I went through most of these pages and that is an astounding story. Yes, I believe you.
I have to focus on that chopper's actions and I'm with some people in that there may have been dificulties with that helo.
BUT a person having difficulties that has a brain in the head would never cross over fields purposefully to veer toward people out in the open.
The phone pursuit you will be making Monday and the following FAA complaint are the right path IMO.
But I have some other stuff.
You could if you like, create a couple of scare crows that would look real from the air. Place them about 200 to 250 yards from the house and then
just observe to see if there is any sort of repeat. Its a good way to test a theory that there is some ass in a helo out there messing with
In reference to your new desire to get a firearm of some sort, in reflection of what the target is, and for general purpose I would like to make
some suggetsions, if I might.
If you are thinking about a pistol, probably only a 45 will have enough impact to effect the helo. But the problem is that beyond 50 yards there will
be some accuracy problems unless you get practice practice and more practice.. At 100 yards you will need to aim about 10 to 20 feet above the
target. And... fifty yards would be a little too close to send a large chunk of metal with fuel into the dirt. Shoot for the gear box under the
rotors. A pistol for a helo is probably not the answer.
If a rifle, get a .308/7.62 nato it will definitely tear the helo to holy crap. an ar10 or m1a will definitely do it. Get training and pad one of
your jean jackets or something else for your shoulder. Of course, in all cases get training with your weapon from someone. Know how to use your
If a shot gun, I would suggest a 12 guage auto loader. Use #8 bird shot for the glass front for the first shot as a warning with nothing but 00
(double ought) behind it. It will take it down as well, especially if the pilot is stupid enough to think he'll get bold.
Remember this... lead it away from or at an angle from the house. If you were to be able to take it down when it is coming towards the house in a
straight line, you may lose your house in the resulting crash. So you want it hitting open dirt.
You are in Texas yes?
Call the sherriff and let him know, when it is in the area, and that you are armed (at that time), and will protect your home and family and property
with the use of deadly force if he cannot send some one out to protect you and witness the events. Be cordial but sound committed. They will, in
most cases, do the right thing.
This is solid advice. I hope you never have to use it.
Hopefully, Monday's phone calls will take care of everything, and I tend to agree with those who also think that.
Is this isolated as an event or have you seen those same type helos out there goofing around in other areas?
I am asking because I am hoping that this is a completely isolated event, and you'll never experience this again.
Take care girl!
edit on 10-3-2012 by akalepos because: misspelling... there's probably more
edit on 11-3-2012 by akalepos