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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2006, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Did you earn your pay today? This guy did...


If you don't think our military pilots earn their pay - 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 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???
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Damn, thats some skill rite there. I guess if you can hover... You can do that.



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the military wants all you video game junkies to enlist...


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Dang! That guy deserves for that. I fly R/C helicopters and those are as hard to fly as the real thing (or so ive heard) and thats no easy task so if he can halfway land it on a building hes got some skills.
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video games are nothing to real flight training. I need to finish getting my VFR license.

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Heck I have trouble just getting my wife into the car in the driveway
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 05:01 PM
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Now that's some killer skillz!
must have been light winds that day too.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 09:14 PM
 
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The thing about choppers is they are Naturaly unstable. Meaning that if you let go of the controls its not going to stay there. The controls are insane, and a ton harder than most think, mostly because the controls go against your natural reactions. Pretty crazy and I give two thumbs WAY up to that dude, he has to have quite a set on him.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2006, 04:08 PM
 
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Being at a base where 75% of all the AF's training munitions are dropped, I can say that they do earn their pay. that's an awesome photo. Wish it was bigger.
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