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More: DRF - Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht
More: Eurocopter-Kawasaki BK-117B-2
More: Herzogenaurach (EDQH)
More: Germany, May 17, 2006
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More: Joachim Lippl
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A visitor from Canada posted Thu April 9, 2009:
Huh? the BK117 has never had a NOTAR and probably never will

A visitor from South Africa posted Thu April 24, 2008:
That tailboom ain't thick enough to be a 'NOTAR' - it actually read 'NOTARZT' - german for emergency doc.

A visitor from United States posted Sun June 4, 2006:
Taking some revenge from the patient in the back?

A visitor from Canada posted Sat June 3, 2006:
Its a NOTAR as shown on the tailboom. No tail rotar.

A visitor from United States posted Fri June 2, 2006:
German rescue flight watch--a basic translation of Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht

A visitor from Uruguay posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Nice picture, Now if you could rearange the reg just ia little it would spell D-HUMF. But since the F looks sorta like a P..

I know, it's childish.

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht = German rescue flight watch

i think thats right :)

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Yes, the correct translation for 'Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht' is 'German Air Rescue Service'.

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu June 1, 2006:
That's right!! It's a kind of winch!! (I could be more specif if I knew this name. :-> Sorry for being confuse. Tks.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht (DRF) is the german national air-rescue and ambulance service. It's a private organisation running most of the helis and jets in Germany together with national automobile club "ADAC" and a private foundation "Björn Steiger Stiftung"

A visitor from - posted Thu June 1, 2006:
GREAT PIC the arm is a rescue winch as an A.M.E (Aircraft.Mantenince.Enginner) i have seen sevral of these.

A visitor from Australia posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Was the pilot practising auto rotations? I've seen R22's do it and a Bell 407, they touchdown and slide. Much in the fashion of the heli in this photo.. I don't know how close you were, but if this is an auto and the photo wasn't taken with a telephoto lens.. then 5 stars for not running the other way..

A visitor from - posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Interesting angle/moment. Btw anyone else want to clarify what the arm is? :-P Has nobody seen a rescue heli before?!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Maybe it was his turn to cut the grass with that tail rotor of his!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 1, 2006:
From the look of that angle of attack that tail rotor should be somewhere underground.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Nice! What is the Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht? I am guessing something like air ambulance?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed May 31, 2006:
I'm not sure, but I think the external mounted arm might be some sort of winch or something??? Hope that helps clear up the confusion...:-)

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed May 31, 2006:
To the UK's visitor:
That external mounted arm is used to leave down a steel wire attached to a hook and so that lifting something from the ground (or the opposite, from the helicopter to the ground).
Well, I'm sorry for my English but I hope you understant it.

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Perfect Helicopter and shoot. This "arm" is the rescue hoist.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Nice shot!
The arm like thing is a winch, which is used for rescue missions in the mountains (or what you call mountains in Franconia ;-) )

A visitor from Germany posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Nothing hit the ground! checkout this, the photo was taken one second before.... http://new.helionline.net/photogallery/6/40/14505//2.html

A visitor from Switzerland posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Very nice shot! Tail must be very close to ground... The "external mounted arm" is the winch!

A visitor from Germany posted Wed May 31, 2006:
The external arm is used for lifting people up and down on rescue missions such as evacuations etc.
Seems to be an ex-airforce heli-pilot..

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Great timing. The arm is a wench for pulling up rescue baskets. Correct me if im wrong :).

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
I think the arm on the ouside is a winch used to haul up people in a basket. Also did the rotor hit the ground??? From that extreme angle of landing it looks like it did...

A visitor from Australia posted Wed May 31, 2006:
That external arm is a whinch I think.
great shot

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
It's a rescue Hilo. The pole is to lift or drop people. It seems to me the chopper is doing an emergency landing training (autorotation)... Can the photographer confirm? Great chopper by the way !

A visitor from New Zealand posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Well, a complete stab in the dark, but I'm guessing that because of winch and the medivac-looking logo on the side, it might possibly be used to winch people up? ;)

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
What the heck is that contraption on the side of the helicopter? If you had provided more description of the shot, I would have rated it higher.

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
That arm looks a lot like a winch. Looks like a great capture, helo pilots have the most fun IMO.

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Thanks for explaining what is going on, photographer!

A visitor from Australia posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Nice Photo. What happened? Did the tail hit the deck? Surely not?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Can some one explain what that external mounted arm like thing is used for?

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Mowing the grass with the back rotor blade? T.B.

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