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

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

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by Ed Macy
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802144782
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
718,853
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Aviationgal More than 1 year ago
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 former military. Some of the stories I heard ranged from absolutely hilarious to heartbreaking. The constant in all these stories was the courage and selfless acts of these aviators; no matter the type of equipment flown. This book reflects that. Even if you are not an aviation enthusiast, you will enjoy the book simply because it is well written and entertaining. It tells the story from the British point of view, so you will notice the difference in some spelling and the use of the metric system. There is a glossary at the back of the book that clarifies some terms. You will find subtle humor (i.e. Rocco), as well as edge of your seat reading. It includes pictures of the men and WOMAN attached to Macy's squadron. I wholeheartedly recommend this book. You will be glad you bought it.
Southern_Aviator More than 1 year ago
Ed Macy truly conveys what modern warfare is from the seat of one of the world's deadliest attack helicopters. Macy shares in his book the intricacies of modern helicopter warfare, in a new and true way. Instead of focusing either on the ground or the air war, he mixes the close relationship that exist between the two, from living on the front lines, to operating during various operations. The heroism that he and the fellow men and women from 656 Squadron displayed during their tour, most notably on the daring raid on "The Jugroom Fort" to retrieve the fallen Lance Corporal Matthew Ford of the Royal Marines, is nothing short of heroic. This book is also an interesting read due to the fact that it is written from another perspective, that of a British soldier in the current war. It is insightful to learn what others truly think of the current state of world affairs. This book is indespensable to those who love helicopters. I applaude and salute Mr. Macy and the rest of 656 for their actions, even if I am a Yank.
Bob46 More than 1 year ago
Great book, couldn't put it down. Sometimes I had difficulty following who was who and doing what but other wise well worth the read.
wadman1 More than 1 year ago
As a CH47 Helicopter Repairman from the Vietnam War Period this book has opened my eyes as to the capabilities of the Apache Helicopter. This book lets the reader see a helicopter wing from the inside during deployment in the hotbed of Afganistan. A must read for all the "rotor-heads" out there!
Tigerjuice More than 1 year ago
This was a super book. It brought you right into the cockpit and showed all of us what an apex predator this machine/man combination really is. Buy it, and read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Told by badass British Apache pilot Ed Macy, this book is super easy to read but loaded with detail. It sounds honest, and heartfelt "ugly's" relentless drive to protect their own no matter the cost is inspiring. Of the dozens of soldier's books I've read this is probably my favorite. Great job Mr. Macy and from across the pond thank you for serving.
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