Aviation Photo #1053819 Eurocopter-Kawasaki BK-117B-2 - DRF - Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht

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    Joachim Lippl
    DRF - Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht
    Eurocopter-Kawasaki BK-117B-2
    Eurocopter-Kawasaki BK-117/EC-145
    Eurocopter-Kawasaki BK-117/EC-145
    Eurocopter-Kawasaki
    7105
    D-HMUF
    Herzogenaurach
    Germany
    May 17, 2006
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Anonymous
10 years ago
Mowing the grass with the back rotor blade? T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Can some one explain what that external mounted arm like thing is used for?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Photo. What happened? Did the tail hit the deck? Surely not?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thanks for explaining what is going on, photographer!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That arm looks a lot like a winch. Looks like a great capture, helo pilots have the most fun IMO.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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? ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
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 !
Anonymous
10 years ago
That external arm is a whinch I think.
great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
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...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great timing. The arm is a wench for pulling up rescue baskets. Correct me if im wrong :).
Anonymous
10 years ago
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..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot! Tail must be very close to ground... The "external mounted arm" is the winch!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nothing hit the ground! checkout this, the photo was taken one second before.... http://new.helionline.net/photogallery/6/40/14505//2.html
Anonymous
10 years ago
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 ;-) )
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect Helicopter and shoot. This "arm" is the rescue hoist.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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...:-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice! What is the Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht? I am guessing something like air ambulance?
Anonymous
10 years ago
From the look of that angle of attack that tail rotor should be somewhere underground.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Maybe it was his turn to cut the grass with that tail rotor of his!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Interesting angle/moment. Btw anyone else want to clarify what the arm is? :-P Has nobody seen a rescue heli before?!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
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..
Anonymous
10 years ago
GREAT PIC the arm is a rescue winch as an A.M.E (Aircraft.Mantenince.Enginner) i have seen sevral of these.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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"
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's right!! It's a kind of winch!! (I could be more specif if I knew this name. :-> Sorry for being confuse. Tks.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yes, the correct translation for 'Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht' is 'German Air Rescue Service'.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht = German rescue flight watch

i think thats right :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
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.
Anonymous
10 years ago
German rescue flight watch--a basic translation of Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its a NOTAR as shown on the tailboom. No tail rotar.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Taking some revenge from the patient in the back?
Anonymous
8 years ago
That tailboom ain't thick enough to be a 'NOTAR' - it actually read 'NOTARZT' - german for emergency doc.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Huh? the BK117 has never had a NOTAR and probably never will

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