Apache Helicopter Pilots: The Worlds Most Dangerous Jobs

Publication Date: 1 Nov. 2009
Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN 9780778751120

Format: Paperback

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These army pilots fly the most demanding helicopter in existence. Only 3% of existing army helicopter pilots qualify to fly it. Trainees have to learn to train their eyes to work independently of each other – while the right eye sees flight and weapons information in the helmet's monocle, the left eye is free to look outside the aircraft and scan for threats and other obstacles. This book lifts the lid on what life is like for these men and women; their training; the aircraft; the missions, and what it’s actually like to be under fire while trying to protect soldiers on the ground.