Extreme Chinook Helicopter Troop Extraction. This is totally insane and the pilot is awesome! It looks like this was a video taken by a US Soldier in the Middle East. The Chinook Pilot definitely has some serious piloting skill and confidence. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to hover the Chinook on it’s tail and allow the soldiers to load from the rear.
My name is Mike and I run HoveringHelicopter.com. I started this website as a passion project about helicopters. I've always been fascinated by helicopters and always dreamed of becoming a helicopter pilot. It never happened but hasn't diminished my interest in helicopters.
The Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter is a hallmark in the history of military aviation. Born out of a need for an advanced attack helicopter, the Apache has proven itself repeatedly. This article explores the history, features, deployment, and evolution of this remarkable helicopter.
In 1968, US Troops numbered over 535,000 and the Huey Helicopter was a familiar sight. The helicopter proved its worth in the early months of 1968 when the Tet Offensive started in Vietnam Cities. During the offensive, armed UH-1 gunships would fly on the flanks of the combat zone while UH-1 slicks delivered troops into a landing zone. If the LZ was under fire from Viet Cong positions, the gunships would try to keep the Viet Cong under cover. It was during this time that the AH-1G HueyCobra was introduced to the battlefield.
This helicopter video shows a Robinson R-22 Helicopter hovering in one place.
The Robinson R-22 Helicopter is one of the most popular helicopters in the world. It is used for flight training, livestock mustering to patrolling pipelines because of it’s dependability, low operating costs and performance.
The Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter is flown throughout the world for many applications, ranging from flight training to livestock mustering to patrolling pipelines, that require dependability, low operating costs, and performance.
Discover the unparalleled legacy of the Kamov Ka-50, a true marvel in the world of military aviation. Affectionately known as the ‘Black Shark’, this Russian combat helicopter has shaped the course of aerial warfare with its revolutionary design and unmatched capabilities. The article delves deep into the Kamov Ka-50’s rich historical roots, outlining its emergence as a game-changer in the skies. Learn about its innovative technical specifications, which set it apart from contemporaries and paved the way for future rotorcraft innovations. Explore the tactical roles it has masterfully executed, and the modern upgrades that ensure its relevance in today’s dynamic combat scenarios. Beyond the battlefield, witness the Kamov Ka-50’s cultural imprint, from video games to silver screens. This comprehensive exploration offers insights into not just an aircraft, but a symbol of Russian ingenuity and a testament to human engineering prowess.
The Sikorsky Model S-60 was proposed to meet the Army’s need for a Utility Tacticla Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) to replace the UH-1 Iroquois. The prototype was first flown on October 17, 1974, and the Army ordered 2,260 of the type, designated UH-60 Black Hawk, although budgetary constraints confined the order to 1,400, the first entering service in June 1979. The Black Hawk is considerably larger than the UH-1 and initial aircraft could carry 20 troops compared with 11, plus a substantial underslung load (8,000lbs).
Helicopters were instrumental in the Vietnam War. The challenging terrain made land travel difficult. Moreover, long distances involved complicated things further. However, helicopters, particularly the Huey, changed the game. This article will explore how the Huey Helicopter became a crucial part of Medevac missions in Vietnam.