Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., May 11, 2010 - History - 400 pages
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Apache is the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside the cockpit of the world’s most dangerous war machine. A firsthand account of the exhilaration and ferocity of war, Apache chronicles a rescue mission involving a stranded soldier in Afghanistan in 2007.
Ed Macy had always dreamed of a career in the army, so when the British Army Air Corps launched its attack helicopter program, Ed bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up to fly the Apache—the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world and the toughest to fly.
In 2007, Ed’s Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Ed and his team know they are the Army’s only hope of bringing him back alive. Apache is Macy’s story—an adrenalin-fueled account of one of the most daring actions of modern wartime, and a tale of courage, danger, and comradeship you won’t be able to put down.
 

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I have always had an avid interest in aviation, but most recently combat helicopters. I spent many years as a flight attendant and was able to pick the brains of some of our pilots; many of whom were ... Read full review

Apache: inside the cockpit of the world's most deadly fighting machine

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Macy, now retired from the British army, spent an active tour in Afghanistan's Helmand Province flying Apache helicopter combat sorties in support of the NATO ground mission there. He loved the work ... Read full review

Contents

Deja Vu
11
Riding the Dragon
24
Handover
42
Back in the Hot Seat
70
Alice Trigger FOG and Rocco
92
Arnheim Calling
112
A Matter of Time
127
Op Glacier Begins
143
Op Glacier 2 The Jugroom Fort
238
Finding Mathew Ford
251
Give Me Four Volunteers
266
Into The Lions Mouth
284
The Wrong Wall
302
Escaping Jugroom Fort
310
In Command The Verdict
325
Epilogue
341

The Bobs and SteveO
162
Merry Christmas
181
Ready to Go Noisy
194
Op Glacier 1 Koshtay
206
A Good Nights Work
226
Glossary of Terms
356
Acknowledgements
366
Index
367
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About the author (2010)

ED MACY left the British Army in January 2008, after twenty-three years’ service. He had amassed a total of 3,930 helicopter flying hours, 645 of them inside an Apache. Ed was awarded the military cross for his courage during the Jugroom Fort rescue—one of the first ever in Army Air Corps history. Apache is his first book.

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