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Life Flight Bell 429

Boeing Field has a lot of aeromedical flights that come through and Life Flight Network is a regular part of operations.  They have a variety of types that they use including the Bell 429.  I think the 429 is a reasonable looking airframe compared to some of the other Bell products and the Life Flight colors certainly look good on it.  This one was arriving from the south with some nice light on it.

Life Flight Bell 429

Life Flight Network operate a lot of movements at Boeing Field.  They have a Bell 429 that is there regularly.  The thing I like about this airframe is that it has a metallic looking paint finish which looks great on a sunny day and can really catch the light.  Here it is heading out on a mission from a while back.

Life Flight PC-12

PC-12s are a common aircraft in the North American aviation scene so this one is nothing special.  Seeing one on approach, albeit in nice light, is not cause for much celebration.  However, it does mean that, with the light on the nose and a prop spinning up front, it is worth dropping the shutter speed and getting some prop blur.  If I try and fail, I haven’t lost a shot of something that I wanted desperately to get and, if it works, it’s a bonus.

Life Flight Thinking About Flying

The UH-34 wasn’t the only helicopter flying at Brewster.  As I was driving towards the exit, I heard the sound of a turbine whining.  I pulled over to the side of the road and saw that the Life Flight helicopter was running up.  I headed to a piece of higher ground that overlooked their space.  The Agusta 119 Koala was sitting on a trailer and warming up.  It then pulled up in to a hover and transitioned to the grass.  A moment later, back to the hover and back to the trailer.  This was repeated a couple of times.  It didn’t seem like they were actually going flying unfortunately.  As they ran down the RPMs, I figured it was time to move on again.