Aircraft Photo of D-106 | Boeing CH-47D Chinook (414) | Netherlands - Air Force | #230185
Registration / Serial:D-106
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing H-47 Chinook (234/347)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing H-47 Chinook (234/347)
Aircraft Version:Boeing CH-47D Chinook (414)
C/n (msn):M-4106/ML-013
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Air Force
Unit Markings:298 Sqn
City / Area:Rygge Area [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Photo Date:14 February 2012
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 230185
Photo Comment

White-out conditions nearby a landing Dutch Chinook during a Snow Blaze exercise in Norway. The H-47 out of Rygge air base and flew to nearby forest areas for white-out condition training. The downforce nearby the Chinook is overpowering and enclosing typhoon force. Pilots and loadmasters train this to get used to less sight landings. As snow landings are a little less dangerous then landings in the sand, the next step in training is the Hot Blaze exercise, in which brown-out conditions are trained. Visibility in sand dust is near to none as remains for a longer period in the air.

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