The Amazing Engineering of Rescue Helicopters - Smarter Every Day 289

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  Před měsícem +451

    I double dog dare you to sign up for the email list:

    • CanadianBakin420
      CanadianBakin420 Před měsícem +3

      First reply

    • Big K Fish
      Big K Fish Před měsícem +1

      You're so awesome!

    • Brad Haines
      Brad Haines Před měsícem +14

      i triple dog dare you to upload more often

    • CanadianBakin420
      CanadianBakin420 Před měsícem +3

      @Brad Haines I quadruple dog dare you to triple dog dare him to upload more often

  • Snek
    Snek Před měsícem +1587

    After watching this, I'm even more amazed by the dedicated teams that ensure these helicopters are always ready to swoop in and make a difference in critical situations

    • Shawn Dodson
      Shawn Dodson Před měsícem +38

      After watching this, I am even more amazed that helos are flying bricks, and spit in the face of physics and common sense.

    • Winstan
      Winstan Před měsícem +9

      In my mind the most hardcore groundcrew story/war/campaign (Heli/Jet) is from the 1982 UK vs Argentina. INSANE logistics, on a boat and the enemy has 10/1 more planes.

    • M AZ
      M AZ Před měsícem +14

      Thats what I love about having been a Flight Mechanic and being a part of Coast Guard Aviation, we get to maintain what we fly on to save lives. MH60T all the way...

    • Max Mouse
      Max Mouse Před měsícem +1

      And I'm amazed they haven't replaced parts prone to corrosion with parts that aren't.

    • rogwabbit
      rogwabbit Před měsícem +13

      ​@Mmouse_ salt water corroded most things with enough time. You can replace some things but it depends on what engineering requirements are for the part. You can't just replace stainless steel with carbon fiber, there are many aspects of the parts like strength, weight , flexibility, hardness etc that need to be considered. Many parts are aluminum and steel, but some can be replaced, others would never work because of the stresses involves. Unfortunately every boat, and aircraft have parts that corrosion eats over time. It just needs to be on the inspection checklist and replaced when needed. That's why a regular maintenance schedule is mandatory per FAA regulations. It would be awesome if someone can develop something that matches the criteria to replace with something that does not corrode but we are not there yet.

  • Derpo
    Derpo Před měsícem +453

    17 years of experience with a bunch of acronyms that he knows better than the words they stand for, and Destin just keeps asking what they stand for 😂

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Před měsícem +23

      There's got to be a term for that phenomenon; it's nearly universal.

    • Derpo
      Derpo Před měsícem +31

      @Vigilant Cosmic PenguinI submit the term "abbreviation amnesia" for consideration.

    • ReanimationXP
      ReanimationXP Před 15 dny +10

      @Derpo wait, was AA Acronym Amnesia or Abbreviation Amnesia?

    • Leonardo Vici
      Leonardo Vici Před 14 dny

      Military acronyms should just be added to the dictionary at this point. LMAO

    • Eri Haas
      Eri Haas Před 11 dny

      Sometimes the orator will just ask for the spoken out version of acronyms so the lay person will be informed as to their meaning as well?

  • Stuart Smith
    Stuart Smith Před měsícem +537

    The humility and respect that rescue swimmer PO1 John Calhoun has for his counterpart aviation maintenance tech PO1 James Hockenberry is awesome. We often think of USCG rescue swimmers as the elite, bad a$$ dudes who put it all on the line to save people (which they do!). But John's deference to the guy who keeps the chopper flying is a testament to the camaraderie these teams have. I have no doubt the warrants/officers who fly the bird would speak highly of the enlisted men and women who serve with them.

    • Olan Kenny
      Olan Kenny Před měsícem +22

      I imagine if you ask either of these excellent people, they would indicate that the OTHER was more important. I think this level of humility and understanding breeds higher performance and better teamwork.

    • Rhenium
      Rhenium Před měsícem +7

      When he asked about the relationship between the 2 I fully expected the sort of lighthearted jabbing at the other team that the military is generally known for, so to hear him legit praise the other team as being the real heroes was heartwarming

    • Tony Morris
      Tony Morris Před měsícem +7

      @Olan Kenny Yea, i know in the USAF the pilots often defer to the mechanics and flight engineers that let them not only take off but come back safely without a plane falling apart and the mechanics know that it would be a hunk of aluminum and (now composites) doing nothing without the pilots. It's a group effort. I often had new guys feel depressed that they were doing something smaller like pressure systems but the aircraft need a bit of everything to fly.

    • Czeckie
      Czeckie Před měsícem +2

      do I understand it correctly that the maintenance technician (AMT) is part of the deployed crew? I would assume they are on the ground caring for the aircrafts. I'm confused.

