CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
Sorry if its been said, don't have time for a proper search. Apparently one of the largest helicopters in the world, capable of loads close to that of a C-130 Hercules, is heading our way. The airport manager of Whitehorse International Airport was on the radio today, saying it was coming from eastern Russia through Alaska, the Yukon and part of Alberta, (including a stop here in Whitehorse) on its way to somewhere in Alberta.
Might make a good photo for anyone along the route. Sorry I have to leave for school soon and don't have time to research the other stops; am just passing on what I heard on the radio.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2789 times:
Was delayed a day and came through late yesterday afternoon. Half of Whitehorse was out there to see it (bigger crowd than the last airshow I'd say), and I found myself sitting in a row of other photographers, with pretty much atleast one of everything from your standard little pocket sized oldish film camera to your big tripod with a 12 megapixle and a lens longer than my arm parked on it. (Almost was druling over that rig). Was just massive for a helicopter. At one point a little 2 seater chopper of some sort flew right over it and parked next to it, that little thing was practically nothing compared to the big one.