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Title: Sea King Videoed Buzzing(?) Guam Beach
Post by: milnews.ca on April 11, 2017, 13:47:20
Ooopsie (http://www.kuam.com/story/35108225/2017/04/Monday/faa-helicopters-should-not-fly-over-highly-congested-areas) ...
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The military is investigating a Canadian helicopter that flew low over Guam's tourism center on Sunday, in a flight that one Federal Aviation Administration official says does not adhere to standard regulations.

Hundreds of people were sprawled along Tumon Bay on Sunday morning. The United Airlines Guam Marathon - which boasted over 4,000 runners - had just come to a close when a Canadian helicopter flew just 50 feet above the shoreline. Swimmers could be seen below the chopper which was spotted both in Tumon and Ritidian just before 11am.

According to military officials, the helicopter did not belong to the local military or the National Guard. Joint Region Marianas spokesperson Lieutenant Tim Gorman later confirmed it belonged to the Royal Canadian Navy. He said the chopper had taken off from HMCS Winnipeg, one of two Royal Canadian Navy Destroyers currently visiting Naval Base Guam, and was en route to Andersen Air Force Base.

Lieutenant Gorman said, "Although the helicopter was in FAA approved airspace, we have reminded our partners to be good neighbors and to avoid disturbing heavily-populated areas."

A representative from the FAA - Agana Tower air traffic control manager Stephen Carter - said because he was not aware of the specific circumstances surrounding this incident, he could not conclude whether or not it violated FAA regulations. However, after reviewing the video he did confirm that standard regulations dictate that a helicopter should not be flying over highly-congested areas at an altitude below 500 feet, adding the regulation is in place to ensure safety in case an aircraft needs to make an emergency landing.

Lieutenant Gorman confirmed the incident is under investigation.
Don't.  Read.  The.  Comments.  Don't say you haven't been warned.
Title: Re: Sea King Videoed Buzzing(?) Guam Beach
Post by: Eye In The Sky on April 11, 2017, 14:30:11
Sea Kings don't belong to the RCN.  But...maybe this time the RCAF will just nod and say "yah...bad thing there Navy...bad thing".  ;D
Title: Re: Sea King Videoed Buzzing(?) Guam Beach
Post by: daftandbarmy on April 11, 2017, 14:54:32
Ooopsie (http://www.kuam.com/story/35108225/2017/04/Monday/faa-helicopters-should-not-fly-over-highly-congested-areas) ...Don't.  Read.  The.  Comments.  Don't say you haven't been warned.

We could try and blame it on United Airlines and their corporate intimidation policy.
Title: Re: Sea King Videoed Buzzing(?) Guam Beach
Post by: Eye In The Sky on April 11, 2017, 14:56:22
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Title: Re: Sea King Videoed Buzzing(?) Guam Beach
Post by: milnews.ca on April 11, 2017, 14:59:01
Just made this one ...
Title: Re: Sea King Videoed Buzzing(?) Guam Beach
Post by: kratz on April 11, 2017, 15:15:38
Just made this one ...

"Come for the seating, stay for the bearing",
"United will even waive the $75 beating fee".

 [:D
Title: Re: Sea King Videoed Buzzing(?) Guam Beach
Post by: Lightguns on April 12, 2017, 09:46:06
That likely was not a good idea........