Close Up with a HH-60 Pave Hawk!

Hello IFC!
Lat week, my family and I took a road trip to Sedona, Arizona to get out of town and for a change of scenery. We initially debated whether to commit with the trip as cases of Covid-19 spiked in the state. Deciding to go for it has so far been a great choice as me and my family have not developed any symptoms and of course we got to go on vacation for the first time in months! The first day I arrived I decided to go spotting at the Sedona Airport for the heck of it which also turned out to be a great decision! The moment I arrived a HH-60 Pave Hawk roared over the airport and landed for a quick stopover. After the crew relaxed and had lunch, they asked me if I wanted to go over and see the helicopter. I immediately said yes and then there I was, up close with this beautiful beast! I was so thankful for this awesome opportunity and I am really happy to share these photos with you! Enjoy!

The helicopter slowly sinks down onto the ramp after a fast approach into the airport.

The chopper operates for the USAF and is based at Nellis AFB.

The following four shots are close ups of the helicopter as the crew prepared to depart for El Paso. After that, it headed to Corpus Christi where it will be stored until further notice.

After starting up, USAF26309 passes by the FBO as it taxies for departure.

With a heavy load and the summer heat of 100°F, the helicopter gained a lot of speed as it rolled down runway 21. Adíos Amigo!

All photos were taken with my Canon Rebel T6

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Beautiful 😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Wow, great photos!

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Y E S. W A T T S.

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Tyler you’re so funny I wish I could be like u 😉

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Surprised @RotorGuy isn’t here yet. He’d love these.

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These are some amazing pictures :)

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I know this is a late response but isn’t he taking a break for a while?

oop. didn’t know. 😔

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Got a buddy who flies theses up here in Alaska, they’re awesome machines.

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