19 August 2010

Skywatch Friday - Just hanging out

I am sure that this guy was not really enjoying the sky and the sunshine. I know if it was me I would be more concerned about the distance between the soles of my feet and the ground.


The National Sea Rescue Institute conducted exercises using a BK-117 helicopter, at Cape St Francis last weekend.

For more sky related pictures visit to the Skywatch site. Who knows you my also make some new friends along the way.

11 comments:

EG Wow said...

I wouldn't be thinking about the sky either. I would have fainted just being there. :)

Titania said...

This is an interesting sky,a big flying beast with a brave man hanging on to it. No, I would not like to be hanging there not even on a harness. This is only an observation. Driving on a road through the bush,I found mostly male wallabies which were killed along the road. They were more adventures than the females which were more cautious. Mind you sometimes a female got killed too when traversing the road.
Does this observation say something?

Rob Inukshuk said...

Well done that brave chap. No chance I could be persuaded to do that, but thankfully there are those who do such important work.

Naquillity said...

now that's a cool shot. i'd only be afraid if the helicopter started sputtering while hanging outside on a harness. he seems well focused on his mission though. they're doing such a wonderful job. have a great night.

lotusleaf said...

I wouldn't dare do the feat either. A wnderful shot!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

What a terrific photo! While I've been up IN a chopper, you couldn't pay me enough to get me to do what that SArtech is doing. My hat is off to those guys, always.

Gramma Ann said...

WOW... What an awesome picture. You seem to be at the right place at the right time for photos. I was looking through your blog of pictures and found the one with the truck stuck under the bridge interesting, also.

clairz said...

Long ago I gave up extreme sports which, to me, meant never climbing high up onto a horse's back, LOL. So I can't even begin to imagine what is going through this fellow's mind. Perhaps he was having fun, who knows?

I'm just glad that you were there to capture the moment. Thank you for sharing it. I'm glad to look at this photo while firmly on the ground!

Tracy said...

Wow, great timing, and as the others have said: rather him than me!

Jo said...

Hi Max, that's an excellent shot. Are you entering it into the skywatch showcase. Good to see SA again, albeit only on photos. Jo (Khartoum, North Africa)

ascu75 aka Don said...

Not your usual Skywatch topic but a very welcome one. Well done and thanks for sharing, we dont see so many air sea rescue nowadays. They used to have a depot near us but it is moved. Have a good weekend XXX Don