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Old 10-28-2010, 09:39 PM
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I know a guy that got a jet Ranger really cheap at a Govt auction. Anyone know how to find out about those auctions? I have been away for long enough that I don't have any contacts in the industry any more.

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I have some fed buds who might shed some light. Any idea how cheap it went for?
I've read about an Apache a guy built out of surplus parts, the mil & fed guys gave him a hard time about certifying but relented.
Let me know how & where he's certifying it & if his feds are helpful. The Detroit guys I work with are great, very helpful.
Good to hear he got a deal!
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i don't know what he paid, but I know that a slurry bomber company here pays about 20 grand for the P2V neptunes they buy. Jet rangers have to be cheap
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I'll do some asking. A local company, Construction Helicopters, does some business out your way during the season.
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Wonder if my apartment complex would let me park one in the back
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The S-58T is a CH ship. When they buy one or do major maintenance, they take the bird right down to a shell & go over everything. The Huey I ran across in Kansas, bought by a well-off enthusiast who has a good-sized maint. facility that does stuff like the Huey during slow periods. Must be nice...
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A local company buys hueys and rebuilds them. Pretty cool.
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http://www.govsales.gov/HTML/INDEX.HTM but they do a bunch of subs now.
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Checked that site, that's some old stuff.
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Default RE: Gov't sale of helis

America better sale some heli's, not only do they need the money, they are also getting their butts kicked in Afghanistan.

10 years and growing...unreal!

Money money money...

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