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GENERAL TOPICS => Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place => Topic started by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:22:29 AM

Title: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:22:29 AM
My favorite aircraft!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:25:41 AM
....
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:27:36 AM
Good Stuff!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:29:50 AM
Hooks
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:32:00 AM
And the nose art is coming back!

Black Hawks and Apaches aren't big enough for any art work!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:34:39 AM
No piluts alowd!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:37:08 AM
Sentimental bunch!

Oh, and never, never, EVER, fall asleep in the back of a Chinook in flight!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:38:51 AM
NSDQ
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 11:41:16 AM
OK, so there's a MD 530 in there...Flew them too and like em'
Just not as much
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: stlaser on December 17, 2015, 02:37:27 PM
Where's the tanks? ;D
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 09:40:57 PM
Where's the tanks? ;D
I have some tank pics!
I'll put them up in my Rut-Ro thread
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on December 17, 2015, 09:43:25 PM
too bad there aren't any back scratching videos....or videos of someone dragging a tree around...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 09:51:33 PM
And More!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 09:53:37 PM
I like em'!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 09:55:38 PM
Second pic dedicated to Bobby
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on December 17, 2015, 09:57:20 PM
Nice
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 09:57:49 PM
I flew for "Darkhorse Airlines"
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 17, 2015, 09:59:37 PM
How's the load hangin'?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: wilsonphil on December 18, 2015, 02:21:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOhQWTBGEf8

And why we have a dynamics Dept
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 18, 2015, 02:59:18 PM
^^^You had to go and remind me of that.... >:(
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 18, 2015, 03:01:15 PM
OK, Back to happy Chinook thoughts...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 18, 2015, 03:02:58 PM
Until I can find some more:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cudakidd53 on December 19, 2015, 04:51:05 PM
I laughed HARD at the "formation of aviation warrants about to conduct PT" photo!  ;D
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 19, 2015, 06:45:28 PM
I laughed HARD at the "formation of aviation warrants about to conduct PT" photo!  ;D
It is so true!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 30, 2015, 07:47:12 PM
Rob, the gentleman from NZ I met in Kandahar just sent me these:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on December 30, 2015, 10:27:12 PM
I have said it before and I will say it again!

dustoff is the only way that I will ever willingly ride in that damned catfish and when that happens, murphy blanked everything !!!!!!!!!!!!

by the way, how is duane doing? 
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on December 31, 2015, 08:20:40 AM
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualty_evacuation

Hmm. Learned something new today about yalls brotherhood.

Nate with just a few months to go if you need medevac something indeed has gone wrong.


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on December 31, 2015, 10:55:07 AM
don,

I think this one may be even worse than the other one I shared...?

https://youtu.be/C2W6pDiopw0
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 31, 2015, 03:47:08 PM
don,

I think this one may be even worse than the other one I shared...?

https://youtu.be/C2W6pDiopw0
That's pretty bad...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cudakidd53 on January 01, 2016, 07:29:18 AM
I now need that product because of that Ad......
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on January 01, 2016, 10:19:40 PM
Don. The NS guys that crashed in the Bin Laden compound had trained in a mock up with a chain link fence but the air was not stable when they went in because it was a solid fence. Can you talk us thorough how that fence can cause that instability that led to the copter going down? 


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 02, 2016, 09:41:16 AM
The Brits can fly these things too!

But I saw a couple of my alma-mater making it into the scenes (Probes)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10203724579673570
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Bigdave_185 on January 10, 2016, 11:00:10 AM
I am just going to leave this right here (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/10/3abea42f7ae40435eac208989289c91e.jpg)


Raising boys into RealMen!!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 10, 2016, 11:08:13 AM
Typical...

And not unusual

Been there did that...

One day the film crew shows up on my ramp. They want to get "Action shots" of pilots flying the aircraft.
They had us dress up all tactical like get in the aircraft and start it up. The guy with the camera filmed from below the aircraft, shooting up through the "Chin" bubble while we ran the aircraft flat pitch sitting on the ground. Those "Action/flying" scenes made it to be some recruitment advertisement.

All of that stuff is canned. You don't think Hollywood or any add firm photographers are going to get anywhere near a combat zone, do you?
When I think of those people, an older Don would have thought of a word that started with a P, has some S'es in it and ended in "ies"
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on January 10, 2016, 11:44:37 AM
Pansies


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 10, 2016, 11:59:11 AM
Pansies


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Like that...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Bigdave_185 on January 10, 2016, 01:12:54 PM
I seen that photo this morning and just couldn't resist, I had to poke the bear


Raising boys into RealMen!!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 10, 2016, 10:40:47 PM
I seen that photo this morning and just couldn't resist, I had to poke the bear


Raising boys into RealMen!!
Understood

All's fair in love, war, and web sites!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: BobbyB on January 11, 2016, 12:51:45 PM
I am just going to leave this right here

That's also the crawl phase of training for an air assault operation.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 17, 2016, 11:14:20 AM
Whose Chinook?

Which Armee is this?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: BobbyB on January 17, 2016, 01:28:33 PM
Whose Chinook?

Which Armee is this?

The hard to read writing on the side vaguely looks like German or Dutch.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 17, 2016, 01:50:26 PM
OOOHH, you're close

Been to Kandahar?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: BobbyB on January 17, 2016, 03:00:45 PM
OOOHH, you're close

Been to Kandahar?

