Flying in the Pacific Northwest
Trip Reports
Flying in the Pacific Northwest
After setting up camp at West Yellowstone Airport we had breakfast at the restaurant in the airport terminal, the Smokejumper Cafe, and arranged a hire car from Avis so that we could visit the Park....
We departed Nampa at the crack of dawn. Heavy showers were predicted over the West and South of Idaho during mid morning and temperatures were to climb to 90°F which created the threat of...
We wanted to depart Florence as soon as the sun started coming up over the mountains of the Coast Range, sea fog was moving in as we drove down to the airport and didn't want to risk being fogged in...
The weather on our 2nd day at Concrete was a bit disappointing with cloud cover over most of the Northern Cascades so we put off our scenic flight until the 3rd day which looked fractionly better in...

We dropped into Burns, Oregon on Thursday 25th August and got talking to some guys at the airport about a Boeing 234 Vertol that was on the ramp and flying around the circuit. It was being worked on after becoming damaged and had cost $5 million just to get it airworthy again. It flew out the next day on a ferry permit to Aurora, Oregon where it will be completely stripped down and rebuilt again. It had six new blades fitted, as well as many other expensive parts.

A nice helicopter.....

How did it get damaged? It taxied up to the fuel pump and slightly misjudged the position of a hangar!





A few more pictures of the helicopter.