[Video] Chinese Ka-28 helicopter barely manages to land on warship in high seas

Oct 07 2013 - 8 Comments

Landing a helicopter on the helipad of a warship is not easy.

Landing it in bad weather may be a sort of nightmare.

The following video shows a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy‘s Kamov Ka-28 “Helix”, one of the 8 twin contra-rotating rotor choppers reportedly flying with the Chinese Navy, trying to land on a Type 054A Frigate. As the footage shows, the pilot performed at least a couple of attempt before eventually managing to put the helicopter, an export version of the Russian Ka-27 on the warship.


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  • Too bad it didn’t crash and take the ship with it.

    • ask2wice

      I can tell you’re not a pilot! … and not much of a human being for making a statement like that!!!

  • sferrin

    Somebody should tell them about RAST.

    • ask2wice

      Coaxials are usually better able to handle side-winds. That said, the PLA Navy is on a steep learning curve. Perhaps after what I just saw they will make quick study of the benefits of RAST!

  • FoilHatWearer

    I’d say good on the pilot for aborting the 1st two landing attempts. Many a pilot has gotten in big trouble by having a bad case of get-there-itis and pressing a bad situation on landing instead of going around and trying again. That dude earned every penny that day. Freakin’ scary!

  • AhSo

    Ching Chang Ching Chang Chung. I no see ship with smarr sritty eye, and scare so bad my 2 inch peepee shrink to one inch!



  • Why so serious

    pretty nimble bird for its size.