Yep
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 17, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
They were parked there
Along with the Dutch cougars (new tricked out Pumas)
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on February 08, 2016, 08:44:21 AM
Just ran across this A/R tape

Made my skin crawl all over again...Man I hated doing that!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chinook+aerial+refuelling&&view=detail&mid=E6F29050EF6C92D64EA8E6F29050EF6C92D64EA8&FORM=VRDGAR
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cudakidd53 on February 08, 2016, 11:27:11 AM
Seems like they could give ya a longer hose?  I'd give that a 9.5 on the pucker factor scale - what about you Don, you did it!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on February 08, 2016, 03:17:18 PM
Seems like they could give ya a longer hose?  I'd give that a 9.5 on the pucker factor scale - what about you Don, you did it!
Oh yea, I used to do that, and while blacked out on NVG...even in clouds! Those crazy C130 guys were airplane flying, and never realized helicopters are afraid of clouds!
Yea one night I was "On the hose" up around 13,000 near Albuquerque. I was fighting the thing because of turbulence and it had been a long flight to that point. So while I'm on the hose, all I'm looking at is the hose which you have to push in and maintain it within a 10 foot distance, and trying to stay on the wing horizon which means keep the little batwing engine oil cooler right on the horizon, all the while looking right down the dump tube. The rotor blades get down to 15'4" from the herc. So while all this is happening, he goes into a cloud and starts a turn. All I am looking at is that wing maybe 35 feet away and very close to my tip path plane so I wouldn't know if we were inside a volcano!

Kevin, the other pilot says, "Hang in there Big D, only about 120 degrees of turn left." "Turn? We in a turn?" is all I could say. Like I said I wouldn't have known if we were upside down. Aerial Refueling is really difficult to do. I was the 13th guy ever qualified in the US Army
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on February 08, 2016, 07:13:30 PM
Man, they make it look so easy in the movies......
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on February 08, 2016, 10:37:16 PM
It's anything but easy
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cj7ox on February 19, 2016, 03:52:37 PM
Seems like they could give ya a longer hose?  I'd give that a 9.5 on the pucker factor scale - what about you Don, you did it!
Oh yea, I used to do that, and while blacked out on NVG...even in clouds! Those crazy C130 guys were airplane flying, and never realized helicopters are afraid of clouds!
Yea one night I was "On the hose" up around 13,000 near Albuquerque. I was fighting the thing because of turbulence and it had been a long flight to that point. So while I'm on the hose, all I'm looking at is the hose which you have to push in and maintain it within a 10 foot distance, and trying to stay on the wing horizon which means keep the little batwing engine oil cooler right on the horizon, all the while looking right down the dump tube. The rotor blades get down to 15'4" from the herc. So while all this is happening, he goes into a cloud and starts a turn. All I am looking at is that wing maybe 35 feet away and very close to my tip path plane so I wouldn't know if we were inside a volcano!

Kevin, the other pilot says, "Hang in there Big D, only about 120 degrees of turn left." "Turn? We in a turn?" is all I could say. Like I said I wouldn't have known if we were upside down. Aerial Refueling is really difficult to do. I was the 13th guy ever qualified in the US Army

Wow. That's all I can say...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 03:17:03 PM
Moar
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 03:19:07 PM
Like em'
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 03:21:12 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on March 28, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
Nice pics again.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 03:24:16 PM
D's and F's
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: stlaser on March 28, 2016, 05:23:12 PM
Hey, that middle picture..... Is that why you keep us DOT's around? :o
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 28, 2016, 08:18:47 PM
the most impressive to me is that photo of the electrical tower being carried...

Whats the story with the car in dubai?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 10:16:41 PM
Hey, that middle picture..... Is that why you keep us DOT's around? :o
Never thought about it...I guess you folks have added value!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 10:18:02 PM
the most impressive to me is that photo of the electrical tower being carried...

Whats the story with the car in dubai?
Race car transport??

Who knows...

I used to buy 4WD parts and big car parts out west, then pack em in a hook and fly them back home.

Probably just something like that...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 29, 2016, 07:33:46 AM
http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-12647280/kblock43/photos/ig-1206766848409052462_12647280

Ken Block apparently put his Hoonicorn in one in the UK for a shoot for Top Gear.
https://youtu.be/_hf6ke1-i3E
heres the Dubai video.  Love the AMG police cars...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on March 29, 2016, 01:16:45 PM
Do you always buy car parts with drivers in them?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 29, 2016, 03:04:51 PM
Do you always buy car parts with drivers in them?
I bought one or two of them with mice inside. That's roughly equivalent to the new American male, right?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on April 17, 2016, 03:58:37 PM
https://www.facebook.com/AviationTactical/posts/771844889583872
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 17, 2016, 09:05:18 PM
https://www.facebook.com/AviationTactical/posts/771844889583872
Nate, When I was a young wipper snapper in the task force (160th) I was jogging one day back on Clarksville base. Underground complex where the Navee used to store important stuff. A couple of those bunkers were ours. One was open so I just jogged right in. The whole Guns-a-go-go weapons systems were sitting right there. Obviously somewone was thinking of fitting out one of our classified birds with the cool stuff...We never did...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 09:40:01 PM
Not a Chinook, but maybe me...Not sure

Photographer was Ned Dawson, filming us on a mission. Gunner is getting ready to light up someone's world and burn the left arm off the pilot sitting there!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 09:46:24 PM
Also not a Chinook, but I flew S-Model Cobras for a short time...cool aircraft
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 09:49:04 PM
Yes, Trump owned three Chinooks!

Used them to shuttle folks from the airport to Atlantic city to his casino
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 09:51:29 PM
A1E Skyraider

Could carry anything

Apparently a toilet bowl as well!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 09:54:08 PM
Different flavors

Some regular

Some special...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 09:56:08 PM
Red stripes = Fire fighting aircraft
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 09:58:47 PM
Landing on that LP-H on the "45" is not as easy as it may seem. The ship is not stationary! Nossir, it's moving along, normally 15-17 knots
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 10:01:39 PM
The white one with the Chinese markings was a Boeing Demo bird built for China.

