shuts down.
[05:41] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): fadec2-g open
[05:41] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): Engine #2 control to IDLE
[05:41] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): engine #2 started.

I should have seen that coming …

[05:45] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): *crash* (struck main rotor)
[05:45] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): *crash* (struck floor with Treehouse Doors and Windows 1)
[05:45] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): engine #1 seizes.
[05:45] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): engine #2 seizes.
[05:45] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): gear down
[05:46] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): elecCutoff-g up
[05:46] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): cutoff1 off
[05:46] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): cutoff2 off
[05:46] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): fuelcut1 on
[05:46] SA Airbus-H160-VIP v1.0 (N952RS): fuelcut2 on
[05:46] Kees Carthage: I was stuck in the teleport
[05:46] Kees Carthage: And had to relog
[05:46] Kees Carthage: Just too late

[05:47] Anna (annaceepla): no problem
[05:47] Anna (annaceepla): I brought it safely down :-))
[05:47] Kees Carthage: lol
[05:47] Anna (annaceepla): (( we are burning right now))
[05:47] Second Life: Inventory item ‘Snapshot : Home, Nonantola (34, 221, 45) – Moderate’ offered

[05:51] Nonah (nonahreeves): awwww
[05:52] Anna (annaceepla): I think he is mad with me because I made a few brief scratches to his beloved helicopter *rolls her eyes
[05:52] Nonah (nonahreeves): hahahahaa
[05:53] Anna (annaceepla): are you member in an automobile club by chance, Kees?
[05:53] Anna (annaceepla): we could ask them to come and help you repairing it
[05:54] Kees Carthage: I repaired it already
[05:54] Kees Carthage: Ready to go now
[05:54] Anna (annaceepla): cool
[05:54] Anna (annaceepla): yes, it was a few mere scratches really.
[05:54] Anna (annaceepla): let me climb out of the tree first.
[05:55] Kees Carthage: It was major damage to both engines and to the rotor
[05:55] Kees Carthage: But I’m a first class mechanic
[05:55] Anna (annaceepla): pfff why do you always have to make such a drama from it.
[05:57] Nonah (nonahreeves): lol

And that’s how it ended

[06:08] Kees Carthage: a perfect landing, but you weren’t there to watch it
[06:09] Anna (annaceepla): no
[06:09] Anna (annaceepla): you dropped me somewhere
[06:09] Anna (annaceepla): at Montara
[06:09] Kees Carthage: You jumped!
[06:09] Second Life: Inventory item ‘Snapshot : the Perfect Spot, Montara (48, 5, 25) – Moderate’ offered
[06:09] Anna (annaceepla): I didnt touch a single button!!
[06:10] Kees Carthage: I have to go for a bit
[06:10] Kees Carthage: See you later Anna
[06:10] Anna (annaceepla): oh fine.
[06:11] Anna (annaceepla): just tell me which direction I shall walk? N S W E?
[06:11] Kees Carthage: go west
[06:12] Second Life: Kees Carthage is offline.

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