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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:01 am    Post subject: kid being dropped off to school in a helicopter. Reply with quote

I had the idea of having my friend bring me to school in his helicopter torwards the end of my senior year(this year). And drop me off in the football field. I have not asked him yet cuz I wanted to look into it some as far as legal issues. He flys to the school once a year to talk to the elementary kids about his career, his life choices he has made, and how it has worked out. With that being said im assuming a school is not a no fly zone since he flys there, but perhaps he has special permission? I read a article of middle schooler being dropped off by his dad. No charges were filled and no trouble from school. In my case trouble from school is not my priorty its the law/FAA. My plan from start to finish was..... first consult my friend about it. Then go out a week or so and buy a white tux white briefcase and hand cuffs. Then pick a date and wake up call my school talk to the principal and say "I woke up late I do not have a ride my parents already left for work and my truck will not start. Am I allowed to have my neighbor fly me down real quick and drop me off??" (ofcourse recording the conversation). Then assuming that the principal thinks nothing of it. Have my nabor fly me down maybe depending on if he can legally land or not. I will have a 20 maybe 30 ft. rope that i repell down.(yes i do have experienc repelling). Then get out in my white tux with a briefcase handcuffed to me. Then carry on with my day as if nothing was up as long as they let me. Sooo what do you think?????? Do you think im crazy for this?? You wouldnt be the first to tell me that. But in the school agenda has no rule against doing this. If this is totally a terrible idea lay it on me easy if possible i have 0 experienc of flying or flight loggin. I was just hoping to get a quick answer from you guys. I have alot of luck on all the forums i belong to with alot of knowlage i have gained from each and every one thanks in advanced.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, can't see a problem with that, go for it. Don't bother to ring the school first, just do it.

And keep the handcuffs close by, you will need them.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on sport, it is a huge dose of sarcasm to go with your first post with a ridiculous proposal.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell if your being sarcastic. But keep the comments/tips coming maybe leave the sarcasm in your head and off the keyboard. thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's mainly the rapelling down that sounds illegal to me. Ask your friend. If he's a helicopter pilot he'll know more about the law in your particular country (I'm guessing USA).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forget the repelling thing - the harness just wrinkles your suit and the briefcase feels really heavy on your wrist as you control the rope.

Besides with the landowners permission and the football field clear you may be able to land which will give the appearance it's an everyday thing for you - which seems to be the impression you are trying to portray to your friends.

as long as it's done safely and within the law - sounds cool

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shouldn't it be a box of Milk Tray rather than a briefcase?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PilotWolf wrote:
Shouldn't it be a box of Milk Tray rather than a briefcase?

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im a senior we get to leave the dump to go get food anywhere for about a hour. lol like mc donalds is any better for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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forget the repelling thing - the harness just wrinkles your suit and the briefcase feels really heavy on your wrist as you control the rope.

Besides with the landowners permission and the football field clear you may be able to land which will give the appearance it's an everyday thing for you - which seems to be the impression you are trying to portray to your friends.

as long as it's done safely and within the law - sounds cool

don't forget your sunglasses Cool


yea the repelling was more for the fact that i wasnt sure if i could actually land on the ground. And yes i live in Greenville new york (considered Port jervis since my town has no p.o.)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if you do do it, make sure you get one of ur mates to get some pics so ya can post them up here Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GaviG wrote:
Well if you do do it, make sure you get one of ur mates to get some pics so ya can post them up here Smile

i most deffinatley will have pics even if im posting my mug shot.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What aircraft are you planning to use?
Is it certified for rappelling?
Is the pilot qualified for it?
Is your experience based on a cliff face, or a free fall?
Does the aircraft have the approved hard point for the rig?
Is the rope passing over the skids?
When you are standing on the skids in the L position, are you sure the aircraft is still in CG? Are the skids able to take a downward load?
How do you convey to the pilot that the rope is grounded?
How do you ensure he keeps it grounded while you are descending?
How will he release the rope?
When you tangle and end up upside down 40' off the ground, what is the next step?

Obviously you would have covered these points, after all, you ARE in senior year.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Join the Marines and jump in a Blackhawk, then you'll be able to do it more than once, if your'e lucky. You probably wont get to wear a tux or get dropped at school and there is a chance you may receive incoming rounds, but if it's adrenaline you seek this may be the path to follow.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ascend_Charlie wrote:
What aircraft are you planning to use?
Is it certified for rappelling?
Is the pilot qualified for it?
Is your experience based on a cliff face, or a free fall?
Does the aircraft have the approved hard point for the rig?
Is the rope passing over the skids?
When you are standing on the skids in the L position, are you sure the aircraft is still in CG? Are the skids able to take a downward load?
How do you convey to the pilot that the rope is grounded?
How do you ensure he keeps it grounded while you are descending?
How will he release the rope?
When you tangle and end up upside down 40' off the ground, what is the next step?

Obviously you would have covered these points, after all, you ARE in senior year.


yea i did not mention this on this board sorry guys i have this conversation going on more then one board. but yea the repelling was not going to happen it was more of a thought that looked good in my head until i looked into it and started asking myself questions similar to yours thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paddywak wrote:
Join the Marines and jump in a Blackhawk, then you'll be able to do it more than once, if your'e lucky. You probably wont get to wear a tux or get dropped at school and there is a chance you may receive incoming rounds, but if it's adrenaline you seek this may be the path to follow.


i have thought about that still debating.
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