Famed Helicopter Pilot Bob Tur to Become a Woman

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Bob Tur
— a legendary news helicopter pilot who captured the Reginald Denny beating that triggered the L.A. Riots, the O.J. Simpson slow-speed chase and countless of other seminal news events — is in the midst of a transgender procedure that will make him a woman.

Tur was on our sources Live Wednesday … and explained he always felt he was a woman trapped in a man”s body.  He”s currently in the early stages of the procedure, has been receiving hormone injections and says he”s already “thinking like a woman.”  When the procedure is done, he says Bob Tur will be “dead” and he will become Zoe.

Tur — whose daughter Katy is a star reporter on “NBC Nightly News” — did say something troubling.  He says he doesn”t believe women can make the same quick, decisive decisions like men when piloting an aircraft. 

Now that”s a scary proposition.