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?
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.
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.