My thoughts on the R-22 stunt were about the same. I was thinking that professional pilots don't do that kind of crap, lucky for the airplane owner an amateur was there to save the day.
I'll tape it to the handlebars, it's just logic George! If your hand is broken, you tape it to the bars! - Evil Knievel's reply to George Hamiliton's question, "How will you jump with a broken hand?".