MILAVIA Forum - Military Aviation Discussion Forum

Author Topic: A video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction by Chinook  (Read 7193 times)

Offline AVIATOR

  • Hero of Flight
  • ******
  • Posts: 821
  • Country: au
  • TALLY HO CHAPS
A video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction by Chinook
« on: June 13, 2009, 09:25:21 AM »



A video of a  U.S. Navy SEAL extraction was filmed from inside an MH-47 Chinook helicopter.
The pilot has lowered the ramp, dipped the tail end into the water to partially flood the compartment,
(a manoeuvre that requires quite precise flying) and awaits the Navy SEALs to board in their F470 Zodiac.
Its awesome, one has to admire the skills of the Navy SEALs.  There very few Marine or Navy Chopper Pilots
who would attempt this, because its easy to lose lift and ditch the chopper.

Fantastic skill.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2009, 02:36:13 AM by AVIATOR »

Offline Eldorado82

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 238
  • Country: il
Re: A video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction by Chinook
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 10:38:18 AM »
Ive seen once an heli on the water with somekind of a flowtanks ..can it be possible?or only during emergency landing on water?
Remembering Steven "TigerShark" Zeluff

Offline AVIATOR

  • Hero of Flight
  • ******
  • Posts: 821
  • Country: au
  • TALLY HO CHAPS
Re: A video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction by Chinook
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 12:16:40 AM »

It isn't landing on the water El, it is hovering at water level and showing the incredible versatility of The Chinook in the hands of a skilled pilot.

Back  last year an Afghan family who had been passing information to allied forces had to be rescued as they had been compromised by locals and were in danger of being murdered by the Taliban.
This photo shows the Chinook hovering with it's ramp on the house roof whilst the family are rescued.



Offline Raptor

  • General of Flight
  • *******
  • Posts: 1388
  • Country: sg
  • What's the next big thing?
Re: A video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction by Chinook
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 05:28:48 PM »
And considering the fact that the Chinook dates back to Vietnam-war-eras... Makes it even more awesome.  :o
-JCLim

Offline F-111 C/C

  • Hero of Flight
  • ******
  • Posts: 634
  • Country: us
Re: A video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction by Chinook
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 06:15:39 PM »
That's some serious 'kick-ass' flying!!!
Wars are won by carrying the 'heavy iron' downtown!

Offline AVIATOR

  • Hero of Flight
  • ******
  • Posts: 821
  • Country: au
  • TALLY HO CHAPS
Re: A video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction by Chinook
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 03:50:29 AM »
A picture tells a thousand words they say. This one tells the story of just what some guys can do with the machines they fly.
You wanta help grandma up that notched pole to the roof?

 



AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com click to vote for MILAVIA