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(STV.tv)   Air ambulance aborts landing at hospital because of junior doctors' barbecue 50 yards from helipad   (news.stv.tv) divider line 86
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2013-06-05 10:39:01 AM  
NEWS FLASH: BBQ may be leading cause of abortions.
 
2013-06-05 11:44:22 AM  
That must have been a big grill to create that large of a thermal.
 
2013-06-05 11:46:38 AM  
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Or was it a senior doctor?
 
2013-06-05 11:49:41 AM  
Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.
 
2013-06-05 11:49:44 AM  
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2013-06-05 11:50:07 AM  
Never eat the ribs at a hospital BBQ.
 
2013-06-05 11:50:37 AM  
well thats dumb
 
2013-06-05 11:51:16 AM  
Wasn't this an episode of Scrubs?
 
2013-06-05 11:53:56 AM  
" I wish they wouldn't land those things here while we're playing golf cooking out."

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2013-06-05 11:54:23 AM  
I worked at a building where the co-workers pooled their money and bought a grill.  However, it was not a grill, it was a smoker, and this one foolish guy had some fish in the smoker portion, where there is no flame, and he was trying to cook it.  After 2 hours he gave up.  Then I told him that he bought a smoker, not a grill, and since he used it, he could not return it.

This was at a major pharmaceutical company.
 
2013-06-05 11:54:58 AM  

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 623x349]


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2013-06-05 11:55:18 AM  
You know how I can tell most people have never had to land a helicopter?
 
2013-06-05 11:56:52 AM  
The helo should have hovered for a minute to create the swirling whirlwind of flaming death.  Then landed.
 
2013-06-05 12:08:25 PM  
"non-emergency" transport... wtf? Why not use an ambulance in the first place, then?
 
2013-06-05 12:15:23 PM  

Jake Havechek: I worked at a building where the co-workers pooled their money and bought a grill.  However, it was not a grill, it was a smoker, and this one foolish guy had some fish in the smoker portion, where there is no flame, and he was trying to cook it.  After 2 hours he gave up.  Then I told him that he bought a smoker, not a grill, and since he used it, he could not return it.

This was at a major pharmaceutical company.


Perhaps I'm not familiar with the specifics of this store-bought technology, but smoked fish is absolutely delicious.
 
2013-06-05 12:18:01 PM  

vicejay: "non-emergency" transport... wtf? Why not use an ambulance in the first place, then?


It was transferring a patient over to mainland from an island. Bet you it was a woman in labour and they didn't want to wait for the morning ferry.
 
2013-06-05 12:18:13 PM  

mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.


WTF are you even trying to be clever ?
 
2013-06-05 12:18:40 PM  

vicejay: "non-emergency" transport... wtf? Why not use an ambulance in the first place, then?


My sentiments exactly..or , I dont know, notify the hospital you are coming and they can send someone outside and tell them to stop grilling. Would take about three seconds to shut the lid and douse the fire if it is that big of deal..Or stop being such a pussy pilot that is trying to be a drama queen.
 
2013-06-05 12:21:20 PM  
We didnt get the whole story..Here is a picture form the actual event.

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2013-06-05 12:22:34 PM  
FTFA:  The <outdoor cooking event> was right outside the intern's residence hall (I guess docs live in dorms in the UK?), less than 50 yards from the helipad.

I guess they're used to not getting much sleep anyway, but damn.  Living 50 yards from a helipad must suck.
 
2013-06-05 12:25:17 PM  
They don't explain what about grilling made them unable to land the helicopter...was it reduced visibility from the smoke?
 
2013-06-05 12:25:24 PM  

mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.


I believe the meat was Haggis wrapped in Argyle socks marinated in a local single malt spiced with diLithium crystals, unless the cook's kilt blows open at the wrong time, then all bets are off.
 
2013-06-05 12:26:06 PM  
Fifty yards from a grill and he wouldn't land?

What a pussy.
 
2013-06-05 12:26:43 PM  

Slartibartfaster: mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.

WTF are you even trying to be clever ?


He's one of those pretentious, grammer Nazi, useless thread shiatters that contribute absolutely nothing to the conversation but feel the need to vomit their useless and unappreciated comments anyway. It's a low level rudimentary form of attention whoring. Kind of like a bored child at an adult dinner party.
 