I actually flew that bird. Repainted and reissued to the Army, we named it "China Girl"
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 10:03:45 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 10:05:58 PM
Is that Bobby on the aft rope?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on April 26, 2016, 11:12:20 PM
there is just TTTTTTTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much comedy in this photo!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on April 26, 2016, 11:14:28 PM
Wish I could find the pic of my dads 34 getting lifted out of a field in socal by a 53.

I was building a radio control 46 in the red/white like the 47 above. Lost in house fire.

 
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: EL TATE on April 27, 2016, 12:06:04 PM
That comic is hilarious to many industries! diggin' the blue Friday pic
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 27, 2016, 12:40:32 PM
That comic is hilarious to many industries! diggin' the blue Friday pic
I'm sure you would!

Must be the Chinook unit up in Tacoma, or possibly my boys 4/160, a new hook unit which was stood up there
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Wilbur on April 27, 2016, 12:45:22 PM
Just love these pics!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: wilsonphil on April 27, 2016, 12:47:38 PM
there is just TTTTTTTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much comedy in this photo!

But I don't see any prop wash??
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 27, 2016, 01:25:31 PM
there is just TTTTTTTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much comedy in this photo!

But I don't see any prop wash??
Rotor wash: Same thing
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: BobbyB on April 27, 2016, 02:38:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5NXzvbz.jpg)
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 27, 2016, 04:13:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5NXzvbz.jpg)

The only thing I can figure that's light in the Infantry is maybe sleep?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 27, 2016, 06:05:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5NXzvbz.jpg)

The only thing I can figure that's light in the Infantry is maybe sleep?
Some other things:
Food
Time off
Response to Excuses
Compassion from pilots
Showers
Warmth in the winter
Comfort anytime
Support from just about anybody when in the bush
Care from the VA
Replacement uniforms
Sympathy
Compassion from others
Normal language devoid of four letter words
Well, for that matter, intelligent conversation at all!
Dry feet
Chewing gum...I heard many a grunt complain about not enough gum
Cleanliness
vehicular transportation
Dates on weekends

But for all that, there are a few things they are heavy on:
Honor
Respect
Integrity
Feared
Sense of value
Knowing they did their duty
Self control of fear
Manning up
Being someone worthy of that dirty flag on their shoulders
Courage
Sense of Duty
They won't quit (Not smart enough to, I'd suspect  ;-)
THE RIGHT STUFF
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on April 27, 2016, 08:53:24 PM
And a thank you to each and every one of them. God bless them all
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 28, 2016, 08:08:59 AM
And a thank you to each and every one of them. God bless them all
I believe you were one as well Bob?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 05, 2016, 07:50:34 PM
Mission is called "Amphib-2"
I've done that a hundred times if I've done it once
I think these guys are dutch...maybe British
Nose of the aircraft is different...

https://www.facebook.com/AndradeRacing405/videos/1226217854056356/
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 06, 2016, 06:26:19 PM
I bet the ground crew hates salt water in the craft....
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: OldKooT on May 09, 2016, 07:23:29 AM
At the air show this weekend I think my grandsons favorite craft was a toss up between the Chinook doing ferry duty for the jump crews and the B25 "Paper Doll" that he got a special tour through because Grandpa knows people LoL

The one Chinook they were giving walk through tours with, that aircraft saw some serious foot traffic. There was a line two blocks long for most of the day. Grand islands Air Guard did a stand up job of hospitality and educating folks on the Chinook. You'd be proud Don.

Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 09, 2016, 09:23:11 AM
At the air show this weekend I think my grandsons favorite craft was a toss up between the Chinook doing ferry duty for the jump crews and the B25 "Paper Doll" that he got a special tour through because Grandpa knows people LoL

The one Chinook they were giving walk through tours with, that aircraft saw some serious foot traffic. There was a line two blocks long for most of the day. Grand islands Air Guard did a stand up job of hospitality and educating folks on the Chinook. You'd be proud Don.



Cool!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: KensAuto on May 11, 2016, 11:31:56 PM
The Chinook is being highlighted on the show "Alaska Mega Machines" tonight. Pretty cool stuff. This one has skies!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 12, 2016, 08:38:10 AM
The Chinook is being highlighted on the show "Alaska Mega Machines" tonight. Pretty cool stuff. This one has skies!
Those guys do rescue work up on Mt. McKinley. They are part of what we call the HART (High Altitude Rescue Team) Skis, obviously for landing on snowy surfaces.

A normal Chinook has a service ceiling of 20,000 feet due to the system that pressurizes the hydraulic system on the low side. But, I know of some people who took one to 27,000 feet one day...

I Used to do para drops from 20,000 from time to time in one
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 12, 2016, 08:41:05 AM
Brit Hook

Second is a AW-139, another fav of mine, I got my type rating in it at the factory near Milan, Italy.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:01:12 PM
Moar
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:02:30 PM
Hooks...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:03:53 PM
I post em' as I find em'
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:05:27 PM
Magnificent aircraft!

The last pic is a result of the Obama inspired military budget cuts
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:08:06 PM
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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:09:37 PM
Some old B models from Vietnam. I actually flew some B models in the Instructor Pilot course...Scary, those early hooks!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:12:29 PM
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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:13:33 PM
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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: stlaser on May 17, 2016, 07:18:05 PM
Hey Norm, I think we now know why Don likes his trucks big & heavy.....

