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Want To Be A Helo Pilot In The Danish Navy?  
User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

Interesting video of a Lynx landing on a Knud Rasmussen-class patrol vessel in rough seas. Doesn't the US put cargo netting down so they can tie off the helo after it lands?

Enjoy!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=110_1321563949


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5346 times:

That's sobering! No thanks  

As an aside the notes say it was part of a 'limitations test' by a defense company.



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User currently offlinetrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5300 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Thread starter):
Doesn't the US put cargo netting down so they can tie off the helo after it lands?

The Lynx has a built in grapple that locks the helicopter to a grid on the deck. That is the dark circle you can see in the centre off the landing deck. http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/lynx/



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5168 times:

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 1):
the notes say it was part of a 'limitations test' by a defense company.

I saw that too. But, someone has to do the test.

Quoting trident3 (Reply 2):
The Lynx has a built in grapple that locks the helicopter to a grid on the deck.

I didn't look very long, but I'd be surprised if most active military helos/vessels didn't have that capability. Especially in areas where if they don't land there is no alternate like in Norway or Alaska.

Still, it was an interesting video. At one point the ship seemed to be pitching around 30 degrees. If it did more than 40-45 there would be some danger of a rotor strike on the deck.



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 3):
I saw that too. But, someone has to do the test.

Agreed, the only point I was trying to make is that maybe that would fall outside the scope of 'normal ops' but for the purpose of this test, much like test pilot flying, it was done. What I had in mind was the FICON or Goblin parasite tests of the USAF in the 50's... it was done, but never attempted by the rank and file line guys, simply because it proved to dangerous.



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User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

Seems kinda like the Aircraft Carrier trials of the C-130. Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should!

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 5016 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Thread starter):
Doesn't the US put cargo netting down so they can tie off the helo after it lands?

No... With most helicopters that are ship based the US Navy uses a cable arresting system where the helicopter drops a cable that is locked into a device that pulls the helicopter down and locks it into a 'truck'. The crews fold the blades back and the 'truck' slides in a track bringing the helicopter into the hangar deck...if the ship is has one.

[Edited 2011-11-20 08:54:29]


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