    • M. Gustafson
      M. Gustafson Před měsícem +4

      ​@CzeckieYes, he would do both! Maintenance on the ground, "flight mechanic" (running the hoist, watch/spotter, assisting AST/rescue swimmer with gear, survivors, etc.) in the air. 😎✌️

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Před měsícem +1533

    The guys in this video are fantastic.

  • Aaron Brooks
    Aaron Brooks Před měsícem +89

    I love Destin's humility both in acknowledging when he's ignorant on a topic and also when he's geeking out and namedropping all he knows (which is fun to see, actually). I love hearing all the different things that came up.
    You're a great and empathetic teacher, Destin! Thank you!

  • Felix Lindahl
    Felix Lindahl Před měsícem +56

    I genuinely love the fact that he is so invested to explain and show everything. It shows that they choose someone that is loving the fact that he can teach someone just for explaining purposes

  • Seth DuBois
    Seth DuBois Před měsícem +468

    Man, I really love watching professionals talk about their field. The guys in this video are fantastic.

    • SnakeSonn
      SnakeSonn Před měsícem +1

      Great comment as usual Seth. You are a true inspiration to all us other CZcams viewers. Much love

    • M. Gustafson
      M. Gustafson Před měsícem +1

      USCG is chock full of great people in all sorts of jobs, on the ground, in the air, and on the water! Semper Paratus, the Coast Guard motto, means "Always Ready!" 😎✌️

    • Seth DuBois
      Seth DuBois Před měsícem +1

      @M. Gustafson Yeah, part of their appeal is their humility and clear focus on public service. I guess it makes sense that the USCG would have that kind of vibe since so much of what they do involves overtly helping people.

  • Christian Wilson
    Christian Wilson Před měsícem +23

    As a former Coastie and Flight Mech on the MH-65, these videos really make me miss it. I'm surprised how much I remember about that aircraft, and every inspection we would do. Best job I've ever had... with some of the best people in the business.

  • Stanley Milgram
    Stanley Milgram Před měsícem +33

    I love how he gives a heads up before turning the blades. Such kind of small precautions really demonstrate the dedication to safety and professionalism.

  • Md. Nazrul Islam
    Md. Nazrul Islam Před 28 dny +4

    I love Destin's humility when he names what he knows. And can teach other people.

  • ComikzInk
    ComikzInk Před měsícem +9

    Crazy how I've come full circle.
    The videos on helicopter control and gyroscopic precession is how I originally found this channel when trying to figure out my broken RC helicopter. To have those video's directly referenced here was a welcomed trip down memory lane ^-^

    BRUXXUS Před měsícem +24

    Man, I've really been enjoying this Coast Guard series. Everyone you've had in the videos has been incredibly cool, kind, passionate, and knew their stuff. Super inspirational.

  • Ghostinthesauce
    Ghostinthesauce Před měsícem +730

    It is very reassuring to watch how quickly Mr. Hockenberry swaps into safety procedures when turning the blades, talking about hazards around him or simply communicating with other officers about things that are happening live.
    It's like they've this second brain that's ready to override whatever they're doing to ensure the safety of others.

    • Dennis
      Dennis Před měsícem +41

      Right i was thinking the same thing. Anyone who isnt drilled for this would just go "meh this one turn wont hurnt nobody" which is obviously wrong. So cool to see

    • Kryptonite 365
      Kryptonite 365 Před měsícem +31

      get chewed out a few times and it'll stick good

    • Karl
      Karl Před měsícem +16

      Hockenberry maybe the coolest surname I've ever heard in my life.

    • Brady
      Brady Před měsícem +25

      in a restaurant calling "behind" is an automatic function too. make sure the person your walking past doesn't turn and cause a spill of hot liquids and whatnot. also yelling oppa whenever you hear breaking glass regardless of whatever you were doing.

    • VitaKet
      VitaKet Před měsícem +9

      @Brady We would yell mazel tov!

  • Daniel Osh
    Daniel Osh Před měsícem +4

    Really looking forward to the next episode!!
    Always admired the Coast Guard and always wanted to become a Helicopter Pilot for the Coast Guard when I was younger (unfortunately I’m not a US citizen)
    Got major respect for these guys they are actual heros!!

  • Kalijah Anderson
    Kalijah Anderson Před měsícem +6

    This reminds me of my days working on aircraft in the USAF. Much respect to these guys. There is a ton of technical knowledge needed just to keep the guys that are flying it safe.

