Up, up, and away!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Shaun, 10 Apr 2010.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    In about an hour from now I'll be going on a helicopter pleasure ride.

    Really looking forward to it ... :rofl:
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Oooh, how exciting!

    chopper, chopper, chopper, chopper.... Just getting you used to the noise.
     
  3. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    Is old Montgolfier back yet? :rofl:
     
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I hope he didn't stick his head out of the sunroof!
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    Fantastic. Loud, rattly, but great fun.

    We flew over your house Arch, did you see me waving ... :laugh:

    Hanggliding next I think. :laugh:
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Didn't you see me chucking tomatoes at the chopper?:laugh:

    BTW, I read something in a book of funnies the other day, from an aviation magazine. - Helicopters can't actually fly, but they are so ugly, the Earth repels them....:laugh:
     
  7. Bman

    Bman Veteran

    Location:
    Herts.
    Now Admin is safely on the ground, and Arch has started the quotes....

    "If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter - and therefore, unsafe."

    "Helicopters don't fly... they just beat the air into submission."

    "If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."
     
  8. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Nice one Shaun, next get yourself over to the Pocklington Gliding club website and book yourself a trial lesson - you'll never regret it.

    http://www.wolds-gliding.org/
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    He he that was the year before's birthday present. Loved it. Flew it for most of the flight - with some direction from the guy behind. ;)

    Cheers,
    Shaun xx(
     
  10. The Mrs and I were once rescued from the Himalayas by helicopter (http://www.timbarnes.ndo.co.uk/zanskar.htm for gory details). I have to say, when you are in the sh*t nothing but nothing beats the sound of a chopper.
     
  11. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    Long time ago I went for a "not quite a pleasure flight" (we stopped to pick mushrooms) flight in a Gazelle. As I settled into the front seat the pilot said "Do you know what happens when the engine fails on one of these?" "No" "Yet you still go in them, how trusting". This illustrates:-
    1/ The AAC's weird sense of humour
    2/ How the army wastes taxpayers' money.
     
  12. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    I've only been up in a helicopter once.
    I was medivaced to hospital after loosing half my arm to a Tiger.
    I was flat on my back and could not see out.
    But was not really interested in the view outside anyway ......... :wacko:

    The first thing I saw as I was unloaded was a camera team, who where filming at the hospital at the time.

    Luck .......... :sad:
     
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