Full size helicopter pilots see a RC pilot crash his P-51 high into a tree and fly down to save the day.

This isn't Drone related but I saw this on reddit tonight and thought you guys would get a kick out of it.

 

Warning there is some adult language in this video so I shall mark it NSFW.

 

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Comment by Dave Wicks on October 29, 2012 at 10:43pm
That's truly awesome! Very dangerous but awesome... Obviously that pilot know what he's doing since it sounds like he owns a heli business. Nice find!

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Comment by John C. on October 29, 2012 at 10:44pm

Hilarious.  Wish I would have had a heli rescue team a few times.  Nice of those guys to go out of their way and take the risk.

Comment by Andrew Radford on October 29, 2012 at 11:36pm

I like how even before the rc model crashed, they had spotted it and mentioned that it was really cool and admired the runway etc. Nice to hear that from a full scale pilot. 

Comment by Marooned on October 30, 2012 at 12:00am

That is just plain great :)

Comment by GeoBlu on October 30, 2012 at 1:16am

My question is, "where did the 2nd pilot (PIC is right seat), put his cigarette (can be seen in his left hand at beginning) while working the collective stick and talking thru a headset? :)

Comment by avionics on October 30, 2012 at 1:17am

This shows a pure spirit of all the aviators, great guys :-)


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Comment by Linus on October 30, 2012 at 2:32am

awesome action!

Comment by Crasher on October 30, 2012 at 3:23am

I just want to buy that instructor a drink, you know that would be a late one!

Comment by R. D. Starwalt on October 30, 2012 at 4:27am

I am thinking the pilot is ex-military. This looked like a training flight turned RC rescue.

An OUTSTANDING moment captured in time.

Comment by james sowell on October 30, 2012 at 6:16am

where were they at? looks like the east coast

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