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Helicopter Pilot Fishes R/C Plane From The Top Of A Tree
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Posted on 03/02/2013 2:21:19 PM PST by bigbob

Helicopter pilot spots a model plane stuck in trees. What he does next makes one little boy's day.


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: goodguy; helicopter; rc
Random act of kindness...
1 posted on 03/02/2013 2:21:27 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

I see a whole new industry of drone rescue.


2 posted on 03/02/2013 2:22:44 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: bigbob
Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity ☺
3 posted on 03/02/2013 2:29:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bigbob
Things sure have changed since I was a child...

4 posted on 03/02/2013 2:30:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bigbob

“... kool as crap ...”

LOL


5 posted on 03/02/2013 2:30:53 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: bigbob

My favorite: “I see everything!”


6 posted on 03/02/2013 2:32:58 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: bigbob

Very cool, very kind.

Nice to get a smile while the country goes insane around us.


7 posted on 03/02/2013 2:32:58 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: freedumb2003

Indeed- I have that same feeling.

Loved it- used to be a student pilot in R-22s.


8 posted on 03/02/2013 2:35:54 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: bigbob

And he droned on and on....


9 posted on 03/02/2013 2:41:06 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bigbob

Aww . . . shucks.


10 posted on 03/02/2013 2:51:37 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: bigbob

Beyond amazing.. An eagle would be jealous of that pilot’s eye sight, wow.


11 posted on 03/02/2013 3:01:31 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: bigbob

Too bad he ruined it with his cussing. I’m not posting it on Facebook. I have great nephews who watch that stuff.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 3:31:29 PM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: bigbob
That's amazing!
13 posted on 03/02/2013 3:56:00 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: EveningStar

Aviation ping.


14 posted on 03/02/2013 3:59:54 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: bigbob

Two angels got their wings today...


15 posted on 03/02/2013 4:08:58 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: bigbob
Great post!
We need more stories like this one.
16 posted on 03/02/2013 4:09:45 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: bigbob

If his call sign isn’t “bird-dog”, he should change to it.


17 posted on 03/02/2013 4:27:51 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

In 1974 I was flying an Army helicopter over Fort Jackson when the MPs called on range control freq & said an R/C model airplane had disappeared in the woods near the parade ground where it had taken off from. I did a gridiron search & located the model lying upside down about 200 yards into the woodline. Saved the hobbyists a lot of time and it was fun.

Coming to a hover over a tree to pluck a model out of the branches might have been tricky as well a flight safety violation. Anyway, glad they recovered it.


18 posted on 03/02/2013 5:41:38 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

You should see FT Jackson now. It’s a wonderful base.

Thanks

:^)


19 posted on 03/02/2013 5:52:38 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: onedoug

Ping


20 posted on 03/02/2013 8:17:47 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: Mercat

“Too bad he ruined it with his cussing.”

If the kid din’t know every cuss word by the time he got out of kintergarden he wasn’t paying attention!

My experience was 70 yearas ago and i’m sure it’s worse now.


21 posted on 03/02/2013 8:23:12 PM PST by dalereed
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To: bigbob

That;s a high flyin’ ash tray !!


22 posted on 03/02/2013 9:33:47 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: dalereed

It’s all about the coarsening of the culture. I somehow managed to be raised in a home with a dad and two older brothers and never heard a curse word until I went to college. My kids were raised the same way. The only time I’ve every used corporal punishment on my granddaughter was when she took the Lord’s name in vain. (after repeated warnings).


23 posted on 03/03/2013 4:58:32 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: bigbob

Looks like a good sized P51 Mustang. Well worth saving.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 1:24:20 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: bigbob

And a Tuskegee Red Tail to boot!


25 posted on 03/08/2013 1:28:07 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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