Couple of things to update you on:
- The weather was cold and clear but there was snow on the ground.and a slight breeze in the air. The flight had been scheduled for early morning and the pilot, aware of the risks, decided to go ahead as planned anyway. Unfortunately tragedy struck when the helicopter was taken too close to the tree and the pilot was forced make a spit second decision. He decided to cut the power to keep damage to a minimum and deal with the plummet to earth. A harrowing few seconds followed and after the investigation and inspection had taken place it was only the skid and the pilots pride that was damaged. Fortunately as a risk assessment had been carried out previously there was already a spare set of skids in the helicopter parts repository.
- Sunday evening domestic indoor flight; went ahead without incident.
- Tuesday evening inter-carpark outside flight. Conditions sub-optimal (gentle breeze) Flight went ahead without incident.
- Ordered a turkey from the butchers next door to Cara’s- shall try to fly it in.