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Any landing that you can walk away from is a good one.
If you can use the airplane again it's a great one!
I'd fer sure keep it light on the skids...
Here, hold my beer while I check my ground effect hovering.....
In that frame though, it appears to be the ONLY place to land. Not sure why the pilot would do it otherwise.
The blades are not drooping as I would expect if the engines were stopped - so I think he is probably under power in this picture, just touching the ice with the rotary wings appearing stationary from a fast shutter speed.
Yep, and it looks like the front gear aren't touching ground.
He has a PJ and litter on the hoist. High risk hover over a rescue.--Ray