Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Your Sunday Morning Rotor Noise

Since it's been requested that I also cover helos, here's a Mi-24:

4 comments:

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Ungainly beast. Just plain ugly.

hans said...

damn things are workhorses even if they ain't pretty... overall, the Ruskies have an odd idea of battle-ready gear... I recall seeing some film clips of one of their recent heavy weight fighter bombers operating off a soggy grass field - when it was standing still it'd sunk in about half-way up to the tire's axle - and landing again... another clip showed the same beast running up its engine while a guy was shoveling gravel into the intake, and some of that gravel was goose-egg and softball size stuff

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Do not mistake my observations on its appearance for a lack of admiration, the MI24 Hind was quite possibly the best helo ever built. The Soviets were serious.

Though not the only ones to overload with ordinance. One on the few pictures of me (period) from those days is running along side a UH47 skipping down the runaway burning off the necessary buck forty-five for me to get on.

OldAFSarge said...

A bad ass helo!

Nice!