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Given the recent rescue of a climber on Mt. Hood by a Chinook, how are the pilots able to lower the tail in this situation? Is this just the natural angle during a hover, or are there some adjustments the pilots can make to the fore and aft collective individually?

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A careful balance of nose-up cyclic and decreased collective to stick the aft of the ship firmly in place. Not so much a landing, as flying with the aft gear and ramp planted.

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Because the helo is barely hovering in level flight with the aft landing gear resting on the inclined snow pack. It doesn’t lower its tail as such.

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