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Flying Soldiers - BBC 1997 documentary about trainee army helicopter pilots in the UK.

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Post by Guest on Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 21:31

Not Huey related, but an interesting series of videos showing what it took to become an Army Helicopter pilot back in the 90s. It's recorded from an old VHS tape by the looks of it, so the quality is crap and the sound is out of synch at times, but still an interesting series.

6 episodes in all, here's the 1st one...


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Re: Flying Soldiers - BBC 1997 documentary about trainee army helicopter pilots in the UK.

Post by Guest on Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 22:54

How strange, I only shared this with John the other day. I know a few of the guys in that as I my dad works with them.

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Post by Guest on Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 22:55

Pride,

Cool, and in the comments for one of those vids is a girl saying that Cpl. Hitch is her dad and he's now flying Apaches.

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Post by Guest on Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 23:14

Like my dad most of them went on to apaches so probably the case. From the comments it sounded like he went on to do quite well.


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Re: Flying Soldiers - BBC 1997 documentary about trainee army helicopter pilots in the UK.

Post by (B/229) Karcha on Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 23:32

I discovered these vĂ­deos some moth ago. I really enjoyed them.

Fantastic serie for helicopter lovers.
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Post by (HHC/229) GunfighterSIX on Sat 5 Oct 2013 - 4:39

Great show, and an amazing helicopter flight training program.

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Post by Guest on Mon 30 May 2016 - 15:21

Saw this raised on the DCS forums... so bumped this up now we have the gazelle and put on all 6 links below... Might be of interest to some...







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Re: Flying Soldiers - BBC 1997 documentary about trainee army helicopter pilots in the UK.

Post by (C/229) Highway on Mon 30 May 2016 - 18:47

Peter Jennings was my instructor! He had a reputation for being hard on the guys, but I never had any issues with him.

Certainly brings back some memories of Middle Wallop, I spent far too much of my life there. Everyone hated Chipmonk Sierra, she was a temperamental bitch at the best of times Wink

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Mon 30 May 2016 - 20:42

I thought i spotted you Highway, beating the square at defaulters ! Left turn, right turn, about turn!

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Post by (B/229) Cib on Mon 30 May 2016 - 21:14

Cheers Gizzy I remember watching it at the time Cool

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Tue 31 May 2016 - 10:36

Looking at the 2nd vid i had flash backs of the HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) we used to do, it was great fun, really was , loved every minute of it.

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