posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 10:56 AM
I used to be 82nd Airborne, Chinooks are way to expensive for civilian or police use only military. We are talking 18-25 million dollars each.
Hell they can even dump the payload if one of the engines fail that means troops, tanks whatever is in the cargo hold. They can still fly with one
engine but not with the extra weight of cargo.
Incredable peice of equipment when they land near you it is like a sandstorm or tornado and the ground shakes. All the military bases I ve ever seen
were on sand you cant watch them land without protection or you will get sandblasted raw.
Probably just a training mission. When I used to jump the army had to get the air force to fly us up. Allways a fuster cluck. Maybe it was just some
clearence issue for the chopper.
edit on 12-10-2012 by lunchmanstan because: cause I said so