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Helicopter stunt creates buzz at Patriot High School
Washington Post ^ | 9/17/12 | Jenna Johnson

Posted on 09/18/2012 9:16:52 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything

A black helicopter hovering overhead can lead those below to become worried, scared or suspicious. But when a large aircraft positioned itself over a Prince William County high school’s football field last Wednesday afternoon, students who had just been released for the day excitedly watched as a stuffed bulldog with a red-bandanna parachute emerged.

The big-eyed pup drifted to the turf, delivering a message from a junior boy to a senior girl: “Fall Fest?”

As students look to one-up their classmates for the most outrageous way to ask a girl on a date — in this case Patriot High School’s version of a homecoming dance — this boy’s approach might have set a new standard.

The boy’s father is a senior official in air operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: princewilliamco; teens
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To: tarheelswamprat

It’s good to see you too TarHeelSwampRat.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 3:03:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: DoughtyOne
This is massive overkill over something that amounts to next to nothing.

I think it's a dumb way to impress a girl, but I don't have a problem with the pilot going along with it if it was convenient to his duties. I know a couple of helicopter pilots who have done good deeds when they simply needed flight hours for the month. If they have to fly a certain amount anyways and they are not using it for personal profit, then I'm with you.

22 posted on 09/18/2012 3:24:54 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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