  • Try Knight
    Try Knight Před měsícem +45

    1 year in the USCG as a non rate now thanks to your first SAR video! Hopefully will be an AET soon. Thanks for the great content over the years!

    • carnage
      carnage Před měsícem +4

      Haha same just hit 6 months in, waiting for amt

    • M. Gustafson
      M. Gustafson Před měsícem +1

      Congratulations, guys! May your USCG days be memorable and safe! Semper Paratus 😎✌️

    • N Goodall
      N Goodall Před měsícem +1

      Well done. Retired Army here, mad respect for Coasties. Good luck on your rating. You guys are absolute professionals who know your craft.

    • Boxcar Willie
      Boxcar Willie Před měsícem +1

      Good luck, and remember if that's what you want to do go for for it don't get deterred. Those rates take a while to get to A school and don't advance quickly but stick to what you want.

    • Grant Putala
      Grant Putala Před 16 dny +1

      Bravo Zulu, shipmate.

  • Jacket
    Jacket Před měsícem +2

    Dude, it's totally cool to talk to the Technician like he would talk to you. You don't have to dumb yourself down, Hockenberry looked like he loved your enthusiasm and knowledge. A civilian that he can talk to like a coworker.

  • BariumCobaltNitrog3n
    BariumCobaltNitrog3n Před měsícem +5

    These deep dives don't just feed your brain, they trigger the fast-twitch curiosity muscle, heat the emotional heart and if you watch them all, you'll be Destined to get Smarter Every Day.

    • Mao man
      Mao man Před 8 dny

      Haaaaa I see what you did there.

  • leeaf7
    leeaf7 Před měsícem +403

    27:01 You see the guy's passion for his crew. His eyes and demeanor change immediately when he talks about his crew aka second family. You see that almost all the time in the aviation field, military or civilian. Something that's just magical. "Take care of your crew and they'll take care of you." Thank you for your service.

    • Kryptonite 365
      Kryptonite 365 Před měsícem +15

      yup. it's because they are literally trusting each other with their lives. if anything happens downrange, all they have are each other. and they have probably proved themselves countless times prior

    • Steve Walston
      Steve Walston Před měsícem +11

      @leeaf7 - Can you imagine how much better this country (USA) would be if we all could treat and respect each other this same way and ditch this political turmoil and puppetry we have been dealing with?

    • Tim Bushell
      Tim Bushell Před měsícem +8

      "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
      For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
      Shall be my brother..."

    • Justin C
      Justin C Před měsícem +5

      You can see it throughout the video - 11:24 "Head's turning" - looks around, true professional with incredible knowledge

  • wantapgt
    wantapgt Před měsícem +21

    I feel like Hockenberry has the most complete understanding of his subject matter than anyone else you’ve featured.

  • Sammie Wilson
    Sammie Wilson Před měsícem +7

    Never apologise for your name dropping, it’s just your excitement over the experience beaming through; it’s one of the reasons I love your content. The excitement in the way you’re navigating a new learning experience inspires me. Thank you Destin

  • V00D00M0NKY
    V00D00M0NKY Před měsícem +24

    I think it's good that you showed your knowledge at the start. I feel that's important to people who are explaining something so they know how much they have to dumb things down compared to talking to other experts in the field.

  • Jason Fernandez
    Jason Fernandez Před měsícem +2

    Destin, you are one of my favorite YTubers, and you are doing a deep dive into my favorite flying machine of all time, the USCG HH-65. My biggest regret in life is not pursuing a career with the USCG. They have come to my assistance in the Gulf of Mexico twice, and as far as I am concerned, the last legitimate practitioners and teachers of proper seamanship in North or South America. What an out standing look at an outstanding group of professionals. My admiration for the Coast Guard knows no bounds, and I am ashamed I made no real effort to join their ranks when I was a young man. To all those who have made the USCG their profession and family, cheers! Thanks for doing what you do. I know it's an under-appreciated job, but those of us that are drawn to the sea, we know you, we see you, we respect you, and we love you.

  • rpatto92
    rpatto92 Před měsícem +2

    Hey Destin, looking back on your older helicopter videos. I noticed a topic, "counter-toque side-slip" that you had intended to cover but never actually did (unless I'm mistaken). I really think it's worth a revisit. I recently published a guide for building helicopters for a game (kerbal space program) and had to discover the solution myself. Turns out, there's a lot of complex interactions, much more than it would initially seem and the rotor and tail are a lot more intricately linked, than I'm sure most people realise.
    My guide is on the official Kerbal Space Program forums for anyone that's interested. Simple called: Helicopter Build Guide.

