This week, on "Balls!".....

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Jade Falcon, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    A helicopter pilot lands on a tiny embankment on top of a mountain to rescue 3 people and 2 dogs while the Woolsey Fire rushes towards them. And they are low on fuel!

    Will they land safely?

    Will the dogs ever lick a person's face again?

    Will the pilots make it back to base before they run out of fuel?

    Does Bigfoot exist?

    Find out....right now, on "Balls!"



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  2. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    That was awesome!

    Last week......

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  3. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    Not as good as Ow, My Balls!

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  5. helidude350

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    Dirty job, sure.
    Crappy landing site, yes.
    Did he have skills, definitely.

    A harrowing rescue, not so much.
    From the video he looked to operate within company minimums for safe flight to do the job. Balls not required.

    I’m impressed that he didn’t stuff the tail rotor in the bushes.
    He and his crew did a good job, and got some people to a safe location even if it was a last minute flight and didn’t destroy the aircraft.

    I would much rather see a video like this, than the alternative if he hadn’t, or read a NTSB report because he stuffed it in the trees.
     
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  6. jimcorbin

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    Spoken like a true helidude.
     
  7. helidude350

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    Https://YouTu.be/w1PaqscAOwh

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    YouTube

    Bad astar parking job (as350 crash)


    Not good video, but he was supposed to be paying attention to his fuel truck not videoing a landing.
     
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  8. helidude350

    helidude350

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    I’ve seen plenty of what happens when a pilot doesn’t do their job correctly.
    I’ve also seen what happens when they don’t have what they need to do their job correctly.
     
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    Where my mother lives, thwy cleared off some landing pads near the lake for air ambulances.
    They pretty much dropped tgat service because the younger pilots were afraid of the trees.
    The older pilots just shrugged and landed where ever.
     
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  10. helidude350

    helidude350

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    I followed a seismic crew for a while. Kinda like the fire thing without the smoke.
    Had a couple good pilots.
    Had a couple that were, well different.
    One that was a nice guy, did pretty good with his long line when it didn’t have a load on it.
    Put a couple bags on the hooks and he would always drag them through the trees.

    Another one almost took me out with the main rotor once and the tail rotor a couple times.
    He trimmed a few trees. Damage to blades was barely within limits.

    Knocked out power for a whole neighborhood.

    Interesting job.

    Another company, one of the pilots decided to take off while a mechanic was on the skid doing a leak check. He mentioned hearing a banging noise when he picked up, thought about going around the pattern but decided to set it down.
    The mechanic was nearing retirement age and wasn’t a very spry guy. I think the banging noise would have “went away “ if the pilot had flown off.

    So maybe I’m a little critical.

    Doesn’t mean mechanics are without their faults.....
     
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    Declaring an emergency landing without a take off.....

    Now that was fun.
     
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