How To Get A Blackhawk Helicopter Ride
This video is a must-watch for anyone interested in the military, or even if you just want to see what a helicopter looks like up close. The video takes the viewer through the process of getting a ride on a Blackhawk helicopter.
In addition to giving some great details on how the process works and what exactly goes into flying one of these machines, viewers are also treated to a brief overview of the history of helicopters. This video is an excellent way to learn about this amazing piece of machinery.
How To Get A Blackhawk Helicopter Ride
Get yourself a blackhawk helicopter ride.
1. Make sure you’re in the army.
2. If you are not in the army, make sure you’re in the navy.
3. If you are not in the navy, make sure you’re in the air force.
4. If you are not in the air force, make sure you’re in the marines.
5. If you are not in the marines, then this video is not for you!
You can have a blackhawk helicopter ride anytime you want, if you know how to ask.
Don’t be discouraged by the names of the people who are flying in this video. They don’t have any special privilege. You can get rides on blackhawk helicopters too. All it takes is practice and persistence.
You want to start with small planes, like cropdusters or airliners. Practice asking for rides until you get good at it. Then move up to bigger planes, like jet fighters or passenger jets.
Eventually you’ll be ready for a ride in a blackhawk helicopter.
Hey guys! I just wanted to share how I got a ride in a Blackhawk helicopter at the end of my Army Combat Readiness Test. The ACRT is a test that every soldier must pass before deploying overseas. We had to do a physical fitness test and then go to the rifle range, where we’d practice shooting targets from multiple different distances and positions (standing, sitting, kneeling, prone).
I was lucky enough to get a ride in this Blackhawk from the National Guard Base in Fort Dix, New Jersey. This helicopter was really fast … it felt like we were flying over 100 miles per hour. It was pretty loud too! The first time we took off, the vibration made it feel like my brain was bouncing around inside of my skull.
After we dropped off the squad leader at his house (we were already on our way back to the base), our pilot took us on a little detour. He flew over Walt Whitman High School and then circled around for a couple of minutes so I could take some pictures. He even let me sit next to him up front for some selfies with me standing up through the opening in the top of the helicopter! It was pretty awesome and I think he enjoyed showing off his fancy aircraft too.
You should know that you don’t need to be a federal employee, military or civilian, to get a helicopter ride. You just need to ask for one.
I’m not saying it will succeed. It might not. But if so, I guarantee that the worst explanation of why not is “They’ll never let you.” Because they will let you.*
So go ahead and try. If you’re going to work for the government anyway, what’s to lose? And remember: there are lots of people besides the President who fly on helicopters, so don’t feel self-conscious about getting one of your own.
In the United States Armed Forces, the UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. It is used for air assault, medical evacuation, search and rescue, aircraft recovery, security and reconnaissance, airborne command post, electronic warfare aircraft escort and ground-based combat support.
The UH-60 Black Hawk has been in service since 1978. The Black Hawk is powered by two General Electric T700 turboshaft engines with 1,926 shaft horsepower each. The helicopter’s primary missions include cargo and troop transport, medical evacuation and battlefield resupply.
The Black Hawk can carry 11 combat-loaded air assault troops and it is equipped with advanced electronic instrumentation that enables the helicopter to operate at night or in adverse weather conditions. In addition to the standard UH-60 Black Hawk models for military use, Sikorsky manufactures commercial variants for civilian use.