Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Amazing Chinook Pilot


This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a halo rescue mission. The pilot is a PA National Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life. Now how many people on the planet you reckon could set the ass 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? Impressive, don't you think?

6 Comments:

Blogger Cancerian Snake said...

Salute to the brave pilot who rescue the wounded soldier!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 6:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

Yeah! Bravo to the brave pilot for his courage and skillfulness! :D

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 9:47:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger 刘皇帝 said...

The trick is this:

Brake the rear wheels and balance the chinook on mid-air. Make the rear push-force will balance out with the gripping power of the wheels.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 4:21:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger 刘皇帝 said...

And since the rear area of the chinook is always heavier than the front, then it is easy to maintain the centre gravity at the rear wheels.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 4:22:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Cancerian Snake said...

Leave no man behind whether dead or alive!

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 8:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Liu Huang Di: Written like a rocket scientist :D

To Snake: No man will be left behind provided no Taliban fighter uses a rocket-launcher to shoot at the Chinook helicopter :)

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 4:40:00 PM GMT+8  

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