That pilot is one operator son of a bitch. That yaw control. Holy god damned fuck.
pretty damn good. how much harder is it to fly these than an airplane? heard the reading material is brutal
Flying a fixed wing is not TOO terribly difficult depending on the craft. This is entirely depending on the aircraft though, of course. An F/A-18C is 9001x harder to fly than your common Cessna 172 Skyhawk. But a rotary is an entirely different bird. Entirely different physics. I’ve got a buddy who’s an ex marine, used his Post 911 GI to go to flight school for rotary. I’ve been picking his brain for months on shit related to his field. It’s fascinating, coming from a fixed wing background.
damn thats awesome. Theres a speed training program for the apache now, but i think you have to be a CWO first? 21 week course
In the military it’s an entirely different ballgame. i’m pretty sure (and someone correct me if im mistaken, but) every pilot in the service is an O class or Warrant class officer. The civilian side of this is MUCH more demanding, it terms of education, training, licensing, etc.
how difficult is it to become an officer in the Corps? cobra or viper pilot would be a rad job. or the super stallion
Soldiers with Afghan National Security Forces alongside U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8), Regimental Combat Team 7, board a CH-53E Super Stallion during Operation Nightmare on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Operation Nightmare was a clearing operation led by Afghan National Security Forces and supported by the Marines of 2/8. (Photos by Kowshon Ye, 6 JUN 2013.)