Helicopter pilot is too good for inertia.

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Imachimper, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Imachimper

    Imachimper Newer than Noob

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    If I ever get stuck out in the woods, I am calling this guy....

    http://youtu.be/clz0xVtbfnI

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  2. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    That is so impressive I question if it is real? It does take it a second longer to hook up, and you would have to move fast to make it worth a $20 tree. My dad was a helicopter pilot/mechanic, I'll have to show him.
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  3. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Time is money baby! I see efficiency! Some people are just damn good at their job's. Hope this pilot get's hazard pay.
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  4. tblume

    tblume gettin'it

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    Real.

    Come down to the south valley and watch it yourself- those guys are pretty good.
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  5. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Saw heli logging by Detroit Lake last summer, same thing. The guy had the machine running full blast the whole time swinging huge bundles of 3 or 4 logs at a time.

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  6. John_B

    John_B roooooookie

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    MFer, those guys are hella talented. Hope their charging out the @ss for their time, both cause of their skill and speed, but also cause their airframe and pwrtrain are taking an @as kicking!

    John B
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  7. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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    Real. Same load, same route over and over again. Still, great skills.
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  8. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Reminds me of the awesome Bush Pilots.

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  9. Righty65

    Righty65 Been here awhile

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    20 years ago I worked on my Sisters Christmas tree farm during my vacation from my real job.

    I got to set the hook for the helicopter for an entire week. You do the same action a few thousand times and you get good.

    It was fun until the clouds came out. We would get static electricity built up and when we reached our hand out to grab the hook from the helicopter you would get a blue flame a foot long that would give you an awe full static shock. It hurt bad.

    One pilot was good enough to put the hook directly into my hand almost every time.

    Good memories

    Righty65
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  10. E1Allen

    E1Allen UH-60 Pilot

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    Yeah, haven't seen that yet. Looks sweet.

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  11. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Hey RR or JM
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  12. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    You'll see the same in the north valley too


    What? :1drink
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  13. D_A

    D_A Long timer

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    DAYum! :eek1

    "Screw your 'laws of physics', I get paid by the load delivered!"
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  14. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    hEY BURNINGPEEPEEMAN :fyyff
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  15. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    Now I understand why that pilot may have crashed awhile back, doing XMas trees.
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  16. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    You should see the guys that load the kilos:lol3
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  17. withoutaride

    withoutaride Banned

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    Must be a Koch brothers tree farm. Money first....safety last.
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  18. TacocaT

    TacocaT Been here awhile

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    I have worked around a lot of helicopters and it never ceases to amaze me what a good pilot can do. Last year I watched a utility contractor use a helicopter to put poles into holes in the mountains. Pretty sweet.
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