posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 12:31 PM
Sad news. Much respect to those med-evac aircrew persons.
After getting out of the Army and before starting my civilian Navy career I worked with helicopter crop dusters for a couple years. It is hard to
imagine how any type of flying, outside of combat, can be more dangerous or put more wear and stress on an aircraft. Amazingly we had a very good
Spraying rows of celery and other crops, so low to the ground and maneuvering around the windbreak rows of tall eucalyptus trees can be extremely
dangerous. Perhaps that the danger never leaves one's mind for a split-second forces one to stay alert to every minor sound and detail. Still, despite
the danger, it is not heroic duty as the med-evac airmen. Deepest regards to them and their families.
edit on 7-6-2013 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)