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Some flying skills and nerves of steel...
Posted by: DP
Date: January 10, 2019 06:58AM
A pilot showed incredible helicopter skills during a rescue mission in the French Alps on January 2.

The video on the player above shows the French mountain police helping an injured skier back up before hoisting him into the helicopter.


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Re: Some flying skills and nerves of steel...
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: January 10, 2019 09:36AM
I showed that to my boss, who's a 6,000-hour military helicopter pilot (retired). "That's pretty hooah," was his response (translating, he's impressed).
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Re: Some flying skills and nerves of steel...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 10, 2019 10:22AM
Saw that last night, awesome skills indeed.

In a similar vein, a recent episode of We'll Meet Again on PBS concerned Huey Medivac crews reunited with wounded soldiers they had rescued. One of the soldiers told the story, verified by a crew-member, of their Huey losing its tail boom & rotor due to an RPG hit @ the LZ. They didn't crash! The pilot flew the bird all the way back to the MASH unit and landed safely.
When asked how he did it, the pilot remarked he didn't want to crash with critical casualties on board and decided if he gave the bird full throttle, nose pitched down (using main rotor pitch) it would be controllable. Turns out he was right.
Thereafter, combat Huey pilots were taught the technique.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2019 01:10AM by MrNoBody.
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Re: Some flying skills and nerves of steel...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 10, 2019 10:39AM
The helo pilot dumps a couple of people/crew out before getting the injured party onboard.

I wonder if that was... just in case.


Thereafter, combat Huey pilots were taught the technique.

Pretty impressive!

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Re: Some flying skills and nerves of steel...
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 10, 2019 11:32PM
Amazing he was able to keep it the air with the blades going so slow! (Yes I know it's just an optical illusion!)

OTOH #justsaynotoportraitvideo!

Apple could fix this by making a 3840x3840 (15.8 MP)sensor, thus producing real 4k in either orientation, or vertical video coming out 2160x2160 square.

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