Can you say WOW!
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September 26th, 2006 10:52 PM
Can you say WOW!
This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helo rescue mission. The pilot is a PA Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life.
Now how many people on the planet you reckon could set the butt end of a chopper down on the roof top of a shack on a steep mountain cliff and hold it there while soldiers load wounded men in the rear??? If this does not impress you ... nothing ever will. Gives me the chills and a serious case of the vertigo ... I can't even imagine having the nerve ... much less the talent and ability ...
God Bless our military!!!!!
September 26th, 2006 10:55 PM
Our military folks are truly amazingly trained. Fantastic photo of the best of the best ever.
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September 26th, 2006 10:58 PM
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September 26th, 2006 11:06 PM
Two things hit me as a I saw that picture:
1. Amazing photo - the pilot has nerves of steel.
2. Where was the photographer when taking the photo?
Truly a great example of the skill and determination of our soldiers!
"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent
SIC VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM.
September 26th, 2006 11:11 PM
Great shot. Looks like some top rate flying.
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September 26th, 2006 11:13 PM
That pic is ''doing the rounds'' recently but for sure - it appears the pilot is almost doing the impossible
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September 26th, 2006 11:21 PM
The merely difficult they do at the drop of a hat...the impossible takes a little longer.
I'm more and more impressed with the men and women of our armed forces.
September 26th, 2006 11:35 PM
September 27th, 2006 12:45 AM
Our guys are flat out amazing.
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They are left in full possession of them."
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September 27th, 2006 12:51 AM
Makes me proud to salute the Red, White and Blue. Our troops are the best there is with out a doubt.
September 27th, 2006 01:01 AM
I've seen simialr first hand but it was usually Navy or Marine pilots, the fact that it's a Guard Pilot makes it that much more amazing if you ask me, not knocking the guard or anything but they usually aren't that good.
September 27th, 2006 01:50 AM
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Man for man (or woman for woman), National Guard pilots are every bit as good as their active duty counterparts. Many, if not most, were active duty before they transferred to the reserve components.
Originally Posted by jdlv4_0
Regardless of his status, this helo driver has big cojones.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
September 27th, 2006 07:33 AM
That is fantastic flying! The guy should get a metal for his flying. Amazing.
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September 27th, 2006 08:18 AM
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September 27th, 2006 11:02 AM
That is amazing, and I've seen it done before. While you are all saying how good the pilot is, don't forget the Crew Chief, he's the one who can see the back end of that thing and keep the pilot straight!
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