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Charlie Brumbaugh
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We were out on a night hike. A helicopter showed up, by behavior it was search and rescue, looking not too far away from our group.

It might have simply been doing training, but if it was a real mission, how would we communicate to it that we are not who it's looking for? The terrain offered little in the way of landing sites, if it mistook us for it's objective they would have wasted a decent amount of time. No cell service, if their light had locked onto us we couldn't have simply told 911 the chopper had the wrong target.

We were out on a night hike. A helicopter showed up, by behavior it was search and rescue, looking not too far away from our group.

It might have simply been doing training, but if it was a real mission, how would we communicate to it that we are not who it's looking for? The terrain offered little in the way of landing sites, if it mistook us for it's objective they would have wasted a decent amount of time. No cell service, if their light had locked onto us we couldn't have simply told 911 the chopper had the wrong target.

We were out on a night hike. A helicopter showed up, by behavior it was search and rescue, looking not too far away from our group.

It might have simply been doing training, but if it was a real mission, how would we communicate to it that we are not who it's looking for? The terrain offered little in the way of landing sites if it mistook us for it's objective they would have wasted a decent amount of time. No cell service, if their light had locked onto us we couldn't have simply told 911 the chopper had the wrong target.

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Loren Pechtel
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How do you wave off a search and rescue helicopter?

We were out on a night hike. A helicopter showed up, by behavior it was search and rescue, looking not too far away from our group.

It might have simply been doing training, but if it was a real mission, how would we communicate to it that we are not who it's looking for? The terrain offered little in the way of landing sites, if it mistook us for it's objective they would have wasted a decent amount of time. No cell service, if their light had locked onto us we couldn't have simply told 911 the chopper had the wrong target.