“HELLO? YES I’M JUST WALKING FROM THE HELICOPTER TO THE FERRARI. YES. YES, I UNDERSTAND. LET ME CALL YOU BACK IN A MINUTE. OK. OK. YES.”
Firefighting helicopters have been able to scoop water from the ground for some time, but this new tech allows them to do it without needed people standing by to tend the process. Either way, it’s pretty cool to watch.
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a stop to all “doors-off” helicopter tours nationwide following the crash that killed five people last Sunday in New York City.
Around 7:15 p.m. this evening, a Eurocopter AS350 crashed into New York City’s East River, according to eyewitnesses and reports. Video from a bystander shows the helicopter going into the water and starting to sink. A spokesman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that two died in the crash. Update 7:30 a.m.: …
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 25th Infantry Division was out practicing how to drop supplies from the air yesterday in Hawaii, when one of their drops missed its target, falling on the campus of an elementary school. It’s safe to say they might need more practice.
A freak helicopter crash in Mexico killed 13 people Friday after they sought safety in a field following a 7.2 earthquake. The Associated Press reports a military helicopter surveying the damage from the earthquake crashed into a field of people who set up camp to avoid being inside should the shaking restart. Overall…
An elk brought down a helicopter yesterday in Wasatch County, Utah, escalating the long and bitter war between elks and helicopters. How, you ask? With a jump, authorities said.
We’ve all been there, circling the parking lot, looking for just the right spot. And then you hit a curb, and you feel very dumb. I imagine that’s exactly how these U.S. Navy pilots felt after knocking off their $21 million MH-60S Seahawk’s tailwheel while trying to park at a New York City heliport.
Never, ever point a laser pointer at an aircraft. Your cat’s favorite toy can blind the pilots aboard that aircraft, who will not be pleased. One man in Pasco County, Florida, somehow came up with an even worse idea: pointing a laser pointer at a police helicopter, which then promptly landed to arrest him for it.
Former CEO of Anheuser-Busch August Adolphus Busch IV was arrested earlier today after attempting to take off in a helicopter from a public parking lot in Swansea, Illinois and failing a field sobriety test. I wonder what cheat code he used to spawn that in?
This motorcyclist was caught knocking off mirrors, supposedly speeding at over 100 mph, and has pending charges of driving recklessly on a California highway. Unfortunately for him, his hooligan antics were caught by a CHP helicopter leading police units on the ground straight to his home.
When you’ve got a Russian helicopter making multiple passes over the front of your vehicle, you better believe you’re going to be intimidated. Previously undisclosed reports and a number of photos allegedly show a Russian military helicopter flying dangerously close to an American defense attache in northern Russia …
No, the helicopter isn’t actually floating, you loon.
A Greek AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crashed into the sea yesterday, and miraculously the two crew members inside survived without a single injury, the AP reports. But I can’t see how that’s possible after it did a whirling front flip right into the water.
If you thought Burning Man was just a steampunk renaissance fair for filthy hippies, like I did, you too may be surprised to learn that this $10 million helicopter is doing taxi service for (rich) people who want to go to the party.
On Saturday, Sheriff’s Deputies in Osceola County, Florida (of course) saw a helicopter buzz over route U.S. 192 low enough to nearly hit some street lamps. The cops didn’t take kindly to this, figured out where the helicopter was registered, went there and waited for it to land.
Man, and I thought a Chinook carrying a Black Hawk was impressive! One of our readers didn’t though, and sent us this picture to say we’d undersold the Chinook’s pulling power.
Does Captain America work at the Texas Department Of Public Safety or what? Probably, and here’s some solid evidence.