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[Fluff time] When was the last time you took a helicopter trip?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26821points) July 17th, 2016

Your last trip in a helicopter was because; you were airlifted to the ER, sightseeing, short commute hop between islands or remote oil drilling sites, etc.?

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zenvelo's avatar

December 1976, viewing construction through the jungles of Borneo.

Seek's avatar

I got to sit in a helicopter during a school field trip to a fire station once, but we didn’t take off.

Zaku's avatar

Never.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

A couple of years ago. We flew over the Canadian Rockies. It was fabulous. Loved it.

When were you last in a helicopter @HC?

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Sometimes as a airport shuttle from the Upper West Side. Blocks from home.

$200 for two hours saved.

Time, you never get that back.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Got to take a quick spin in one that did the skycams at bonnaroo. Probably seven years ago

Pachy's avatar

Never. Never wanna.

imrainmaker's avatar

Not in my dreams as well.

ucme's avatar

I love helicopters
I want a helicopter
Helicopters are awesome

[side note] I’m shit scared of flying…go figure

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Tourist on island of Kauai twenty years ago. First time I was in third grade; a friend’s father, in the neighborhood, took me and his son to work on a Saturday, the dad was a test pilot for Bell Helicopter. It was a three man ‘bubble’ copter like this one.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Ive never been off the ground in one. However, we do make parts for them.

Strauss's avatar

1969, Vietnam. Transport from DaNang to ship.

syz's avatar

It’s been years. I’ve only been in a helicopter twice. The first was in a tiny privately owned ‘copter touring New York City at night (belonged to a stripper’s boyfriend – long, but interesting story). The second was a commercial helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon (didn’t pay for that one either, partner’s brother is the mechanic for the bird).

SecondHandStoke's avatar

@ucme

Nobody says you have to be in one.

Go RC.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I’m scared of heights, but strangely flying in a helicopter didn’t bother me. My husband who is not scared of heights was more nervous. We were up there for about 45 minutes. A storm was coming in later that day, so they’d cancelled the rest of the flights. We were the last people they took up and we ended up getting a little longer than normal.

ucme's avatar

@SecondHandStoke Ahh but that’s just it you see, not only do I want to be in one, I want to pilot the fucker
The thing with me & planes is the “violent” take off & landing, with a helicopter you can control your take off, gradually gaining height at your own pace, I want me some of that
Also, they look & sound fantastic & I like the controls, bit like patting your head & rubbing your stomach…apparently

YARNLADY's avatar

It was 1959. My best friend and I both turned 13 and her parents gave us a helicopter ride around the city. We got to see the zoo and the capitol and all kinds of other neat things from the sky. I will never forget it.

Kardamom's avatar

I’m already afraid of flying in an airplane. I can’t imagine any circumstance except being taken to a hospital that would ever get me to do it.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Earthbound_Misfit When were you last in a helicopter @HC?
I never had the chance, not even in the military. I use to be deathly afraid of flying, especially commercial. I always thought in interesting, I have flown 4 times and was wondering how it was different. Hopefully before I go I will have an opportunity.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

^ I’m deathly afraid of flying but it has nothing to do with a potential fiery crash.

Thanks TSA.

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