I have had my share of 'white knuckled' adventures in the USAF's C-82's C-119s. As well as the US Army's Helos!
I hated the C-119 for many reasons, most of all, when my SF unit, was stationed at Navy base, where take off was over Lake Washington. (Knowing that the '119 had the same ability to fly as a bumble-bee and a glide path like a big rock.) I sat there on take off, with two parachutes and full combat gear. I always made the AF keep both doors open, and sat next to one and had one hand on my reserve 'Chute.
I also made several trips to Alaska in C-119s (14+ Hrs flight.) One of which we geared up in the aircraft.) Parachuted (Night jump.) into Ft. Richardson, AK. (My first time in Alaska.) We also flew Seattle. Ft. Wainright (Fairbanks, AK)
I also made a few trips to Idaho State, from Washington State through the North Cascade Mountains, where you fly through the mountain passes and look up at the mountain tops and down at a very hostile looking landscape for a parachutist to land in.