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Old 09 September 2012, 14:42   #1
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Did anybody else that private helicopter land on winner sand bank south Hayling today? (approx 1pm) really weird seeing helicopter in the middle of the sea !
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No, but we got buzzed by lots of low flying aircraft on Sat as they were taking off from the island, one was very low.
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No, but we got buzzed by lots of low flying aircraft on Sat as they were taking off from the island, one was very low.
I'm sure you ducked out the way of that one
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I'm sure you ducked out the way of that one
Unlike you with that fish..... Sorry about that
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pictures of the helicopter !

Here is a couple of pictures of what we saw !
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Love that .. and nice pics too.
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It's a Robinson R-44 Raven II. No - I'm not a helicopter fanatic, the registration is key!
Robinson R-44 Raven II (G-TIMC) Aircraft Pictures & Photos - AirTeamImages.com (Previously G-CDUR) and a different colour scheme.

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Did anybody else that private helicopter land on winner sand bank south Hayling today? (approx 1pm) really weird seeing helicopter in the middle of the sea !
Were they involved in filming the windsurfing events?
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Nice Raven to fly. great when you have a window of opportunity to land in a location like that.slightly risky landing as it will vibrate on touchdown and sink into the sand a tad and potentially with 4 people on board could struggle upon take off but Nice Pics

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Helicopter

Thanks for helicopter info, amazing I thought it looked risky landing on wet sand and later the wind really got up. They did not seem to have camera
equipment or seem interested in the windsurfers while they were racing.
on the hayling.co.uk site loads of people are moaning about microlite aircraft,
they did not seem to be any bother to me, not sure if you can land a helicopter
on a public beach though or is a sandbank a beach ? it was at low tide.
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