South Carolina guardsmen deliver a piece of history for military museum
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:10
Source: South Carolina National Guard
CH-47D Chinook crew members from the South Carolina Army National Guard received some special training during a cross country mission from July 9-12. Bravo Company, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion soldiers trained for their upcoming deployment while giving an old bird one more chance to soar.
As daytime temperatures soar toward 50C in the shade in Afghanistan the heat is on for the engineers who keep the RAFs fleet of support helicopters in the air. The tri-service Joint Aviation Group provides rotary wing support to British and coalition forces. At Camp Bastion in Helmland Province RAF Chinook and Merlin crews operate alongside colleagues from the Army Air Corps and Fleet Air Arm flying Apache, Lynx and Sea King.
Maiden flight for Canada’s CH-147F Chinook helicopter
Sunday, 15 July 2012 18:10
Canada’s new CH-147F Chinook helicopter made its successful first test flight near Boeing’s facility at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, on June 24.
“This is an exceptionally proud moment for our program and brings us one step closer to fielding this outstanding operational capability to meet the needs of Canadians at home and abroad,” said Colonel Carl Doyon, the medium- to heavy-lift helicopter project manager.