Aviation Photo #2018408 Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk (S-70A) - USA - Air Force

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During the 920th Rescue Wing role demonstration at the 2011 edition of the Cocoa Beach airshow, this 308th Rescue Squadron HH-60 makes an attempt to show the public the various ways of extracting PJs from the water. Due to the high swells, rip currents and heave downdraft from the rotors, a wave breaks early, resulting in a wall of water engulfing the helicopter. The PJ never made it into the helicopter as the ‘rescue’ was called off.
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    Berry Vissers - Aero Image
    USA - Air Force
    Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk (S-70A)
    Sikorsky S-70 (H-60 Black Hawk/Seahawk)
    Sikorsky S-70 (H-60 Black Hawk/Seahawk)
    Sikorsky
    701597
    90-26230
    Cocoa Beach
    Florida
    USA
    November 6, 2011
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Photo Added: November 20, 2011

Comments (15)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic action shot! Well done, Berry! -Thierry
Anonymous
6 years ago
Incredible shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of the most impressive shots I have ever seen! 5* for sure! Ilias
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for the brilliant action photo. Any chance of a video of this?

Also, for anyone else who doesn't know, PJ means Pararescue Jumper.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Impressive shot! I was at MacDill AFB and Jacksonville NAS airshows that weekend or I would have been there! -HaveBlue
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic action, brilliant!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very good, but needs more shark!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot, very impressive!

Found this video with google

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDV1sKuNHfE
Anonymous
6 years ago
Impressive photo, so strange way to rescue one people and in the same time endangering a crew ...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Astounding action shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastically brilliant photo!
I wonder if the engine's power output is affected by all the water being ingested.
Anonymous
6 years ago
5 stars! Absolutely cool shot, very dramatic !! Good capture:)
Regards,
Andras Brandligt
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's a wonder they can keep this whirly-bird in the air. the weight of the balls on this crew myst be huge! OMG! the link to the video, below, does this photo justice. The poor diver gets thrashed by waves and the helo rapidly climbing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's simply the timing. FYI~ this is precisely how corrosion starts.
Anonymous
3 years ago
5 stars for sure XD, and i think this photo is at the same moment of 2:28 on this video taken by another show viewer.
thx to the visitor from italy for the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDV1sKuNHfE

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