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More negative press coverage

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by landmannnn, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. landmannnn

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  2. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    I don't think it's being sensationalised .....
     
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    ".... Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reveals the number of near fatal collisions...."

    Total poppycock! They have no idea if any could have proven "fatal" for anyone. Sensationalism.
     
  4. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Really? Tell that to the paraglider or microlight pilot who gets hit in the face at altitude.

    Listen ..... People that fly to far and to high are going to ruin this hobby. Don't give the press ammunition!
     
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    Daily Mail...Sorry cant bring myself to read toilet paper :p
     
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    Good sir. Have you seen what a 2lb object does to the human face? Much less the skull if they aren't wearing a helmet? Now, make that a 3lb object with a high rate of closing speed and four props spinning in excess of 7kRPM.

    Back in July 2004, I was coming home from a Poker Run that took us up to Cripple Creek Casino. I was doing about 60mph around a corner and had a windscreen on my VTX1300C motorcycle as well as wearing a half lid helmet. What I assume was a Junebug flew in from a 45° angle and hit me right below my left eye. I incurred an orbital eye socket fracture, bleeding into my nasal cavity and limited sight in that eye for two weeks. That was from a bug.

    While I completely agree that most media sensationalizes news reports, I'm not so readily willing to label this one as such. I once saw what a 1lb rock driven by an explosion did to a mans face. We were over 500m from the detonation. He didn't make it despite our best efforts.