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Old 15.02.2018, 16:18
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

Not guilty on this occasion but for my last anniversary I took my OH for a ride on my chopper... unforgettable it was


(no really! there are several firms that fly you out of Kloten, I went with Heli Zuri, it really was fab - you can fly pretty much where you like, our pilot even radioed the control tower to allow us a house fly by)
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Old 15.02.2018, 16:22
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

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Hmmmm, I googled "Feuerwehrhelikopter Schweiz" and all I got was Lego

Sorry, incorrect. Listed on place 7 was playmobil.
Doesn't Switzerland have a bit of a Lego and Playmobil feel to it?
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Old 15.02.2018, 16:27
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I've noticed that helicopters are used a lot in Switzerland to do jobs which in other countries would require a truck or a crane. I suppose with the terrain, the curvy roads and the relative cost of things here, it makes economic sense, especially in the mountains. It's also quicker than spending a day to set a crane up to move one or two heavy items.

Up here at the back end of our valley, there is helicopter traffic most days. It gives the kids something to look for, anyway (trying to locate a helicopter by sound alone is quite the challenge when you're surrounded by mountains).
A few years ago when I was living on the farm in the mountains, I looked out the barn window and saw a cow flying past. I hadn't been drinking but I ran out and saw this.

(actually, not exactly this as I didn't have a camera, but it was exactly like this but with more realistic straps holding the cow)

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Old 15.02.2018, 16:38
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A few years ago when I was living on the farm in the mountains, I looked out the barn window and saw a cow flying past. I hadn't been drinking but I ran out and saw this.

(actually, not exactly this as I didn't have a camera, but it was exactly like this but with more realistic straps holding the cow)

Switzerland.

The country where storks deliver babies, but the cows need a helicopter.
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Old 15.02.2018, 17:03
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One of the nicest things of living here in Schwyz is the peace and quiet...that is until that helicopter passes over every few days..any ideas who is on such urgent business that they have this special license to disturb these tranquil parts

So what's your problem with it?

We live quite near the UniSpital heli-landing port, and know that an organ transplant or patient is being bought in almost every day and/or night. We're oblivious to it.

Before, my ex-partner knew it as a sign that they'd be on-call soon for the transplant.
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Old 15.02.2018, 17:14
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Switzerland.

The country where storks deliver babies, but the cows need a helicopter.
You want the storks to transport the cows? Come on, be reasonable
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Old 15.02.2018, 17:24
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Doesn't Switzerland have a bit of a Lego and Playmobil feel to it?
I always tell visitors Switzerland is like your Uncle's train layout. It looks amazing, but you aren't allowed to play with it.
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Old 15.02.2018, 17:27
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I was about to say welcome to the forum but you've been a member for 10 years. Nice first post!

Thanks for reminding me that I've been a member of this cesspool forum for 12 years.
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Old 15.02.2018, 17:43
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You want the storks to transport the cows? Come on, be reasonable
Cows are more expensive than anything else here in Switzerland
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Old 15.02.2018, 17:56
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Cows are more expensive than anything else here in Switzerland
Like guinea pigs they don't like to live alone
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Old 15.02.2018, 18:02
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

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A few years ago when I was living on the farm in the mountains, I looked out the barn window and saw a cow flying past. I hadn't been drinking but I ran out and saw this.

(actually, not exactly this as I didn't have a camera, but it was exactly like this but with more realistic straps holding the cow)



Swiss cows deserve the extra TLC!!
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Old 16.02.2018, 21:11
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i forgot my packed lunch and asked the butler to deliver it in his helicopter.
again?!?
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Old 16.02.2018, 21:15
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So what's your problem with it?

We live quite near the UniSpital heli-landing port, and know that an organ transplant or patient is being bought in almost every day and/or night. We're oblivious to it.

Before, my ex-partner knew it as a sign that they'd be on-call soon for the transplant.
Clue: read the OP again!
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Old 16.02.2018, 21:25
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Ah, life in the Steuerparadis.

Have to say, though, I live fairly close to the Fuchs Helipad and rarely hear anything.

Maybe at least my ears have succesfully integrated?
I've got the flight radar page bookmarked in my favourites for the next time Im around!! I'm excited and curious to find out...did I already mention it gets quiet in these parts...

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Old 16.02.2018, 21:35
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I've got the flight radar page bookmarked in my favourites for the next time Im around!! I'm excited and curious to find out...did I already mention it gets quiet in these parts...

Wow, you learnt a life lesson within one short thread: It's all a matter of perspective

I like that.
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Old 16.02.2018, 22:53
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

https://www.fuchshelikopter.ch/

Fuchs Helicopter AG is located in Schindellegi. Those helicopters could be theirs.
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Re: Whose helicopter is going South from Bach towards Pfaffikon..

Back in the days i used to live in Schwyz I remember that January was particularly noisy with helicopters (WEF)
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