How to prevent a Dam Breach? | Air Support


Whoops! Ladies and gentlemen, you can see that Mr. Schneider doesn’t
have to go all the way. As you can see, the dike has a serious problem. Apparently there is something wrong with the dike at one
point and it loses water at this point. And at that moment Mr. Schneider is doing the only right
thing – he calls the police. Emergency call center – how can I help you? Hello? Hello?! My name is Peter Schneider! I’m right here at the pond er at the dike and see how the
earth is slowly getting wet. First, keep calm. Where are you? Uh I’m in the village of Caroline and slowly there is a lot
of water coming. I can’t get out of here! Although Mr. Peter Schneider has a wonderful off-road
vehicle, it too has got stuck in the flooded village and Mr. Peter Schneider has to get out of here somehow
differently. The helicopter is the light support helicopter type H145,
which is used for such things among other things. That means for connecting flights, reconnaissance flights
and also for passenger transports with not too large groups. Among other things, this aircraft is equipped with a rescue
winch, which will now bring Mr. Schneider on board. And if you turn your attention to the video screen, you will see that a paramedic gets ready in this aircraft
and hooks himself into the winch. He is then let down on the floor and Mr. Schneider will be strapped with a cloth that is put
on a bit like a diaper so that you can not slip out there. What you feel here is the downwind of a helicopter. You are just 75 to 100 meters away. You can imagine how it feels when you stand directly under
it. Especially the NH90 with its 10.6 tons or 11 tons with
external load as take-off weight can produce an incredible downwind, which literally leaves
you speechless under the helicopter because you have to actively breathe
air. Mr. Schneider is almost on board now. The second helicopter will land here in parallel to deliver the second half of the group of rescue workers
and auxiliaries. Yes, they are there now. They are now being dropped off. But they still don’t have any working materials. That is absolutely correct. Of course they don’t have any
working materials yet. This now has to be delivered right afterwards. It is a process that of course runs in parallel at this
point. The sandbags are not loaded from the point where the
aircraft with the staff are located, but are mostly delivered to any location near the
vulnerability. In this case, it is simply important that the material comes
as soon as possible and, above all, in a steady flow so that the people in the
background can continue to work all the time. How much load is hanging under the CH-53? How much sacks go in there in such a package? I see there
are even two packages. Yes, that are exactly two. I’m going to start it very small
so that everyone can imagine it. So we have the classic sandbag. This is a 15 kg device. And only when it’s dry. Almost 100 sandbags are on such a pallet. In this case, the CH has an external load of 1500 kg + 1500
kg. So 3 tons are now hanging under this aircraft. Here we come to one of the difficults flight maneuvers: to
drop off an external load. The pilot does not see where the load is going. He is
sitting in front of the load. That means that there is blind trust in the crew, since the
on-board mechanic and loading foreman speaks to him: 2 left, 2 right, 1 more, 5 more. This has to be timed accordingly. Wonderful! The first pack is there or rahter the first two
pallets. The CH is now getting out of the dust to get the next one. I had promised you that we would drop something even bigger
on the other side of the dike. And you see the first thing that comes out is the brake
parachute, which ensures that the draft pulls this external load out of
the aircraft. So there is no one pushing the load. We now see the NH90 as an external load carrier in this
configuration. The NH90 can hold two tons of fuel, which of course it
doesn’t necessarily need when flying short distances from A
to B with sandbags. Pay attention to the workers because the CH-53 is a bit
heavier than the NH90. How the wind will tear at the poor comrades. Coming from the left into the picture we see the truck with
the load that the Transall dropped earlier. That is exactly what I mentioned. We try to keep the supply of materials as steady as possible
so that people can work here without any problems. And because the pilot cannot see the load, it is also the
job of the loading master or on-board mechanic to trigger
the load hook electronically. – Mr. General, we are reaching the disaster site. – Thank you very much! As I can see, the emergency services
have been deployed along the entire length of the damaged
area. It looks like the forces can finish the Quellkade in time. Damage to the civilian population can be avoided with a high
degree of probability. Good work!

2 thoughts on “How to prevent a Dam Breach? | Air Support

  1. Schöne Aufnahmen dieser Darstellung. Tolle Szenen. Daumen Hoch. Gruß aus dem Norden.

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