Cool helicopter rescue

A Life Aloft

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And you also notice that he is balanced just on the front tips of his skis, plus he has to account for a rescuer out one side and more weight with the victim being loaded in on that same side. Yet the helicopter looks constantly steady. That's some damn talented flying.
 

Lawman

Well-Known Member
Ballsy... especially since he only planted 1 skid so he’s gonna have an odd counter pressure instead of just on axis.

Well done.
 

bimmerphile

SuperCritical™ Member
Man, how can you tell how far the edge of the slope is before planting the skid in there in the white snow? That's some excellent depth perception
 

A Life Aloft

Well-Known Member
Ballsy... especially since he only planted 1 skid so he’s gonna have an odd counter pressure instead of just on axis.

Well done.
Jesus, I thought both were but looking again, you're right, it's only one. Jesus that is something.
 

USMCmech

Well-Known Member
Gives a whole new name to a toe-in landing. Man that rotor disc is close...
No kidding!

The toe in landing is impressive, but there wasn't any margin for error for the rotor clearance.
 
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SteveC

Really?
Staff member
Amazing flying, but is the potential failure rate as high as it appears to a non-expert (me)?
 

NovemberEcho

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What I’m amazed at more than anything is how quickly and smoothly he did it. No inching his way in, no sitting there checking it out for a minute first, just flies right up like it’s routine.
 

Beep

Well-Known Member
Wow, the whole thing happened pretty fast! That pilot must have had plans for the day, and they weren’t waiting around for anyone that wanted to dawdle.

:)
 
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