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Hiller History

#1 Post by TheGreenAnger » Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:27 pm



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#2 Post by CharlieOneSix » Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:00 pm

Hiller UH-12E - a great little machine on which many Royal Navy pilots in the 60's and early 70's did their first helicopter solo. XS166 - I last flew her for my mid-course check on 30 July 64 with Terry MacDonald. He was sadly killed whilst demonstrating a Hiller 1100 at the Paris Air Show five years later. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/65677
XS166 was last heard of in 2016 as HA-MIJ, a crop sprayer in Hungary.
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#3 Post by TheGreenAnger » Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:54 pm

CharlieOneSix wrote:
Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:00 pm
Hiller UH-12E - a great little machine on which many Royal Navy pilots in the 60's and early 70's did their first helicopter solo. XS166 - I last flew her for my mid-course check on 30 July 64 with Terry MacDonald. He was sadly killed whilst demonstrating a Hiller 1100 at the Paris Air Show five years later. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/65677
XS166 was last heard of in 2016 as HA-MIJ, a crop sprayer in Hungary.
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Ouch, something must have broken there...



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#4 Post by TheGreenAnger » Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:12 pm

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