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Cuyahoga Falls OH, To Put In Bay, By Helicopter  
User currently offlineDimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

Hi everyone, this is my second report, this trip happened last year, but i thought it was interesting enough to share.

The backstory.

My family owns a machine shop in cuyahoga falls, ohio. We are lucky enough to have a wonderful neighbor in our industrial park. He has a plastic injection molding plant, and is an aviation enthusiast.

He owns a mooney bravo that he keeps at akron-fulton airport, and an MD-500 helicopter that he stores in a hanger at his plant.

We have become good friends with him, and he invited my father brother and i to go to put in bay for the afternoon.

Here is the bird in the hangar.
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Here is a short video of the takeoff taken by my mother.



I got to sit up front on the way up, which includes a set of controls, which he let me try during the flight. He controlled the collective, and the tail rotor, but he let me use the stick. I told him ididnt know how to fly, and he said "It's easy, push forward, and the houses get bigger, pull back, the houses get smaller!"

i tried for awhile, but i didnt have the touch, so he took over again!

here are some shots of the ride

Me in the 2nd pilots seat, should have brought some shades!
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Over northwest ohio
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Cedar point, in sandusky, the best amusement park in the world couldn't compete with this ride!
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the flight took about 50 minutes, and we caught some great scenery on the way

We landed at put in bay airport, the code is 3W2. It was a nice approach, and a smooth landing. Helicopters are great to ride in, and we landed on a patch of grass off the taxiway.

here is a site with info on put in bay airport. http://www.putinbay.com/airport.htm

we bummed around the island on a golf cart for awhile, it is really a great little culture up there.

a few shots from the island itself
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After a long day, some lobster bisque, some ice cream, and a little shopping, we headed back to the chopper. we needed to wait for a life-flight chopper to leave the island before we could, as there are limited medical facilities on the island.

here are some shots from the ride home

3 more views of cedar point.


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the ride home seemed to go a bit quicker, just over 40 minutes, as we had the wind with us. we started to recognize our landmarks, and the GPS guided us home.

here is my with our pilot ted.

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sorry it isnt more detailed, i just wanted to let some people in on the joys of having a helicopter pilot for a neighbor!


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -- Douglas Adams
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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6248 times:

thats pretty cool. it would be great to have a neighbour who knows how to fly.

p.s.

how do you pronounce Cuyahoga? I bought something of ebay from a seller there once and I couldn't pronounce the name


User currently offlineDimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6204 times:

i am not sure of all the phonetic rules, so i will try my best.

cuy sounds like cayak
the "a" makes an uh sound
ho as in hoe
ga as in game

cay-uh-hoe-ga



"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -- Douglas Adams
User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6180 times:

Put in Bay is beutiful! Its gonna be my first stop when I get my PPL... nice report bro.


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineXjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

Great report. I loved flying over sandusky on my way to BKL or YNG.

Quoting 777-200 (Reply 3):
Put in Bay is beutiful! Its gonna be my first stop when I get my PPL... nice report bro.

where at in ohio are you?

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

Cuyahoga Falls is a southern suberb of Cleveland. I used to live up there...Euclid. Now sunny Orlando florida... so much better!

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6104 times:

Cuyahoga Falls used to have a wonderful water park. It's more of a suburb of Akron than Cleveland, although many Falls residents still commute to the bigger neighbor.

Nice report, nice pics of Cedar Point. I remember going on the Magnum rollercoaster soon after it opened - IIRC it's the red loop you see in the third pic of the park. When you're on it, you feel like you'll go "flying" right out into Lake Erie and then it whips you back inland!



Up, up and away!
User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

Quoting Xjramper (Reply 4):
where at in ohio are you?

Middletown, Its in-between Cincinnati and Dayton.



Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3774 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Nice report. Cool pics of Cedar Point, too!

Quoting Redngold (Reply 6):
I remember going on the Magnum rollercoaster soon after it opened - IIRC it's the red loop you see in the third pic of the park.

You're right, that'd be the Magnum. First coaster I went on at Cedar Point, only the third coaster I'd ever been on up to that point. Drinking from the firehose, huh?  Wink

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6043 times:

It is good to read helicopter trip reports. That MD-500 looks smaller than the Robinson 44 I flew in last year.


South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineDimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6029 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 6):
Cuyahoga Falls used to have a wonderful water park.

it still does, its called waterworks park, they put a lot of money into it a few years ago.

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 9):
It is good to read helicopter trip reports. That MD-500 looks smaller than the Robinson 44 I flew in last year.

It has the same seating as the R44, just 4 people, but it is a little bigger. the other BIG difference is that the R44 is a piston engine, and the MD-500 is a jet engined helicopter. A friend of our neighbore keeps his R44 in that same hangar sometimes.



"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -- Douglas Adams
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6003 times:

I don't know, as much as I love choppers, Top Thrill Dragster rivals it  Wink
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineXjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5954 times:

Quoting 777-200 (Reply 7):
Middletown, Its in-between Cincinnati and Dayton.

I know where middletown is, i played at a golf tournament in my junior days every year. For the life of me i cant remember the name of the torunament or the name of the course, but it was always freeeeeeezing and there are powerlines running through the course. lol

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

I got confused with Cuyahoga Heights and Falls, thanks Redngold!

User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5886 times:

Thanks for the views of Cedar Point. My favorite park!

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