What a Stunt–a High School boy asks a girl on a date using a black helicopter over School Grounds

A black helicopter hovering overhead can lead those below to become worried, scared or suspicious. But when a large aircraft positioned itself over a Prince William County high school’s football field last Wednesday afternoon, students who had just been released for the day excitedly watched as a stuffed bulldog with a red-bandanna parachute emerged.

The big-eyed pup drifted to the turf, delivering a message from a junior boy to a senior girl: “Fall Fest?”

As students look to one-up their classmates for the most outrageous way to ask a girl on a date ”” in this case Patriot High School’s version of a homecoming dance ”” this boy’s approach might have set a new standard. The helicopter flew in low over the school’s grounds, stunning students and setting off a flurry of Twitter messages and photographs before its covert mission was complete….

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4 comments on “What a Stunt–a High School boy asks a girl on a date using a black helicopter over School Grounds

  1. Jackson says:

    What a waste of taxpayers money – It costs 5K+ an hour to run a US Customs and Border Protection Blackhawk helicopter.

  2. Cennydd13 says:

    Nothing to get excited about folks……just another example of wasteful spending of our tax dollars. And after this, I’ll be surprised if that kid’s father still has a job.

  3. BlueOntario says:

    Yeah, no one gets paid to enjoy their job or do something cool for their kid. Throw the pilot on unemployment and hire someone with less joie de vivre, someone with more of a bureaucrat’s attitude.

  4. Cennydd13 says:

    The point is that if you’re a government employee, you just don’t do something like this on the taxpayers’ money. If he wanted to do something like this, then he should’ve hired a private helicopter pilot to do it. But then again, that would’ve cost him money [i]out of his own pocket,[/i] wouldn’t it? Instead, it could end up costing him his job…..not to mention the pilot’s job. Something to think about, I’m sure.