Fly to Glory - On Apaches!

Fly to Glory - On Apaches!

Postby BigClick67 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 9:36 am

Hi folks!
Hoping that you are not sick and tired of US Army choppers yet, here is my third and final post on 10th CAB´s arrival in Europe, this time covering the mighty AH-64D Apaches of the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment from Fort Drum,NY. These helicopters arrived at Bremerhaven a week after the first badge of Chinooks and Blackhawks and meanwhile departed Bremerhaven docks for the US Army Air Field of Illesheim in Bavaria.

#1 09-07063 coming back to the docks after a short Functional Check Flight:
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Images #2 to #12 were shot on 24th February during the departure of nine Apaches:
#2 03-05393
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#3 02-05290
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#4 03-05393
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#5 04-05452
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#6 03-05416
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#7 04-05459
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#8 04-05452
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#9 03-05416
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#10 04-05465
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#11 sorry, no serial for this one (they are hard to identify…)
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#12 9-ship airborne, enroute to Bremen airport for a top-off
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Images #13 to #26 were taken at Bremen airport on 21st February during an unexpected visit of two Chinooks and three Apaches that diverted here because of bad weather enroute to the south:
#13 09-07063
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#14 04-05458
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#15 04-05458
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#16 03-05363
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#17 03-05363
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#18 04-05458 in the foreground
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#19 03-05363
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#20 09-07063
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#21 09-07063
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#22 04-05458
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#23 09-07063
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#24 09-07063
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#25 03-05363
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#26 09-07063
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Images 27, 28 and 33 were taken at Bremen airport on 28th February when a 4-ship dropped in for a gas´n go:
#27 04-05427
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#28 04-05427
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Images 29 to 32 also taken at Bremen on 3rd March:
#29 09-07066
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#30 09-07066
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#31 09-07066
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#32 09-07066
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#33 ARMY45427-formation on the apron at Bremen awaiting start-up
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It was not only helicopters - a couple of supporting flights were also noted:
#34 C-12U-5 84-00157/ DUKE09 from Theater Aviation Company ECHO, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (jeeeez, what a title…) at Wiesbaden, seen at Bremen airport in January in support of this US Army deployment:
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#35 C-37A 02-1863/PAT63 of OSACOM (Operational Support Airlift Command) at Andrews AFB,Md., also at Bremen airport in support of this deployment:
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#36 same.
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And this is it. Thank you if you made it this far. C&C always welcome.
Cheers,
Chris :heyhey:
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Re: Fly to Glory - On Apaches!

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 4:21 pm

Very cool to see, thanks for posting :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Fly to Glory - On Apaches!

Postby Bartek on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 7:55 pm

Very cool.
Number 2 is exeptional.
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Re: Fly to Glory - On Apaches!

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 8:50 pm

Backdrop at the docks is great. Very unique.
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Re: Fly to Glory - On Apaches!

Postby toom317 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 8:58 pm

Enjoyed your 3 posts, particularly some interesting backgrounds. That must have been great to actually see. :up:
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