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12-31-2009 02:35 PM  7 years agoPost 1
xfc3dcd

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Hmm lets see, do I want to get hit by a speeding car or an RC helicopter? Just when I'd thought I had seen it all. I think I would almost rather run with the bulls in Pamplona.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IWELNVE8Xo

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12-31-2009 03:06 PM  7 years agoPost 2
bill the greek

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Our world its too small finally..
Yes in this event we have not any serius safety rules (stupid i know)on race cars.
About helicam. We asking to shoot like we fly low, closed on people and cars, so we used a lot of zoom (this is the reason of a lot of vibration).
Anyway next time i hope there is more safety procedure from the organized company.

Happy new year!

Vasilis

Nobody is Perfect but who want to be Nobody...

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12-31-2009 03:46 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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This probably wouldn't have concerned me as much if I wasn't into drag racing. I have seen tires and engines blow causing cars to swerve hard into the wall (or people in this case). I have seen sun roofs and wheel covers fly off like big glass/metal frisbees. Drag racing is the never ending search for the next weakest part on the car.

Sometimes you just have to say no. I don't think I could live with myself if I ever hurt someone with one of my machines. You have to weigh what is gained by what could be lost.

Happy New Year also!

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12-31-2009 04:07 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Dakine

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People were standing behind safety ropes so they were well protected from the speeding cars

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12-31-2009 04:31 PM  7 years agoPost 5
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I like to relate it to skydiving. They go to great lengths to explain to you that there is a very real chance you could die doing it and then make you sign about 50 forms saying I told you so and we are not responsible if things go badly. If everyone in harms way knows and understands the risks and still agrees to go forward then okay. Even then, you need to ask yourself, is it absolutely necessary to fly directly overhead or would the shot be just as impressive from a safer distance off to the side?

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12-31-2009 07:08 PM  7 years agoPost 6
bill the greek

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Sometimes you just have to say no
Absolutely!
And is the first and last time we do that..
In this drag race there is a big problem about safety as it seems in video there is not fence to control the people.
Finally this event takes place in our local flying field so i decide to fly only once for 5 min and of course with insurance. I know insurance is not the reason to decide to fly over people but if you see the "closed" scene with fast left turn is at least 30 meters away from them. Keep in mind as i told in previous post we use a lot of zoom so the distance is far away that it seems.

anyway,

Vasilis

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12-31-2009 07:46 PM  7 years agoPost 7
sean911sc

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Nice to see on-site EMS in the event of an accident.

William S Harris

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12-31-2009 11:21 PM  7 years agoPost 8
CKY

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Flew 1st drags with a heli, next two with a mast. You have to be a real car nut to stick around for more than a couple of hours, borrriiinnng.

The heli shoot was fun only because of the danger factor and the organizors took care of the insurance, but never again.

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01-01-2010 02:06 AM  7 years agoPost 9
Teej

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They go to great lengths to explain to you that there is a very real chance you could die doing it and then make you sign about 50 forms saying I told you so
Not to mention that one of the popular equipment makers is commonly known as "Relative Workshop" (makers of Vector brand container systems).

The full, legal name of the company is:

"The Uninsured Relative Workshop, Inc."

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