Chinook recovers Sea King

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by EX_STAB, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. Nice vid.

    Seen something similar before, but not with something as big a a seaking

    Good to see that the groundy earthed the strop before he grabbed it (not!!)

    Do our groundcrew wear such gucci dayglo headgear these days?
  2. IMHO the helmet cover looks like one of the 'safety supervisor' helmet covers.
  3. The Nook may be a powerful old beast but she does have her off days.

    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it SHF :mrgreen:

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  4. Tell me about it. I got offered a caby in a chinook, once, the fooker didn't start, was told 23sorry mate", we got to wait 2(whatever) hours to try agian. I only had 1/2 hour free. Then stag on.
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Seriously well made video clip!
  6. Bloody hell. I've seen 105 lightguns get picked up/dropped off, but not something like that.

    Beats the AA hands down.
  7. Thats the fastest that Seaking has ever gone and will ever go.
  8. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    I read somewhere JHC is achieving availability rates for the Chinnok far in advance of any other operator, hats off
  9. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Can it lift its own weight? I seem to recall that was one of the plus points about Lynx.
  10. Can it lift its own weight?

    Of course it can. How do you think it manages to get off the ground?

    I think I can say without fear of contradiction that every helicopter can lift its own weight. :roll:
  11. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Ok Flashy got me there, its own weight underslung?
  12. I know, I couldnt resist it though. :D

    You mean Lynx lift its own weight on the hook?

    No. The hook/what its bolted to is the limit.

    Empty weight of a Lynx is about 3200kg. Superfrog or 20NOV1917 will tell you the load limit. ;)
  13. Now that answers the question why Lynx can't carry feck all.

    Add 2 Fat Lynx Pilots with overpaid wallets and map bags full of pointless crap...Not forgeting Fat Lynx Pilots buttie box......

    Listen to them Gem engines scream :roll: