Lol, no. We didn’t have the power to get over a mountain so we had to go around it which took about an hour and the LZ changed last minute. Our bingo was 1800 pounds so we had to go. My bro and I were the second iteration, sucks to suck. He got in a live fast rope and I got a rope ladder. In order for us to get certified we need a hoist, fast rope, rappel and rope ladder.Serious question, is “not” running out of gas part of the assessment?
Can you just imagine a Blackhawk parked in the middle of grassy field and the pilots walking away carrying fuel cans?
I know plenty of pilots and that's definitely some shit I see them doing. When I was with SOJTF I met a pilot flying CSAR that I can totally picture doing just that.As an LT I remember a Black Hawk landing on the open field near the Burger King and a crew member waking in the restaurant’s direction... I just assumed he was getting it to go. ;)
I’m going to assume you’ve read Chicken Hawk, but if not…Downtown “Funky Stuff” Malone<img class=smilie smilie--emoji loading=lazy alt=🍆 title=Eggplant :eggplant: src=https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/joypixels/assets/6.0/png/unicode/64/1f346.png data-shortname=:eggplant: /> said:I have heard stories from the old Vietnam era Huey pilot instructors when I went through Rucker about some crazy landings. These are guys that stopped counting flight hours at 50k...
I've seen an Apache pilot land to take a shit on our FOB in Iraq. Word must have gotten around that we had the cleanest portashitters in Iraq.As an LT I remember a Black Hawk landing on the open field near the Burger King and a crew member waking in the restaurant’s direction... I just assumed he was getting it to go. ;)