05 April 2011

Shooting British Army Apaches

One from the archives.   Almost 3 years ago (back in the days where I had hair in different places on my head) I was lucky enough to get a personal one-on-one tour at Wattisham Airfield, the British Army base where they keep (kept?) Apache helicopters.

The tour was for the whole day, and included inside the hangers, and outside within a few feet of them taking off and landing.  I was even able to sit inside one in the hanger.  It was so loud that even without the engines fired up you needed ear defenders.  All of the noise was coming from the cooling fans to stop the computers from overheating.

Amazing, and somewhat scary bits of kit.  Thanks to Darren & Krysia for making it happen.

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