Navy Seals land Zodiac in part submerged Chinook Chopper

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Attached is a rarely seen perspective: a video of a U.S. Navy SEAL extraction was filmed from inside an MH-47 Chinook helicopter. The pilot has lowered the ramp, dipped the tail end into the water to partially flood the compartment, (a maneuver that requires quite precise flying) and awaits the Navy SEALs to board in their F470 Zodiac. You have just got to LOVE the skill of our military.... I think few Marine Chopper Pilots and damn few Navy Pilots would attempt this. Too easy to lose lift and ditch the whole chopper

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 7:56 AM

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Wow

That is spectacular. I hope they a rust warranty on that Chinook.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 12:34 PM

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Yes, we have some great chopper pilots from both the Navy and Marine Corp that do this all the time.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 1:13 PM

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You our dad is both a fixed wing pilot and a helicopter pilot. at least he was before the heart surgery and they grounded him. the only thing he misses almost as much as he misses our mom is flying. Our grandpa takes him flying every now and then, and us too. I want to go to West Point when I graduate high school and become a helicopter pilot and fly Apache Longbows.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 1:22 PM

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Yes, I knew your dad was a pilot for both helicopter and fix winged.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 2:00 PM

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Then I plan to go back to Israel and attend the Military Air Force Academy there and get my degree. The of course I would be obligated to serve in the Israeli Air Force Defense Force too. I think I have what it takes to be a good helicopter pilot and I would be proud to serve in Israel too, even though my heart is set on West Point.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 2:23 PM

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Boi

My son-in-law is a West Point Grad and he was a heliocopter pilot. He is now an airline pilot for AA. My daughter went to OCS and also was a chopper pilot. She teaches school now in Florida. They both made captain before they got out!

5 years 22 weeks ago, 2:43 PM

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I am considering going the Warrant Officers route so I can be a Helicopter Pilot Specialist. These guys get the best action jobs like flying fire cover for Special Forces on the ground and Search and Rescue Operations and Hostage Rescue Operations like my dad did. However, I've been talking with Army recruiters and they tell me that this is true, but I would still be in the thick of the action if I went the regular Officer's route. It's a tough decision to make, but fortunately I still have 3 years to think it over and make the right decision. That is so great about your Son-in-Law and your Daughter. You are a fine man and a great friend to me and my brother and my dad. Oh and thanks again for that composite picture. It just helped so much and I think it was the perfect way to display our final entry in our series. We're planning another series of rifles too, but first we still have that Bionix II arcticle to finish and then we have to do the shorter article on the NLOS system and a much more involved and longer article on Georgi Chuikov, gosh we got so many requests for that one. Also now Clint san has asked my brother if we would consider an article on a comparison of the how both Pol Pot and Joseph Stalin rose to power. You guys expect as much from us as our teachers at school! LOL. But at least here, the work is fun. I mean really fun. My brother Ryo chan and I just love coming here and belonging to this wonderful site and also we've enjoyed contributing to the site and we're very gratified by all the positive responses we've gotten from our work too.
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5 years 22 weeks ago, 2:53 PM

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Great video SamD and good luck with flying Send It, I wish i had the eyes to fly

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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We did this in Panama

The SF guys there did this in the Chagres (sp) river. They operated the zodiac, we held on for dear life. That opening looks small as shit as you approach. My one month in Panama was the most fun, yet most uncomfortable, I have ever been. At the end of the training, we had a battalion beach party and I was walking arounf Ft Sherman drinking Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill from my Camelbak, smoking a Cuban Cigar. I also accidentally drank some of a vodka, orange Gatorade, and piss cocktail, but I was just collateral damage in that prank. Great times.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 8:20 AM

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did the monkeys piss on you when you were on patrol. A couple of my buddies were down there and whenever they went on patrol, the monkeys pissed on them. I still laugh at them for getting pissed on by monkeys...

