[QUOTE=crasherino;4175388]Are there many/any recreational helicopter pilots? It would seem to me that the vast majority of people flying helicopters would be professionals who have substantial experience.[/QUOTE]
There are recreational helicopter pilots just as there are recreational fixed wing pilots. Just an unfortunate circumstance. Helicopters are most vulnerable at low airspeeds or at a hover because if you have a mechanical failure its very hard to recover from.
[QUOTE=Borgoguy;4175143]One simple rule: Unless you are in the armed forces, never get into a helicopter.[/QUOTE]
The last time I was in Vegas I was very close ot booking a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, and I really wanted to do it... but I kept imagining headlines in the Daily News the next day; "Local Killed in Canyon Copter Crash"
[QUOTE=JetPotato;4175463]Pretty bad aim. The Wall St. protests are a little west of there, bro.[/QUOTE]
At least wait for the body count to be confirmed. :rolleyes: