Sunday, June 7, 2015

Taxi, Take Off and Hover Videos of Chinook Helicopters

Every time I take photos and videos of Chinook helicopters, I am too close and getting buffeted by the amazing wind from their blades.  A reasonable distance from an Apache or Blackhawk helicopter is just too close to the big double-main-rotor Chinook.

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Four Chinooks just after starting their engines on the flight line.

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The moment of take off.  I am behind a metal emergency equipment container so I don't get blown over.

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Another takeoff.  You can see the flattened grass from the wind.