DOWNED PILOT EXTRACTION

As part of the airshow, the Israeli Air Force put on an impressive demonstration of a downed pilot rescue mission. 

FIREWALL

A firewall is placed between the downed pilot and the “unfriendlies”.

ARRIVAL OF TWO AH-64 ATTACK HELICOPTERS

 

COVERING FIRE

The attack helicopters provide covering fire for the rescue operaton. NB: Note the smoke and falling spent casings of the heavy machine gun.

BLACKHAWK RESCUE HELICOPTER

Finally, a Blackhawk helicopter complete with SWAT team swoops in to retrieve the downed pilot. 

 

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