Part of me thinks this is a no-brainer, but nevertheless, let’s chat about it, shall we? Some friends gave us a Liberty Helicopter tour gift certificate as a wedding gift. We’re heading to New York in Early October, and I was thinking about using it, until I heard about last weekend’s horrific crash.

Notice the sightseeing tour ship in the background? Passing right by the boats hauling up wreckage? That's bad.

Notice the sightseeing tour ship in the background? Passing right buy the boat hauling up the wreckage? That's a new level of bad.

So now I’m not really sure what to do. Rand noted that it’s probably incredibly safe, statistically speaking, to go on a helicopter tour right now. Which is not exactly how I see it. What are your thoughts?

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Please keep in mind, your answers will in no way impact my decision.

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Comments (4)

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    Philip says:

    Thank you for making it so easy to vote “Yes.” Rand is probaby right about the statistics (how often has this kind of thing actually happened?) and I’d have to think “they” are being hyper-vigilant right now to prevent this happening again. Of course, Rand also took a cab out to the middle of nowhere and then told the driver he could leave, so maybe this isn’t helping.

    Go for it. I’m sure it will be lovely and after you land you can remember the fun parts and not the part where you were terrified the whole time.

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    Geraldine says:

    I hope that comment makes you feel better for sentencing me to certain death, or at the very least, a half hour of sitting in urine-soaked pants.

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    randfish says:

    Hooray statistics!

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    Philip says:

    Also, a helicopter pilot once told me that helicopters require an hour of maintenance for every hour they are in the air. Because of how they are designed they are “literally shaking themselves apart” in the air.

    Have fun!

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