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i just saw 3.
it wasnt quite Vietnam or anything, but its the most intersting thing i've seen today.
I think my answer is: one
of this but next time I see more than one I'll be sure to post.
while on safari in Africa
it WAS vietnam and I thank you in advanced for never reminding me of such terrible memories again
I lived under the flight path of the G8 summit. They were proper Chinooks and everything.
I want to hear stories of people who haven't done that ducking thing that people seem to do on films or on Knots Landing and been decapitated. That's what I want.
Somebody showed me the video of this yesterday. I'd only just got it out my head. Argh.
No, sorry, 4
I've got two really interesting stories about helicopters. Would you like to hear them?
I've got to go and do some work.
I saw a chinook land in a playground in Worcester Park! There were loads of american soldiers in it!
Except when I've asked my brother and mum about this, they have no memory of the event. So I probably dreamt it up.
when we were on holiday in Cromer, my dad had to leave 'on business'. A helicopter landed nearby and I thought he was going to fly away!
But he got in the car instead.
GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR
SHUCKSINGTON FACT: I flew around Willington in a helicopter when I was a wee nipper.
And don't call me Willington
and there was some sort of exercise going on and there were about 15 odd army helicopters. It was really cool actually.
I bet you fucking can't.
3 ah ah ah
5 ah ah ah
Shall I go on, or have you learnt enough for today?
I used to live next Farnborough, with it's airshow, and also the army officer place in sandhurst and aldershot were nearby.
I go 2.
It were quite a sight to behold. It was at an airshow though. Loads of US Rangers roped down from then, Black Hawk Down style.
thinking 'me and...' and '...and I' are the same thing, now not only using the word 'amount' when referring to helicopters, you've gone that extra mile and put 'most' in front of it.
I'm going to make you pay for all this one day, meths.
Are they flying really slowly or really fast?
that was strange. All on the same flightpath, a mixture of chinooks and...other ones
16 helicopters flew over west london today about 11. no idea why.
Luckily for Oslo, he'll probably manage to miss the entire city
that said, they've each been given a free flag to wave so at least the atmosphere will be 'good', so it won't be a complete loss
its a year old.
Old threads about Helicopters?
over edinburgh, last weekend
Not that many, and I wouldn't mention it, BUT ONE Of THEM WAS CARRYING SOMETHING. It looked like a cannon...I have no idea what it actually was.
Well, I was impressed.
crap photo from the window by my desk! - www.twitpic.com/4ptub
it was awesome. and they were much bigger than in the photo.
someone mentioned some air thing in Greenwich going on.
I was just wondering what type of sissy upbringing allowed me to not know what a chinnok was. It's a relief to know it's just a result of a lifetime watching sissy films.
I once saw three distinct bits of sky through the constant thrumming maelstrom of helicopters above my house. It was pretty exciting but I decided it wasn't worth starting a thread about. Now I'm not so sure
at my grans, she lives near an airport+army training thing. so i think it was the army
I was on a beach in Cornwall, it was very hot indeed. Being May though, the weather was weird and there was low sea fog meaning visibility was restricted to about 20 metres in all directions.
Suddenly, this noise just came out of nowhere and got louder and louder until eventually it was all around us.
Soon after, the fog kinda started making swirly patterns and began clearing and a huge Sea King helicopter was landing about 20 feet away, with people frantically scurrying in all directions.
About 10 foot from there, was a man. Alas, a dead man, who'd been swimming against the tide for ages disorientated and drowned, despite being in about 3 foot of water and 2 metres from shore. His sons, who he was trying to save, ironically couldn't swim very well and the current naturally pushed them out to sea and straight back again unharmed.
Sad day. But it was pretty impressive that they managed to find him given the conditions and like something outta Apocalypse now.
Note to self: Always end your stories on a happy note.
Just a few hours ago, flying over the Thames
I just saw 3 go over the IMAX. They looked well M*A*S*H
Some sort of Navy display, apparently.
They were performing Stockhausen's Helicopter String Quartet in Birmingham a few years ago: