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Old 05 December 2004, 10:02   #1
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Solent Heli-Ops Practice

Andy and I did a quick round the island today, as we hadn't been out lately. As we rounded bembridge, we saw the coastguard helicopter doing some practice with the bembridge lifeboat. I've got quite a few photos to sort out for the website (I'm well behind!), so here are some of the good ones!

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Some more - we even got a wave from the pilot!
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Well impressive - I LOVE pics like this - I am sure the coastguard/lifeboat people would as well - drop them a line with a link to the pics or even chuck them on a CD - sure they woul appreciate it!!!
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Update:

Here are the rest of the photos from today:

http://www.rickydiver.com/images/sol...ber/index.html

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Really good Photos Ricky, very clear and professional looking. I think the photo of the pilot looking at you out his window is SPOT ON!!

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Thanks guys!!!

We think the pilot is actually someone Andy taught to scuba dive years ago! Andy's trying to get in touch to find out if he'd worked out who we were.

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I was out in the solent today too mate, about 3pm till 4:45 to be exact - was nice - bit choppy at one point wind against tide near the forts - had one problem initially ill post a thread bout that later

got the wake off a pilot rescue type vessel,no way round it - heard my engine out of the water
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Those pictures are fantastic!

all my pictures from the water seem to be rubbish, i expect thats because im trying to hold on more than take pictures!

Top work!
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