Friday photo: Mike Allen first helicopter solo

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The moment: first helicopter solo

The pilot: David “Mike” Allen

The place: Hancock County – Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB), Bar Harbor, ME

The aircraft: Robinson R44

The memory:I have been flying fixed wing aircraft for almost 20 years. My full time job is a  project manager in the Bar Harbor area near Acadia National Park and my part time job is working for Acadia Air Tours flying everything from Cessna 182s to WACOs. We now have a Robinson 44 and I was offered the opportunity to earn my Commercial helicopter so I jumped at the opportunity. I guess you can teach an old dog a new trick.


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