Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk

@ San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, CA

June 2016

In helicopters, unlike fixed-wing aircraft, the pilot sits in the right-hand seat.  It is said that helicopter pilots do not like to let go of the cyclic (in their right hand) for any reason, leaving the left hand to operate the collective and push buttons and operate levers on the center console. This aircraft came from the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Airfield, where the HH-60G Pave Hawk’s core mission is search and rescue.  The Pave Hawk was introduced in 1982, and is a highly modified version of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk operated by the US Army.  Nikon D500 w/18-200mm, processed with Aperture.


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