ROTORFEST 2006

 

ROTORFEST 2006 (568 MEMBERS) HOSTED BY JOEY RHODES, JACK KELLY,  & NEAL TOLER. DEMO PILOT TERRY INCH 

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THE WEATHER FOR THE 2006 ROTORFEST WAS CUSTOM MADE. SIX BELL 47 HELOS MADE THE FLIGHT IN.

  • GUY HOUSE-NY: BELL 47 D1
  • SCOTT & BRETT NEWHART-PA: BELL 47 G3B1
  • JACK KELLY-NJ: BELL 47 D1
  • TONY LUCCHESE-NJ: BELL 47 G
  • JAY MUNDIS-PA: BELL 47 G4
  • TERRY INCH-PA: BELL 47 D1

THE ANNUAL B47HA MEETING WAS HELD AND A SPECIAL NEWSLETTER WILL BE RELEASED THIS JAN 2007 WITH A FOCUS ON PROMOTING A SPECIAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO RENEW. DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD CONCERNING SCAM SHOPS AND THE INCREASED NUMBER OF BELL 47 HELOS THAT ARE BEING REGISTERED. THE NUMBER HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY. B47HA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL SEEK A SLOT TO APPEAR WITH BHT AT THE UPCOMING FLORIDA HELI-EXPO.

A SPECIAL SAFETY SEMINAR WAS CONDUCTED BY MAINT. CHIEF NEAL TOLER.

TWO SHOWS WERE HELD FOR THE AUDIENCE WITH JOEY RHODES SERVING AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND NARRATION AIRSHOW ANNOUNCER FOR ALL BELL 47 OPERATIONS. A SPECIAL FLIGHT DEMO, WITH FULL TOUCH DOWN AUTOS, WAS PERFORMED BY DUTCH COUNTRY HELICOPTERS FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TERRY INCH. A TIME OF FELLOWSHIP WAS ENJOYED AND THE NEW BELL 47 T-SHIRT WAS DEBUTED.

THE B47HA HALL OF FAME WELCOMED BOB HARNESS AND GIFTON McCREARY.

NEXT YEAR’S NOMINEE WAS NAMED AND THAT HONOR HAS BEEN AWARDED TO JACK CARSON.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM FOR THEIR LOYAL SUPPORT OF THE BELL 47. ALSO A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO KERRY AND NANCY EISENHAUR FOR THEIR HELP IN MAKING THE SHOW A SUCCESS.