Fast Roping Out of an Osprey

U.S. Soldiers with Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 1, 2011. Emerald Warrior is an annual two-week joint/combined tactical exercise sponsored by U.S. Special Operations Command designed to leverage lessons learned from operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. DeNoris Mickle, U.S. Air Force/Released)

U.S. Soldiers with Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., March 1, 2011. Emerald Warrior is an annual two-week joint/combined tactical exercise sponsored by U.S. Special Operations Command designed to leverage lessons learned from operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. DeNoris Mickle, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Comments

  1. Osprey pilots are just plain mean. He’s only 20′ away from the ground. Would it kill him to land all the way to let his passengers out?

  2. Heh Kevin that is a good point actually. You either rope from quite a bit higher than that, jump out, or land.

  3. LOL! I think the edge of the roof of my Dad’s garage was that high, when I jumped off it as a not too smart kid!

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