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  1. No way. You mean someone actually did this? Seriously? I don't know much about checkrides but try to use the bathroom before your flight. I had a job interview once where I had to piss so bad... brutal, nothing more uncomfortable than a situation like that. I got the job though.
  2. Great story rumrunner. Thanks for sharing, I learned a few things. Oh yeah, that avatar makes me smirk everytime I see it
  3. Wow, that was pretty wild. Would be interesting to see shots from the river bank too. Comments about this one? It's not a river run but he's got passengers on board. Something makes me think that the title is a bit deceiving and the passengers did enjoy themselves (but I did have to watch it with the volume really low so who knows...)
  4. Easy to make mistakes, I'm not one to judge, nor can I in the work position I'm involved with, but I have no throw a question out there. Is it acceptable to give the cyclic a little nudge forward to see if there's movement in the disc before pulling pitch? Does anybody do this as a personal reassurance check?
  5. I had to bring this one back to the top of the list. You guys must have a few more from the summer and new members might not have had the opportunity to see this one. I once worked at a car dealership where a technician used to spray brake cleaner (at least 90% alcohol) on the bottom of my pant leg with a little trail to his feet and then say "Hey, Murdoch!" as he'd bend down and light the stream... just enough time for me to turn my head and see myself being lit on fire.
  6. Just wondering the pup, how tall are you? I'm curious if I may have the same problem in Jet Rangers
  7. Has anybody seen that Nickelback video "Far Away"? Initial attack forest firefighter gets called away from his impossibly hot girlfriend, hops into an all red Astar (with Canadian regs), fire gets too close... blah blah blah. Anyone seen it? Anyone know the company who did the flying?
  8. Easy there Fenestron, I think we're on the level in terms of motorcycle taste. I'd rather be leaned over on a Honda than leaned back on a Harley... Though I did have a momentary lapse in judgement a week ago while looking at that T-shirt thread... and that's practically what that T-shirt was... a thread. That 'Hardly Davidson' analysis is pretty amusing, nothing against those guys though, to each his (or her) own. hmmm, what were we talking about... lasers, yeah. Shine a laser in anyones eyes who does this kind of thing. What's that old saying? An eye for an eye, HA!
  9. Everytime I read this thread I think about why the pilot might have done this. Personal theory #1: Maybe he got caught up in the rock star attitude of "I don't give a s@*%, I'll do whatever I want" from being around Tommy Personal theory #2: Tommy probably said "F#@& it man, land on the road. If you get a fine I'll pay it for you" and the pilot did it because of theory #1 but forgot about the possibility of a suspended or revoked license
  10. I've heard through the grapevine from a pilot that some of these people are just amateur aviation enthusiasts using laser range finders on approaching planes because they're curious and don't realize what harm they can do/are doing. Then again.... some of these people are just idiots endangering other peoples well being/lives just because they don't like the sound of aviation. :angry: Makes me wonder... if they're that angered by loud sounds, do they throw cinder blocks in the middle of the road when motorcycles drive past?
  11. yeah, might be worth checking out... but really it's because she's a good looking woman in/flying a helicopter.
  12. 407 Driver, would you be refering to A-stars from France? (Nice helicopters) Careful though, some of those Qubecoise hate the French... But wait, maybe you were refering to Bell's helicopters (Nice helicopters) that are assembled in Mirabel, Quebec?.... I have to say, as an unbiased (Eurocopter vs Bell) gonna-be pilot, I've loved reading this thread. It's so much fun to watch you guys argue back and forth about which is the superior helicopter. That reminds me, where has PerfectTrack gotten to these days?
  13. Funny how Hueylover hasn't replied to any of this. Regardless, it's a good looking girl in a helicopter. :up: Change her hair colour to brown and she'd remind me of Janine Turner in Cliffhanger...
  14. He also has poor drumming technique I would've liked to have seen a picture accompany this story though to see what kind of helicopter and where it landed (confined area? busy street? Did a neighbour phone it in because they couldn't squeeze their Bentley past the parked helicopter? )
  15. I knew a guy who didn't get regular breaks while turning wrenchs (on cars) so he'd get on the creeper, wheel himself under a car, zip tie his hand to a something under the car and then have a quick nap. If anyone looked under the car, it appeared as if he was working. Great in a picnh if you really hung over. This isn't recommended for the obvious reasons, but less obvious was the one time that he woke up and his hand was purple with little to no feeling left in it. :shock: Cheers, Murdoch
  16. :shock: HO-LEE! I'm wondering if ANY of that was true. I love when he gets going about "it's shaking, and shaking, and the whole house is shaking" while he's doing his best to remove the podium from the floor. But seriously, it's too bad that people like this have to suffer from such mental unstability. Murdoch
  17. So in continuation, the lady from Ryans story made herself an indirect terrorist but the news media is worse. Yes, news is news and regardless of the year it happens in, it will be reported, but since 'that fateful day' all of these incidents have been overdramacized and the news media has become terrorists after the single most influential incident of terrorism in North America. I mostly agree with Rosco, but here's my two cents. They are reporting news, but the way they deliver it and how they add their own spin to it: words they choose to use and include / select photos and video they
  18. Well, that's a huge over-reaction by that lady. I think had people not wanted to reboard the helicopter and I was on that flight, I would've been one very comfortable passenger with lots of extra seats. Are there refreshments served in flight Ryan? Because I definately would've taken that lady's share of honey roasted peanuts while enjoying a nice cruise in an S61. The lady in question in Ryans story is terrorising through terrorism, which in fact makes her a terrorist ("everyone on the flight panics and a few more adults start crying and everyone stampedes off the aircraft" - terror). Th
  19. Man, I was sooo stoked to have first lines and our pilot had to go and spoil it all... seriously dude, I'm so bummed out. Not only did he steal our virgin snow, but he's a two planker. Jeez man. What a let down.
  20. So I just got back from a half hour intro flight. I was taken up in a Sweizer 300C and got to try my hand at hovering (cyclic only) and some casual flying at 1300 ft. I knew that I wanted to fly but now I know that I HAVE to or I'll regret it for the rest of my life. So, here's the question: When did you know that you really truly wanted to fly as a career? Let 'er rip Cheers Murdoch
  21. This is fantastic! I never knew you could get a bunch of money back. I thought at least a tax break but up to 60% back? This is great. Thanks Ryan. and thanks JLMG for making this thread. Now I'm not going to feel so drained after dropping 50-60 k on training. Swissmatt, you and me both man, takin' notes.
  22. Who isn't a fan of break.com? :up: Oh wait, we're getting off topic... easily done with those pictures. :shock: Gnarly story by the way. Good thing he didn't fall into a tree well, those things are an easy way to never be seen again until spring. Cheers, Murdoch
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