Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Rotorheads
Reload this Page >

Rescue Helicopter - when memes become real

Rotorheads A haven for helicopter professionals to discuss the things that affect them

Rescue Helicopter - when memes become real

Old 21st Sep 2022, 21:44
  #21 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Redding CA, or on a fire somewhere
Posts: 1,905
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 1 Post
This always works:

.
Gordy is offline  
Old 22nd Sep 2022, 08:59
  #22 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: EGDC
Posts: 9,568
Received 43 Likes on 22 Posts
This always works:
Although not always how you want it - we were on a training sortie near Swansea and were asked by the CG to investigate a small vessel with some fishermen on it as they had received some odd reports about it. On arrival, instead of buxom beauties we were faced with a naked stag party doing some drinking and a little fishing, not a sight I want to remember and I won't recount what they waved with..........
crab@SAAvn.co.uk is offline  
Old 22nd Sep 2022, 16:17
  #23 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Its very flat
Posts: 51
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
On a very cold night time rescue on top of Ben Nevis, the Mountain Rescue team were loading the casualty through the cabin door. A man in a different colour jacket to the rest of the rescue team also attempted to climb aboard. “Are you with the MRT”? I asked him. “No” he replied. “But if you don’t take me now, you will be back for me in a couple of hours time”. So I told him to climb aboard and keep quiet.
Dominoe is offline  
Old 23rd Sep 2022, 02:32
  #24 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Great South East, tired and retired
Posts: 3,984
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 6 Posts
Flood relief in QLD in 1974, the Huey team is called to a semi-trailer in floodwaters and a man waving from the window. Crew comes to hover over truck, sends down the "teabag" to quickly brief the driver and get him into the horse collar. Teabag asks if he is ready to lift, and driver says "After you pick me up, can you come back down for my wife?"
Ascend Charlie is offline  
Old 23rd Sep 2022, 08:17
  #25 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: On land
Posts: 207
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Or the crewman gets lowered to the man stuck in quick sand. He puts the rescue strop around him and the winch starts, but no amount of pulling will free him. They keep trying, but nothing will free the man from the quicksand.

”Would it help if I take my feet out of the stirrups?” he asks.
Nescafe is offline  
Old 23rd Sep 2022, 10:12
  #26 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 1,573
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My 'screensaver' is the MS Birling Gap and Seven Sisters piccy and prompts memories of a call-out from Thorney to the Brighton area for the usual rubber dinghy being blown out to sea. Nothing found but we searched along this area and, approximately halfway along, at the base of the cliff was a small 'encampment' made from wooden palettes, on which were two young ladies and a male companion ... all starkers. Remarkable mainly for the ingenuity of the installation - although this pre-dated Brighton's much argued-about topless beach policy !
Cornish Jack is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.