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Is this "our" Massad Ayoob..?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MedWheeler, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. GlowinPontiac

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    Glad to hear all are ok!

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  2. Yosemite Sam

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    Glad you're ok Mas. Best wishes to a strong recovery for all involved.
     
  3. Dnaltrop

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    Any crash you can walk away from...

    Hopefully nothing acts up later tomorrow, Take care of yourself!
     
  4. Sheepdog1968

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    Looks like the hogs are fighting back. Glad you are ok.
     
  5. jp

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    ahhhh i think that is any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.... (you guys did walk away didnt you?):what:
     
  6. bigfatdave

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    Thanks for checking in, Mr Ayoob - best wishes for a speedy recovery!
     
  7. BHP FAN

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    Okeechobee is where mrs. BHP Fan and I spent our honeymoon...gators and snakes, oh, my!
    Glad you guys got out of there in one piece...
     
  8. 303tom

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    So your going to live huh...........Glad to hear you all are OK.
     
  9. Apachedriver

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    Glad everyone's ok and hope only some sore muscles result.

    I've lost almost as many friends(18) in flight accidents as I have years(21) flying these birds. A successful auto is nothing more than a controlled crash. They're only fun when you know you have the power to recover from them if things go awry. Otherwise, life can get real really fast.
     
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  10. MistWolf

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    When a helicopter is auto-rotating, it isn't flying. It isn't generating lift. It is falling out of the sky with the pitch of the blades reversed so they will keep spinning hoping to build enough momentum. At the last moment, the blade pitch is changed, praying to make enough lift to soften the impact enough to keep everyone alive. There is a reason why all auto-rotations must be logged in the aircraft's records
     
  11. black_powder_Rob

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    Happy to hear your okay.
     
  12. RetiredUSNChief

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    Glad to hear you're safe!

    Having been in an automobile accident myself, I can painfully say life can start to suck about a day or two afterwards.

    I once fell asleep and rear-ended a pickup, doing less than 20 mph. Had my seatbelt on, too. Went to see the corpsman the next day, just because I was in an accident and wanted to play it safe. All I had at the time was a seatbelt buckle bruise on my right hip.

    Corpsman verified I was wearing a shoulder strap while he was poking and prodding, especially around the belt and strap areas. "Does this hurt?". When I said "No", he said "Don't worry. It will."

    Next day I could hardly breathe, couldn't lift anything above chest height, and thought I had broken ribs...but all it was was deep bruising.

    An eye opener to what it COULD have been like!

    Again...glad you're safe. Take it easy and give your body plenty of time to take care of itself. Even if you're lucky and not experiencing much pain, there'll still be some physical trauma that will take time to heal.
     
  13. 4v50 Gary

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    Glad you came out fine Mas. If you didn't, there'd be a bunch of conspiracy theorists stating your bird was brought down to silence you.
     
  14. Yosemite Sam

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    I want to go on a hunt where the hunters are on the ground and the hogs are the ones flying...
     
  15. bigfatdave

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    trebuchet or catapult?
     
  16. hueyville

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    Very glad all are basically safe but a little bruised and battered. I uses to ride a lot of point A to B missions in a people pod mounted to a sky crane helicopter. It was always comforting to know that in an emergency the sky crane crews were taught to dump their load first.
     
  17. parsimonious_instead

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    I still remember an episode of the show "Airwolf" in which a character describes autorotation as a "secret technique known only to a select few pilots."
     
  18. 230RN
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    Thanks for checking in! That worried me.

    " Chuck Norris wears Mas Ayoob pajamas..." --CheckFire

    LP

    (Laughed Profusely.) (Largely in relief.)

    Terry, 230RN
     
  19. Autolycus

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    I am glad you are well.
     
  20. LMLarsen

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    Glad to hear you're alright, Mas.
     
  21. Nasty

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    Hogapult?

    Like skeet, but with 00 Buck.
     
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    Glad to hear you and everyone else are ok, Mas. Been a fan since I read "In the Gravest Extreme" many moons ago (there is a copy on my desk right now BTW.)

    Helicopters don't really fly. They just beat the air into submission. :D
     
  23. artjs

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    I see someone beat me to it... I was going to say that Mas is related to Chuck Norris and nothing can hurt him.

    Get well soon guys
     
  24. gym

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    Good to hear you are ok, I worked on those things during Nam, and Understand how easily something can go wrong.
    Hope you and yours recover fast.
     
  25. Tirod

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    This will be an interesting chapter on your next book on hog hunting. ;)

    "Nap of the Earth Hog Hunting and Potential Countermeasures - What to Prepare for When the Hogs Get Hostile."

    Aside from that, was Pat McManus on that flight?

    Glad all is well.
     
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