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:33 AM

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We didn't get pissed on, but our mortar section sergeant had his patrol cap knocked off his head by monkey shit. They really do shit in their hands and fling it at you. We had fun shooting at them. We didn't have live rounds during the training, but a cleaning rod section and cleaning patch put down the bore with a blank round will propel the rod fast enough to stick it in a tree. I don't know of anyone who ever hit one, but it sure pissed 'em off.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:56 PM

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The pilots are

good keeping the helicopter in position until they landed, 45 seconds, awesome!

4 years 51 weeks ago, 4:34 PM

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That pilot got in a little deep, but accomplished the mission, I love this shit!!!!

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4 years 45 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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thats awesome

i would have to agree our military is the best in the world. that takes some fine tuned skill to partly submerge a heli and load up a zodiac. such an awesome video

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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correction

the bird is a MH-46 not a MH-47.. MH-46 are used by the Marines, The MH-47 are used by the Army. They look some what the same. A closer look you'll note the 46 has three landing wheels compair to the 47 which has four landing wheels.. details details pay attachion to details..

2 years 32 weeks ago, 10:11 PM

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Thanks SFC Ski

I am lucky that I figured out that it was a chopper.
My daughter was a medi-vac pilot in the Army. Was a Captain when she got out to have babies.
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2 years 32 weeks ago, 10:11 PM

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WRONG!

That is a CH-46 "sea knight", ask me how I know.

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 10:29 PM

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"zoombag" and into a speedo. I'm not cool with my aircraft filling up with water, even a little water :<(

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 11:30 PM

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Ok Hampster

How do you know ??
Just because no one else asked

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 10:59 AM

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Greg is correct CW

I spent four years 'wrenching' on those birds. You can't tell the difference between a CH-46 and a CH-47 from inside the air frame, other than the 47 is much bigger (that video) but the Marines and Coast guard used the CH-46 until it was retired in 2004, the CH-47 was Army.

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 12:25 AM

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Cause brother hamp was in the Coast Guard, and worked on helicopters, going to bet he has some knowledge about them, and it might have something to do with the cargo door..

Waz up you all.. anyone know anything interesting.. want to start a raffle on when the Israelis go into Iran.. i'm thinking that this is going to be a hard one as apparently they have them buried near civilian population centers..

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 1:24 PM

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Greg Sez,

"want to start a raffle on when the Israelis go into Iran.."
Greg, it'll be another battle of Marathon. Persians are going to get their asses handed to them.

How do I buy a raffle ticket? I choose the end of Pesach, April 6–14

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 2:01 PM

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Two important stories.. IAEA is stating that Iran has moved soil (this verified by sat photos) from an area that Iran used to test the trigger device, this was done to get a lower radiation reading from the site. Also state that Iran now has over 2K centrifuges on line to extract weapon grade material..

The other story is that we have offered the Israeli's our bunker buster in exchange for a hold off on any preemptive strike till after the election, this apparently is big news in Israel, and less than front page stuff here..

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 7:05 PM

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will be/can be restrained until after the election. I have an unusual source of info [doesn't everybody] that says--
1) Our ground penetrating radar has not only located every prime target, but has told us the exact engineering parameters that must be dealt with, down to the size of rebar.
2) the bunker busters designed to take care of these extreme parameters, had been advertised as requiring delivery by B-52's, B1's or B2's, which the Israelis "do not have". The rest of the info says only not to worry about that.

I think Bibi has made it abundantly clear--in the end result, after all the bullshit diplomatic pussyfoot language, he has no choice but to defend the life of his country, and this he will do, without restraint from anyone--not even from Israel's best friend, the USA.

If I were to make a guess, I would say BEFORE Rosh Hashanah [September 16th].

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 9:51 PM

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the news conference yesterday was designed to give O political cover.. He made our support clear, but also talked about the "sanctions".. Bibi's first comment said it all, Israel WILL act to defend it's survival regardless of anything else.. quote here.. no nation will deter Israel from protecting itself.. The fact that the Kismet has yet to act shows how difficult this is, Iran has entrenched it's program in major population areas, and the loss of life will be enormous.. Thats the only reason they haven't acted.. i don't think this will drag on till Sept.. i really believe that Israel will act and will wake up to the "post event" news, or they will except that they can't act.

