MI 17 helicopter flying incredibly low above a highway in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine!

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MI 17 helicopter flying incredibly low above a highway in Dnepropetrovsk Region in Ukraine! The video below was filmed by car dash camera and shows a Mi-17 helicopter scares the cars on a highway in Ukraine. Military helicopters like this one mainly operate at very low attitude because that way they are more effective.

MI 17 helicopter flying incredibly low above a highway in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine!

Military helicopters are often flied like this to provide a low profile flight route. It is only normal near the front line, where helicopters need to keep a low profile, so AA systems won’t detect them. Flying over a highway provides a much more even terrain for low flight. Avoiding possible SAM’s and such. Pretty common in Ukraine nowadays… The road provides a smooth terrain for low altitude flight and navigation too.

We’re not sure if the pilot’s manoeuvres are strictly within the military’s code of conduct but they certainly made for an impressive spectacle. Check it out!

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