Question Don, at the regional track meet for my daughter up in Lyons CO. A chinook flew over with what looked like a large orange ball dangling from its under carriage. It flew past southwest then about 40 mins later it flew north again. Any idea what that ball hanging down there was for?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Wilbur on May 17, 2016, 07:25:06 PM
Is that a weight for a hook so it doesn't fly around when it doesn't have a load?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:41:03 PM
Hey Norm, I think we now know why Don likes his trucks big & heavy.....

Question Don, at the regional track meet for my daughter up in Lyons CO. A chinook flew over with what looked like a large orange ball dangling from its under carriage. It flew past southwest then about 40 mins later it flew north again. Any idea what that ball hanging down there was for?
That was a 1750 gallon water bucket, called a "Bambi-Bucket" The crew dips the bucket into a pond, then scoops up a load of water then flies it to a fire location where they release it via hydraulic doors located in the bucket itself. I posted a hook "Fire bombing" with the Bambi bucket in this set...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 17, 2016, 07:42:24 PM
Is that a weight for a hook so it doesn't fly around when it doesn't have a load?
No, they fly around just fine without a load!

It's never been attempted, but there is a good chance the hook could set a time to climb record if anyone ever actually tried. That bird will climb like a homesick angel!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: stlaser on May 17, 2016, 08:15:07 PM
Found it, post 93 bottom pic. Thanks for the clarification!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 18, 2016, 10:08:09 PM
Found it, post 93 bottom pic. Thanks for the clarification!
Also post #94, 4th pic down. That is a Bambi full of water about 100 ft below the aircraft. The last pic shows the flight engineer laying on the floor looking out the center hook hatch at the bucket. He is talking to the pilot telling him if the load is swaying or stable. Heck you can tell when 18,000 lbs on the end of a 100 foot stick starts to oscillate. It moves the whole aircraft!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:28:12 PM
Some Crew Chief humor I came across...like 40 pics, I'll share:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:31:31 PM
Finger, tongue, mike cord...You have to lick it and smear the saliva around inside to get the contacts to actually work!

Crew chief obviously got his vest hung up onto the cargo hook and got an unexpected ride...But I'd have NO personal knowledge of that ever heppening to me...

That's a forward blade mounted on the aft head!  :o
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:34:55 PM
Rubber chicken pitot tube covers...clever!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:38:13 PM
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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:40:21 PM
Anyone figure out the last pic?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:42:53 PM
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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:45:15 PM
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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 12:47:18 PM
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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on May 19, 2016, 01:18:14 PM
Isn't the safety wire supposed to be wound into the hole?

Love the hooker card. 33 men on board, right.

Was that Dustoffs Catfish getting filet'd?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on May 19, 2016, 01:46:48 PM
them some good ones!

yes I have licked it to stick it

poor job on the lacing wire, its not even connected

those nuggets had a bad day with that inventory! 

Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 02:22:19 PM
Isn't the safety wire supposed to be wound into the hole?

Love the hooker card. 33 men on board, right.

Was that Dustoffs Catfish getting filet'd?
Correct to the safety wire job. The nut is saftied to itself and not to the lock tab which would have prevented it from coming loose!

The Hawk is an Air Force HH-60. It appears to have been sling loaded and somehow ended up delivered upside down...strap broke??? Or some thunderstorm might have blown through and toppled it...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on May 19, 2016, 02:48:16 PM
The head looks padded like they meant to do it, but you would think some other support would be there too??
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: BobbyB on May 19, 2016, 04:24:39 PM
Psh you can cram more people in the back, unless they're carrying overstuffed rucks... again the whole "light" infantry thing.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 05:37:52 PM
Psh you can cram more people in the back, unless they're carrying overstuffed rucks... again the whole "light" infantry thing.
I know
Our record is 109!
40-60 rangers was pretty normal
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on May 19, 2016, 05:40:52 PM
The head looks padded like they meant to do it, but you would think some other support would be there too??
Noticed that
So head is wrapped up like that for maintenance, for sling load operations and when being shipped onboard, ships...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on May 19, 2016, 06:55:24 PM
Don't dead fish float tummy up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 10, 2016, 08:35:02 AM
...Where the idea of "Star Wars" actually came from!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 10, 2016, 08:36:57 AM
Ode to Mechanics and Crew Chiefs!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 10, 2016, 08:39:29 AM
Big rotor system. Blades are over 27 feet long each. Rotor system spans 60 feet...and there's two of them!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 10, 2016, 08:42:13 AM
We study the duck to prefect our landing technique.

"Gear Down, three green
Flaps 45
Landing check complete"
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 10, 2016, 08:43:51 AM
Flying these things in the places they ask us to fly is expensive!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: wilsonphil on June 10, 2016, 09:50:16 AM
Anyone figure out the last pic?
Yep that would be one of those jam nuts on a rod end that needs to be safetied to itsself, nothing ever comes loose on a helio-copter anyway.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 13, 2016, 11:48:49 AM
Anyone figure out the last pic?
Yep that would be one of those jam nuts on a rod end that needs to be safetied to itsself, nothing ever comes loose on a helio-copter anyway.

Nothing  :o
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on June 13, 2016, 12:01:53 PM
Just to DOT things up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: KensAuto on June 13, 2016, 12:20:35 PM
That's not a Hook JR !!! shame on you.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 13, 2016, 12:27:43 PM
Blasphemy!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on June 13, 2016, 12:40:27 PM
Well, at least it is right side up and a BIG gun.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: wilsonphil on June 13, 2016, 02:49:37 PM
Anyone figure out the last pic?
Yep that would be one of those jam nuts on a rod end that needs to be safetied to itsself, nothing ever comes loose on a helio-copter anyway.

