Danish helicopters off to Norway to practice white-out landings

Danish helicopters off to Norway to practice white-out landings 27 Jan, 11, Source: HeliHub.com

Next week one AW101 Merlin and five AS550 Fennec helicopters will travel from Denmark to Norway  to practice landings in the snow

Crews from 722 and 724 Squadrons are off to practice landings in the snow during the exercise appropriately called Exercise White Out.

Rescue helicopter Squadron 722, had a need arise to be able to land on snow already last winter.

“We got some eye-opening experiences with our landings compared to the amounts of snow we got last year and again this winter, so now it is important that we get to practice this thoroughly”, said Capt. Mark Christiansen.

Initially, two pilots and six crew from Squadron 722 will be in Norway for one week, restricted by the demands of the service they need to continue delivering back at home in Demark. It is somewhat easier for Squadron 724, who will take five AS550 Fennec helicopters to Norway for two weeks.

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