Helicopters Video Thread


#81

I’m thinking some sort of loss of function on the ship (or cargo displaced, or medical emergency etc) enough for this to be some sort of rescue. I honestly thought it was going to try to land at the beginning of the clip…


#82

Good point. Still, certainly looked impossible from my limited perspective. I mean the degree of roll is just insane.


#83

Maybe engine failure? Don’t ships try to avoid that sort of roll, and would plot into the wind at that point? @Navynuke99 would know. :slight_smile:


#84

Best wokka-wokka sound on YT!!

Definitely brings back memories…


#85

Yeah, could be a loss of propulsion, or maybe steering, since there appeared to be at least some wake. But yes, in seas like that you’d really, really want to be bow - on.

She also looks to be riding high in the water, so if she’s lightly loaded, she’ll move around a lot more.


#86

Additional footage of that rescue here:

And from the ship’s perspective:


#87

'Scuse if this is a known vid - I just found it today and it’s awesome! Sorry for the music - it may cause permanent damage.


#88

I love this guy’s videos. (I think he was also featured in a Smarter Every Day video). His video skills and editing are super good… I love his landing at Indian Arm…that is a beautiful spot… (around the 6 min mark)


#89

Yep, been watching his stuff from time to time as well. The views he shows are simply astounding.


#90

Half helicopter. Some nice in-cockpit footage as well.


#91

Wow.


#92

WTF?! Is that legal?

Here’s my contribution to the HVT … nice save …

com-optimize


#93

Fwooaaarrr


#94

Camera bird for a movie? Police unit? That’s absolutely nuts.


#95

Yeah…speculation is that it is filming for a Batman series movie…(like is part of the movie…not filming as in being the filming platform…but who knows…)


#96

I would like to see the risk assessment and insurance premium for that.


#97

Yeah, the graphic detail is good but the lighting is waaay overdone…

everyone stares at komemiute

What? No way that’s real… haha ha… ha…

staring intensifies


#98

Didn’t a helicopter with floats like this get eaten in a Jaws sequel?

Oh…yeah…


#99

Anyone old enough to remember this episode ?


#100

Batman is right on the fringes of my memory. I was mostly The A-Team and Knight Rider…