Nothing  :o

Other than the nut behind the controls I have seen that come loose many times!!!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 01:44:40 PM
Drink anyone?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 20, 2016, 04:51:59 PM
Wow. Nice. I've ridden through there with the Ride2Recovery. Guy next to me was shot 5 times by that scumbag Nadal Hassan


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 20, 2016, 09:02:17 PM
Did you drive down that way Don?  Good stuff there- 2nd favorite to what we shared at the hide!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 09:17:44 PM
Did you drive down that way Don?  Good stuff there- 2nd favorite to what we shared at the hide!
Nope, but thinking of ridin' the Triumph down to Ft. Campbell next week to eat a Schnitzel and maybe lay some flowers at the Night Stalker Memorial.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:36:43 PM
Ran across some more
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:37:56 PM
One of these applies to me!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:38:56 PM
Purdy
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:40:18 PM
And a CH-46 makes an appearance
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:41:47 PM
I like em in green!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:43:08 PM
Ozzie was a hooker???
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:44:34 PM
That's one good lookin' paint job!

First pic lookslike a pair of 107's or 122's just exploded
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:46:55 PM
Last pic: Aussies hot doggin' again!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:48:39 PM
NASA too!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:49:38 PM
No, we don't!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 10:50:21 PM
Non PC, that's for sure!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on June 21, 2016, 01:12:56 AM
I like the one with the boy.

Did you notice the moon shot and the 1 with the 2 grunts are the same pics?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 21, 2016, 08:26:03 AM
I like the one with the boy.

Did you notice the moon shot and the 1 with the 2 grunts are the same pics?
I think they used the actual first lunar landing which was done with a Chinook, and photo-shopped that to create that unrealistic photo of a hook dustin' up the Stan...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cj7ox on June 21, 2016, 05:52:57 PM
Non PC, that's for sure!
Love this! Political correctness is the downfall of our Nation and culture!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2016, 10:32:58 AM
BV-234
Civilian version of the Army CH-47. Notice all the windows...
BV234 seats 44
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: BobbyB on June 28, 2016, 11:22:29 AM
You know with the Chinook's large cabin, ability to hold a bunch of people/associated crap, ability to settle into the water and wallow around like a fat duck, the USCG would like it for rescue and etc.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2016, 02:19:22 PM
You know with the Chinook's large cabin, ability to hold a bunch of people/associated crap, ability to settle into the water and wallow around like a fat duck, the USCG would like it for rescue and etc.

Chinook = Very Expensive

USCG = No budget
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: BobbyB on June 28, 2016, 02:36:34 PM
You know with the Chinook's large cabin, ability to hold a bunch of people/associated crap, ability to settle into the water and wallow around like a fat duck, the USCG would like it for rescue and etc.

Chinook = Very Expensive

USCG = No budget

They don't have to be top of the line, gucci geared out.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2016, 09:42:04 PM
Found this

SFC Murrales dog tag found on his body

KIA Afghanistan, 160th SOAR Medic
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 28, 2016, 10:55:39 PM
Downer. Rest in peace SFC murrales
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Wilbur on July 19, 2016, 12:12:44 PM
Downer. Rest in peace SFC murrales

^^THIS^^
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Wilbur on July 19, 2016, 12:13:23 PM
Don I saw this and thought of you. Not all your favorite birds but pretty well done I thought....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYFdldfYEJk

Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 19, 2016, 08:17:45 PM
^^^^Old Footage there. Lots of 101st Airborne aircraft in that

Koul stuff. Flying it is even neater!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 19, 2016, 08:20:17 PM
Cool stuff
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 19, 2016, 08:22:19 PM
Time for Moar pics
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 19, 2016, 08:24:00 PM
And more

The one carrying the MI-24 Hind, is the one I crashed in, the opening night of Desert Storm...The one in the book
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 19, 2016, 08:27:00 PM
Isn't this fun!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 19, 2016, 08:29:42 PM
And all of you get to pay for all of this!

And I got to burn up all those dollars!

How cool is that!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on July 19, 2016, 08:50:11 PM
my question would be, why would you go and disrespect duanes dog like that........................SMH.....................hasn't he suffered enough just for having to drive the catfish.................................
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on July 20, 2016, 02:01:13 AM
Is that guy in the 500 jumping out or sitting on something?

What is the item on the front port side of the 47, a sensor of some type?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 20, 2016, 09:15:43 AM
Is that guy in the 500 jumping out or sitting on something?

What is the item on the front port side of the 47, a sensor of some type?
Our "Little Birds" have racks on the outside of the aircraft for troops

Left protrusion is the terrain following (As in zero visibility very low level) terrain avoidance radar. If you're in the mountains and the weather just went to zip, well you still just keep on truckin'  ;-))
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on July 20, 2016, 11:03:10 AM
Sweet
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on August 05, 2016, 09:08:54 PM
Found some more
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on August 05, 2016, 09:10:16 PM
And more
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on August 05, 2016, 09:12:11 PM
Chinooks hanging out with 53's...What's the world coming to?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on August 05, 2016, 09:15:58 PM
I was in the Varsity for three great years!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 06, 2016, 08:36:37 AM
That's a definite improvement for Chicago - Flying Hookers!  Now, if you'd slide down S & SW a few clicks from that location with a mini-gun and do some community service it'd be much appreciated.  Finish that run off with a trip to city hall and county offices..........
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on August 06, 2016, 08:59:12 AM
That's a definite improvement for Chicago - Flying Hookers!  Now, if you'd slide down S & SW a few clicks from that location with a mini-gun and do some community service it'd be much appreciated.  Finish that run off with a trip to city hall and county offices..........
OK, Mikey, I'll put in the request.

