Whilst treating visitors to heart stopping aerobatic manoeuvres, the team will also be demonstrating the might of the helicopter’s fire power. In a series of simulated air to ground missile attacks using the aptly named Hellfire missiles, rockets and a 30mm chain gun, this display is not for the faint hearted as it culminates in fire balls and explosions!
The team will also be demonstrating the helicopter’s ability to high hover, twist, pedal turn and wingover tied together with fast action flypasts. Drawn from a pool of suitably qualified and experienced, operationally ready, Apache aircrew and ground crew, the team is not on permanent assignment like other display teams and uses aircraft drawn from the operational Apache Squadrons.
Jamie McAllister, Event Director comments: “This is an explosive display that not only demonstrates the incredible skills of the pilots but also the capabilities of the helicopter and its fire power! It’s definitely a thrilling addition to the Wings & Wheels airshow line-up.”