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Old 10 August 2013, 12:32   #61
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The best birthday ever!
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Old 10 August 2013, 12:43   #62
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Ahh so that's what one of the cakes was for, Happy Birthday!

In the process of putting a video together, I wish I had been a bit closer but it's better than nothing.
The video will be up in another hour or so.

Landlord for organizing this, I'm slightly jealous of Whisper for growing a pair of wings. I hope I'll never get to go up like he did unless it's another practice.
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Just got back in. Pictures, vids and stories will follow shortly.

Conditions were not great but then again its the sort of weather when something might go wrong and assistance required. It was a F4 wind over a spring tide so a bit choppy. The occupants of the other RIBs got a bit wet getting home again.

Full write up from the group once they get to a computer.

Just a quick photo of the birthday boy !.......
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Ralphy I presume you got a bit wet getting back
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Not too bad, just a few bits of light spray but it was very bouncy.
The worse I had was waiting for the helicopter where the waves started breaking, I had one break onto my stern. Luckily most of it went into my splash well.
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Was the open mike at 4 oclockish on CH16 with someone screaching in excitement about something whisper on his way up?
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Not a great view, but I'm sure Whisper has a much more exciting one.
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Nice one whisper, looks like you have earned your RIBnet Wings
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I thought they preferred to work onto a moving target? Something to do with if they popped an engine they avoided landing on you?
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Thanks for arranging this landlord it was good to meet you wisper hope you enjoyed your lift! Ralphy was good chatting to you too

was great to get out and see it in action its one thing being taught the principles in a classroom and another to see it first hand!! I di wonder how you managed to hesr your vhf over the noise of the chopper!!

Will sort out video next week when I get back to London with my Internet and computer.. got a minxture of footage form various devices to chop about!

had some friends with me that have never been on a rib before and didn't have foul weather gear they got a good soaking! Kinda felt bad for them until I realised they were laughing so hard!

Hope too see you all again soon
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