Wow!

This photograph was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan during a rescue mission. The pilot is a PA National guardsman whose regular job is an EMT helicopter pilot.
US helicopter in Afghanistan
How many pilots do you know can set the back end of a helicopter down on a shack on a steep mountain cliff, while soldiers load wounded comrades?
H/t Joseph Karoki
~Eowyn

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japoa
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This pilot needs to have a medal bestowed on him . That almost defies physics and gravity .

Hadenoughalready
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Nice “parking job”! Well done, pilot!!!! And to think….some of these “pajama boys” can’t even parallel park…lol

MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

Amazing rescue.
And she was nursing at the same time! (NOT)
Is that the roof of the U.S.Embassy?
Maybe Pennsylvania isn’t so bad after all.
But did this violate “Valerie’s Rules of Engagement”?

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marblenecltr
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In Jesus’s name, Father God, protect and care for our troops and their families, provide for their every need, and bring them home safely after they have done all that you would them to do the way You would have them do them. Let them (and us) do no other thing no other way. Let the greatness of our nation and people be used for You and not Your enemy.

marblenecltr
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Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
Pray to the God on which America was founded, He is waiting for us. Failure to do so will lead to great sorrow. Whom will you serve, the One who gave us blessings or His enemies?

Lana
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Lana

INCREDIBLE !!!

Dave
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Dave

Now that is some serious skill going on there. 🙂
-Dave

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Now, that’s skill…

DCG
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HOORAH!

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

….then there’s pilots like THIS,who see an incredible challenge like this as “another day in the life” Whenever I hear someone mention a great pilot,I’ll be thinking of THIS one.

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upaces88
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upaces88

What an absolutely amazing story!

upaces88
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upaces88

Those pilots have to have nerves of steel. My Lord! LOL

Steven Broiles
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Is this helicopter a Chinook? Many still want to know what happened to that Chinook in Afghanistan that killed 31 Navy SEALS in the Bid Laden episode.
Interesting.

patrioticgofer
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Yes, it’s a Chinook. We had Huey and Chinook pilots in Vietnam that did things that would amaze you. I flew in Hueys, alongside a few Chinooks, giving them cover, delivering troops and supplies on mountain tops similar to this. Only difference … these guys had a heck of a nice place to stay, as compared to our then current grunts. Yep, some awesome piloting skills, but you can find videos on the net, of Chinooks doing some incredible things. The Chinook is one heck of a bird … that’s why the military still uses them and updated Hueys.

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this wonderful post. The precision and accuracy is amazing! What a talented pilot!