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Formula 1 Race Austin, Helo

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by robin303, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Sep 27, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I had a good time today. Had to go to the pilot and helo ops meeting for the Formula 1 Race here in Austin.
    There will be a total of 35 helos. The people I work for will have 21. The cool thing is they brought in Henry Aviation that do all the NASCAR races and they are the ones doing the ATC at the track. Anyway here is a few that came in today:





  2. Cool. I hope the Austin race has a brighter future then the F1 race did at IMS. I regret not getting down to Indy to watch the screamers when they were in town.

  3. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

    Feb 3, 2009
    geriatric paradise
    35 birds in one area? cool!

    i recall looking out the back window of my ambulance once, and getting a little excited to see three rescue helicopters parked in a line on the turnpike. i think it was ShandsCair, AirCare, and Bayflite. wish i woulda gotten a pic of that, but i was a little busy.
  4. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

    Nov 29, 2010
    The ONLY way to get into a crowded race area.
  5. TK-421


    Oct 12, 2012
    Pflugerville, TX
    I certainly hope they're careful and cautious, don't want them crashing into each other like those two news choppers did a few years ago in Phoenix.
  6. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

    Mar 7, 2005
    Las Vegas, NV
    It'll be like Saigon in 74. :tongueout: That's pretty much what it is around Vegas, all the time.
  7. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Sep 27, 2009
    Austin, TX