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Author Topic: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost

Offline Michael

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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #200 on: Sat 6 Jan 2018, 17:46 »
The yellow helicopter came low over the Balcón 20 minutes ago.  It spent some time near Los Gigantes, near the harbour from the sound.  It then headed toward Teno.  Given the bands of rain, visibility is only a few hundred metres, so I can't imagine they are out for a jolly or training.  Time will tell.

I'm surprised they're flying at all.  ::)
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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #201 on: Mon 8 Jan 2018, 11:43 »
flying round in circles at the moment between Mt Tejina and Tijoco Alto ... seems to be focusing on the upper reaches of the barranco de Erques ... :shrug:
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Offline Michael

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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #202 on: Mon 8 Jan 2018, 11:53 »
I was going to recommend the Masca Barranco to my German neighbours at La Pinta but I thought the helicopter crew deserved a day off.  :whistle:
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Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #203 on: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 14:20 »
I was going to come on to complain about the rescue helicopter buzzing over the Balcón this morning and interrupting my sleep.  I was hoping there was an elderly German with multiple injuries.  Now I see on Janet's site that it was the rescuers helping some fool who entered the closed Masca barranco and the rescuers had ended up spending the night with him as they couldn't safely get him out last night.  I hope they slap him with the bill.  Idiot.

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Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #204 on: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 11:41 »
Don't get excited; I just thought I would post how noticeable it is that since they closed the barranco, we don't see the rescue helicopters at least three times a week.  In fact, we no longer see them at all.  It makes you realise how many accidents there used to be.  They did the right thing in closing it to make it safer. 

Offline Michael

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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #205 on: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 11:56 »
Don't get excited; I just thought I would post how noticeable it is that since they closed the barranco, we don't see the rescue helicopters at least three times a week.  In fact, we no longer see them at all.  It makes you realise how many accidents there used to be.  They did the right thing in closing it to make it safer.

I always thought of it as the Masca Express.  ::)
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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #206 on: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 12:32 »
You’ve jinxed it! Somebody on Facebook has just reported it flying overhead going south and a Fire engine going south too.  We heard the helicopter earlier.
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Re: The Gobierno helicopter just flew by; somebody must be lost
« Reply #207 on: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 13:36 »
You’ve jinxed it! Somebody on Facebook has just reported it flying overhead going south and a Fire engine going south too.  We heard the helicopter earlier.

That was the tourist helicopter. 

Off to check FB....