Loading An AH-64 Apache's 30MM Cannon Can Be A Pain In The Ass!

Arming and Refueling Points are places where combat aircraft can get gassed up and reloaded with weaponry, without shutting down. This allows them to get back into the fight fast with a low chance of breaking during restart. Like a pit crew but with high explosives. Here we see that rapidly loading the Apache's M230… » 11/22/14 4:32pm 11/22/14 4:32pm

National Guard Blackhawk Makes Rogue Candy Raid On Halloween Party

After an evening training run, an Arizona National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk arrived overhead a Halloween party for what has to be the most spectacular trick or treat ever. It came to a quick hover and dropped at least five packages of candy down to the kids below. Neighbors were stunned, and the pilots are now in a… » 11/04/14 5:47pm 11/04/14 5:47pm

Iraq's First Mi-28 'Havoc' Attack Chopper Has Taken To The Air

Iraq's first Mi-28 Havoc 'Night Hunter' attack chopper has taken flight in Iraq. These are some of the most heavily armed and capable attack helicopters in the world. Three were delivered alongside four new Mi-35 'Hind' attack helicopters from Russia as part of an expedited order placed to help fight the spread of… » 9/13/14 4:58pm 9/13/14 4:58pm

Friendly Chopper Pilot Plucks R/C Aircraft From Tree, Gives Back To Kid

Tension has been rising between the remote controlled aircraft community and mainstream aviation. With the consumer "drone" market exploding in recent years, even the FAA is having trouble figuring out exactly how to regulate the situation. So it is nice to see that some pilots still remember what it is like wishing… » 7/20/14 2:26pm 7/20/14 2:26pm

SEMA Show: Damn Those Yankees And Their OC Chopper

Well, I know that choppers are totally not my bag, but when I saw this little OC Chopper-created cycle for purposes of auctioning off to charity at the General's Silverado silliness last night, I knew I had to show it off — if only because my beloved Detroit Tigers gave them an impressive smack-down during the… » 10/31/06 2:34pm 10/31/06 2:34pm