    • SmarterEveryDay
      SmarterEveryDay  Před měsícem +1

      We talked about that in the hovering a helicopter is hilariously hard video

  • mollegog
    mollegog Před měsícem +290

    My dad was an avionics guy for his whole career. So I grew up in hangers like this one. I am so appreciative of this video. Both of y'all nerding out is the conversation I needed today. Thanks for helping me get smarter today :). If you ever get a chance to get the behind-the-scenes of how NDT works for testing aircraft, that world be super interesting :)

    • M. Gustafson
      M. Gustafson Před měsícem +1

      Yes, a great topic! 🚁😎✌️

  • Justin Barry
    Justin Barry Před měsícem +2

    Destin, Great video as always! As a heli pilot I love watching new people learn about all helicopters, their components, and just how everything all works together. Future video idea: Look at doing a video or series on long line/external load helicopters. Pendulum effect and getting the load swinging and back under control as all kinds of physics going on, especially when you consider the pilot is doing all of this by looking straight at the ground!

  • Thomás Oliveira
    Thomás Oliveira Před měsícem +4

    This might just be my favorite video of this channel. The way that my brain was just figuring out out how everything was made to address a specific matter (and solve/avoid problems that way) as all of you were discussing each aspect of the vehicle+its operation was utterly fabulous. Thank you.

  • OneCrazyMonkeh
    OneCrazyMonkeh Před měsícem +10

    I love listening to two people who absolutely love the topic they are discussing. Great video and I love this series, can't wait for the next one!

  • D1CE
    D1CE Před 29 dny +1

    What a great team they are. Kudos to them all.
    Awesome video, Austin.
    It was just like a blink to me ❤️

  • matthew earle
    matthew earle Před měsícem +5

    Just recently got my A and P license and my first job as an AMT. This video was awesome Destin. Really scratched that aviation itch and gave me a level of mechanical understanding to aspire to.

  • R2 Debo
    R2 Debo Před měsícem +92

    As a manufacturing engineer, I am very excited about this series.

    • imre9999
      imre9999 Před měsícem +2

      As a layman, so am I!

    • Willimnot
      Willimnot Před měsícem

      10/10 comment

    • Doppio
      Doppio Před měsícem

      I want to do what you do

    • 8e6
      8e6 Před měsícem

      I hope you take your machine operators seriously.

  • matt
    matt Před měsícem +4

    I've always been a huge fan of helicopters. This is going to be an exciting series. Thank you Destin.

  • whhsfordian
    whhsfordian Před měsícem +3

    I was an Aircraft Structural Mechanic who worked on helicopters (including Marine One) while in the Marine Corps. And I have to say that these Coasties really know their stuff! I'd fly with them any day. Thanks for the great video. And thanks to these professional, dedicated Coasties!

  • brett morton
    brett morton Před měsícem +4

    Wow 17 years! It shows... he really does know his stuff tho!
    Love the mutual respect and admiration these guys all have for each other. Amazing team.

  • fatpotato
    fatpotato Před měsícem +7

    So so good. Really nice to learn that the ones going on calls, are the ones maintaining it too, really fantastic job. Thank you Destin, and to all the lads that were so interested in showing us this, and for the job you guys do, legends.

  • Robert Stefan
    Robert Stefan Před měsícem +2

    As an AMT myself I’m really glad that you consulted this great group of fellow AMTs to learn about this awesome Aircraft. People don’t know enough about the profession and have no clue that pilots actually depend heavily on us AMTs or else they don’t get fly safely.

  • Johann Schnettker
    Johann Schnettker Před měsícem +246

    The mechanic explained it so well! Easy to understand

    • Drew Ledbetter
      Drew Ledbetter Před měsícem +5

      That's because he knows it so well.
      Just saying what you said .,differently. 😁

    • Arturo García
      Arturo García Před měsícem +7

      The mechanic rocks, knows everything up to the last bolt, that’s why he can explain it so good

    • number 33
      number 33 Před měsícem +5

      Except for that bit about gyroscopic precession.

    • wantapgt
      wantapgt Před měsícem +2

      @Drew Ledbetterthey say the more you know about something the more simply you can explain it

    • Rifqi Taqiuddin
      Rifqi Taqiuddin Před měsícem +1

      he talked with Destin and found out he is one of them. hes been looking for someone that can absorb all the Technical Language. its the "ITS MY TIME TO SHINE" moments.

  • David 6'7
    David 6'7 Před 10 dny

    The respect the flight mechanic has for his pilot is enorm! He, the pilot, makes the last call and they trust him to make the right one! Thank you for your service, what a blessing to see a little bit of behind the scenes. God bless.

