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02/11/2008 11:08:32 PM · #1
This is sooooo cool!

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02/11/2008 11:13:06 PM · #2
That is INSANE that pilot is INSANE!!!!
02/11/2008 11:16:36 PM · #3
^^ I couldn't agree more.. total Nuts...
02/11/2008 11:16:48 PM · #4
dude...anyone can do that.
02/11/2008 11:26:52 PM · #5
that last cut (around the white building) was SICK! The only time I've seen props that close to the ground was in Black Hawk Down...and it was followed by a crash!
02/12/2008 12:49:37 AM · #6
This pilot needs to have to fill the little bottle for drug testing MUCH more often! Even in the 60s and 70s, I never took any drugs THAT good! ;)
02/12/2008 01:11:27 AM · #7
Originally posted by chris48083:

dude...anyone can do that.


Yeah ... right! In their dreams. Helicopters cannot actually fly ... They are just so ugly that the ground repels them ... The only thing insane about this pilot is his expert ability and knowledge of his machine.
02/12/2008 01:25:45 AM · #8
Yeah yeah.... not bad flying I suppose :-)

* Sneaks off to change his pants :shock: *
02/12/2008 01:52:57 AM · #9
if you want to see some crazy flying youtube patty wagstaff. my dad and i used to fly into airshows in michigan and i saw her perform, talk about awe inspiring.
02/12/2008 02:49:25 AM · #10
reminds me of some of the river runs i've seen bush pilots take up north. 100mph, 10 feet off the deck though a canyon of doom, finished off with a hammerhead maneuver... pretty crazy stuff.
02/12/2008 05:30:20 AM · #11
One of the first videos I ever watched on the net...... about 10 years ago. LOL. Just as amazing today as it was then.
Thanks for the reminder.
02/12/2008 05:41:01 AM · #12
Hehe...love the 70's porn music on the video!! ;)

You'd have to have total confidence in your flying skills that's for sure. Crazy stuff!
02/12/2008 05:49:53 AM · #13
The Airwolf team should definitly consider hiring him/her... it's insane!
02/12/2008 08:30:21 AM · #14
Originally posted by option:

reminds me of some of the river runs i've seen bush pilots take up north. 100mph, 10 feet off the deck though a canyon of doom, finished off with a hammerhead maneuver... pretty crazy stuff.

I spent a couple of weeks doing geology from a helicopter up north. I sat up front with the pilot on the first day and pointed to a spot on my map and said I'd like to go there first. He looked at the map, then looked at me and said he couldn't read that kind of map, then pulled out his map. I ended up trying to follow where we were by landmarks and GPS, which worked out OK.

Taking me into some creek-beds, he 'whippersnipped' small tree branches with the propellar. One time he landed on my backpack coming in to pick me up, I was holding it. Sometimes he'd "toe-in" on the side of hills and hover where there was no place to land, then I'd have to gingerly step out so as not to tip the propeller into the hillside.

One day I made a comment about the tail rotor, and the pilot said it didn't matter if it stopped working because the fin would prevent us from spinning out of control as long as we were moving forward fast enough. Of course he decided he had to show me by turning the rotor off, sheesh. It fealt pretty odd. Then he said that we could even lose all of the power and he could still land it OK by angling the propellar as we fell to get it spinning fast, then re-angling it just before we hit to use the momentum of the spinning propellar and new angle to slow us down. Sorry for the poor explanation. I begged him not to demonstrate that one.

According to the pilot, as we were flying through a storm (oops), the helicopter is safer than a plane. He explained it by comparing the speed that a plane's wings cut through the air compared to a helicopters. He knew all the numbers. Lightning was still a bad thing.

Anyway, that video is hair-raising!
02/12/2008 08:42:35 AM · #15
Helicopters don't actually fly, they just beat the air into submission.


02/12/2008 08:49:20 AM · #16
Originally posted by Greetmir:

...The only thing insane about this pilot is his expert ability and knowledge of his machine and terrain.


Knowing machine is not enough ;)
02/12/2008 10:46:01 AM · #17
That is an insane or amazing or both pilot!

The Longbow helicopter (AH-64D) can do almost any manuver a fighter jet can, just slower. Loops, rolls, hammerheads, split s... Fully loaded with fuel, ammo, rockets and missles.
02/12/2008 11:48:45 AM · #18
Whoa! Those first-person shots are amazing! Kind of like "Soaring Over California" at Disneyland.
02/12/2008 11:59:41 AM · #19
Reminds me the time I destroy the "Death Star"

- Luke
02/12/2008 12:24:45 PM · #20
I didn't know you could use a helicopter to mow the lawn!
02/12/2008 01:08:38 PM · #21
Originally posted by Beagleboy:

I didn't know you could use a helicopter to mow the lawn!

I had the same thought!
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