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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Angry Bristol Man shakes Helicopter! Reply with quote

Some people are just crazy!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-10851311
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best outcome that could happen, shame it's only a year! Just need to do the same with the people flashing laser pens at aircraft and those dicks who assulted the HEMS pilot/crew the other month.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the coverage on the BBC news last night. Shocked

What a prick!!! Deserves everything coming to him.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could not believe this!
What was he hoping to do, pull it back down and punch the pilot for getting leaves on his car?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost beggars belief, doesn't it? Just when you think there couldn't possibly be any more stupid people in the world than the ones you've already met, another f***wit comes along to prove you wrong.

Well done to the judge for imposing a realistic sentence and to the pilot for dealing with a life-threatening situation successfully.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well done to the judge for imposing a realistic sentence and to the pilot for dealing with a life-threatening situation successfully.


I would say the pilot could have dealt with the situation better. More like he panicked and flew away, putting him and his pax in even more danger. The safest place for the aircraft would have been on the ground in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would say the pilot could have dealt with the situation better. More like he panicked and flew away, putting him and his pax in even more danger. The safest place for the aircraft would have been on the ground in my opinion.


That's quite an assumption to make considering we don't know exactly how long the incident took or how likely the pilot thought injury was to him or his passengers from this idiot while on the ground, or to said idiot from the main or tail rotors. You also don't know how close to the helicopter he was at the point of lifting into the hover.

Hindsight provides a lot of potential information that the pilot might not have had at the time, and also provides an unlimited amount of time to debate and assess a situation that he probably only had seconds to react in - that should be borne in mind before we criticise him.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jetranger main rotors can flap very low - that coupled with tall flapping man - one possible outcome may have resulted in a nasty mess
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

animalsticks wrote:
jetranger main rotors can flap very low - that coupled with tall flapping man - one possible outcome may have resulted in a nasty mess


That would have been summary justice!! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and would have fertilised the grass too
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember Guys that as pilots it's not our job to apportion blame or be judgemental. Do any of us know all the facts? We should maintain an objective view and see what we can learn from situations like this. Was there a preflight planning issue? What should one do if someone approaches one's aircraft whilst rotors running on the ground? Ask 10 pilots and you'll probably get 10 different answers. But until unusual incidents like this occur we cannot perceive our potential actions. At the end of the day, as pilots, our job is to make decisions. Remember that, no matter what pressure we are under ( perceived or real ) no-one can argue with a decision that errs on the side of caution. The most enjoyable flight is a safe flight !
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