  • Lazz
    Lazz Před měsícem +1

    Thank you again Destin because you've found some amazing people to explain this stuff not just because they're clear but because they're passionate and super awesome! Reason why I've been watching for many years now and the questions you ask have always inspired me to be more curious. Although some people avoid the questioning of curious folk like us, when you find passionate people like ourselves and the gentlemen in this video, time flies while you get to learn and have fun. Have a good one :)

  • byennfpv
    byennfpv Před měsícem +5

    I'm working on getting my AMT license here in PH, i really admire this AMT guy, he really knows the heli inside and out! great guy

  • Jordan
    Jordan Před měsícem

    I love watching masters of a craft talk about their craft. Destin, you are a master of asking the right questions to show off someone’s knowledge and teach your audience at the same time, well done.

  • PJ M
    PJ M Před měsícem +80

    Haha. "It's French, so it's opposite..." That's the standard pilot/co-pilot configuration for helicopters. Really impressed by the AMT's knowledge level of his platform.

    • SkyhawkSteve
      SkyhawkSteve Před měsícem +3

      that's what I thought too... based on what a buddy told me. He was a pilot of CH-46's in the Marines. Not sure how this originated... was it so there could be a single collective lever situated between the pilot and co-pilot, and the pilot had the luxury of using the right hand for the cyclic lever? I wondered how the V-22 handles things, since it alternates between rotary wing and fixed wing operation. Does the pilot sit on the left or right??

    • AbominableSnowman
      AbominableSnowman Před měsícem +1

      ​@SkyhawkSteve in the world of planes the pilot is on the left because you can use your right hand on the throttle.

    • Einarr Freyviðr
      Einarr Freyviðr Před měsícem +12

      @SkyhawkSteveYes, the early helicopters had a single collective (up/down) lever in the center. The cyclic (tilt) is difficult to control in a helicopter because it’s like balancing on top of a ball, and with most people being right-hand dominant, it’s easier to fly from the right seat. Being French has absolutely nothing to do with it. All helicopters are traditionally flown from the right seat (if there are left and right seats) due to those historical and ergonomic factors.

    • warpedfusion
      warpedfusion Před měsícem +29

      Also, France drives on the same side of the road as the US, so their driver's seats are on the left. 😂
      The man obviously knows the helicopter inside and out though! I love his enthusiasm!

    • gsbeak
      gsbeak Před měsícem +17

      Well, there is still some Frenchyness in this helicopter :
      "When viewed from above, most American helicopter rotors turn counter-clockwise; French helicopters turn clockwise."
      As a Frenchman, I am proud to see these old birds still in such good condition and cared for with love.
      Designed and parts made in France, assembled in Texas : Coast Guards MH-65 Dolphin.

  • KiiDxLegacy
    KiiDxLegacy Před 15 dny

    Destin, the fact you put that excerpt in; essentially apologizing to us that you name dropped everything you knew about helicopters? Tells me the humility you have towards knowledge, and that is exactly why it’s one of the many reasons your pursuit of knowledge is unparalleled. Thank you for everything you do, sincerely. ❤

  • The Curious Nexus
    The Curious Nexus Před 21 dnem

    The dedication the guys put in is simply amazing.

  • Nalis Wan
    Nalis Wan Před měsícem

    Love this series, Destin. Thank you so much for letting us see a bit of the Coastie life!

  • 68spc
    68spc Před měsícem +1

    This is the coolest, most informative video I have ever seen on CZcams. I really love this series and I hope my son grows up and joins the CG.

  • Benjamin Stone
    Benjamin Stone Před měsícem

    Destin, thank you for making these awesome videos! One piece of feedback- Enlisted Aviators are very proud of their profession. It’s sometimes offensive to them when people see them in a flight suit and assume they are pilots, and then immediately say “are you a pilot?” They get that everywhere, when they’d rather be recognized for what they actually do. A good practice when talking with someone in a flight suit is to ask them “what crew position are you?” That gives them the dignity of being able to share their profession right away, and helps them to avoid yet another pilot question/comparison if they are not a pilot.

  • Heisenberg
    Heisenberg Před měsícem +152

    This man is so dedicated he is still making videos 16 years later, I respect the dedication

    • CanadianBakin420
      CanadianBakin420 Před měsícem +7

      Go touch grass

    • Catalyst
      Catalyst Před měsícem +30

      @CanadianBakin420 bluds beefin with nobody 😭

    • Brad Haines
      Brad Haines Před měsícem +13

      @Catalyst i mean touching grass isnt the worst thing you could do. im kind of impressed how not insulting that is

    • Vaisakh K M
      Vaisakh K M Před měsícem +4

      This man is so dedicated that he comments on every video i watch, I respect the dedication

    • rasselbidou
      rasselbidou Před měsícem +5

      he's a govt sponsored propagandist, he probably gets generous incentives

  • headphonecup
    headphonecup Před 29 dny

    Destin, I've been watching you for years, and as an ME, I love how your channel has developed. Whenever I see a new video/series, I know I'm about to nerd out! You always ask the right questions. I hope to see more submarine content in the future. Also, offshore wind energy/oil and gas content would be a great addition to the channel.
    Keep up the good work influencing the new generation of engineers!

