12th Jun 2012, 12:13
Lost pilot asks Where the heli am I? (http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/4365375/Lost-pilot-asks-Where-the-heli-am-I.html)
(I bet a Scotch Euro that he didn't really ask that!)
A TERRIFIED pilot was rescued by helicopter cops yesterday — after he got lost in the clouds.
The drama unfolded in the sky above Glasgow, after a cockpit failure left the pilot with no compass to work out where he was.
In a panic, he contacted flight controllers at Glasgow Airport who called in police to help the stricken Dyn-Aero two-seater plane.
Got to love the rest of the report :rolleyes:
12th Jun 2012, 13:13
It may be a good idea not to be drinking tea whilst you read that 'news' report, or your keyboard and screen may suffer!
12th Jun 2012, 14:02
More here ... Do you listen to ATC if they tell you there's bad weather ahead? (http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/487770-do-you-listen-atc-if-they-tell-you-weather-ahead-bad.html), including facts from the helicopter pilot.
14th Jun 2012, 17:26
... in the clouds; clicky (http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/4365375/Lost-pilot-asks-Where-the-heli-am-I.html)
14th Jun 2012, 17:42
"In the clouds" ? How then could the people on the ground see the two aircraft and get scared???? :ugh::ugh:
14th Jun 2012, 18:22
How then could the people on the crowd see the two aircraft and get scared?
Welcome to British journalism :E
14th Jun 2012, 18:47
Is this a joke or what?
14th Jun 2012, 19:10
Welcome to British journalism http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/evil.gif
I think, thats an international issue :E:E:E
14th Jun 2012, 20:09
Yep, if you get lost, just call the cops. It was in the British press and the Internet, so it must be true! :rolleyes:
14th Jun 2012, 20:30
Read the whole thread in Private Flying
And see post 95 for the heli pilot's version
14th Jun 2012, 21:04
I just turn into the wind ... cos that's always the way to go! DRK
Arm out the window
14th Jun 2012, 21:34
the Strathclyde force chopper came precariously close to colliding with the tiny aircraft.
They do that when they fly in formation!
14th Jun 2012, 21:35
"The Scottish Sun"
Are there any other newspapers with an oxymoron for a name?