On the subject of Drones, ones not being used to carry out assassinations that is, I thought you might find this interesting
https://www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=the-technology-fighti ... UILi2FS2SUgU
I am sure Soleimani needed to go but that probably wasn't the best way to go about it. A bit like using a Sledgehammer to remove a fly from somebody's forehead. I am sure Putin could give Trump some lessons in more discrete and subtle ways to remove opponents.
I guess we will just have to wait and see what the after effects are.
It seems the reaction a bit over the top but hey I'm sure he wil be missed and he did seem like a good guy. Lots of good guys die every day.
As for helicopters; I was in two pretty bad helicoper crashes, one was the worst I've ever been injured and in both cases if not for incredible skill from the pilots we all would have died. As it were several people did die. Helicoppter flight is very very tricky and from what I've been told by good pilots, it's not something you do casually.
If a helicopter pilot doens't know how to autorotate at the alst second, forget it, and most don't unless they are in very hectic situations like combat, or flying with good chances of crashing and they know it going in. I only flew in heleicopters I did not take ground vehicles. I was in country for a long time and it was all about odds. IEDs can't get you if you're flying
Guys who fly non stop out to oil rigs in all types weather, guys taking the fire jumpers, etc, they're good becaue they are doing it all the time in rough conditions. They aren't flying rich people to 13 year old basketball games. Ive heard countless stories of wealthy people pressuring pilots to fly in bad conditions. Not sure if that was the case but it sure sounds like the guy had no business flying in what he was flying in. What a shame.
I'm sorry, but I have to do something. I'm out of my head right now. I don't know the details and they don't matter it's the fact this goes on becaue of people killing elephants also. I'm not a big, tough, bad ass man afraid to say I cry. I cry like a baby sometimes and I can't stop crying looking at this. Please be warned, it's elephants having a funeral for a dead calf.