  • Mackeroni
    Mackeroni Před 23 dny

    As an Army vet, my entire thoughts on the coast guard have been changed. Amazing people there and you can tell they have the utmost discipline and camaraderie.

  • Fernando Aquiyama
    Fernando Aquiyama Před měsícem +1

    Another fantastic, entertaining and highly educational video. Thank you!

  • Oleran
    Oleran Před měsícem +1

    This was one of your best videos Destin! The team formed around you even while they kept working. They're good!

  • Micah Turpin
    Micah Turpin Před měsícem

    I have been in that exact hangar! Super cool to see an in-depth look at these beautiful birds, Destin. Thank you!

  • Sukki Blue
    Sukki Blue Před měsícem +9

    I love just how intelligent and passionate the mechanics and engineers you talk to are. It's such a contagious energy that really makes me smile.

  • Jonathan Irons
    Jonathan Irons Před měsícem

    I love Destin and I love this channel. It's the best of what CZcams can be. Sometimes, just sometimes, Destin's urge to tell the actual expert how much he knows about something, can be mildly offputting. But hey, nickpicking on some fine quality here, and so grateful for everything he does.

  • Yair Martinez
    Yair Martinez Před měsícem

    All of your videos and the onversations on them are so genuine and interesting that you guys hooked me through a video about something I do daily (I'm a helicopter mechanic)
    Please never stop sharing your view of the world 👏

  • Nathan Miller
    Nathan Miller Před měsícem +1

    Incredibly interesting video! I love how Destin finds a way to get everyone he interviews excited about what they do. When that happens we all get to learn amazing things from absolute experts in their field. This video was no exception - these guys we so interesting to watch and learn from!

  • C P
    C P Před měsícem +1

    I’ve been really getting into helicopters the last few weeks, the timing on this episode is too perfect 😂 this guy is insanely knowledgeable of how this machine works, really cool to listen to

  • Marcus Stacey
    Marcus Stacey Před měsícem

    Sensational video! Thank you for such an in-depth look at the Dolphin and the crew that operate it. I’m a rescue swimmer operating out of a EC135 and I try to explain all the technical details to my kids. You nailed it so well. I look forward to watching your other videos with my boys.

  • Justin
    Justin Před měsícem +31

    Can never get tired of listening to people who are so passionate about their respective field, and when they are able to share their knowledge in said area.

  • Rickard Boberg
    Rickard Boberg Před měsícem

    Just amazing!
    I love these series. The energy and passion they bring with such high level of expertise.
    Love it!

  • Tim Kozikowski
    Tim Kozikowski Před 17 dny

    Thanks for continuing to put out such well produced and educational videos. My SIL is an O-5 cutterman with the USCG and I have been looking forward to the videos in this series v

  • Lepermessiyah
    Lepermessiyah Před měsícem

    As a hoist operator, everything they said about the team being a family is correct. Also was great to see you learning about the considerations for hoisting and the equipment we use like the quick splice. One thing that wasnt touched on though the potential for static electricity build up and whether they earth the cable before hooking on while in the water or on ground. Just another consid.
    Really looking forward to seeing how you get on in the next episode, its a unique experience being hoisted by a helicopter!

  • Dana Latta
    Dana Latta Před měsícem

    I just retired after flying helicopters for 40 years, 21 in UH-60s and the last 10 in various EMS. The my favorite missions were SAR, DUSTOFF, and Fire Fighting. In the civilian world it was mostly Eurocopter aircraft, and the design of this aircraft amazing. The TR design alone is fascinating. It uses variable high/low pressure instead of thrust to achieve stability and control. Thank you for posting this 😊

  • Spencer Palmer
    Spencer Palmer Před měsícem +156

    I ship out in October. Hoping to go AMT or AET. Thank you, Destin, for hyping me up even more.

    • MrRozzi20
      MrRozzi20 Před měsícem +8

      Go AET for sure and when you can definitely get your name on the A school list as soon as you can!

    • Jackson Kearl
      Jackson Kearl Před měsícem +7

      @MrRozzi20 how long would you expect to spend as a nonrate/etc. before getting into AET A school?

