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.
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.
Tasks in the fire and rescue aircraft are different: firefighting, rescue and airlift life-saving appliances in place of emergency medical evacuations.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
APU, the view through the door in flight.
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.
All the fly, and I was left? Hey, what's that ?!
One of the Ka-32A11BC bears on the suspension rescue boat, which will be directly from the air launched.
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.
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.
approaches the Noginsk landfill, where the scenario and there is a forest fire.
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.
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. ))
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.
At the end of the exercise, the helicopters are on ground systems.
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.
In the neighborhood with rescue squad coach "astronauts". Can the Interior Ministry, the military can.
Tankzors somewhere in the same area.
After landing, the flight and exercise completed.
In the cargo bay ship another container, which was used in the exercise on the Mi-8.
Rescuers make a bow on the background of helicopter. Thanks for your attention.