The latter sounds impossible to conceive, but the consequences are so huge (with action) that it might.. Obviously the doves in the Kismet are stating what our doves are.. that all the rhetoric from Iran is for internal politics, and they won't be foolish enough to use the weapon unless attacked.. When you factor in that they may well have the weapon now.. Im shaking my head here, as were gambling on the survival of Israel.. One things pretty certain, if they do act, it has to be pretty quick.. fact is theres NO winners.. One way or the other.. History in the making.. The fact that we have a front row seat is, (least from a moral point) not that far from the era of the Roman coliseum..

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 3:03 AM

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Islamo-terrorists using civilians for cover, my intel does not say" Iran has entrenched it's program in major population centers". I believe that to be misinformation/disinformation for obvious reasons........to try to deter action. The objectives to destroy present capability, and thus greatly delay or even ultimately [economically] prevent a reestablishment of the Iranian nuclear program envisions targets that are elsewhere. The Israelis could obliterate the Iranian civilization right now, if they were of a mind to, but they are not put together psychologically, to be the perpetrators of the world's second holocaust, let alone risk the reaction of the rest of the world.
Thus, the "attack" will be high precision, with only the main objective and the minimization of colateral damage, being the filters for strike planning purposes. Any assets embeded in civilian centers would be rejected and/or dealt with in other ways. You can guess what "other ways" might be.

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 1:49 PM

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well now.. you just rocked my boat a bit.. and have to admit you might be spot on here LLE.. I'm trying to think of any sat photos from populated areas, and can't.. what we all have seen are photos of the outlying areas.. In other words i bought the "populated area" story hook line and etc, etc.. I follow this pretty close, and haven't seen thing to authenticate the populated facilities story, and a lot of pictures of barren desert facilities.. good job..

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 8:23 PM

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and weather should be good.
My guess was based on those factors as well, I chose the end of Pesach, April 6–14. The weather should be excellent and the religious calendar will be clear.

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 2:50 PM

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if you'd like:
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Here's what good ol' reliable GS site told me :<))

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 3:06 PM

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Sorta like the idea that the site has it's share of "less than perfect" moments.. The email thing will happen soon as i get it set up.. Thats the deal that Vaq was helping me with.. We were going to do it yesterday but after i put that dogie door in i was in whimp whine city, and not in the mood..

I could use Gloria's computer in the den if it was an emergency, but i got yours, and copy that all testing done on my old.. did i say old..sorry, meant F'n ANCIANT bud Daisy were not in the compose compose obit asap category, so will wait till i get mine set up..

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 3:56 PM

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passed!!
Regarding ancient, since you are a plank owner from U.S.S. Langley, CV-1...
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2 years 32 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

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Want all of you to drop what your doing (for those masturbating, pls continue) and make a note of this, im now;

revolverpadre@gmail.com..

Don't ask on the name, Vaq was good enough (tired of hearing me whine about glorias computer chair.. So with the same patience that one uses to teach kids how to use a fork.. "don't stick it in your eye greg".. "nope, the other end greg".. I tried a number of different names, but malemodel, and handsomedevil, were as taken as bigdick.. actually all these had a number after them, i had a choice of bigdick72, but figured most would think that i was just a fat 72 year old named richard..

Daisy.. got your "gramps" hang'n, check again for pm brother..

While i was watching the anti gun video on youtube i came across this winner that you might want to check out. Just did a copy/paste thing on it, not sure if this gets you there or not, but if you get close it's the red haired kid, boys really funny and worth a watch..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LndP0KN4aU&feature=related

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I will add you to the 'fold' if it's okay with you........

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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i "fold" pretty well.. maybe thats cause mom and dad had me "scored" down middle...also works well for long distance travel..

i've missed a lot of good stuff due to not being able to use Glorias email.. Sam, and all you guys, sure would appreciate being added to your "folds" as well..

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