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2021-04-22 2:06:40 PM  
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2021-04-22 2:09:54 PM  
The helipad was made of cardboard?
 
2021-04-22 2:16:19 PM  
It looks like they can put it back together in half an hour.
 
2021-04-22 2:16:46 PM  
"Just put down some of the leftover linoleum from when we redid the lobby last year."
 
2021-04-22 2:19:10 PM  
Finally, I have a new excuse for my half-baked attempts at home improvement.

"But honey, I built it military grade. Watch this.."
 
2021-04-22 2:23:24 PM  
And that's bullshiat, by the way, air ambulances land in unpaved fields here as standard procedure when the patient can't be transported to the "airport" 45 minutes away.
 
2021-04-22 2:57:39 PM  
Wasn't rated for that type of landing pad, or piss-poor construction of the pad?

I WANNA KNOW WHO TO BLAME
 
2021-04-22 3:37:32 PM  

gopher321: Wasn't rated for that type of landing pad, or piss-poor construction of the pad?



Yes
 
2021-04-22 3:38:34 PM  
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2021-04-22 3:38:35 PM  
Ok, I'll be that guy. Did no one think of maybe nailing things down? Not like simple wood nails, maybe more like tent stakes or maybe a rope tied to a post... But nothing???
 
2021-04-22 3:38:55 PM  

gopher321: Wasn't rated for that type of landing pad, or piss-poor construction of the pad?

I WANNA KNOW WHO TO BLAME


Whoever wanted an Osprey landed there.  Air ambulance - 3 tons-ish.  Osprey?  16 tons and change.  Rotors powered accordingly etc.
 
2021-04-22 3:39:30 PM  
Had to watch it twice to get that THAT was the "helipad".  Though it was just some cardboard in the field.
 
2021-04-22 3:39:44 PM  
If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.
 
2021-04-22 3:40:39 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.


This makes me wonder how the f*ck the thing landed on it in the first place.
 
2021-04-22 3:41:41 PM  

gopher321: Wasn't rated for that type of landing pad, or piss-poor construction of the pad?

I WANNA KNOW WHO TO BLAME


We'll flip a coin.  Heads and we'll blame Boris Johnson, tails it's Margaret Thatcher.
Thatchers Britain #YoungOnes
Youtube W8KLSNFmAss
 
2021-04-22 3:41:53 PM  
O-spray
 
2021-04-22 3:41:53 PM  

NewportBarGuy: HotWingConspiracy: If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.

This makes me wonder how the f*ck the thing landed on it in the first place.


It's not an issue until air gets under it, likely it was partially damaged in the landing, and obliterated in the takeoff.
 
2021-04-22 3:42:29 PM  
Just use a rotor-stabilized copter, duh

Camera shutter speed synchronized with helicopter blade frequency
Youtube cxddi8m_mzk
 
2021-04-22 3:42:42 PM  
MindStalker:

it was partially damaged in the landing, and obliterated in the takeoff.

That's what your mom said.
 
2021-04-22 3:44:14 PM  
It "destroyed" (although as noted above, disassembled might be a better word) the pad taking off.  So what happened when it landed?  Was it perfectly fine?  Was it even there at all?  Because if they installed a landing pad while the Osprey was sitting there, I'm sure it's not too much trouble to reinstall it.  The hard part will be collecting all their cardboard from where the prop wash blew it.
 
2021-04-22 3:45:05 PM  

NewportBarGuy: HotWingConspiracy: If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.

This makes me wonder how the f*ck the thing landed on it in the first place.


Looks like they landed beside it.
 
2021-04-22 3:45:59 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Just use a rotor-stabilized copter, duh

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That's why helicopters have that extra rotor in the back!   In case the main one goes out like this!
 
2021-04-22 3:46:53 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.


That probably works fine for taking patients to the hospital, but what about bringing the gurney back and forth between hospital and helipad.

Looks like it is a long way away from the hospital for whatever reason, that would be a long way to schlep some guy on a stretcher.
 
2021-04-22 3:47:53 PM  

NearCanuck: NewportBarGuy: HotWingConspiracy: If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.

This makes me wonder how the f*ck the thing landed on it in the first place.

Looks like they landed beside it.


That makes the most sense... plus MAX thrust or whatever for liftoff... and kablooey.

Funny as hell though... only because no one is hurt.
 
2021-04-22 3:48:40 PM  
It's a helicopter landing pad that serves a top-level hospital, and it's not paved with concrete or asphalt?

WTF, UK?
 
2021-04-22 3:48:48 PM  
Good. Clearly it needed to be destroyed.
 
2021-04-22 3:48:51 PM  

NearCanuck: HotWingConspiracy: If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.

That probably works fine for taking patients to the hospital, but what about bringing the gurney back and forth between hospital and helipad.

Looks like it is a long way away from the hospital for whatever reason, that would be a long way to schlep some guy on a stretcher.


They could probably flop them in an ambulance.
 
