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One for shutter?

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One for shutter?


In this video clip a Lynx Mk.80 of the Royal Danish Navy attempts to land on the offshore patrol vessel Ejnar Mikkelson (P571).
This patrol vessel weighs in at 1720 tons, which is relatively light compared to frigates and destroyers, and thus it is quite lively in the rough North Sea waters.
The patrol vessel is of the Knud Rasmussen Class and has been in service with the Danish Navy since 2009.
The Lynx is the export version of the Royal Navy HAS.3 and regularly operates in the harsh conditions of the North Sea and the pilot, Well what can one say about him? One thing is sure, he definitely has Viking blood in his veins!
He takes a while, but when he finally puts her down, note the excellent placement of the helicopter in its designated landing area after touchdown.
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Re: One for shutter?

Well done that man...... must have been a bit scary ... especially as he could not see the deck, nor the flag man "guiding" him in, until he was almost on the deck.....
Helo Man would also appreciate this vid !...
(Certainly would not have enjoyed being at sea in that boat !... Unless I was on the bridge ! )
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Re: One for shutter?

that was scary stuff.. rather be in the boat than the helicopter!
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Re: One for shutter?

I would need good strong ankle elastics on my long johns.
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Re: One for shutter?

Bloody brilliant!  Cool
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Re: One for shutter?

Quote from: shutter
Helo Man would also appreciate this vid !...

Indeed I did!
I did dozens of small ship deck landings, by day and night, but never with such extreme deck movement as that.
Full marks to the guy  Cool
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Re: One for shutter?

I'm neither a pilot nor a sailor but I certainly understand the skill and discipline involved.
Great video, thanks.

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