Discussion in 'Pararescue' started by Ravage, Sep 4, 2011.
Aerial refueling in a helicopter is ballsy as fuck!! Bet there is a bit of airsickness going on for the non pilots on that bird!
Not really. Basically, because your head is buried in your gear, as close to the floor beggin God, Allah and Jimi hendrix nothing goes wrong. Ask any of the PJ's on here- HAR is the WORST THING EVER. I dont know why, it's simply awful.
Yeah it looks awful!
TODAY'S SPECIAL! Free can of prop wash with every fill up!
Only been aboard for one HAR. We were on a MH-53 at some ungodly hour of night and my teammates somehow slept through it - either that or they were praying.
The right door gunner noticed that I was looking around trying to figure out why the hell we're bouncing around so much, so he motions me up and points outside. I glanced out from where I was standing and didn't see anything, so I look at him and shrug. Then he grabs me by the collar and shoves my head out into the slip stream and HOLY SHIT there's a 130 right fucking THERE. My recollection beyond that point is a bit hazy, but I'm pretty sure I peed myself. Just a little bit.
I was working a hurricane doing 3 HARs a day. To provided clarity on how bad I hate HARing; I would rather SPIEs naked through a cactus field with a burlap sack of badgers tied around my waist.
That needs to be a tag line.
Please forgive my non-military lack of knowlege. HAR?
"Helicopter Air Refueling"
"Huffing Av/gas and Regurgitating"
Hmmm.... that one needs to be more specific.... that could be flying NOE in a C-130 on a hot day, flying NOE in a Chinook, or myriad other fun and exciting things.... y'know?
Only did one HAR.
MH-53 over Morocco, guess I was too stupid to be scared. Kept trying to stick my head out the gunners window so I could watch.
Pussys, five and 1/2 years on 53s with TNTC HARs; my only response before going on the hose was "wake me up then I can smoke".
Rocks were also heavier, women more beautiful, the men were real men, etc. I could do without being called a "pu*&y" in an open forum on which women are actively posting, though.
I too hate HAR. I was with JustanotherJ during those 3-4/days in Ike/Gustav. No fun at all.
Yea, but my HAR's were accompanied by a fire juggling team...and they were heavier.
For the WIN!
"Moody AFB is the ultimate training ground" guess im the only one who caught that...
My brain is trained to shut the words Moody AFB out; so I missed that part.
ETA- My brain is trained to hear Moody AFB Sucks though.
Knew quite a few guys out of that base, being that I went to Valdosta State University. I've heard it's pretty awful.