    • Allan {a.k.a. RocKITEman}
      Allan {a.k.a. RocKITEman} Před měsícem +3

      Two words: *"BLEEDAIR BLIMPS"* 👍😉

    • MrRozzi20
      MrRozzi20 Před měsícem +6

      @Jackson Kearl it's really about how long it takes you to make E3/your command lets you sign up for an A school and how long the wait list is for it, not sure how long the wait is at the moment unfortunately

    • Lucas Starbuck
      Lucas Starbuck Před měsícem +4

      Thank you for your service.

  • Ollie Techdale
    Ollie Techdale Před 28 dny

    Such an amazing video! The editing, the visuals, everything was on point. Your content always inspires me to up my game as a fellow CZcamsr. Keep up the great work, you deserve all the success! 💪🔥

  • John Uribe
    John Uribe Před 27 dny

    Terrific video. I was a Contracting Officer on the acquisition of the Dolphin, and I am amazed that some of them still had the original Rockwell Collins avionics suite at the time of Destin’s filming. Heck, I’m amazed they are still flying; aircraft tail number 6511 was delivered to USCG in 1985! CGNR 6511 and 6607 (seen in background at 6:39) have completed conversion to MH-65E configuration, with upgraded avionics (glass cockpit and radar) and are now stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, NJ. A further Service Life Extension Program will extend the service life the H-65 by 10,000 flights hours, enabling fleet operations until the planned phase out in fiscal years 2035-2039. Based on current programmed usage, the 10,000-flight hour extension per aircraft will provide a 50% increase in service life, or approximately 16 years.

    ARISTOTHINK Před 22 dny

    Amazing video Dustin !! Those helicopters are soooo beautiful. I flew rc helicopters in the past, so I love everything about them. Great explanation about the cyclic explanation. Indeed this is the heart of those machines and work beautifully. Great channel. I follow you for the past decade and it's always amazing material.

  • wesley krul
    wesley krul Před měsícem +41

    The way these guys are talking about there job and the level of enthusiasm is just incredible and inspiring to watch!!

  • Herviez Zuala
    Herviez Zuala Před 28 dny

    Really great video series. I appreciate all the work you put into this channel and the quality work you do. All the best, and will be looking forward to future videos as always....!!!!!

  • Joten
    Joten Před měsícem

    Destin going full geek out makes me smile every time :)

  • Arkitekt
    Arkitekt Před měsícem

    Genuinely a blast to see you two discussing this awesome machine! No apology necessary for the geek-out and name dropping. Great video!

  • JakeRomeroTattoo
    JakeRomeroTattoo Před měsícem

    I really enjoyed this video. So many things about these kinds of aircrafts I never thought about and it was really nice to see two people passionate about something sharing conversation about it. Really love your videos

  • thirdeye25
    thirdeye25 Před měsícem

    Excellent as always. The excitement and knowledge from the Flight Mec is incredible to watch.

  • Goodness
    Goodness Před měsícem +95

    Love this series, one of the best on youtube

  • John Heiser
    John Heiser Před 9 dny

    Interesting that this video is about the Dolphin, but air station New Orleans transitioned to all Jayhawks last year. My son is one of the newer pilots. I love the information in this video. The mechanics and technicians are so critical to the safety and success of Coast Guard flight operations. This guys are great.

  • Kenn Wesley Melencion
    Kenn Wesley Melencion Před 10 dny

    I like how safety has become like a muscle memory to them. When he shouted "Heads Turning" and quickly looked around to make sure no one was in the tail blades or head blades even though he was deeply focused on the topic.

  • Twistedaimm
    Twistedaimm Před měsícem

    I love how passionate he is when explaining the aircraft to you.

  • Spike
    Spike Před měsícem

    Dude this is awesome. Thank you for showing us how all this stuff works. Ive always had tons of respect for these crazy people who will jump into the water during a November gail on the Great Lakes, or in the oceans in all kinds of nasty weather. That one video where they have a swimmer in the water, swimming to a boat to rescue someone, and the huge wave just tosses the yacht like its a toy is incredible that everyone made it out of that safe. These guys are vuilt different.

  • Sir Uncle Ned
    Sir Uncle Ned Před měsícem +1

    I love how you got a scramble alarm while you are filming. Coast Guard has to be on duty 24/7, Rescue situations don't wait for normal business hours.

  • James Beaman
    James Beaman Před měsícem +86

    As an old Coastie, I really appreciate those guys n gals. I’ve been able to visit a few stations n find them all so accommodating. Awesome people! Semper Paratus!!!

