Some Serious Maneuvering

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    Hovering with only the rear wheels touching the edge of a cliff, pilots from Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, perform a maneuver called a pinnacle in a CH-47F Chinook helicopter during a training flight, here, Aug. 26. The pinnacle allows the pilots to drop off ground forces in areas too dangerous or too difficult to fully land in.

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    1. thepretenda 44 months ago | reply

      Awe awe awesome!!!

    2. DOG FACED FLAK 44 months ago | reply

      Nice photo but typo in the caption..."the pilots to drop OFF ground forces" Whetston

    3. Shaian 44 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture!

    4. fierosled 44 months ago | reply

      i've seen this done on youtube as well, that is definite skill there for sure.

    5. DOUGBpix 44 months ago | reply

      Awesome manuever, not for the faint of heart.

    6. armyant2006 44 months ago | reply

      When one performs these miracle every day they become routine. This is the greatest ARMY every. "Army Strong"

    7. wumark357 44 months ago | reply

      That is awesome just show skills and training of american pilots

    8. carole826 44 months ago | reply

      Wow, someone took their flight training very seriously!!!! Great Picture!! HOOAH

    9. erik_maine 44 months ago | reply

      Nice shot - I've spent way to much time in the air in that bird so I can appreciate the skill of the crew

    10. Guy's Apparition :) [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      GOD Bless our Military! They allow us (Americans) to be what we want to be! :)

    11. bonakaze 44 months ago | reply

      Impressionnant !

    12. Ria Says Cheese 44 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photo

    13. sivaddoylf 44 months ago | reply

      With you flying above and taking this shot it very good, focus is good, if you could have blur in the trees that would have been great. But without a tripod or very high dollar equipment it is real nice photo better than my old stuff.

    14. fubb2010 44 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture - Thank you for sharing

    15. Franks Photos - In Limbo 43 months ago | reply

      Nice work guys......and memories of Viet Nam

    16. moslihh 43 months ago | reply

      very interesting why he cannot just land there is it that much not safe?

    17. moslihh 43 months ago | reply

      which is what?

    18. trooper557 42 months ago | reply

      An exceptional demonstration of skill and wonderful photo capture too.

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