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Old 21st Jun 2001, 11:58
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The Nr Fairy
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Yep. Read this thread: Flying Helmets... and then this thread: More on Helmets. Then read this accident report: Report into B206 accident at Mangalore, VIC. Then read this thread : Helicopter Birdstrikes?

My point ? From reading ( mostly UK and Australian civilian helicopter accident reports ), low speed accidents are unlikely to kill you if you're flying, unless you're not strapped in properly ( see the BASI report ). Birdstrikes are more of an issue - see the birdstrikes thread link above. However, read this accident report: Formal report into accident involving G-PLMA, an example of where safety equipment turned out wrong.

At the end of the day, whatever you decide, I'm not going to knock someone for wearing or not wearing a bonedome.

For the last bloody time, it's "The En Ar Fairy" . . .

[This message has been edited by The Nr Fairy (edited 21 June 2001).]