Mine would have to be,
Downed pilot rescue demo done at the Ft Lauderdale Air and Sea Show done in 2000.
Picture this.A MC
-130 deploys 2 "Ejectad Pilots" 4000ft over the water. Then 4 A-10 flying CAS, 6 FA
-18s flying CAP, and 2 AH
-1Js flying CAS. The A-10s are doing mock gun passes on the "Firework" barge. (Fireballs and explosions everywere.)..... Then the MH
-60 Pavehawks show up!!! The downed pilots "pump smoke" and all Hell brakes loose! One of the Pavehawks starts flying high cover at about 1000ft and the door gunners open up with the M-60s (Blanks?).
The second one brakes off the target, flys ouy about a mile and heads back in, She's at 800ft doing about 160, she gets over the downed pilots pulls the nose up to 60degs drops down to 40ft in a full hover (aka a Thunder Drop), when she gets to 40ft 3 PG
's fast rope in to the water. All this is done in about 40sec's and it loud as Hell.
After more flying and shooting the first one comes in doing a "Thunder Drop" deploys an Angel Line and lifts all five out of the water at the same time.
This is done every year at the Air Sea Show, but the 2000 show was the best.