C'mon, own up then........

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C'mon, own up then........

Post by pensive » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:38 pm

Who the f*cking hell was this?
What an absolute retard. Licence, knife.....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vCuUIoxD2kg

Discussion here also: http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=303798

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Post by KeithT » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:49 pm

What a bloody moron :evil:

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Post by K Byrne » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:29 am

I believe this clown has been caught up with by the CAA, he has spent alot of time flying in and out of sites in the south in the past.

I hope his licence is now gone.... :D

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Post by helihover » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:39 am

The camera never lies ,the person that posted on youtube probably thought it was so cool .Little do they know either............

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Post by Bladecrack » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:07 pm

Yeah, it was bad, and will likely turn out to be pilot error, didn't help that the site was totally unsuitable, but have none of you ever made a mistake? Never had a dodgy take off or landing in your career? Just remember if you ever do, and you are unlucky enough for it to end up on a public forum, there will be plenty of people to put the boot in..

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Post by Davy » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:13 pm

The pilot has appeared on PPRUNE!

Hi everyone I am the pilot of the 350 and really don?t understand what the big deal is! I think it is pretty sad that some of you are trying to persecute me publicly and don?t have the balls to speak to me face to face. Also surprised at you southxross starting this thread. From someone in your position I would have expected a bit more sense, but will bear that in mind in future dealings. Ok any questions?


http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=303798&page=3

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Post by tu154 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:54 am

Oh no he didn't.

(Well it is panto season. I'll get me coat).

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Post by Davy » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:50 pm

You saying its not him??

Its ended up on skynews!

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,91059-1296586,00.html

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Post by tu154 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:35 am

At a later point he said it wasn't him after all.

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Post by RV BLUE » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:48 pm

I heard that it might have been a passenger who unfortunatly pushed one of the pedels on his side. Its a possibility....!!

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Post by Davy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:49 pm

It is but the 2 newly weds and their 6 month old baby were supost to be the only ones on board in the back of the helicopter!

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Post by Overpitcher » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:59 am

Regardless of the how and why it happened.............. I would have to say, hats off to the guy(or unlikely but, Gal) for retrieving the situation,and gaining control again. The pilot had the presence of mind to gain height for as long as it took, then, nose down for forward speed to gain TRC, and turned it into wind, and land again for a successfull outcome. Wheeew,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Hope I can do as well if ever end up in the same situation. Well done Buddy.......... Was it a successfull flight, ???? Can the machine be used again,?????? Dont be too quick to judge.....
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Post by spider2000 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:09 pm

Are you serious? Hats off to the guy? Presence of mind? The only thing that got him and his unfortunate passengers out of this situation was pure luck and lots of it. Even if it was through skill he recovered it (and I'm not suggesting it was), why did the tool think it was a good idea to make a bad situation worse by bringing the heli into a 100-200' hover in a single engine heli which has, in all likelihood, been overtorqued/temped etc.

Gross incompetence if you ask me.

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