Not being a thrill seeker, it would have to be being airlifted in a British ASW helicopter from the fantail of one destroyer to another, both under way. They were going to highline us to the other ship, but the other ship lost steering momentarily and we almost collided, so they decided to call the British frigate that was running guard astern and have them send over their heli.
He hovered over the fantail of our ship and lowered a harness. I got buckled in and they winched me up to the chopper; didn’t get all the way inside, just sat in the doorway with my feet on the skid.
When he got positioned over the other ship, the guy operating the winch just pushed me out the door and lowered me to the deck.
Good times in the Navy.:eek: