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285 – Barossa Helicopters

Barossa Helicopters on The Adelaide Show Podcast

In this week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, we go up into the blue skies over vineyards with Billie-Jo Kies from Barossa Helicopters.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Kies Family Wines.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a track from the Samuel James.

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Running Sheet: Barossa Helicopters

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:02 SA Drink Of The Week
2014 Kies Klauber Block Barossa Valley Shiraz is the SA Drink Of The Week.
00:02:52 Barossa Helicopters

From James Bond using a helicopter to pick up a villain in a wheelchair to the crazy general leading a formation of choppers in Apocolypse Now, helicopters have always fascinated me. We see them winch people to safety and deliver patients to hospital, we hear them overhead chasing crooks or, for some Vietnam vets as John Schumann sang about, causing nightmares. To learn more about this odd flying technology, we have Billie-Jo Kies from Barossa Helicopters.

Chris Glenn is a former 5MU announcer, now living in Japan. He is a helicopter pilot and actually flew a chopper from Melbourne to Japan. I flew a European made AS 350 on that flight, nice chopper, very good for tourists, easy access in and out, 4 seats across the back, big windows, excellent views…. (also, if you’re looking for pilots he says he’s type rated for the Bell 206, Robinson R22, and R44 in Australia).

Chris’ question: How do you explain the safety of helicopter flight to people, when many of us shudder and consider helicopters to be dangerous, when in fact the are one of the safest modes of transport.

Kylie Neal: How long can a helicopter fly before refuelling?

Can you still make mobile calls mid flight / take calls or will the helicopter navigation cause interference #firstworldquestion

Why Can some planes have wifi and not helicopters?

00:26:30 Musical Pilgrimage
In the musical pilgrimage, we have a track called Where Have You Gone? by Samuel James.
Samuel was introduced to us by former contributor and BBB-FM announcer, Jordan McKenna.
The song is about the absence of love. Its about how we feel in the moments of heartbreak.

Here’s this week’s preview video:

Video will be published Thursday

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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