2013-06-05 12:27:02 PM  

cretinbob: You know how I can tell most people have never had to land a helicopter?


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Hope that white stick figure isn't a grill.
 
2013-06-05 12:27:53 PM  
The real problem was the the BBQ was being held by John Landis.

/too soon?
 
2013-06-05 12:32:48 PM  
That must be a really crappy helicopter if a grill 50 yards away is a hazard to it.  If it was a hazard to the people at the bbq, well, fark em.
 
2013-06-05 12:33:34 PM  

cretinbob: You know how I can tell most people have never had to land a helicopter?


Probably because something like 99.9% of the UKs population lacks a pilot license?
 
2013-06-05 12:34:54 PM  

mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.


Actually, according to Merriam-Webster it is a transitive verb, but what would a dictionary know about words, right?
 
2013-06-05 12:35:19 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: Fifty yards from a grill and he wouldn't land?

What a pussy.


Did somebody just call me a pussy?

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2013-06-05 12:40:14 PM  

titwrench: Slartibartfaster: mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.

WTF are you even trying to be clever ?

He's one of those pretentious, grammer grammar Nazi, useless thread shiatters that contribute absolutely nothing to the conversation but feel the need to vomit their useless and unappreciated comments anyway. It's a low level rudimentary form of attention whoring. Kind of like a bored child at an adult dinner party.


FTFY
 
2013-06-05 12:42:07 PM  

Mock26: mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.

Actually, according to Merriam-Webster it is a transitive verb, but what would a dictionary know about words, right?


Next, we'll have to explain that Mountain Dew, 7up, Fanta and  Pepsi aren't 'coke'.
 
2013-06-05 12:50:19 PM  

vicejay: "non-emergency" transport... wtf? Why not use an ambulance in the first place, then?


In some cases it's for flight hours.  Pilots and crews need X hours a month/year to stay certified, and if they haven't gotten enough actual emergencies they might as well fly non-emergency stuff because they'll have to fly anyways simply to stay qualified.  Might as well get some use out of it.

The military does stuff like this all the time.  We have plastic surgeons who do reconstructive surgery, but they'll do boob jobs as well - but said jobs are at the BOTTOM of the list.  Some soldiers had half their faces blown off in an IED a month ago(thus are ready for reconstruction)?  Sorry, your boob job is pushed back 2 months.
 
2013-06-05 12:50:37 PM  

cretinbob: You know how I can tell most people have never had to land a helicopter?


I was hoping someone who had would come along and explain why it was a problem

/rotor wash?
 
2013-06-05 12:52:04 PM  

mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.


It is meat barbecued on a barbecue at a barbecue.
 
2013-06-05 12:53:38 PM  
50 yards away?   I guess he's never landed on a roof or the West Side Hwy (NYC) heliport.
 
2013-06-05 12:53:43 PM  

titwrench: pretentious, grammer Nazi




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2013-06-05 12:54:42 PM  
May have been this grill.

i.usatoday.net
 
2013-06-05 12:55:31 PM  

mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.


Perhaps the pilot mistook the doctors' brisket for something else?
 
2013-06-05 12:55:36 PM  

mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.


TO YOU - because you have a vested interest in it.
Millions of others though trample on the meaning in a harmless way not knowing about it's true meaning or your feelings towards it.
Knowing this is the only way to NOT live in continual apoplexy.

I understand you though.

You were NOT filming anyone, you were not filming you didn't get it on film and chances are, you ignorant ass, you didn't even get it on tape because you're using a DIGITAL CAMERA.
It is the way people self identify themselves to me.  When they speak in that manner I know for a certainty they have never loaded film in a movie camera, used a light meter, though about composition, direction of the light and the play of colors.
So yes, I understand about "meat, prepared in a special way", and I take pains to use that properly.
I grill, only.
Good luck
 
2013-06-05 12:57:24 PM  

cretinbob: You know how I can tell most people have never had to land a helicopter?


How?

Let me guess; it's this really hard task that only you and other people who have landed a helicopter can understand.  Just like every other time any skill related failure thread pops up on the internet.
 
2013-06-05 12:58:26 PM  

mbillips: Barbecue is not a verb, not a cookout, and not a grill. It is meat, prepared in a special way.