Can't guarantee an approval, but I can say, the troops would be willin'!

That pic is from an upcoming movie, entitled

"Chinooks take back America and make things great again"

Well, that may not be the exact name, but that is a "Created" scene from a movie to be...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on August 06, 2016, 01:35:31 PM
we could only wish.

Like the BW of the engine, is that IR?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on August 06, 2016, 02:41:34 PM
we could only wish.

Like the BW of the engine, is that IR?
Yes, IR looking at a FLIR screen.

The green is looking through NVG's, probably PVS-14's or maybe ANVIS-6 gen4
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 02:46:43 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 02:48:09 PM
Hammock...I wondered if those guys in the back ever did anything!  ;-))
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 02:50:03 PM
Sorry to mess up the pic with those ugly Apaches and lawn darts
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on November 24, 2016, 02:54:24 PM
Nice pictures. Rosie never looked better, but could 1 heli pick her up?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 03:17:13 PM
Nice pictures. Rosie never looked better, but could 1 heli pick her up?
We can get one time approvals for higher gross weights for short duration. But I'd think Rosie would nearly wreck a perfectly Chinook...Just look at what she did to hollywood!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on November 24, 2016, 03:33:49 PM
Well, hollywood  is a little more than short term to canada, but there are priorities. Maybe a C5 as the 17 would to small.

Have you noticed with the little O going out fly overs for public events have started again.

Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 07:24:10 PM
Well, hollywood  is a little more than short term to canada, but there are priorities. Maybe a C5 as the 17 would to small.

Have you noticed with the little O going out fly overs for public events have started again.


Roger that!
Obama's as commander in chief stressed the importance of operational commanders having a green base (Which has nothing to do with killing folks)

Trump is all about efficiency. A strong and lethal military (Which hasn't killed anything in the past month) broadcasts a not so subtle message. That is strength! (And a willingness to look for any reason at all to kick your a$$)

Flyovers are an expression of power and strength. Something which our outgoing CIC was always ashamed of (Because his muslim doctrine tells him to be loyal only to Islam)
Well, that's my country boy take on it.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 08:08:05 PM
Found some more
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 08:10:27 PM
Pretty birds
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 08:12:09 PM
That T-Shirt is TRUE

Have I seen that witch before? Possibly running for president?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 08:13:37 PM
Air Force training...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 08:15:11 PM
Where's the Chief???

Yup, that's Mary-Jo
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 08:16:32 PM
You guys see all that coffee???????
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 24, 2016, 08:17:21 PM
One Moar:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on November 24, 2016, 09:30:05 PM
bet you had to search to find the 47 saving a Blackhawk, or not??

Is that a Don sighting above?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on November 24, 2016, 11:03:27 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161125/7bac74376638507e65e7894ddb8de721.jpg)


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: stlaser on November 24, 2016, 11:10:54 PM
That the new Marine 1?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on November 24, 2016, 11:37:28 PM
And Big D is coming out of retirement.


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 25, 2016, 12:08:54 PM
That the new Marine 1?
He doesn't own them anymore. When he owned the Casino on Jersey shore, he would fly folks from the airport to the casino in those BV-234's. Note that the civilian only Chinook has a bunch of passenger windows. It carries 44 folks, has a lav and baggage storage. Those birds were sold to the Chinese I believe...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on November 25, 2016, 12:09:37 PM
And Big D is coming out of retirement.


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I'm not sure I ever actually made it into retirement. This follows you like a birth mark...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 08:47:57 AM
Canadian Chinooks. I like their paint scheme
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 08:49:54 AM
Last pic is camp Meir, Rainier at 10,000 feet
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 08:51:18 AM
Oregon boys
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 08:52:24 AM
First contact, send your best!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 08:55:50 AM
Nose art...Gotta love nose art

My favs were:

Wierd Science B Co. 2/160 SOAR
Home sick angel, Innkeepers, An-Jin-Ri, Korea
Mammas Boys  A co 2/160 SOAR
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 08:59:51 AM
True

Just had a thought

Ever notice how nose art tends toward images of our ladys?

So how exactly does that sync up with a military embracing gays and transvestites

My opinion: The military is here to kill our enemies, hopefully without getting sweaty while doing it. We ought to reverse the policies allowing gays and the sexually confused to openly serve.

But that's just me (and several million others)
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 09:09:23 AM
Let me tell you about this guy in the pic. His name is Gary, a friend of mine. That pic was taken in Afghanistan in 2008. He had just returned from an assault. He had this dash cam thing set up. I watched the film. In it you can see a hajji setup and fire an RPG at Gary's aircraft. The streak goes right over the nose, pretty close. You can hear someone saying Oh F__k audibly. Keep in mind that front office has noise levels around 130 db.

So Gary was in the desert war. He was also in Vietnam, in 1969! He was a Marine infantryman, an enlisted guy. When Ka-sang was overrun by NVA forces, Gary was one of 4 guys who lived to tell about that. four men survived from an entire company of Marines! Gary went on to serve another tour as a Marine sergeant, again in Vietnam. He served from the 1960's and as a sixty something year old, was still flying combat sorties in Afghanistan!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple years later, while I was the lead for my organization flying helos in Kandahar, Gary showed up again as a contract pilot, flying H-3's for what was left of Black Water. The man is a Spartan. A legend, A true, down to the core Warrior. And he lives in an underground house in Tennessee that has shooting ranges all around it. I deeply respect this man! He literally served over 40 years
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: EL TATE on December 08, 2016, 11:20:56 AM
That's inspiring Don. Reminds me of Sam Elliot's portrayal of Basil L. Plumley in We Were Soldiers. Just too tough to die.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Wilbur on December 08, 2016, 12:32:08 PM
Very cool about Gary. We are fortunate to have men like him in the USA.

