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(CBS News)   Medical helicopter crashes in Oklahoma City. Two Dead, one survivor pulled from the burning wreckage by fast acting nurses from a near-by nursing home   (cbsnews.com ) divider line
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2013-02-22 08:13:14 PM  
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spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.


If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.
2013-02-23 09:20:11 AM  
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evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Not really. Running a high risk of sacrificing a highly-specialized piece of equipment and three highly-trained crew members, possibly killing the patient as well, is a very poor use of resources. It sucks that sometimes people can't be saved due to the weather, but most professionals aren't suicidally brave enough to take a risk like that.
2013-02-22 09:12:27 PM  
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Earl of Chives: These medical helicopters crash all the time. If it wasn't such a moneymaker for hospitals the death they cause wouldn't be allowed.


I think that goes for nearly everything in life.
2013-02-22 08:57:43 PM  
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doglover: evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto. If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things. Also kind of a pussy thing to say when you have scientists who study hurricanes by flying into them. Their only flying is into storms during peacetime. I wouldn't want a passenger plane to brave a thunderhead, but there's plenty of storms worth flying into.


Not really. Hurricanes don't have the same kind of thunderstorms that you find near a front. Frontal thunderstorms are airplane killers, whether it's from extreme turbulence, severe downdrafts, microbursts, hail, heavy rain, icing conditions, or, rarely, lightning. There isn't an aircraft out there that is completely invulnerable to the meat of a strong thunderstorm. Best to avoid at all costs.
2013-02-22 08:17:52 PM  
1 vote:

evaned: spmkk: "In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.

If you ask me, making an air ambulance run is a much more worthwhile reason for penetrating a thunderstorm than most wartime things.


Also kind of a pussy thing to say when you have scientists who study hurricanes by flying into them. Their only flying is into storms during peacetime.

I wouldn't want a passenger plane to brave a thunderhead, but there's plenty of storms worth flying into.
2013-02-22 08:04:18 PM  
1 vote:
Popcorn Johnny: "Popcorn Johnny: ArcadianRefugee: Airwolf! Nooooooo!

Airwolf was a Bell 222, this was a Eurocopter.

But funny that you mention Airwolf. After the series, it was sold to a German company that converted if for use as an air ambulance. It crashed during a thunderstorm, killing the three people on board."



"In peacetime there is no thunderstorm worth penetrating." - old (and very true) aviation motto.
2013-02-22 07:32:49 PM  
1 vote:
But where will they bury the survivor?
 
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