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“ARMY OF ONE” LESS HELICOPTER TYPE?: ARMY MAY SAY GOODBYE TO THE OH-58 KIOWA

Amazing. After over a decade of incredibly efficient and deadly warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as successfully and economically training future Army helicopter pilots for decades, the OH-58 Kiowa may be put to rest… For good. Replacing or … Read the rest of this entry

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DID YOU KNOW THAT CHINA FLIES BLACKHAWKS? COULD A STEALTH MODIFICATION BE IN THEIR FUTURE?

24 well equipped UH-60/S-70C Blackhawks were bought by China from the US in the mid 1980’s with another on the books 100 as options. After the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 the EU and US imposed an arms embargo on … Read the rest of this entry

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YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE A HELICOPTER PILOT IN SYRIA

This is some video, I saw it this morning posted over at David Cenciotti’s website TheAviationist.com, it is amazing how the helicopter just detonates after so many revolutions. Syria has about 100 transport helicopters, almost all of the Mi-8 “Hip” … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAEL CONDUCTS MAJOR SHOW OF FORCE OVER LEBANON AS NEW INFO BECOMES AVAILABLE ABOUT MYSTERIOUS DOWNED HELICOPTER DRONE

It appears that the mysterious drone shot down by the Israeli Air Force yesterday was in fact an unmanned surveillance helicopter that apparently interdicted deep into Israeli air space via the Mediterranean. Sources say that the helicopter was prowling around … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAELI STEALTH HELICOPTER TRANSPORTS & OTHER THOUGHTS

Over the last few months there has been some talk about the possibility that Israel is using the same low-observable modified H-60 Blackhawks used in to the now infamous raid on the Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan over a … Read the rest of this entry

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VERTICAL MAGAZINE’S FANTASTIC FEATURE ON UH-72A LAKOTA AGGRESSORS LOCATED AT FORT IRWIN

Skip Robinson over at Vertical Magazine has done a fantastic writeup on the changing of the guard between the old JUH-1H Hueys and the new UH-72A Lakotas based at Fort Irwin, the US Army’s national training center. These aircraft serve … Read the rest of this entry

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AND HORNET PILOTS COMPLAIN ABOUT PITCHING & ROLLING DECKS! A MUST WATCH VIDEO!

Question: Can helicopter derived UAVs actually land in a situation like this? I highly doubt it.

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Tiltrotor Tech Gets Pitched Abroad Where It Really Counts

Bell pushes Osprey to Canada for search and rescue duties. This is exactly where the Osprey’s expensive capabilities make the most sense, getting to those in need fast and getting those in even more need back for complex care as soon as humanly … Read the rest of this entry

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AMAZING HELICOPTERS, BRAVE PILOTS

http://youtu.be/edObQJBoSPU

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THE KIOWA WARRIOR RIPS SOME SCALPS!

Whenever I am asked what helicopter I would fly if I had my choice. SIMPLE ANSWER: The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, followed closely by the AH-1 Cobra. The thing is so down and dirty when fighting insurgents (as in M-4 shooting out … Read the rest of this entry

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HELO HARDWARE HEAVEN!

I would of flown to Japan to shoot this!

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COBRA’S BITE!

http://youtu.be/u0rRt_U22qw http://youtu.be/Ig8GuLHdo1c

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WILD HELO ACTION!

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