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Bird Strike In Action

Sun Sep 26, 2004 2:45 am


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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RE: Bird Strike In Action

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:44 am

Wow...poor bird.
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RE: Bird Strike In Action

Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:11 pm

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

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RE: Bird Strike In Action

Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:30 pm

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

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RE: Bird Strike In Action

Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:59 am

Sorry for the bird...

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RE: Bird Strike In Action

Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:27 am

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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RE: Bird Strike In Action

Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:33 pm

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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RE: Bird Strike In Action

Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:15 am

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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