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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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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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
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thanx for a ride but I like case of beer at least 😁
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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