I did read about a couple of WW1 pilots who in 1919 took spin in an ex frontline fighter an SE5a and only paid for the petrol so I guess you did well to buy nothing, although a Harrier would trump a Robinson helicopter anyday.
After I finished reading that article I felt the need to scroll back up to make sure that I was indeed still on the BBC site. There are some belting lines in there:
If you were asked to walk into a burning building with nothing but the shirt on your back and a bucket of water, what would you do?
And this is if they turn up at all after their usual IA of either pretending they're not there or running away
"As a fireman, you feel desperately sorry for them. You feel you've got to do something," he says, explaining his motivation for the project. "It's not their fault because they haven't got any equipment."
But they get 100 quid/month fireman's pay. Doesn't someone check on them every now and again? 'Hang on.... where's your equipment? If a fire breaks out... oh god....'