A CH-47 helicopter operated by the Royal Air Forces leaves spectators stunned during an unrestricted “landing” demonstration. Watch as these skilled pilots maneuver the 16.5 ton behemoth through the air with all the style and grace of a flying trapeze artist. Not only will they pull a move that leaves you standing there, mouth agape, asking “How?”, They’ll do it one more time… backwards.
This video features the iconic tandem rotor made famous by the United States Army and piloted by personnel from the 18(B) squadron based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire. The Royal Air Force has made their own variations to the famous machine in order to make it their own, because, as we see in the video, the RAF just can’t do anything the traditional way.
These unique helicopters have seen service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, battle in the Falklands war,and were integral in peace-keeping missions in the Balkans. After more than 50 years of hard work and dedication we think it’s time to let loose and show us what they can do.
After watching this video will you ever be afraid of parallel parking again? Comment below and let us know if you think you have what it takes to pull off a stunt like this.