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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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