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How Apache pilots say thank you

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Published on Mar 23, 2010

U.S. Army Apache pilots say "thank you" to their crew chiefs by giving them a ride in the air.

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Joshua Smith
They should fly mechanics right after major fixes. This provide accountability that the job was well done. If not the mechanic may die with the pilot.
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BloodofPatriots
Got the same experience backseat of a F-14. First thing the pilot said to me was "Did you know it takes a college education to fly one of these but you don't even need a high school diploma to fix it?" Then he laughed like a devil and did a maneuver that caused my stomach to turn inside out. Tomcat drivers are bastards. LOL
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Thunder Nugget
Once there was a young bald eagle sitting on a branch in my back yard. I walked up to it slowly and gently petted it. It screamed at me, and flew off leaving a big plop of red, white, and blue bird shit on the branch. I swear to God, I've been laughing about it for 18 years.
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Eduard Crisan
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Beachnative42
This should be a standard practice for anyone who serves and works on any aircraft. I worked at a yacht manufacturer and was given a ride on one. What a change in my thinking! Our pilots need every advantage they can get including maintenance by someone who has had that experience and remembers it!
terilynn wells
BLACKHAWK'S BETTER   NOTHING  BUT NOTHING BEATS THE HUEY
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bicanroman
thanx for a ride but I like case of beer at least 😁
DSLeicester
Americans still trying so hard to be as skilled as their British allies.
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Venoxide Gaming
Why so many downvotes?
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Ryan Taylor
I'm all for Motivation Rides, but IN A WAR ZONE, what happens when someone takes a shot at them and the gunner is back at the FOB drinking a latte'? NO BUENO!
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