IIiRC, about 6 people end their lives each year by jumping off this bridge. A camera or two at a place like this can save a lot of state man-hours when investigating missing person reportsI wanna know how often does this happen to justify a camera to watch under the bridge ?
Pretty easy to get away with it if you don't have a license to lose.I watched a guy in an ultralight do it, got away with it.
That bridge has been undergoing a renovation and expansion for several years now. My guess is the camera had something to do with that.I wanna know how often does this happen to justify a camera to watch under the bridge ?
Check out the Beaverton Outlaws on YouTube and hear about the grass roots of private aviation, some of the earliest dealings with the Federal Aviation authorities in the 1930's, and a story about someone looping the bridge in Longview Washington and getting heat from the CAA. Very cool stuff!The local interstate bridge at Hood River, OR. has been flown under many times. A guy (lawyer) did it in a Pitts, lost his license for a year. Another guy (rich guy) did it in a T6..... inverted. Same thing, one year suspension. I watched a guy in an ultralight do it, got away with it. A local guy would do it regularly in his amphibian, usually with a passenger. "Want to fly under the bridge"? "Are you serious"? "Sure, hold my beer and watch this"! He'd water taxi at 50 MPH up to the bridge, pull it up about 6" off the water, fly under, the set back down. Great bragging rights for the passenger.
Perhaps so, if he felt the swimmers lives were more important than his own. Most likely in the heat of battle he didn't think much about anything but getting down alive. Not altogether different than people landing on public highways in an emergency instead of crashing in rough terrain.Saved his aircraft(easy retrieval) and himself by ditching close to shore. Didn't give a dam of the beach goers. Should of ditched further out to sea!