18 July 2012

Another Thing- Olive Drab In Color:

It's a maximum gross weight test.                                                                                                                        Hot/High.                                                                                                                                                         Density altitude- through the roof.
Yeah, these test pilots bend/break the bird, but... 
Watch how, even as it spins like crazy, they keep the rotor level so it NEVER makes contact with the ground!         
Great pilot skills in the face of VERY difficult circumstances.
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3 comments:

The Old Man said...

Grace under pressure, amigo. They haz it.

Old NFO said...

Yep, they EARNED their flight pay on that one! And you can see them fighting to control it even as it spins! Kudos to them for a job well done (other than crashing that is)...

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Wow!