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HELICOPTER | Christmas Trees | MD500D | the REDD SLEDD

This Hughes 500D has a long history of putting trees in trucks, piles and sometimes on the roof by pilots who stare at dirt. This unique helicopter longline skill uses vertical reference techniques allowing the pilot to have full view and control of the external load attached to the belly hook of the aircraft. The Northwest's Christmas tree farmers rely on helicopter crews to assist in keeping up with their annual harvest schedules bringing you the freshest tree possible into your home during the holiday season.