- May 9, 2009
I present a potential candidate for a TOP GEAR helicopter:
If you own your own helicopter why the slagging heck would you need a bike in the back?.... that's poor people's transportation
Was it a real helicopter pilot or one who likes to play in a Robinson R22/R44 on weekends? If so google MOGAS. It's been used for a while, indeed with limitations.
The Finalgear helicopter must be an M-24. It has a bigger passenger capacity.
plus rockets and missiles and machine guns.
This is probably the most awesome tail art of any aircraft in the USAF:
I used to live about 45 minutes away from their home base.
Also INB4 "That photo is Chocholaty delicious!"
Hmm. I just learned that the USAF still uses F4 Phantoms.... as targets. On one hand Phantoms are one of the coolest jets how could you! But on the other hand, fighter pilots have to train somehow, and they aren't asploding every single Phantom in the fleet so I guess that's alright. I've seen some nosecam footage of fighter pilot training and WTF'd at when they actually shoot down planes, I didn't think of target drones, guess that explains that.
The aircraft on display was involved in an unusual incident. During a training mission from Malmstrom Air Force Base on Feb. 2, 1970, it suddenly entered an uncontrollable flat spin forcing the pilot to eject. Unpiloted, the aircraft recovered on its own, apparently due to the balance and configuration changes caused by the ejection, and miraculously made a gentle belly landing in a snow-covered field near Big Sandy, Mont. After minor repairs, the aircraft was returned to service. It last served with the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron before being brought to the museum in August 1986.