Don I have a stupid question....the engines on the back of the Chinooks....do they provide any thrust or is that simply exhaust and all forward power is from the rotors? I had never thought about it before but for some reason one of the ones on the last page made me wonder? I suspect not as the Canadian version seems to have the exhaust angled up a bit but just figured I would ask.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on December 08, 2016, 02:20:32 PM
Very cool about Gary. We are fortunate to have men like him in the USA.

Don I have a stupid question....the engines on the back of the Chinooks....do they provide any thrust or is that simply exhaust and all forward power is from the rotors? I had never thought about it before but for some reason one of the ones on the last page made me wonder? I suspect not as the Canadian version seems to have the exhaust angled up a bit but just figured I would ask.
No forward thrust per-see. Upward angled exhaust found on the Lycoming L-714 version of that engine deflects hot gases up to both reduce the IR signature (A joke, really) but more importantly, to prevent troops disembarking from being roasted on the spot. Yes, that does happen. I think upwards of 500F air can get all the way to the ground with straight back exhausts, whereas the upward tilt negates that somewhat
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on December 08, 2016, 11:42:44 PM
Smores! Right out the tail. Selfie stick, smore stick.


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: wilsonphil on January 05, 2017, 06:36:38 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-army-chinook-helicopter-upgrade-2017-1

getting like the B52
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 05, 2017, 08:12:46 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-army-chinook-helicopter-upgrade-2017-1

getting like the B52
And that thing from the triassic that is cruizin' in Loch Ness.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: OldKooT on January 05, 2017, 08:16:43 PM
Why fix whats not broke?

I imagine the day will come when a male in a speedo will be nose art. 
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 05, 2017, 08:19:58 PM
Why fix whats not broke?

I imagine the day will come when a male in a speedo will be nose art. 
I hope I never see that on that honorable bird!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: OldKooT on January 05, 2017, 08:25:18 PM
I for one completely agree.
Same subject...but different. Been a LOT of those Chinooks wandering around on weekends around here. My grandson hears one he always yells "gramps a twirly bird" He's 3 LoL

Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on January 05, 2017, 08:27:32 PM
I for one completely agree.
Same subject...but different. Been a LOT of those Chinooks wandering around on weekends around here. My grandson hears one he always yells "gramps a twirly bird" He's 3 LoL


Twirly bird...Love it!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:36:52 AM
This "Hooker" thing is a movement!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:38:45 AM
Magnificent!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:40:23 AM
Lightening strike...Timing is everything!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:42:27 AM
Many nations now operate this amazing aircraft

Sitting on the ramp in flight is an out of body like feeling. How many people get to experience views like this?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:45:13 AM
Aft wheel landing training...Nerve racking...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:48:06 AM
Guns-ah-Go-Go

Specially designed gunships from Vietnam

"Birth-Control" how appropriate!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:50:54 AM
Is that Bobby or Blaine junkin' out over all that snow?

Grunts...

Actually, Jumpin-grunts...Special variety of the blunt instrument!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:53:02 AM
Sometimes things go "Crunch"
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:55:27 AM
Sante-Klaus!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 18, 2017, 08:58:02 AM
I think that last photo is of the bird that was lost on Roberts Ridge during Anaconda, Afghanistan
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on March 18, 2017, 11:06:26 PM
Don, do you have full size copy on the one showing the rain and lightning out the back? My kid loves it!!!!

JR
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 19, 2017, 05:45:00 PM
Don, do you have full size copy on the one showing the rain and lightning out the back? My kid loves it!!!!

JR
No, I copied that one, I think, from the CH-47 Chinook Crewmembers facebook site, which is a closed, member only site
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 01, 2017, 08:49:26 PM
...And some days the bear eats you!

Big Windy
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on April 01, 2017, 10:37:11 PM
Was that yours?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 02, 2017, 09:55:13 PM
Was that yours?
No
I never flew for Big Windy
And the one we pancaked just tore the under carriage all to heck and back. It remained right side up.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 03, 2017, 06:18:12 PM
Found some more:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 03, 2017, 06:20:04 PM
...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 03, 2017, 06:25:39 PM
The thing with wings was an experiment.

Called the Boeing 347 it is a stretched chinook with a variable geometry wing and two 4 blade rotors.

An aerodynamic principal called retreating blade stall and another force called "Compressibility" are physical factors which limit a helicopters maximum forward speed. Somewhere around 180-195 knots is pretty much it, well at least it used to be.

Today paddle blades, rotor blades with spoon looking apparatuses on the rotor tip delay the boundary layer separation which sets up the stall and improves forward speed somewhat

But this thing pushed 200 knots once if memory serves me correctly
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on April 03, 2017, 06:51:41 PM
Was that winged exp real? The fuse looks longer, 4 blade heads and there is a hump above the rear wheels.

Looks like a static display too with the wheels mounted up and no markings.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on April 03, 2017, 06:55:16 PM
Never mind; https://travelforaircraft.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/winged-chinook-write/
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 03, 2017, 09:20:38 PM
Yep, its real!
Retractable landing gear (dumb idea for a combat aircraft) and that gondola thing...That was a really bad idea
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 03, 2017, 09:22:01 PM
Parthenon?
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 05, 2017, 08:30:03 PM
Cool bird
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on April 08, 2017, 08:58:24 AM
Sunset from the ramp:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 06, 2018, 11:33:54 PM
Talkin' about the nose low takeoff!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 06, 2018, 11:36:36 PM
I think I did my first roof top aft wheel landing only on a rooftop in LA in 1984...Stretching but I think it was on the Long Beach Holiday inn...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 06, 2018, 11:42:32 PM
Not a hook, but I remember a great time I had while training new Spec Ops recruits. We went to Jacksonville NAS in Florida. Everyone had a dunker day in the sim, then it was out into the bay where the candidate would jump into the water then be picked up by a little bird. I demonstrated how to do it. THen a little bird cane in and I hooked in. Later on you had to toe/heel climb the caving latter into the bird then was flown back to shore.

