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Peter Brassbeard
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« on: June 20, 2015, 05:45:27 am »

Airship Carvanning - Top Gear - BBC
Curiously not this crew's worst disaster by fair margin.
https://youtu.be/jlzQq3nOj5c
(not sure how to to a youtube insert here)
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 07:32:01 am »

Oh Bloody Hell.

"We do not know your intentions"
"You have strayed into controlled airspace"

And THAT'S why we can't have nice things private airships !

However did they get away with not being pulled down with Boarding Hooks and arrested?
thank god it was the UK, in the US the poor blighters would've shot down out of the sky, Arnold style....
And one of the Bush's would have declared "Mission Accomplished"

yhs
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 08:57:15 am »

I love these challenges (I have many of them on DVD).  This one is still a particular favourite of mine- mayhem, and another caravan bites the dust, so everybody wins. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 01:25:20 pm »

Here it is on Brass Goggles

Airship Carvanning - Top Gear - BBC
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 01:31:26 pm »

Great video.  Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 05:53:20 pm »

It was a fake set-up, they had approval from the tower and faked-up the radio exchange for dramatic effect.

Even Top Gear isn't (quite) that stupid.. ..
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 08:22:58 pm »

Sadly Top Gear seems to have faked quite a few things.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 08:42:20 pm »

Oh Bloody Hell.

"We do not know your intentions"
"You have strayed into controlled airspace"

And THAT'S why we can't have nice things private airships !

However did they get away with not being pulled down with Boarding Hooks and arrested?
thank god it was the UK, in the US the poor blighters would've shot down out of the sky, Arnold style....
And one of the Bush's would have declared "Mission Accomplished"

yhs
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It was a fake set-up, they had approval from the tower and faked-up the radio exchange for dramatic effect.

Even Top Gear isn't (quite) that stupid.. ..


It had to be.  The authorities appeared to be way too lenient.  I'm not shure that at least a couple of military helicopters wouldn't have shot down the "threat" and/or and arrested anyone involved.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 08:12:44 am »

OOOOOOOoooooohhhhh NNNNOOOOOOoooooooo

Top Gear is NOT a documentary?

My dreams are shattered. I have been taken in and flambuzzled.

I must go off and apply sufficient alcohol absinthe alkaloids coca caffeine to my poor little grey cells to revive them and restore my naivete.

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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 01:47:09 pm »

Not a documentary, darn.  Still a lot of fun!
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 04:37:54 am »

And a million times better than the stupid American version.
It shall be missed.
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2015, 08:51:36 am »

And a million times better than the stupid American version.
It shall be missed.
I must admit, I've missed all of them so far...  Wink
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