Big helicopter heading over toward Manchester now.
I live right close to a BUPA (now Spire?) hospital which has a hypobaric unit(??) where the deep sea divers go when poorly! These divers are obviously flown in and the majority of times its on the yellow RAF helicopters which are impressive and are literally a stones throw away (wife sometimes waves to them from garden and they wave back, tarts the lot ot them!!) but on a few occassions the chinook brings them in and not only do the trees blow but the house shakes too, amazing.
Is it just a boy/male thing that makes me run out and have a look whenever one lands??Posted 5 years agohoraMember
The two other (Chinooks) flew lower than us (ontop of cut throat)- amazing sights.Posted 5 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I’ve flown in Chinooks a couple of times. I remember flying down a firebreak in a woodland with the body of the helicopter below treetop level and the rotors thrashing the tops of the trees with the downdraft. Then we’d come out into a clearing and the pilot would crank it over 90 degrees in the turn, straight into the next firebreak. Very impressive. We were in the back, the ramp was half open and every now and again, the horizon would suddenly become vertical!
One guy filled TWO sickbags and from then on was known as the Chinook Chunderer. 🙂Posted 5 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Agree with Horas comments.. Poor taste indeed.Posted 5 years ago
Transferred a pt from one of the new coastguard helicopters a month back.. Think it was a Merlin?
‘Kin massive it was.. Could feel the wagon (a big old barge) seriously rocking in the downwash.
Had a peek inside- massive compared to the seakings..andylMember
They fly over the mendips quite regularly. Very unique sound due to the interaction of the twin rotors so you know what’s coming.
My favourite is the Merlin and get to see them occasionally. Amazing helicopter and have been lucky to see the insides of them.
tbh all the helicopters we have a pretty special. Apache is just scary up close in the hanger let alone when it creeps up on you or flies past you with the gun pointing at you and the Lynx is so underated by most people.
Osprey posted above is a disaster. Would never go near one.
Ground resonance videos always surprise people. Sometimes you are ‘lucky’ and it just flips over onto it’s side.Posted 5 years ago
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