July 16, 2014

Missed it by that much

I know a few aviators.  There is a certain attitude that comes from people that have the skills necessary to pilot an aircraft.  Many of them display that attitude as a calm confidence.  Many are cocky, with or without cause. Regardless, aviators are a 'club', and the ribbing this guy is going to get will likely lead him to consider a career change:
An Idaho pilot, who was attempting to drop 3,000 ping-pong balls on attendees of Blackfoot Pride Days, missed the mark and dropped the prize-winning balls on the interstate instead.
Police were able to restrain the crowd and prevent injuries after hundreds of the balls ended up in the median between two lanes of the highway.
"You could hear them popping as people ran over them," Taylor said. "People needed to realize that's a dangerous situation. I'm glad nobody got hit and there was no accidents."
This was the first time that the pilot who handled the drop this year was given the job, and it will also likely be the last.

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