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scared of Helicopter tours now?

I am!!!  Wanted to do one in Hawaii on the honeymoon, but terrified now after that NYC crash! Our travel agent also advised against it.  Really?  Thoughts?
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    edited December 2011
    Friends of ours did it in Hawaii and they crashed into the ocean. You can take a boat tour instead
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    edited December 2011
    I think it would be like saying you're afraid of flying considering the amount of helicopters that fly everyday with no problem.  I went on a helicopter on our way back to the airport and it was sooo scary but an awesome experience.  I you will be fine.
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    edited December 2011
    Dang I mean to say afraid of flying in an airplane.
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Yeah, but there are all sorts of things we do every day that are dangerous... there was that awful car crash on the Taconic a week or two ago.  You still drive, right?  There are train crashes and boat crashes etc. 
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    edited December 2011
    I heard the helicopter rides can be really nauseating, especially if you're prone to motion sickness--we're not going.
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited December 2011
    I did a helicopter tour over NYC a few years ago for a work-related thing (from the same company that was affected by the recent accident). I really enjoyed it. But like a PP said, it's a matter of numbers. And airline accidents happen very infrequently, which is why it's such big news when it DOES happen.
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    edited December 2011
    I am extremely prone to motion sickness and I was fine.  I even feel buildings moving if they are tall enough.I did take a zanex for nerves ;) 
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    kewltifkewltif member
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    edited December 2011
    I wouldn't change my plans because of a recent crash.
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    alliecarrie41alliecarrie41 member
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    edited December 2011
    ditto PP... that is like saying you wont drive again because of an auto-accident you saw.  your travel agent is silly to advise that.
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    edited December 2011
    We did a tour in Maui and I loved it.  I was terrified beforehand  but the take off and landing and flights were so smooth, the only thing I wasn't happy with was the one hard bank (I'm a chicken but everyone else loved it).   Just go with a good company - our guy was always on the lookout for other planes/helicopters and listening to the tower all the time.Funny enough - I got more sick (left a gift in the ocean) on our snorkeling trip than I did on the helicopter.
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