Into the first helicopter made low altitude air through the Brahmaputra Canyon
of a helicopter at low altitude across the canyon. (Special correspondent Hua Liu photo)
newspaper Chengdu, Xinhua Zhang Fengjiang August 4, Xiao-Yu Hu special correspondent reported: “August” on the eve of the regiment into two air force helicopters to complete a task triumph workout plateau, creating the Air Force The helicopter altitude training ground, the helicopter filled the air in the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon mountain sailing, mountain valley landing flight, maintenance and comprehensive support and many other blank, eight subjects experienced high-altitude flight difficult test.
correspondent with the helicopter flying an average elevation of 4,000 meters of the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, I saw the towering peaks, snow-capped mountains and downs, strong airflow so that the helicopter violent jolt, the engine’s breathing issue dull, iron spinner wings, like a huge “Iron Dragonfly” low altitude over the Pentium in the river valleys. Reporters from the windows looked out on the ground of the beach, trees, rocks, as if close to the belly, behind snatched the flowing, thrilling.
learned that the Brahmaputra Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon, the world’s first total length of 504.6 km, maximum depth of 6009 meters, average depth of 2268 meters. Participate in the two altitude training is made helicopters. Prior to an airport from the western Sichuan, thousands of miles to fly to the Grand Canyon long-distance mobility, to take “from low to high, from light to heavy,” and gradually increase the height and load methods for hovering flight traffic pattern, landing field adaptability of integrated flight highly difficult training, has captured the plateau ceiling high speed full load in 12 training flight problems.
hover landing, maneuvering airspace, land search and rescue … … flight, one turns dangerous difficult subjects staged, reporters feel dizzy. However, pilots are calm calm, carefully control their fighters, excellent completion of a training courses.
reported, steep snow-covered plateau region akin to finding the helicopter in the implementation of the transportation of materials, personnel respond to emergencies and search and rescue mission has irreplaceable value. To verify that the helicopter made the flight altitude and the ability carry out combat missions, the regiment gained the authentication of the plateau more than 1,000 valuable flight data, and explore the different elevations on the helicopter’s altitude performance control features, navigation features, communication features, limit load and other technical performance parameters.