The aircraft - flown from Edwards AFB, California by US Air Force test pilot Lt Col Peter Vitt - is shown alongside a Boeing KC-135 tanker.
Hoyle also rooted out a YouTube clip that shows aspiring attack helicopter pilots how not to do it. The video, purportedly of a non-fatal accident in Afghanistan on 6 February, additionally serves as testament to the Boeing's AH-64 Apache's robust design, although snow on the ground and pure luck may have contributed to the crew's survival.
John Croft also focused on a helicopter crash: his blog As the Cro(ft) Flies carried footage of a Bell AH-1F Cobra ploughing into the ground while being filmed for TV show Top Gear Korea. Fortunately, the pilot and mechanic onboard sustained only "minor injuries".