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Illegal Flying Under Scottish Bridges  
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13166 posts, RR: 78
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Quite apart from the obvious dangers in actually doing the sort of things described below, is it smart to do odd or silly things with an aircraft in today's security environment?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3043308.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3022948.stm

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User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2468 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Good God! Try something like that around New York City or Washington, D.C. and you're liable to have a hail of gunfire or worse, an air-to-air missile from an F-15 or F-16 directed at you if you don't respond to a radio hail quickly enough? What are some of these people thinking?  Wow!

User currently offlineLuchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

There are some great under-the-bridge movies around on the internet!! Check them at www.luchtzak.be, registration needed!

ciao,

Bart


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Morons.

"There is no doubt that activities like this are dangerous and are to be firmly discouraged. We would advise pilots not to carry out such a hazardous manoeuvre."

Not really much to add there.

BTW, I watched a helicopter fly under the Golden Gate Bridge in 1997, when I was standing on said bridge.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

The rules in the UK are:

No aircraft can be flown within 500ft of any Person, Vehicle, Vessel or Structure, and not below 1500ft of a built up area (and in practice that means even the tiniest villages or random groups of houses).

The exception is if the low-flying is done for normal aviation operations, such as landings or takeoffs.

Either way, flying UNDER a bridge is 100% illegal.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Unless the bridge was over 500ft tall  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineANA777master From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

What's the big deal? If they crash all they'll do kill is themselves and a bunch of Larch trees.

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