Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 50 Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1654 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...
I hate it when that happens, and believe me, it does happen...
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Embraer145 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 311 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1389 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.
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1335 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.