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Oct 23, 2010, 10:04 AM
UAS Pilot - FAA# *******HRK
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Laine,

Word around here at MCAS Miramar is that the two "Tahoe Dippers" were trying to take photos of each other with the "Majestic" mountain views in the background of their helis. Apparently, they weren't paying attention to their altitude and hovered themselves into the lake.

Mike
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Oct 23, 2010, 05:03 PM
VFA-132 Privateer
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Both were damaged?? I don't get that.
Oct 23, 2010, 08:13 PM
master of the universe
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yeah they probably both should be taken out for a complete teardown and rebuild. jet engines dont like sucking in water. not to mention the one heli was almost lost. and keep in mind that this is a huge tourist area. they should probably be court martialed.
Oct 28, 2010, 08:49 PM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Yeah, typically salt water is the only MAJOR concern when it comes to water and helicopters. But, the one that took a dip... yeah, they are lucky they walked away, let alone flew the helicopter home!

Laine.
Oct 29, 2010, 09:09 AM
SlowStick Test Pilot
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Don't tell me you missed Geraldo's visit
Oct 30, 2010, 09:25 AM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Yeah, I missed him. Oh darn. But, my "Eagle Buddy" Henry Bayer flew him all over the place. He posted some pictures and recieved some ridicule about it too.

Laine.

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