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06-04-2009 07:46 AM  8 years agoPost 1
duckmansweb

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06-04-2009 01:26 PM  8 years agoPost 2
LaurenceGough

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Wow, that's some awesome flying! Good pilot!

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06-04-2009 01:44 PM  8 years agoPost 3
w8qz

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According to the book (Wagtendonk) that's a risky takeoff - ignores the "dead man's curves" for altitude & airspeed. There's little or no chance for an auto if the motor quits. Glad he made it back out OK. That web site also has the takeoff video on line.

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06-04-2009 01:52 PM  8 years agoPost 4
jbdww

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This is a medic heli and they are pretty much trained to do this. I have seen the ones around here land in a small front yard of a house with little room because of street lights and trees.
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06-04-2009 04:29 PM  8 years agoPost 5
alvincfi

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pretty cool
Yup, you have a very well trained pilot there, but also a very good medical crew that is giving information to the pilot about obstructions to his blind sides. Pretty tight LZ, I'm guessing there are minimal obstructions straight down the road so the pilot can get some speed straight ahead for take off. Also I noticed the pilot really didn't wait too long for the engines to shut down, usually they wait a couple of minutes, Probably d/t the saftey issue.

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06-04-2009 08:39 PM  8 years agoPost 6
duckmansweb

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i live next to a hospital and they have a heli pad on top a small car park , (love it when they fly over my house ) and they land these helis with absolute precision , their is houses all round , and no room for error at all , i take my hat off to them

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06-04-2009 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 7
chopper_crazy

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I would say very risky if you ask me.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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06-05-2009 12:20 AM  8 years agoPost 8
JAGNZ

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This aint bad either:


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06-05-2009 01:32 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Harshflyer

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That 212 landing was sweet! Time is money when the fuel is flowing.

Still asking why

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06-05-2009 02:09 AM  8 years agoPost 10
helibro

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nice job

hey! were is the reset button!

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06-05-2009 02:27 AM  8 years agoPost 11
duceduc

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Great footage. At the right time and at the right moment.

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06-05-2009 02:33 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Steff Giguere

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Good footage and nice landing, for a tight spot it this was really one.

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06-05-2009 05:45 AM  8 years agoPost 13
jgunpilot

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As a Medevac pilot, I'll say it was tight, but not really that bad. At night it would have been pretty sporty. My question is, why do it at all? If the "injured cyclist" was in a canyon, far from civilization, then yes, go get him or he'll die. This was in an urban area. Why not pick him up with a ground ambulance and drive him 8 blocks to the hospital? Why take the chance of killing the pilot, flight nurse, and God knows how many bystanders to pick up one guy?

A pilot should use his superior decision making skills so that he won't have to use his superior pilot skills.

AS far as the "dead man's curve," depending on company operations manual, he may or may not have to make Cat A or Cat B takeoff. Cat A ensures a landing if an engine fails. For Medevac, that can mean a vertical ascent to about 200 feet, then nose over to get to a single engine safe speed. It looks dramatic and risky, but is actually a safe option, power permitting.

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06-05-2009 08:09 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Riq

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My question exactly. Why in a metro area medevac anyone? Was that a training run?

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06-05-2009 11:42 AM  8 years agoPost 15
sjiraffn

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That was pretty impressing. BUT if the damage to the "victim" was so critical that they had to get a chopper to that location, why does the medic/pilot/nurse stroll along - almost with his hands in his pockets?

Anyway - not an everyday situation - and yes, I think it was impressive.

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06-05-2009 12:03 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Gyronut

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He had all the room in the world.....

Give or take 30 ft..

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