Falcon Heene

Falcon Heene

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:34 am

Hey how about that fiasco yesterday with the balloon boy?! I was hanging out when it came on most of the news channels. I was duped right in, thinking, that is really sad that a six year old is inside that balloon! Imagine the total cost of that incident, including the airport being shut down! I was wondering if they could put a pellet through the edge of the balloon to release som helium, if they could use rotor wash from a helicopter to push it back down, etc. Then I started wondering if that "saucer" had enough lift to carry much of anything.
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Re: Falcon Heene

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:00 am

Rotor wash would probably actually pull the balloon into the rotors.
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Re: Falcon Heene

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:11 pm

Most of those rescue personal were getting paid anyway. And we pay for the military stuff either way too. Not much "extra" cost involved.
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Re: Falcon Heene

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:12 am

I must be a media sucker; thought there would be more comments on this. Talk about a circus.
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Re: Falcon Heene

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:23 am

Rotor wash from above would push the balloon down with no problem you would be amazed at how powerful it can be. When it was first on they were giving all kind of different sizes for the balloon, what it ended up as would have never been able to carry much weight. That guy & his wife as well must be real nut cases.
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Re: Falcon Heene

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:34 am

He wanted to get back on reality TV

http://gawker.com/5383858/exclusive-i-h ... lloon-hoax

This is his proposal for his "science" based reality TV show

http://gawker.com/5383859/reality-serie ... rob-thomas

He clearly watches way too much TV and didn't take very many physics classes.
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Re: Falcon Heene

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:58 am

I understand that they will probably not face any jail time for their little stunt. They should as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Falcon Heene

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:04 pm

I'm I the only way that has this run through his head when anyone says this kids name?

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