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    Three unknown type helicopters coming in the Trondheimsfjord during NATO-excercise Trident Juncture, on November 4th 2018:

    2018_11_01 EOS5D-Trondheim-IMG_7014 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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      Unknown US Navy helicopter in the skies above my work - taken with a point.and-shoot camera:

      2018_11_08 G7XM2-US Navy-IMG_3217 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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      • DS Lyngen
        DS Lyngen commented
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        Very good picture taken with your Canon GX7.

      • Sterkoder
        Sterkoder commented
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        With the tail code HH and the squadron written under the S in the MARINES on the side there (HMH-366), this tell me that you took a picture of a Sikorsky CH-53 Super Stallion. (Not only that, because as you might understand, I already knew what type helio it was ;-) ).
        The HMH-366, or Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-366, has its home base at Marine Corps Air Station New River and their nickname is The Hammerheads.
        And needless to say; nice shot! :-)

      Thanks for the comments and for identifying the typ and home base! That's way more information than I managed to find.

      Did you also notice the guy in the side-window that appears to be waving to me?

      This day, I didn't bring my big Canon with me so all I had at hand was the Powershot camera. The camera is excellent in many situations but when it comes to images where I have to zoom, DSLR is the best option.
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        I would'n’t normally have considered this hastily snapped helicopter photo worthy of posting, but it does ensure I'm not OT by merely posting the link below here in the Plane Spotters Gallery section!




        However, the link is to a video which actually features this very helicopter! Well worth just under 6 minutes of your time, whether your interests are in helicopters, aerial photography, live video, professional teamwork ....or even Formula 1 motor racing!

        It explains the role of the helicopter that provides live footage for the International TV feed which you may then get to see on your TV station's coverage at home.

        The video features the helicopter at the Abu Dhabi race which I actually went to last November, and there are stunning views of Yas Island and the circuit at the Marina.

        The synergy required of the helicopter pilot and the camera operator is something special.
        What I also found particularly interesting about the total teamwork involved was how sometimes sequences are taken "to order" from the Feed Director and producers on the ground. The example at 2:35 - 3:01 shows the helicopter view of the hotel that circuit runs under, and is then cued to wait for a particular car of interest (Alonso’'s on his last race in F1) and then follow it along the race track!

        The latter part of the video emphasises the improved camera technology and sheer sophistication and dynamism of the heli operation nowadays, and includes footage from other circuits in the F1 calendar past and present.

        Enjoy! :-

        https://www.formula1.com/en/video/20...he_action.html

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          The air ambulance service on a mission this afternoon.
          Type:AW139
          Manufacturer: Augusta SpA

          LN-ODM by DS Lyngen, on Flickr
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            Life-savers indeed.... these helicopters have saved many lives up through their operative years.

            PS: I saw that video back when you posted the link, Lady C, but it seems like I forgot to comment and say thank you. Darn, that was an interesting video to see. We think it's all so easy, but seldom it is.

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              Three helicopter pictures from June this year, as some might have noticed, I visited Normandy for a week during the D-DAY 75th Anniversary.

              French Navy NH-90, with two guys waving over Utah Beach
              ​​​​​​IMGP2131 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Two US ARMY Chinooks over Arromanches and Gold Beach. Note the crew members waving from the cargo ramp
              ​​​​​​IMGP2417 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              A US ARMY Black Hawk over Arromanches and Gold Beach
              ​​​​​​IMGP2490 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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                Really nice shots from Sterkoder.

                Not that it's any of my business, I'm after all a civilian, but in the first image of post 262, what could that circular thing under the helicopter be?
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                • Sterkoder
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                  Well, I'm not an expert here, but I guess I'll put my dollars on a Tactical 360° radar capable of multiple track while scan, auto initialisation and ISAR (Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar).

                Thank you so much Sterkoder... you are probably correct, sounds plausible.
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