Stephen Branley

Stephen Branley

Posted on 07/02/2013


Photo taken on March 10, 2008


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Sikorsky S-92


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G-CGMU, a Sikorsky S-92, also known as Coastguard 100. I took this photograph from the second aircraft, G-SARB, during a training exercise at the mouth of Broadbay in the Isle of Lewis. Unlike the previous type S-61, this aircraft creates an incredible downwash which makes it difficult for the winchman when working beneath the helicopter.

one42chrisp, Sas Astro have particularly liked this photo


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Sas Astro
Sas Astro
superb catch
5 years ago.
Stephen Branley
Stephen Branley
Thanks Phil, it's good of you to stop by. It was indeed, 38 years and......I survived! lol
5 years ago. Edited 5 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
That's an awesome image, but I don't think I'd like to be working underneath that helicopter.
5 years ago.
Stephen Branley
Stephen Branley
It was fierce Chris, no wind, like this, was the worst, but if the wind picked up it forced the downwash further back out of harms way.
5 years ago.