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    Thanks. I got my cardio and had a nice poop!

    Some hand eye, on that one...

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    At one point, the tips of the rotors had to be mere feet from the slope. Amazing.
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    That's what I call "A Treetop Flyer".
    Nerves of steel and a steady hand.
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    That was incredible.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    so what happened? at first it liked like they put a skid down, with rotors extremely perilously close to tuoching the mountain

    but in the end they employed a winch
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    so what happened? at first it liked like they put a skid down, with rotors extremely perilously close to tuoching the mountain

    but in the end they employed a winch
    I've done something similar while deploying firefighters to a mountainside - one skid on a ledge while they got out. We had a couple of feet clearance and while snow is forgiving, boulders not so much.

    I don't understand the need to land if it was a hoist mission. Impressive airmanship regardless.
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    How did they manage to get all those camera angles?

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    So a skier hurts his knee and the rescue helicopter risks killing everyone with such a move.
    Stupid decision and it should not have been attempted.

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    Ah yes, the infamous red chant, "LET HIM DIE! LET HIM DIE! LET HIM DIE!"

    Sweet Mother of God...
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Ah yes, the infamous red chant, "LET HIM DIE! LET HIM DIE! LET HIM DIE!"

    Sweet Mother of God...
    Now you're being political where politics are not a factor.

    Had a risk assessment sheet been performed prior to that maneuver, it never would have been approved. A hoisting operation would have been safer, or possible movement of the injured to a better location for pick up, both very feasible alternatives.

    That being my opinion, as long time member of the helicopter SAR community.
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    The Washington and Oregon ANG search & rescue teams do that sort of stuff.... but they use big Chinooks that have the power to deal with the mountain breezes. I'm impressed by those French pilots. Fearless.

    This is the Oregon ANG's 168th Aviation Regiment out of Pendleton Oregon last summer, doing a Pinnacle landing on Mt Hood to extract a suicidal guy.



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    That's pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    I've done something similar while deploying firefighters to a mountainside - one skid on a ledge while they got out. We had a couple of feet clearance and while snow is forgiving, boulders not so much.

    I don't understand the need to land if it was a hoist mission. Impressive airmanship regardless.
    It looks like it was the fastest safest way to get an experienced medical tech off the helicopter. A hoist was the safest way to get an injured man on the helicopter. But what do I know. . .
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    He put that nose in there the way I used to put my garvey's bow up against the bulkhead with the engine in gear and idling. Would hold it there steady enough that I didn't need to tie it up while loading or unloading. I even ran to the truck on occasion to get my forgotten sunglasses or to back the trailer down the ramp (not advising it; just admitting to it) That's how steady that move was.

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