AirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
The US doesn't need any helos or military equipment, just the oil that's inside!
Mexico could very send some crude or even petroleum to help subside these terrorist bean counters trading the oil at exhorbant rates causing our gas prices to skyrocket at criminal rates.
I think the US should rescind the $20 BILLION they had previously pledged to donate to Africa for AIDS as they have more important needs now, and then they should bulldoze New Orleans and rebuild it tens of miles inland. And if people want to continue to shoot at the rescue choppers than air drop them some rubber rafts and let them paddle their happyasses out to safety by themselves!
AirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
Quoting Alessandro (Reply 7): Mil-26 is the world´s biggest helo currently flying. Can also be used for fire-fighting with bambi bucket...
The H-53's are large enough and even they are too big for SAR, so between the CH-47 and CH-53's readily available the US quite franlky is not in need of aviation assets. They are already in danger of overcrowding the skies over New Orleans and creating for a dangerous situation in and of itself.
AirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2398 times:
Quoting Stoney (Reply 9): But these large helos could be used to fly supplies down there, and doing that they wouldn't use up the capabilities for SAR missions?
Wouldn't that work?
Oh sure it could work but it's just not necessary. Ft. Hood has already sent over helos and they alone have more than enough to offer more. Between the coastal CG bases, Active Army and Guard, not to mention a few helos from the USN there is plenty of helos available.
It's a nice gesture but moeny for the victims, rebuilding, or even just oil/gas would be better used.
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
AirRyan, you divert the Mil-26s to fire-fighting with bambi buckets and re-inforcing the broken sea-walls and bring pumping equipment to dry out.
No I don´t think US can handle this themselves without +100.000 casualities
(which I already fear has happened)....