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    Default Video : Close Call With An Eagle In The Helicopter Yesterday

    We took off from Kodiak yesterday, and I was getting some footage of the immediate area just for the hell of it, mainly testing the camera on my new S9.

    Suddenly the helo breaks hard right, and I happened to capture the eagle just outside of the main rotor area - hitting that big 40# turkey probably would have made for a rather abrupt and hard landing... it was a close shave.

    If you pause the video at 1:06, you can go frame-by-frame and see the eagle as both of us desperately maneuver to get clear of each other. I suspect it was hunting and had some tunnel vision going to get that close to us.

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    Bird strikes are a scary encounter.

    Several of our CG helos have had them with either seagulls or geese.

    The force of them is so great that it can crack the front windscreen.

    Any bird strike calls for an immediate grounding at the nearest safe point of land.
    I have lost my mind. If found, please give it a snack and return it?

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    Damn. Good piloting. Glad you're okay. NT.
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    I almost hit a squirrel with my Hyundai sedan.

    Not even ~ Rick life!

    Super glad you are ok!
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