OK: We should say that this Apache Helicopter combat video is not for the squeamish.
Apache Helicopter Combat Video
Film Credits: SFC Eric Pahon, SSG Mark Shrewsbury, PO1 Michael Sandberg, and SSG Justin Puetz
Adapted from the video notes:
Apache Helicopters are designed to be effective war machines. This Apache helicopter combat video shows just how deadly they are. It contains combat and gun tape footage, plus takeoff and landing scenes.
The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a twin engine attack helicopter with a two man crew. The pilot sits behind and above the copilot gunner. Both crew members are capable of flying the aircraft and engaging weapons systems. The Apache armament includes a M230 Chain Gun mounted below the cabin, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rockets on either side and under the wings.
In addition to the United States, the Apache is used by Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China), United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.
What testing do you need for Apache pilot training?
The first step to any career in the military is talking to a recruiter. Recruiters are there to answer your questions and guide you through the enlistment process. Next, you take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. A score of 110 is reportedly the minimum for aviation-related careers. After the ASVAB, you must pass the Army Flight Aptitude Selection Test. If you pass this, you can complete your physical examination and move forward in the process. Most prospective pilots enroll in the Army’s Flight Warrant Officer program.
Do you go through boot camp before Apache pilot training?
After acceptance into the Army’s Flight Warrant Officer program, you must complete basic combat training. This 10-week program is meant to transform you from a civilian into a soldier. Here, you learn about Army values, safety, teamwork and marksmanship. After graduation, you enroll in warrant officer candidate school. Warrant officers are experts in specialized skills and work within their field for the duration of their service. Following six weeks of training, you graduate and move on to flight training.