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RK7dronzy
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With a chinnok at 200ft. I was busy practicing a shot when i heard it coming so did a 360 to see where it was and got out of the way and nearly crashed into the woods below. I think we need radar to get better warning of approaching aircraft at low altitudes.


2-7 06:54
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flybot01
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Cool vid and nice job getting out of the way.
2-7 07:30
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RK7dronzy
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flybot01 Posted at 2-7 07:30
Cool vid and nice job getting out of the way.

Thanks, it was a bit scary.
2-7 07:46
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SD_Pilot
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Good swift reaction and not panic. What was your altitude when the copter was approaching?
2-7 09:33
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Dorset_Horn
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You did a great job, both for avoidance of the chopper and to keep it in frame. On the south coast where I am, there are regular low altitude over-flies at well under 400ft.
2-7 10:02
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Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
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FYI.
You can move side-to-side faster than you can up & down.
2-7 12:23
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ALABAMA
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They can sometimes be on you before you know it.
2-7 12:26
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dutch937
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How about the sheep in the field...The farmer would not be that pleased.
2-7 12:40
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Ocq
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Waw nice moves
2-7 13:00
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Gelert
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Bit too close for comfort that - glad it all ended well for you - great footage by the way
2-7 13:58
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rwynant V1
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That was cool!  BUT,  you should have been able to "feel" that thing coming from a gosh darn long way off!!

Randy
2-7 15:27
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RK7dronzy
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SD_Pilot Posted at 2-7 09:33
Good swift reaction and not panic. What was your altitude when the copter was approaching?

I was between 150 to 200ft.
2-8 07:21
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RK7dronzy
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Dorset_Horn Posted at 2-7 10:02
You did a great job, both for avoidance of the chopper and to keep it in frame. On the south coast where I am, there are regular low altitude over-flies at well under 400ft.

Yes thanks we get aircraft below 400ft quite alot. I can uderstand the need for low flying practice but over populated areas. The jets are even faster but not quite so low.
2-8 07:26
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RK7dronzy
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Capt. Wild Bill Kelso Posted at 2-7 12:23
FYI.
You can move side-to-side faster than you can up & down.

Yes i know but if i had gone sideways in the wrong direction it could have been worse as the chinnok was at the same height.
2-8 07:29
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RK7dronzy
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rwynant V1 Posted at 2-7 15:27
That was cool!  BUT,  you should have been able to "feel" that thing coming from a gosh darn long way off!!

Randy

Yes you can hear them at quite a distance but as i am surrounded by woods and they are low you can not seem them until they are almost on you. If they had been coming with sun behind i would not have seen them, and that did not include the other chinnok that was on the other side of me flying lower.
2-8 07:34
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RK7dronzy
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dutch937 Posted at 2-7 12:40
How about the sheep in the field...The farmer would not be that pleased.
Sheep not so bothered but looking at vid i had not noticed them running. I am not sure whether farmer cares as sheep are only on their way to someones dinner plate but yes not happy sheep.
2-8 07:35
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