Osage SkyNews 6 HD: Tulsa Black Hawk Helicopter On Interesting Training Mission

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 1:20 pm
By: News On 6

Osage SkyNews 6 HD captured video Thursday morning of an Oklahoma Army National Guard helicopter on an interesting training mission.

The Black Hawk helicopter was using a heli-basket to carry a John Deere tractor to a remote location so it could be used for mowing. The tractor was secured inside the basket while the mower deck was secured inside the chopper.

Osage SkyNews 6 HD pilot Will Kavanagh, who also flies Black Hawks as a member of the Army National Guard, said the basket has many uses. It can carry equipment as it did on Thursday, or it can carry as many as 15 people.

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Kavanagh said the basket could be used in the event of a fire in one of Tulsa's skyscrapers to rescue people from the roof. He said that's why it's important for the Army National Guard troops to train in this manner.