Old 11th Aug 2019, 09:15
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Originally Posted by Gordy View Post
Have you swam there? I lived in Hawaii 7 years, the water is clear most of the time.
Ok, Murky Water is probably not the correct description for Hawaii. Still, the downdraft will make the water choppy enough that you will not properly see if it is >15ft deep (which it better be if you're jumping from >20ft). Is it illegal? probably not. Is it a good idea? probably neither.
While I agree with AA in so far as that that is first and foremost this guy's problem, at least in more densely populated areas such activities are susceptible to hurt the acceptance of the whole helicopter industry. In continental Europe even HEMS stations are regularly taking heavy public flak for Noise pollution in cities. That may not apply if the next neighbour is 20 acres away. But it is a topic if the next neighbour is 0,1 acre away (that's the typical acreage of a standard family home even in rural areas here in continental Europe).
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