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#20556 - Mon Oct 18 1999 12:24 AM Helicopter Puzzle
Smokey Offline
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Ok guys, I've been lurking here a while. I now have a pile of puzzles for you to work on! Note that some of them are popular on the Net, so please don't go search-engining for them. Just think. Best of luck.

A helicopter was hovering 200 ft. above the sea. The pilot turned the engines off and the rotors stopped. Yet, the helicopter did not crash. How?


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#20557 - Mon Oct 18 1999 05:28 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Anonymous
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The helicopter was on the deck of an aircraft carrier.

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#20558 - Mon Oct 18 1999 07:24 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Sypher Offline
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The helicopter landed on top of a cliff.
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#20559 - Thu Oct 21 1999 03:34 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Gunslinger Offline
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Big as a carrier deck is, it's not 200' above sea level. The cliff's better, but I have a feeling that's not it, either.
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#20560 - Wed Nov 10 1999 08:35 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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As it was going down, the wind made the roters auto-reverse. Therefore, he smoothly landed on the water.
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#20561 - Thu Nov 11 1999 06:46 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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I thought of auto-rotation, Kryptonic, but the question says the rotors stopped. Gotta be something else.

Besides, as a fixed-wing pilot, I've gotta add: "Helicopters don't really 'fly'; they beat the air into submission!"

Take that, helo-jockeys!

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#20562 - Thu Nov 11 1999 08:08 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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I say we ask Rotorgirl...she works with helicopters !!

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#20563 - Fri Nov 19 1999 10:50 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
carywood Offline
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The bigger Oil Platforms exceed 200ft above water level

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#20564 - Fri Nov 19 1999 11:22 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Anonymous
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Hey Gunslinger.
We build Chinooks where I work and the favorite expression here is "Chinooks don't fly, they're so ugly the ground repels them"

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#20565 - Tue Nov 23 1999 01:28 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Thiv Offline
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Posts: 1377
Loc: Canada
Precarious as it may seem, the helicipter was atop
the GOODYEAR blimp. No?
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#20566 - Tue Nov 23 1999 08:45 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
highcue Offline
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Twister was just on TV here- the helicopter was sitting on a tornado/water spout, ready to auto-rotate out if the weather abated
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#20567 - Wed Nov 24 1999 02:13 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Gunslinger Offline
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Loc: Somerville New Jersey USA     
Hey, Leprechaun, you're Soooo right about those Chinooks. They even qualify for our USAF sobriquet for the B-52's, "BUFF". I'll bet you know what that means, too.

Tell you what, though, to a downed pilot on the wrong side of the lines of fire (not that we ever knew exactly where THEY were), the Chinook, the Jolly Green, the Huey (or any other rotary-wing air-beater-upper) looks like the Archangel Michael arriving. They look REAL pretty then!

(Also meant to say, to any Air Commando veterans out there - Thank You, gentlemen. You WILL be remembered.)

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[This message has been edited by Gunslinger (edited 11-25-1999).]

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#20568 - Fri Nov 26 1999 10:50 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Thiv Offline
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Loc: Canada
I got it! (A friend did really!)

He was several klicks inland at an area with that much elevation
above sea level!

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#20569 - Sun Dec 05 1999 12:29 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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His floaters were inflated

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#20570 - Tue Dec 07 1999 08:51 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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Hey Smokey, how did we do? Did any of us guess the correct answer?

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#20571 - Sun Dec 19 1999 01:02 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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Was it piloted by remote control? I wish we could get an answer on this one.

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#20572 - Mon Dec 20 1999 01:40 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
Gunslinger Offline
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Loc: Somerville New Jersey USA     
Looks like Smokey took a powder; last post was on 11/07. Lists e-mail as tt@tt.com if anyone wants to try it. Sounds spurious to me.

Sure would like to know the answer, though.

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#20573 - Mon Dec 20 1999 01:00 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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Can I make a tiny request? Pleeeeeease? I won't ask for much.

We need to have some kind of prompting for people to give us the answers to these riddles after a reasonable amount of time. Challenges Moderator(s) (I've forgotten who this is at the moment) or Terry, can something be put at the top of the page telling people that, after XXXX amount of time, they should reveal the answers to their puzzles. It may not do much good, but it would at least let people know that it is important that they not just drop the topic.

COME ON PEOPLE!!! WE'RE INTERESTED IN YOUR CHALLENGES, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO RESPOND TO US EVENTUALLY!!!!!!!! Don't leave us in the dark. :-)

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#20574 - Mon Dec 20 1999 02:02 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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I agree Linda1, that would be really nice. I think we owe it to all of our fans here at FunTrivia Land

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#20575 - Thu Feb 10 2000 11:40 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
JoJo2 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 19 1999
Posts: 17656
Loc: San Diego California USA 
Hello Smokey!! Do you have the answer to this riddle? It has driven me crazy!! Please help.

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#20576 - Thu Feb 10 2000 01:40 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
gustav Offline
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I'm with Thiv. Chopper was at 201 ft above sea level but was inland. i.e. 1 ft above the ground.

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#20577 - Thu Feb 10 2000 08:36 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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just as suggestion (dunno if it'll work):
when a topic is posted there is an option to click a box to receive email notification - how about removing that option (either permanently or just "sometimes" in certain instances) so that the person who posted the topic is informed that someone has replied to her/his topic

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#20578 - Sat Feb 12 2000 12:10 AM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
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Yes, but if you post a lot, you sure don't want 10 jillion emails telling you someone's replied to your topic! If I got an email every time someone replied to a post, I'd go crazy after about 2 days!

There must be a way to get people to put answers in for challenges, though. Challenges Moderators, what are your thoughts?

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#20579 - Fri Feb 11 2000 08:34 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
gtho4 Online   FT-blank
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yep, understand ... how about allowingonly the moderators the option to remove email notification, I don't have any problems with that cause the lot of u have a bucket load in your hands already.
next please

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#20580 - Fri Feb 11 2000 10:03 PM Re: Helicopter Puzzle
SilverMoonsong Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 07 1999
Posts: 3978
Loc: Durham, North Carolina USA
The helicopter was hovering just over the helicopter landing pad on an oil platform out at sea.

Since Smokey went out for a smoke and didn't come back, I found the answers for us. I was rather curious about this one myself.

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