You're wrong.
 
2013-06-05 12:59:54 PM  
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2013-06-05 01:10:00 PM  
50yards? What a pussy.

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2013-06-05 01:12:00 PM  

Mazzic518: 50yards? What a pussy.

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I have the video somewhere.
 
2013-06-05 01:15:44 PM  
I can think of two reasons to abort the landing right off the top of my head. The first, and in my mind most likely, is that there was an open flame that was in the pilot's line of sight and was bright enough to interfere with his vision or NVGs. The article said Thursday *night* so I'm assuming it was after dark. Second was that the actual grill was 50 yards away but that there were people or stuff (lawn chairs, etc) that were actually closer to the pad. People are unpredictable- you would expect them to get out of the way but you can never be sure. I've had idiots drive gators up to my aircraft while the blades were still turning. Third possibility is that none of the above happened but the pilot decided he cared more about his safety than the opinions of internet commenters.
 
2013-06-05 01:17:12 PM  

Hiro Nakamura: I can think of two reasons to abort the landing right off the top of my head. The first, and in my mind most likely, is that there was an open flame that was in the pilot's line of sight and was bright enough to interfere with his vision or NVGs. The article said Thursday *night* so I'm assuming it was after dark. Second was that the actual grill was 50 yards away but that there were people or stuff (lawn chairs, etc) that were actually closer to the pad. People are unpredictable- you would expect them to get out of the way but you can never be sure. I've had idiots drive gators up to my aircraft while the blades were still turning. Third possibility is that none of the above happened but the pilot decided he cared more about his safety than the opinions of internet commenters.


4th.. pilot is a moron.  would he do the same in an emergency?  if yes.. fire his ass.
 
2013-06-05 01:18:36 PM  
Same problem when Barack & Michelle got a rack of ribs on.
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2013-06-05 01:21:05 PM  

kvinesknows: Hiro Nakamura: I can think of two reasons to abort the landing right off the top of my head. The first, and in my mind most likely, is that there was an open flame that was in the pilot's line of sight and was bright enough to interfere with his vision or NVGs. The article said Thursday *night* so I'm assuming it was after dark. Second was that the actual grill was 50 yards away but that there were people or stuff (lawn chairs, etc) that were actually closer to the pad. People are unpredictable- you would expect them to get out of the way but you can never be sure. I've had idiots drive gators up to my aircraft while the blades were still turning. Third possibility is that none of the above happened but the pilot decided he cared more about his safety than the opinions of internet commenters.

4th.. pilot is a moron.  would he do the same in an emergency?  if yes.. fire his ass.


That's retarded. There are lots of things that I would do in an emergency that I wouldn't do on a regular basis.

Or are you suggesting he should endanger his crew and himself to end up with four dead people on the helipad instead of one dead patient at the airport?
 
2013-06-05 01:22:30 PM  

IRQ12: cretinbob: You know how I can tell most people have never had to land a helicopter?

How?

Let me guess; it's this really hard task that only you and other people who have landed a helicopter can understand.  Just like every other time any skill related failure thread pops up on the internet.


Because pilots in general know about jet / prop wash. He's being an a$$, but it isn't about difficulty so much as safety. Let's say Jim Bob put his Char-Griller behind the Mooney at the airport. I crank the piston engine up, and at the very least hot ash is going to start flying. Likely, the big fan in front of me will knock the grill clean over, and possibly a few feet back. That's not so bad, you'd have to be pretty close.

Let's try it with a Turboprop Malibu Meridian, or worse, a King Air. Jim Bob's grill is going to get thrown quite a bit. Not as bad as in the Citation though (I don't fly this, so it's approximate) which will launch Jim Bob's grill through the air and probably into a nearby building.

I'm going to guess that the chopper, being a medical type, is turbine powered. He tries to land and is a little too close to Jim Bob's grill, and the grill is going to get tossed through the air pretty good. Safety rules would dictate the rotor jockey not take the risk.

Most people don't think about it, but to move through the air, you have to move some of the air very quickly. There's other variables, like coanda effect, and they all add up. By the same token, I'd be terrible at explaining how motorcycle dragsters work. I'm a network geek and recreational (VFR/IFR/C/HP/ASEL/ASES/Comm) pilot, not a bike racer.
 
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