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Shooting at helicopters, any proof? (Katrina)



 
 
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Old September 4th 05, 03:38 PM
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1. Has any helicopter been shoot down during Katrina rescue attempt?
2. Has any helicopters returned with bullet holes? one bullet hole?

I'd say those people were shooting to get attention of the pilots.
When I was young, I was taught to shoot three times in the air if you
needed help.

Bryan "The Monk" Chaisone

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Old September 4th 05, 03:43 PM
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Anybody on the ground in New Orleans needs help and from the video I've
seen can clearly be seen from low flying aircraft and helicopters.

Nice try, but zero on the troll scale.

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1. Has any helicopter been shoot down during Katrina rescue attempt?
2. Has any helicopters returned with bullet holes? one bullet hole?

I'd say those people were shooting to get attention of the pilots.
When I was young, I was taught to shoot three times in the air if you
needed help.

Bryan "The Monk" Chaisone



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Old September 4th 05, 03:46 PM
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What ever...

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Old September 4th 05, 03:47 PM
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Flyingmonk wrote:
I'd say those people were shooting to get attention of the pilots.
When I was young, I was taught to shoot three times in the air if you
needed help.


If you are down by the Superdome and helicopters are circling, landing
and taking off, I don't think you need to shoot three times to get
attention when there are 30k+ people milling around.
Then again, it could be the NIMBY folks who don't want any aircraft
flying around their house, creating all that disturbing noise. :-))
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Old September 4th 05, 03:53 PM
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Were they getting shot at near the Superdome too? I thought it was in
other areas. I am trying to be a smart ass or anything, I just want to
know if any helicopters came back with holes or if any got shot down.
You know, just curious for the facts.

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Old September 4th 05, 04:02 PM
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Can't answer that one, I don't think I've ever been fired at while I
was flying one.

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Old September 4th 05, 04:04 PM
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Wizard of Draws wrote:
Can the pilot of a helicopter *hear* shots being fired?


Thousand of military pilots cannot be wrong!
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Old September 4th 05, 04:07 PM
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The BBC said it happened so it has to be true Seriously if a military
bird was hit , I don't know if you or I will hear about damage taken. The
military doesn't usually brief civilians on such matters. We can say that
police officers have been shot, as well as one known National Guardsman, so
I guess we may have to just figure the probability on it happening is very
likely. But like yourself it would be nice to see some real evidence.

Patrick
student SPL
aircraft structural mech

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Were they getting shot at near the Superdome too? I thought it was in
other areas. I am trying to be a smart ass or anything, I just want to
know if any helicopters came back with holes or if any got shot down.
You know, just curious for the facts.


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Old September 4th 05, 05:10 PM
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"john smith" wrote in message
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Wizard of Draws wrote:
Can the pilot of a helicopter *hear* shots being fired?


Thousand of military pilots cannot be wrong!


That doesn't answer the question.


 




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