I Have Been In a Helicopter

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    My Two Flights In Helicopters

    My first job out of college was with the Digital Equipment Corp. in Maynard Mass. DEC had several large corporate campuses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and they had a small fleet of Bell Jet Rangers to ferry people around. The helicopters were also used to bring people to...
    TetsuwanAtom TetsuwanAtom
    56-60, M
    Apr 28, 2012

    My Birthday Present

    When I turned 40, I got to ride in a helicopter. I always talked about how amazing it would be to ride in one, and how the pilots that fly them are so lucky. So, as a surprise, a month before my 40th birthday, my husband began to plan it. The best part was that he managed to keep...
    reallygoodperson reallygoodperson
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2011

    Circled Manhattan New York

    didn,t enjoy it ! felt terribly sick and dizzy I just remember wanting to get out!!it  was a shame really as the view was awesome!
    blondiesindy blondiesindy
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2008

    Flight For Life..

    When i got in my car accident back on thanksgiving of 2006, i was taken in an ambulence to the closest hospital but then took Flight For Life to the hospital in Madison (wisconsin's capitol) because my home town hospital couldn't put my hip back into its socket...
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2007

    I was in one that crashed yesterday,

    luckily all I got was a concussion, and the thing was out of fuel when it hit the ground, I'd prefer not to blow up
    deleted deleted
    Jul 27, 2015

    I am flying over the UK from London to Scotland

    .....everytime I get in a helicopter I am reminded of the sacrifice my brother made as a helicopter pilot in the US Army....I am thankful for the sacrifice that every serviceman makes for their country. I have the freedom to be a complete idiot and so thankful for that....lol
    drooniedat drooniedat
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    Niagara Falls

    I flew in one over Niagara Falls to take pictures. It was beautiful and I loved it. But I have to say it was slightly disconcerting because it was a small helicopter and I was smooshed against the door and felt like I was going to fall out every time we turned. But mostly I...
    the4thfury the4thfury
    22-25, F
    Aug 16, 2007

    Sat In One

    didn't actually fly unfortunately
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 11, 2010

    Honeymoon Romance

      Last year for my 8 anniversary my husband booked us on a helicopter ride in the mountains of British Columbia.We were living in a village;Nakusp. Jan 29 is our anniversary so the day was a little overcast but still nice.When the helicopter landed at the pickup point on the...
    Sarea Sarea
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

    A Bit of a Cheat...

    I have been in a helicopter, but never flown in one.  My father flew jolly green giants in the Air Force.  When I was 9 years old he let me sit in the co-pilot's seat while he taxied around on the apron. It was a rush!
    Sledge Sledge
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 21, 2007
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