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Old 24th Aug 2017, 02:12
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Wahoo!

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Wahoo....

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 03:45
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Is that a photoshop picture ?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 06:32
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what could possibly go wrong ?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 07:02
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This looks pretty real, I have seen more and more of peoples bodies suspended outside of the helis for these sorts of non-chalant selfie shots.
I used to catch people sticking their feet out of the heli and taking photos of them for their Instagram feed, especially on the photo charters that I flew. This of course was after specifically giving them a very detailed safety brief before the doors-off flight never to do such a thing. They usually stopped after I yelled at them.
Playing devils advocate here though; it would probably be said that he had the lap portion of his belt still secured and that it was pre-planned to remove the headset and carried out at a very low airspeed etc.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 07:29
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Wonder how well it would fly with his baseball cap in the tail rotor. 😬

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 07:43
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Audi is well known to be very innovative when it comes down to safety.😁
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 07:50
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 10:45
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Those belts must cater for some big boys then
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 10:56
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Oh well - if he falls out it's one less vapid, self-obsessed, social media persona halfwit in the world.

Crack on mate, brilliant selfie. Can you get one hanging a bit further out?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 11:05
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Robbie blade meets phone and selfie stick, sounds like a great experiment.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 11:46
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Wonder how well it would fly with his baseball cap in the tail rotor. 😬
It's much harder to blow off when the baseball cap is on backwards!
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 14:53
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Is that the Pilot?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 19:54
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Originally Posted by Lude-og View Post
This looks pretty real, I have seen more and more of peoples bodies suspended outside of the helis for these sorts of non-chalant selfie shots.
I used to catch people sticking their feet out of the heli and taking photos of them for their Instagram feed, especially on the photo charters that I flew.
Granted that this is not much different from when you'd have troops sitting in the door frame with their feet on the skids.

I remember doing this with the Super Pumas in the SAAF. 3 per door.
Messes with your head the first time they turn but then you remember the whole bucket of water swung on a string thing and relax the death grip on the guys next to you.
It's worse on the outside of the turn with blue skies, you get sudden vertigo because it feels like you're still banking without a visual reference, as you can't see the horizon.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 09:23
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In the Netherlands we say:
Audi's are cars with a 5 zero (price) tag:
4 on the hood and 1 behind the steering wheel.
Guess that the biggest zero has just been given a helicopter ride

Cheers SLB
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