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Old 09-13-2006, 12:21 AM
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If you don't think our military pilots earn their pay ... you need to take a look at this picture ... and then look again and realize what you're seeing ..

This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helo rescue mission. The pilot is a PA Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life. Now how many people on the planet you reckon could set the rear end of a chopper down on the roof top of a shack on a steep mountain cliff and hold it there while soldiers load wounded men in the rear??? If this does not impress you .. nothing ever will. Gives me the chills and a serious case of the vertigo .. I can't even imagine having the nerve ... much less the talent and ability .. God Bless our military!!!!!

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Old 09-13-2006, 03:44 AM
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Awsome picture Ernie. I 2nd the "God Bless our military"!
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:17 AM
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HOLY COW!!!!!!

Yes sir! I am totally impressed!! I guarantee you that young man's adrenaline was pumping and his fatigues were wet from sweat when he lifted off. That is skill right there! He was all over everthing in keeping that bird still enough to load wounded. GREAT PICTURE!
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:37 AM
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I was assigned to a helocopter squadron on Aircraft Carriers in the Navy. You would be amazed at what those guys could do. Most the ones I flew with where ex cobra and huey pilots from Vietnam. Also, just for info. A Helo pilot is a HAC (Helocopter Aircraft Commander). Fixed wing people dont consider them pilots.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:43 AM
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Also, just for info. A Helo pilot is a HAC (Helocopter Aircraft Commander). Fixed wing people dont consider them pilots.
This fixed wing people does! But then, I'm down below all the biased military units. Heck, a hot air ballooner is a pilot as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:49 AM
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Dont get me wrong, just some info is all. I mean nothing personal with that statement. They are pilots, but just one of those things between fixed wing and rotor wing people.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:55 AM
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Oh I know what you mean, bro. It's all good. It's just that I personally respect any and all pilots. It's in our nature to have a little banter between factions. Red vs Blue. 2 stroke vs 4 stroke.
But back to......




This is nice work!
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:06 AM
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WOW!!!!

What an awesome picture. Serious skill and so impressive. Those guys are earning their pay and about 5 other peoples IMO.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:28 AM
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That is truly amazing!
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:32 AM
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In light of that E...

everyone should visit this site:
http://www.letssaythanks.com/

There are some pre-designed cards...you can select a design, a pre-made message and they'll print it off and send it to one of our servicemen/women serving. It'll take 2 minutes of your time....and let them know we support them!
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:33 AM
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I don't think that structure could support any weight from that chopper, and I bet the pilot is only putting enough pressure down so that the back end doesn't slide. That's amazing work, but then again there are people out there so capable that stuff like this is possible. I'm always impressed by people like this. Now it's on to the next stop like the surgeon who gets the patients and fixes them back up.

Is that a Jolly Green? I see those all the time flying over my place.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:54 AM
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It's a Chinook. The Jolly Greens were typically the large Sikorsky birds (one huge single rotor with seven blades on it) as I recall.

I also agree that he's not landing that huge bird on the mud hut, but rather hovering there, as with how much that bird weighs he'd crush that structure for sure. Either way, that man has mad skills on the helo for sure. They simply don't get any better than military helo pilots.

Here in Pittsburgh we have a couple different air ambulance services that land on the hospitals with injured folks. Presby is a frequent stop and is a tall building amongst other tall ones in Oakland, which results in some tricky wind and such. As a Pitt student in the late 80's, we'd see them fly in all the time. Most pilots would take a minute or more to come in that last 100 yards and land. However one of the pilots was a former military pilot in Vietnam and watching him land was VERY impressive. What took other guys 90 seconds to do, he did in 9. He'd come in fast and put that thing down right on the money, every time, and quite gently to boot. It was very easy to see which guy had been flying with people shooting at him and which hadn't.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:25 AM
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You are so right about a good pilot! My cousin & my brother were both pilots for law enforcement & one of my nephews is an Army Helo pilot.

I've seen both my cousin & my brother fly & I can tell you there is a big difference in their skills!

I was watching a documentary on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's air rescue & watched the pilot put one wheel of a S57 Sikorsky on a rock outcropping, so he could do a more stable lift of an injured person.

I said to my self, that guy has major skills! later in the show I got a chance to see the pilot & it was my cousin!
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Wow, that's CRAZY cool. The picture doesn't show it, but who knows what kind of wind is blowing too. ooo chills all over just thinking of these brave men and women risking their lives in the name of freedom.
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That is an Army MH-47E, Chinook helo. They have been around in their different forms and variants since the early 60's. MTK is right about the Jolly Greens being Sikorsky birds. They were HH-3 variants (SH-3 in the Navy) the Super Jolly Green is the HH/MH/CH 53E.

That is some fancy stick and collective work going on there, you can bet both pilots adn the crew chief are some kind of puckered up during this hover.

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That pic makes me feel like my every day stuff is so unimportant. I looked at that pic at least a dozen times and I still get goose bumps every time I do.
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That is incredible!!! Look how the rear wheels are buried in the roof!
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Wow, thats just incredible.
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Thats just sic! But then again, what do you expect from the world's finest?
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What took other guys 90 seconds to do, he did in 9. He'd come in fast and put that thing down right on the money, every time, and quite gently to boot. It was very easy to see which guy had been flying with people shooting at him and which hadn't.
Thanks MTK! The part above made me smile. Truly amazing. And people wonder why these things crash once in awhile!?
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