Ferrying Helicopters in the Winter — Not as fun as you might think…

I’m not actually complaining about my job. I love being a helicopter pilot but every now and then you come across some things that make you scratch your head and think to yourself that there is probably a better way to go about things. But what do I know – I’m just a young gun making my start in this industry. I do what I’m told and go where the work is needed.

A one day mission turned into a week long ordeal, and here is the story of THE WALL OF DOOM…or alternatively, Snoqualmie Pass in the Winter Time…which is probably the more appropriate title. Ferrying a helicopter in the winter time, especially when there is a pass involved, becomes a feats of equal expertise in pilot skill, navigation, meteorological interpretations, and common sense.

Just chilling in a field. Nothing to see here.
Just chilling in a field. Nothing to see here.

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Flying from Grant County to Seattle

Wow – so first I need to seriously re-examine my posting schedule for this blog. It’s crazy, I have become swooped up in so much I keep glazing over this and I apologize. Not that there are a TON of you following The Roaming Pilot yet…but all the same.

Anyways, the other day I took a couple helicopters from KMWH (Grant County International Airport) to KBFI (Boeing Field – Seattle) to drop one off for maintenance. The other one was our ride back to Moses Lake. Here are some photos from that trip.

Which in case you were wondering – WAS EPIC. Also cold.

Shot from the cockpit of the Robinson R22 on our way west towards Snoqualmie Pass.
Shot from the cockpit of the Robinson R22 on our way west towards Snoqualmie Pass.

 

More photos after the jump.

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