Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

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Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by whiterob » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:53 pm

I’m open to criticism, but please don’t sh*t on me if my request is problematic in anyway. Rather educate me and explain any issues.

I’m celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary on 4 April.
I have looked at the charter companies who do the picnic situations. They all fly from Rand or Grand.

I would love to arrange something similar, but with less of a time restriction and most importantly, I would love to fly from my home in Walkers Fruit Farms. I have a clearing at the back of the property that will accommodate a landing.

I would like to be flown over the city or whatever to a suitable spot for a lunch and then back again.

Are there any pilots interesting in helping me out? I’m not asking for free rides. But rather for someone to accommodate the fly from home request.

Look forward to your responses.

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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by cage » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:16 pm

The key thing is understanding where you live, that a landing can be done safely under the relevant regs (without risking people and property in the event of an EOL) and especially that the area is suitable (non-rotary folk don't always appreciate what is required) for the aircraft.
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Unread post by whiterob » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm

Thanks Cage

I would need to understand the requirement.

This is the area:

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The space is 2 hectare (22000m2 roughly)

What else would be required? Markings? Wind direction?
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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by whiterob » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 pm

I see the pin drop may not have worked

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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by cage » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:25 pm

whiterob wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Thanks Cage

I would need to understand the requirement.

This is the area:

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https://《illegal circular use of url》/maps/JNTH3b8aw8A2

The space is 2 hectare (22000m2 roughly)

What else would be required? Markings? Wind direction?
If there's tons of open space, few obstacles and you're miles from neighbours (agricultural land?) then there should be no issue getting a helicopter to visit, just warn your neighbours first to hide away the rhinos and topless sunbathing daughters ;)
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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by whiterob » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:50 pm

Then I shouldn't have a problem.
Also - I doubt there are any sunbathing daughters in my area
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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by cage » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:09 pm

whiterob wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Also - I doubt there are any sunbathing daughters in my area
That will only discourage volunteers..
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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by Tim » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 pm

Any helicopter charter company would then be allowed, and should be willing, to do it. I personally have flown many of those jobs.
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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by whiterob » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:34 pm

cage wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:09 pm
whiterob wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Also - I doubt there are any sunbathing daughters in my area
That will only discourage volunteers..
I can probably arrange some....
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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by whiterob » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:35 pm

Tim wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Any helicopter charter company would then be allowed, and should be willing, to do it. I personally have flown many of those jobs.
Do you know anyone private I may be able to convince?
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Re: Need help with a 10 year wedding anniversary plan

Unread post by YoungPilot » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:50 am

I've sent you a PM whiterob.
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