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Bird Strike In Action  
User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3227 times:


after seeing this photo and reading the note, I must say that it is an interesting study of what happens when bird meets helicopter at the wrong time.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Photo © Emil Pozar

Kudos to Emil!


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User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Wow...poor bird.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Great timing by the photographer. Had it been me, I probably would have stood there with the camera in my hands, watching. Then after it happened I would have thought to myself, dang, that should have been a great pic for me...  Smile

I hate it when that happens, and believe me, it does happen... Big grin


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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

LOL! What a great shot, just hope that the flesh didn't land on someone  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3036 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Sorry for the bird...


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User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2787 times:
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Birdstrikes happen sooooo fast, Emil must have a quick trigger. I wonder if he saw it coming.

I witnessed a birdstrike once, and missed a great photo op by a millisecond - thats how fast these events are.


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User currently offlineEmbraer145 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

According my own experience. You are absolutely not happy when it happens to you when you are inside the helicopter.
Once on the taxiway in Den Helder. That's not too bad because they can shut down the engines immediately.
The second one was during the landing on a platform at the northsea. And maybe you know how small a helideck is offshore?????. Very small when you are in the heli and the need to land quickly.
So don't care about the birds, care about the people inside.

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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

We once had a bird strike taking off from Pamplona airport with a Fokker 50, with a big falcon! Went back to the airport immediately and were stuck there, one blade of the left prop had to be replaced.

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