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  1. This was around the time of the BP oil spill in the Gulf and I suppose this guy had something against Brits and just "lost it". Like you, I've also had several other occasions where they look at the license front & back and you can see in their eyes they're thinking "this is not worth the trouble". I'm always calm/polite as I know they can't take my licence, they can't make my insurance go up, so give me a ticket if you wish and I'll be on my way. My wife always said they're going to put you in jail one day - she was right.
  2. To me, cost several hundred dollars and took an hour or so out my day. To him, resulted in a full internal affairs investigation from the states capital and a personal censure. I can only assume he was less of a dick the next time he was handed a European driver’s licence on a traffic stop.
  3. HeloNorth, I don't work in aviation; I work in international and cross-border finance and all my career have had full background checks and due diligence performed on me. I also lived in the US for near 20 years when I was younger and had my drivers licence revoked several times for speeding (not taking pride in that; just noting I'm familiar with the situation). I too have been arrested and taken into custody (I was driving very fast). Noting the above, no one has ever even mentioned my speeding tickets/arrest.
  4. No one will ever really care about speeding tickets or parking tickets. In the US, highway patrolman and state troopers are little more than glorified "meter maids" and the fines merely serve as an income stream.
  5. Do you add dumbass comments on all threads on this forum?
  6. I must question your life priorities. You note that flying for fun/leisure is “flushing money down a toilet”; yet you seem quite cavalier about putting your family into poverty/hardship because you have a dream of being a pilot. I could not proffer life/career advice to someone whose priorities are so messed up. A PPL(H) will cost you about 15k – 20k. Would you recoil as vehemently at the suggestion of buying a boat with the same amount of money?
  7. Everyone has their own interests; however I’ve never understood why American’s take interest/pride in “visiting all 50 states”. Of course, visit the nice places but what’s the real purpose of visiting say South Dakota or Iowa other than these odd “tagging” trips such as you describe? Spending the same amount of money/time seeking out different countries and cultures would be far more interesting.
  8. This isn't a military forum. Non-military people don't know what any of the above acronyms/descriptions mean. He did assist you by telling you this is the wrong forum.
  9. As evidenced by examples such as Helonorth's posts, not everything on the internet is true.
  10. Jenny, a helicopter will take about 3 minutes to run-up before taking off and about 3 minutes to shut down (little faster if a turbine). A private pilot coming into his lake house will (I assume) be quite infrequent); he's not exactly attempting to create a mini Chicago O'Hare. On some of your comments: ...“quiet idyllic lake front” ...“densely populated neighbourhood” - make up your mind, it can’t really be both …"enjoyed the loons, ducks, geese, eagles etc. great fishing of dock, lots of lake dwellers besides humans" - all those animals will continue thrive; one person landing a helicopter will make no discernible difference …"To land it would have to come straight at the lakeshore towards the centre of a densely populated neighbourhood." - Jenny how do you know the pilots landing pattern/procedure?; wind direction also plays a part here. …"I’m not against this form of transportation. I just think there’s a better solution for this situation" - you haven’t asked any meaningful/useful queries of any pilot on this forum; nor have you provided any specifics such a maps/diagrams/etc. You've only stated your own self-derived assumptions and blankly asked the forum "What do you think" The real starting point would be for you to go talk to the pilot directly. Not come onto a pilots website to simply try to harvest any ammunition to stop him.
  11. I think the Dictionary disagrees with you: anecdotal adjective (of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research.
  12. Please note your neighbour will most probably be flying something akin to a Robinson R44 w/ maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 2,500 lbs. The Sikorsky S92 mentioned in the above anecdotal story has a MTOW of 27,700 lbs - so not comparable at all regarding downwash or noise.
  13. If the person had wanted to land at the airport, he/she would have bought an airplane. As long as it meets some basic parameters, this can be fine. I'm assuming your looking for fodder for a complaint (first post). I'll note that helicopters do not specifically require an aerodrome and can take-off and land in quite small sites safely.
  14. These photos are perplexing in that someone would go through the time/expense of this needless modification, yet still be a cheap bastard and have the usual "American Instrument Panel" where they have the plastic inserts where the Direction Indicator and Artificial Horizon should have been. It's as if Robinson should make a 5-hole panel for the US - it's always the same. I don't know what this sh*t cost, but money would have been better spent on an instrument that they may find useful if they ever flew into a cloud.
  15. You're a third or half way to a PPL. Yes, go ahead and get your PPL(H). Private helicopter flying is great; I've never met another PPL that didn't love it and weren't glad they got their licence.
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