This helocast insertion is one of the first ever conducted by a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft

Feb 27 2016 - 3 Comments

Helocast insertion, Osprey style.

Filmed on Feb. 10, 2016 the following video shows Royal Thai, Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines helocasting from an MV-22B Osprey during Exercise Cobra Gold 16 in Thailand.

This clip is interesting because features one of the first helocast insertions ever performed by an Osprey.

Helocasting is a technique used by Special Operations Forces to quickly insert into the water in military area of operations where a parachute jump is not practical. Noteworthy during a helocast insertion Osprey’s pilot has to maintain an altitude of 10 feet above the water and moving no faster than 10 knots of airspeed.

Cobra Gold 16 is a multiservice exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand and is designed to advance regional security by exercising a robust multinational force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

  • Christopher Walker

    Looks like jumping to me. Trust the DoD to have to think up yet another meaningless word to describe this.

    • Trump_____2016

      Altitude scalping

  • B-Sabre

    Gah…all that salt water ingestion into engines….I’ll bet the maintenance crew will be having fun doing an engine wash tonight.