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Training who for what? #14569341 02/13/20
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For the past few days, and right now, an old Huey helicopter painted dull yellow, the engines painted red, has been circling Biscayne Bay between I 195 and the 79th street causeway here in Miami. It then swoops low, just above the water, and two or three divers jump out.
The helicopter then leaves, circles a few times, and then flys low, hovers and retrieves the divers. Then repeats a few more times.


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Re: Training who for what? [Re: Mannlicher] #14569414 02/13/20
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Nadler and Schiff for brains training to do assault on Mar-a-Lago to gather evidence for Impeachathon.


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Originally Posted by Borchardt
Nadler and Schiff for brains training to do assault on Mar-a-Lago to gather evidence for Impeachathon.


LOL

Schitt For Brains Schiff would sink straight to the bottom from all the rocks in his head. Nadler would beach like a bloated dead whale.

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Re: Training who for what? [Re: Mannlicher] #14569627 02/13/20
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Sounds like they're training for jumping out of a helicopter into the water, followed by retrieval.



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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Nadler would beach like a bloated dead whale.


If by some miracle of physics he became fully submerged, I wonder how big the flippers would have to be to keep him under? The ballast belt/vest would certainly be impressive.

Originally Posted by smokepole
Sounds like they're training for jumping out of a helicopter into the water, followed by retrieval.


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The BP is still using Huey's (albeit being phased out).


Maybe they are training how to jump on wetback's heads while their swimming.


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Re: Training who for what? [Re: smokepole] #14569762 02/13/20
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Originally Posted by smokepole
Sounds like they're training for jumping out of a helicopter into the water, followed by retrieval.


Insightful!


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Re: Training who for what? [Re: Mannlicher] #14569829 02/13/20
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Probably Coast Guard swimmers training.

Re: Training who for what? [Re: smokepole] #14569887 02/13/20
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Originally Posted by smokepole
Sounds like they're training for jumping out of a helicopter into the water, followed by retrieval.

Laughing, yeah, well duh. It’s not an agency, the’ copter is old and unmarked. I just find this an odd thing.
Training who for what?


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Originally Posted by 5sdad
Originally Posted by smokepole
Sounds like they're training for jumping out of a helicopter into the water, followed by retrieval.


Insightful!


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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
For the past few days, and right now, an old Huey helicopter painted dull yellow, the engines painted red, has been circling Biscayne Bay between I 195 and the 79th street causeway here in Miami. It then swoops low, just above the water, and two or three divers jump out.
The helicopter then leaves, circles a few times, and then flys low, hovers and retrieves the divers. Then repeats a few more times.


You’re just paranoid.



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................................continued BS waste of tax payer dollars, spend it or we cant get a match next year! crazy


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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
For the past few days, and right now, an old Huey helicopter painted dull yellow, the engines painted red, has been circling Biscayne Bay between I 195 and the 79th street causeway here in Miami. It then swoops low, just above the water, and two or three divers jump out.
The helicopter then leaves, circles a few times, and then flys low, hovers and retrieves the divers. Then repeats a few more times.


No idea why the old Huey and paint scheme but maybe it's a repeat of this from back in 2011?

Coast Guard and NOAA conduct diver emergency training






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Well that could explain the weirdly painted helicopter, if it were NOAA. There they have a presence here in Miami. In each case I could observe, the divers jumped separately, and were retrieved separately. This was happening about a quarter mile from my condo building. With the binoculars, I had a good view. Not good cough to read the tail numbers on the helicopter though.


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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't watching you. laugh


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Re: Training who for what? [Re: Mannlicher] #14570277 02/13/20
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Sam,
The Canadian military uses helicopters with those colors to do search and rescue missions (CH 146 Griffons), as do a number of other countries. Might be some snowbirds down here participating in some SAR training. I was over that way today for the boat show, but didn’t notice the helicopter. Another thought might be a private company or SAR group doing some product or training demonstration going along with the boat show. If I see the copter I’ll try to get some info on it.

At least it’s not a black helicopter. 😉

Re: Training who for what? [Re: Mannlicher] #14570450 02/13/20
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Capt, it was an old ‘copter, but fully rigged for SAR. Lights, winch, and very well handled. I noted that his hover attitude kept the spray away from the folks in the water. Very rapid extractions as well. Impressive to watch, but I have no clue as to what entity was involved.

Edit: Capt, you have identified the helicopter. I thought it was a Huey, and it kinda is. Mystery solved. Thanks.

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It's Miami Dade certifying their dive guys for chopper jumps.


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Re: Training who for what? [Re: local_dirt] #14572426 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by local_dirt
It's Miami Dade certifying their dive guys for chopper jumps.

It is definitely a Canadian helicopter


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