2021-04-22 3:49:46 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: If they were managing to land on that thing without issue, the bare ground should work just fine.


I've heard about the time they tried landing a larger helicopter (possible candidate to upgrade Marine one, don't remember the model) at the white house. Sod went flying everywhere...the groundskeeper about had a heart attack.
 
2021-04-22 3:50:00 PM  
Perfect example of what happens when the American military shows up in your country.
 
2021-04-22 3:51:04 PM  
That landing pad is a piece of crap, BUT those things (the Ospreys) ain't right either.
 
2021-04-22 3:51:28 PM  
Vertibird
 
2021-04-22 3:51:37 PM  
This is the healthcare helipad that Obama wants.
 
2021-04-22 3:52:49 PM  
As it flys away it looks like it was made of rolled roofing.
 
2021-04-22 3:52:56 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: gopher321: Wasn't rated for that type of landing pad, or piss-poor construction of the pad?

I WANNA KNOW WHO TO BLAME

Whoever wanted an Osprey landed there.  Air ambulance - 3 tons-ish.  Osprey?  16 tons and change.  Rotors powered accordingly etc.


It's like blowing out your birthday cake candles with a leaf blower.
 
2021-04-22 3:53:08 PM  
That's different. Ospreys are better known for destroying themselves and anyone unfortunate enough to be on board.
 
2021-04-22 3:54:42 PM  
IKEA helipad.
 
2021-04-22 3:55:42 PM  

FrancoFile: It's a helicopter landing pad that serves a top-level hospital, and it's not paved with concrete or asphalt?

WTF, UK?


Shoot, even the hospital in my Oklahoma town has its helipad on the roof of the ER.

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2021-04-22 3:56:37 PM  

Destructor: Good. Clearly it needed to be destroyed.


and where were YOU, Destructor?
 
2021-04-22 3:56:43 PM  
Got to see an Osprey take off and land at EAA.  That shiat is impressive.
 
2021-04-22 3:58:31 PM  
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warning: not intended for use as a landing pad
 
2021-04-22 3:59:52 PM  

Destructor: Good. Clearly it needed to be destroyed.


User name checks out.
 
2021-04-22 4:02:15 PM  
Pretty sure that's a bathmat, the kind you use to prevent you from slipping in the shower. They just need to press down harder on those suction cups.
 
2021-04-22 4:04:17 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: gopher321: Wasn't rated for that type of landing pad, or piss-poor construction of the pad?

I WANNA KNOW WHO TO BLAME

Whoever wanted an Osprey landed there.  Air ambulance - 3 tons-ish.  Osprey?  16 tons and change.  Rotors powered accordingly etc.


According to the YouTube video, it was just rubber matting.

USAF Boeing/Bell CV-22B Osprey 10-0053 blowing up Addenbrooke's Hospital Helipad
Youtube ObfdLy-QlsU


The comments section is blowing up with media sites asking for permission to use the video.
 
2021-04-22 4:05:21 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: Parthenogenetic: Just use a rotor-stabilized copter, duh

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That's why helicopters have that extra rotor in the back!   In case the main one goes out like this!


Actually that rotor on top is just a fan to keep the pilot cool.  If it ever stops, you can watch him start sweating.
 
2021-04-22 4:05:47 PM  

SansNeural: Destructor: Good. Clearly it needed to be destroyed.

and where were YOU, Destructor?


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2021-04-22 4:10:05 PM  

Miss Stein: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: gopher321: Wasn't rated for that type of landing pad, or piss-poor construction of the pad?

I WANNA KNOW WHO TO BLAME

Whoever wanted an Osprey landed there.  Air ambulance - 3 tons-ish.  Osprey?  16 tons and change.  Rotors powered accordingly etc.

According to the YouTube video, it was just rubber matting.



Sure, but one of those pieces of matting blowing up into jussssst the wrong place would have been oh shiat time.
 
2021-04-22 4:11:46 PM  
Their setup is worse than I imagined.  It looks like a huge hospital complex, but without a single helipad.  And the only grassy landing site I see on gmaps is wayyyy the fark on the other side of the complex from the ER.

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2021-04-22 4:12:44 PM  

somedude210: The helipad was made of cardboard?


Took the words right out of my mouth.
 
2021-04-22 4:14:03 PM  
There's no way you could engineer a building to take the load of that fatbird and not have it be a bunker. All the hospitals around here can't take the big SAR helicopter we have so it has to land in a parking lot to meet the waiting ambulance. The actual lifeflight helicopters can land on the hospitals but they don't do SAR.

Still, that's an impressive amount of thrust.
 
2021-04-22 4:17:29 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: There's no way you could engineer a building to take the load of that fatbird and not have it be a bunker. All the hospitals around here can't take the big SAR helicopter we have so it has to land in a parking lot to meet the waiting ambulance. The actual lifeflight helicopters can land on the hospitals but they don't do SAR.

Still, that's an impressive amount of thrust.


Do you know what model your rescue helo is?

Just curious because helos fascinate me.
 
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