Airshows tend to be the stomping grounds of hotshot pilots who can push their aircraft to the very limit and then some. For the most part, these pilots tend to fly fixed-wing aircraft, but every so often, you get lucky and a rotary pilot comes across. Watch as two Swedish Air Force pilots put a CH-46 Sea Knight through its paces with every insane maneuver possible with the tandem-rotor medium lift helicopter.
The Swedish Air Force was the only country outside of North America to operate the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight (also known as the “Phrog”) in a military role, and boy did they know how to fly ’em! Beginning procurement in the early 1960s, Sweden took delivery of ten UH-46Bs for use in anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and as battlefield troop transports. In less than ten years, the Swedes, who apparently loved the versatility of the Phrog, decided to buy eight more license-built versions from Japan. The last of the Swedish Phrogs were retired just four years ago, having served nearly forty years until their replacement.