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Apr 02, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Apr 02, 2013, 01:08 PM
Grumpy old git.. Who me?
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Ouch!.. nice camera work though
Apr 02, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Nothing like a heli flying 3D in the middle of the runway. They are nearly as bad as those flying wings.
Apr 02, 2013, 02:56 PM
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I kept thinking "BAIL OUT!... BAIL OUT!"....then I realized it may have been a kamikaze pilot.......just kidding.

IMO, it appears the heli was at fault despite the YT comments about the zeke crossing the runway and the frame count stuff.

Looks like the heli came up right into the flight path to me.

It was a beauty of a zeke though.
Apr 02, 2013, 03:10 PM
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Needed just a bit more right aileron...
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Apr 02, 2013, 03:41 PM
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IM sorry but i would have been extremely mad at the upside down heli pilot !!
Apr 02, 2013, 03:50 PM
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and where was ethier spotter? at least one for the maiden of the plane... did he call low pass?
Apr 02, 2013, 03:59 PM
Grumpy old git.. Who me?
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... did he call low pass?
Yep, he did, quite clearly at 1:09 in the video, about 15 seconds before the impact. Seems that the heli flyer either didn't hear or ignored it.
Apr 02, 2013, 04:06 PM
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They just need Jim Bourke to do one of his one-wing landings.
Apr 02, 2013, 04:15 PM
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First the pilot says, "Low Pass." Then someone else says something like, "He's doing a low pass right now." Then a third person (the helicopter pilot?) says, "Okay."
Apr 02, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Clearly the Heli pilots fault. Should be a separate area for Helis to fly and let the planes follow a clear pattern.
Apr 02, 2013, 06:39 PM
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A good example of why nothing should be hovering over a runway/in an established flight pattern when multiple aircraft are in the air.

Not certain that it was precisely a spotter failure as the heli popped up into the flight path rather quickly. But, spotters could likely have helped if they were doing a better and more proactive job.
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Apr 02, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Does one have more right to fly than the other?
Apr 02, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Does one have more right to fly than the other?
When one is being a hazard to other fliers, then yes.

Keep in mind that flying at a field is not a right but a privilege.
Apr 02, 2013, 08:19 PM
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When one is being a hazard to other fliers, then yes.

Keep in mind that flying at a field is not a right but a privilege.
number one the helicopter pilot it not being a hazard. However if someone does want to do a low pass you should get out of the way. In situation like this no one is at fault, at least that is how it is at our club. midairs happen, and both sides lose when they do.


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