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Taking the High Ground (cool Sierra photos)

Postby ERIC » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:35 pm

Taking the High Ground

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Skip Robinson

Since the Canadian Forces purchased six CH-47Ds from the U.S. Army, its personnel have been training with National Guard units throughout the U.S., including mountain training with B Company of the 1st Battalion, 126th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) out of Stockton, Calif. Full Story and More Photos

A California Army National Guard CH-47D performs a two-wheeled landing at an altitude of 11,200 feet during training in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Chinooks and aircrews from B Company of the 1st Battalion, 126th GSAB out of Stockton, Calif., regularly train in the mountains due to their close proximity to the terrain. Skip Robinson Photo.
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Re: Taking the High Ground (cool Sierra photos)

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:50 pm

Interesting read. The captions claim they were working in whiteout conditions but the photos look like bluebird days. Does whiteout mean something else when flying a helicopter?

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