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Bar Pilots - Italian Helicopter
In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012, photo, the Columbia River Bar Pilots recently acquired Italian Agusta Westland Grand New helicopter, sits outside of its hangar at the Astoria Regional Airport in Astoria, Ore. The helicopter will soon be transferring bar pilots to and from ships outside of the Columbia River bar. The high-powered, $7 million helicopter is one of four of its kind in the United States and can travel at more than 150 miles per hour. (AP Photo/The Daily Astorian, Alex Pajunas)