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(CNN)   Proof the economy is picking up -- helicopters are becoming more popular on mega-yachts   (money.cnn.com) divider line 10
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537 clicks; posted to Business » on 07 Dec 2013 at 9:33 AM (32 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-07 08:56:17 AM
It's proof that the rich are still getting much, much richer. The rest of us can't get a raise because of uncertainty. Or Obamacare. Or gas prices. Or that helicopter isn't going to pay for itself
 
2013-12-07 09:15:15 AM
We need to lower their taxes further so they can buy jet planes and stop flying helicopters like an animal.
 
2013-12-07 09:16:34 AM
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2013-12-07 11:09:44 AM
I'm not a helo pilot but that landing space looks relatively small including the space for the rotor. I'd hope the pilot has experience landing a helo on a smallboy in rough seas, I wouldn't want just any pilot landing me on that yacht.
 
2013-12-07 11:39:59 AM
Mi Sueno is a luxury yacht with a helicopter landing deck allowing guests to arrive fast, in style and in total privacy.

You call that privacy?  That's not privacy.

THIS is privacy:
www.ealuxe.com
 
2013-12-07 12:35:52 PM
What's better than owning a boat, yacht, helicopter, or some other expensive toy?  Being good friends with somebody that owns one.
 
2013-12-07 12:41:48 PM
Meanwhile, your 401k is looking more like a 100.25c, and you're working 70-80 hours a week with no overtime because they laid off half your department.  And PTO days have been frozen because go fark yourself, prole.
 
2013-12-07 01:33:21 PM
Clearly more tax cuts would allow them to use Harriers or Osprey?
 
2013-12-07 05:48:20 PM
Jealous covetous haters gonna hate.

/nice boat
 
2013-12-07 07:06:00 PM
Who flies these things?  Do they hire a full time helicopter pilot?  Because that would be a really crappy job.  Drop off/pick up and maybe one or two sightseeing flights, and then NOTHING to do for the rest of the cruise.   You're not allowed on deck (staff should be invisible), so you get stuck 24x7 in some tiny cabin you share with three other peons.

The other option, temp pilots in every port, seems pretty risky.  You don't know how talented they are, if they can land on a tiny deck, if they're reliable, drug free, discreet, etc.

From a human point of view this seems very impractical.
 
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