Chopper Pilot Fishes Kids R/C Plane Out Of The Treetops

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http://www.flixxy.com/helicopter-pilot- ... Vz34lcXMpp

I wonder what the FAA will do to screw him over...
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Outstanding job! +1000 karma points for that pilot.
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Must be some dust specs in the room with me or something...had to wipe my eyes.
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That was taking one hell of a risk.
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Netpackrat wrote:That was taking one hell of a risk.
True, but that's what life is about, taking risks. They knew what they were doing, they took a calculated risk, and they got away with it. Very cool.

In my younger days, there was this one military (UH-1) pilot, we called him Rocky (the flying squirrel) who had a disturbing propensity for bending helicopters, but you could always count on Rocky to be there where you needed him.
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PawPaw wrote:True, but that's what life is about, taking risks. They knew what they were doing, they took a calculated risk, and they got away with it. Very cool.
Their lives and their helicopter to risk. It's just a whole lot of risk operating down IN the trees (note how the instructor kept having his student check that the tail rotor was still clear), in order to retrieve a model airplane. I think it was a superlative feat of airmanship; I just question the judgement involved in deciding the risk was worthwhile.
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I once had my crew chief grab a pine cone off a really tall pine tree........ 8-)
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Fantastic!
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Netpackrat wrote:
PawPaw wrote:True, but that's what life is about, taking risks. They knew what they were doing, they took a calculated risk, and they got away with it. Very cool.
Their lives and their helicopter to risk. It's just a whole lot of risk operating down IN the trees (note how the instructor kept having his student check that the tail rotor was still clear), in order to retrieve a model airplane. I think it was a superlative feat of airmanship; I just question the judgement involved in deciding the risk was worthwhile.
In a situation like that, you don't have much to work with if something goes wrong.
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