Prince back from USA

EX Crimson Eagle''''Capt Wales in his his Apache about to go out on a mission.''''Ex Crimson Eagle is the final conversion training for Army Air Corps Apache pilots, the first part takes place in Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California before moving to Gila Bend in Arizona for the live firing phase. This is because the terrain here is very similar to that of Afghanistan, making it extremely realistic and demanding for the pilots.''''The pilots which include Capt Wales (Prince Harry) have under over 12 months training to get to this point. where the now face 2 and a half months of tactics, flying and live firing to qualify them for operations.
EX Crimson Eagle''''Capt Wales in his his Apache about to go out on a mission.''''Ex Crimson Eagle is the final conversion training for Army Air Corps Apache pilots, the first part takes place in Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California before moving to Gila Bend in Arizona for the live firing phase. This is because the terrain here is very similar to that of Afghanistan, making it extremely realistic and demanding for the pilots.''''The pilots which include Capt Wales (Prince Harry) have under over 12 months training to get to this point. where the now face 2 and a half months of tactics, flying and live firing to qualify them for operations.

PRINCE Harry is back at Wattisham for the final phase of his Apache attack helicopter pilot training.

The prince, formally known as Captain Wales, and fellow pilots returned last week from Exercise Crimson Eagle, ‘a challenging two-month exercise’ at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, and Gila Bend Auxiliary Air Force Base, Arizona.

The exercise included judgemental training and live firing of all the aircraft’s weapons systems in ‘realistic tactical scenarios’.

The training areas’ terrain is like Afghanistan’s and all students had to prove proficiency in handling the aircraft in mountainous and desert conditions, including dust landings and limited engine power training, by day and night.