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I can understand the flying and the drop off, but I have ZERO idea how the heck they're getting those loads on in that time. THAT is the video I'd like to see.
Here you go - pilot's perspective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPO9pVwoxVg
Thanks, bucaneer. Added to the post.
This practice is called sling loading, it looks like a VERY difficult skill to master. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_hook_(helicopter)
I see there are lots of videos in YouTube under "sling load." Tx, violarulz.