If I fits, I ...


Listed here is one from Tower Bridge in London if OP doesn't deliver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9qfggbLJE http://youtu.be/cRFcRAr1imc Out of Vertical CFI, Golden Gate Helicopters or ...



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  • Here's one from Tower Bridge in London if OP doesn't deliver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9qfggbLJE
  • http://youtu.be/cRFcRAr1imc
  • Out of Vertical CFI, Golden Gate Helicopters or another? Gotta love the special case for helicopters in FAR Sec 91.119.
  • Wait, are you saying they actually went under?
  • Yep. As long as you clear the area. You also lose valuable altitude that the FAA might frown upon if you had a mechanical failure. In theory, you also are liable for resultant car crashes on the bridge due to distracting people. Regardless, it is a benefit to rotary near large bridges over unpopulated areas.
  • There are other examples of this? Amazing, I might have to start networking this weekend when I visit.
  • People do it all the time. There's a tour helicopter that does it several times a day. I'm pretty sure I recognize that particular helicopter by the location of the go pro mount under the compass, but I ain't telling...
  • That mount is pretty unique... Also likes to block the trim strings, which is frustrating without a turn coordinator.
  • Why I aint surprised a PPL show us this img? Can clearly remember an eurocopter doing the same and taking a wire... They say learn from mistakes, but how can u learn when u are dead? I think that's kind of boolshit that should revoke your licence, just saying... haters gonna hate.
  • i would probably delete this..
  • Type "helicopter under golden gate bridge" into youtube. It's not illegal. People and even tour companies do it all the time there. You probably couldn't do it under 135 unless you had some sort of special procedure written in your ops, but under 91 you can.
  • Obviously there is not reg about flying under bridges. Since it seems like nothing happened the FAA can't cite Careless and Reckless Operations, but just because its not against the FAR's doesn't mean it's against local ordinances or city codes. It might be legal under the Golden Gate Bridge, but that doesn't make it legal everywhere
  • Yep, definitely not recommended everywhere, and very likely illegal in many places. In this case though, it's fine. There's also over 200ft of clearance there, which is not all that common for bridges.
  • The worst you have to worry about is a jumper getting caught in the rotor blades ... which might get you tagged on careless and reckless operations. However, the total time under the bridge at 70 KTS was seconds. And only a fraction of that time put you in risk of jumpers. You also clear the bridge the best you can... I was more worried about the altitude than I was with anything else.
  • SF Helicopters does this every single tour. I literally saw them doing one after us and they did what i could only describe as a vertical u-turn. From below, up to above and pedal turn back the way they came.
  • vertical u-turn Return to target
  • Yeahhhh, the guard here got in a LOT of trouble for doing that once.
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