Helicopter Pilot Asks Truck Driver For Directions

February 24, 2017


This is a video from Russia of a helicopter pilot who landed his whirlybird in the middle of the road to ask a trucker for directions. Presumably to the nearest job fair, because the army generally frowns on pilots who get lost flying their helicopters. And here I thought good navigational skills were a vital part of flying a helicopter. But what do I know? I'm just a man who gets lost on his way back from the bathroom in the middle of the night and sleeps on the kitchen table five nights out of seven. "And the other two nights?" I don't sleep on Friday or Saturday nights. "Too busy out getting trashed?" Wow -- seriously? I'm an emergency room surgeon.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Tom But Not That Tom, who, wait -- what Tom did you think I thought you were?

  • Deksam

    I swear this is only one male voice in all of Russia.

  • JannaOfTheLeague

    Only in Russia

  • Sean Lally

    Translation from a Russian buddy:
    Full transcript:
    Camera man: - Is he fucking crazy standing there in the middle of the road? Vitya, get out of there, you'll get fucking killed with these fucking blades. Is he showing something or what?
    Radio guy: - They got lost. Circled and circled but couldn't find the place they had to go to. He was asking which way to Aktyubinsk.
    Camera man: - Freshmen from Aktyubinsk hitchhiked a helicopter ffs? Got lost? How can you get fucking lost in a steppe?
    Radio guy: - Are you filming it?
    Camera man: - Yes I am.
    Radio guy: - That's nuts. Just landing here closing the road.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I was about 99% sure it was a drug deal I was witnessing. Or a spy info drop. Or ransom payment.

  • DeathBotGamma

    And women say men never ask for directions.

  • rhartness

    Oh, they do... they just don't ask women for them. ;)

  • TheQiwiMan

    To be fair, if your navigation system stops working, it's not like you can just look out the window and discern in the sea of white where your white target location is. Russian snow, yo. It'll getcha.

  • The_Wretched

    Call ground control?

  • TheQiwiMan

    But what if the Ground Control Operator slept with your wife and you still haven't forgiven him???


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