NORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2261 times:
Yesterday I was driving along North Anderson drive, there were long tale backs Northbound and Southbound, as I sat in the Que the Sea King took off from the hospital, now my question is do they set the lights to stop traffic going down westburn road when the sea king (or helicopter of comparible size) is at the hospital ? or was this merley a coincedence ?
Philb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
Thinking back, the 135 seems to land without any fuss!
Having said that, given the way the area is built up, the traffic and the closeness of ABZ approch when landing northerlies, the interpolation of any chopper into the system is obviously carefully considered.
I regularly see the Irish S-61s at SNN, quite close to but they look a whole different machine close to traffic and buildings, especially on a gusty day!
Gary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
i dont think they do no. there are no lights really to stop traffic from going up westburn road too many side streets, last time I was at the cross roads beside the hospital the lights changed just as the seaking below was coming over the tops of the houses it just depends if you catch the lights or not
I've been there plenty of times when seakings EC135s even when the Merlin came in and traffic passes behind me quite happily as I photograph, the seakings pass over moving traffic on the road right next to ari most of the time and they are more than high enough by the time they reach the drive. once I was going up westburn road passing victoria park and a seaking was following up the road to the hospital right above me the noise was incredible.