    • TWM71
      TWM71 Před měsícem

      Same. Retired in '18 as a PA. I was really happy to find this series. This world was so familiar for so long, it's good to see it again.

  • Draco Volans
    Draco Volans Před měsícem

    Love it Destin! Solid consistent content. Thank you!

  • ctdieselnut
    ctdieselnut Před měsícem

    Great vid as usual Destin, thx.
    My uncle retired from pratt & whitney after 35 yrs of being an engineer. Although im not around any type of jet engines on a regular basis, he is responsible for most of my understanding and appreciation for aerospace engineering. The sound, raw power, and reliability of today's aircraft is nothing short of a modern marvel.
    He brought home a couple turbine blades that are made of some exotic alloy that wouldn't melt if you held a torch to them. Even more impressive was the hundreds of pinholes going all the way through them, from the leading to trailing edge. I couldn't figure out how they machined the holes (the diameter of a sewing needle, but going all the way through and on a curve). That was just one part, he said probably costs $10k, and each engine takes hundreds of them. No wonder why they cost many millions.

  • Alan-in-Bama
    Alan-in-Bama Před měsícem +3

    Many Thanks to all you guys/gals in the Coast Guard !
    You do an awesome job !!

  • Aaron Urie
    Aaron Urie Před měsícem

    My brother-in-law was doing maintenance on a helicopter in the Army when someone forgot to lock down the rotor. The wind caught the rotor and it hit him from behind, damaging his spine. He is still in constant pain 30 years later. The momentum of helicopter rotor blades is surprisingly powerful. The safety warning that Mr. Hockenberry gave before moving the blade is more important than you might imagine.

  • Astovoc Azrro
    Astovoc Azrro Před měsícem +1

    Helicopters are unreal! And the Coast Guard are so freaking underrated that it's criminal! Great video!!

  • Spryly
    Spryly Před měsícem +25

    Awesome video. Loved the part at 28:10 where AMT Hockenberry finds something on the deck and appears unsure of what it is. It's amazing that they're able to so expertly and precisely maintain those incredible aircraft. As an avid recreational boater I'm grateful for their professionalism and thorough training and applaud their bravery and service.

    • pinkdispatcher
      pinkdispatcher Před měsícem +6

      Or maybe he knows exactly what it is and is just inspecting it for damage.

    • Thomas Wood 3D Printing
      Thomas Wood 3D Printing Před měsícem +4

      I think it might be more of thinking about why X cable is at Z location, and not in Y location and if he should go to the Y location right now, or where to set it so that he remembers.

  • Jeremy Ellwood
    Jeremy Ellwood Před měsícem

    This was such a great episode. I'm an aviator but GENAV single engine planks.
    This was extremely awesome to watch.

  • Karl Ireland
    Karl Ireland Před měsícem

    Awesome! I like that you were running through your knowledge with the mechanic. Although I am not an aircraft mechanic, i understood most of what you two explained minus most of the acronyms used. This video was really good!

  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith Před měsícem +1

    This guy is so knowledgeable about the ins and outs of what he does, incredibly impressive and amazing to see.

  • Chad Dutcher
    Chad Dutcher Před měsícem

    I love your videos! I wish there was more channels out there like this.

  • Samantha Pickell
    Samantha Pickell Před měsícem

    Super informational! I work on the certification side of things so seeing and hearing about the actual use and maintenance of the aircraft is eye opening. It's clear everyone involved in this video absolutely loves what they do. Lmao "that plane's not off"

  • Nikola Mitrovic
    Nikola Mitrovic Před měsícem +25

    What a phenomenal episode! Cannot wait for the next one. Thank you Destin!

  • BunnyFuFu
    BunnyFuFu Před měsícem

    They always look so good but to see the teams behind keeping them going is awesome ❤

  • Todd Ablett
    Todd Ablett Před měsícem

    I get to teach competitive robotics to high school and some university aged students....and you know what...they watch your channel and think what you present, and your explanations are the best. Keep up the good work, can't wait for the hanging from a helicopter video.

  • BlackheartCharlie
    BlackheartCharlie Před měsícem +1

    Thank you so much for making this series. Huge thanks to all the men and women of the USCG!!

  • imbok
    imbok Před měsícem

    Way beyond cool! It's reassuring to know that we have folks willing to serve in this role. I'm sure they've saved a lot of people. Igor Sikorsky would absolutely approve!

  • Global warming i̶s̶ h̶o̶t̶

    I dont really care for helicopters but man I always love seeing someone so excited to tell people about anything

  • Rocco Soto
    Rocco Soto Před měsícem

    Love this series, one of the best on youtube. As a manufacturing engineer, I am very excited about this series..