Irish naval service practice helicopter insertions in Cork harbour

The Irish naval service engaged in helicopter insertion training this week in Cork harbour.

They were joined by Air Corps and Army members for the training which took place near Naval HQ in Haulbowline, Cork. Deploying troops and divers from air to water is a useful in counter-mine, search and rescue and other special operations.Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training

Getting lifted out of the water. A rib stands by keeping a close eye on the operation

Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training



Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion trainingThe person on the rope closely monitored from the helicopter
Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training




Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training

Bird’s eye view of the insertion training

Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training

Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training



Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training

The pilot’s view. A crucial part of the training is the safe conduct of the flight.

Irish naval service carry out helicopter insertion training

Photos from Irish Naval Service Facebook page

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