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Le Tour de France avec les Ecureuils

There’s a big bike race happening in France at the minute, currently being led by a British rider too. Filming duties for the the three-week-long event are handled by Helicoptres de France with a fleet of Eurocopter AS355 Twin Squirrels which feature in these rather nice shots which come to us via the manufacturer. Eurocopter

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Chinook at Waddington

Another fine shot on Flightglobal’s AirSpace forum from user Sunshine Band, showing a practice run from an Royal Air Force Chinook HC2 at RAF Waddington prior to the air show weekend.  User Sunshine Band on AirSpace

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Osprey refuels

It’s a stunning image this one, showing a USAF Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey receiving fuel from a Lockheed Martin MC-130H Combat Talon II off the coast of Greenland on its way to RAF Mildenhall in the UK. The CV-22 is assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron. USAF

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Joint Warriors whirl their blades

British and French combat helicopters recently got together for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat […]

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Joint Warriors whirl their blades

British and French combat helicopters recently got together for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat […]

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All at sea: MRH-90 takes to the waves

Pictured aboard HMAS Choules earlier in April is this Australian Army Aviation Corps MRH-90  helicopter with, the picture caption reads, “lashings fitted and engines still running on the flight deck off the coast of Sydney, NSW”. Australia has 15 of the NH Industries-built transport helicopters in its inventory with a further 31 on order according […]

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All at sea: MRH-90 takes to the waves

Pictured aboard HMAS Choules earlier in April is this Australian Army Aviation Corps MRH-90  helicopter with, the picture caption reads, “lashings fitted and engines still running on the flight deck off the coast of Sydney, NSW”. Australia has 15 of the NH Industries-built transport helicopters in its inventory with a further 31 on order according […]

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Sad scenes in Berlin

An image here from Rex Features of the fatal helicopter crash on 21 March in Berlin. One pilot was killed after the collision between a Eurocopter EC155 Dauphin and an AS332 Super Puma. The Daily Mail has a large collection of images here and also confirms its Nazi obsession with an in-no-way-in-bad-taste backgrounder on the history of […]

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Would you argue with him?

Lovely picture on our AirSpace gallery from user sunshine band of this US Army Boeing MH-47 Chinook in Afghanistan. Thank him also for the title above. According to Flightglobal’s World Air Forces directory, the US Army has a fleet of 72 of the attack helicopters. User Sunshine Band on flightglobal.com/AirSpace

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So, that EC175 launch customer…

Eurocopter has embarked on a US tour of its in-development EC175 all-singing, all-dancing super medium helicopter ahead of Heli-Expo next week. So far it has racked up 29 orders for the type, but has yet to net Bristow Helicopters as a customer. As the aircraft – the first production example – is clearly in Bristow […]

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