Aviation News

May 23, 2012

Hot Dog Copter Rains Meat Tubes on Detroit

More articles by »
Written by: admin
Tags: , , ,
Hot dog copter in action. (Photo by David Coates/The Detroit News)

The best helicopter ever dropped about 140 pounds of hot dogs over a Detroit parking lot Wednesday morning.

To celebrate the 95th anniversary of the city’s American Coney Island hot dog restaurant, 25 people attempted to gather as many hot dogs as they could within 95 seconds, “stuffing them in their pockets, shirts, and who knows what other orifices,” according to an ABC News dispatch.

Sylvia Lopez picked up 76 of the 955 hot dogs dumped out of the Robinson R44 II (N744RH), winning her $1,000 from a local radio station and a free American Coney hot dogs for a year.

Watch out, Tacocopter.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

About the Author




PHOTOS: The Grand Canyon Onboard The Maverick Experience

In Las Vegas, everything is larger than life, and that includes Maverick Helicopters' sightseeing business. It's more than just a tour there, it's an experience.
by Michael Lothrop

Robinson R44 Raven helicopter similar to the accident aircraft. (Photo by Arpingstone via wikimedia)

Helicopter Missing Near Moscow Was Carrying Infamous Businessman

A helicopter carrying at least 3 people, including notorious Russian businessman Fedor Tsarev, went missing Sunday.
by BNO News


This is Syria's only operational Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (YK-ATA), seen here at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 2009. It may have been used to transport Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters to Syria from Russia through Iraqi airspace. (Photo by twin-otter64 via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)

Did Syria Transport Russian Attack Helicopters Through Iraqi Airspace?

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbed attack helicopters from Russia.
by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

Katherine Lee, aka Deltalina.

Remixed Delta Safety Video Is Way Better Than The Real Thing

In the spirit of the Bad Lip Reading series, someone has created a hilarious remix of Delta's classic preflight safety video.
by NYCAviation Staff

Ford Ecoboost 1.0L 3-cylinder engine block in a carry-on. (Photo by Ford)

Ford Demonstrates How To Pack An Engine Block In Your Carry On

From snow globes to cranberry sauce, the TSA has rules prohibiting all sorts of items, but it seems they left engine blocks off the list.
by admin