I'm waiting in the water and the LB arrives. I look up and see Col. Chuck Gant, the guy who did my book endorsement hanging out of the right seat with this big grin on his face. I hooked up and gave him a thumbs up and away he goes...Not according to plan there Colonel! He flew me like a mad dog, twenty feet below that LB then lowered me back in the surf not far from the navy ramp, I swam to shore. I guess he did that to scare the crap out of the recruits.

Joining special operations in not for the faint of heart!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 06, 2018, 11:50:33 PM
Not a hook either, but I saw this in the NightStalker page and thought of CW5 Randy Jones.
He was likely he single best gun pilot the US Army ever created. Wounded twice in Mogadishu, Somalia during the blackhawk down engagement, he would have been nominated for the Congressional medal of honor, but sinde MSG Shughart, and MSG Gordon were nominated, the SOAR backed off so as not to pull any honor from those gallant men of Delta.

It was a right of passage in the 160th to take a "gun Ride" with Randy. HE was the best!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 06, 2018, 11:51:49 PM
I see the boyz are still holding some high standards

NSDQ
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 06, 2018, 11:55:55 PM
If you happen to have hijacked this ship, then this is the last sight your mortal body will ever have. Two seconds from this moment, you'll be dead!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 06, 2018, 11:58:28 PM
No Sir, BlackHawks are not gunships

snicker-snicker...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 07, 2018, 12:06:03 AM
https://youtu.be/DnrR_KD3rFY
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 07, 2018, 12:13:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9iR5CN5pLM
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 07, 2018, 12:16:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_wvyX_Rx-k
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 07, 2018, 12:20:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su8ELJygfqs
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Farmer Jon on March 07, 2018, 07:06:58 AM
One flew over the farm the other day. There is a guard unit out of Grand Island that has one. I think it was theirs. It was headed that way anyway. I had the chance to talk to some of the guys last summer. They brought their Chinook to the farm show and let everyone go through it. Great bunch of guys. Class act. They let kids and parents get in the cockpit and everything.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 07, 2018, 08:40:55 AM
Cool!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on March 07, 2018, 09:28:10 AM
heres a couple from my pic collection.

the first pic is when we landed at a FOB in eastern Afghanistan called Orgun-E.  just over the mountains that you seen in the pic is Pakistan.

the other pics are of the pilots and actual crew when I was being instructed on preflight/postflight.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 07, 2018, 09:56:22 AM
Nate, I was over there a few times...Looking behind the camera, know those hills? We went T-Ban hunting up there a time or two...And ate at that mess hall and bought stuff at the PX which was better than the one at KAF!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on March 07, 2018, 10:28:58 AM
i have been to every crap hole FOB from Kandahar to bagram and salerno (khost) to tarin kowt in a hook, not to mention some grid locations in those mountains.  shes a fat bottomed girl that can dance when trying to squeeze her in there.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on March 07, 2018, 11:15:29 AM
i have been to every crap hole FOB from Kandahar to bagram and salerno (khost) to tarin kowt in a hook, not to mention some grid locations in those mountains.  shes a fat bottomed girl that can dance when trying to squeeze her in there.
I'll be I had my AW-139 or gunship Huey in all of those as well!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Nate on March 07, 2018, 02:43:24 PM
i have been to every crap hole FOB from Kandahar to bagram and salerno (khost) to tarin kowt in a hook, not to mention some grid locations in those mountains.  shes a fat bottomed girl that can dance when trying to squeeze her in there.
I'll be I had my AW-139 or gunship Huey in all of those as well!

you are correct, I believe you and I have talked about this exact thing before.
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2018, 08:17:17 PM
Found some more good ones:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2018, 08:18:40 PM
And these:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2018, 08:20:19 PM
White "Experimental" flight uniform!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2018, 08:22:08 PM
And the ever cool nose art. I'm so glad to see that stuff coming back into the world of combat aviation!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on June 28, 2018, 11:22:26 PM
 :likebutton:
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 30, 2018, 05:19:56 PM
Found some more
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 30, 2018, 05:21:44 PM
And these
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 30, 2018, 05:23:09 PM
I'm the guy on the left
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 30, 2018, 05:24:45 PM
and these...
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 30, 2018, 05:25:54 PM
The Navy's worst nightmare!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 30, 2018, 05:27:19 PM
Assault takeoff

Fast-rope approach
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 30, 2018, 05:59:41 PM
The Navy's worst nightmare!
2200 personnel. Of which 2000 were mechanics to keep those egg beaters operational!


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Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on July 30, 2018, 09:54:37 PM
The Navy's worst nightmare!
2200 personnel. Of which 2000 were mechanics to keep those egg beaters operational!


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And using a CV or CVN to carry US Army aircraft!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on October 10, 2018, 09:04:16 AM
Turbine engine powered!


https://www.facebook.com/RCNation941/videos/2155194841370063/
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: JR on October 10, 2018, 11:11:45 AM
Cool, 5k of model there!
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: Flyin6 on October 10, 2018, 11:26:31 AM
Cool, 5k of model there!
Wow
Title: Re: Chinooks
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 11, 2018, 06:28:02 AM
Pretty cool


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