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Show Of Hands May 16th, 2017 2:20pm

Have you ever been in a helicopter?

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
05/24/17 8:07 pm

Said yes because I believe you're asking if I've flown in a helicopter.

I've been in one that never left the ground.


05/18/17 9:00 pm

Ex military, countless times.

NexusBlue California
05/17/17 11:23 pm

My husband used to work on them and now he inspects then.

TheSirKestrel New Hampshire
05/17/17 1:59 pm

Yeah. A few years ago I got medevac'd to Boston.

kanji401 SoCal gal
05/17/17 11:16 am

I've never ridden one but I've ridden in the Goodyear Blimp whatever that has to do with this question. lol

johonmilla Monroe, nc
05/17/17 7:40 am

Yes, I got to fly in one over Charlotte. Very nice!

ProbablyEug Oakland
05/16/17 11:07 pm

I've been in one but never one that lifted off the ground.

NewGeneration Washington DC
05/16/17 8:22 pm

In Orlando they'll take you over the Disney parks for $20.

38041 Georgia
05/18/17 5:18 am

Really? Is a Disney thing or just some guy with a helicopter making easy cash?

NewGeneration Washington DC
05/18/17 1:29 pm

They have a few businesses in Kissimmee that offer it. They're enough for 3 passengers. Pretty fun.

05/16/17 8:11 pm

I was obsessed with helicopters as a kid and I got to ride in one at age 10. A Vietnam vet was our pilot and he did a bit of showing off with a fast landing while turning. Nope no thx. Never again.

05/16/17 7:42 pm

No but would like to someday.

05/16/17 7:36 pm

Me--no. My husband--only aerovac with a broken neck. He was bummed that it was his first ride and he was staring at the ceiling

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/16/17 6:32 pm

As Engineering & operations Supt. I was required by DOT, to fly the energy pipelines in my area, several times a year, usually in a single engine Cessna, but I think flew them one time in a Bell helicopter.

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
05/16/17 6:21 pm

Yes, to see the lava in a volcano on Big Island.

05/16/17 6:07 pm

Yeah. The parish I was at had fundraiser for our youth sports, you paid for golf balls, which were numbered and dropped from a helicopter onto a golf green, closest to hole one money. One year I got to do the drop. I went up in a helicopter, leaned out the door, directed the pilot left or right and then dumped two large bucket containing several hundred golf balls out of the helicopter. It was a lot of fun.

JackQHu Durham, NC
05/16/17 5:39 pm

I once was in a helicopter ride. In Argentina. Never again

05/16/17 5:35 pm

Doing search and rescue in the mountains I got to ride in a Chinook and a Bell Jet Ranger.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
05/16/17 4:31 pm

Twice. One ride in a CH-47 and another in a UH-60M, both for air assault missions. As a fixed-wing aviator and a skydiver on the civilian side, I hate helicopters. Damned things belong on the ground.

Crawdaddy11 Proud Firster
05/16/17 3:45 pm

Not that I can remember however I have been to Vegas a few times

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
05/16/17 2:22 pm

Our base flies the UH-1. I've been in one, but it was parked in the hanger the whole time. πŸ˜‰

05/16/17 11:44 am

Many times. Ditched in ocean once. Marine Corps

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/16/17 6:35 pm

πŸ‘πŸ»Thanks for your service !

NexusBlue California
05/17/17 11:25 pm

Yes. Thank you! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/16/17 11:36 am

I have, and I liked it. A lot. If helicopters and rotary wing training weren't so expensive, I'd have a Schweitzer 300C parked in my back yard as my daily driver.

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
05/16/17 10:34 am

Last summer. I've never been in a plane however

NexusBlue California
05/17/17 11:24 pm

Never been in a plane!?

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
05/18/17 9:45 am

Nope. My family always took road trips places so I've never had a reason and now I do the same thing.

NexusBlue California
05/19/17 8:39 pm

You're missing some cool places and I like the experience of flying HOWEVER since TSA has been around it's a nightmare and I would REALLY rather not fly.

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
05/19/17 9:22 pm

I'm sure I will one day, just never been far enough where I needed too.

05/16/17 9:51 am

Yep. Had an emergency and had to almost ditch in the open ocean. At night. In the middle of the Indian Ocean. Scary.

ChadRico Virginia
05/16/17 9:27 am

Took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon when I was a kid.

bnnt Los Angeles
05/16/17 9:23 am

A few times - Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, and Alaska.

jd910 Washington
05/16/17 9:17 am

As a child at an air show; in but not up.

scrpnHOG Arizona
05/16/17 9:33 am

Better fly it, like you stole it.!!! A lot need help with that.

sfcren Wyoming
05/16/17 10:01 am

I was just along for the ride, was fun though.

BigPhatPastor Jefferson Hills, PA
05/16/17 8:36 am

US Army Air Assault! #ArmyVet

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
05/16/17 4:29 pm

Haha I'm at Air Assault School right now. Phase 3.

rickvee Living the dream
05/16/17 8:35 am

Just for takeoff, not landing. We fast roped out.

hbpole FoCo
05/16/17 8:28 am

Navy rescue helo during a deployment. Perks of being an operational "nonner"

dudley northern Virginia woods
05/16/17 8:10 am

I would like to. Maybe I should put a big white X in the septic field. Fishing for whirlybirds.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/16/17 7:57 am

Some of us identify as helicopters

ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
05/16/17 8:22 am

At least you didn't make a helicopter ride joke.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
05/16/17 7:51 am

Yeah, I used to rappel out of them in the Army.