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Old 2nd Oct 2009, 19:06
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Military chopper lands for Kenora burger takeout
Last Updated: Friday, October 2, 2009 | 11:56 AM ET

CBC News

.A Canadian military helicopter lands near an A&W in Kenora, Ont., for burgers Thursday. (Submitted by Todd Madison)

A Canadian military helicopter pilot with a sudden hankering for hamburgers set his aircraft down on a Kenora, Ont., baseball diamond, and walked into an A&W restaurant across the street for a takeout order.

"He ordered four papa burgers with cheese combos and two papa burgers on the side," server Stacey Hawes told CBC News on Thursday.

The pilot was nice and polite, and made it seem as if he was just driving a regular car, she added.

Laura Madison was in her house in Kenora when she heard the whirring noise of the helicopter blades just down the street. When she looked out her window, she couldn't believe her eyes.

"It's a huge double-door … helicopter, which you don't see landing in the middle of town every day," Madison said. "He went in and got some A&W takeout and took off. So we're laughing because it was the strangest drive-thru we've ever seen."
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Old 2nd Oct 2009, 19:23
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Obviously couldn't find a Rotary Grill!
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Old 2nd Oct 2009, 19:48
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SA helo mate scribbled an Alo III that way.
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Requires Cojones to do that and go in and order with a straight face.......especially when they ask is it for eat in or fly away.
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I bet he has a cup holder on the dash for his milkshake to, need something to wash those thripple whoppers down
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If he did the 'drive' through in hover taxi....THAT would be impressive!!
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Last time we landed for a bite to eat, the lass behind the counter didn't even know we had a helicopter in the car park until she looked out of the window.

Then again, it was Sydney

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In Northern Ireland on (the) hot summer day(s) we would do VCPs on ice cream wagons.
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Then there was the Lynx driver delivering pizza to his bird on exercise in the Stanford PTA and blew a sheet of wriggly tin into some visiting general's car...Ouch.
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What was the general doing visiting his bird?
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...and there was me thinking this was a thread advertising jobs for retired navigators...
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Old 3rd Oct 2009, 21:42
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The only reason for the BAOR Navexes to Wurzburg was the VIP "H" was between the Burger King and the PX. You could not only get a proper burger (a rarity in the late 80's) but throw a couple of those cheap nasty Huffy Mountain Bikes in on the way back.
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In the mid 90s I had the following related to me by a meterologist at Stornoway.

(By way of explanation, and for those readers unfamiliar with the gentle ways of the Western Isles, at this time, due to Church sensitivities, there were no scheduled flights or sailings to or from Stornoway on Sundays. As such the Sunday papers didn't arrive until Monday.)

It had been the practice for the Stornoway SAR crew's Sunday morning ex to include a landing at Ullapool where they stocked up on Sunday newspapers. This persisted until the Church elders found out about the practice, whereupon it stopped.

Thankfully there are now both flights and ferries to Stornoway on Sundays, Sunday newspapers can be read on Sunday, some pubs even open, and the world hasn't ended.

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Anyone remember the Einbeck bratty? We used to land a whole flight in the field opposite whilst on exercise, the lady who ran it put extra bratties on the grill when she heard us coming. The looks on some of the other customers faces was priceless. Ahh those were the days
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Use to land for a Mackers on way down south (Germany) but cant remember the name of the base now - it was set up as an HLS.
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Chopper drops in for quick burger fix

Of course now we are having the obligitory investigation!
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Old 5th Oct 2009, 17:39
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Kenora, Thunderbay, then to Quebec. That must be at least 10 hours in a Griffon?
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