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A Canadian military helicopter pilot with a sudden hankering for hamburgers set his aircraft down on a Kenora, Ont., baseball diamond, and walked into an A&W restaurant across the street for a takeout order. "He ordered four papa burgers with cheese combos and two papa burgers on the side," server Stacey Hawes told CBC News on Thursday.
Yea, but then wouldn't he consume just as much fuel hovering there as opposed to landing, turning it off, going inside, then coming back out and powering it up again and taking off?
"He ordered four papa burgers with cheese combos and two papa burgers on the side,"
What the helicopter pilot cannot do in that situation - and this is what makes our department different from the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department - is this: Zoom past the bear, land the copter next to the nearest Krispy Kreme doughnut shop, dash in, get a dozen, run back to the copter and then, with startled taxpayers gathered around in disbelief, give a toot on the helicopter siren as you lift off to continue fighting crime.
All of that actually happened Oct. 4 in Albuquerque.
Witnesses said the copter swooped in, circled once and landed in a dirt field near the doughnut shop. As the pilot kept the chopper running, an officer jumped out, ran - I'm guessing "waddled" would be a better description - to the shop and returned with a box of Krispy Kremes.