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Old 08-24-2004, 10:04 PM
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My buddy Jim had the skater with the wild paint job that was on the photo shoot yesterday.When a photo shoot is done like that,the helicopter has to fly very low in what us helicopter pilots refer to as the "Dead Mans Curve''.Basically you do not have enough airspeed or altitude to make a safe Auto Rotation(Emergency Landing).I hope that the pilot was able to make a hard landing and that everyone is O.K.If the person who saw this said that the helicopter rolled over that is from a hard landing and the skids collapsing.Again I hope everyone got out O.K.
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Beer without not well function.........
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:13 PM
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My buddy Jim had the skater with the wild paint job that was on the photo shoot yesterday.When a photo shoot is done like that,the helicopter has to fly very low in what us helicopter pilots refer to as the "Dead Mans Curve''.Basically you do not have enough airspeed or altitude to make a safe Auto Rotation(Emergency Landing).I hope that the pilot was able to make a hard landing and that everyone is O.K.If the person who saw this said that the helicopter rolled over that is from a hard landing and the skids collapsing.Again I hope everyone got out O.K.
I like flying with you guys...one tells me to wait till the rotors stop if we crash in the water. I ask another what we can do if something happens to him (he says we're **** Outta Luck). Still feel safer up there than driving up I-95 to get to the poker runs. And I do kind of like that 360 maneuver...
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:19 PM
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auto rotation sounds so much better than emergency landing...

pilot : "we are now gonna try an auto rotation......"

me: "sweet....."

me (a few moments later...) : "crash well you did....)
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I like flying with you guys...one tells me to wait till the rotors stop if we crash in the water. I ask another what we can do if something happens to him (he says we're **** Outta Luck). Still feel safer up there than driving up I-95 to get to the poker runs. And I do kind of like that 360 maneuver...

Another satisfied passenger....Like we always say a " good landing is one that you walk away from ".
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hmmmm, thread stopped did it.... top back you go
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:38 PM
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Last thursday we had an accident on the lake leaving one killed and subsequent search and recovery for 2 days.

Merc down for the photo shoots on new products, Skater (Sweet Boat out of Atlanta) ......
Today, Allison Boat am - Sweet boat --- Naturally <Grin>
Another today pm (Not an Allison) and the Helecopter crashed.... details sketchy at this time ...
arrived and boat was headed back in with no cover and sounding rough.
Copter and boat meet intimately????
helecopter made it to 4 ft water before hitting ... laying on side in water.

Took photo's on film camera ..... unbelievable.
I speak some Puder, allow me to try and translate.

Mercury Marine was on the lake taking photos of some of their newest products for an upcoming brochure. There was a sweet Skater and an Allison outboard boat.

Today, the helicopter crashed in four feet of water, it was laying on its side. I think it might have come in contact with the Skater because when it came back to the dock, the engine cover was missing and it sounded a little rough.

I took photo, but used my film camera so I'll need to get them developed and then scanned so I can post them here on OSO. It was Unbelievable to witness.

Am I close??? Puder wadda you think?
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Pictures crash see I would like.


Good photos does Randy up put website of his.

Glad killed he not in helicopter picture while taking.
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It wasn't Jims Skater!
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