|AUG 19, 2019 A U.S. Marine with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion rappels out of an MV-22 Osprey during helicopter rope suspension technique training at the parade deck on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan|
Monday, September 02, 2019
Rappelling is a technique of vertically traversing a distance by using rope. Below, a Marine departs an Osprey using this technique.
I learned to rappel in the '70s when I was playing with the Air Cavalry. I've never departed an Osprey, but I have departed from Huey's using this technique. It's a very cool way to get out of an aircraft when for some reason, the aircraft can't actually land.