PICTURE: Egypt’s scary helicopter operations

There were some stunning images coming out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square earlier this week, as the Egyptian military stepped up its intervention against the now-ousted President Mohammed Morsi.



First there was a crowd-pleasing flypast with a formation of flag-carrying Gazelles, and then an D-model Apache strutted its stuff over the capital as the generals looked to underline their intentions.


But the strangely beautiful Rex Features image below of an Mi-8/17 stood out for me as highlighting the challenge facing any helicopter pilot flying over the square at the height of the protests: if the hundreds of annoying green hand-held lasers being pointed at your cockpit don’t put you off, then a firework’s probably going to get you.


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Fly safe everywhere this weekend, folks.

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One Response to PICTURE: Egypt’s scary helicopter operations

  1. Heli Operations 14 October, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    A great post and images thank you for sharing.

    Here at Heli Operations we work closely with the world’s largest helicopter operators, providing crews, equipment, training and support to specialist operations in the maritime environment and the challenging search and rescue role.

    We echo your message of safe flying to all and look forward to reading future posts. Our very best wishes to you all.

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