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(Time)   Pilot dropping 3,000 ping pong balls redeemable for prizes misses assembled crowd and instead hits a nearby interstate, thereby qualifying for a paddlin'   (time.com) divider line 63
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2014-07-15 06:04:12 PM
i65.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-15 06:15:05 PM
Playing with my balls is also redeemable for prizes.
 
2014-07-15 09:05:37 PM
Done in one.
 
2014-07-15 09:35:10 PM
media4.s-nbcnews.com

Yeah, you wanted to drop them over there. On the goddamned moose.
 
2014-07-15 09:35:57 PM

Yaw String: [i65.photobucket.com image 500x387]


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, we're done.
 
2014-07-15 10:17:53 PM

Yaw String: [i65.photobucket.com image 500x387]


They're hitting the ground like bags of wet cement! Oh the humanity!

/Booger
 
2014-07-15 10:21:50 PM

bronyaur1: Yaw String: [i65.photobucket.com image 500x387]

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, we're done.


semiotix: [media4.s-nbcnews.com image 474x301]

Yeah, you wanted to drop them over there. On the goddamned moose.


NOW we're done.
 
2014-07-15 10:22:00 PM
Aaron Moon and helpers on Saturday told revelers at Blackfoot Pride Days not to risk retrieving the pingpong balls amid high-speed traffic

Lame. Just when the game got exponentially more fun they went and called it off.
 
2014-07-15 10:25:07 PM
...left satisfied.
 
2014-07-15 10:26:00 PM
Hey Niedermeyer!
 
2014-07-15 10:30:31 PM

C18H27NO3: Aaron Moon and helpers on Saturday told revelers at Blackfoot Pride Days not to risk retrieving the pingpong balls amid high-speed traffic

Lame. Just when the game got exponentially more fun they went and called it off.


THIS^^. You wicked wicked man.

Was it really the pilot's fault? Or the nimrod organisers that didn't think about stuff like, oh I dunno, the WIND? And how ping pong balls have little mass?
 
2014-07-15 10:31:44 PM
media.giphy.com
 
2014-07-15 10:37:50 PM

Yaw String: [i65.photobucket.com image 500x387]


i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-15 10:38:33 PM
Now we know how many balls it takes to fill the Albert Hall.
 
2014-07-15 10:39:19 PM
 
2014-07-15 10:43:57 PM
As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.
 
2014-07-15 10:44:47 PM
Is this the guy that fish-bombs lakes we got footage from last week.
 
2014-07-15 10:48:17 PM
Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.

Are you telling me you've never took a dump out of the side of your plane in mid-flight?
 
2014-07-15 10:49:10 PM
the pilot was Thai?
 
2014-07-15 10:50:47 PM

Gaylord Fister: Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.

Are you telling me you've never took a dump out of the side of your plane in mid-flight?


/I'm not telling, you cant make me, and there is no proof.
 
2014-07-15 10:51:11 PM
The scene from Priscilla is a killer!

From about 2mins :)

http://youtu.be/NDu9gbuKpKc
 
2014-07-15 11:05:24 PM
I know a stripper that can do the same
 
2014-07-15 11:06:47 PM

Big Ramifications: C18H27NO3: Aaron Moon and helpers on Saturday told revelers at Blackfoot Pride Days not to risk retrieving the pingpong balls amid high-speed traffic

Lame. Just when the game got exponentially more fun they went and called it off.

THIS^^. You wicked wicked man.


Thirded.  This is a perfectly natural way of selecting winners!  (And should be replicated in many other parts of the US)
 
2014-07-15 11:07:15 PM

uttertosh: the pilot was Thai?


Shooting them out one at a time would take forever.
 
2014-07-15 11:08:59 PM

Salmon: I know a stripper that can do the same


What, fly a plane? Good for her!
 
2014-07-15 11:11:25 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.


As a private pilot, you should know the appropriate regulation.

Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 91.15 (14CFR91.15)

Dropping objects.
No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property. However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property.
 
2014-07-15 11:13:05 PM

Yaw String: [i65.photobucket.com image 500x387]


As god is your witness, you thought ping pong balls could fly?
 
2014-07-15 11:18:04 PM

Yaw String: [i65.photobucket.com image 500x387]


Going to say it anyway. "At least it wasn't Turkeys."
 
2014-07-15 11:19:30 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.


MS flightsim does not count
Pro Tip: They are called F.A.R.'s.

Part 91 GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
Subpart A--General

Sec. 91.15

Dropping objects.

No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property. However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property.
 
2014-07-15 11:19:35 PM
"Moon says a new pilot attempted the drop this year, but apparently didn't understand that pingpong balls lose speed quickly and drop straight down."

So... golf balls next year?
 
2014-07-15 11:20:38 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.


It won't hurt.
I'd rather hit on the head by a ping pong ball then a piece of hail.
those things lose momentum fast
 
2014-07-15 11:28:17 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.


I along with about a dozen others were dropped out of an airplane.    I figured that since the plane was more duct tape than airplane it was safer to walk home than try to land on that contraption
 
2014-07-15 11:31:56 PM

C18H27NO3: Aaron Moon and helpers on Saturday told revelers at Blackfoot Pride Days not to risk retrieving the pingpong balls amid high-speed traffic

Lame. Just when the game got exponentially more fun they went and called it off.


