As I flew on a rescue helicopter

• As I flew on a rescue helicopter

We continue to publish the accumulated from several flight photos. At this time the rescue teams will discuss the teachings in the Noginsk district. Exercise was held a week ago, and were quite ambitious. Rescuers worked on the water, on land and in the air. I covered the air part of the event. Many saw the fire and rescue helicopters in action, let's look at them in terms of the crew.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Early in the morning in the middle of the field in the Noginsk district launched air group headquarters. Participated in the drills, two Mi-26, Mi-8 three and three Ka-32A11BC. In flight, when developing quenching a forest fire them just joined the aircraft IL-76, Be-200 and AN-143.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Tasks in the fire and rescue aircraft are different: firefighting, rescue and airlift life-saving appliances in place of emergency medical evacuations.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

I again chose Mi-26 shooting from the air. Again, because the first time I flew in this helicopter over Moscow during the rehearsal of Victory Parade held recently, the post of which with beautiful pictures of the city from a height is still in the process of writing.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Mi-26, are involved in the current teachings, perform the following tasks: in first place to the conventional fire fly fire engine, the second is suspended from the water reservoir. The cabin of the helicopter Mi-26 impresses with its views. The more it resembles the cabin transport aircraft, and a crew of 5-6 people.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

But even more able to impress the untrained human cargo bay of the giant. This is the serial lifting helicopter in the world. He easily accommodate a passenger bus and a truck. Actually, the transportation of transport and oversized cargo weighing up to 20 tonnes (a third less than it weighs itself) to a place where there are no roads and the airport - this is one of the applications of the Mi-26. The fuselage of the Mi-26 longer than the passenger plane Boeing-737, and its height is about how three-storey house.

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How many there can be downloaded if desired!

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Well, photographers and cameramen inside the Mi-26 is possible (but not necessary) to place even a whole company. )) Helicopter military passenger transportation arrangement accommodates up to 82 persons of staff.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

By helicopter suspended water tank. I'm sure many have ever seen at least once a fire helicopter with a capacity of in-flight, or even during the discharge of water onto the heat source. And now we'll see how it looks from the board. This capacity is called APU (air discharge apparatus), it is formed of a soft material and capable of carrying 15 to 19, 6 tons of water.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

In the floor of the cargo compartment of Mi-26 has a special hatch with fastening for hanging oversized cargo to it, and fix the cable APU.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

APU, the view through the door in flight.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Mi-26 all good, but its cargo bay almost soundproofed. Two turbo engine capacity of up to 11,400 liters. from. create such a noise that without protection for a half-hour flight in a cargo compartment can be deafening, that happened to me a little earlier, during a rehearsal for the Victory Parade: hearing back until the next day, so here I immediately stuck earplugs.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

All the fly, and I was left? Hey, what's that ?!

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

One of the Ka-32A11BC bears on the suspension rescue boat, which will be directly from the air launched.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

One of the Mi-8 also carries APU for fire from the air. In other helicopters flying spasteley team that will parachute parachute, office search dogs, which also went down into the place of the conditioned air directly from the disaster. And, like, two more small boats. It's a pity you can not be in several places at once, so how on earth teachings do not look less spectacular.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Past flew AN-143. Similarly, its function can not remember in the exercise. Where else we are catching up with IL-76 and Be-200 of Zhukovsky, which will also be put out the fire with air conditioned. Alas, I have them never filmed, they passed on the starboard side, while I was shooting something else from the left.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

approaches the Noginsk landfill, where the scenario and there is a forest fire.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Noginsk Russia's largest landfill. "Steeper only in Alabino," says one of his employees, and adds, "Yes, and there is not all that we have here." At the landfill site are trained not only to rescue officers, but also the Ministry of Internal Affairs officers, soldiers of internal troops. There are training areas for training actions in all types of emergencies and accidents.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

And our Mi-26, meanwhile, hangs over one of the ponds and down into the water APU. The filling capacity of about one minute, and resets all of the 19 tons of water is carried out for approximately two seconds. While a helicopter is flying with its heavy load significantly shakes, and when water discharge is performed, there is a real push from below. I was sitting at this moment and took off just the number of frames, so it is not felt to the full, but colleagues say that barely stay on his feet. ))

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

The process of water intake, the position of the APU in flight and water discharge controls one of the crew leaning out of the window. In the background is seen the same Ni-8 APU next to its conventional fire point.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

At the end of the exercise, the helicopters are on ground systems.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

And I'm a little rented species. The shadow of our helicopter is trying to pretend to be a cow. By the way, the Mi-26 is called a flying cow.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

In the neighborhood with rescue squad coach "astronauts". Can the Interior Ministry, the military can.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Tankzors somewhere in the same area.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

After landing, the flight and exercise completed.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Stack APU.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

In the cargo bay ship another container, which was used in the exercise on the Mi-8.

As I flew on a rescue helicopter

Rescuers make a bow on the background of helicopter. Thanks for your attention.