A controlled environment, like NASCAR, might work.

/1st choice would be deer
//not from a plane tho
///beers
 
2014-07-15 11:32:10 PM

Rivetman1.0: Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.

MS flightsim does not count
Pro Tip: They are called F.A.R.'s.

Part 91 GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
Subpart A--General

Sec. 91.15

Dropping objects.

No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property. However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property.


I think "not dropping objects on a freeway" would be pretty high on the list of reasonable precautions to be taken.
 
2014-07-15 11:36:35 PM
Need to use these next year
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-15 11:38:12 PM
FAIL?!?

That must have been AWESOME!!
 
2014-07-15 11:45:48 PM
I used to cover local high school and college football games as a stringer for the L.A. Daily News. One night I was covering a game out in Agoura in what can be described as "pea soup" fog. Standing on the sideline, I could barely make out the opposite sideline, and couldn't see the bleachers on the opposite side of the field at all.

So everyone is struggling to see in this mess when overhead we hear this strange droning noise. One of the coaches looks over at me and says "Is that an airplane?" Sure enough, it was, and it was flying dangerously low over the field.

Just then, these objects started raining down on the field, little white bundles trailing long white streaming tails. When these objects hit the ground they unrolled. Toilet paper. Someone was TP-ing this fog-enshrouded game by airplane.

The plane made a few passes, each one raining down a payload of toilet paper. Most of the rolls ended up on the field, but a few ended up in the bleachers behind me. No one on my sideline could tell if the other side of the field got TP'd; we couldn't see that far.

The refs stopped the game to let the barrage finish up, not because anyone thought it was a danger of any kind, but because no one -- and I mean no one -- could stop laughing.

In my many years covering football games, that was one of the weirdest moments by far.
 
2014-07-16 12:00:13 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.


Dude, stop doing that. Every time you've led with that, what follows is always far from reality or anything a real pilot would say.
 
2014-07-16 12:03:48 AM
I always thought flying over a golf course and dropping 1000's of ping pong balls during a major event would be a good gag.
 
2014-07-16 12:12:01 AM
As a private dancer, a dancer for money, I'll do what you want me to do with ping pong balls.
 
2014-07-16 12:21:33 AM
3,000. That's how many ping pong balls fit in an airplane!
/I say 4
//Model plane
 
2014-07-16 12:24:35 AM
Pink ping pong ball.  Dying father.  Quarter brick.
 
2014-07-16 01:10:07 AM

Charlie Freak: Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.

Dude, stop doing that. Every time you've led with that, what follows is always far from reality or anything a real pilot would say.


He learned to fly in the core
 
2014-07-16 01:11:34 AM

Charlie Freak: Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.

Dude, stop doing that. Every time you've led with that, what follows is always far from reality or anything a real pilot would say.


/really? a private pilot would never say its against the rules to drop things from your aircraft? hmmmm  it seems that is exactly what a pilot would say. perhaps your view of reality is skewed.
 
2014-07-16 01:12:23 AM

Yaw String:


My first thought
 
2014-07-16 01:13:01 AM
Let me guess the pilot is related to the gunner and like 80% of the crew of Spaceball one.
 
2014-07-16 01:17:01 AM

Danger Avoid Death: I used to cover local high school and college football games as a stringer for the L.A. Daily News. One night I was covering a game out in Agoura in what can be described as "pea soup" fog. Standing on the sideline, I could barely make out the opposite sideline, and couldn't see the bleachers on the opposite side of the field at all.

So everyone is struggling to see in this mess when overhead we hear this strange droning noise. One of the coaches looks over at me and says "Is that an airplane?" Sure enough, it was, and it was flying dangerously low over the field.

Just then, these objects started raining down on the field, little white bundles trailing long white streaming tails. When these objects hit the ground they unrolled. Toilet paper. Someone was TP-ing this fog-enshrouded game by airplane.

The plane made a few passes, each one raining down a payload of toilet paper. Most of the rolls ended up on the field, but a few ended up in the bleachers behind me. No one on my sideline could tell if the other side of the field got TP'd; we couldn't see that far.

The refs stopped the game to let the barrage finish up, not because anyone thought it was a danger of any kind, but because no one -- and I mean no one -- could stop laughing.

In my many years covering football games, that was one of the weirdest moments by far.


Csb!
 
2014-07-16 01:22:01 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Charlie Freak: Bit'O'Gristle: As a private pilot, I'm pretty sure that its against FAA rules to drop anything out of an aircraft. Esp over a populated area.

Dude, stop doing that. Every time you've led with that, what follows is always far from reality or anything a real pilot would say.

/really? a private pilot would never say its against the rules to drop things from your aircraft? hmmmm  it seems that is exactly what a pilot would say. perhaps your view of reality is skewed.


No, they wouldn't, because it's not expressly forbidden. Every private pilot knows this. And the regs say nothing about "populated areas."

Where did you do your solo X-C?
 
2014-07-16 02:32:48 AM
Guy on freeway: "Funny, there was no mention of hail in today's weather forecast..."
 
2014-07-16 02:46:25 AM
Back in my single engine bug-masher freight days, I would drop banana peels out the window over populated areas.
 
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